2016 ALA Annual Conference
Attention Program Organizers! - Visit the program organizer webpage to access the planning guide and equipment order forms.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 | 6:00 - 11:00 pm | Location TBA
This annual grand celebration honors the 2016 Newbery, Caldecott, and Wilder 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. Tickets are now sold out.
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program
Libraries: The Space to Be
Monday, June 27, 2015 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | Location TBA
One of the most transformative services libraries provide children is that of place, whether size and budget allow for a single bulletin board or thousands of futuristic square feet. As places where stories and imagination come to life in an engaging environment, Orlando’s theme parks are unrivaled in the world, and our keynote will be given by Marty Sklar, former president of Walt Disney Imagineering, and the man behind the creative development of EPCOT and design supervisor for Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, among many other magical spaces. Following his inspiration we’ll hear from the Center for Childhood Creativity; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Richland Library; and Clemson University on how child development, architecture, and stories all work together to create spaces that are vital to children and the communities that support them. The program will also feature an interactive show-and-tell of inspiring libraries from across the globe and everyone is invited to share their own spaces of which they’re proud by tweeting pictures using #ALSCprez. This program honors Charlemae Hill Rolllins, the first African American president of ALA’s Children’s Services Division (which became ALSC), and is generously supported by Disney Publishing Worldwide.