Midwinter Meeting

Support for school libraries, Youth Media Awards, growth of technology in libraries hot topics at Midwinter Meeting

DALLAS—The challenges to school libraries and all library budgets were popular topics at the 2012 Midwinter Meeting.  Attendees were encouraged to support the efforts of Carl Harvey, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), who has launched a petition to ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program by providing dedicated funding as part of the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).  The petition, located at

ALCTS offers two exciting Midwinter symposia for San Diego

CHICAGO – Dynamite topics and great speakers will come together in San Diego for two outstanding symposia from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. 

On Thursday, you will hear about RDA, its impact on libraries and how it might affect the future catalog.  Friday brings together building architects and digital architects to talk about the impact of digital on libraries.  Join your colleagues for these two exciting and timely symposia from ALCTS on Thursday, Jan. 6, and Friday, Jan. 7, 2011 just before the ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.


Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Rhodes to deliver Arthur Curley Lecture

CHICAGO — Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction winner Richard Rhodes will deliver the Arthur Curley Memorial Lecture as part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in San Diego. Rhodes is sponsored by Random House.

Rhodes will speak on Saturday, Jan. 8, 4:00 -5:00 p.m. PST at the San Diego Convention Center.


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