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Full Schedule

  • On Demand
  • Prioritizing the Patron Journey: Bridging the gap between newbie and fierce library advocate
  • #OwnVoices for Every Age, from Sourcebooks
  • 25 Years of Project MUSE: Reflecting Back, Forging Ahead
  • A new episode of The YARN Podcast: Jon Klassen talks with Travis Jonker on his brand-new picture book, THE ROCK FROM THE SKY
  • A Seat At The Table: The Power of BIPOC Women Illustrators
  • Anti-racism Work and Women in Librarianship
  • Called to Be Creative with Mary Potter Kenyon
  • Comics Relief ALA Midwinter: Comic Creators Getting Coffee
  • Cook with Emmy-Award winning chef, Lara Lyn Carter!
  • Digital Public Library of America: Equity, Inclusion and 2021
  • Disney Publishing Worldwide Preview
  • Don’t Panic: How to Virtualize Professional Development
  • DPLA’s Black Women’s Suffrage Digital Collection: Insights + Challenges
  • Explore Omnigraphics!
  • From Diversity to Social-Emotional Learning: Top Authors and Illustrators Share Notable New Children’s Books from Lerner Publishing Group
  • Go beyond user expectations: Smart fulfillment at global scale
  • HeinOnline: More Resources for a Fraction of the Cost
  • HMH Books and Media Speed Dating
  • Holiday House Book Talk and Snack Break
  • How to Fight Racism
  • IDW Publishing & Top Shelf Productions present Spring & Summer 2021 Graphic Novels
  • In Conversation with Pixel+Ink Graphic Novelists
  • Libraries and Communities Response to COVID-19
  • Libraries Build Business Lunch & Learn: Project Update
  • Libraries can be heroes in the fight against cybersecurity threats
  • Look Behind the Curtain with New Stars of Middle Grade
  • Looking Towards The Future: Exciting Updates From The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services As The Organization Expands Its "Reach" Nationally
  • Macmillan Children's Publishing Group Book Buzz
  • MCPG Presents: In Conversation with Author Angeline Boulley
  • Navigating Advocacy in a Virtual World
  • New Directions from State and Federal Policy Makers. Maximize your Influence!
  • NorthSouth Books Book Buzz
  • NYCU Emily Test
  • OCLC Research Update: Convening, understanding, and sharing
  • Penguin Random House Library Marketing Staff Picks Book Buzz
  • Penguin Random House Spring and Summer 2021 Children’s & Teen Book Buzz
  • Pivot fast in a rapidly changing environment with better mobile options
  • Practical Answers for Evolving Issues: Introducing the 10th Edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual
  • Preview with Chronicle Books and Levine Querido
  • Promoting Whole Health: Nurturing Staff’s Mental, Emotional, and Physical Wellbeing
  • Random House Children’s Books Presents: New from Newbery Award Winners
  • Representing: HarperCollins Authors on the Importance of Diverse Characters
  • Resilience: How Libraries Can Partner to Reshape the Future
  • Rustic Joyful Food with Danielle Kartes
  • School Librarians as Leaders of Change
  • Simon & Schuster Book Buzz
  • Sourcebooks Book Buzz
  • Stay This Way Forever
  • Talking with Tundra: New and upcoming titles from Tundra Books
  • The Future of Data: Libraries as Catalysts for Creating More Inclusive Data
  • The Future of Trust in the age of the twin pandemics of Covid-19 and Racial Injustice
  • The School Librarian Investigation: Decline or Evolution?
  • Top Book Club Picks for Spring
  • Update from IMLS’ Office of Library Services
  • Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey
  • Update on Value of Academic Libraries Initiatives (ACRL)
  • USBBY 2021 Outstanding International Books
  • Using Libraries Transform for Public Awareness and Advocacy
  • VIZ Media Manga Buzz!
