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MIDWINTER MEETING & EXHIBITS

January 8-12, 2016

PREVIEW DECEMBER Edition

BOSTON, MA

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION


Stellar ERT/Booklist Author Forum Includes Ken Burns, Mark Kurlansky, and Terry Tempest Williams

Documentarian Ken Burns, bestselling and prolific nonfiction writer Mark Kurlansky, and journalist and creative nonfiction writer Terry Tempest Williams join Donna Seaman, Booklist Editor for Adult Books, for the popular ALA Midwinter Meeting ERT/ Booklist Author Forum. They will discuss “The Writer as Witness,” talking about the challenges and pleasures of telling true stories. The popular Forum will take place 4:00 — 5:15 p.m., Friday January 8, offering the first of many opportunities to hear and see favorite authors, illustrators, and publishers up close at Midwinter.

Ken Burns has been making films for more than 35 years, including “The Civil War,” “Baseball,” “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” and “The National Parks: America's Best Idea.” Projects currently in production include films on Jackie Robinson, the Vietnam War, the history of country music, Ernest Hemingway, and the history of stand-up comedy. The scores of awards, honors, and special recognitions he has received include a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, three Peabody Awards, Producer of the Year award from the Producers Guild of America, a People’s Choice Award, a D. W. Griffith Award, the Lincoln Prize, and the National Jefferson Award, S.

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A LOOK BACK TO MIDWINTER 2015

Don't Miss the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception, Andrew Carnegie Medals Announcements

For the first time, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction will be announced during this Midwinter Meeting event, reflecting the new calendar for these awards. As always, RUSA will also unveil the winners of the Reading List, Notable Books, Listen List selections, the Sophie Brody Medal for Jewish literature, the Dartmouth Medal, for excellence in reference, the Zora Neale Hurston Award for achievemet in promoting African-American literature, and the Louis Shores Award for book reviewing. Join us for this celebratory evening as we announce the best books and resources of the year and a chance to win some of this year's best books. All Midwinter attendees are welcome, no tickets required. The event is from 5:00 -7:00 p.m., at the Boston Park Plaza.

More information about these awards can be found at www.ala.org/rusa/awards.

Andrew Carnegie Medals Announcement/RUSA Awards Sunday Jan. 10, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Boston Park Plaza Hotel


Attend Anti-racism Workshops in Boston

The Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, with support from ALA President-Elect Julie Todaro, is offering two free four-hour anti-racism workshops facilitated by Community Change, Inc. as part of the 2016 Midwinter Meeting. All attendees are invited to participate in “If I Hadn't Believed It, I Wouldn't Have Seen It: Exploring Systemic Racism and Its Implications for Our Lives and Work” on Sunday January 10 from 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. or on Monday January 11 from 8:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. Both workshops will be held in the Constitution Room at the Seaport Boston Hotel. These interactive workshops will explore how race, systemic racism, and racial privilege have implications for our personal and professional lives and will provide tools to help us better recognize and address racism and other forms of oppression in our relationships, organizations, and institutions. Why talk about racism? What does it have to do with our work as librarians? Systemic structures such as racism uphold misinformation and perpetuate scarcity of access to information. Librarians, as information purveyors, must reflect on how our work upholds, contributes to, or helps dismantle these structures. Those of us who want to change oppressive systems need a shared understanding of how they operate; we cannot challenge something we do not see or fully understand. In this interactive workshop we will explore how race, systemic racism, and racial privilege have implications for our personal and professional lives. It will provide tools to help librarians better recognize and address racism and other forms of oppression in our relationships, organizations, and institutions. Facilitated by Paul Marcus, Trainer/ Consultant at Community Change Inc. and Donna Bivens, Trainer/Consultant at Community Change Inc.

CCI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for anti-racist action and learning. CCI was founded in 1968 following the publication of the US Kerner Commission Report on Civil Disorders and works today with a multi-racial constituency to equip people with the knowledge and skills necessary to take effective action, to support movement building tied to an action agenda, and to educate policy makers on institutional racism and its public policy implications. For more information about CCI visit www.com-munitychangeinc.org.


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