ALA Midwinter 2012
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ALA Midwinter The American Library Association's Midwinter Conference is being held in Dallas this year, and I am very excited. The children's book world rarely ventures into my backyard, and though I'm not attending, I wanted to lend a local perspective to all our literary minded visitors. To preface- Dallas gets a bad rap. We're not quite as cool as Austin, but I have grown to appreciate Dallas as a city with lots to do, full of kind, intelligent people.
I’ve made some updates to the conference tips I shared last year before ALA. Hopefully, there is a little something for everyone, I’ve added a short packing list of things I can’t live without and a reading list with suggestions on networking and tips for introverts. Packing list
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[UPDATE FOR MIDWINTER 2013: This is last year's post, but the principles of the exercise are the same. Just didn't want to reinvent the wheel.] As the ebooks in libraries war rages on, we’ve been having a tough time putting our money where our mouths are. In my last post , I talked a bit about our’ struggle to prove their worth to a publishing industry that’s less than receptive to emotional appeals.
hello. if you are soon coming to dallas for the ala midwinter conference in a couple of weeks, I welcome you to my fair town. I was born and raised in, left, then returned to dallas. as of now, I'm a proud resident of the best zip code in the city, 75226. dallas is sort of a prickly city, not having a particularly tourist-friendly downtown, but it's been trying hard to get better. for those of you staying at the omni (ala hq), I can see your glowing lights from the roof my building. so here, from me to you, are a list of places I love, all within a three-mile radius of the omni. I have tried to feature local/independent establishments, but feel free to add suggestions in the comments. also let me know if you'd like recommendations for any place else. if you enjoy good coffee (and breakfast), please visit oddfellows (in oak cliff) or pearl cup (on ross ave).
Are you getting excited about the ALA Midwinter Meeting ? Packing? Perusing the vendor list?
With the annual American Libraries Association (ALA) Midwinter conference on the horizon (January 20–24th in Dallas), many first-time attendees are curious about what they should see and do while attending. ALA Midwinter is a quieter, more businessy conference than Annual (held in the summer) and therefore can be a little intimidating. But never fear, newbees. Pull up a chair. This seasoned veteran of (count it) one Midwinter conference is going to dispense some wisdom.
For Immediate Release Wed, 12/07/2011 - 10:26 Contact: Lindsay Rosales Conference Services (cs) CHICAGO - Dine Around Dallas , a group of local hot-spot restaurants, is currently holding reservations for ALA Midwinter attendees. Restaurants range in price and cuisine, allowing for an experience that fits your needs.
A program for RBMS members and the extended special collections, archives, and library community is scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2012 when ALA Midwinter 2012 will be in Dallas, Texas. There will be no charge for the program, which will be held at Southern Methodist University (SMU) with co-hosting by three special collections on campus: Bridwell Library Special Collections, Bywaters Special Collections of the Hamon Arts Library, and DeGolyer Library. For more information about these three libraries, including exhibitions, please see: Bridwell Library Special Collections http://www.smu.edu/Bridwell/Collections/SpecialCollectionsandArchives/Ov... Bywaters Special Collections http://smu.edu/cul/hamon/bywaters/index.htm DeGolyer Library http://smu.edu/CUL/degolyer/about.htm
For Immediate Release Mon, 10/17/2011 - 12:07 Contact: Lindsay Rosales Conference Services (cs) Health minded attendees have weighed in; a Think Fit @ ALA focus unveils at Midwinter Conference 2012 Following an eight-year hiatus, health-conscious attendees have encouraged the ALA to reinstate the Fun Run. Open to all attendees, the Fun Run 5K & Walk will take place at 7 a.m. ( CST ) on Saturday, Jan. 21 in Dallas, where it debuted in 1984. The event introduces a Think Fit @ ALA focus, encouraging both personal and environmental health.
For Immediate Release Tue, 11/22/2011 - 12:51 Contact: Jaclyn Finneke Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) CHICAGO – “ Mobilizing Community Support for Your Library ” is the focus of the Advocacy Institute Workshop at the ALA ’s 2012 Midwinter Meeting in Dallas . The workshop will focus on engaging and mobilizing Friends and trustee groups, opinion-makers and civic organizations to support all types of libraries.
Hotel Abbreviations Convention Center – DCC Adolphus Hotel – ADOL Fairmont Hotel – FAIR Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion– HYATT Magnolia Hotel – MAG Marriott City Center – MAR Omni Hotel Dallas – OMNI Sheraton Dallas Hotel – SHER LITA Executive Committee 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST Executive Committee (aka, Budget Review Committee and Forum Steering Committee) is meeting virtually prior to Midwinter, on Friday, January 13, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Anyone can attend the meeting by going to the ALA iLinc homepage on the day and time of the meeting; locate the LITA Executive Committee meeting listed there and click on join.
Call for 'Virtual' Participation: LITA Mobile Computing IG meeting Online, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at noon EST The LITA Mobile Computing IG seeks 4-5 short presentations (10-15 minutes) on mobile computing for the upcoming 2012 ALA Midwinter. The meeting will be held online. So no physical attendance for the ALA Midwinter is required for the presentation and/or attendance for this meeting.