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LES Events at ALA Annual in New Orleans!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Saturday, June 23

9:00 – 10:00 AM Les Program “Zine Cultures as Critical Resistance: A Hands-On Workshop to Build
Community engagement and Student Learning” Morial Convention Center, Room 395-396
10:30 – 11:30 AM Executive Committee Meeteing I (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Southdown
4:00 – 5:30 PM General Membership Forum (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Bayside C
6:00 – 8:00 PM LES Social, The Carousel Bar at the Hotel Monteleone

Sunday, June 24

10:30 – 11:30 AM Reference Discussion Group (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom B
1:00 – 2:00 PM Collections Discussion Group (ACRL LES), Sheraton New Orleans, Grand Ballroom B

Monday, June 25

8:30 – 10:00 AM All Committees Meetings (ACRL LES), Morial Convention Center, Room 390
10:30 – 11:30 AM Executive Committee Meeting II (ACRL LES), Morial Convention Center, Room 390

These events and others can be found on the Conference Scheduler, https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/ALA-Annual/agenda.asp?h=Full+Schedule&BCFO=S%7CE&pta=ACRL_LES. We hope to see you there!

LES Virtual Midwinter 2018 Meetings

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups that have been scheduled thus far. Mark your calendars for the following:

ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group
Start Time: 02/15/2018 11:00AM CST
Location: Online
Contact: Naomi Lederer and Leslie Madden

ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group
Start Time: 02/09/2018 1:00PM CST
Location: Online
Contact: Glenda Insua and Alex Watson

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Denver, visit the the ALA Scheduler online. To browse other virtual and in-person discussion group and committee meetings, search in ALA Connect. If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook page or tweet to @LES_ACRL.

Don’t Miss these LES events at ALA Chicago 2017!

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Saturday, June 24
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Executive Committee Meeting I
Hilton Chicago
Room Conference Room 4F

1:00 pm – 2:30pm
Arts/LES Forum: Exploring Chicago Architecture through Art, Literature, and History
Hilton Chicago
Room Stevens Center, Salon A-5

4:00- 5:30pm
General Membership Forum
Palmer House
Room LaSalle 2

Sunday, June 25
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Reference Discussion Group
Hilton Chicago
Room Grand Tradition

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Collections Discussion Group
Hilton Chicago
Room Conference Room 4C

Monday, June 27
8:30 am – 10:00 am
All Committees Meeting
Hilton Chicago
Room Lake Erie

10:30 am – 11:30 am
Executive Committee Meeting II
Hilton Chicago
Room Conference Room 4F

ALA Midwinter Updated 2017 Discussion Groups

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups. Mark your calendars for the following:

ACRL LES Midwinter Executive Committee Meeting
Date and Time: 02/10/2017 2:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Location: TBD
Contact: Laura Braunstein

ACRL LES Publications Committee Meeting
Start Time: 02/01/2017 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Brian Flota

ACRL LES Collections Virtual Participation Meeting
Start Time: 01/18/2017 3:00PM – 4:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Robin Kear and Chris Ruotolo

ACRL LES Membership Committee Virtual Meeting
Start Time: 01/30/2017 11:00AM – 12:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Piper Martin

ACRL LES Reference Virtual Participation Meeting
Start Time: 02/07/2017 2:00PM – 3:00PM EST
Location: Online
Contact: Carol Leibiger and Nancy Foasberg

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Atlanta, visit the conference schedule online. To browse other virtual and in-person discussion group and committee meetings, search in ALA Connect. If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook page or tweet to @LES_ACRL.

LES @ ALA Annual 2015

Friday, June 5th, 2015

ALA Annual Website

Join the Literatures in English Section (LES) of ACRL at ALA Annual in San Francisco.  LES is composed of English, literature and humanities librarians.  Whether you are already a member, or just interested in learning more about LES, please join us!  You can easily add the LES-sponsored events to your calendar using the ALA conference scheduler.

Follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for reminders, and to keep up with what we are doing at the conference.

