United for Libraries Programs: ALA Midwinter Meeting

The 2018 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting will be held Feb. 9-13 in Denver.ALA Midwinter Meeting 2018


Registration and ticket information

Calendar of United for Libraries meetings and events at Midwinter
 

United for Libraries Institute: Friends, Foundations, and Trustees

Fri., Feb. 9
1-4 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 107/109/111
Free; registration required (event code: UNI2)

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free afternoon of expert speakers and learning opportunities. Miguel Figueroa of ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries will be the keynote speaker. Additional speakers leading concurrent breakout sessions will be, Jessica Keyser, Director, Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Public Library; Beth Burns, President, The Friends of the Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library; Peter Bromberg, Executive Director, Salt Lake City (Utah) Public Library; and Libby Post, President, Communication Services. Download the full agenda

Spotlight on Book Clubs

Sat., Feb. 10
2-4 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibits Floor


Visit participating exhibitors for signings and giveaways (while supplies last), to find new titles perfect for your book club, and for information about ALA’s Book Club Central (www.bookclubcentral.org), a place for engaging content and information for book clubs designed in consultation with expert librarians.

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Mon., Feb. 12
2-4 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 203/205/207
Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available)
Event code:
UNI1

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Bestselling authors Silas House, Elisabeth Hyde, Ariel Lawhon, Molly Tanzer, Susan Wiggs, and Spencer Wise will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2017 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

Events

Friends & Foundation Discussion Group (Public Library Friends and Library Foundations) + Academic
Sat., Feb. 10
8:30-10 a.m.
The Curtis Hotel, Peek-a-Boo Ballroom

Public Library Trustees Discussion Group
Sat., Feb. 10
8:30-10 a.m.
The Curtis Hotel, Peek-a-Boo Ballroom

United for Libraries Strategic Planning Session 1
Sat., Feb. 10
3:30-6:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 702/704/706
Open to all United for Libraries personal and group members.
 
United for Libraries Strategic Planning Session 2
Sun., Feb. 11
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral Hall D/E
Open to all United for Libraries personal and group members.

Meetings

All Committee / Task Force Meeting
Sat., Feb. 10
10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Curtis Hotel, Peek-a-Boo Ballroom

Legislation, Advocacy, and Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting
Sat., Feb. 10
1-2:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 711

Awards Committee
Sun., Feb. 11
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral Hall D/E

Conference Program Committee Meeting 
Sun., Feb. 11
1-2:30 p.m.
Sheraton Denver, Tower Court C

United for Libraries Board Meeting
Sun., Feb. 11
3-5 p.m.
Sheraton Denver, Tower Court C

All Committee / Task Force Meeting (Publications Task Force)
Mon., Feb. 12
8:30-10 a.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 110