Conference Services

January 14—new date for opening 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing

CHICAGO — Registration and housing for 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 27-July 2, are now set to open Monday, January 14 at 9:00 a.m. CST. Please ignore any communication you may have received today from our registration and housing systems, sent before the new date of January 14 was confirmed.  We’re sorry for this one-week delay from the originally announced date and appreciate your patience.

Accepting appointments for free career counseling and resume reviews

CHICAGO - Free career counseling sessions and resume review help will be provided from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27, 2013 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.  The sessions will be held in the JobLIST Placement Center which will be located on Level 4, Hall E, in the front of Aisle 300 of the Washington State Convention Center.

Mobile app for ALA Midwinter Meeting Scheduler released

CHICAGO - Attendees can plan and keep track of everything while on the go at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. The mobile app for the Scheduler puts all the information people need right at their fingertips, including their existing schedule, list of exhibitors and notes from the full Scheduler site. They just have to log in with the same username and password as on the Scheduler to access all of their existing conference information.

A 'Star Wars'-themed party with authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Best-selling authors Chris Alexander and Tom Angleberger will host a Star Wars-themed Wrap Up/Rev Up party at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, January 28, 2:00-3:00 p.m., wrapping up the Seattle event and revving up for Annual Conference in Chicago. From storm troopers to origami, there’ll be something for everyone, including photo opportunities with characters and more.

Celebrate excellence in adult reading and reference at RUSA Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception

CHICAGO — All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to celebrate the winners of numerous adult reading and reference awards and build their 2013 to-be-read lists at the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) upcoming Midwinter Book and Media Awards Reception.

J. A. Jance among the featured authors at the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host the Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Pacific time at the Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesca Ballroom, on Monday, Jan. 28 at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Lisa Genova announced as Arthur Curley Memorial Lecturer, 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Neuroscientist-turned-novelist Lisa Genova has captured a special place in contemporary fiction by using her immense knowledge of how the brain works in her novels. ALA Midwinter attendees have a chance to hear this unique, popular and moving author at the 2013 Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.

Maker Monday makes ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Maker Monday debuts at 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, offering a day of events and activities to help you get informed and involved in the latest from the makerspace movement. It also provides a chance for successful programs to share their stories. Maker Monday includes:

Caroline Kennedy in conversation at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO - ALA Midwinter Meeting offers a special opportunity to hear the widely admired Caroline Kennedy in conversation with ALA President-Elect Barbara Stripling on Sunday, January 27, 10:00 am-11:00 am. Kennedy is well known as the best-selling author of 10 books on American history, politics and poetry, as well as for continuing the strong Kennedy family tradition of public service.

ALA Midwinter Conversations: Community Engagement and the Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities

CHICAGO - For libraries of all types located in all kinds of communities, innovation in engaging those communities is a compelling and critical strand of conversation right now.