June 2019 was the last time we gathered in person for an ALA Conference, and it seems like a lifetime ago. When we attended
that conference in Washington, D.C., no one could have imagined the challenges that a global pandemic would bring to our lives and to our libraries.
We’re excited to be returning to Washington, D.C., for our first in-person conference in three years, where some things
will admittedly be different. There will be social distancing, vaccination, and mask requirements — all of which are
necessary to keep us safe. There will also be joyful reunions, celebrations of the work we’ve accomplished during the pandemic, and
lots of great opportunities to learn from each other.
Have a look at the education sessions in the
Preliminary Scheduler. Here are a few that I'm especially looking forward to: