The ALA Youth Media Awards were announced this morning. Minus the intense excitement – and enthusiastic applause – of an in-person announcement, the virtual announcements were still thrilling to participate in. Here is the press release announcing all the winners:
The ALA Midwinter Virtual Meetings begin today! I hope many of you have registered for #alamw21 and have your schedules filled out as to which sessions you hope to attend, but I know these times are challenging. Some of you – for whatever reason – may not be able to participate.
The Notable Children’s Recordings committee normally holds their evaluation meetings in an open, public forum at the ALA Mid-Winter and Annual conferences. Without in-person Midwinter Meetings, this committee is hosting their discussions over Zoom, and YOU are invited to listen in.
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!
What is taking the top honors in YOUR Mock YMA elections? Submit your results now on this form.
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.