Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

Missing You #alamw15

Chicago still has long coffee lines, it’s really snowing, and ALA staff is just an L ride away, but it’s just not the same around here without all of you! (I think most planes, trains, and cars have finally made … Continue reading

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Joint ALSC and YALSA Member Reception at #alamw15

After my last meeting of the day, I went straight to my hotel, removed my snow-covered boots and sat down on my bed.  Part of me wanted to stay in my cozy spot, but I’d told a colleague I’d meet … Continue reading

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Diversity: Special Needs at #alamw15

Lately, I’ve been investigating and thinking about ways we serve young people with special needs, and how it ties in with the heightened focus on diversity. At yesterday’s “Diversity Matters: Stepping It Up With Action!,” publishers and librarians engaged in … Continue reading

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Bonus Day at #alamw15

This morning I awoke bright and early (read: 5:45am) to line up for the Youth Media Awards. As always, it was an unforgettable experience to be in the room when the honor and award titles were announced! I laughed, I … Continue reading

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Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews wraps up ALAMW15

The jazz is hot as Trombone Shorty and his band wraps up the conference. Check out Brian Collier’s picture book biography of Trombone Shorty.

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Some themes from ALA Conferences

As I sit sadly at the airport and hope to make it home, after an exciting morning Twitter trawling about the Youth Media Awards, I’ve had the time to reflect for a sweet minute on a great conference. The blizzard … Continue reading

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Diversity Matters at #alamw15

This wonderful session was a report back from Day of Diversity, a meeting of publishers, librarians, and other leaders in literacy. Check out the summary in comics! The hashtag #WeNeedDiverseBooks is blowing up with joy right now after the Youth … Continue reading

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The YMAs have been announced at #alamw15

The 2015 Youth Media Awards have been announced at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting. I could not be prouder of the hard work EVERY committee did in selecting a phenomenal list of winners! (And I can’t wipe this silly … Continue reading

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