Implementation Reports

White Paper on the Future of the Midwinter Meeting

The combination of technological advances and economic stress has caused many members to question the way in which ALA groups accomplish work. ALA groups have already begun to redefine “participation” and have pioneered new ways of working together. In 2008, Council made critical policy changes that recognize and enable new ways of working together and “meeting”.

All these changes have raised questions about the role of the Midwinter Meeting.

The attached “white paper” looks at Midwinter, examines current practices and emerging patterns, and suggests a vision for the future. It is intended to serve as a basis for discussion and suggest some directions for exploration and development.