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Friday, January 20 - 9:00am

9:00am - 12:00pm
2012 ALA Midwinter Unconference Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D165
Description :

An unconference is a participant-guided experience that harnesses the unstructured conversations people usually have between conference sessions into the conference itself. Unlike most conferences where talking heads and group leaders decide what is important, unconferences are organized by the crowd. Unconferences are about sharing the knowledge and passion we have for our profession and taking what we learn into the world to make a difference. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has something to learn. We can all change the world.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, January 20 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Meet and Greet: Training & Learning (LEARNRT) Other, Social event Dallas Convention Center
D165
Description :

Join in the conservation about training in your library. Share your ideas, find out trends, and meet new people. This is a great way to kick off your conference with other innovative friendly library folks. All are welcome.

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Friday, January 20 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 9:00pm
CANCELLED Speed Networking (ALSC) Social event Hyatt Regency
Reunion Ballroom A
Description :

Meet as many professionals as you can... with Speed Networking! Join ALSC for this exhilarating evening as we put a new spin on the classic speed dating structure. Participants will be organized to move around the room- meeting new people and exchanging ideas every couple of minutes. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Disney-Hyperion.

7:30pm - 10:00pm
Community & Junior College Libraries Section Social (ACRL CJCLS) Social event Offsite Location
Off-Site
Description :

Community & Junior College Libraries Section Social (ACRL-CJCLS) to be held at TBA with an advance ticket cost of TBA, by deadline TBA.

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Friday, January 20 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 11:00pm
Emerging Leaders Meetup And Social Social event Offsite Location
City Tavern
Description :

The best part of Emerging Leaders is all of the people that you get to meet. So, this meetup is for all of the Emerging and Emerged Leaders in ALA. If you’ve been involved in the program in any capacity or if you’re interested in seeing what EL is all about for next year, come by and talk to some good people. There will be many alumni here to share their experiences with the program as well as mentors from current and previous years. This is also your opportunity to have some drinks, be social, and make those important connections that will help you out years from now.

If you’re not involved in EL, you should come out and have some drinks with us too! This is an open invite for everyone to #partyhard with us.

The City Tavern has been called the "BEST PLACE TO MEET PEOPLE...DOWNTOWN", "BEST DOWNTOWN HANGOUT", and "BEST DOUBLE FISTED DRINKING" spot by the folks at the Dallas Observer. For more information on the venue check out http://citytaverndowntown.com, located at 1402 Main Street.

Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/296734323705354/

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00am

10:30am - 12:00pm
ALCTS New Members Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D172
Description :

Are you a new ALCTS member or interested in becoming a member? Please join the ALCTS New Members Interest Group for a brief overview of ALCTS and opportunity to network with other new members and veteran members. Before attending the meeting, please register to be a mentor or mentee at http://bit.ly/s9RvPJ. Anyone unable to register before the meeting is still welcome, and may be matched depending on availability of other mentors or mentees. For more information, please contact chair-elect Liz Siler at liz.siler [at] gmail.com, or chair Amy Jackson at amyjacks [at] unm.edu.

Saturday, January 21 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bites with LIRT Other, Social event Offsite Location
Off-Site
Description :

Held at a nearby restaurant, this gathering allows for colleagues to network over lunch.

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Saturday, January 21 - 1:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm
Membership, Networking & Committee Interest Meeting (NMRT) Committee meeting Dallas Convention Center
D226
Description :

Interested in learning how you can get involved with the New Members Round Table? Stop by this informal meeting to hear about some of the exciting things NMRT has to offer you - starting with membership, networking, and committee involvement! Let us help you find your place in ALA.

Saturday, January 21 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:30pm
Hot Topics, National Council for Learning Resources & All Committees Meeting (ACRL CJCLS) Affiliate event, Committee meeting, Discussion/Interest group, Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 05
Description :

Hot Topics Discussion Group - on topics of interest to Community & Junior College Librarians - including: TBA, embedded librarians. An update from our partner National Council for Learning Resources NCLR meeting will be heard. This session will be immediately followed by an All Committees meeting

Saturday, January 21 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Residency Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Majestic 09
Description :

The Residency Interest Group brings together library residents, residency program coordinators, administrators, and new librarians from across the country to discuss issues of relevance regarding residencies, diversity, and other issues of importance to new librarians.

