United for Libraries Programs: ALA Midwinter Meeting

The 2019 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting will be held Jan. 25-29 in Seattle.ALA Midwinter Meeting

Registration and ticket information

Calendar of United for Libraries meetings and events at Midwinter

Flyer featuring United for Libraries events at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

United for Libraries Institute: Trustees, Friends, and Foundations

Sat., Jan. 26
11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Seattle Public Library, Microsoft Auditorium
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.

Spotlight on Book Club Picks

Sat., Jan. 26
2-4 p.m.
Washington State Convention Center, Exhibits Hall

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. Sponsored by Book Club Central, United for Libraries, Booklist, and Conference Services.

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Sun., Jan. 27
2-4 p.m.
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Leonesa Ballroom
Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available)
Event code: UNI1




Bestselling authors Wayétu Moore, Juliet Grames, Chris Pavone, Annie Ward, Clare Mackintosh, and G. Willow Wilson 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 2018 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

Additional Meetings & Events

The E’s of Libraries® Task Force Meeting
Sat., Jan. 26
8:00-10 a.m.
Hyatt at Olive 8, Azure

United for Libraries Committee/Task Force Work Session
Sat., Jan. 26
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hyatt at Olive 8, Azure

United for Libraries Board Meeting
Sun., Jan. 27
8:00-10:30 a.m.
Hyatt at Olive 8, Ballroom DE

Boards of Trustees, Friends Groups & Library Foundations Brown Bag Lunch With an Expert
Sun., Jan. 27
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sheraton Seattle, Willow

Join experts in the field to discuss and learn about key topics and trends for Trustees, Friends, Foundation, and library directors. Bring a lunch – dessert will be provided.

Discussion topics will include:

  • Q&A with a Fundraising Mythbuster – Jan Masaoka, Director of California Association of Nonprofits
  • The E’s of Libraries® – Charity Tyler, Executive Director, Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library Foundation & Board Member, United for Libraries
  • Corporate Engagement Strategy – Beth Burns, President, The Friends of the Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Library
  • Intellectual Freedom – Ned Davis, Executive Director, Friends & Foundation of Rochester Public Library & Board Member, United for Libraries
  • How to Host an Author Event – Robin Hoklotubbe, Project Coordinator, Book Club Central; former Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Santa Clarita (Calif.) Public Library