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Thursday, January 23 - 6:30pm

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Smart Investing @ your library Reception [Closed] Reception Sheraton
Horizons Rooftop Ballroom
Description :

Private, invitation-only reception for Smart Investing @ your library grantees.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 24 - 8:00am

8:00am - 4:00pm
Smart investing @ your library Grantee Training [Closed] Other Sheraton
Freedom E
Description :

Private, invitation-only training for Smart Investing @ your library grantees.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 24 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:00am
Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees Orientation Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
116
Description :

Orientation session for trustees and unit liaisons.

Sponsors :
FTRF.
8:30am - 1:00pm
Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant (Part Two) Ticketed event Pennsylvania Convention Center
204 B
Description :

"ASCLA – the home to library consultants and independent librarians within ALA – is bringing back its wildly successful, sell-out workshop! Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide you through an active and engaging self-assessment to uncover your unique consulting potential and strengths. Takeaways include marketing tips, pricing your services, responding to RFPs, finding clients, business management strategies and so much more. **Note that this event is held over two days–Thursday afternoon and Friday morning–with an opportunity for networking on Thursday evening.**
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Friday, January 24 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
Unconference Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

An Unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itseld. Unlike most conferneces where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for out prodession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 24 - 11:30am

11:45am - 1:30pm
Smart Investing @ your library Grantee Training Lunch [Closed] Other Sheraton
Freedom G
Description :

Private, invitation-only lunch for Smart Investing @ your library grantees.

Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 24 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:45pm
Leadership Council Networking Session Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Regency A
Description :

n/a

Interests :
1:00pm - 4:00pm
NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL) Member Meeting [Closed] Pennsylvania Convention Center
126 B
Description :

Meeting to discuss updates and priorities for the NERL Consortium. Members only.

Interests :
Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
REFORMA (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 24 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Leadership Council Committee meeting Loews Hotel
Regency B
Description :

n/a

Interests :
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Taiga Forum Update Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
102 B
Description :

Taiga will be reporting out on its activities at the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum in November in Austin, TX, including the rich and thought-provoking conversations about diversity in academic libraries that occurred at the Taiga Forum. We will also be presenting and facilitating another fascinating conversation on issues that matter to us. Stay tuned for the topic and speaker(s). (See below in the Comments for this information) Taiga is building a robust community of practice for senior academic library leaders. Taiga is also a place for lively discourse, the sharing of information, learning from others, and catalytic networking!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Friday, January 24 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Executive Commitee Meeting & Happy Hour (ASCLA/COSLA) Reception, Social event Sheraton
Lobby Bar
Description :

Current members and those interested in learning more about ASCLA and COSLA are invited to this low-key happy hour event! Visit ASCLA's website at www.ala.org/ascla.

7:00pm - 8:30pm
CALA Board Leadership Training [Closed] Loews Hotel
Commonwealth A1
Description :

Chinese American Librarians Association Board training on leadership, governance and management of the nonprofit organization.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Chinese American Librarians Association (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Friday, January 24 - 7:30pm

7:30pm - 9:30pm
APALA Executive Board Meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
115 B
Description :

This is the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) regular Midwinter meeting.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 25 - 7:00am

7:00am - 8:00am
CANCELLED Think Fit Resistance Band Workout [$] Ticketed event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Lobby 13th & Arch St.
Description :

Thinking Fit in Philly! Start your morning with an energetic boost from this 60 minute resistance band workout led by certified local instructors with Weston Fitness. Sponsored by Innovative Interfaces, enjoy the morning's fitness focused session for only $15!

Registered participants will enjoy a light snack after your morning work out, and discounts at the local Marathon Grill restaurant (also sponsoring the event). Work out materials will be provided and early morning shuttles are scheduled for your convenience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
$15

Saturday, January 25 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Retired Members Round Table Meeting (RMRT) Committee meeting Marriott
Room 411
Description :

Meeting of Board, Committees, Members, and potential members - you don't have to be retired. We will plan for Las Vegas and other business.

8:30am - 11:30am
Leadership & ALSC Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
122 AB
Description :

ALSC committee chairs will meet with their Priority Group Consultants, along with hearing what's new in ALSC from President Starr LaTronica.

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
New Members Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Pennsylvania Convention Center
103 A
Description :

Are you a new ALCTS member or considering membership with ALCTS? Want to learn more about the division and how you can get involved? Join the ALCTS New Member Interest Group at our ALA Midwinter Conference meeting as we discuss these and other topics! ALCTS leaders will be on hand to share about the division and answer questions. The meeting will also feature breakout groups organized around topics that are of interest to new members including, but not limited to: networking, publishing with ALCTS, presenting at conferences, building your resume, current trends in technical services, being a new professional, etc. Breakout groups will provide an opportunity for new members to dialog with each other and an ALCTS veteran, sharing experience and asking questions.

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
BCALA 9th NCAAL Planning Meeting Committee meeting Courtyard
Washington
Description :

BCALA 9th NCAAL Planning Meeting

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Black Caucus of the American Library Association (Affiliate)

Saturday, January 25 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Executive Board Meeting for Beta Phi Mu [Closed] Affiliate Event, Committee meeting, Other Marriott
Room 406
Description :

The Executive Board is the governing body of Beta Phi Mu. It meets annually at the ALA Midwinter. The goal of the meeting is to set policy; authorize and dissolve chapters upon petition, review and adopt the annual budget, authorize expenditures for specific activities not included in the annual budget, provide leadership to the chapters, authorize seminars and other programs or training, carry out the requirements of the Bylaws, and initiate other activities to carry out the purposes of Beta Phi Mu.

Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
Beta Phi Mu (Affiliate)
Closed :
Exclusive to group members

Saturday, January 25 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm
DK Crafternoon with Jane Bull Author Event, Exhibitor session, Reception, Social event Pennsylvania Convention Center
204 B
Description :

Join DK's celebrated craft expert Jane Bull in a cozy afternoon crafting party. Take a break from the busy convention floor, make a crafty creature, read through Jane's inspiring craft books, while enjoying an afternoon tea and snack break.

The first 50 people to attend will receive a DK goody bag including a signed copy of Jane's newest book, Crafty Creatures.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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