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Friday, January 30 - 8:00am

8:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED Board Update & Effectiveness Seminar (ACRL) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Arkansas Room
Description :

n/a

Interests :

Friday, January 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED Citizens Save Libraries Train-the-Trainer Discussion/Interest group McCormick Place West
W179b
Description :

United for Libraries presents a "train-the-trainer" session on how to use the free "Citizens-Save-Libraries Power Guide for Successful Advocacy."

8:30am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Developing Mobile Apps to Support Field Research [$] Preconference/Institute McCormick Place West
W476
Description :

Researchers in most disciplines do some form of field research. Too often they collect data on paper which is not only inefficient but vulnerable to data loss. Surveys and other data collection instruments can easily be created as mobile apps with the resulting data stored safely on the campus server and immediately available for analysis. The apps also enable added functionality like improved data validity through use of authority files and capturing GPS coordinates.

Cost :
$235 LITA Member; $350 ALA Member; $380 Non-Member

Friday, January 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 12:00pm
CANCELLED ARL Strategic Approaches for New Assessment Professionals [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
Grant Park/CC 12A
Description :

A follow up in-person meeting for participants in the November session of the ARL seminar “Leading a Strategic Assessment Program in a Research Library: An ARL Seminar for Recently Appointed Assessment Professionals.”

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED ARL Assessment Forum Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency McCormick
Grant Park/CC 12A
Description :

The Library Assessment Forum features the latest happenings in this area and brings people together in between the biennial “Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment.” The conference goal is to build and further a vibrant library assessment community by bringing together interested practitioners and researchers who have responsibility or interest in the broad field of library assessment. Our goal is to foster an energetic community that is deeply committed to improving our libraries and documenting our contributions to individual and institutional success. For more information, see: http://www.libraryassessment.org/.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency McCormick
Grant Park/CC 12A
Description :

The ARL Survey Coordinators and SPEC Liaisons Meeting is a biannual event hosted by ARL at the ALA Annual Conference and ALA Midwinter Meeting. No registration is required. We look forward to meeting the ARL Statistics survey coordinators and SPEC liaisons at ALA in Chicago. Part of the meeting will focus on the findings from the special collections data and the work the committee is doing to develop a framework and associated data collection in relation to facilities.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED CPLA Certification Review Committee [Closed] Committee meeting Hyatt Regency Chicago
Skyway 281
Description :

Meeting of the Certified Public Library
Administrator Certification Review Committee

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Allied Professional Association
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Executive Committee Meeting (RUSA) Committee meeting Renaissance Blackstone
Mayor's Boardroom
Description :

Meeting of RUSA's Executive Committee members. This meeting is open to all.

Saturday, January 31 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
CANCELLED: Kitchen Table Conversations Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group Hyatt Regency McCormick
Boardroom 1
Description :

At this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, we are continuing the kitchen-table type conversations with ALA members and attendees about their aspirations for ALA as their professional community – a community of members, staff and external allies. As the Board considers future directions for ALA in a time of significant change, your voice is very important. We urge you to participate so you are heard as we consider the best ways for ALA to work with and on behalf of members now and in the future. To ensure your seat, please register in advance by visiting http://vols.pt/Eab9qU. We will fill spaces on a first-come basis, and you are welcome to join without signing up provided there’s space.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
8:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: Successfully Competing for Marketshare in the Ebook Space McCormick Place West
W475a
Description :

Sponsored by Total Boox, a new ebook service based on the premise that libraries need not settle for less than instant, simultaneous access or pay for the content not read by their patrons, this panel seeks to challenge existing patterns in ebook buying and engage the leaders among us to identify the trends moving the industry into promising new territories. One of those trends is the strong interest in the reading activities of public library patrons.

Sponsors :
ALA
Unofficial Event
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
CANCELLED: Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Alice Hoffman Other, Speaker Series McCormick Place West
W375b/Skyline
Description :

“It is with deep regret that I won’t be able to speak at ALA Midwinter. I was so looking forward to spending time with such an esteemed group of people who shape the lives of readers young and old every day.

As a child, librarians changed my destiny. The library introduced me to the first books I fell in love with—the works of Edward Eager, Mary Norton, P.L. Travers, Ray Bradbury, and so many more—and those books saved me. They allowed me to see beyond the confines of my neighborhood. These books, introduced to me through the library, showed me that there was a whole world to explore, that I didn’t know before.

