In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts yesterday and today consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2017-18 Vice President/President-Elect, Jamie Naidoo and Lisa Von Drasek. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. Today’s interview is with Jamie Naidoo:
Learn more about 2017-18 ALSC Vice President/President Elect, Lisa Von Drasek through ten questions asking more about her feelings about ALSC, ALA, and her experience in the library world.
Today I enjoyed one of the highlights of the ALA Midwinter Meetings. Today were the announcements of the Youth Media Awards, otherwise known as the YMAs.
For me, one of the highlights of the Leadership and ALSC meeting is the announcement of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award winner.
This afternoon, while in Atlanta for the Midwinter Meetings, I had the lovely opportunity to be interviewed via FaceTime by a group of 5th grade students from Imagine Clay Avenue Middle School in Toledo, Ohio.
Today is the ALSC Mini Institute, later today the ALA Midwinter Meetings start, on Monday the Youth Media Awards are announced, and the entire week-end is jampacked with opportunities for librarians to learn and grow as they gather in Atlanta for #alamw17. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to attend? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on?
2016 was a VERY busy year for the ALSC Blog! In looking at the analytics, we saw increases in several key metrics over the course of the year:
The 2017 Notable Children’s Books Selection committee, chaired by Paige Bentley-Flannery, has been hard at work all year reading, re-reading, & evaluating books published in the 2016 calendar year to arrive at a list of nominated titles. At the ALA Midwinter Meetings, the committee will be discussing the nominated titles and they invite you to listen in.