Midwinter Meeting

ALA Midwinter Meeting logoALCTS is pleased to present the following Midwinter events. 

NOTE: A Midwinter Meeting registration is NOT required to register for an ALCTS Symposium.

ALCTS Midwinter Symposia

Re-envisioning “Technical Services” to Transform Libraries: Identifying Leadership and Talent Management Practices

Friday, January 8, 2016  |  8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.  |  event code ALC2

Join your colleagues to explore how libraries can recruit and cultivate staff who can serve as both leaders and contributors and provide insight into talent management, including identifying and nurturing leaders; succession planning; promoting diversity; and connecting staff with the best training options throughout their careers.  |  MORE

Strategize Me! Personal Career Planning

Friday, January 8, 2016  |  8:00 a.m.12 noon  |  event code ALC1

We participate in strategic planning to chart our organization’s future, but how often in our personal careers do we stop and examine where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going? This engaging half-day workshop invites participants to explore ways to energize their career paths by giving them tools, ideas, and a renewed sense of focus.  |  MORE


NEDCC is hosting a tour of their facilities on January 8, 2016, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting. NEDCC staff will provide a guided tour of the Paper and Photograph Conservation Laboratory, the Book Conservation Laboratory, and the Digital Imaging and Audio Preservation Studios. Space is limited.  |  MORE

ALCTSfest reception at Midwinter

ALCTSfest: A MidConference Gathering

Good friends, good food, your favorite libation. The annual ALCTSFest (uh-lex fest) is that mid-conference break you need to catch up with your colleagues for lively conversation and a good time. Cash bar is provided.  ALCTSfest is generously sponsored by YBP Library Services.

Saturday 6–8 p.m., Renaissance Waterfront, Atlantic Junior Ballroom

Midwinter Games 2016

Get in the spirit and test your ALCTS knowledge with the ALCTS Trivia Contest, starting January 14. And while you're in Boston, have even more fun by participating in the ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt!

ALCTS Trivia Contest

From Wednesday, January 4 through Friday, January 7, ALCTS will post one trivia question per day at 2 p.m. EST to both Twitter and Facebook. You have until midnight EST to follow the question link to a Google Form and submit your answer.  |  MORE

ALCTS Photo Scavenger Hunt

From Saturday, January 8 through Monday, January 11, score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you at Midwinter in Boston. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, city landmarks, and even fellow ALA-ers are on the photo list. Score the most points and you can win one of our collection of fabulous prizes.  |  MORE

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