Heading for New Orleans this June for Annual Conference? Be sure to check out the local information guide, put together by ALSC's stellar Local Arrangements committee.
Planning to reserve a table for the Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet on Sunday, June 24, in New Orleans? Hurry! The deadline to reserve your table is May 15. For more information, see the Banquet Table Reservation information sheet (PDF).
The Charlemae Rollins President's Program, "Considering All Children: A New Ideal in Evaluating and Engaging around Books for Youth," will take place on Monday, June 25, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Join ALSC President, Nina Lindsay for a program that will challenge attendees to confront biases as they explore common assumptions and current discourse, and consider what it would look like if we truly considered all children as we evaluate books and single out titles for distinction both within and beyond ALSC. Panelists include Margarita Engle, the current National Young People's Poet Laureate and award-winning author, Debbie Reese, PhD, educator and advocate for Native representation, Jason Reynolds, 2018 National School Library Month spokesperson and award-winning author, and Ebony Thomas, assistant professor, University of Pennsylvania. The session will be moderated by Edith Campbell, Associate Librarian, Reference/Instruction, Indiana State University. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers in a question-and-answer session.
The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association will host its President's Program, "Wandering Wonderland: How an Outsider Found Her Way In," co-sponsored by ALSC, on Saturday, June 23. Author and Illustrator LeUyen Pham will focus her presentation on stories of her childhood, and how those experiences directly relate to the books she creates today, the reason she picks such subject matter, the angles she chooses to focus on, and how much her work tries to be all-inclusive in the manner that would have comforted her as a child. For more information, see the ALA conference scheduler.
ALSC also is co-sponsoring the United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) program, "The Four D's of Translation in Children's Publishing: Diversity, Drag, Disguise and Delectation," on Saturday, June 23, at 4 p.m. Join USBBY in exploring what it takes to create a good translated book for youth. The interactive session, moderated by international children’s literature scholars and presented by three award-winning publishers of translated children’s books, examines what occurs when international translations go terribly wrong and creatively explores four important areas of book translation. The session includes prize drawings for international and translated children’s books.
For the complete line-up of ALSC events next month in New Orleans, please visit our 2018 conference webpage.
Early bird pricing for the National Institute closes on June 29. Be sure to take advantage of the savings! The National Instiute, scheduled for September 27-29, 2018, in Cincinnati, Ohio, is everything you need in one place--programming, keynotes, networking, and much more. An intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus, the Instiute is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, education and library school faculty members, and other interested adults. It is one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature, and technology.
Learn more about the exciting array of speakers, programs, and events at the Institute webpage.