As always, today’s Youth Media Awards offered lots of excitement – as well as some surprises – for the many, many, many librarians in attendance and for the thousands of students, teachers, librarians and other interested children’s book lovers who watched the announcements about the winners via live stream.
The Youth Media Awards will be announced in less than an hour! We all will learn who has won the Coretta Scott King Awards, the (John) Newbery Award, the Caldecott Medal, and more. Who’s excited? I know I am!! If you want to know what people around North America selected in their Mock Elections leading up to these major announcements, check out https://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2019-mock-election-results/.
I always try to attend the Leadership and ALSC session at ALA Conferences because I find it useful as both a networking tool and also as a way to expand my professional knowledge on topics relevant to children’s librarianship. Today’s meeting was no exception!
The American Library Association Midwinter Meetings begin today. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Seattle? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog for all kinds of information about what’s happening at ALA. You can also check in on Twitter; just track the hashtag #ALAMW19.
In this monthly feature, we profile 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. To continue this series, we invite you to meet ALSC Board member, Africa Hands.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) seeks a member content editor for its Everyday Advocacy website and “Everyday Advocacy Matters” newsletter. The mission of Everyday Advocacy is to educate youth services librarians on the importance of advocacy and to provide them with tools to assist in articulating their own value within the library profession and community. Applications for this position are due February 4, 2019. The EA member content editor prepares, solicits and curates material for the EA website and provides complete copy for four quarterly issues of the “EA Matters” newsletter. Full details, including duties, qualifications and compensation are available online at the Everyday Advocacy website. ALSC membership is required for the position. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume that includes management, writing and web publishing experiences, and two writing samples. Familiarity with web publishing and web content management is required. Applications are due February 4…
In just over two weeks, on Monday morning, January 28th, the Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw19. Excitedly, we will all hear what wins some of the most prestigious book awards in the world, including the Newbery Award, the Caldecott Award, the Printz Award, the Batchelder Award, and more. As excitement builds, librarians in schools and libraries around the country offer Mock YMA elections to help stimulate and share the reading enthusiasm and excitement. The ALSC Blog collects results from these mock elections and compiles the results on its Mock Elections page.
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. The Notable Children’s Books committee has been busy reading HUNDREDS of books for young people and have compiled a large list of nominated titles which will be discussed at the ALA Midwinter meetings in Seattle later this month.