One of best sessions at each ALA Annual Conference #alaac18 is this Celebracion! Each author and illustrator gave insite into their work then we were treated to a performance by the folk group Vive Mi Terra from New Orleans. Their name — “Feel My Country” — is so apropos as we celebrate these latino titles and honor all children by celebrating mulicultural experiences. #alscleftbehind This post addresses the following ALSC Core Competencies: I. Commitment to Client Group and IV. Knowledge, Curation, and Management of Materials.
The Gaming Roundtable held a fun session Friday night offering the opportunity to play games, paint a minature figure, make a copper tape circuit, and play with robots. What a great opportunity to have hands on experience and gain lots of new programming ideas! Sorry about the picture … I couldn’t get it to rotate.
Marty Sklar, Disney Imagineer, presented the #alaac16 #alsc #Charlemae-Rollins-President’s-Program Libraries: The Space to Be.
I was an “honorary local arrangements” volunteer and had a lot of fun greeting people headed for the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder dinner! If you have a chance to help out (and don’t want to pay the banquet $$) volunteering gets you the perk of reserving a prime seat for the speeches early and the fun of being a greeter for the banquet!
How exciting to have Last Stop on Market Street be awarded the Newbery Medal as well as a Caldecott Honor. I remember this also happened with A Visit to William Blake’s Inn.
Coming in October is the next book in Anderson’s series that began with CHAINS and FORGE. She spoke at a luncheon today about the inspirations for the books. (Paraphrasing here) ‘Children need to know history, warts and all, in order to make the future better.’
So here I am … #alamw16 #alsc Where Boston Cream Pie was born — the Parker House Hotel — Omni. Conference is business, but also an opportunity to explore local culture. Dessert tonight; books tomorrow! #boston
I’m seeing some interesting books at the Book Buzz. “Waiting” by Kevin Henkes (HarperCollins); “George” by Alex Gino (Scholastic); “The Day The Crayons Came Home” (Penguin); and “Freedom in Congo Square” by Carole Boston Weatherford (Little Bee) among others! #bookbuzzsfpl