CHICAGO — Sheryll Cashin, professor of law at Georgetown University, will keynote the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sunrise Celebration during the American Library Association’s (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The celebration will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 in room 113 A-B at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, along with ALA Conference Services, will sponsor “Spotlight on Adult Literature” from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Exhibit Hall at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
Participating publishers will host book and galley giveaways, author signings and more.
CHICAGO — “Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research,” a Midwinter Symposium co-presented by the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) and bepress Digital Commons offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery and preservation of federally funded research. Join your colleagues from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter in Philadelphia.
CHICAGO — Join the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia for the forum “Financial Literacy: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved.” Hosted by ACRL President Trevor Dawes, associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, the forum will take place from 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in room 120A of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
CHICAGO — Experts from across library-related fields will again offer the latest updates on policy, research, statistics, technology and more in the cluster of “News You Can Use” sessions at the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting.
CHICAGO — In keeping with ALA’s ongoing commitment to increased engagement between libraries and the communities they serve, the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting offers several related sessions. From innovative uses of TEDx events to spark community conversations to a focus on turning outward and uncovering a community’s aspirations, some key sessions include the following.
CHICAGO — In an invitation to 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting attendees, ALA President Barbara K. Stripling encouraged everyone to participate in the kitchen-table type conversations designed to be a step toward making ALA an innovation space where members and staff can collaborate and create together.
PHILADELPHIA — Alice Greenway and Gabrielle Zevin have been added to the line-up for United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 27 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.
Greenway and Zevin will join Lisa Scottoline, Sue Monk Kidd, Laura Lippman and Cristina Henriquez in discussing their writing lives and forthcoming books.
CHICAGO — In an ALA Masters Series Session at ALA Midwinter Meeting, members of ReadersFirst — a movement to improve e-book access and services for public library users — will introduce the organization to and talk about the tool they’ve developed to help libraries evaluate e-book vendors, the ReadersFirst Guide to Library E-Book Vendors.