The American Library Association’s 2018 Midwinter Meetings takes place in a few short weeks in Denver, Colorado and we at DPLA are excited to connect with the library community and share updates on the projects coming up at DPLA this year. Here’s a brief guide to catching up with DPLA at ALA Midwinter:
ASCLA Consortial Ebook Meeting
Friday Feb 9, 2:30-4:00 p.m.; Hyatt, Centennial A
Michelle Bickert, Ebook Program Manager, and Micah May, Ebook Consultant, will provide and update on the DPLA Exchange. The consortial ebook interest group is a forum for discussion at Annual Conferences and Midwinter Meetings. Consortia represent a large segment of libraries and convening our voices as consortia regarding econtent issues, we can be influential with publishers and vendors to benefit libraries and library users as the e-book landscape evolves. ASCLA welcomes any type of library or library agency as well as consortia.
DPLA Happy Hour
Friday, Feb 9, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.; Stout Street Social, 1400 Stout Street
Join newly appointed Executive Director John S. Bracken, DPLA staff, partners, and more for networking and complimentary refreshments at Stout Street Social!
Digital Public Library of America’s Next Chapter
Saturday, Feb 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m.; Colorado Convention Center, Rm 501/502
The new Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America, John S. Bracken will give an overview of the organization’s plans for 2018, including libraries’ role in designing and implementing new digital technologies, and updates on its efforts in ebooks and education. There will also be time for questions and interactions with the DPLA team.