ALA Midwinter 2013, Live Blogging

Early morning meetings #alamw13

I’m usually not a morning person, but today I was up and running by 6:00 a.m.  (It helps that my body is still on Eastern Standard Time.) The day started with a 6:30 a.m. meeting of the Pura Belpré Celebracií³n committee. Good food and good company. I highly recommend that you join REFORMA: The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. It’s a great cause and the dues are only $30 a year. The recipients of the Pura Belpré Award will be announced tomorrow morning. I can hardly wait!


Next it was off to the Library Service to Population Children and Their Caregivers Committee. After a year of corresponding by email, it was so great to meet everyone in person. We will soon  be announcing the winner of the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way” Grant. Stay tuned!


  1. Sandra Cartagena

    When will they be announcing the winner of the “Light the Way” grant? Can’t wait!

  2. Dan Rude

    Hi Sandra, thanks for your interest in the Light the Way: Library Outreach to the Underserved Grant. The winner will be announced very soon after the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The committee will be putting out a press release and we’ll share that information here and via the ALSC-L electronic discussion list.

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