Midwinter Meeting

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

Midwinter Games 2015

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

ALCTS Trivia Contest

From Wednesday, January 14 through Friday, January 23, 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 31 through Monday, February 2, score points by snapping photos of all the great people, places, and things going on around you at Midwinter in Chicago. Programs, meetings, booths, authors, Chicago 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

ALCTSfest: A MidConference Gathering

ALCTSfest reception at MidwinterGood friends, good food, your favorite libation. The first 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. Last chance to express your best wishes to retiring ALCTS Executive Director, Charles Wilt. First chance to welcome the new ALCTS Executive Director, Keri Cascio. ALCTS Fest is generously sponsored by YBP Library Services.

Saturday, January 31, 6–8 p.m., Swisshotel Vevey Room

ALCTS Virtual Midwinter Symposium

Turn Your Ideas into a Publication

This virtual symposium is comprised of three, live 90 minute sessions on January 12 - 14, 2015. Recordings will be available.  |  MORE

ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace

Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. The starting point for this symposium is the seminal article “Collection Directions: Some Reflections on the Future of Library Collections and Collecting” by Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, and Brian Lavoie (OCLC). The program explores strategies for selecting, acquiring and budgeting for new materials such as streaming media, unbundled content, and institutional open access models.  |  MORE