The ALA Mobile Conference mobile application allows you to access the American Library Association's various annual conferences. Within the underlying event apps, users can access presentations, exhibitors, posters, and connect with other attendees. Users can also take notes adjacent available presentation slides and draw directly on slides inside the event apps.

What’s New

Version 1.9

-improved usability and minor bug fix

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
255 Ratings

255 Ratings

a VT librarian ,

Super useful, not too many glitches

The ability to save your own schedule and add other meeting times is great. Super useful and easy to use. So glad to have it! I can’t imagine doing all this with huge conference book.

Issues: map detail was too small to see easily (this may be especially so because of huge size of New Orleans conference center). Sometimes forced me to log in again (I almost remember my badge number). When I deleted an event from my calendar it would move my schedule to Friday every time, then I had to go back to the proper day.

Sireland82 ,

Needs improvement

I love having this on my phone. This time I didn’t even bother going through the massive book. However, it’s still very glitchy. Every time I tried to look at another day, it would flip back or shut down. I would also like some more features—if we could have categories like Exhibit Hall Stages, Signings, Sessions, and Meetings, we could then sort by those items to make things more manageable. The option to sort by location, like convention center, pop top stage, x hotel, etc would be nice. It would also be nice to be able to distinguish between what I want on my schedule and what sessions have presentations that I would like to look at later. I often review presentations I couldn’t attend, so it would be nice to keep those straight. Great idea, doing well, and I have no doubt it will improve with time.

AnnaMHolt ,

Better than lugging the physical book.

It was a wonderful tool to have in my pocket! There were only two times it did not load for me at the Annual Conference 2019. In those instances, I needed to shut down the app and reboot.
I am not sure how the messaging tool works though. I sent a few messages to people I wanted to network with, but I never saw where to access them once sent out. I also am not sure the recipients of those messages ever saw the messages.

Developer Response ,

Hi Anna,
We're glad that you had an overall good experience using the app! Regarding the messaging tool, if you send someone a message from the app users page that message will show up in the messages button on their home screen. You can also use the email feature from the app users page to send attendees an email if you aren't getting responses with the message feature!

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