Maria B. Salvadore is the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). This prestigious award honors an individual who has made significant contributions to library service to children and to ALSC. Salvadore is the former coordinator of children’s services at the DC Public Library System, and a long-time literacy consultant and advisory board member for various educational non-profits. She has served ALSC as a member-leader in numerous positions over 35 years of membership. Her expertise in literature benefitted a number of media evaluation and award committees, including chairing the 1994 Caldecott Committee. She has served on advisory boards and helped shape ALSC partnerships including NASA @ your library, Born to Read, READ * WRITE * NOW, and Prescription for Reading. “Maria Salvadore has continuously found innovative ways to bring quality children’s literature to families in the DC area and beyond,” said…
Get ready to submit your Mock YMA results! Is your library offering a Mock Newbery or Mock Sibert discussion and election this year? Maybe your classroom or school is offering a Mock Caldecott or Coretta Scott King? Or perhaps your book discussion group is offering a Mock Printz or a Mock Pura Belpré election? We all want to see what your group thinks will be selected as the “best of the best” in young people’s literature!
Whatever point you are at in your career – just starting out or a seasoned veteran with decades of experience – I’m sure there are people you can point to as teachers, role models, and mentors. You can demonstrate your appreciation by nominating one of these special individuals for the 2019 ALSC Distinguished Service Award.
Love a book this year? Send your suggestions to the Newbery 2019 Committee. Suggestions from ALSC members can be sent to Committee Chair Ellen Riordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) through October 30th.
The 2019 Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal Committee is asking the ALSC membership to submit book titles for consideration.
The 2019 Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award invites ALSC members to submit media for consideration. The Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award is new this year and will be awarded annually to the producer that has created distinguished digital media for an early learning audience. For the complete terms and criteria, refer to the page linked above.
What gives a translated book that je ne sais quoi? Is it the act of reading a book that could be read by someone else on the other side of the globe? Or is it the exciting flavor of a book that was originally written in a language other than English, for an audience other than children in America?
Today’s ALSC Board meeting was jam-packed with important business, but the final item on the agenda was obviously what the audience in attendance was waiting for; discussion of the ALSC Awards Program Review Task Force Recommendation: Laura Ingalls Wilder Award.