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Thousands consider libraries’ immediate and future needs at 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

ATLANTA — The thousands of librarians, library workers and supporters at the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held Jan. 20-24 in Atlanta, delved into the future of libraries, while also bringing a heightened sense of urgency to examining current needs and aspirations. In formal and informal settings, in engaged conversations and productive problem-solving sessions, and in the exhibit hall, they shared the latest library-related trends, updates, innovations, products, titles and services.

Matthew Quick among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Matthew Quick (“The Silver Linings Playbook”) will join Lisa Wingate, Mary Kay Andrews, Pam Jenoff, Kathy Hepinstall and Emily Fridlund at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Jan. 23 at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

United for Libraries, ALA Conference Services present ‘Spotlight on Adult Literature’ at Midwinter

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services will present “Spotlight on Adult Literature” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center Exhibit Hall at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Participating publishers will host book and galley giveaways, author signings and more.

ALA Masters series features Catherine Murray-Rust and Kelvin Watson at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Innovative library leaders Catherine Murray-Rust (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Kelvin Watson (Queens Library) discuss transformative projects they have been involved with, in the Midwinter Meeting noontime ALA Masters series on Saturday, January 21st and Sunday, January 22nd, 12:30-1:30pm, in room B313 of the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch and join these informal sessions.

Program for public library directors and their trustees to be featured in Symposium on the Future of Libraries

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — As part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, United for Libraries will present “Building the Future: Public Library Directors and Their Trustees Making Future Policy Decisions Together!” on Sunday, Jan. 22, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Authors LeUyen Pham, Susan Tan, and Scott Westerfeld team up at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting

Award-winning authors LeUyen Pham (also an illustrator), Susan Tan and Scott Westerfeld will team up on Saturday, January 21st, 10:00-11:00am, in the Auditorium Speakers Series at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia for a conversation with moderator Daniel Kraus.

United for Libraries to present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, at ALA Midwinter Meeting

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Augusta Room 1.

AASL invites concurrent session proposals for its 18th National Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for concurrent sessions to be presented during its 18th National Conference & Exhibition taking place Nov. 9-11, 2017, in Phoenix, Arizona. Complete proposals must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. More information is available at www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

Mary Kay Andrews among the authors at United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mary Kay Andrews, Pam Jenoff, Kathy Hepinstall and Emily Fridlund will be among the featured authors at the United for Libraries Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2-4 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, Jan. 23 at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta.

Daina Ramey Berry to keynote 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO – Noted historian Dr. Daina Ramey Berry will deliver the keynote address during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta. The 2017 Celebration will be held from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 in the Georgia World Congress Center.