The 2019 Midwinter Meeting will be held in Seattle, Washington, January 24-29, 2019.
Registration and housing are open. Visit the ALA Midwinter website for more information.
Don't miss these exciting events during Midwinter!
Leadership and ALSC
Saturday, January 26, 8:30 a.m. (PT)
Hyatt Regency Seattle, Columbia C (Lower Ballroom East A)
All interested conference attendees are welcome to attend this meeting that focuses on important issues and support of leadership within ALSC. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet ALSC priority group consultants, committee chairs, and the board of directors.
As part of this meeting, Debbie LeeKeenan, educator and diversity advocate, will present: “Anti-bias Education and Children’s Literature: Provoking Courageous Conversations.” Her talk will explore how librarians can foster anti-bias environments and spark discussions with children about equity, diversity, inclusion, race relations, and more.
News You Can Use Session
And the Survey Says…: Preliminary Results from the 2018 Young Children, New Media, and Libraries Survey of Technology Use in Today’s Libraries
Sunday, January 27, 8:30 a.m. (PT)
Washington State Convention Center, Room 618-620
ALSC’s first national survey of libraries and new media, administered in 2014, demonstrated a strong commitment among libraries to providing a range of technology for families with young children. An updated and expanded 2018 survey offers exciting results that provide compelling, widespread insights into this still largely uncharted and disparate landscape. Join us to learn about our preliminary findings and to discuss how your library is using new media in your programming. Speakers include: Claudia Haines, Youth Services Librarian, Homer (Alaska) Public Library; J. Elizabeth Mills, PhD Candidate, University of Washington; Kathleen Campana, Assistant Professor, Kent State (Ohio) University; and Marianne Martens, Assistant Professor, Kent State University.
ALA Youth Media Awards Announcements
Monday, January 28, 8 a.m. (PT)
Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom A-C
Sponsored by Baker & Taylor
Join us as we honor the most outstanding books, videos, and other materials produced for children and teens in 2018. The ALA Youth Media Awards include the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, among others, and guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Learn more about the YMAs.
Fans can follow 2019 results in real-time via live webcast, or follow hashtag #alayma.
ALSC & YALSA Joint Youth Reception
Monday, January 28, 5:30 p.m. (PT)
Sheraton Seattle, Ravenna
Sponsored by Baker & Taylor
Members of ALSC & YALSA are invited to a Joint Youth Reception sponsored by Baker & Taylor. Come unwind, mingle with friends and colleagues, and enjoy a wide spread of hors d'oevres as well as a cash bar.
ALSC thanks Baker & Taylor for their generous sponsorships that commemorate the work done by librarians and other youth media experts in encouraging original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.