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The ALA Midwinter and Annual Conference: How Chapters Participate

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.

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Planning to Attend the ALA Midwinter Meeting and/or Annual Conference?

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Affiliates and Chapter Planning Calendar

ALA's Affiliates Conference & Event Planning Calendar is now online as Affiliate and Chapter Planning Calendar. To include your ALA Chapter, ALA Affiliates, and Division Conferences, Institutes, or Workshops in this calendar, please contact Don Wood, Chapter Relations Office, with names, titles, URLs, dates, and locations. Report additions or errors to Don Wood. It is highly appreciated when the subject line contains the word calendar.

ALA Midwinter Meeting

Denver, CO, February 9–February 13, 2018

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ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Saturday, February 10, and Monday, February 12

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 711

Friday, February 9, 2018

Chapter Leaders Forum (Event Code CRC1), 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Location: Hyatt, Mineral Hall B/C

Register for the Chapter Leaders Forum (CLF) presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting in Denver, CO. CLF is scheduled on Friday, February 9, 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. The forum is a separate ticketed event. Registration is $80 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch.

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for you, as Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders), to meet together and discuss topics of interest. The forum provides a full agenda on a variety of topics to help prepare you to lead your association. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas. Includes a full lunch. Please enter code CRC1 on your registration form to add this forum.

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. Event Code: CRC1.

Please Note: If you need to make an edit or addition to your registration or housing, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 855-326-8344 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Tickets are not available on site; registration for this event is closed on December 23. If you wish to register for this event after the closing date, please contact Don Wood. If the maximum number of registrants allowed to attend (70) has not been reached, you will be invoiced. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Wood.

Select Chapter Leader Forum Documents and Links takes you either to selected documents distributed at past forums, or to the online resources. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas (2001-).

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Council Orientation Session, 8:00–10:30 a.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Mile High 1C

Sunday, February 11, 2018

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:00–11:30 a.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 204

Money Smart Week: Help Consumers of All Ages Improve Their Financial Literacy, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Room 703

In 2017, 1,000 plus public, academic, school, and even prison libraries in 50 states participated in Money Smart Week. Learn how your library and your state can participate in Money Smart Week, April 21-28, 2018! This national initiative from ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago helps consumers of all ages improve their financial literacy. All types of libraries can participate. Learn about partnership opportunities, resources, and programming ideas.

Chapter Councilors Forum, 12:30–2:00 p.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 302

Monday, February 12, 2018

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: Colorado Convention Center, Room 711

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Midwinter Meeting

Friday, February 9, 2018

Exhibits Open / All Conference Reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m., See ALA Exhibit Information.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 4:00–5:00 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

ALA Presidential and Treasurer Candidates' Forum, 4:30–5:30 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

Council Reception, 7:00–8:00 p.m., HYATT, Capitol BallRm 1

Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., HYATT, Capitol BallRm 4

Sunday, February 11, 2018

ALA Council I, 8:30–10:30 a.m., Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

ALA-APA Council Session, 10:30–11:00 a.m., Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., HYATT, Capitol BallRm 4

ALA President's Program, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Mile High BallRm 2 & 3

Monday, February 12, 2018

ALA Council II, 10am–12:00 noon, Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

Executive Board Candidates Forum, 12:15–1:15 p.m., Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

Council Forum III, 8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m., HYATT, Capitol BallRm 4

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ALA Council III, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Colorado Convention Center, Four Seasons, Ballrm 3 & 4

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ALA Annual Conference

New Orleans, LA, June 21–June 26, 2018

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ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Saturday, June 23, and Monday, June 25

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 25, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Chapters-Related Meetings and Events at the Annual Conference:

Note: Beginning 2018, Midwinter Meeting Chapter Leader Forums will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and beginning 2018, Annual Conference Chapter Leader Forums will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Note the time: 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Chapter Leaders Forum (Event Code ALA1), 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m., TBA

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas. Please enter code  ALA1 on your registration form to add this forum.

The forum is a separate ticketed event at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference. Registration is $75 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch. Event Code: ALA1.

Please Note: If you need to make an edit or addition to your registration or housing, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 855-326-8344 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Tickets are not available on site; registration for this event is closed on June 17. If you wish to register for this event after the closing date, please contact Don Wood. If the maximum number of registrants allowed to attend (40) has not been reached, you will be invoiced. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Wood.

Select Chapter Leaders Forum Documents and Links takes you either to selected documents distributed at past forums, or to the online resources. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas (2001-).

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 23, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Sunday, June 24, 2018

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:30–Noon, TBA

Chapter Councilors Forum, 12:30–2:00 p.m., TBA

The Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Councilors agreed the Chapter Councilors Forum should meet prior to--not after--the Chapter Relations Committee II meeting.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 25, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference

Friday, June 22, 2018

Opening General Session, 4-5:15pm, TBA

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Council Orientation Session, 8:00–10:30 a.m. Council Orientation Session for New and Re-Elected Councilors, all councilors are invited to attend this meeting, TBA

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

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

ALA Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Sunday, June 24, 2018

ALA Council I, 8:30–11:00 a.m., TBA

ALA President’s Program, 3:30-4:30 pm, TBA

ALA Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Monday, June 25, 2018

ALA Council II, 8:30 am–11:30 a.m., TBA

Council Forum III, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ALA Council III, 7:30 am–9:30 am, TBA

Closing General Session, (featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton), 10:00-11:30am, TBA

Inaugural Celebration/Brunch, 11:45am-2:00 pm, TBA