Getting Together | August 2017

2018 Arbuthnot Lecture Location | ALSC National Institute: Save the Date! | IBBY Conference to Honor Dresang

Washington State to Host 2018 Arbuthnot 

Photo of Naomi Shihab NyeThe 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot committee selected Western Washington University and Whatcom County Library System to serve as host site for the 2018 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Naomi Shihab Nye. The lecture will be held next spring, and tickets will be available upon request this winter. Watch the 2018 Lecture webpage for details as they become available. 
The daughter of a Palestinian father and an American mother, Naomi Shihab Nye grew up in St. Louis, Jerusalem, and San Antonio. The author and/or editor of more than 30 books for adults and children, her latest for young people, “The Turtle of Oman,” was chosen as a 2015 Notable Children's Book. She has received four Pushcart Prizes, was a National Book Award finalist, and has been named a Guggenheim Fellow, amongst her many honors.

Save the Date! - ALSC National Institute

Logo: ALSC 2018 National Institute - Cincinnati, OhioJoin ALSC for the 2018 National Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio, September 27-29. The Institute is everything you need in one place--programming, keynotes, networking, and much more. An intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus, the Institute is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, and education and library school faculty members, among others. Don't miss this opportunity to experience one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature, and technology. For more information, visit the National Institute webpage.



IBBY Conference to Honor Eliza Dresang 

Postcard image: 12th IBBY Regional Conference, October 20-22, 2017The 12th IBBY Regional Conference is this October 20-22, at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle. As home computers and digital games exploded in the 1990’s, the late Eliza Dresang, a professor and researcher at UW, began to note the changing ways children interacted with literature. Her research was published in Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age in 1999. In honor of Dresang, the theme of this IBBY conference is "Radical Change Beyond Borders--The Transforming Power of Children's Literature in a Digital Age.” Speakers and participants will explore the changing role of children’s literature, reflecting evolving times and an international lens. 
Conference speakers include: Sonja Danowski, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Jerry Pinkney, Duncan Tonatiuh, Sarah Ellis, Sherman Alexie, Peter Sis, and 2016 Hans Christian Andersen Award winner for Writing, Chinese author, Cao Wenxuan. For further details and to register, please visit the USBBY website.