Select ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference Schedule for Chapters

A calendar of select meetings and events and programs associated with the American Library Association Chapter Relations Office and Chapter Relations Committee.



The Chapter Relations Office not only helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout ALA but in doing so also helps maintain and improve the ALA and Chapters partnership. In addition to CRO, the interests of Chapters are represented within ALA by the Chapter Relations Committee (CRC), which meets each Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference, and serves as an advisory committee to the CRO. The Chapter Relations Committee was founded on January 11, 1967. The Chapter Relations Office was founded on June 28, 1979.

Begin planning your full schedule today. Registration closes January 15, 2021.

Meetings outside of Midwinter Meeting Schedule

Chapter Leaders Forum - Friday, February 5, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

Registration link: coming soon

Midwinter 2021 Meetings and Sessions

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Chapter Relations Committee 1

Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

You must register in advance for this Zoom meeting here

Monday, January 25, 2021

Chapter Relations Committee 2

Time 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

You must register in advance for this Zoom meeting here

On Demand Sessions

Libraries Build Business Lunch & Learn: Project Update

Excerpt from program abstract:

Libraries Build Business is a national initiative of the American Library Association, supported by,

to partner with a cohort of 13 public libraries. The cohort will build local capacity and expand services for small businesses and entrepreneurs with a

focus on businesses owned by people from low-income and underrepresented groups, such as Black, Latinx, and women-owned businesses

Navigating Advocacy in a Virtual World

Excerpt from program abstract:

Join congressional staff at the federal and state level along with seasoned advocates for a discussion on the best practices for making an impact virtually, and learn valuable tips on how to maximize

social media and other digital communications to make your voice heard, and establish meaningful relationships with your newly elected officials.

New Directions from State and Federal Policy Makers. Maximize your Influence!

Excerpt from program abstract:

The start of a new Administration, Congress, and state legislative sessions is an exciting time with unlimited potential to address important issues.

Understanding the new power dynamics in Washington and in state capitals is a complex undertaking.

Join us as we work to simplify these complexities and hear from insider influencers.

Promoting Whole Health: Nurturing Staff’s Mental, Emotional, and Physical Wellbeing

Excerpt from program abstract:

Learn about strategies, programming, and training designed to help staff cope with stressors and build resilience.

Consider how your library system might assess and respond to colleagues’ needs in innovative and effective ways.