2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 24-28, 2014
1) Book & Media Awards Ceremony and Reception; Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm; We’ll unveil the winners of the The Reading List, Notable Books and Listen List selections—lists that are used by readers advisory librarians nationwide—as well as the winners of the Dartmouth Medal for reference, the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature, the Zora Neale Hurston Award for achievement in promoting African-American literature and the Louis Shores Award for book reviewing. All ALA Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to this celebration on-site in Philadelphia. Can't attend? Track the announcements on Twitter with the hashtag #literarytastes.
2) Membership Social; Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm; Kick off the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in style with the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Membership Social—an opportunity to eat, drink, network, win door prizes and learn more about RUSA. The social open to all current RUSA members, friends of RUSA and those meeting attendees interested in learning more about the association and networking with peers. All attendees will have the opportunity to win fantastic door prizes!
3) Genealogy Resources for Librarians Institute; Friday, January 24, 2014 - 8:30am to 4:30pm; This all-day institute addresses issues of importance to library staff and administration when serving or partnering with genealogical patrons, volunteer, scholars, or educators. Nationally known specialists will discuss everything from superb free resources to future directions at NARA to webinar outreach, new online offerings, webinar instruction, government documents, Quaker resources, and making the financial case for genealogical librarianship. Each participant will receive .5 CEUs for completing the workshop. Luncheon included.
Location: Philadelphia Free Library conference room, 1901 Vine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103