ALA Virtual Midwinter 2021

Notable Children’s Books – January 2021 Discussion

Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and digital media. These meetings are normally held at the ALA Midwinter meetings. This year, the 2021 Notable Children’s Books Committee will hold open meetings on January 13th, 14th, and 15th beginning at 12pm Central. Register for these meetings here. YOU are welcome to observe!

Blogger Mary R. Voors

#alsc20 Children’s Librarianship in Communities Experiencing Trauma

Traumatic events can occur at any time in any community, and libraries work to step up. This year, with the pandemic and other major issues facing our country, our communities have been impacted even more.  In this session, presenters Beth Patin, Anita Montoya, and Oralia Garza de Cortes spoke to their experiences serving their communities through a variety of traumatic events and how traumas in their communities have impacted how they serve their customers.

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Get Ready for Live Blogging at #ALSC20

The 2020 ALSC Virtual Institute – #alsc20 – begins tomorrow and continues through Saturday with a great list of programs. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to attend? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog beginning tomorrow morning for a variety of posts from live blogging participants. You can also check in on Twitter; just track the hashtag #alsc20.

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Help! We Are Looking for Live Bloggers to Report on the 2020 ALSC Virtual Institute

ALSC 2020 Virtual Institute

The ALSC 2020 Virtual Institute, one of the only conferences devoted solely to children’s librarianship, literature, and technology, is taking place in just a few weeks on October 2nd and 3rd. This year’s schedule includes six general sessions of authors, illustrators, and thought leadership in children’s literacy and development; a robust slate of education programs; and other virtual networking opportunities. The ALSC Blog would love your help! We are looking for Virtual Institute attendees to volunteer as live bloggers; these live bloggers are invited to write about what they are learning and experiencing as they attend sessions so those who are #leftbehind can share your excitement and enthusiasm.