In this monthly feature, we profile ALSC Board members. We hope to offer information about the people who work to guide the organization so that you can feel more comfortable in reaching out to them with your concerns, questions, or comments. To continue this series, we invite you to meet ALSC Board member, Sue McCleaf Nespeca.
Twice a year, we try to make time on the ALSC Blog to take a look back at what has happened on these pages in the past six months. Since January, we have been busy!
Business was hoppin’ at the Post Office set up in the Convention Center as attendees rushed to mail home the many ARCs, catalogs, booklists, buttons, posters, informational pieces, and general swag – along with a few New Orleans souvenirs – which simply would not fit in their carry-ons.
Today’s ALSC Board meeting was jam-packed with important business, but the final item on the agenda was obviously what the audience in attendance was waiting for; discussion of the ALSC Awards Program Review Task Force Recommendation: Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.
Michelle Ng, the chair of the 2019 Notable Children’s Recordings Committee, and the entire NCR committee, invite you to join them at their discussion at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans this coming weekend. The titles being discussed are:
The American Library Association Annual Conference begins today. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to New Orleans? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog for all kinds of information about what’s going on at ALA.
The ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee is charged with identifying the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.
In less than two weeks, many librarians will be heading to the ALA Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans from June 21 through 26.