To choose your day/time at either the Membership Pavillion or the Info Desk in Registration, go to the Ambassador Schedules page.
About the Ambassadors
ALA Ambassadors is a volunteer program in which long-time attendees enroll to help make first-time attendees at Annual Conference feel more welcome and get more out of their conference-going experience.
Ambassadors will be paired up with first-timers by email. Ambassadors will receive names and contact information of first-timers, along with a template for a welcome email and tips for customizing it to your interest and personality. We will also ask you to schedule your 1-hour time slot at the Welcome Desk at the Membership Pavilion. The number of individuals you will be asked to contact will depend on the number of first-timers who register for the service, but will not exceed a 1-hour commitment.
If you have questions about the program or wish to be an ALA Ambassador, please email Ron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For First-Time Attendees
ALA wants your first Annual Conference to be extraordinary, so when you register, be sure to check: I am a first time registrant of the ALA Annual Conference. You will automatically be signed-up to receive a personal welcome from an ALA Ambassador – an ALA member who is a long-time conference-goer. ALA Ambassadors help you make connections to programs, people and places before conference so that your time there can be well spent. Ask the questions YOU need answered before you go. And at conference, ALA Ambassadors can be identified by their Name Tags – stop anyone anytime in the halls to ask.