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ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, June 22–June 27, 2017

Below are three lists of  meetings in chronological order: ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Chapters-Related Meetings and Events at the Annual Conference (including the CRC meetings), and Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference. To place these in your own calendar and to see all the events at conference, visit the ALA Conference Scheduler when it becomes available.

ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Saturday, June 24, and Monday, June 26

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 26, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Chapters-Related Meetings and Events at the Annual Conference:

Note: Beginning 2018, Midwinter Meeting Chapter Leader Forums will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and beginning 2017, Annual Conference Chapter Leader Forums will be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Note the time: 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Chapter Leaders Forum (Event Code ALA1), 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m., TBA

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, Impactful Lobbying: Local, State and Federal, and Successful Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas. Please enter code  ALA1 on your registration form to add this forum.

The forum is a separate ticketed event at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference. Registration is $75 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch. Event Code: ALA1.

Please Note: If you have already registered for the conference, click on the modify link /click here in your registration confirmation and you will be directed to your dashboard where you can make edits. Have further questions? Need additional help? Contact Registration Customer Service.

Tickets are not available on site; registration for this event is closed on June 17. If you wish to register for this event after the closing date, please contact Don Wood. If the maximum number of registrants allowed to attend (40) has not been reached, you will be invoiced. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Wood.

Select Chapter Leaders Forum Documents and Links takes you either to selected documents distributed at past forums, or to the online resources. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas (2001-).

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

Sunday, June 25, 2017

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:30–Noon, TBA

Chapter Councilors Forum, 12:30–2:00 p.m., TBA

The Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Councilors agreed the Chapter Councilors Forum should meet prior to--not after--the Chapter Relations Committee II meeting.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 27, 2016, 1:00–2:30 p.m., TBA

The Chapter Councilors Forum, which formerly met on Monday, now meets on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference

Friday, June 23, 2017

Opening General Session, 4-5:15pm, TBA

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Council Orientation Session, 8:00–10:30 a.m. Council Orientation Session for New and Re-Elected Councilors, all councilors are invited to attend this meeting, TBA

Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 3:00–4:30 p.m., TBA

ALA Membership Meeting, 4:30–5:30 p.m., TBA

ALA Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Sunday, June 25, 2017

ALA Council I, 8:30–11:00 a.m., TBA

ALA President’s Program, 3:30-4:30 pm, TBA

ALA Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Monday, June 26, 2017

ALA Council II, 8:30 am–11:30 a.m., TBA

Council Forum III, 8:30–10:00 p.m., TBA

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ALA Council III, 7:45am–9:45 am, TBA

Closing General Session, 10:00-11:30 am, TBA

Inaugural Celebration/Brunch, 11:15am-2:00 pm, TBA

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ALA Midwinter Meeting, Atlanta, GA, January 20–January 24, 2017

The ALA Scheduler for ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting will help you navigate MW with ease!

ALA Chapter Relations Committee Meetings, Saturday, January 21, and Monday, January 23

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: OMNI-Birch Room

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: GWCC-B315

NOTE: To accommodate those individuals who will be participating in the Atlanta March for Social Justice & Women on Saturday, January 21, the start and end times of the following two meetings have been changed:

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, Saturday, January 21, GWCC, Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4, changed from 3:00-4:30 pm to 4:00-5:00 pm.  

ALA Presidential Candidates’ Forum, changed from 4:30-5:30 pm to 5:00-6:00 pm, will still immediately follow the ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session in the same room location.

The march will be held in Atlanta on January 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm beginning at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and ending at the Georgia State Capitol.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Chapter Leaders Forum (Event Code CRC1), 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Location: OMNI-Grand Ballroom A

Register for the Chapter Leaders Forum (CLF) presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at the 2017 Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. CLF is scheduled on Friday, January 20, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The forum is a separate ticketed event. Registration is $80 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch at McCormick & Schmick’s, about a two-minute walk from the Omni Hotel at CNN Center, where the CLF is scheduled.

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee and Chapter Relations Office at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for you, as Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders), to meet together and discuss topics of interest. The forum provides a full agenda on a variety of topics to help prepare you to lead your association. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas. Includes a full lunch. Please enter code CRC1 on your registration form to add this forum.

The forum is a separate ticketed event at both the Midwinter Meeting and the Annual Conference. Registration is $80 for ALA members and for non-members. No onsite registration. Includes a full lunch. Event Code: CRC1.

Please Note: If you have already registered for the conference, click on the modify link /click here in your registration confirmation and you will be directed to your dashboard where you can make edits. Have further questions? Need additional help? If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Tickets are not available on site; registration for this event is closed on December 23. If you wish to register for this event after the closing date, please contact Don Wood. If the maximum number of registrants allowed to attend (70) has not been reached, you will be invoiced. Thank you.

If you have any questions, please contact Don Wood.

Select Chapter Leader Forum Documents and Links takes you either to selected documents distributed at past forums, or to the online resources. Past agendas are found at Chapter Leaders Forum Agendas (2001-).

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Council Orientation Session, 8:00–10:30 a.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

Note: Chapter Councilors, see also Sunday, January 22, Chapter Councilors Forum.

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, January 21, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: OMNI-Birch Room

Money Smart Week, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Location: 3:00-4:00 pm GWCC-A302

In 2016 over 900 libraries in 48 states participated in Money Smart Week. Come hear how your library and your state can participate in Money Smart Week, April 22-29, 2017. This national initiative from ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago helps consumers of all ages improve their financial literacy. All types of libraries can participate. Learn about partnership opportunities, resources, and programming ideas.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:30–Noon., Location: GWCC-B408

Chapter Councilors Forum, 12:30–2:00 p.m., Location: GWCC-B216

Monday, January 23, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, January 23, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Location: GWCC-B315

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Midwinter Meeting

Friday, January 20, 2017

Exhibits Open / All Conference Reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m., See ALA Exhibit Information

Saturday, January 21, 2017

ALA Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 4:00–5:00 p.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

ALA Presidential and Treasurer Candidates' Forum, 5:00–6:00 p.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

Council Reception, 7:00–8:00 p.m., Location: OMNI International Ballroom E

Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Location: OMNI-Grand Ballroom C

Sunday, January 22, 2017

ALA Council I, 8:30–9:30 a.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

ALA Town Hall: Library Advocacy and Core Values in Uncertain Times, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

ALA-APA Council Session, 11:00–11:30 a.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Location: OMNI-Grand Ballroom C

ALA President's Program, 3:30–5:30 p.m., Location: GWCC-Sidney Marcus Auditorium

Monday, January 23, 2017

ALA Council II, 10am–12:00 noon, Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

Executive Board Candidates Forum, 12:15–1:15 p.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4

Council Forum III, 8:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m., Location: OMNI-Grand Ballroom C

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ALA Council III, 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4