Select ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference Schedule for Chapters


The Chapter Relations Office not only helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout ALA but in doing so also helps maintain and improve the ALA and Chapters partnership. In addition to CRO, the interests of Chapters are represented within ALA by the Chapter Relations Committee (CRC), which meets each Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and serves as an advisory committee to the CRO. The Chapter Relations Committee was founded on January 11, 1967. The Chapter Relations Office was founded on June 28, 1979.

 The ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition June 20-25, 2019 in Washington D.C. Official Logo


Date and Time Meeting Description
Friday, June 21, 2019 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m

Better Networking for Disasters: Improving Participation and Coordination for Disaster Response and Recovery of Cultural Heritage, WCC, 201

Using last year’s hurricane season in Puerto Rico as a case study, this session will bring together individuals and organizations involved in disaster response and recovery of cultural heritage. It aims to explore ways to improve coordination and increase engagement of ALA members, in disaster response and recovery. Co-Sponsored: ALCTS, CRO. Read more

Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m

Chapter Leaders Forum Grand Hyatt, Declaration AB Room

Register for the Chapter Leaders Forum (CLF) presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference. The forum is a separate ticketed event at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference. Registration is $80 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch. Questions? Contact Mariel Colbert

Friday, June 21, 2019 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m

Financial Literacy: Free Resources for Librarians
Marriott Marquis, Scarlet Oak Room

At this session you will learn about several resources on a wide variety of financial topics available to help Americans become better managers of their personal finances. Speakers at this session come from non-profit, federal, state and local government organizations. Read More

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Chapter Relations Committee I 
Renaissance Washington D.C.
Mtg. Rm. 12,13,14

Saturday, June 22, 2019 1:00–2:00 p.m. Feds and Friends Free Financial Education Resources, WWC 140B Agencies and departments within the federal government have a wealth of free financial education resources for libraries of all types for all ages that cover the spectrum of financial education topics. And they are not the only ones. There are a number of not-profits that have wonderful websites full of tools, guides and other information for you. Read more.
Sunday, June 23, 2019 8:30–10:00 a.m., International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE)
Marriott Marquis, Supreme Court Room
International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE) is comprised of ALA Chapter Executive Directors and other Chapter leaders.

Sunday, June 23, 2019 12:30–2:00 p.m.

Chapter Councilors Forum
Conrad Washington, Conservatory Ballroom C

Monday, June 24, 2019 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Chapter Relations Committee II
Marriott Marquis, University of DC Room






























Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference

Friday, June 21, 2019

Opening General Session, 4-5:15 pm

Exhibits "Virtual Ribbon Cutting, 5:15 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Council Orientation Session, 8:00–11:00 a.m. Council Orientation Session for New and Re-Elected Councilors, all councilors are invited to attend this meeting,

Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 3:00–4:30 p.m.

ALA Membership Meeting, 4:30–5:30 p.m.

ALA Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

ALA Council I, 8:30–11:00 a.m.

ALA President’s Program, 3:30-4:30 pm

ALA Awards/President's Program Reception, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

ALA Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m.

Monday, June 24, 2019

ALA Council II, 8:30 am–11:30 a.m.

Council Forum III, 8:30–10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

ALA Council III, 7:45 am–9:45 am

Closing General Session, 10:00-11:30 am

Inaugural Celebration/Brunch, 11:45 am -1:30 pm