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ALSC 2008 Midwinter Meeting Schedule
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 
The following locations were taken from the final draft schedule provided by ALA Conference Services.  For the most current list of meetings, please consult your Midwinter Meeting Program Book on-site and daily updates in Cognotes.
 
 

 HOTEL ABBREVIATION KEY   

 Pennsylvania Convention Center - PCC  Holiday Inn Express Midtown- HOL
 Courtyard Downtown- COURT  Loews Philadelphia- LOEWS (co-headquarters)
 Crowne Plaza- CROW  Marriott Philadelphia- MAR (co-headquarters)
 Doubletree- DOUB  Radisson Plaza Warwick- RAD
 Embassy Suites Center- EMB  Ritz Carlton Philadelphia- RITZ
 Four Seasons Philadelphia- FOUR  Sheraton Philadelphia- SHER
 Hampton Inn Center City- HAMP  Sofitel Philadelphia- SOFT
 Hilton Garden Inn City Center- HIL  Westin Philadelphia- WEST
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


ALA Awards Media Awards Press Conference
Monday, January 14, 8-9 a.m.
PCC, Ballroom B

Announcement of the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, Carnegie, Batchelder, Belpré, Geisel, Odyssey, Sibert Medals

ALA to provide live Webcast of top children/teen literary awards announcement January 14


* denotes a closed meeting

All Committee Meetings I & II
Sunday, January 13, 8-11:30 a.m.
All Committee Meeting I (SHER, Liberty BR A): Early Childhood Programs and Services, Intellectual Freedom, International Relations, Legislation, Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers, National Planning of Special Collections, Oral History, Public Awareness, Publications, Research and Development, Scholarships, School-Age Programs and Services, Great Web Sites
All Committee Meeting II (SHER, Liberty BR B): Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory, Children and Technology, Education, Liaison with National Organizations, Managing Children's Services, Membership, Organization and Bylaws, Program Coordinating, Quicklists, Charlemae Rollins, Awards Eligibility Task Force

All Discussion Group Meeting I & II
Sunday, January 13, 4-6 p.m.
All Discussion Group Meeting I (SHER, Liberty BR A): Children's Books, Collection Development, Collections of Children's Literature for Adult Research, Managing Children's Services
All Discussion Group Meeting II (SHER, Salon 5 & 6): Preschool Services, Public Library/School Partnerships

*Arbuthnot Lecture-2009
FOUR, Boardroom 561

Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Award and Notable Incoming Chairs Orientation Meeting
LOEWS, Washington A

Friday, January 11, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

*Batchelder Award-2008
SHER, Salon 1
Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8-11:30 a.m.

Batchelder Award-2009
CROW, Delaware
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

*Bechtel Fellowship-2008
RITZ, Liberty B
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

*Belpré Award-2008
EMB, Tower Conference Room

Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Belpré Award-2009
CROW, Manyunk
Sunday, January 13, 4-6 p.m.

Board of Directors
PCC, Room 303 A

Saturday, January 12, 2-5:30 p.m.
Monday, January 14, 2-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 2-5:30 p.m.

Budget Committee
Sunday, January 13, 4-6 p.m. (MAR, Conference Suite I)
Tuesday, January 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (PCC, Room 310)

*BWI Summer Reading Program Grant
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (EMB, Logan)
Sunday, January 13, 8-11:30 a.m. (RITZ, Liberty B)

*Caldecott Award-2008
RITZ, William Penn

Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12:00 noon

Caldecott Award-2009
FOUR, Boardroom 561

Saturday, January 12, 4-6 p.m.

*Carnegie Award-2008
CROW, Boardroom
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Carnegie Award-2009
CROW, Boardroom
Sunday, January 13, 4-6 p.m.

*Distinguished Service Award-2008
LOEWS, Congress C
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Division Leadership
LOEWS, Regency Ballroom A

Saturday, January 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Executive Committee
PCC, Room 300

Thursday, January 10, 2-4:30 p.m.

*Geisel Award-2008
WEST, Boardroom
Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Geisel Award-2009
HIL, Salon E
Saturday, January 12, 4-6 p.m.

Great Interactive Software for Kids
SHER, Salon 4

Saturday, January 12, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Monday, January 14, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

*Hayes Award
SHER, Salon 2
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA Executive Committees
PCC, 110 A/B

Thursday, January 10, 4:30-6 p.m.

Joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA Intellectual Freedom Committee
PCC, 107 A

Saturday, January 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Joint AASL/ALSC/YALSA School and Public Library Cooperation Interdivisional Committee
MAR, Room 414
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Joint ALSC/REFORMA Executive Committee Meeting
LOEWS, Congress A

Saturday, January 12, 6-7 p.m.

Joint Youth Council Caucus
PCC, 108 B
Monday, January 14, 7-10 a.m.

Joint Youth Legislation Committee
PCC, 308
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Joint Youth Membership Reception
COURT, Grand Ballroom
Monday, January 14, 6-8 p.m.

*Newbery Award-2008
RITZ, Independence

Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Newbery Award-2009
FOUR, Adams Room

Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Notable Children's Books
PCC, Room 102 A/B

Friday, January 11, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Monday, January 14, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 15, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Notable Children's Recordings
SHER, Salon 10

Friday, January 11, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon; 1:30-6:30 p.m.; and 8-10 p.m.

Notable Children's Videos
CROW, Congress
Friday, January 11, 1:30-5:30 p.m. and 7:30-10 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-6:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.

Odyssey Award Committee-2008
RAD, Spruce
Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Organization & Bylaws
CROW, Manyunk

Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Past Presidents' Breakfast
DOUB, Maestro
Saturday, January 12, 7:30-9 a.m.

*Penguin Young Readers Group Awards
RITZ, Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, January 13, 8-10 a.m.

Priority Group Consultants
LOEWS, Regency BR A

Saturday, January 12, 8-9 a.m.

*Sibert Award-2008
EMB, Penn

Friday, January 11, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Saturday, January 12, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Sunday, January 13, 8 a.m.-12 noon

Sibert Award-2009
CROW, Constitution

Sunday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Storytelling Discussion Group
MAR, Room 307

Monday, January 14, 8-10 p.m.

*Tandem Library Books Literature Program Award
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (CROW, Executive Boardroom)
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (RITZ, Arden Room)

*Wilder Award-2009
Saturday, January 12, 1:30-5:30 p.m. (SHER, Parlor A)
Sunday, January 13, 8-10 a.m. (LOEWS, Robert Board Room)

Other ALSC Events at Midwinter
 
We regret the cancellation, due to low registration, of the Pre-Midwinter Institute
Teen Parents Raising Readers: Youth Services Staff Making it Happen

 
*Invitational Seminar-
Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training
MAR, Salon A
Friday, January 11, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


 

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