Ticketed Events

Midwinter 2014 Institutes and Special Events

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing alaregistration@compusystems.com.


ALA (American Library Association)

 

ALA-APA- Other
APA Networking Reception & Fundraiser
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Event Code: ALA2

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$50

$50

Division Member

$50

$50

Retired Member

$50

$50

Student Member

$50

$50

Non-Member

$50

$50

Join colleagues for an opportunity to socialize and enjoy fun, live entertainment, and refreshments during the 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Don’t miss the chance to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones at this networking fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support the ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) work in promoting “the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers” through research, advocacy and enabling the certification of individuals in specializations beyond the initial professional degree." Have fun while also supporting a worthy cause!

ALA- Optional Event
Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, January 24, 2014, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALA3

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$75

$75

Division Member

$75

$75

Retired Member

$75

$75

Student Member

$75

$75

Non-Member

$75

$75

The Chapter Leaders Forum presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders such as yourself) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare you to lead your association. Past topics have included Membership Development and Retention, New Revenue Ideas, Association Management, and Advocacy. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.


ALCTS
 (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

ALCTS/ bepress Digital Commons - Institute
Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC1

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$269

$269

Division Member

$219

$219

Retired Member

$99

$99

Student Member

$99

$99

Non-Member

$319

$319

In February 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a memorandum directing Federal agencies to expand public access to the results of taxpayer-funded research. Several means of addressing this mandate, including CHORUS (offered by the Association of American Publishers) and SHARE (offered by the Association of Research Libraries), have been proposed. This symposium will explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery, and preservation of federally funded research.


ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies)

ASCLA- Institute
Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Be a Successful Library Consultant
Thursday, January 23, 2014, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm 
Event Code: ASC1

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$299

$299

Division Member

$279

$279

Retired Member

$229

$229

Student Member

$229

$229

Non-Member

$339

$339

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. This institute will not be offered in Las Vegas, so don’t miss this opportunity!  SPECIFIC EVENT TIMES: Thursday, January 23,1:00pm-5:30pm and Friday, January 24, 8:30am-1:00pm.

ASCLA- Institute
Designing Online Courses for Significant Learning Experiences
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: ASC3

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$299

$299

Division Member

$279

$279

Retired Member

$229

$229

Student Member

$229

$229

Non-Member

$349

$349

Are you interested in developing and teaching online courses that create the best possible learning experiences for student participants? Are you currently teaching an online course but looking for ways to enhance the course structure and content? Using a collaborative, hands-on approach, presenters Dr. Stewart Ross and Linda Jacoby will guide institute participants through the (re)design of an online course using an integrated course design template. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the skills and confidence to assist others in the development of online courses, or to develop their own online training modules or courses. The techniques applied in this session can also be applied to face-to-face course development.

ASCLA- Optional Event
Consultants Networking Luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm 
Event Code: ASC4

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$95

$95

Division Member

$79

$79

Retired Member

$79

$79

Student Member

$79

$79

Non-Member

$99

$99

Lunch and learn with colleagues! This event provides an opportunity for consultants and independent librarians to make connections with other professionals. We’ll also have an hour of education focused on valuable skills for consultants; last year’s event covered icebreaker activities, refining your elevator speech, and Twitter. The event is hosted by ASCLA’s Library Consultants Interest Group (http://connect.ala.org/node/151445). Whether you’re new to consulting or have decades of experience, please join this fun group for some peer-to-peer networking and education.

 


LITA
 (Library and Information Technology Association)

LITA-Institute
Strategic Social Media: Creating Library Community Online
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
Event Code: LIT1

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$350

$350

Division Member

$235

$235

Retired Member

$350

$350

Student Member

$350

$350

Non-Member

$380

$380

Social media is more than a way to inform users; it is a powerful means to build community.  Presenters will go beyond the basics by demonstrating how to create a social media guide for developing communities on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, and Foursquare. Find ways to integrate social media efforts into your organization’s strategic plan and to establish best practices and assessment methodologies. Emphasis includes creating a meaningful voice and a compelling personality.

LITA-Institute
Level Up Web: Modern Web Development and Management Practices for Libraries
Friday, January 24, 2014, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Event Code: LIT2

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$350

$350

Division Member

$235

$235

Retired Member

$350

$350

Student Member

$350

$350

Non-Member

$380

$380

 

Web development is finally coming into its own in libraries! For decades, we've been relying on third-party vendors to provide us with our web services, but modern CMSs have made it possible for libraries to develop robust sites at reasonable costs. And while more and more libraries are employing full-time developers with a computer science background, there are still many struggling to develop and maintain a minimal web presence outside of the OPAC. Libraries can no longer afford this model of web maintenance, but often, the hardest part of moving forward is not knowing what you don't know! If you've ever felt that way, or don't know HOW to level up your library website, this session is for you! Topics will include: how to launch and execute a user-centric discovery and design process; content strategy; web governance and staffing; information architecture; managing a web environment/CMS; iterative development; iterative development; and version control. Attendees will leave with tailored plans, covering both short-term wins and long-term strategies, to "level up" their own web presences when they return to their libraries.

 

LLAMA- Institute


LLAMA Career Institute: Writing and Editing: Developing Career Skills and Building Your Professional Reputation
Friday, January 24, 2014, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Event Code: LAM1

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$175

$175

Division Member

$125

$125

Retired Member

$175

$175

Student Member

$95

$95

Non-Member

$275

$275

Writing or editing a professional publication is a great way to advance your career and showcase your knowledge for a global audience.  In this half-day institute, you’ll learn the elements of successful writing as librarians share their experiences, tips, and motivations for publishing.  Editors from a variety of publications will share what they look for in writers and contributors.  If you’ve considered writing as a way to fuel your professional growth, plan to join us.   



UNITED
 (United for Libraries)

UNITED- Optional Event
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, January 27, 2014, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Event Code: UNI1

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$55

$55

Division Member

$49

$49

Retired Member

$55

$55

Student Member

$55

$55

Non-Member

$55

$55

Don’t miss this traditional event sponsored by United for Libraries. Bestselling writers, including Sue Monk Kidd, will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with some books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. Purchase tickets early to this event, which is always a sell-out.

 


YALSA
 (Young Adult Library Services Association)

YALSA- Optional Event
YALSA’s Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation
Monday, January 27, 2014, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: YAL1

Ticket Prices

Category

Early Bird

Advance

ALA Member

$19

$19

Division Member

$19

$19

Retired Member

$19

$19

Student Member

$19

$19

Non-Member

$19

$19

Come to this ticketed event and help the Young Adult Library Services Association celebrate the 2014 honorees and winners of the Morris Award and YA Nonfiction Award! Enjoy coffee, tea and danish and listen to the winners and finalists speak about their honored titles. After the speeches, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books.

 

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later. Registration opens Monday, September 9, at 9:00 am CST.

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