Skip Navigation ALA Home ALA home Contact Us Sitemap Support ALA Join ALA Login
Libraries & YouEducation & CareersAwards & ScholarshipsOur AssociationIssues & Advocacy
Professional ToolsEventsProducts & PublicationsNews
 
Public Information Office
  About PIO
  Campaign for America's Libraries
  Fact sheets
  Press Kits
   AASL National Conference Press Kit 2001
   AASL National Conference Press Kit 2005
   ACRL National Conference 2005
   ALA Annual Conference Press Kit 2005
   ALA Annual Conference Press Kit 2004
   ALA Annual Conference Press Kit 2003
   ALA Midwinter Meeting 2005
   ALA Midwinter Meeting 2004
   Banned Books Week 2005
   Banned Books Week 2004
   Banned Books Week 2003
   El día de los niños/ El día de los libros
   Library Card Sign-up Month 2005
   Library Card Sign-up Month 2004
   Library Card Sign Up Month 2003
   Library Card Sign Up Month 2002
   National Library Week 2005
   National Library Week 2004
   National Library Week Press Kit 2003
   PLA Conference 2004 Press Kit
   PLA Conference Press Kit 2002
   Teen Read Week Press Kit 2005
   Teen Read Week Press Kit 2004
   Teen Read Week Press Kit 2003
   White House Conference on School Libraries
   Recruitment Press Kit
   Recruitment Press Kit 2002
  Calendar
  Available PIO Materials
  Press Releases
  Promotions
  Contact Us
  Electronic Discussion Lists
  Media Relations Tools
  News Coverage of Library Stories
  Parents Page
  ALA Demographics
           
Opens new window to print this page

Midwinter Meeting - American Library Association

The American Library Association (ALA), the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds an annual business meeting known as the ALA Midwinter Meeting. Generally held in January, the conference draws more than 10,000 leaders in the library and information industry for some 2,500 meetings and events. Some 450 exhibits feature the latest in books, videos, computers and other materials available to today's libraries and their users.

Highlights include the announcement of the "Academy Awards" of children's literature - the Newbery and Caldecott Medals - and other awards and lists recognizing the best in literature and audiovisual materials for children, teens and adults. Other activities:

  • The President’s Program features a prominent speaker addressing a topic of significance. Past speakers have included author David McCullough and Amy Goodman.
  • Candidates for ALA offices present their views during a Candidate's Forum open to ALA membership.
  • Author Talks by best-selling authors, open to all full-registrants.
  • Gala Exhibit Opening Reception featuring gift-basket giveaways by exhibitors immediately following the Author Talks
  • Adult Literature Spotlight. Two hours devoted to the celebration of adult fiction and non-fiction. Galley giveaways and author signings on the show floor Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.

Technical Showcase. Juried technical papers presented on one of two Technical Showcase Stages. Attendees learn cutting-edge technology in an intimate setting, just right for highly interactive sessions.

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment provides a placement service for job seekers and employers. Interviewing facilities are provided.

Upcoming Midwinter Meetings:
January 9-14, 2004 San Diego
January 20-25, 2005 Boston
January 20-25 2006 San Antonio
January 19-24, 2007 Seattle

For exhibit information or conference registration, contact ALA Conference Services, 800-545-2433, ext. 3226. For press registration, call 800-545-2433, ext. 5041/5044. Also, see the ALA Web site at www.ala.org.

  


AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
50 E. Huron Chicago, IL 60611 Call Us Toll Free 1-800-545-2433

©2005 American Library Association. Copyright Statement
View our Privacy Policy. For questions or comments about the Web site, complete the Feedback Form.
FAQ   Member and Customer Service   Events Calendar