ALA Virtual Midwinter 2021

Excited to Listen to More Remarkable Recordings #alamw21

I closed the children’s room while the Committee for Notable Audio Recordings chattered in my headphones. They met and discussed the pros and cons of 5 remaining contenders for 2021 Notable Recordings List. I left the library and picked up pizza dinner for my family while still “attending” the discussion… this is not a normal conference!

Here are my posts on the first two days of notable recordings discussion:

The final (full-cast!) recording up for discussion was a graphic novel favorite of mine from the past year:

Discussed in the final (Friday PM) committee session for Children’s Notable Audio Recordings.
Available via Penguin Random House.

The committee then “waved off” (a really nice moment where all committee members wave goodbye to each other and the zoom webinar audience then close the meeting). Chair, Nate “Audiohead” Halsan, announced it was time to finalize the list in a closed committee meeting.

I attended these meetings to prepare for a role on the committee. I learned during this year’s Virtual ALSC Institute that members can volunteer to serve on committees via web form. This will be my first-ever serious committee obligation. I hope other ALSC librarians will read this and consider volunteering.

Please note that as a guest post, the views expressed here do not represent the official position of ALA or ALSC.

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