Midwinter Meeting 2014

January 24-28, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

Register now for advanced registration rates!

Visit www.alamidwinter.org for more information.


Did you know that, among other benefits, ASCLA members receive the best rates on ASCLA-sponsored workshops at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference? Join ALA and ASCLA today, or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership or by calling 1-800-545-2433, option 5.


Institutes and Workshops at Midwinter

Separate ticket purchase required; Midwinter Meeting registration not required in order to purchase a ticket.

Designing Online Courses for Significant Learning Experiences,
Co-sponsored by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)
January 24, 8:00am-4:00pm

Are you a teaching librarian currently offering an online course but looking for ways to enhance the course structure and content? Are you a seasoned professional with special skills and expertise that you see a market for via an e-course? Developing and teaching online courses that create the best possible learning experiences for student participants is both an art and a science. Using a collaborative, hands-on approach, presenters Dr. Stewart Ross of internationally known consulting firm Dee Fink and Associates will guide institute participants through the (re)design of an online course using an integrated course design template. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the skills and confidence to assist others in the development of online courses, or to develop their own online training modules or courses. The techniques applied in this session can also be applied to face-to-face course development. All participants will receive certificates of participation. This institute is co-sponsored by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), with ASCLA.
REGISTRATION RATES: ASCLA and RUSA members, $279; ALA members, $299; non-ALA members, $349; Student/Retired members of ALA, $229. 
Event Code: ASC3. Register now!

Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant
Thursday, January 23, 1:00pm-5:30pm and Friday, January 24, 8:30am-1:00pm

ASCLA--the home to library consultants and independent librarians within ALA--is bringing back its wildly successful, sell-out workshop! Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide you through an active and engaging self-assessment to uncover your unique consulting potential and strengths. Takeaways include marketing tips, pricing your services, responding to RFPs, finding clients, business management strategies and so much more. Note that this event is held over two days--Thursday afternoon and Friday morning--with an opportunity for networking on Thursday evening. This institute will not be offered in Las Vegas, so don’t miss out on this opportunity!
REGISTRATION RATES: ASCLA members, $279; ALA members, $299; non-ALA members, $339; Student/Retired members of ALA, $229. 
Event Code: ASC1. Register now

Consultants Networking Luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group
Saturday, January 25, 12:00-2:00pm

Do you consider yourself a library consultant? Would you like to become a library consultant? Lunch and learn with colleagues! The Library Consultants’ Networking Luncheon provides an opportunity to meet others and discuss the skills, craft, and business of consulting. Jamie Hollier will share tips and exercises to for relaxation and focus in Preparing to Speak. Brenda Hough will offer techniques for Presenting online: How do you engage a virtual audience? The event is hosted by ASCLA’s Library Consultants Interest Group (http://connect.ala.org/node/151445). Join us in Philadelphia to network and learn. The event, scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia is a ticketed event. You can add this event to your Midwinter Conference registration.

REGISTRATION RATES: ASCLA members, $79; ALA members, $95; non-ALA members, $99; Student/Retired members of ALA, $79.
Event Code: ASC4. Register now!