Midwinter Meeting is just a few weeks away and there are several things I’m thinking about as I get ready. They include:

  • The Midwinter Institute – Building Teen Communities Online – on Friday and the Video Gaming Night that follows
  • Leadership Development for Committee Chairs on Saturday AM followed by All-Committee meeting.
  • Teen Tech Week KickOff on Sunday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • The Awards press conference that happens Monday AM with the announcement of the Printz, Edwards, and Alex Awards. Don’t forget even if you aren’t able to attend conference you can watch the awards press conference. There will be a live webcast of the announcements available on the ALA homepage beginning 11AM, Eastern on Jan. 22
  • The work of the selection committees as they complete their lists for the year.
  • The YALSA 50th Anniversary Kickoff that takes place as a part of the Joint Youth Division reception on Monday evening from 6 to 7:30 PM.
  • Talking with people I haven’t seen since last conference, or even longer. Finding out what’s happening with those serving teens in various places around the country (and the world.)

A full list of YALSA events at Midwinter is available. You can also find information about meetings and their locations. And, don’t miss the Midwinter for Newbies Guide that YALSA President Judy Druse put together.

If you aren’t able to get to Seattle the YALSA blog will keep you up on all of the happenings of import. The volunteer bloggers blog the meeting every day.

About Linda W Braun

Linda W Braun is a YALSA Past President, the YALSA CE Consultant, and a learning consultant/project management coordinator at LEO: Librarians & Educators Online.

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