Last week for advance registration for Midwinter

For Immediate Release
Tue, 11/23/2010


John Chrastka

CHICAGO - Advance registration with savings for the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting closes on Monday, Nov. 29.

In addition to the business meetings and opportunities for networking, the Midwinter Meeting offers high-profile speakers, thought-provoking open discussions, exhibits, awards, excellent author-related events and more.
The 200+ open discussions cover a wide range of timely topics. Technology-related discussions top the list, which includes virtual communities, mobile computing, collaborative digitization, metadata, cataloging, RDA, electronic reference, open access, extending services through QR codes, popular culture, gaming, storytelling, transliteracy, YA in large urban populations and more—something for everyone.
From the Youth Media Awards, the RUSA Book Awards and the “Spotlight on Adult Literature” to Neil Gaiman, Armistead Maupin, Richard Rhodes, Kathy Reichs, Susan Vreeland and Ted Danson, the ALA Midwinter Meeting promises to be a rich feast for attendees who enjoy hearing from and interacting with authors.
There is formal and informal networking and learning—at social events, at meetings, at Pre-Midwinter institutes, at the Networking Uncommons, at the ALA JobLIST Placement Center, in the exhibits—wherever attendees are.
For those looking for jobs or employees, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center at Midwinter can help connect job seekers and employers and offers free career counseling.
Other Midwinter Meeting highlights include the ALA Washington Office’s moderated panel “Turning the page on E-books: Exploring the impact of digital books on library services” exploring the information technology, challenges and opportunities associated with e-books. (Attendees will have a chance to win a Sony E-reader or Barnes and Noble Nook!)