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Alice Hoffman, Auditorium Speaker at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- A glance at the scope of award-winning author Alice Hoffman’s work shows why attendees won’t want to miss this Auditorium Speaker at 10-11 a.m.on Saturday, Jan. 31 during the  2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.  Hoffman’s books have been published in more than 20 translations and more than 100 foreign editions, and her novels have received mention as notable books of the year by numerous high-profile publications.

ALCTS presents its Midwinter Symposium on evolving strategies for collections

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) presents “Collection Development Strategies in an Evolving Marketplace: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium,” a presentation of the ALCTS President’s Program Committee and organized by Michael Levine-Clark.  Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ASCLA hosts consultants and networking luncheon at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Tickets are now on sale for a networking luncheon hosted by the Library Consultant’s Interest Group, one of the member interest groups of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), at the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

AASL thanks 2014 Fall Forum sponsors Capstone and Follett

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) would like to thank Capstone and Follett for their generous support of its 2014 Fall Forum. Representatives of both companies will join school librarians during School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, taking place Oct. 17-18 in St. Louis and at eight satellite sites across the United States.

Mick Ebeling Featured Speaker at ALA President’s Program, 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO -- “Say yes first, ask questions later. Commit, then figure it out,” says Mick Ebeling, who promises ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees an inspiring message about finding creative solutions to real-world problems by looking at them differently. Ebeling will be welcomed by Courtney Young as the featured speaker at the ALA President’s Program from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1.

Dr. Cornel West to keynote 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration

CHICAGO – Internationally renowned intellectual Dr. Cornel West will keynote the 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago. The 2015 Celebration will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 2.

Registration, housing now open for 2015 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

CHICAGO — Registration and housing are now open for 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Chicago, Jan. 30-Feb. 3. “The conversation starts here . . . ” every year at Midwinter Meeting, which offers the usual gold-standard networking, updates, exhibits, future-focused discussions, innovators and thought leaders and high-profile speakers. Midwinter Meeting highlights include:

AASL Fall Forum panel epitomizes district collaboration for blended learning

CHICAGO – An expert panel showcasing an exemplary school district collaboration to create a truly blended learning experience has been added to the AASL 2014 Fall Forum. Moderated by Fall Forum committee chair, Steven Yates, and featuring the AASL 2014 Distinguished School Administrator Award recipient, Harlingen Independent School District (HISD) superintendent Dr. Arturo Cavazos, the panel will take place during School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape, Oct. 17-18, 2014. The forum will convene in St.

PLA Midwinter Institute features Valerie J. Gross and strategies to redefine the public library

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a thought-provoking Institute at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting. "Who We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose" will be presented by Valerie J. Gross, president and CEO, Howard County (Md.) Public Library from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 30, 2015.

Innovative researcher David Loertscher to present at AASL Fall Forum

CHICAGO – David Loertscher, innovative educational researcher and learning commons revolutionary, will exemplify the anywhere, anytime learning concept by facilitating an online working session during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2014 Fall Forum. Dr. Loertscher will work simultaneously with ten sites across the country during School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape taking place Oct. 17-18, 2014. For more information and to register, visit


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