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ALA Midwinter 2015FTF Events and Other Events of Interest to FTF Members







ALAMidwinter2015.pngFeminist Task Force Meetings
Friday, January 30, 7:30 – 9:00pm, Hilton Chicago, Boulevard A (at the SRRT All-Task Forces Meeting) – we need you!
Sunday, February 1, 6:00 – 7:30pm, Hilton Chicago, Boulevard A


Other Meetings & Events of Interest
Programs and meetings at ALA Midwinter 2015 that may be of particular interest to FTF members and feminist colleagues, in order by day and time. Event links go to the ALA Conference Scheduler

Friday, January 30



Saturday, January 31



Sunday, February 1


  • Blood Donations: Facts, Fear and Discrimination 8:30-10:00am, McCormick Place West - W183c
    This session will discuss the FDA policy that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood and potential changes to this policy. This will serve as an educational opportunity for ALA members who are hosting blood drives throughout the country at their various libraries to educate them on the FDA policy.
  • Rainbow Project Committee 8:30am-5:30pm, Hilton Chicago - Conference Room 4I
  • Amelia Bloomer Project Committee Meeting III 8:30am-6:30pm, Fairmont Chicago - Embassy Room
  • ACRL WGSS Discussion 10:30-11:30am, Sheraton Chicago - Parlor C
    The Role of Creativity in Librarianship. This discussion will focus on how creativity influences our work as librarians. As librarians we are often called upon to find alternative solutions to question and problems. Sometimes we even have to be a little entrepreneurial to create new services or improve existing ones. This session allows librarians to share how creativity influences their work.
  • Over the Rainbow Committee II 12:00-6:00pm, Hyatt Regency Chicago - Skyway 273
  • Meet the Authors: Carole J McCollough 1:00-1:30pm, McCormick Place West - ALA Store
    The Coretta Scott King Awards, 1970-2014: Fifth Edition. This guide honors the best in children’s literature representing the African-American experience.
  • Meet the Authors: Alice Hoffman 1:00-2:00pm, McCormick Place West - Exhibit Hall - Booth 4411
    The Museum of Extraordinary Things. "Feminist themes and generous amounts of Renaissance Faire-style potted history make her storytelling all the more suggestive." -- New York Times Sunday Book Review, Feb. 28, 204)
  • Meet the Authors: Marja Mills 2:00-3:00pm, McCormick Place West - Exhibit Hall - Booth 4823
    The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee, an intimate memoir of Harper Lee, her sister Alice, and the world that gave us To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • SRRT Action Council II Meeting 3:00-4:00pm, McCormick Place West - W186c
  • Progressive Librarians Guild 4:30-5:30pm, McCormick Place West - W186c
  • Feminist Task Force II 6:00-7:30pm, Hilton Chicago - Boulevard A
  • GLBTRT Social 6:00pm - 08:00pm, Columbia College Library, 624 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s Loop. Suggested donation: $5 at the door.

Monday, February 2





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