March 26-28, 2019 | Arlington, VA
Hyatt Regency Crystal City

The World’s Leading Library Technology and Innovation Conference

Computers in Libraries provides a unique, annual opportunity for library and information professionals from all over the world to gather together and discuss the myriad of ways technology continues to impact libraries and the people who use them. Join more than 1,000 of your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the technologies and people that are shaping the future of libraries.

At Computers in Libraries you’ll hear the innovative approaches that the world’s leading libraries are deploying in all types of settings. We’ll delve deep into library successes and strategies with User Engagement in the Digital Age. We’ll examine models, transformational technologies, creative processes, innovative practices and customer-delighting programs that are having strong and long-lasting impacts on our communities, the world, and the people in them. No matter what your job role, or what type of library or organization, you’ll find that all of the bases are covered at Computers in Libraries.

You can expect to leave Computers in Libraries with new friends and professional allies and actionable advice and tactics for moving your organization forward. Join us in March in Arlington, VA for this career- and organization-changing opportunity.

Top Reasons to Attend

Computers in Libraries has been the number one gathering place for information professionals for more than three decades. Over the past 35 years, attendees, speakers, and sponsors at Computers in Libraries have met once a year to help build, develop, and educate a market. Computers in Libraries continues to be the place to network with your peers and learn from the leaders and innovators in the field. Whether you are from an academic, public, special, school, or government library, you’ll find your niche at Computers in Libraries.

1100+ attendees

Discover the insights, strategies and practices that allow us to push the envelope in expanding the net, managing libraries and digital information, and enhancing the information sharing and learning experience of people in our communities. Network with your peers during interactive events, including special evening programs, receptions, and dine-arounds, and connect on social media before, during, and after the conference.

150+ speakers

Meet and hear from the leaders in the information industry in all types of environments — they are integrating content and delighting their clients, organizing and managing digital content in creative ways, setting the context for excellence in information utilization in their organizations, revolutionizing the roles of info pros, building strong collaborative communities among their customers and colleagues, and using new technologies in exciting ways.

50+ solutions

Gain access to leading-edge companies in the exhibit hall offering vistors a choice of products covering all aspects of library technology, including web-based products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery services, internet software tools, content suppliers, search services, and more.

Who Should Attend

Computers in Libraries is the leading technology conference for library and information professionals, and is focused on giving you practical information and training to apply immediately in your organization. It is a must attend for:

  • Academic, public, corporate, government, special, and school librarians
  • Library directors and executives
  • Information managers
  • Technical managers
  • Researchers
  • System professionals
  • Content managers
  • Information architects and specialists

Tracks & Special Events

WebSearch University

Search experts share their ideas and expertise during this full-day workshop. Come away with a new attitude and new resources and tools for more effective and strategic searching.

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Internet@Schools

Join us for Internet@Schools, our dedicated two-day track for K-12 professionals focused on the latest ed tech and school library technology trends, tools, and issues.

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Library Leaders Summit Logo

The only conference designed specifically for library directors, CEOs, and CIOs of academic, public, government, and special libraries. The Library Leaders Summit is an intimate forum to problem-solve, discuss, reflect, and network with colleagues.

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CIL Exhibition

Leading-edge companies offering visitors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology will be on display in the Computers in Libraries 2019 exhibit hall. Meet with experts to find the solutions you need for your library or organization.

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"Computers in Libraries is always a terrific conference. I learn so much that I can apply to my job and the networking opportunities are great! The keynote speakers were interesting and motivating. I left the conference feeling re-invigorated about my job and about being a librarian."
- Jennifer Klang, US Dept. of the Interior Library

"The exhibit hall seemed especially dynamic this year! I learned so much about timely, cutting-edge issues from the real thought leaders of our industry. I returned to my organization with renewed energy and enthusiasm and with an action plan I am ready to implement!"
- Amy Affelt, Compass Lexecon

"It was a great conference. I like that there is ample opportunity to network as well as great session content that covers a variety of subjects. It's always been one of my favorite conferences to attend. "
- Shannon Blosser, Massanutten Regional Library

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