Midwinter Meeting

YALSA seeks proposals for Trends Impacting Young Adult Services paper presentation at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, seeks proposals for its Trends Impacting Young Adult Services Paper Presentation, sponsored by YALSA’s past presidents and held at Midwinter Meeting. Proposals are due by June 1. The presenter will receive up to $1,500 to defray travel and registration costs.  The paper will be published in YALSA’s peer-reviewed Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults after the conference.

ALA Youth Media Awards winners post reaction videos to award’s YouTube channel

CHICAGO – On Jan. 23 the ALA announced winners of 18 awards that represent the best of the best in children’s and young adult literature and media. Several of this year’s winners and honorees have expressed their appreciation by posting videos to the ALA Youth Media awards YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ALAYouthMediaAwards.

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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