Who Attends?

Your exhibit can become a valuable part of the meeting experience for more than 8,000 library leaders.

Type of Library:

  • College/University  44%
  • Public  36%
  • Elementary/Secondary School  5%
  • State/Government Agencies  4%
  • Library Network  3%
  • Consortium  2%
  • Special/Medical/Law/Corporate  2%
  • Other  4% 

Overall, 92% of the attendees are a buying influence for at least one of the products and services exhibited at the Midwinter Meeting.

Midwinter Attendees play a role in the purchase of products and services exhibited:

  • AV Equipment & Materials  25%
  • Binding Services  14% 
  • Books/Periodicals/ Documents  82%
  • CD-ROM Products  37% 
  • Computer Hardware  35% 
  • Computer Software  59% 
  • Data-Retrieval Systems  42%
  • Database Services  74%
  • Electronic Document Delivery  47% 
  • Furniture/Shelving  38%
  • Integrated Information Systems  48% 
  • Library Automation  59%
  • Online Services  72%
  • PDAS/Wireless Communication Devices  24% 
  • Photocopying Equipment  20% 
  • Preservation Materials  24% 
  • Security Systems  29% 
  • Storage Systems  27% 
  • Subscription Services  31%
  • Training  29%

Midwinter attendees search for the products and services that will make them more productive in their workplace. A percentage of the attendees would like to see more of the following products exhibited:

  • Adult Books  18%
  • Building Services (Architects/Movers/Security Systems)  27%
  • Business Information  26%
  • Computer Hardware  26% 
  • Computer Software  36%
  • Furniture/Shelving  22% 
  • International Publishers  21%
  • Office Equipment  17%
  • Web Products  61%

Total Operating Expenditures:

  • Less than $500,000  9%
  • $500,000 - $999,999  8%
  • $1 mil - $1,999,999  14%
  • $2 mil - $4,999,999 18%
  • $5 mil - $10 mil  22%
  • more than $10 mil  27%