United for Libraries Programs: ALA Midwinter Meeting

The 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting will be held Jan. 20-24 in Atlanta, Ga.ALA Atlanta Midwinter Meeting


Registration and ticket information

Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends & Foundations sponsored by EBSCO

United for Libraries will present “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” on Fri., Jan. 20.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.

Ticketed Event

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Mon., Jan. 23
2-4 p.m.

Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available)


Bestselling authors 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 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. 


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Events

Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends & Foundations, sponsored by EBSCO
Fri., Jan. 20
The popular Nuts & Bolts program will feature speakers addressing topics of interest to Trustees, Friends, Foundations, and advocates. RSVP to united@ala.org

Spotlight on Adult Literature
Sat., Jan. 21
2-4 p.m.
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 Friends Discussion Group
Date/time TBA
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
Date/time TBA
Join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow Trustees from across the country.

Library Foundation Discussion Group
Date/time TBA
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
Date/time TBA
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 (Dates/times TBA)

Nominating Committee (closed)

Leaders Orientation Committee

Newsletter & Website Advisory Committee Meeting

PLA Program Committee 

Legislation, Advocacy, and Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting

United for Libraries Board Meeting

Annual Conference Program Committee Meeting