Midwinter Meeting

United for Libraries to host discussion groups for friends, trustees and foundations at Midwinter

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host discussion groups for Friends group members, trustees and library Foundation staff/volunteers at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. All discussion groups will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).

These are open forum discussion groups that give friends, trustees and foundation volunteers/staff an opportunity to network with others from around the country. Topics are determined by the interests of those in attendance.

James McBride and band wrap up Midwinter with reading-inspired music

CHICAGO -- Wrapping up 2014 Midwinter in Philadelphia and revving up for Annual Conference in Las Vegas, winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction and bestselling author James McBride and his gospel quintet will have attendees on their feet with their mix of exuberant spirituals and jazz renditions of classic gospel music.

Cashin to keynote celebration marking Dr. King’s enduring legacy at Midwinter

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.

Author signings, ARCs and more at 'Spotlight on Adult Literature' at Midwinter

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.

ALCTS/bepress Digital Commons Midwinter Symposium focuses on public access to federally funded research

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.

ACRL President Trevor Dawes to host forum on financial literacy at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

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.

'News You Can Use' — policy, research, statistics, technology at Midwinter Meeting

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.

Community Engagement, from aspirations to TEDx, at 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.

LITA offering two full-day workshops in Philadelphia

CHICAGO — The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering two Midwinter Workshops from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 in Philadelphia.

2014 Midwinter Meeting attendees invited to 'kitchen-table' type conversations

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.

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