ALA Midwinter Meeting 2017 will be held January 20-24, 2017, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Georgia World Congress Center. Join us for these AILA events!
Friday, January 20, 2017
JCLC Peachtree Trolley Tour, 1:00-2:30pm p.m.
Connect with your fellow JCLC supporters on a 90-minute Peachtree Trolley Tour of Atlanta and enjoy Atlanta’s sights, which include the King Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and the Georgia Aquarium. The tour will be held on Friday, January 20, from 1pm to 2:30pm. The tour cost is $35 for affiliate members and $40 for non-affiliate members. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the JCLC conference website. The deadline to register for the tour is Thursday, January 12.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
Supporting Diversity and Inclusion in the Current Social Climate, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (Georgia World Congress Center, B405), co-sponsored by AILA
Since the November 2016 election, the Southern Poverty Law Center cataloged hundreds of incidents of harassment, including intimidation and hate speech aimed at people of color, Muslims, LGBTQ+ persons, immigrants, and women. Librarians hold inclusion and equity as core professional values, but may need help building understanding as to the difference between social justice and politics before engaging in social justice work. Led by an academic researcher and a public school attorney, this session introduces new resources that library staff can use to support diversity and inclusion, and provides guidance on legal issues that may arise when working toward social justice.
JCLC Social & Site Location Announcement, 5:00-7:00 p.m. @ Omni Hotel, International Ballroom A-C
Join us from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Omni Hotel in International Ballroom A-C, where we will announce the location for JCLC 2018 – The 3rd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. Socialize with colleagues, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar and support our fundraiser for the conference! Doors open at 5 p.m. and the conference site location will be announced at 6 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
AILA Business Meeting, 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Westin, Augusta Ballroom C/D).
Join us for the AILA Business Meeting to meet other AILA members and help with AILA activities!