Getting Together | May 2019

ALSC @ ALA Annual | ALSC 2020 Institute | 2020 Sutherland Lecture

ALSC @ ALA Conference News 

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition - June 20-23, 2019 - Washington DCHeading for Washington DC next month for the ALA Annual Conference? Be sure to check out the highlights on ALSC's schedule!

Planning to reserve a table for the Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Banquet on Sunday, June 23? Hurry! The deadline for table reservations is May 15. The reservation form is available on the ALSC Blog. More information about the event is on the Banquet FAQs page.

Advance tickets are available until Friday, June 14, 2019, for the ALSC Preconference, "With Gratitude: Honoring Stories that Connect Us." Join us in conversation with authors, illustrators, and publishers as we celebrate and explore the 2019 Batchelder, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, Pura Belpré, and Sibert Honor Books. For pricing, featured speakers, and further details, visit the Preconference webpage

The Charlemae Rollins President's Program, "Subversive Activism: Creating Social Change through Libraries, Children’s Literature, and Art," will be held on Monday, June 24, 1:00-2:30 p.m. Join ALSC President, Jamie Campbell Naidoo, for this high energy presentation examining activism and social change through multiple lenses. Presenters include Dr. Nicole Cooke, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois, Dr. Janina Fariñas, Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, and Yuyi Morales, award-winning children’s book author/illustrator.

For a complete list of ALSC meetings and events, visit the ALA Conference Scheduler

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Save the Date: ALSC Institute 

ALSC National Institute Minneapolis -2020The ALSC 2020 National Institute will be held October 1-3, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

The Institute is everything you need in one place--programming, keynotes, networking, and much more. This intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, education and library school faculty members, and other interested adults.  

We hope to see you in Minneapolis!


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2020 Zena Sutherland Lecture

Save the date for May 1, 2020! Award-winning children and young adult author Rebecca Stead has been named the 2020 Zena Sutherland Lecturer. The annual lecture, hosted at the Chicago Public Library, was established in Sutherland’s honor to recognize her deep and lasting contributions to children’s literature as a reviewer, editor, professor, and author. The lecture, intended for educators, librarians, teachers, and other interested adults, has been held annually since 1983 and is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, Chicago Public Library, and Zena Sutherland Lecture Committee.

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