Ticketed Events

Midwinter 2017 Ticketed Events

To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later using the unique link in your email confirmation. If you don't have your registration confirmation handy, you can request a copy by emailing [email protected].


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Creating a new Future for Library Collections
Friday, January 20, 2017 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALC1

Ticket Prices

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $269 $269
Other Member $99 $99
Non-Member $319 $319
ALCTS Member $219 $219

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion are ideals librarians espouse. Whether in acquisitions, access, management or preservation, library collections are evolving to support these ideals. Furthering discussions on metadata, open access, and preserving diverse voices in collections are critical as libraries face challenges in a changing society. This Symposium explores work underway and what the future brings. Join your colleagues for these important conversations about the intersection of collections and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. 



ALSC Mini Institute
Friday, January 20, 2017 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Code: ALS1

Ticket Prices:

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $170 $170
Other Member $170 $170
Non-Member $185 $185
ALSC Member $150 $150

The ALSC Mini Institute is a one-day learning opportunity focused solely on youth services librarianship. The Mini Institute is a great place to network with colleagues, attend practical and interactive child-focused programs, and meet the authors/illustrators you know and love. It's designed for front-line library staff, children's literature experts, education and library school faculty and other interested adults. 



Chapter Leaders Forum
Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
Event Code: CRC1

Ticket Prices:

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $80 $80
Other Member $80 $80
Non-Member $80 $80

The Chapter Leaders Forum, presented by the ALA Chapter Relations Committee at each ALA Midwinter and Annual, provides a great opportunity for Chapter Leaders (especially incoming leaders) to meet and discuss a full agenda on topics to help prepare them to lead an association. Topics have included Effective Membership Development and Retention, Generating New Revenue, and Successful Advocacy: Local, State and Federal. This event requires advance registration and includes lunch.


Professional Etiquette 101
Sunday, January 10 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm 
Event Code: HRD1

Complimentary but must register.

There are times-nearly every day-when you have to make a choice to use good etiquette or possibly risk embarrassment. Good manners can mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life. This interactive presentation will equip you with essential skills to help you put your best foot forward and avoid making a faux pas. The session focuses on professional etiquette as it relates to dining, dress/appearance (for job interviews, receptions, etc.), behavior and communications in the professional world. We will provide an extensive tutorial on etiquette skills needed when meeting potential employers, colleagues, or others in professional and social networking settings. It does not matter if you are a student, a new graduate, or a professional who has been working for years. The information provided in this session will be useful either as an introduction or refresher. Everyone who attends can benefit. Cost is complimentary. Register early, as seating is limited. For more information, email the Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) at [email protected] 


LLAMA Career Institute: 'Noticing Self: Developing Emotional Intelligence Skills for Professionals and Leaders'
Friday, January 20, 2017, 1:00pm - 4:00 pm
Event Code: LAM1

Ticket Prices

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $225 $225
Other Member $100 $100
Non-Member $325 $325
LLAMA Member $175 $175

With research indicating that many librarians are introverts, developing knowledge and skills about different temperaments is essential for library professionals. Pearl Alexander, Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement at Georgia Tech., will help participants explore their own traits and identities; understand the dimensions of temperament, and how these traits affect professionals, managers, and leaders; and increase their proficiency in 4 of LLAMA’s 14 foundational leadership competencies: emotional intelligence, communication skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution. 


LLAMA Institute: Emory University and Georgia Tech: A Collaborative Partnership Between Private and Public Institutions
Friday, January 20, 2017, 8:30am - 12:30 pm
Event Code: LAM2

Ticket Prices

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $145 $145
Other Member $45 $45
Non-Member $245 $245
LLAMA Member $95 $95

Emory University and Georgia Tech invite you to the Library Service Center for a half-day workshop that will focus on the public-private partnership between the two libraries. Representatives from both institutions will discuss challenges, innovations, and lessons learned in developing and providing access to a shared collection (retrospective and prospective), and in the planning, design, management, and logistics of a joint high-density storage facility. The workshop will include a tour of this state-of-the-art facility. Bus transportation is included.







10th Annual 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ILL'
Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00am -1:00pm
Event Code: RUS1

Complimenary but registration is required. This will be held at Emory University.

This half-day event is focused on best practices in interlibrary loan and invites four nationally-known librarians to speak on the subjects of borrowing, lending, copyright, assessment, and marketing. The workshop has been offered for the last nine years, and has received excellent reviews from past attendees.

RUSA Genealogy Institute
Friday, January 20, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Event Code: RUS2

Complimentary but registration is required.

This genealogy and history library institute will provide speakers and opportunities for interaction on themes ranging from instructional partnerships to new resources in genealogical research. Topic areas include genealogy skill building, Native American and African American family history resources, and subjects applicable to family history and local history librarianship in a variety of contexts. This session should be of interest to public, academic, and special library workers, historians, archivists, and volunteers. This event is free, registration is required, held off site at Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American History and Culture; directions will be provided. Sponsored by ProQuest. 




GALA Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA
Monday, January 23, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Code: UNI1

Bestselling authors will discuss their writing lives and forthcoming books. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2016 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Visit www.ala.org/united for a list of authors. 

Ticket Prices:

Category Early Bird Advance

ALA Member

$60 $60
Other Member $60 $60
Non Member $60 $60
United for Libraries Member $55 $55



Morris & Nonfiction Award Program & Presentation
Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Event Code: YAL1

Ticket Prices:

Category Early Bird Advance
ALA Member $19 $19
Other Member $19 $19
Non-Member $19 $19

Come celebrate the 2017 honorees and winners for the Morris Award and the YA Nonfiction Award! Enjoy coffee, tea, and danish and listen to the winners and finalists speak about their honored titles. After the speeches, mingle with the authors and pick up free copies of their books. The Morris finalists and Nonfiction finalists are announced the first week of December. Tickets are $19 and include a continental breakfast and 2-3 free books, generously donated by the publishers.


To register for any of these events, you can include them with your initial registration or add them later. Early Bird registration closes Wednesday, November 9, at 12:00 pm CST.