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.

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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

The ALA Scheduler for ALA 2018 Midwinter Meeting will help you navigate MW with ease!

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: tba

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: tba

Friday, February 9, 2018

Chapter Leaders Forum (Event Code CRC1), 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Location: tba

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: tba

Note: Chapter Councilors, see also Sunday, February 11, Chapter Councilors Forum.

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: tba

Money Smart Week, TIME, DATE, AND LOCATION: TBA

In 2017 over 1000 libraries in 48 states participated in Money Smart Week. Come hear 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.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:00–11:30 a.m., Location: tba

Money Smart Week Discussion, 1:00-2:30 p.m., tba

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

Monday, February 12, 2018

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, February 12, 2018, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: tba

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., Location: tba

ALA Presidential and Treasurer Candidates' Forum, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Location: tba

Council Reception, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Location: tba

Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Location: tba

Sunday, February 11, 2018

ALA Council I, 8:30–9:30 a.m., Location: tba

ALA-APA Council Session, 11:00–11:30 a.m., Location: tba

Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Location: tba

ALA President's Program, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Location: tba

Monday, February 12, 2018

ALA Council II, 10am–12:00 noon, Location: tba

Executive Board Candidates Forum, 12:15–1:15 p.m., Location: tba

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

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ALA Council III, 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Location: tba

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ALA Annual Conference

Chicago, IL, June 22–June 27, 2017

The ALA Scheduler for ALA 2017 Annual Conference will help you navigate MW with ease!

ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Saturday, June 24, and Monday, June 26

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Wacker, Columbus, G/H

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 26, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., McCormick, W475b

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 2017, Annual Conference Chapter Leader Forums will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Friday, June 23, 2017

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., Palmer House, Chicago Room

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-).

Financial Literacy in Public Libraries: A Report from ALA ORE and FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Friday, June 23, 1:00-2:30 p.m., McCormick Place in Room W194a

Learn more about the resources you can use to strengthen your staff’s knowledge of personal finance topics and build your library’s collections! This session, brought to you by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the ALA Office for Research & Evaluation, will explore opportunities for better assisting library staff and patrons on personal finance topics such as budgeting, banking, and financing college. The results of a national survey of public libraries will be discussed and a Personal Finance Resource LibGuide will be unveiled.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Wacker, Columbus G/H

Sunday, June 25, 2017

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:30–Noon, McCormick, W186b

Chapter Councilors Forum, 12:30–2:00 p.m., Palmer House, Monroe Ballroom

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

Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library? 1:00-2:30 p.m., McCormick, W194b

Co-sponsored by Chapter Relations Committee, RUSA, and United for Libraries.

What happens when a newspaper calls the library for a quote on a Saturday morning? Is it your Library Director or Trustee who answers an elected official's question about the library? In the event of a materials or programming challenge, who serves as the library's spokesperson? Stuff happens, whether you work for a public, academic, or school library. Are you ready in a crisis, whatever it may be? This program/discussion features panel of speakers from United for Libraries, RUSA, and Chapter Relations. Participants will use scenarios and role-playing, and learn how to prepare statements and a crisis communication plan for their libraries.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 27, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., McCormick, W475b

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference

Friday, June 23, 2017

Opening General Session, 4-5:15pm, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 3:00–4:30 p.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA Membership Meeting, 4:30–5:30 p.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hyatt, Columbus EF

Sunday, June 25, 2017

ALA Council I, 8:30–11:00 a.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA President’s Program, 3:30-4:30 pm, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hyatt, Columbus EF

Monday, June 26, 2017

ALA Council II, 8:30 am–11:30 a.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Council Forum III, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hyatt, Columbus EF

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ALA Council III, 7:30 am–9:30 am, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Closing General Session, (featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton), 10:00-11:30am, W375b/Skyline

Inaugural Celebration/Brunch, 11:45am-2:00 pm, McCormick, W193ab