PLA at ALA Midwinter Meeting

ALA Seattle Midwinter Meeting & Exhibition, January 25-29, 2019 - American Library AssociationPLA at 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

PLA will host a variety of institutes, meetings, and other events at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits, January 25–29 in Seattle. Register now!

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Midwinter Institutes

PLA Midwinter Institute:
Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Normalizing, Organizing, and Operationalizing

Friday, January 25, 2019
8:30 AM–4:00 PM
Event Code: PLA1

Libraries allied in the Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) are proactively interrupting implicit institutional bias in their practices and procedures by acknowledging race as the principal barrier to success in our society, using racial equity analysis, and structuring to achieve equitable outcomes for all. This workshop highlights foundational racial equity concepts and tools; participants will have an opportunity to learn and use them. A panel of practitioners will share their experiences using racial equity tools, setting up racial equity initiatives for success, barriers to anticipate, and how to sustain these efforts through challenging times. More…

Cosponsored by PLA!
ODLOS Midwinter Institute:
Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity

Friday, January 25, 2019
9:00 AM–12:00 PM
Event Code: ODL2

This highly informative and interactive institute will explore interventions and practices that contribute to reducing health disparities and promote health equity. Through insightful presentations, self-reflection and group discussions, participants will learn how libraries can deepen their work in health literacy to ensure a lasting impact for improving the health of their community. Organizers will provide a packet of useful resources to support health literacy in the library including tools to identify their local communities' health needs. Sponsored by the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services; the Public Library Association; and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region. More…


PLA Happy Hour

PLA Happy Hour
Friday, January 25, 2019
7:00 PM–8:30 PM

PLA invites you to eat, drink, and mingle with other public library professionals as well as learn more about how to get involved with the organization. Join us at the Pike Brewing Company, 1415 First Avenue, Seattle, WA.


Meetings and Other Events

Click a meeting/event to open it in the ALA Midwinter Meeting Scheduler, then add it to your personal schedule (login required) and/or download it to your calendar. Schedule is subject to change.

Date Time Meeting Location Room
Friday, January 25 8:30 AM–10:00 AM PLA Budget and Finance Committee Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Westlake Boardroom
8:30 AM–4:00 PM PLA Midwinter Institute: Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Normalizing, Organizing, and Operationalizing [SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Washington State Convention Center TCC–Chelan 2
9:00 AM–12:00 PM ODLOS Midwinter Institute: Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity [SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQUIRED] Washington State Convention Center TCC–Yakima 1
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Public Libraries Advisory Committee Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Westlake Boardroom
7:00 PM–8:30 PM PLA Happy Hour The Pike Brewing Company
1415 First Avenue
Seattle, WA
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Saturday, January 26 8:30 AM–11:30 AM PLA All Committees Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Elliott Bay
PLA Web Content Working Group [8:30 AM–10:00 AM]
PLA Technology Committee Meeting [10:00 AM–11:30 AM]
8:30 AM–1:00 PM PLA Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment Committee Meeting [CLOSED] Westin Seattle Hotel Pike
10:30 AM–11:30 AM PLA Inclusive Internship Initiative Washington State Convention Center Room 615–617
1:00 PM–2:00 PM PLA Jury Meeting I [CLOSED] Westin Seattle Hotel Olympic
1:00 PM–5:30 PM PLA Board of Directors Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Puget Sound Room
4:30 PM–5:30 PM PLA Intellectual Freedom Training Materials Working Group Meeting I Westin Seattle Hotel Olympic
Sunday, January 27 8:00 AM–10:00 AM PLA Past Presidents' Breakfast [INVITATION ONLY] Westin Seattle Hotel Olympic
8:30 AM–10:00 AM PLA 2020 Conference Committee Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Baker
9:00 AM–10:00 AM PLA/Washington Office 2020 Census Library Outreach and Education Task Force Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Puget Sound Room
11:30 AM–12:30 PM PLA Legal Issues in Public Libraries Forum Westin Seattle Hotel Elliott Bay
1:00 PM–2:30 PM Managing With Data: PLAmetrics Westin Seattle Hotel Pike
PLA 2020 Conference Program Subcommittee Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Puget Sound Room
PLA Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Meeting Westin Seattle Hotel Baker
2:30 PM–3:30 PM Project Outcome: Public Library Trends, Results & Impacts Washington State Convention Center Room 615–617
4:00 PM–5:00 PM PLA Jury Meeting II [CLOSED] Westin Seattle Hotel Olympic
Monday, January 28 8:30 AM–10:00 AM PLA Breakfast for Public Library Councilors [INVITATION ONLY] Washington State Convention Center Room 2B
PLA Intellectual Freedom Training Materials Working Group Meeting II Westin Seattle Hotel Adams
10:30 AM–11:30 AM OCLC Research Update Washington State Convention Center Room 615–617
10:30 AM–12:00 PM PLA Family Engagement Task Force Meeting II Westin Seattle Hotel Adams
1:00 PM–2:00 PM Libraries and Open Enrollment Washington State Convention Center Room 615–617