More than 6,000 librarians visited Philadelphia March 13–17 for the Public Library Association National Conference. Below are some images from the four days of speakers, sessions, exhibits, special dinners, and networking opportunities. All photos by Paul Coker.
Author Sarah Vowell discusses how she uses primary source materials found in libraries and archives in her research, as well as the sublime joy she discovered as a child when her family moved to a town with both a library and sidewalks.
Author Luis Alberto Urrea speaks to American Libraries about how libraries helped him to build his career and about why people who don’t use libraries should. More ALA videos at americanlibrariesmagazine.org/al_focus.