Programming Librarian is pleased to present this guide to navigating the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in order for programming librarians to find ideas and inspiration for cultural programs and events that can be brought back to your library and shared with your community.

Programs for adult, youth, and family audiences build visibility for your library and enhance your ongoing commitment to lifelong learning and cultural engagement. Music programs, reading and discussion series, traveling exhibitions, author visits, poetry readings, science and technology demonstrations—all of these benefit the library and the community.

If you haven’t already registered for the ALA Annual Conference, don’t wait any longer! Visit the Conference website to find out more about registration and traveling to Anaheim. Advance registration closes on June 14, 2012. For programming ideas, tips and tools, visit Programming Librarian or sign up for our monthly newsletter.