Additional Virtual Events from ALA and Event Exhibitors

*The following will be consistently updated, so be sure to check back. *


 

ALA Events

 

Date & Time

Event NameHosted By


November 6, 2020


YA Services Symposium - Registration Closed


YALSA

January 23, 2021

11 am -12 pm CT

ISS Meeting

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AASL

January 23, 2021

11 am - 12 pm CT

ESLS Meeting

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AASL

January 23, 2021

5 pm - 6:30 pm CT

Virtual Membership Mingle

Join members of the ALA Membership Committee for a virtual networking event! This drop-in program will be split into three 30 minute sections, allowing you to come and go as your schedule permits. Each 30 minute session will provide a mix of work-related and fun topics to choose from and new opportunities for conversation will be created based on attendees’ immediate feedback. Come prepared to make new connections while discussing an exciting project underway at your library, your favorite breakfast food, or anything else that’s on your mind!  

This event is open to all, including non-members, so please pass the information on to interested parties.  We look forward to seeing you virtually!

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January 23, 2021

9 am - 10 am CT

NMRT Orientation

New to the Midwinter Meeting or ALA? Come and get a fun and informative introduction to both. Learn to navigate the a virtual conference, decipher the conference program, how ALA really works, and about ways to get involved. NMRT provides tips from the pros and the opportunity for you to get your questions answered.

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January 24, 2021

4 pm CT

Cocktails and Conversations with RUSA

You are cordially invited to Cocktails and Conversation with RUSA

Grab your favorite beverage and join us as we celebrate RUSA and connect with colleagues old and new! This free event is open to all Midwinter attendees; however, registration is required.

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RUSA

January 24, 2021

6 pm - 8 pm CT

NMRT Midwinter Social

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NMRT

January 24, 2021

7 pm - 8:30 pm CT

Rainbow Roundtable Midwinter e-Social

Connect with colleagues at the RRT e-social! Friends old and new will be gathering for fun and festivities! We will also announce the Adult Stonewall Book Awards winners! This gathering is open to all! Please pre-register to receive the event link.

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RRT

January 25, 2021

1 pm - 2 pm CT

Librarian Lounge: A Student Networking Session

Students! This is our time to get together! Hosted by students, for students.
Join us for a chance to recap what we have learned from the conference, bounce ideas off each other, connect with students/colleagues just like you from around the country, and network with mentors in the field.

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January 25, 2021

4 pm - 5 pm CT

Libraries Build Business Midwinter Mixer

Get to know the Libraries Build Business cohort in this informal mixer. Watch the Libraries Build Business Lunch & Learn: Project Updates (available on-demand), then bring your questions to the mixer! If you are a library worker interested in small business and entrepreneur programs and services, this is a great opportunity to learn about opportunities to join the peer learning network in the coming year.

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Public Policy and Advocacy Office

January 25, 2021

5 pm - 5:45 pm CT

Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) Meeting II

This is the second meeting of ALA's Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC). The charge of the IFC is to recommend policies for libraries and librarians, in accordance with the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Library Bill of Rights as adopted by ALA Council. See ala.org/aboutala/committees/ala/ala-if for more information. Guests are welcome.

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IFC

January 27, 2021

1 pm - 4 pm CT

ACRL Board I

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ACRL

January 29, 2021

1 pm - 4 pm CT

ACRL Board II

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ACRL

February 2, 2021

11 am - 1 pm CT

ACRL Joint Board/Budget & Finance

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ACRL

February 4, 2021

12 pm - 2 pm CT

ACRL Budget & Finance

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ACRL

 

February 4, 2021

3 pm CT 

 

RUSA book and media awards virtual ceremony, ft. Andrew Carnegie medal announcement 

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RUSA

 

 

Exhibitor Events
 

Date & TimeEvent DescriptionHosted By

 

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar
Chapter 18 - The Sea of Serpent Lilies

Join #ownvoices debut author, Payal Doshi in a chapter of her book Rea and the Blood of the Nectar: Chapter 18 - Sea of Serpent Lilies.

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Mango & Marigold

January 19, 2021

10:30 am- 12 pm CT

ALA Midwinter pre-conference virtual Book Buzz

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ALMA Publishers

January 21, 2021

10 am - 11 am CT

A new year and new possibilities! Join your fellow ILL community members and OCLC staff for a virtual interactive session focused on sharing experiences and lessons learned from 2020. Hear from Peter Collins as he provides a glimpse into what’s coming in the new year from OCLC and how we’ll all be moving forward together. This will be a chance for you to engage with ILL colleagues, join online discussions, and win prizes!

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OCLC

January 21, 2021

1 pm  - 4 pm CT

ALA MW '21 Pre-Game with Tor + Mac Lib

1:00pm - 1:50pm
YA Author Spotlight Panel
Featuring: Romina Garber (Lobizona/Cazadora)                                       Melissa Albert (Tales From The Hinterland)                                            Bethany C. Morrow (A Chorus Rises)                                                              Charlie Jane Anders (Victories Greater Than Death) 

2:00pm - 2:50pm                                                                                              YA + Adult Book Buzz with MacLib and Tor/Forge

3:00pm- 3:50pm                                                                                          Adult Author Spotlight Panel
Featuring: Lily Menon (Make Up Break Up)
Rivers Solomon (Sorrowland)
TJ Klune (The House In The Cerulean Sea/Under The Whispering Door)
Sarah Gailey (The Echo Wife)

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Macmillan 

January 22, 2021

7 am CT

Check It Out!

