ALA Council Meetings
Sunday, January 22, 8:30am - 9:30am
Monday, January 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tuesday, January 24, 9:30am - 11:30pm
All Midwinter attendees are welcome to visit and observe Council at work at any of these meetings. The Council is the governing body of ALA, and delegates to the divisions of the association authority to plan and carry out programs and activities with policy established by Council. Council’s decisions are binding unless set aside by a majority vote in which one-fourth of the members of the association have voted.
Council/Executive Board/Membership Information Session
Saturday, January 21, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
For an overview of what’s been going on at ALA since Annual Conference as well as a status report of the association, you will receive reports from the President, President-elect, Executive Director, Treasurer and Endowment Trustees at this meeting.
Executive Board Meetings
Friday, January 20, 7:30am - 10:45pm
Monday, January 23, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tuesday, January 24, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Executive Board meetings, other than closed sessions, are open to all Midwinter attendees. The best way to get a flavor for how decisions are made within the association is to observe one of these Board meetings.
ALA Presidential Candidates' Forum
Saturday, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Become an informed voter and prepare for the 2017 ALA Elections that will take place March 13-April 5, 2017. Each candidate will have an opportunity to present their platform, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant and President of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, and Terri Grief, School Librarian at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Kentucky, and Scott Walter, university librarian, DePaul University, Chicago.
Candidates for ALA Treasurer
The next election for ALA Treasurer will be in 2019.
ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) Board of Directors
Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
The ALA-APA is a nonprofit professional organization with the mission is “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.”