  • We Belong to Each Other
  • What’s New at Wiley in 2021
  • What's In A Name: Naming Kids (& Other Things in Your Life) the Geek Way
  • What's the Buzz at DK?: New Reads for All Ages
  • Why Joyful Stories Are Important: A Discussion about Joy, Magic, and Being a Hero in Diverse Stories with author Payal Doshi (Rea and the Blood of the Nectar) and publisher Sailaja Joshi (Mango and Marigold Press)
  • Work Smarter, Not Harder: Public Library Data Resources and Tools for Planning, Improvement, and Advocacy
  • Workman's Children's & YA Book Buzz
  • Workman's Spring 2021 Adult Book Buzz
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    ALA Executive Board Meeting Session I
  • Friday, January 22, 2021
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Featured Speaker: Natalie Baszile
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Max Brooks: Featured Speaker, Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage
  • 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    ALA Executive Board Meeting Session II
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Stan Sakai: Featured Speaker, Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Mina Starsiak: Featured Speaker, Chapter One Stage
  • 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Adam Grant Featured Speaker, Tech Talk Stage
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) Board of Directors Meeting
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson: Featured Speaker, PopTop Stage
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Christian Cooper Featured Speaker, Graphic Novel and Gaming Stage
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Ruby Bridges: Featured Speaker, Diversity in Publishing Stage
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour: Visit Indiana
  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    A Talkback with Tony award–winning actress Ali Stroker and author Stacy Davidowitz
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Featured Speaker: Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Definition of Reference Discussion Group
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    PLA Legal Issues in Public Libraries Discussion Forum
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Rising to the 2020 Challenge
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds (RNTLOAK) Committee Discusses Supporting Rural Libraries
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Member, Councilor, and Executive Board Information Session
  • 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM
    HarperCollins Buzzes Upcoming Adult Books from the Spring/Summer 2021 Seasons!
  • 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Pedagogy: Rejuvenating Our Practice in the Time of COVID (AASL_ESLS)
  • 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Small and Rural Libraries: A Candid Discussion
  • 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
    Surviving These Trying Times - LSSIRT Discussion Group
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    Ethan Hawke: Featured Speaker
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    ALA Presidential Candidates Forum
  • 1:15 PM – 1:30 PM
    Bloomsbury Children’s Book Buzz
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    ALSC BlPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color) Discussion Group
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Exploring Ways To "Jazz Up" Your Library's Bookmobile, Outreach, or Book Bike Program During The COVID-19 Pandemic With The Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    The Future of Government Information - GODORT Discussion Group
  • 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    Ziggy Marley: Featured Speaker
  • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    I Love My Librarian Award Ceremony
  • Sunday, January 24, 2021
  • 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Leveraging Scholastic to Support Your Communities Now
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    ACRL Image Resources Interest Group Forum
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Coping with Distressing Situations
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    MAGIRT Discussion Group
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Pandemic Programming: Changes to School Library Instruction during a Global Pandemic (AASL_SPVS)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    ALA President's Program and Awards featuring Joy Harjo
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    ACRL Technical Services Interest Group Forum
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    IFLA Discussion Session
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    The Future of Library Fundraising: Tips and Best Practices
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA) Council Meeting
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
    Cicely Tyson: Featured Speaker
  • 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
    Macmillan Library Presents: Your Favorite 2021 Reads!
  • 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    ALA Council I Meeting
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    ACRL AASLIG: After the Protest: Instituting Change, Diversity and Inclusion Policies & Practices
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    Pivot, Nimble, Sprint: Learning with a curve during a crisis - LIRT
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    REALM Discussion Group: REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums during COVID-19
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM
    The Future of Digital Equity
  • 2:15 PM – 2:30 PM
    Beyond the Book with Evan Turk
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Artificial Intelligence - the Future is Already Here
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Crowdsourcing for Community: A Conversation about DEI Resources (AASL_ISS)
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    FMRT's DMDG - Considering Our Virtual Future
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    Making the Case for Your Library: Creating Board & Community Champions
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
    Emmanuel Acho: Featured Speaker
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Happy Hour: Visit San Antonio
  • Monday, January 25, 2021
  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    ALA Youth Media Awards
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    STARS ILL Discussion Group
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SustainRT Discussion Group
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    The Road Ahead: Libraries in an Uncertain Future: Part One
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Virtual Gaming Programs: Resources for Fighting Social Isolation with Gaming
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    The Road Ahead: Libraries in an Uncertain Future: Part Two
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    ALA Closing Session
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Black Lives Matter Comics Reading List
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Fighting Budget Cuts and Finding Funding
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
    Tips and Techniques for Continuing Education Proposals
  • 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    ALA Council II Meeting
  • 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
    ALA Executive Board Candidates Forum
  • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    ALA Council III Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
  • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    ALA Executive Board Meeting Session III