All my synapses were firing at the 2017 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program today. At this program, titled Plugging into the Digital Age: Libraries Engaging and Supporting Families with Today’s Literacy, three experts presented the latest research on digital technology, how it relates to childhood development and childhood literacy, and how librarians can use this information to become more effective media mentors for both kids and adults.
The excitement is building! Following signs cheerfully held by members of the hard-working Local Arrangements Committee, hundreds and hundreds of attractively attired lovers of children’s literature are being enthusiastically led to one of the most gala events of the ALA Conference: The Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet!
Yesterday, at the conclusion of the Leadership & ALSC meeting, it was exciting to gather a few of our group of active ALSC live bloggers who took a few minutes away from their busy conferences for a group picture.
The American Library Association Annual Conference began yesterday and is in full swing. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Chicago? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered!
The ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings committee is charged with creating a list of the best children’s recordings that fit the following criteria (from the ALSC website):
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 (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways. Here is the list of titles which will be discussed at the ALA Annual Meetings in Chicago beginning next week. Enjoy! PICTURE BOOKS Big Cat, little cat. By Elisha Cooper. Roaring Brook Press (9781626723719). Birds Make Nests. By Garland, Michael. Holiday House (9780823436620). Bob, Not Bob! By Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick. Illus. by Matthew Cordell. Disney/Hyperion (9781484723029). The Book of Mistakes. By Corinna Luyken. Dial Books/Penguin Random…
In our member of the month profile, we talk with an ALSC member, and learn about their professional life as well as a bit about their not-so-serious side. This month, learn a bit about Elizabeth Serrano, ALSC’s new
In just a few short weeks, librarians will head to Chicago for ALA’s Annual Conference. This event includes a full line-up of ALSC programs, including the President’s Program and Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Awards Banquet, hundreds of exhibits to explore, and much more. We’d love it if you consider being a live blogger!