Midwinter Meeting

Peter Block on transformation and leadership in ALA President’s Program, Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO —Peter Block, best-selling author of “Community:  The Structure of Belonging” and widely known for his work on community engagement and reconciliation, will facilitate an interactive discussion about the nature of real transformation and what kind of leadership is required to achieve it. ALA President Maureen Sullivan welcomes Block as part of the President’s Program from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. 

Ben Bizzle helps attendees maximize Facebook impact in ALA Masters Session at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Library Facebook and social media guru Ben Bizzle will show attendees how to maximize the reach and impact of a library Facebook page in the ALA Masters session “Outreach 2.0: The Digital Revolution of Public Relations” 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. This popular library innovator will provide strategies for taking advantage of the most cost-effective outreach tool there is, using examples from eight libraries across the country that added more than 9,000 fans in 28 days. 

Ivan Doig, Gregg Olsen, Ruth Ozeki in ERT/Booklist Author Forum, ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — “The Novel Is Alive and Well”— the 2013 subject of the always popular ERT/Booklist Author Forum—kicks Midwinter off in style from 4 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors up close over the following days. Lively moderator Brad Hooper, Booklist adult books editor, will work his usual magic as he draws best-selling authors Ivan Doig, Gregg Olsen and Ruth Ozeki out on how their books contribute to the thriving of the novel form and the influence of the Pacific Northwest on their work.

Advance your career with the LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute

CHICAGO — Are you looking for a rocket-boost to your career? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present Planning Your Next Career Move: Developing the Skills to Make it Happen from   1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2013.   This institute will be held in conjunction with the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Registration and housing now open for 2013 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — ALA Midwinter Meeting registration and housing are now open. Important conversations about the transformation and future of libraries will be taking place Jan. 25-29 in Seattle.  Details will follow in the coming weeks; in the meantime, in addition to being in the popular city of Seattle, Midwinter highlights include:

Best-selling author and visionary Steven Johnson at ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Attendees at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle can be ready for a presentation they won't forget, from Auditorium Speaker Steven Johnson, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26. One of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture, Johnson will offer his hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Johnson makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible and that new solutions are on the rise.

Libraries and Online Learning: an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

CHICAGO — Libraries and learners have long been engaged in a successful partnership. Never has this partnership been more important or wide-ranging than in today's online environment.   “Libraries and Online Learning: A Powerful Partnership,”  a Midwinter Symposium from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), offers an unique opportunity to engage in an important discussion of the role of learning in our libraries.

Bundle Registration now open for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The popular Bundled Registration option for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference opens at 9 a.m. (Central time) on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. This cost-effective and efficient registration package offer remains open until midnight, Sunday, Sept. 30.

Tilley selected to present paper for YALSA’s 'Trends in YA Event' at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — A Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Jury chose Carol Tilley, assistant professor at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends in YA Services session at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Tilley’s paper is entitled “Comics: A Once-Missed Opportunity.” The Midwinter event, which is hosted by YALSA past presidents, will be held from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013.

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