Select ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference Schedule for Chapters

The Chapter Relations Office not only helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout ALA but in doing so also helps maintain and improve the ALA and Chapters partnership. In addition to CRO, the interests of Chapters are represented within ALA by the Chapter Relations Committee (CRC), which meets each Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and serves as an advisory committee to the CRO.

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Affiliates and Chapter Planning Calendar

ALA's Affiliates Conference & Event Planning Calendar is now online as Affiliate and Chapter Planning Calendar. To include your ALA Chapter, ALA Affiliates, and Division Conferences, Institutes, or Workshops in this calendar, please contact Don Wood, Chapter Relations Office, with names, titles, URLs, dates, and locations. Report additions or errors to Don Wood. It is highly appreciated when the subject line contains the word calendar.

ALA Annual Conference

Chicago, IL, June 22–June 27, 2017

The ALA Scheduler for ALA 2017 Annual Conference will help you navigate MW with ease!

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

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Wacker, Columbus, G/H

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 26, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., McCormick, W475b

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: 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Chapter Leaders Forum (Event Code ALA1), 9:00 a.m.–3:45 p.m., Palmer House, Chicago Room

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 need to make an edit or addition to your registration or housing, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 855-326-8344 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

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-).

Financial Literacy in Public Libraries: A Report from ALA ORE and FINRA Investor Education Foundation, Friday, June 23, 1:00-2:30 p.m., McCormick Place in Room W194a

Learn more about the resources you can use to strengthen your staff’s knowledge of personal finance topics and build your library’s collections! This session, brought to you by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the ALA Office for Research & Evaluation, will explore opportunities for better assisting library staff and patrons on personal finance topics such as budgeting, banking, and financing college. The results of a national survey of public libraries will be discussed and a Personal Finance Resource LibGuide will be unveiled.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee I, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency Wacker, Columbus G/H

Sunday, June 25, 2017

International Council of Library Association Executives (ICLAE), 10:30–Noon, McCormick, W186b

Chapter Councilors Forum, 12:30–2:00 p.m., Palmer House, Monroe Ballroom

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

Crisis Communication: Who Speaks for Your Library? 1:00-2:30 p.m., McCormick, W194b

Co-sponsored by Chapter Relations Committee, RUSA, and United for Libraries.

What happens when a newspaper calls the library for a quote on a Saturday morning? Is it your Library Director or Trustee who answers an elected official's question about the library? In the event of a materials or programming challenge, who serves as the library's spokesperson? Stuff happens, whether you work for a public, academic, or school library. Are you ready in a crisis, whatever it may be? This program/discussion features panel of speakers from United for Libraries, RUSA, and Chapter Relations. Participants will use scenarios and role-playing, and learn how to prepare statements and a crisis communication plan for their libraries.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chapter Relations Committee II, Monday, June 27, 2017, 1:00–2:30 p.m., McCormick, W475b

Other Meetings of Interest to Chapters at the Annual Conference

Friday, June 23, 2017

Opening General Session, 4-5:15pm, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

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, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session, 3:00–4:30 p.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA Membership Meeting, 4:30–5:30 p.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA Council Forum I, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hyatt, Columbus EF

Sunday, June 25, 2017

ALA Council I, 8:30–11:00 a.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA President’s Program, 3:30-4:30 pm, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

ALA Council Forum II, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hyatt, Columbus EF

Monday, June 26, 2017

ALA Council II, 8:30 am–11:30 a.m., McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Council Forum III, 8:30–10:00 p.m., Hyatt, Columbus EF

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ALA Council III, 7:30 am–9:30 am, McCormick, W375e/Skyline

Closing General Session, (featuring Hillary Rodham Clinton), 10:00-11:30am, W375b/Skyline

Inaugural Celebration/Brunch, 11:45am-2:00 pm, McCormick, W193ab

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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 need to make an edit or addition to your registration or housing, please visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 855-326-8344 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, 7:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m., Location: GWCC-Thomas Murphy Ballroom 3-4