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If You’re Going to San Francisco…

If you are going to San Francisco for some reason, or need an excuse to take a trip to the Bay Area, try to be there on June 6 for the 12th Annual Effie Lee Morris Lecture at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street (at Grove) in the Civic Center. The speaker will be Patricia McKissack and her subject is “Storytelling, the Heart of Literacy.” The program begins at 4:30 p.m. with a reception and book signing preceding the program at 3:30 p.m. in the Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room. The program will be held in the Koret Auditorium, Main Library, Lower Level. The program is free and open to the public. For more information, call (415) 557-4277. A related exhibition of facsimilies of original manuscripts from McKissack’s work is currently on display through June 8th at the Children’s Center, Second Floor, Main Library.

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2008 ALSC Election Results

Vice-President/President-Elect Kate McClelland, Riverside, Conn. Board of Directors Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha (Wis.) Public Library Georgene Ann DeFilippo, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pa. Leslie M. Molnar, Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library 2010 Caldecott Committee Chair Rita Auerbach, New York, N.Y. 2010 Caldecott Committee Zahra M. Baird, Chappaqua (N.Y.) Library Joanna Ward, Pasadena, Calif. Henrietta M. Smith, Delray Beach, Fla. Jan Shores Watkins, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library Julie Roach, Cambridge (Mass.) Public Library Merri V. Lindgren, Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison Christy Estrovitz, San Francisco (Calif.) Public Library 2010 Newbery Committee Chair Katie O’Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Ore. 2010 Newbery Committee Meaghan M. Battle, Ann Arbor (Mich.) District Library Deborah Stevenson, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Champaign, Ill. Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Ore. Linnea Hendrickson, Bandelier Elementary School, Albuquerque, N.M. Maria Salvadore, Washington, D.C. Holly Jin, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library Elva Garza, Austin (Texas)…