The Procrastinator’s Guide to MidWinter

If you’re like me, when you checked you calendar yesterday, you suddenly realized that MidWinter is NEXT week. HOW did that happen?

I know none of you, dear readers, are procrastinators. But you may have a friend who procrastinates and then is angry that she missed all the great author events at ALA.

Here’s how she can put together her schedule quickly:

1) Check out ALA’s rundown of authors (some with highly anticipated new titles, like Elizabeth Gilbert and Tracy Chevalier) who will be appearing.

2) Don’t miss these events that are not on ALA’s list:

AAP Author Breakfast
Sunday, January 17, 2010
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Room 151 A/B Convention Center

What a deal;  free breakfast with SIX major short story writers, including NBA winner Ha Jin (as you know, critics proclaimed 2009 the Year of the Short Story, but clearly 2010 will also be a strong year), sponsored by the Assoc. of American Publishers (the invitation lists all the authors). It’s free, but you have to send an RSVP to Marlene Scheuermann at the AAP.

Publisher Title Presentations
This is a great way to get a jump on the  Spring/Summer seasons and to get at inside look at what the library marketing reps are particularly excited about, as well as a chance to load up on major galleys. Two of the largest trade houses will be doing title presentations:

Saturday, January 16, 2010
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM — Adult Titles
11:30 to 12:30 — Children’s Titles

Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel
(Connected to the Boston Convention Center)
425 Summer Street
Burroughs Room
Boston, Massachusetts
Please RSVP by emailing Bobby Brinson so there will be an adequate number of galleys, tote bags and goodies.

Random House, Inc.
Sunday, January 17th
Children’s Titles: 10:30am – 11:30am
Adult Titles: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

RSVP to for location information.

ALCTS – CMDS  and RUSA – CODES — Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group
Monday, January 18
1:30 – 3:00 p.m

Room 156 Convention Center
A rare opportunity to find out what other coll. dev. librarians from around the country are thinking

Sunday, January 17th
RUSA Book and Media Awards

Intercontinental, Rose Kennedy III
Celebrate the genres with the Reading List Awards announcements, as well as the Notable Book Awards, the Dartmouth Medal, the Zora Neale Hurston Award, the Sophie Brody Award, the Louis Shores, and Outstanding Reference Sources, as well as many others.

One Response to “The Procrastinator’s Guide to MidWinter”

  1. Ben Rubinstein Says:

    The AAP author breakfast is going to be amazing! And who doesn’t love free breakfast, really?