Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

And Now for Something Completely Different…

I’m back home now and reflecting on my #alaac14 conference experience. It was amazing – full of inspiring ideas, friends (old and new), and thrilling moments (I can’t be the only one who got a little teary at the Newbery-Caldecott … Continue reading

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Acceptance Speeches for Newbery, Caldecott, and more!

If you were not able to attend the Newbery Caldecott Banquet in Las Vegas and are sad that you missed hearing the speeches, do not despair! They are now available online at http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia. Enjoy!

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The 3 C’s for Evaluating Early Literacy Apps

Yesterday I attended ECRR 2.0 Apps for Early Literacy session at #alaac14. A panel of 6 individuals passionate about early literacy discussed current research for best practices, as well as demonstrating a few of their favorite apps. Panelist Chip D. … Continue reading

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Reenergize Your Teen Advisory Group #alaac14

It’s tough thinking of things to do every month with your TAG. I know that’s why I ended my TAG 2 years ago. But I’ve been inspired to give it a second go after visiting the Harry Potter Alliance booth … Continue reading

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The Jeff Kinney of the 80′s #alaac14

While ALA has MANY popular youth & teen authors signing at booths and listening to your fangirl stories, popular authors of the 80′s also make appearances. Ann M. Martin, Babysitters Club, and Judy Blume were among those popular authors. As … Continue reading

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Banned Books at #alaac14

Sage Videos and ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom sponsored a reading of banned books on Saturday and Sunday during the ALA Conference. Attendees were invited to read a short passage from their favorite banned book and then make a brief … Continue reading

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What’s on your library’s secret menu? #alaac14

One fun aspect of attending conferences is getting to experience what the host cities have to offer. I made a trip with some colleagues to In-N-Out burger for lunch–it’s a restaurant that none of our home states has. It also … Continue reading

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Programming on the Autism Spectrum #alaac2014

Serving children on the autism spectrum can be an intimidating endeavor, particularly if you have little to no experience working with these families.  However, as the session I attended yesterday afternoon discussed, libraries are absolutely not alone in this.  “Creating … Continue reading

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