What’s happening in the afternoon on Monday, June 26? We’re so glad you asked! That’s the day Newbery Award-winning author Linda Sue Park; author, co-founder, and CEO of We Need Diverse Books Ellen Oh; and Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, professor and director, School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University will be gathered in one place for a conversation about the many forms leadership takes in children’s services, kidlit, and beyond. This amazing discussion is one element of current ALSC President Amy Koester’s ALSC President’s Program “Leading with Your Hands and Your Heart: A Conversation about Leading from Wherever You Are” at ALA Annual 2023 in Chicago. We hope you will join us for this interactive program exploring ways to identify and activate leadership skills and areas of potential at all levels of library work.
One element? What are the others? There’s a lot to take in at a conference and sometimes it can feel like you’re just running from room to room cramming ideas and information into your brain without time to process (or maybe that’s just us?!). With that in mind, this program will include light refreshments and a chance to connect, network, and reflect with others. Leadership is about a million tiny conversations that build relationships; the building blocks of innovative and change-making work to support youth. Oh, and there will be swag. Because what is a conference without swag?!
We’ll be keeping you posted via the ALSC Blog and social media as we continue to develop this program with input from Ling Hwey, Ellen, and Linda Sue. In the meantime, get a sneak peek by reading Ling Hwey’s upcoming article in the spring issue of Children and Libraries.
“Leading with Your Hands and Your Heart: A Conversation about Leading from Wherever You Are”
Monday afternoon, June 23, 2023
ALA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL
Join us for a conversation with Newbery Award Winning Author Linda Sue Park ; Author, Co-founder, and CEO of We Need Diverse Books Ellen Oh; and Dr. Ling Hwey Jeng, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University. This interactive program will explore ways to identify and activate leadership skills and areas of potential at all levels of library work. Space for connection, networking, and reflection will be included.
The ALSC Charlemae Hill Rollins President’s Program is sponsored by the Charlemae Hill Rollins Endowment, which supports quality programming for ALSC’s annual President’s Program. This program takes place every year at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.