November 27, 2015

ALA Midwinter 2012: ALA Reports Slight Dip in Advance Registration for Midwinter

The American Library Association (ALA) is reporting a slight drop in advance registration for its midwinter conference that begins Friday in Dallas.

As of January 13, the number of advance registrants stood at 4,823, down from 5,180 at the same point last year. ALA also reports that it has 3,269 exhibitor personnel registered from 430 exhibiting organizations. The exhibition space occupies 82,000 square feet.

ALA’s overall membership has shrunk over the past year to 59,824 as of November 30, 2011. This compares to 61,479 a year earlier.

Michael Kelley About Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley ( is the former Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal.

Craft Exceptional Digital Experiences for Your Users
Digital UX LJ and ER&L present an exceptional roster of library and user experience (UX) experts for our newest online course, Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library. During this 5-week online workshop, you will explore why UX matters, and how to sell user-centered design (UCD) to leadership within your organization. Whether you want to redesign your website, revamp your user interface, create a new discovery tool, implement e-resources, or develop a mobile app—you’ll have a tangible product by the end of the course.


  1. It is inevitable that attendance as well as ALA membership will shrink. This is no doubt why their membership director left recently.