United for Libraries Programs: ALA Midwinter Meeting

The 2020 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting will be held Jan. 24-28 in Philadelphia.ALA Midwinter Meeting

Registration and ticket information
View the United for Libraries program calendar

United for Libraries Institute: Trustees, Friends, and Foundations

Sat., Jan. 25
1-4 p.m.
The Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Branch (Montgomery Auditorium)
Free; registration required (event code: UNI1)

Library Trustees, Friends groups, Foundations, and staff are invited to join a free afternoon of expert speakers and learning opportunities.

Spotlight on Adult Literature 

Sat., Jan. 25
2-4 p.m.

Visit participating publishers for book and galley giveaways, author signings, raffles, and more. Sponsored by United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services.

Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA

Sun., Jan. 26
2-4 p.m.
Advance tickets $60 ($55 United for Libraries division members); onsite tickets $65 (if available)
Philadelphia Marriott, Grand HIJ
Event code: UNI2

Bestselling authors Lily King (“Writers & Lovers,” Grove Press/Ingram), David Nicholls (“Sweet Sorrow,” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Judy Batalion (“The Light of Days,” William Morrow/HarperCollins), Janelle Brown (“Pretty Things: A Novel,” Random House/Penguin Random House), Sam Lansky (“Broken People,” Hanover Square Press/Harlequin), and Amy Engel (“The Familiar Dark,” Dutton/Penguin Random House) will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert, will moderate. Tea and light refreshments will be served. A book signing will follow; United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2019 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA.

Donuts & Dialogue for Trustees, Friends, and Foundations 

Sun., Jan. 26
8:30-10 a.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 105-AB
Join United for Libraries for this discussion group for library Trustees, Friends, and Foundations.

Additional Meetings & Events

United for Libraries Board Meeting
Sun., Jan. 26
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 106-B