Whether you’re already filling in a detailed schedule or still deciding if you’re going to make it to the windy city, be sure to keep these ALSC activities in mind:
- ALSC Preconference – “Meeting the Challenge: Practical Tips & Inspiring Tales on Intellectual Freedom.” Friday, July 10 from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- ALSC 101 – Learn about the association, mix and mingle with other new members, and meet the ALSC Board at this informal session. Friday, July 10 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Newbery Caldecott Wilder Banquet – Join us to celebrate this year’s author and illustrator Medalists and Honorees. Sunday, July 12 from 6:00 – 11:00 p.m.
The 2009 Pura Belpré Awards Celebracíon – Featuring Medalists Margarita Engle and Yiyi Morales, as well as Honorees and other performers. Sunday, July 12 from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
- ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program featuring Melba Pattillo Beals – An ALA Auditorium Speakers Series Program. Monday, July 13 from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
- The ALSC Awards Presentation – The Batchelder, Carnegie, Geisel, and Sibert Awards will be presented and the ALSC membership meeting will follow. Monday, July 10 from 10:30 a.m. – Noon.
- The Odyssey Awards for Excellence in Audiobook Production – Administered jointly by ALSC and YALSA and sponsored by Booklist. Monday, July 13 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Check the ALSC Web site for more information as it becomes available.