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ALA Midwinter 2013
FTF Events and Other Events of Interest to FTF Members



midwinter 2013b.jpgFeminist Task Force Meetings

Friday, January 25, 7:30 – 9:00pm at the Washington State Convention Center, Room 604 (at the SRRT All Task Forces Meeting) – we need you!
Sunday, January 27, 6:00-7:30pm, Grand Hyatt Seattle, Portland B (those attending may go to dinner together afterwards)

Other Meetings & Events of Interest
Programs and meetings at ALA Midwinter 2013 that may be of interest to FTF members and colleagues, in order by day and time. Event links go to the ALA Conference Scheduler.

Friday, January 25


Saturday, January 26


  • SRRT Action Council I 8:30-11:30am Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow
  • GLBTRT Executive Board I 8:30-11:30am Fairmont Olympic Seattle, Congress
    The board provides oversight of round table business and planning between membership meetings, carries out the formal decisions of membership and approves the annual round table budget, and makes recommendations and reports to membership through round table communication channels.
  • Amelia Bloomer Project Committee II 9:00am-1:00pm Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Richmond
  • Over the Rainbow Book List Committee I 1:00-7:00pm W Seattle Hotel, Studio 2 (Committee business meeting open to observers.)
    GLBTRT committee; creates an annual bibliography of books that exhibit commendable literary quality and significant authentic LGBT content for general adult readers.
  • Rainbow Book List Committee I 2:00-5:00pm Renaissance Seattle Hotel, Room 525 (Committee business meeting open to observers.)
    Amelia Bloomer Project Committee III 3:00pm - 6:00pm Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Richmond
  • Progressive Librarian's Guild, 4:30-5:30pm Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Willow
    Two recommended readings for this conversation and meeting are available on the Progressive Librarians Guild web page.
  • ALA Research Update: Diversity Counts 4:30-5:30pm Washington State Convention Center, Room 604
    In 2006, the ALA’s Office for Research & Statistics and Office for Diversity released Diversity Counts, a comprehensive study of gender, race, age and disability status in the library profession. This update will highlight new data on the profession derived from the most recent 2009 and 2010 American Community Surveys. Updates from the ALA 2012-2013 Diversity Research Grant projects will also be provided. During this session, Richard Chabrán, adjunct professor, School of Information Resources and Library Science, University of Arizona, will be presented with the 2012 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honor. As part of its ongoing support of the propagation of library-based diversity research, the Committee on Diversity and Office for Diversity are pleased to recognize Mr. Chabrán for his contributions to the profession and his promotion of diversity within it.

Sunday, January 27


Monday, January 28