2009 Midwinter Report from Keith Michael Fiels

Just in time for Midwinter, it’s the 2009 Midwinter Executive Director’s Report (127kb, PDF), summarizing recent accomplishments and upcoming events. Some of the ‘highlighted’ stories include:

  • AL Direct, Special Tough Economy Issue
  • Libraries and the Economic Stimulus Package
  • Tough Economy Toolkit
  • Building Statewide Coalitions for All Libraries in a Tough Economy Panel Discussion
  • Add It Up: Libraries Make the Difference in Youth Education and Development
  • ALA and Univision Radio Partner on First-Ever PSA Campaign to Target Latinos
  • Registration Opens January 20 for AASL National Conference
  • William J. Brennan, Jr. Award for Judith Krug.

And here’s some good news from the report:

“ALA Membership through the first quarter 2009 stands at 67,045, a 2% increase over the same period last year. Personal membership renewals are a key indicator of the membership ‘health’ of the association. Through November, personal renewals are 8% ahead of last year. In addition, new memberships are up by 3%.”

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