Official Mobile Apps

ALA Conference App

We hope you'll make the most of the multi-functional Conference App as you plan your schedule - and while you're onsite.

With the app you can:

  • Create a personal schedule by starring the sessions you plan to attend,

  • message other app users,

  • view exhibitor information,

  • receive alerts & updates for the conference,

  • draw on presentation slides, highlight text, and take notes when presentations are available,

  • access supplementary resources,

  • and more!

To find the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting App, download the new ALA Container App from the Apple App Store, or in the Google Play store by searching "ALA Mobile Conference App", or use the links below.

Once you have the Container App installed, select "2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting" from the list of ALA Conference Apps.


Options for downloading the ALA Mobile Conference App:

Install the free App and download conference materials to your device

For more information, view the PDF:

Note: For iOS devices you will need iOS 8.0 or higher - and for Android devices you will need Android 4.0.2 or higher.


Sign in to the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting App

Conference Attendees: To start using the App, select “Attendees” and enter your username (your registration email) and badge ID (your registration number).

Exhibit Only Pass Holders:  To start using the App, select “Exhibits Only”, enter your first and last name, and your email address to create an account.

If you experience difficulty using the App or accessing handouts via the desktop/laptop website, please contact CadmiumCD at

NEW! My Book Tote

My Book Tote | The ALA Book App for Readers

The My Book Tote App from the American Library Association provides an easy way to keep track and save titles of interest while perusing the exhibits at the ALA Conference. Use the built-in auto scanner to create book lists and share your choices with colleagues, friends, book clubs, or on Twitter & Facebook.

For more information, and to download My Book Tote, click the tile on the 2018 Midwinter Meeting Mobile App, or download the free App on Google Play, or Apple App Store.

Powered by Combined Book Exhibit—Combined Book Exhibit is a collective exhibit of books and other materials from hundreds of publishers. Visit them in booth 922, to learn about the many affiliated companies, such as and American Collective Stand.

BluuBeam - ALA Midwinter Meeting Official iBeacon Provider

BluuBeam Logo


BluuBeam can be found throughout the Midwinter Meeting, offering relevant information right on your smartphone. Receive:

  • links to slides and handouts for programs and sessions, such as News You Can Use (to use onsite, or save for later),
  • necessary information from places like the ALA Store, ALA Lounge, and the Networking Uncommons when you visit their spaces, and
  • links to your favorite sessions.

BluuBeam is a turnkey proximity triggered messaging service offered to libraries to inform patrons about things that may interest them based on their location within the library. BluuBeam also seeks to give libraries a way to increase awareness within their community by leveraging their own network. To learn more, visit