twice a year at the ALA Annual and Midwinter meetings. In addition, an
informal dinner is held on the Sunday evening before the meeting.
Information about the meetings (agenda, meeting time and location, etc.) will be posted here prior to each conference.
2012 ALA Annual in Anaheim
Date & Time: Monday, June 25, 08:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Disneyland Hotel - Grand Ballroom North
Topic: Join undergraduate librarians as we discuss and share ideas and issues surrounding library services and collections geared specifically for undergraduates. There is also an opportunity to hear news and highlights from peer institutions.
Based on feedback from the last Discussion Group meeting at Midwinter, we have had a request to use one of the two hours for a focused conversation about the work in libraries around the first year experience. We were not able to change the general description of our meeting in the program, but please forward this on to anyone who may be interested in the first year topic in particular.
We'll use the first hour of the meeting (8am-9am) for discussion of library opportunities to work with first year experience initiatives, and the second hour will include a round-robin sharing of any issues of interest from participating librarians regarding undergraduate library services in general.
2011 ALA Annual in New Orleans
Date & Time: Monday, June 27, 08:00 am 10:00 am
Location: Marriott, New Orleans - La Galerie 5
Topic: We'll have an opportunity for general sharing of updates, along with discussing whatever current issues related to undergraduate library services that interest the group at hand.
2011 ALA Midwinter in San Diego
Date & Time: Monday, January 10, 08:00 am 10:00 am
Location: San Diego Convention Center - Room 24 B
Topic: Join undergraduate librarians as we discuss changes in the way we provide reference and reserves collections and services. Many institutions have made significant changes to these traditional services. There is also an opportunity to hear news and highlights from peer institutions.
2010 ALA Annual in Washington D.C.
Date & Time: Monday, June 28, 08:00 am 10:00 am
Location: Mayflower Renaissance - Senate
Topic: Event Planning: With programming from the more traditional poetry readings to the new trend of parties in the library, undergraduate librarians frequently find themselves more and more in the role of event planners. Join us for a discussion of the benefits and challenges of this new role.
2010 ALA Midwinter in Boston
Date & Time: Monday, January 18, 2010, 8am - 10am
Location: Westin Copley Place - Empire Room
Topic:"Partnering for Services to Undergraduate Students"
2009 ALA Annual in Chicago
Date & Time: Monday, July 13, 2009, 8am - 10am
Location: Sheraton Chicago, Missouri Room
Topic: "Doing More in Times of Less: Creative Partnerships in Serving Undergraduates"
Bring your ideas and experiences about how the library can partner with others
to enhance undergraduate teaching and learning.
2008 ALA Midwinter in Denver
Date & Time: Monday, January 26, 2009, 8am - 10am
Location: Crowne Plaza Denver City Center, Museum Room
2008 ALA Annual in Anaheim
Date & Time: Monday, June 30, 2008, 10:30am - noon
Location: Hilton Anaheim, Palisades
Dinner: Sunday, January 13, 7pm at Tangerine Grill & Patio.
Location: 1030 W. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802 (in the Anabella Hotel)
2008 ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia
Date & Time: Monday, January 14, 2008, 8am - 10am
Location: Marriott (MAR) Room 304
Agenda: Send suggestions to Leah Dunn or Jill McKinstry
Dinner: Sunday, January 13, 7pm at Caribou Café.
Location: 1126 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
2007 ALA Annual in Washington, D.C.
Date & Time: Monday, June 25, 2007, 10:30am - noon
Location: Hilton Washington Hotel, Caucus Room
Agenda: Send suggestions to Leah Dunn
Dinner: Sunday, June 24, 7pm at Clyde's of Gallery Place.
Location: 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001
2007 ALA Midwinter in Seattle
Date & Time: Monday, January 22, 2007, 8:00-8:30am--coffee and chat 8:30--Meeting and tour
Location: University of Washington, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room OUGL 220
Topic: "Undergraduate Library Services and Emerging Technologies"
Meeting will be held at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library at the University of Washington and will include tours and demonstrations of the enhanced technology spaces such as the Collaboration Studio, the Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), the Digital Presentation Space (DPS), the 350-seat general access computing lab, and the Odegaard Videoconferencing Studio.
Lunch to follow at the UW Club. Reservations for lunch are required. The cost is $11.44, which Jill will collect at the time of the visit.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University at Buffalo
2006 ALA Annual in New Orleans
Date & Time: Monday, June 26th, 10:30am to noon
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 21 & 24
Agenda: Send suggestions to Leah McGinnis Dunn
Dinner: Sunday, June 25, 7pm at The Alpine.
2006 ALA Midwinter in San Antonio
Date & Time: Monday, January 23, 8am - 10am
Location: Convention Center, Room 007A
Dinner: Sunday, January 22, 7pm at Mi Tierra.
2005 ALA Annual in Chicago
Date & Time: Monday, June 27, 10:30-12:30
Location: Palmer House Hilton, Dearborn Room 3
Dinner: Sunday, June 26, 6:30 pm at Star of Siam.
2005 ALA Midwinter in Boston
Date & Time: Monday, January 17, 2005, 8:30-11:00 AM
Location: Forum Room, Level 5, Lamont Library, Harvard Univeristy
Dinner: Sunday, January 16th, 7:30 PM at Bangkok City
2004 ALA Annual in Orlando
Date & Time: Monday, June 28, 8:30-11:00
Location: Orange County Convention Center , Room 313
Dinner: Sunday, June 27th at Bahama Breeze
2004 ALA Midwinter in San Diego
Date & Time: Monday, January 12, 8:30 - 11:00AM
Location: US Grant Hotel, Room Horton D
2002 ALA Midwinter in New Orleans
Date & Time: Monday, January 21, 8:30 - 11:00AM
Location: MCC Room 263 (Convention Center)
2001 ALA Annual in San Francisco
Date & Time: Monday, June 18, 8:30 - 11:00AM
Location: Hyatt Regency Pacific Concourse H
2001 ALA Midwinter in Washington, DC
Date & Time: Monday, January 15, 8:30 -11:00AM
Location: J W Marriott Hotel, Salon F