United for Libraries Programs: ALA Midwinter Meeting

Midwinter BostonThe American Library Association 2016 Midwinter Meeting will be held Jan. 8-12 in Boston, Mass.


Registration and ticket information


Download a calendar of United for Libraries programs and events at the Midwinter Meeting

Free Workshop for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations

United for Libraries will present “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” on Fri., Jan. 8, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Coffee and meet & greet will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 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 for more details.

Ticketed Event

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Mon., Jan. 11
2-4 p.m.

Seaport Hotel, Plaza Ballroom
Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available)



Bestselling authors Janice Y.K. Lee, Liz Moore, Val McDermid, Stephanie Danler, Jennifer Haigh, and Robyn Carr 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 2015 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Event code: UNI3



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Events

Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations
Fri., Jan. 8
8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 156AB

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.

Library Friends Discussion Group
Sat., Jan. 9
1-2:30 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 258A

Friends of the Library members and library staff and invited to join this informal discussion group with counterparts from across the country. Bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of your fellow Friends.

Public Library Trustees Discussion Group
Sat., Jan. 9
1-2:30 p.m.
Renaissance Waterfront, Pacific Salon D

Join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow Trustees from across the country.

Spotlight on Adult Literature
Sat., Jan. 9
2-4 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition 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.

Library Foundation Discussion Group
Sun., Jan. 10
1-2:30 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 258B

Library staff, Trustees, Foundation board members and staff, and others interested in learning more about library Foundations are invited to join others from around the country in a free flowing moderated discussion about issues unique to library Foundations.

Academic Friends and Development Officers Discussion Group
Sun., Jan. 10
1-2:30 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 258A

Join your colleagues from universities and community colleges around the country to discuss best practices for raising funds and the promotion of the academic library.
 

Meetings

Nominating Committee (closed)
Sat., Jan. 9
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 256

Leaders Orientation Committee
Sat., Jan. 9
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 203

Newsletter & Website Advisory Committee Meeting
Sat., Jan. 9
3-4 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 157C



PLA Program Committee
Sat., Jan. 9
3-4 p.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 255

Legislation, Advocacy, and Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting
Sun., Jan. 10
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, 208

United for Libraries Board Meeting
Sun., Jan. 10
3:30-5 p.m.
Westin Boston Waterfront, Faneuil

Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting
Mon., Jan. 11
8:30-10 a.m.
Westin Boston Waterfront, Hancock