ALA Midwinter 2011

Midwinter Calendar and Updates!

If you’ll be in San Diego, join ALSC for these exciting events!

FRIDAY, January 7
ALSC Speed Networking, 7:30 — 9 p.m., MAR/Santa Rosa
The object of the evening is to meet as many professionals as you can… with Speed Networking! Join ALSC for this fun spin on the classic speed dating structure. Participants will be organized to move around the room every couple of minutes, meeting new colleagues and exchanging ideas. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. ALSC Speed Networking is being sponsored by Disney-Hyperion.

SUNDAY, January 9
ALSC All Committee Meeting, 8 a.m. — Noon, SDCC/Room 32 A/B and 30 C/D
All committees will meet during this time to discuss the year’s happenings and future plans. All members are welcome to attend and sit-in on open committee meetings!

MONDAY, January 10
ALA Youth Media Awards Announcement, 7:45 a.m., SDCC/Ballrooms A-D
The ALA Public Information Office (PIO) coordinates the youth media awards press conference where children’s and young adult’s book and media awards are announced. Visit the Youth Media Awards Announcement page for more information.

Joint Youth Divisions Membership Reception, 6 – 7:30 p.m., SCDD/Room 02
Join AASL, ALSC and YALSA for this informal gathering that enables members to network and relax after a long day. Light refreshments will be provided.

A list of all ALSC meetings, locations and hotel codes is available on the ALSC Web site.

Tweeting? Use official Midwinter hashtags!
We know you like to tweet, so join us by using the official ALA Midwinter 2011 Twitter hashtags. The event itself will be using the hashtag #alamw11, and ALA’s official Midwinter account is @alamw. Follow the Youth Media Awards with the hashtag #alayma, or create your own. #alscmw11, anyone?

Keep up to date with your daily Cognotes
Cognotes is the official publication ALA conferences and will give you the inside scope on what’s happening day-to-day! Wondering about the Youth Media Award buzz? Looking for where to see your favorite author? Check out Cognotes! For more on what will be happening at ALA Midwinter, read the December 2010 edition before you leave!

Stay on-track with the new Conference Scheduler
Confused about how to manage your busy conference calendar in San Diego? Recently launched, the Conference Scheduler from ALA Connect lets you balance your events, see who else plans on going, and even makes recommendations on which events you should attend. To access the Conference Scheduler, you’ll need your ALA Connect username and password. Login starts here.

Questions? Contact Jenny Najduch at or (312) 280-4026, or Dan Rude at or (312) 280-2164.

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