Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

Reflecting on ALA Midwinter #alamw16

I’m all packed and ready to catch a plane back home, tired but re-energized & excited to begin to utilize some of the resources and information I’ve learned while at ALA Midwinter in Boston. Reflecting on the highlights of the … Continue reading

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ALSC helps YOU with advocacy #alamw16

Aside from checking out great new titles, sitting in on book discussions, and listening to speakers, I had the opportunity to meet with the members of my virtual committee who were attending ALAMW too.  Bonus! The ALSC Advocacy & Valuation … Continue reading

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ALA Youth Media Awards 2016

#alaYMA @ #ALAmw16 It is always a highlight of my midwinter ALA journey to attend the Youth Media Awards Press Conference, and this year was no exception. The excitement was palpable in the Boston Convention Center ballroom as hundreds of … Continue reading

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ALSC Process & Program Committees May Not Be Glamorous on Monday Morning, but are Super Worthwhile #alamw16

Everyone knows about ALSC committees like Newbery & Caldecott, but there is a galaxy of other committees full of dedicated librarians that make ALSC tick and support us all in our work. Serving on a process committee like Membership, Grants Administration, … Continue reading

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The YMAs illustrated!

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Youth Media Awards

How exciting to have Last Stop on Market Street  be awarded the Newbery Medal as well as a Caldecott Honor.  I remember this also happened with A Visit to William Blake’s Inn.  

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Being In the Room!

You can feel the anticipation in the air! So many fans of books in one room. Soon the tweets will be flying so make sure you are following the hashtags #alamw16 and # I cannot wait!

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#alamw16 Doors open in two hours and 15 minutes

I wonder if the phones have already rung? It’s 5:15am EST and today is the day when the Youth Media Awards will be announced here in the Boston Convention Center at 8:00am. Someone will learn she or he has won … Continue reading

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