Blogger Mary R. Voors

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PLA 2022 is coming up in just a few weeks and the ALSC Blog will be offering updates about what is happening at the conference with a team of conference guest bloggers. If YOU are interested in writing brief updates about the programs you attend, the speakers you hear, or the information you are learning, please let us know by filling out the Conference Blogging Interest Form.

- LibLearnX 2022

The YMA announcements at #LibLearnX did not disappoint

One of my favorite days of the year is when the ALA Youth Media Awards (YMAs) are announced. For years, they have been announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting with a buzzing auditorium full of excited librarians, publishers, and other children’s literature aficionados in attendance. Due to the pandemic, the announcements went virtual in 2021. This year the YMA announcements were once again live-streamed as they were announced at ALA’s virtual conference LibLearnX – Library Learning Experience.

- LibLearnX 2022

Notable Children’s Books Discussions – Winter 2022 #LibLearnX

Each year a committee of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the “best of the best” in children’s books. According to the Notables Criteria, “notable” is defined as: “Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for all age levels (birth through age 14) that reflect and encourage children’s interests in exemplary ways.”