Loida’s Recap of the 2014 Midwinter Conference of the American Library Association

ALA2014The 2014 Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association was a very productive event. Here I have included brief summaries of my work during the conference per day.

Day One:  Attended meetings from my committees Public Libraries Advisory Comittee, Public Library Association Leadership Strategic group, ALA International Relations Committees, and REFORMA. Closed the day at an event with fab people and ALA President-Elect Courtney Young.

Day Two:  Met with the Executive Board and Chairs of the International Relations Round Table, continued planning the International Reception for ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Attended ALA President Candidates Forum and was happy to see my fellow Councilors.  REFORMA Fundraiser rocked! And closed the evening with Reformistas.

Day Three:  Attended my ALA Council meetings presided by ALA President Barbara Stripling, as member of the IFLA Governing Board met with representatives from all the library associations in the USA, discussed issues related to Intellectual Freedom, I was happy to meet with Chinese Americans librarians (CALA), and to see my peeps from ALA Think Tank. Note: too many awesome events to attend! Glad to stop by a number of them.

Day Four:  Attended the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunrise Celebration, the last meeting of the International Relations Committee, and the ALA Council meetings where I got to work with librarians from all types of libraries  and also members of all the ALA’s ethnic caucus AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, and REFORMA.  It was a fantastic conference and I was so glad to see friends and colleagues. Until the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!

*On the picture from left to right: ALA Councilors, Zora Sampson, Eileen K. Bosch, myself and Patty Wong.

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