PLA at ALA Midwinter Meeting

2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition, January 30-February 3, 2015, in Chicago, Ill.PLA at 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting

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Midwinter Institute

Instructor Valerie J. GrossWho We Are, What We Do, Why It Matters: Our Distinctive Purpose
Friday, January 30, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM

Would you like to learn about a simple strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable for centuries to come? Join in an interactive day (lunch included!) to learn how a growing number of libraries are repositioning themselves as a key component of the education enterprise, alongside schools, colleges, and universities. More…

Business Meetings and Special Events

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Date Time Meeting Location Room
Friday, January 30 1:00–2:00 PM Public Libraries (Journal) Advisory Committee Meeting Hilton Chicago Lake Ontario
1:00–2:30 PM PLA Leadership Development Committee Meeting Hilton Chicago Pullman Boardroom
1:00–4:00 PM Managing With Data: PLAmetrics McCormick Place West W182
7:00–9:00 PM PLA Happy Hour Howells & Hood, 435 N. Michigan Ave. *private room, adjacent to the bar*
Saturday, January 31 8:00–11:30 AM PLA All Committees Meeting Renaissance Blackstone The Train Rooms
PLA Allie Beth Martin Award Jury [10:00–11:00 AM]
1:00–5:30 PM PLA Board of Directors Meeting Renaissance Blackstone Barbershop *room change*
Sunday, February 1 10:30–11:30 AM PLA EBSCO Excellence in Small &/or Rural Public Library Service Award Jury  [CLOSED] Hyatt Regency McCormick Superior
Performance Outcome Measures for Public Libraries ("News You Can Use") McCormick Place West W183b
1:00–2:30 PM PLA 2016 Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting McCormick Place West W186c
3:00–4:00 PM PLA Legislation and Advocacy Committee Meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Burnham/CC 23C
PLA PLDS Statistical Report Advisory Committee Meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Field/CC 20AB
Monday, February 2 8:30–10:00 AM PLA Past Presidents Breakfast [INVITATION ONLY] Hyatt Regency McCormick Burnham/CC 23AB
8:30 AM–11:30 AM ALA-PLA Advocacy Convening McCormick Place West W178b
10:00 AM–12:00 PM PLA 2016 Conference Committee Meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Clark/CC 22C
10:00 AM–4:00 PM PLA Performance Measurement Task Force Meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick Adler/CC 24AB
1:00–2:30 AM Collection Management in Public Libraries Interest Group McCormick Place West W175a