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Format: 09/23/2017 - 6pm
Format: 09/23/2017 - 6pm
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Friday, January 24 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CPLA Certification Reveiw Committee [Closed] Committee meeting Marriott
Conference Suite 1
Description :

Meeting of the Certified Public Library Administrator Certification Reveiw Committee.

Sponsors :
ALA
ALA Allied Professional Association
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Executive Committee Meeting (RUSA) Committee meeting Marriott
Room 302
Description :

Meeting of the RUSA Executive Committee

3:00pm - 4:00pm
IRRT International Welcome Session Reception Marriott
Grand B
Description :

Welcome session for International Librarians attending Midwinter.

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LLAMA Board of Directors I Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
304
Description :

LLAMA Board of Directors I

3:00pm - 4:00pm
LLAMA Program Committee Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
112 B
Description :

LLAMA Program Committee

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nominating Committee Meeting I Committee meeting Courtyard
Phillip H. Johnson Library
Description :

Committee to create/review election slate for GODORT for upcoming ALA Elections

3:00pm - 4:00pm
OITP - AL21C Subcommittee Meeting Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
110 A
Description :

subcommittee meeting

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
OITP - Copyright Education Subcommittee Meeting Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
105 A
Description :

meeting of the subcommittee

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
OLAC Membership Meeting Marriott
Franklin 02
Description :

A meeting of Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC) membership. Any cataloger interested in non-print cataloging is welcome. The session will include presentations on related topics, followed by business updates and information about OLAC from members of the Executive Board.

Interests :
Sponsors :
Affiliate Organization
OnLine Audiovisual Catalogers (Affiliate)
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program Committee Meeting Committee meeting Courtyard
Washington
Description :

Meeting to create and flesh out proposed programs for summer conference

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Transforming Collections Task Force (ALCTS) Committee meeting Pennsylvania Convention Center
112 A
Description :

Meeting of the Transforming Collections TF

Friday, January 24 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:15pm
ERT/Booklist Author Forum Author Event, Speaker series Pennsylvania Convention Center
Grand BR A
Description :

In an unmissable ERT/Booklist Author Forum, five acclaimed children’s book creators—Tonya Bolden, Brian Floca, Kadir Nelson, Steve Sheinkin, and Melissa Sweet—join fellow author and Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Ilene Cooper as she moderates the discussion about award-winning nonfiction for youth.

Tonya Bolden’s many exemplary books for kids include Tell All the Children Our Story and Maritcha, an ALA Notable Book for Children and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She has written about George Washington Carver, Martin Luther King, W.E.B. Dubois, women’s history, Reconstruction America, and many other topics. She reveals more about her writing life and inspiration in this Book Links interview. Visit Bolden online at www.tonyaboldenbooks.com.

Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Lightship, also a Sibert Honor Book and a Booklist Top of the List winner—Youth Picture Book; The Racecar Alphabet, an ALA Notable Children’s Book, and this year’s Locomotive, which received a starred review in Booklist. He has illustrated Avi’s Poppy stories, Kate Messner’s Marty McGuire novels, and Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan’s Ballet for Martha: Making Appalachian Spring, a Sibert Honor Book and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection. Visit Floca online at www.brianfloca.com.
Kadir Nelson is one of the most accomplished, award-winning illustrators working today and is known for his stunning paintings depicting the African American experience. He won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans and has received additional Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards, and an NAACP Image Award. Nelson’s authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book, and a Booklist Editors’ Choice selection. Visit Nelson online at www.kadirnelson.com.
Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of several highly regarded books on American history, including The Notorious Benedict Arnold, which won the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His recent book Bomb was a Newbery Honor Book, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the Sibert Award as well as the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults. Visit Sheinkin online at www.stevesheinkin.com.
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books, from board books to picture books and nonfiction titles. Her collages and paintings have appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, and more. After a childhood making paper dolls, and playing with paint–by–number kits, Colorforms, and a Spirograph, she now writes and illustrates picture books, using the same simple materials to construct her brilliant mixed-media collage illustrations. She has received a Caldecott Honor, for A River of Words by Jen Bryant, the Robert F. Sibert Medal for “Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” and two New York Times Best Illustrated citations. Read more about the research and craft Melissa Sweet brings to her illustrated biographies in this Book Links interview and visit Sweet online at www.melissasweet.net

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 24 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Meet the Authors: Wendy Lesser (Macmillan (Adult)) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 622
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Tonya Bolden (ABRAMS) - See ERT/Booklist Author Forum Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 713
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Quinn (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Meet Kate Quinn, author of The Lion and the Rose, signing her book at the Penguin booth!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laurice Molinari (Zonderkidz) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 737
Description :

The Ether: Vero Rising - While living a seemingly ordinary life, a 12-year-old boy discovers his true identity of a guardian angel and must begin his intense training under the guidance of the archangels while still living his suburban life.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Megan Howrey & Christina Lynch (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Meet the authors of City of Lost Dreams & City of Dark Magic at the Penguin Group booth!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Exhibits Open / All Conference Reception Other, Reception Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A-C
Description :

ENJOY FREE FOOD AND GREAT PRIZES AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT OPENING RECEPTION!
The ALA Exhibits Round Table and your ALA Exhibitors welcome you to this year’s Midwinter Meeting! Enjoy free food and visit your favorite companies!
Remember to sign up to win fabulous prizes! Below is a partial list of participating companies. Visit their booth and sign up to win! Be sure to look for other
participating exhibitors on the exhibit floor. Winning names will be posted in Cognotes and will be running on a monitor in the exhibit hall for the remainder
of the meeting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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