Saturday, January 21 - 5:00pm

5:30pm - 7:30pm
Midwinter Social (NMRT) Social event Offsite Location
City Tavern
Description :

Join NMRT members for an evening of networking and fun at the City Tavern in Dallas (1401 Main Street). Light refreshments will be provided. Everyone is welcome!

Saturday, January 21 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Membership Social (RUSA) Reception, Social event Adolphus Hotel
Century Ballroom A
Description :

A social gathering for members of RUSA and those interested in learning more about RUSA. Membership not required. Come join us for a great party!

Saturday, January 21 - 7:00pm

7:30pm - 10:00pm
5th Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up Social event Offsite Location
Anvil Pub
Description :

Join us for the 5th Newbie & Veteran Librarian Tweet-up! Learn and discuss all things that librarians are interested in over great music and drinks! Make the Saturday night a TRIFECTA of great social events!!

The Anvil Pub (2638 Elm Street) is considered one of the coolest bars in the Deep Ellum neighborhood of Dallas. They have a green kitchen that is greaseless with a very low carbon imprint, bike-friendly (can bring bicycles in the bar to park), and they also have vegan options on the menu. There is a large selection of beers, and also Texas beers specifically. Please be sure to RSVP at http://twtvite.com/alamw12-tweetup . More info is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/188808927870633/ .

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 21 - 10:00pm

10:00pm - 11:00pm
ALA MW '12 After-Hours Social Social event Offsite Location
LaGrange
Description :

The ALA Facebookers After-Hours event returns to Midwinter in Dallas (10:00 pm - 2:00 am, LaGrange: 2704 Elm St.)!

As usual, this will be the best-attended social event at the conference, so invite all your friends so they don't miss out!

There's a cover charge BUT we don't have to pay it. Librarians go straight through the silver doors to a separate room and NOT into the line where they will be asking for a cover.

It's only a few doors down from the Tweet-up at the Anvil Pub (which runs 7:30-10pm)! View the FB event at http://www.facebook.com/events/315294991825219/.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 22 - 12:00pm

12:30pm - 2:00pm
Bites with LIRT Other, Social event Offsite Location
Off-Site
Description :

Held at a nearby restaurant, this gathering allows for colleagues to network over lunch.

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Sunday, January 22 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Consortium Management Special Interest Group Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D175
Description :

Discussions focus on management issues pertaining to library systems and consortia. Previous topics included advocacy, funding, member services, and innovative projects.

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Information Exchange (ACRL RBMS) Governance/Membership Meeting Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Houston Ballroom C
Description :

Committee chairs, discussion group leaders, liaisons, and others present brief reports on the work of their committees and groups. This meeting is the best way to learn what RBMS is up to.

Sunday, January 22 - 7:00pm

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Hacklibschool / Library Boing Boing Meetup Social event Offsite Location
Adairs Saloon
Description :

Come meet the #makeithappen crowd at the first ever joint Hacklibschool / Library Boing Boing Meetup at Adairs Saloon (2624 Commerce St., http://www.adairssaloon.com/) on Sunday evening.

Hacklibschool: http://hacklibschool.wordpress.com/
Library Boing Boing: http://connect.ala.org/libraryboingboing

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Sunday, January 22 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
Reception (ASCLA / COSLA) Affiliate event, Reception, Social event Fairmont Dallas Hotel
Fountain Room
Description :

Social event co-sponsored by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies. Come enjoy desserts and an open bar and mingle with librarians from state libraries, networks and cooperatives; special populations librarians; and independent librarians and consultants. It's a great opportunity to meet colleagues and network. Non-members are welcome!

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Monday, January 23 - 3:00pm

3:30pm - 5:00pm
2012 ALA Midwinter Library Camp Discussion/Interest group Dallas Convention Center
D165
Description :

Join fellow conference goers for the first ever ALA Midwinter Conference Camp. The goal of this Camp is to get people together to talk about anything library or conference related with a focus on reflecting on what inspired you at the 2012 Midwinter conference. Come prepared to share your experience and/or lead an informal discussion on a topic of your choice. Everyone is welcome!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)