Meetings

ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) curated this list for conference attendees who may be interested in sessions targeting equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). The sessions are grouped by session type with definitions to guide attendees through the selections. Please note that this information was curated by ODLOS specifically, there may be some flexibility in each session’s categorization and/or level of understanding. 
 

Definitions of Levels of Understanding

Introductory Level: These sessions are geared toward attendees who have no prior or little experience with equity, diversity, or inclusion topics. Attendees who have limited knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged to attend these sessions. 

Intermediate Level: These sessions are appropriate for attendees who have attended a few webinars or workshops surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion and would like to learn more. These sessions start analyzing how the library profession can decenter power.

Advanced Level: These sessions are appropriate for those who are experienced with nuanced concepts of social justice, power and privilege, identity, equity, and inclusion.  Attendees who are facilitators and leaders in areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion and those looking to deepen their knowledge are encouraged to attend.
 

Meetings: Sessions where a member group is meeting to discuss business related to the group’s activities.


Meetings

 

BCALA Executive Board Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664734
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 

Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL)
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665154
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 

Library Education Assembly
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665159
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 

Literacy Assembly
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665189
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 

Committee on Literacy
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665184
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Committee on Literacy will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665185
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665181
Level of Understanding: Advanced Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Diversity Research Grants Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the ODLOS Advisory Committee, will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

Services to Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665161
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Services to Refugees, Immigrants, and Displaced Persons Committee, a subcommittee of the ODLOS Advisory Committee, will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

Spectrum Advisory Committee
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665183
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Spectrum Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the ODLOS Advisory Committee, will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

Committee on Diversity
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665186
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Committee on Diversity will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

Committee on Education
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=672728
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

The Committee on Education will meet as part of the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) All-Committee meeting.
 

BCALA Joint Committee Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664733
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
 

REFORMA Executive Meeting I
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664801
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 

All Task Force Meeting (SRRT)
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665001
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 24, 2020 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
 

REFORMA All-Committee Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664800
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 25, 2020 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
 

BCALA NCAAL Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664732
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 25, 2020 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
 

Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665138
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Come join the Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained for worthwhile discussion, updates, and information. The purpose of this interest group is to support those who serve patrons of any age who are held in jail, prison, detention, or immigration facility.
 

Library Services to Persons with Print Disabilities
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665160
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This interest group offers networking opportunities, as well as information sharing that promotes enhancing library services and programming for the print disabled. Stop by to learn what your colleagues are up to, who they are doing business with, or to share what you are doing in your library.
 

Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) Executive Board & Membership Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664802
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Learn about the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association and all the great work our committees are doing! Executive Board meeting will be held in combination with the Membership meeting. Current and interested members are welcome to attend.
 

ACRL African-American Studies Interest Group Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665074
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting of the ACRL African-American Studies Librarians Interest Group.
 

Library Services to Persons with Print Disabilities
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665160
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

This interest group offers networking opportunities, as well as information sharing that promotes enhancing library services and programming for the print disabled. Stop by to learn what your colleagues are up to, who they are doing business with, or to share what you are doing in your library.
 

Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee Meeting I
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664929
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meeting of the advisory committee to the ALA Public Programs Office, charged with: promoting excellence in cultural programming; assisting library staff to become more effective providers of cultural programming; identifying and disseminating resources for cultural programming, and promoting the Cultural Communities Fund.
 

Coretta Scott King Book Awards: General Community Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665038
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Community will meet from 10:30am–11:30am. The Executive Board will present updates, special events, and announcements to the community.
 

Joint Executive Committee Meeting (ALSC/REFORMA)
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664886
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 25, 2020 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

ALSC and REFORMA Executive Committees meet.
 

American Indian Library Association Business Meeting
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664770
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 26, 2020 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Meeting for members of the American Indian Library Association. This session is open to anyone who is interested in AILA and would like to learn more.
 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Meeting (ACRL)
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665267
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 26, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Diversity Alliance Task Force Meeting (ACRL)
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665243
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 26, 2020 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
 

Salaries & Status of Library Workers Committee
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=665206
Level of Understanding: Introductory Level
January 26, 2020 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
 

REFORMA Executive Meeting II
Link: https://www.eventscribe.com/2020/ALA-Midwinter/fsPopup.asp?Mode=presInfo&PresentationID=664797
Level of Understanding: Intermediate Level
January 27, 2020 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.