American Library Association (ALA)

Annual Conference and Exhibition

ALA Annual Conference: June 22-27, 2017

McCormick Place | Chicago, Illinois

We were excited to feature our range of solutions that help libraries connect, engage and evolve. Our self-service solutions – including the selfCheck™ 1000 and remoteLocker™ – greeted visitors at the front of the bibliotheca exhibit space. Guests throughout the weekend enjoyed demos on the flex AMH™ return and sorting solutions from sales reps from across the country. As a great outreach tool, cloudLibrary™ impressed show-goers as they passed by the bibliotheca booth. Our newest, most reliable security detection solutions were on display – including the Tattle-Tape gate™ clear and bibliotheca RFID gate™ premium. Lastly, EM-equipped libraries received demos on the latest Tattle-Tape solutions.

Our Diversity Wall was a hit with many of the conference attendees. Celebrating diversity and borrowing the “All Are Welcome Here” campaign from Hennepin County Library, we received 325 library signatures on our wall, totaling a donation of $1,625 to the GLBT Round Table. This is an ALA Annual tradition we are proud to continue in support of diversity and equal access for all.

Weren’t able to attend ALA this year? Click here to learn more about what you might have missed at the bibliotheca booth. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.



cloudLibrary™ ideaXchange: Saturday June 24, 2017

Hyatt McCormick Place | Chicago, Illinois

With more than thirty libraries in attendance, the cloudLibrary™ ideaXchange was an engaging, interactive session, filled with unique library stories, updates from the cloudLibrary team, two incredible librarian speakers, giveaways and much more.

Read more about the great speakers we will had at the event.

For more information on cloudLibrary™click here.



‘Open library’ panel session: Sunday, June 25, 2017

McCormick Place  | Chicago, Illinois

On Sunday morning, attendees discovered how ‘open libraries’ can enhance existing library services and increase user satisfaction. During the panel session, panelists Charles Pace, Lois Langer Thompson, Nancy Schram and moderator Meghan Davis discussed ‘open libraries’ in North America, evaluating different approaches, considering how to handle issues that may arise and learn how to get buy-in from key stakeholders..

For more information on the open+ by bibliotheca solution, click here.



House of Blues  |  Chicago, Illinois

Librarians from all over the country joined the bibliotheca crew and Penguin Random House Library Marketing team for a fun night at the House of Blues in Chicago. Authors, Melanie Benjamin and Elizabeth Berg spoke about how libraries have influenced their careers, highlights at ALA and much more. Guests received signed copies of their latest books. Special thanks to our partner, Penguin Random House, for helping us make this event a huge success year-after-year.