Don’t Let the Weather Keep Us Apart: Booklist Wants to See YOU at #ALAMW16

MW16_logo_RGB150x179It was a tough question, but we were up to answering it. (This is an organization for librarians, after all.) Having braved blizzards and cold-advisory temperatures, defending our right to attend meetings and events, grab galleys, and chat IRL with our far-flung colleagues and friends at Midwinter 2015 in Chicago, where could we possibly go next to hone our yeti-like skills even more? Oh, of course! Boston, ye city of record-breaking snow, we’re coming for you next.

Will we see you in Boston for #ALAMW16? With Midwinter 2016 happening just after the new year—and with so many stellar events (featuring Cory Booker, Mary Frances Berry, and Chelsea Clinton, to name but a few) vying for your limited time—we wanted to check in early with what Booklist has in store. Before we mention the events we hope you can attend, we want to remind you to come see us at booth #1923, where you’ll be able to:MW16tote_sm

  • Pick up complimentary copies of Booklist Editors’ Choice and Book Links Lasting Connections issues!
  • Start a new Booklist subscription for only $73—55% off the list price!
  • Grab a special edition tote featuring the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence longlist (we’ll be giving away a limited number each day)!
  • Demo Booklist’s new digital edition and see the phone- and tablet-ready app in action!
  • Set up Booklist Online access if you haven’t already, and run through a tutorial with a Booklist staffer!

Check exhibit hours here, and then mark your calendars with these Booklist-related events:

ERT/Booklist Author Forum
Friday, January 8 from 4 PM to 5:15 PM / Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom West

Don’t miss this awe-inspiring lineup: documentarian Ken Burns and authors Mark Kurlansky and Terry Tempest Williams in conversation with Booklist Adult Books Editor Donna Seaman on the topic of “The Writer as Witness.” And you’ll be right where you need to be for the opening of the exhibit hall, immediately following the event.

Booklist/AAP Middle Grade and YA Read ‘n Rave
Saturday, January 9 from 4 PM to 4:50 PM / Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, PopTop Stage
Booklist Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach Rebecca Vnuk will moderate this lively event where collection development librarians will talk about the upcoming middle-grade and YA Books they’re most excited to share with their patrons.

RUSA Book and Media Awards, featuring Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
Sunday, January 10 from 5 PM to 7 PM / Boston Park Plaza, Grand Ballroom A
Be there when, for the first time ever, the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction medalists will be announced by Nancy Pearl at this Midwinter event which will also include the announcement of the Notable Books and Listen Lists, and several other awards and lists.



About the Author:

Annie Bostrom is a marketing associate for Booklist publications. She lives down the street from Chicago’s second-highest-circulating library, and she knows this. Follow her on Twitter at @eyehustlin.

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