A Candlewick Virtual Book Club kicking off with first read, THE BLACK FRIEND: ON BEING A BETTER WHITE PERSON.

Description: Candlewick is kicking off a read-along book club with Frederick Joseph's New York Times Best-selling YA debut, THE BLACK FRIEND: ON BEING A BETTER WHITE PERSON as our first pick. Join us for the premiere of a conversation between our first host, SLJ School Librarian of the Year and the Read Woke Librarian, Cicely Lewis, and the author to learn more about this book and how you can read along with us throughout February!

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Candlewick

January 22, 2021

3 pm - 4 pm CT

Bloomsbury Spotlights 2021 Must Reads: Meet the Illustrators.

Meet the Creators! Join us for a special webcast putting a spotlight on the beautiful illustrations from three upcoming Bloomsbury titles. Learn about the dynamic artistic process behind Andy Harkness’s WOLFBOY, the latest in Tom Percival’s Big Bright Feelings series, MEESHA MAKES FRIENDS, and watch a salute to Nikki Grimes from the female African American illustrators featured in LEGACY: WOMEN POETS OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE. Plus there will be an additional bonus round. Watch the editors of Bloomsbury present: 10 Minutes! 10 Books!

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Bloomsbury 

January 22, 2021

6 pm - 7 pm

TRUTH BE TOLD: STORY AND TRANSFORMATION 
ALA Midwinter Scholastic Author Preview Event.

Featuring special guests: Tami Charles, Sayantani Dasgupta, Sharon G. Flake, Alyson Gerber, Kwame Mbalia & Prince Joel Makonnen.

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Scholastic

January 22, 2021

6:15 pm - 7 pm CT

Reminiscence and Memory Kit Examples & Discussion
(Come & go as you please)

A discussion of reminiscence as an activity to stimulate and comfort both caregivers and elderly patrons, and its benefits to both.  We will sample reminiscence products and activities from libraries, along with ideas for creating your own kits.  We will share our ideas and would love to hear yours.  A list of resources will be provided during session.

Email [email protected] if you would like to request a personal session.

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MEternally

January 23, 2021

8 am - 8:45 am CT

Reminiscence and Memory Kit Examples & Discussion
(Come & go as you please)

A discussion of reminiscence as an activity to stimulate and comfort both caregivers and elderly patrons, and its benefits to both.  We will sample reminiscence products and activities from libraries, along with ideas for creating your own kits.  We will share our ideas and would love to hear yours.  A list of resources will be provided during session.

Email [email protected] if you would like to request a personal session.

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MEternally

January 23, 2021

4 pm - 5 pm CT

EMPOWERING YOUNG VOICES THROUGH ILLUSTRATED STORIES
ALA Midwinter Scholastic Author Illustrator Preview Event.

Featuring special guests: Muon Thi Van & Victo Ngai; Brenda Maier; Gracey Zhang.

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Scholastic

January 24, 2021

4 pm - 5 pm CT

#LBYRExtraCredit Presents: Unexpected Creativity

Join us on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET for our next #LBYRExtraCredit event, when we'll be discussing the power of picture books.

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Little Brown Books for Young Readers

January 24, 2021

5 pm - 6 pm CT

After Hours with Meg Medina and Kekla Magoon: A Virtual Sneak Peek at Candlewick Press's Fall '21 Books.

 

Join us for a virtual sneak peek of our Fall 2021 titles and hear from two award-winning authors! We’ve invited Newbery Medalist Meg Medina and Coretta Scott King–John Steptoe Award winner Kekla Magoon to introduce each of their exciting new books coming out in 2021.

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Candlewick

January 25, 2021

7 am - 7:45 am CT

Reminiscence and Memory Kit Examples & Discussion
(Come & go as you please)

A discussion of reminiscence as an activity to stimulate and comfort both caregivers and elderly patrons, and its benefits to both.  We will sample reminiscence products and activities from libraries, along with ideas for creating your own kits.  We will share our ideas and would love to hear yours.  A list of resources will be provided during session.

Email [email protected] if you would like to request a personal session.

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MEternally


January 25, 2021

3 pm - 4 pm CT


Forget Your Troubles with Harper, Macmillan, and Workman!

3:00pm - 3:30pm Author panel (Jacyi Lee, Polly Samson, and Sara Nisha Adams).

3:30pm- 4:00pm Publisher Book Buzz.

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Macmillan 

January 25, 2021

3:15 pm - 4 pm CT

Reminiscence and Memory Kit Examples & Discussion
(Come & go as you please)

A discussion of reminiscence as an activity to stimulate and comfort both caregivers and elderly patrons, and its benefits to both.  We will sample reminiscence products and activities from libraries, along with ideas for creating your own kits.  We will share our ideas and would love to hear yours.  A list of resources will be provided during session.

Email [email protected] if you would like to request a personal session.

Click here for Zoom link

Click here for Skype link

 

 

MEternally