I hope to have another opportunity to speak at an American Library Association conference in the future. My most heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you for all of your hard work to put books into the hands of readers!” – Alice Hoffman

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 31 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 2:00pm
CANCELLED ASCLA Consultants Networking Luncheon [$] Social event McCormick Place West
W185d
Description :

Do you consider yourself a library consultant? Would you like to become a library consultant? Lunch and learn with colleagues! The Library Consultants’ Networking Luncheon provides an opportunity to meet others and discuss the skills, craft, and business of consulting.

The event is a ticketed event. You can add this event to your Midwinter Conference registration. REGISTRATION RATES: ASCLA members, $79; ALA members, $95; non-ALA members, $99; Student/Retired members of ALA, $79.

Cost :
ASCLA members, $79; ALA members, $95; non-ALA members, $99; Student/Retired members of ALA, $79.

Saturday, January 31 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED RUSA President's Program Planning Committee Meeting Committee meeting Hilton Chicago
Conference Room 5D
Description :

This discussion is organized by the 2015 RUSA President’s Program Planning Committee and the RUSA Just Ask Task Force.

Interests :
1:00pm - 3:00pm
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Richard C. Lyons (Lylea Creative Resources) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5019
Description :

But By the Chances of War
A series of epic poems examining issues of war in four different periods of global conflict.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED Knight News Library Challenge: Winner Reception [Closed] Reception, Social event Hilton Chicago
Williford A
Description :

Reception following announcement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Sunday, February 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
CANCELLED OCLC QuestionPoint Users Group Meeting Hyatt Regency McCormick
DuSable/CC 21AB
Description :

Join the QuestionPoint product team to find out the latest QuestionPoint news and discuss virtual reference topics of interest with colleagues.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, February 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
CANCELLED: ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee Other McCormick Place West
W195
Description :

ALA Center for Civic Life Advisory Committee

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, February 1 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
CANCELLED Standards Committee Meeting (ACRL) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Missouri Room
Description :

n/a

Sunday, February 1 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force I (ACRL) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Columbus A
Description :

The ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force has concluded its work and will not hold a business meeting at the ALA MW meeting. To learn about next steps with the proposed new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/9720

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Sunday, February 1 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED ACRL 2017 Brainstorming Meeting (ACRL) Committee meeting Sheraton Chicago
Sheraton Ballroom 1
Description :

n/a

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community Engagement Forum/Update/Assembly, News You Can Use McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

Join the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services as three library literacy professionals from the Chicago area discuss successful and replicable programs and services geared toward English language learners. The session, titled “ELL Practitioners Panel: Innovations in Community Engagement” will be held from 3 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1 from 3 - 4 p.m. in room W183 at McCormick Place West.

This hour-long panel will feature Patricia Barch with the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg, Illinois; Esther Chase from the Berwyn Public Library in Berwyn, Illinois; and Carmen Patlan with the Waukegan Public Library in Waukegan, Illinois, as they discuss their experiences as participants in The American Dream Starts @ your library®, a grant initiative funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and administered by the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services. The three panelists will discuss tips, tools, resources and best practices based on their years of experience serving English language learners in the dynamic and diverse communities surrounding Chicago.

This session is part of the News You Can Use series of updates on the latest trends in the profession, and is open to all registered attendees of ALA’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED What's Cooking @ ALA - Cookie Love Other McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

Pastry creator MINDY SEGAL specializes in contemporary American cuisine, putting a modern twist on traditional classics. The James Beard Foundation nominated her for Outstanding Pastry Chef in the country five years in a row, and she has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Food & Wine, and O, the Oprah magazine, as well as made appearances on television, including Today and the Food Network. Mindy is the proprietor of Chicago's popular HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 5:00pm
CANCELLED Website Advisory Committee Meeting (ALA) Committee meeting McCormick Place West
W182
Description :

The WAC meeting will take place virtually on Monday, February 9, from 1-2pm CST. To view the agenda and information about how to participate, go to http://connect.ala.org/node/233532..

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, February 2 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
CANCELLED LibQUAL+ Workshop Forum/Update/Assembly Hyatt Regency McCormick
DuSable/CC 21C
Description :

LibQUAL+ will offer a series of free workshops for current and potential participants in conjunction with the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, February 2 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
CANCELLED: Monday Ignite Session: Creating Fun Viral Content with Ease Forum/Update/Assembly McCormick Place West
W183a
Description :

It's easy to go viral on social media with stuff you are already doing. Not everything has to promote a specific event - just put your library out there and show yourself off as awesome and relevant (cause you are). Plug in your scanner, and have fun!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)