United for Libraries Programs: ALA Midwinter Meeting 2014

Midwinter Philadelphia

The American Library Association 2014 Midwinter Meeting will be held Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia, Pa. Registration and ticket information

Download a calendar of United for Libraries events at Midwinter

Download the United for Libraries Board packet

Philadelphia Restaurant Recommendations: A Guide by Sally Gardner Reed, Executive Director, United for Libraries

Friends, Trustees, and Foundation staff/board members can attend United for Libraries nonticketed programs at no cost by registering for a free exhibits-only pass. Register here

Free Workshop for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations

United for Libraries  will present “Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 24. at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel, Philadelphia Ballroom. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. Those planning to attend the Nuts & Bolts program at the ALA Midwinter Meeting should RSVP to united@ala.org. Please see the agenda (PDF, 29 kb) for a full list of speakers and roundtable topics.

Ticketed Event

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Mon., Jan. 27
2-4 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Liberty A-C
Advance tickets $55 ($49 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $60 (if available)



Sue Monk Kidd (photo credit: Roland Scarpa) Bestselling authors Lisa Scottoline, Sue Monk Kidd, Laura Lippman, Cristina Henriquez, Alice Greenway, and Gabrielle Zevin will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, with most books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2013 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Event code: UFL1



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Events

Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations
Fri., Jan. 24
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel, Philadelphia Ballroom

The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to united@ala.org. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9:00 a.m. Lunch is on your own. Please see the agenda (PDF, 29 kb) for a full list of speakers and roundtable topics.

Spotlight on Adult Literature
Sat., Jan. 25
2-4 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibits Hall

Publishers will be giving away advance copies of books and hosting author signings at their booths at the exhibits. This event is sponsored by United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services.

Academic Library Friends & Development Officers Discussion Group
Sun., Jan. 26
10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 103C
Join an open forum discussion group geared toward academic library development officers and academic librarians and staff who work with Friends of the Library groups in an academic setting.

Library Trustee Discussion Group (separate session held Mon, Jan. 27)
Sun., Jan. 26
1-2:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 126B

Library Trustees are invited to join an open forum discussion group about issues and trends for Trustees.

Friends of the Library Discussion Group
Sun., Jan. 26
1-2:30 p.m.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 116
If you work with, or are a member of a Friends of the Library group, join this open forum discussion group.

Library Foundation Discussion Group
Mon., Jan. 27
8:30-10 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 118A

If your library has a foundation or is interested in starting one, join this open forum discussion group.

Library Trustee Discussion Group (separate session held Sun., Jan. 26)
Mon., Jan. 27
8:30-10 a.m.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, 115C
Library Trustees are invited to join an open forum discussion group about issues and trends for Trustees.


 

Meetings

Nominating Committee Meeting (closed)
Sat., Jan 25
8:30-10 a.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 306

Awards Committee Meeting (closed)
Sat., Jan. 25
8:30-10 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 309


Board Meeting
Sat., Jan. 25
10:30 a.m.-noon
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 118A

Membership Task Force Meeting
Sat., Jan. 25
1-2:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 09


Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting
Sun., Jan 26
8:30-10 a.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 05

Newsletter & Website Advisory Committee Meeting
Sun., Jan 26
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 05

Leaders Orientation Committee Meeting
Sun., Jan 26
3-4 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 05

Legislation, Advocacy, and Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting
Sun., Jan. 26
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Franklin 05

Nuts & Bolts Subcommittee Meeting
Mon., Jan. 27
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 309