ALSC Board

Meet Your ALSC Board: New-to-ALSC Board member, Jaime Eastman

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 New to ALSC Board member, Jaime Eastman. How did you first get involved with ALSC? I stumbled upon ALSC committee work while looking for options to increase my professional involvement. At the time, I wasn’t eligible for travel or conference attendance, which eliminated most opportunities with my state library association. ASLC offered virtual committee work, plus professionals passionate about serving children and families. I requested virtual only options on my volunteer form and was offered a slot on the Children and Technology Committee. My ALSC journey has grown from that first committee membership. How has participation in ALSC affected your career? ALSC has…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

2023 YMA Announcements!

This morning, along with over five thousand other aficionados of children’s and young adult literature, I watched the live stream of the annual ALA Youth Media Awards announcements. These announcements, celebrating the “best of the best” in literature and media for children, are a must attend event for me each year, sometimes in person, sometimes virtually. Held this year at the 2023 LibLearnX conference in New Orleans, the announcements did not disappoint!

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Last Call for Your 2023 Mock YMA Submissions!

Have you checked out the 2023 Mock YMA Elections Results page recently? More and more submissions are being received in anticipation of next week’s Youth Media Awards. If you have a book discussion group which has deliberated in a Mock YMA program, submit your winning titles using this form for inclusion in the list. Having served on the Newbery committee myself, I know that no discussion group probably approaches the intensity that the Award committees have experienced this past year as they prepared through intense reading, discussion, re-reading, and extremely thoughtful examinations of the books, but it is always great fun to see what people around the country are reading and selecting in their own discussions. What do YOU think will win these “Best of the Best in Children’s Books” Awards? Check out the 2023 Mock YMA Election Results page to learn what has been selected at mock election programs…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Notable Children’s Recordings – Final Discussion for 2023 List

The Notable Children’s Recordings Committee is pleased to announce the final set of public discussion meetings.  The NCR committee’s charge is to develop a list of the most notable recordings of audiobooks and music of interest for children ages 0-14 produced in 2022.  The committee has met two previous times for public discussion meetings for the 2023 list. The final public discussions will take place on Monday, January 16th, Thursday, January 19th, and Tuesday, January 24th.