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 will lead concurrent breakout sessions.

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

ReferenceUSA

 


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 2017 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

Events

United for Libraries Membership Meeting
(all United for Libraries Board Members are asked to attend)

Sat., Feb. 10
8:30-10 a.m.
The Curtis Hotel, Peek-a-Boo Ballroom

Focus Group 1
Sat., Feb. 10
10:30-11:30 a.m.
The Curtis Hotel, Peek-a-Boo Ballroom



Focus Group 2
Sat., Feb. 10
Colorado Convention Center, 702/704/706



Public Library Trustees Discussion Group
Sun., Feb. 11
8:30-10 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver, Minteral Hall D/E
Join this informal discussion group and bring your best practices to share and questions to ask of fellow Trustees from across the country.

Friends & Foundation Discussion Group (Public Library Friends and Library Foundations) + Academic
Sun., Feb. 11
8:30-10 a.m.
Hyatt Regency Denver, Mineral Hall D/E

Meetings 

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



PLA Program Committee Meeting
Sat., Feb. 10
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 701



Nominating Committee (closed)
Sat., Feb. 10
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Colorado Convention Center, 301



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



Annual 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.
Sherton Denver, Tower Court C

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