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LC Staff at ALA Meetings

Library of Congress employees will speak or otherwise represent the Library at the following events during the American Library Association Virtual Event, Pa., Jan. 22-26, 2021. Many events that were part of the Midwinter Meeting in previous years will take place after the Midwinter Virtual Event this year. Those events are included. Events are presented in chronological order.

Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., is president of ALA. He will attend many events throughout the Midwinter Virtual Event.

For several meetings, dates or times are still to be announced. Those meetings include:

  • OLAC CAPC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Cataloging Policy Committee)
  • Subject Analysis Committee
  • Public Libraries Technical Services Interest Group.

THURSDAY JANUARY 21

ALA Executive Board I. Jan. 21, 12:00-4:00 pm CST (1:00-5:00pm EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson. Continues Jan. 22.

FRIDAY, January 22, 2021

ALA Executive Board II. Jan. 22, 11:00 am-2:00 pm CST (12:00-3:00 EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson. Continued from Jan. 21; continues Jan. 27.

Core SAC (Subject Analysis Committee) Subcommittee on Faceted Vocabularies. Jan. 22, 2:00-3:00pm CST 3:00-4:00 EST). LC liason: Janis L. Young.

SATURDAY, January 23, 2021

IRC/IRRT (ALA International Relations Committee/International Relations Round Table) All Subcommittee Meeting. Jan. 23, 11:00 am CST (12:00 pm EST). Chair of IRRT: Muzhgan Nazarova. Co-chair of Membership Committee: Angela Kinney.  Member: Laverne Page, attending IRRT meeting, followed by IRC/Africa Subcommittee. Also from LC: Eve Ferguson. Meeting is via Zoom: ala-events.zoom.us/j/...
(Meeting ID: 942 2938 0751 / Passcode: 022715)
 
*ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table. Jan. 23, 1:30-2:30 pm CST (2:30-3:30 pm EST). Member from LC: Laverne Page.

*Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee. Community meeting. Jan. 23, 4:00-5:00 CST (5:00-6:00 EST).  Attending from LC: Laverne Page. 

SUNDAY, January 24, 2021

ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee and Legislation Committee. Joint committee meeting. Jan. 24, 10:00-11:00 am  CST (11:00 am-12:00 pm EST).  From LC: Laverne Page.

22nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Observance and Sunrise Celebration. Jan. 25, 10:00-11:00 am CST (11:00 am-12:00 pm EST).  Call-to-action speaker: Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden.  Attending as BCALA member: Laverne Page.

Library of Congress BIBFRAME Update Forum. Jan. 24, 10:00-11:00 am EST (note time zone). Speakers from LC: Kevin Ford, Sally McCallum, Beacher Wiggins. Susan Morris. LC-hosted meeting; access under “How to Connect” at URL www.loc.gov/bibframe/news/bibframe-update-mw2021.html

President’s Program. Jan. 24, 11:00 am-12:30 pm CST (12:00-1:30 pm EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.  Featured speaker: U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo.

ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee. Privacy Subcommittee.  Jan. 24, 12:00-1:00 pm CST (1:00-2:00 pm EST).  From LC: Laverne Page.

IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) Discussion Session. Jan. 24, 12:00-1:00 pm CST (1:00-2:00 pm EST).  From LC: Susan Morris, Laverne Page, Joan Weeks, others.

ALA Council I. Jan. 24, 1:00-4:30 pm CST (2:00-5:30 pm EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.  Council members from LC: Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continues Jan. 25.

Intellectual Freedom Round Table. 2:30-3:30 pm CST (3:30-4:30 pm EST). From LC: Laverne Page.

BCALA (Black Caucus of ALA) General Membership Meeting. Jan. 24, 3:00-4:00 CST (4:00-5:00 pm EST).  From LC: Laverne Page.

MONDAY, January 25, 2021

ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee I. Jan. 25, 10:00-11:00 am CST (11:00 am-12:00 pm EST). From LC: Laverne Page.

ALA Council II. Jan. 25, 12:00-3:00 pm CST (1:00-4:00 pm EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.  Council members from LC: Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 24; continues Jan. 26.

MAGIRT (Map and Geospatial Information Round Table). Board Meeting. Jan. 25, 3:00-4:30 CST (4:00-5:30 EST). MAGIRT Chair Elect (2020-2021)- Chair (2021-2022): Min Zhang.

MAGIRT Cataloging and Classification Committee: Iris Taylor, chair; Tammy Wong, Min Zhang. MAGIRT liaison to the Committee on Cataloging: Description & Access: Min Zhang.

ALA Executive Board Candidates Forum. Jan. 25, 3:15 to 4:15 pm CST (4:15-5:15 EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson.

TUESDAY, January 26, 2021

MARC Advisory Committee. Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:30 pm EST (note time zone). Chair: Sally McCallum; recorder: John Zagas. Representing the ISSN Review Group: Regina Romano Reynolds. Meeting continues Jan. 27.  Continues Jan. 27. Closed WebEx meeting.

ALA Council III. Jan. 26, 12:00-2:00 pm. ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr. Council members from LC: Muzhgan Nazarova, Joan Weeks. Continued from Jan. 25.

MORE Events, January 27 and beyond

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

MARC Advisory Committee. Jan. 27, 10:30 am-12:30 pm EST (note time zone). Chair: Sally McCallum; recorder: John Zagas. Representing the ISSN Review Group: Regina Romano Reynolds. Continued from Jan. 26; continues Jan. 28. Closed WebEx meeting. 

ALA Executive Board III. Jan. 27, 11:00 am-2:00 pm CST (12:00-3:00 EST). ALA President: Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.. Continued from Jan. 22.

THURSDAY. JANUARY 28

MARC Advisory Committee. Jan. 28, 10:30 am-12:30 pm EST (note time zone). Chair: Sally McCallum; recorder: John Zagas. Representing the ISSN Review Group: Regina Romano Reynolds. Continued from Jan. 27. Closed WebEx meeting. 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

ACRL/RBMS Bibliographic Standards Committee. Jan. 29, 10:00-11:20 am CST (11:00 am–12:30 pm EST).  LC liaison: Manon Théroux.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2

ACIG (Authority Control Interest Group).  Feb. 2, 2:00-3:30 pm. LC report: Janis L. Young.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

ALA Publishing Committee. Feb. 4, 1:00-2:00 pm. Chair: Christine Dulaney.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging). Standing Committee on Standards. Feb. 5, 11:00am-12:00 pm CST (12:00-2:00 pm EST). LC liaison: Manon Théroux. (Closed meeting).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19

PCC (Program for Cooperative Cataloging). Virtual Meeting. Feb. 19, 12:00-2:00 pm CST (1:00-3:00 pm EST). From LC: Judith Cannan, Paul Frank, Clara Liao, Hien Nguyen, Melanie Polutta, Susan Morris, Veronica Ranieri, Manon Théroux.  Replaces the usual PCC-at-Large and PCC Participants' meetings.

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