Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

ALA Midwinter

#alamw15  Wow..you should see the snow coming down here in Chicago. It’s amazing. Makes you want a fireplace, a cup of tea, a fuzzy blanket and your stack of books.  We walk  across one of those enclosed walkway bridges to … Continue reading

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#STEAM at #ALAMW15

Yesterday afternoon, McGraw Hill Education hosted The Everyday Importance of STEM, a moderated discussion featuring Amy Koester of Skokie Public Library and Claire Moore of Darien Library. The discussion focused on the many ways librarians can incorporate STEM and STEAM … Continue reading

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Swirling With New Ideas #alamw15

There’s a bit of snow outside (in case you haven’t heard) which brings the normal intensity of ALA Midwinter up a notch or two. The shuttle busses are still running and I have winter boots, but I’m taking a pause … Continue reading

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Live blogging ALA Midwinter 2015

#alamw15  Looking out the window of my hotel, eleventh floor.  Yesterday I could see Lake Michigan and last night the lights of the city were exhilarating.  Today I am looking at snow falling with great purpose!  I can see beyond … Continue reading

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Blizzards, Books, & Besties

Waking up to a blizzard warning in Chicago isn’t the way to start a day you had planned on traveling home. However,  when you think about it, what better place to be snowed in! There are tons of advanced reader … Continue reading

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Kathleen T. Horning is 2015 ALSC DSA recipient #alamw15

Kathleen T. Horning is the 2015 recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) Distinguished Service Award. This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC. Horning is … Continue reading

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Saturday @ #alamw15

I’m not a morning person in the slightest, but today I drank my coffee a bit faster than usual because I had a 7:00 a.m. appointment with one of the most dedicated groups in the universe: The ALSC Past Presidents!  … Continue reading

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Notable Children’s Book Discussions at #alamw15

This weekend at the conference, I have used the time between sessions and meetings to watch, and listen to the Notable Children’s Book Committee discussions. The 12 eloquent and articulate members of this committee read, analyze, and discuss hundreds of … Continue reading

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