Preregistration form - ALA free pass program

Submission deadline: September 6th, 2020

The ALA-FIL Free Pass program is available to all ALA-member acquisition or selection librarians, in particular those involved in Latin American collection development.

ALA-FIL Free Pass program will provide:

  • $100 USD contribution for airfare, courtesy of ALA.
  • FIL 2020 registration fee
  • Additional $100 USD or $1800 Mexican pesos reimbursement towards airfare costs, courtesy of FIL (for the first 100 registrations who send their purchased ticket BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30th)
  • ALA-FIL Gala Dinner (provided by the sponsorship of publishers and distributors)

Applicants to the Free Pass Program must be personal and current members of ALA. For ALA membership information, please contact: ALA International Relations Office, Delin Guerra by tel.: 1-800-545-2433, ext. 3201, e-mail:

Places are limited and subject to availability. FIL will confirm your support in writing. If you don’t receive this, contact us by e-mail

Personal information

Your library is

Please specify the type of the Hispanic community in your area

Please specify the budget you are authorized to spend annually for the purchase of Spanish language books

Please specify the Mexican and Latin American publishing companies you already work with

Please specify the Latin American and U.S. distributors you already work with

Hotel accommodations

Arrival date


This person must be an ALA-FIL Free Pass Program selected librarian. If this person does not subscribe on time or cancels his/hers participation, FIL will assign a roommate.

Hotel regulations demand that your stay be guaranteed with a credit card, even if FIL covers three nights.

Credit card (select an option)


The information requested below is optional, and will be used for statistical purposes only and to send a letter to your supervisor, if desired. It will not affect the consideration of your application in any way.

I am applying to the ALA-FIL Free Pass Program and I certify that the above information is true and correct.
As a participant in the ALA-FIL Free Pass Program, I understand that ALA is facilitating the trip by contributing $100 USD as an accommodation to me and the other participants and I agree to waive and hold ALA and its agents harmless against any and all liability, damages, claims, costs or expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred as a result of or in connection with my participation in the Guadalajara International Book Fair.
In addition, I am aware of the FIL's privacy policies.