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!

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#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.