For immediate release | November 29, 2012

ALA-APA Networking Reception and Fundraiser

CHICAGO —The Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) of the American Library Association presents its first-ever fundraising event. From 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA-APA will host The Networking Reception at the W Hotel (Seattle) - Great Room 1.

Join your colleagues for an evening of fun, music and refreshments as you experience a taste of Seattle’s nightlife. Enjoy the camaraderie of friends and conference attendees at this premier social event. Take advantage of this opportunity to win one of the door prizes as you mingle and network with other library professionals at The Networking Reception.

Tickets cost $50 and may be purchased as part of the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting registration by visiting the registration page. You may also mail payments to: ALA-APA, Networking Reception, Attn: Kimberly L. Redd, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL, 60611. All proceeds from the event support the ongoing work of the ALA-APA. All ALA members are encouraged to purchase at least one ticket. Those not planning to attend the conference are encouraged to make a donation.

The ALA Allied Professional Association is a nonprofit organization chartered in the State of Illinois for the purpose of promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.” Although it has no members, it serves as a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA), an educational association chartered in the State of Massachusetts to “promote library service and librarianship.”

Establishment of the ALA Allied Professional Association was authorized by the ALA Council in June 2001, to enable the certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree. In January 2002, with the approval of preliminary bylaws, the scope of the organization was broadened to include advocacy for the “mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.”

“Celebrate Your Association, Celebrate Yourself”. For additional questions or information about sponsorship opportunities contact: or 312-280-4278.


Kimberly Redd

Program Officer

Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR)

1-800-545-2433 ext.4279