ALA Midwinter 2018

First time at 2018 ALA Midwinter? Join Us for a Welcome Dinner

For new (and old) ALSC members, conferences can seem overwhelming. The ALSC membership committee wants to meet you and welcome you to ALSC and to Denver! What: ALSC “Dutch” (pay your own) Dinner When: Friday February 9th at 6:30 pm Where: Euclid Hall, 1317 14th Street Who: New ALSC members or first-time Midwinter attendees! Why: To learn more about ALSC, eat delicious food, make new friends and learn how to conquer the weekend! How: Please RSVP at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/X37T927Ke5xe8nn22 or email alscmembership@gmail.com There’s More!: After dinner, a group will head to the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) event featuring illustrator Jillian Tamaki.  Anyone interested is invited to join.

ALA Midwinter 2018

Refine your advocacy skills at 2018 ALA Midwinter

The 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting is right around the corner. Before you get too far along in planning your schedule, I want to highlight the advocacy-related meetings taking place. The fun begins on Friday, Feb. 8th, with the Advocacy and Intellectual Freedom Bootcamp and Advocacy Training Institute. At these two ticketed events, organized by ALA’s Office of Library Advocacy and Office of Intellectual Freedom, you will learn proven strategies to effectively implement an advocacy plan for your library and garner the support of your community. After learning the nuts and bolts of library advocacy, sit in on a committee meeting. Both the Committee on Library Advocacy and PLA’s Legislation and Advocacy Committee meet on Saturday morning followed by an afternoon meeting of the UNITED Legislation, Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom Committee. All three meetings are open and included with full conference registration. You can find these and other advocacy-related meetings in the…