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Notable Children’s Books Discussions – November 2022

Each year the ALSC Notable Children’s Books Committee identifies the best of the best in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways. This year the 2023 Notable Children’s Books committee will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 and Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022. Each session will begin at 1:00 PM (Central Time) and will be approximately four hours long. Register to watch the online discussions here. Here is the list of titles which will be discussed: Picture Books  ● Alone Like Me by Rebecca Evans. Anne Schwartz Books / Random House  ●…

ALSC Board

Meet Your ALSC Board: Sada Mozer

Monthly, we will profile current ALSC Board members. We hope to offer information about the people who work to guide the organization so that you can feel more comfortable in reaching out to them with your concerns, questions, or comments. This month, we invite you to meet ALSC Board member, Sada Mozer. How did you first get involved with ALSC? While in library school, my professor conveyed the importance of actively supporting our professional organizations. I joined ALA and ALSC as I set my sights on becoming a children’s librarian. I attended ALSC sessions at conferences and read through each issue of Children and Libraries. As a librarian, I would look at the volunteer application form and felt I didn’t possess the skills to put forth for committee work. But I enjoyed meeting members and sharing ideas on how to improve the field I love. At the suggestion of a…

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Notable Children’s Recordings Committee – November 2022 Discussions

Jessica Gillis, chair of the 2023 Notable Children’s Recordings committee, and the entire NCR committee, will host a series of online discussions open for all to attend and observe. They invite you to join them the following days and times: Monday, November 7, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:30 EST Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:30 EST Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 3:30 to 5:30 EST