ALSC at ALA Annual Conference
2014 ALA Annual Conference
June 26 - July 1, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV
Sunday, June 29, 2014 | 6:00 - 11:00 pm | Paris Las Vegas Hotel, Paris Ballroom
This annual grand celebration honored the 2014 Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees- creators of the year’s most distinguished books for children.
Have a question about the Banquet? Please visit the Banquet's frequently asked questions page.
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities, and Beyond
Monday, June 30, 2014 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm | Las Vegas Convention Center N254
At the 2014 ALSC President's Program, attendees were inspired to create meaningful partnerships in their libraries! They learned how library and community collaborations can be the nexus of support for children and families. Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist, inspired us with the keynote address. She spoke about her collaboration with the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca, New York to launch the campaign "A Book in Every Bed," that then sparked a national movement. Anna McQuinn, author of Lola at the Library, brought an international perspective to our proceedings and spoke of her work in the United Kingdom with young children and their families. The program rounded up with a panel of librarians from across the country discussing their innovative partnerships that support children and families. Attendees discovered together how community collaborations can create change that ripples out to strengthen families, communities, and beyond.
This program offered the latest research and replicable models supporting the value of training children’s eyes and minds to observe, think, create, and innovate. Handouts are available on the ALSC President's Program page in the ALA Conference Scheduler.
2015 ALA Annual Conference
The ALSC Program Coordinating Committee is no longer accepting program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. Please check back in March 2015 for 2015 program proposal information.
If you are a Program Organizer for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference, please visit the program organizer webpage to access your planning guide and equipment order forms.
A list of educational programs for the 2015 conference will be uploaded Spring 2015.
2013 ALA Annual Conference
June 27 - July 2, 2013 | Chicago, IL
Friday, June 28, 2013 | 7:30 am - 4:00 pm | Art Institute of Chicago
This exciting preconference, A Wild Ride: 75 Years of the Caldecott Medal, took attendees on a wild ride through the past, present and future of award-winning children’s book art. This stimulating program was held at the Art Institute of Chicago, and celebrated 75 years of the Randolph Caldecott Medal. Attendees learned first hand about the creative process from an array of Caldecott winners, editors, art directors, and production managers. The preconference also featured engaging small focus groups and interactive, critical discussions of Caldecott medal books throughout the years.
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: Think with Your Eyes!
Monday, July 1, 2013 | 1:00 - 3:00 pm | McCormick Place Convention Center S106b
2012 ALA Annual Conference
June 21 - 26, 2012 | Anaheim, CA
2011 ALA Annual Conference
June 23 - 29, 2011 | New Orleans, LA
For program information and handouts from the 2013 conference, please visit the conference scheduler on ALA Connect.
For program information and handouts from past conferences prior to 2013, please contact the ALSC office.