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Registration is Now Open for the Exchange

In May 2020, join ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA for an exciting and engaging virtual forum. Registration is now open!

  The Exchange: An ALCTS/LITA/LLAMA Collaboration brings together experiences, ideas, expertise, and individuals from the three ALA divisions. Broadly organized around the theme of “Building the Future Together,” the Exchange will examine the topic in relation to collections, leadership, technology, innovation, sustainability, and collaborations. Participants from diverse areas of librarianship will find the three days of presentations, panels, and lightning rounds both thought-provoking and highly relevant to their current and future career paths. The Exchange will engage a wide range of presenters and participants, facilitating enriching conversations and learning opportunities. Divisional members and non-members alike are encouraged to register and bring their questions, experiences, and perspectives to the events.

“Building on the rich educational traditions of the three divisions, the Exchange provides the opportunity to break down silos and explore synergies on dynamic topics across the overarching and daily themes,” states Kristin Martin, chair of the Exchange Working Group and ALCTS Past President. “The virtual environment, designed to be more than just a series of webinars, offers speakers and participants alike ways of interacting and engaging with each other without requiring the need for travel.”
Information about registration can be found on the Exchange website. Early-bird registration for this virtual event is $199 for ALCTS, LITA, and LLAMA individual members; $255 for ALA individual members; $289 for non-members; $79 for ALA student members; $475 for groups; and $795 for institutions. After March 1, 2020, registration rates will increase—please visit the event registration web page for full registration details.  

The three-day virtual event will feature the following themes and topics:

Day 1 (Monday, May 4) – Leadership and Change Management
Discover how people working in libraries are supporting their organizations through change, including identifying and overcoming barriers to success and managing change across the career life cycle.
Day 2 (Wednesday, May 6) – Continuity and Sustainability
Learn from your colleagues about how to create sustainable services, how to update data to current standards, and how to preserve legacy data and artifacts.  

Day 3 (Friday, May 8) – Collaborations and Cooperative Endeavors Find out how people working in libraries are developing cooperative endeavors around collections and technical services, governance and leadership, and technology.  

Sessions are from noon to 4 pm EDT. Attendees receive live presentation and access to content for a year.  

Interested in leading or contributing to a session? The Exchange Working Group is now accepting proposals. Learn more about the proposal submission process including submission criteria and how to submit.

Explore the Exchange. Connect with the Exchange on social media using #ALLexchange.