Hello, this is Caroline Ward, chair of the 2024 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Our committee is now accepting suggestions for the Legacy Award from ALSC members. The deadline for submitting suggestions is April 15, 2023.
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Art as a Mirror: Maureen Hayes Award Broadens Children’s Horizons
Children from dominant social groups… have suffered from the lack of availability about others… They need books that will help them understand the multicultural nature of the world they live in, and their place as a member of just one group, as well as their connections to all other humans. . . If they see only reflections of themselves, they will grow up with an exaggerated sense of their own importance and value in the world—a dangerous ethnocentrism. Rudine Sims Bishop, “Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors.”
Happy Birthday, Children and Libraries!
What were you doing 20 years ago? In the spring of 2003? We won’t talk about ages, but,twenty years ago, I was playing Pippi in a touring production of Pippi Longstocking: the Musical. Always a devoted patron of libraries wherever I went, my path to librarianship did not come untillater in life.
What is the ALSC Program Coordinating Committee?
Hi everyone! My name is Tanya and I am a co-chair of the ALSC Program Coordinating Committee. ALSC has many committees that do countless things. Maybe you are like me and have never heard of this particular ALSC Committee. Or maybe you have heard of it but have no idea what we do. I am here to tell you about us!
2023 Children’s Literature Lecture
ALSC is proud to announce that the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture will take place at University of Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. Author and illustrator Bryan Collier will give the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture. The event will start at 6 P.M. with a reception and the lecture starting at 7 P.M. After the lecture, a book signing will be available.
Save the Date: Monday, June 26, 2023!
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.
An ALSC Budget Story: Receiving the Bechtel Fellowship, as Told by ALSC Member Joe Prince
Happy winter, everyone! Children’s library workers kick off each winter season with the excitement of the YMA Press Conference at LibLearnX, the rush of getting the awards seals on the newly announced winning books, and the recently appointed book award committees starting a new cycle of work. Yet, whereas the YMA Press Conference and ALSC book awards activities tend to get so much of our attention, ALSC buzzes yearlong with its work in support of numerous funded programs and activities to further and strengthen the work of children’s librarians, children’s librarianship, and the practice of the profession. One such program is the Louise Seaman Bechtel Fellowship. This fellowship provides a grant of up to $7,500 for a qualified children’s librarian to spend up to 4 weeks reading and studying at the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, one of the Special and Area Studies Collections of the George A. Smathers…
Call for Cover Images for Children and Libraries
Is there a greater achievement than a successful library program? The answer is yes! – when you manage to capture the perfect photo encapsulating that program’s success. Children and Libraries is looking for your compelling programming and community engagement photos to grace the covers of upcoming issues.