Getting Together | August 2019

2020 Midwinter Registration Opens Next Month | Sacramento to Host Next Arbuthnot Lecture | Save the Date: 2020 ALSC Institute

Save the Date: 2020 Midwinter 

ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits - Jan 24-28, 2020 - PhiladelphiaEarly bird registration and housing for the 2020 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, will open Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Need to make your case to attend? Visit the Midwinter website for examples that show how you can be considered more valuable to your institution after attending an ALA conference. 

Make your plans to attend and...
be in the room as we cheer for the 2020 youth media award winners; 
participate in in-depth learning and educational sessions;
make new connections with colleagues from across the country.

For all the details as they become available, visit the ALA 2020 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits website.

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Sacramento to Host 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture 

Neil Gaiman - 2020 lecturerThe May Hill Arbuthnot committee selected Sacramento (California) Public Library to host the 2020 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Neil Gaiman, Newbery Medal-winning author and library advocate. 

The lecture will be held next spring and an announcement of the date and time will be made in the fall. Complimentary tickets will be available upon request by early next year. Watch the 2020 lecture webpage for details as they become available. 

Neil Gaiman, born in England, is a United States resident. His work has been honored with many awards internationally, including the Newbery Medal. He is credited with being one of the creators of modern comics, as well as an author whose work crosses genres and reaches audiences of all ages. Gaiman is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama and a vocal defender of the freedom to read.

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Save the Date: ALSC Institute 

ALSC National Institute Minneapolis -2020The ALSC 2020 National Institute will be held October 1-3, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

The Institute is everything you need in one place--programming, keynotes, networking, and much more. This intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, education and library school faculty members, and other interested adults.  

We hope to see you in Minneapolis!

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