The ALA’s Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX is right around the corner, on January 20-24, 2012.
This year, there’s more reason than ever to attend. Midwinter will host two exciting authors, Susan Cain and John Green, as well as public policy guru and President’s Program featured speaker, Rich Harwood.
ALA is also bringing back the Fun Run! On Saturday, January 21, you can participate in the 5k Fun Run & Walk through the streets of downtown Dallas. This is part of ALA’s commitment to well-being with the Think Fit @ ALA designation. Look for events and programs with the Think Fit logo!
On Monday, January 23 at 7:45 CT, ALSC will join other divisions and units in hosting the 2012 Youth Media Awards. It is here that ALSC will give out the coveted Newbery and Caldecott as well as several others including the Sibert, Batcheleder, Carnegie, Geisel, Belpré, and Odyssey awards. The event is being broadcast live from ALA’s Youth Media Award page. You can discuss the event via Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtags #alayma and #alamw12.
To manage your time at Midwinter, ALA recently released a downloadable Excel schedule. You can check it out at www.alamidwinter.org. Via ALA Connect, participants will also be able to use the Conference Scheduler. This feature will be available in December.
Can’t be in Texas in January? You can join us here on the ALSC Blog. We’ll be live-blogging the event from Dallas, just like at Annual Conference last summer. We’ll be posting pictures and video from from our time at Midwinter, so check back frequently!