 

Friday, June 26

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Trip to Alcatraz Island (ANSS/LES/LPSS)
Tickets are $30 per person. Purchase tickets online.

Saturday, June 27

8:30 am -10:00 am
Executive Committee Meeting 1*
Hilton San Francisco Union, Union Square 13

10:30 am — 11:30 am
MLA International Bibliography Discussion Group**
Hilton San Francisco Union, Union Square 22

1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Libraries Behind Bars: Education and Outreach to Prisoners
(Joint program by ANSS, LES, and LPSS)
Moscone Convention Center, 2008(W)

Beyond Tintin: Collecting European Comics in the U.S.
(Co-sponsored by SEES and WESS)
Moscone Convention Center, 3004(W)

4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
General Membership Forum
Marriott Marquis San Francisco, Pacific Suite H

 

Sunday, June 28

10:30 am — 11:30 am
Reference Discussion Group
Hilton San Francisco Union, Imperial B

1:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Collections Discussion Group
Hilton San Francisco Union, Union Square 17 & 18

4:00 pm — 5:30 pm
Digital Humanities Interest Group**
Hilton San Francisco Union, Plaza A

 

Monday, June 29

8:30 am — 10:00 am
All Committees Meetings
Hilton San Francisco Union, Golden Gate 5

10:30 am — 11:30 am
Executive Committee Meeting II*
Hilton San Francisco Union, Lombard Room

 

* Closed meeting

** Not an official LES meeting/event but of broad interest to LES membership

LES get together at ACRL 2015

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

acrl 2015 logo

Join your LES colleagues for socializing at ACRL!

Friday, March 27, 6-8pm
Café Montage
301 SE Morrison Street (Google Map)

Recommended by PDX locals! They do not take reservations, but the flip side of that is that we do not need to worry about how many people show up, or when — so stop by when you can. Seating is communal, so people can mix and mingle. It has great reviews on Yelp, prices are extremely reasonable, there are many options for different dietary preferences, good beer, and apparently it’s huge, and should be pretty dead at 6pm on a Friday — more room for us! It’s a few stops on the light rail from the convention center, and then just two more stops to OMSI for the all-conference reception.

There is no need to RSVP if you are/not attending, or if you’re bringing friends.

Hope to see you there!

Special thanks to Laura Braunstein for organizing this social for us!

2015 ALA Midwinter Discussion Group Meetings

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups (virtual and in-person) to look forward to in January/February.  Mark your calendars!

 

ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group

This discussion group provides an information-sharing forum for librarians with interests in reference services and materials related to the study of literatures in English.

Date and Time: Monday, February 9, 2015, 2-3:00 pm EST

Location: Online

Contact: John Glover and Kristen Hogan

 

ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group

This discussion group serves as an open forum for presentation and discussion of any topic or issue which involves the management, preservation, or use of materials in English-language literatures.

Date and Time: Friday, February 6, 2015, 3-4:00 pm EST

Location: Online

Contacts: Judith Arnold and Hazel McClure

More information: http://connect.ala.org/node/232496

 

ACRL Digital Humanities Interest Group

Conversations between librarians involved with, or sharing interests in, the intersections, partnerships, and collaborations among libraries, librarians, and the digital humanities.

Date and Time: Sunday, February 1, 2015, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Chicago, Chicago Ballroom 08

More information: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/25574

 

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group

Date and Time: Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:30  – 11:30 am

Location: Sheraton Chicago, Mayfair Room

Contact: David Oberhelman

More information: http://alamw15.ala.org/node/26039

 

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Chicago, visit the conference schedule online and narrow by: “Type of Library” (Academic) and “Meeting Type” (Discussion/Interest group).  To browse other virtual and in-person discussion group and committee meetings, search in ALA Connect.  If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook group or tweet to @LES_ACRL.

LES @ ALA Annual 2014

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

ALA Annual Conference

Join the Literatures in English Section (LES) of ACRL at ALA Annual in Las Vegas.  LES is composed of English, literature and humanities librarians.  Whether you are already a member, or just interested in learning more about LES, please join us!  You can easily add the LES-sponsored events to your calendar using the ALA conference scheduler.

Follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook for reminders, and to keep up with what we are doing at the conference.

 

Saturday, June 28

8:30 am -10:00 am
Executive Committee Meeting 1*
Las Vegas Convention Center, N216

10:30 am — 11:30 am
MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group**
Las Vegas Convention Center, N115

1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
“Embedded” Cultural Communities in Europe and the Americas: Challenges for Librarians
(Co-sponsored by LES, SEES, and WESS)
Las Vegas Convention Center, S232

4:30 pm — 5:30 pm
New Members Discussion Group
Las Vegas Convention Center, N201

6:00 pm
LES Social
The Peppermill – Fireside Lounge
2985 Las Vegas Blvd (Map)

 

Sunday, June 29

10:30 am — 11:30 am
Reference Discussion Group
Las Vegas Convention Center, N203

1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
General Membership Forum
Bally’s Las Vegas, Bronze 3

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
Collections Discussion Group
Las Vegas Convention Center, N202

4:30 pm — 5:30 pm
Digital Humanities Interest Group**
Las Vegas Convention Center, N263

 

Monday, June 30

8:30 am — 10:00 am
All Committees Meetings
Las Vegas Convention Center, N219

10:30 am — 11:30 am
Executive Committee Meeting II*
Las Vegas Convention Center, N216

 

* Closed meeting

** Not an official LES meeting but of broad interest to LES membership

LES Social at Midwinter

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

ALA midwinter logo

Are you attending ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia?  If so, please join your fellow LES members on Saturday, January 25 from 6-8 PM at Maggiano’s in Center City. LES will provide appetizers. Drinks and additional food can be purchased.

Date: January 25
Time:  6PM – 8PM
Location: Maggiano’s Little Italy
1201 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA

This is also a great opportunity for those interested in the LES section to meet some of our members.  Library students, recent graduates, and literature and humanities librarians are welcome to attend!

LES is also hosting virtual discussion group meetings for Midwinter that are open to all.  You can learn more about these meetings, and other relevant meetings that will be held at Midwinter at http://www.acrl.ala.org/lesblog/?p=364.

2014 Midwinter Discussion Group Meetings

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Below is information about ALA Midwinter Discussion Groups (virtual and in-person) to look forward to in January.  Mark your calendars!

 

ACRL LES Reference Discussion Group

This discussion group provides an information-sharing forum for librarians with interests in reference services and materials related to the study of literatures in English.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 28, 1 – 2 pm CST

Location: Online

Contact: John Glover and Kristen Hogan

More information: http://connect.ala.org/node/214070

 

ACRL LES Collections Discussion Group

This discussion group serves as an open forum for presentation and discussion of any topic or issue which involves the management, preservation, or use of materials in English-language literatures.

Date and Time: Friday, January 31, 2 – 3 pm CST

Location: Online

Contacts: Judith Arnold and Hazel McClure

 

ACRL Digital Humanities Discussion Group

This discussion group focuses on the digital humanities in academic libraries. Topics include outreach, tools, projects, user support, librarian training, and much more.

Date and Time: Sunday, January 26, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center – 204 A

More information: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12377

 

MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion Group

Date and Time: Saturday, January 25, 10:30  – 11:30 am

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center -115 B

Contact: David Oberhelman

More information: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/12492

 

To browse other discussion and interest group meetings scheduled for ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia, visit the conference schedule online and narrow by: “Type of Library” (Academic) and “Meeting Type” (Discussion/Interest group).  To browse other virtual discussion group meetings, search in ALA Connect.  If you would like to share other Midwinter discussion group meetings of interest to LES members, post to the LES Facebook group.

 

Other LES midwinter meetings that you are free to join:

ACRL LES Virtual Participation Committee

This committee explores ways in which LES members can participate in Section meetings remotely and to advise LES committees and discussion groups with plans for virtual meetings and other emerging opportunities for distance participation.

Date and Time: Tuesday, January 7 from 1 – 3 pm CST

Location: Online

Contact: Amanda Rust