In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts this morning and this afternoon consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2017-18 Vice President/President-Elect, Randall Enos and Cecilia McGowan. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. This morning’s interview is with Randall Enos.
The American Library Association Midwinter Meetings begin today. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Denver? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on?
In less than two weeks, the ALA 2018 Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw18. Hundreds and hundreds of librarians will be at the press conference which will take place on Monday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m. MT at the Colorado Convention Center. They will be eagerly anticipating the announcement of the 2018 Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Pura Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, Schneider Family, and more.
The complete list of nominated children’s sound recording titles which will be discussed at ALA Midwinter 2018 is now available. Take a look!
The Notable Children’s Book Committee has been busy reading hundreds of books for young people. Nominated titles will be discussed at ALA Midwinter in Denver. The meetings are open to ALSC members and other ALA Midwinter attendees, and they’d love to see you there. The discussion list and meeting schedule follow below.
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, Jenna Nemec-Loise.
What is taking the top honors in YOUR Mock YMA elections? Submit your results now at https://form.jotform.com/alscblog/submit-your-mock-election-results Do you have February 12th marked on your calendar as a red-letter day? If you do, you might be as much as a children’s lit geek as I am! It is, of course, the day the ALA Youth Media Awards will be announced from the ALA Midwinter Conference in Denver. I love to hear which titles are selected as the official winners. And I love, love, love to track what librarians, students, and other children’s book lovers have selected in their mock elections. Again this year, the ALSC Blog is compiling winners of Mock Elections from around the country. Check it out here. We hope to see these lists grow extensively in the coming months. You can also find this tab at the top of the page of the ALSC Blog. If your…
Twice a year, in January and again in mid-summer, we offer an ALSC Blog overview, and take a look at what has happened with the blog in the past six months. It’s been a busy and exciting time! Pull up a chair and I’ll tell you about some of the highlights.