The 2018 ALA Conference Comes to New Orleans

The 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Conference, which will take place in the beautiful and historic city of New Orleans from June 21-26, is a big event for the library world. This year’s conference will be a star-studded one. Speakers include former first lady Michelle Obama and actresses Sally Field and Viola Davis, among many other notables. All will be there to support the mission of libraries around the world in helping more people have access to books, information and valuable resources to enrich their lives.

The ALA, based out of Chicago, is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Since 1876, the ALA has committed themselves to improving library and information services to the general public. The ALA’s continuing mission is to expand learning and provide equitable access to information services to people in the United States and around the world. In today’s uncertain political and economic climate, libraries provide a valuable service to the community, allowing people free access to information and other important resources. The association’s annual conference plays a big part in accomplishing that mission.

One part of library operations that often doesn’t get talked about enough is the logistics behind transporting books and other media between libraries. Though it’s sometimes overlooked, it is extremely vital to library courier programs, which ensure that books and other materials get into the hands of the people who need them.

Library Distribution Solutions

For big and small library networks, Expak can manage all the ins and outs of shipping between library branches, plus direct shipping for inter-library loan (ILL) programs for libraries that want to share with adjacent networks.

As part of our library courier programs Expak currently services public, private and academic libraries across the US. For all of these different types of libraries, we offer delivery services for branch locations, also providing proprietary software that enables libraries to have complete visibility of where their material is. For library networks that need a delivery solution, Expak can often improve their delivery systems and get materials to patrons faster.

Expak’s comprehensive logistics solutions are what makes us the leading library courier services provider in the U.S. We provide simple, straightforward pricing, easy-to-use software and stellar customer service—streamlining the process so that library employees can get back to their jobs.

Expak hopes to continue improving their service to libraries around the country while also helping to expand the ALA’s mission of free access to learning and information for all. Here at Expak, we are always trying to strengthen our logistics programs, embracing new technologies and methods and staying on the cutting-edge of what’s going on in the field.

If you’re a library looking for a delivery solution, Expak would love to help. Please contact us to find out how we can offer you a low cost solution that will improve your courier program while also fitting within your budget.