2020 ALA Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference - June 25-30, 2020

UPDATE: The 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition has been cancelled. Please read the full cancellation announcement from ALA. 

Though our highest priority is the health of our members and their communities, we also know how much the ALSC community looks forward to the annual conference as an opportunity to learn and spend time with colleagues. We are looking for ways to engage our community and present virtually, or at a later date, some of the scheduled Annual Conference activities we had planned.

Currently, the following meetings and events have been rescheduled:

Membership Meeting

Monday, June 8, 12:00pm Central | View recording and access other materials  

The ALA Book Award Celebration

Sunday, June 28, All-day Event. VIEW THE RECORDED EVENT ON YOUTUBE!

ALSC, alongside other ALA units and REFORMA, is currently planning a day of virtual award ceremonies: The ALA Book Award Celebration. This all-day event on Sunday, June 28th, is not part of ALA Virtual and will be open to everyone. It will celebrate the Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Children's Literature Legacy, Geisel, Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media, Newbery, Odyssey, and Sibert awards, as well as the Printz, Stonewall, and Coretta Scott King Book awards. 

Charlemae Rollins President’s Program

Tuesday, July 14, 10am Central | Register

Telling Our Authentic Story: Connecting, Sharing and Bridging Divides Through Children’s Literature

What is it about authentic stories, drawn from experience, culture, fears and joys that draw us in and touch our hearts? Join the 2019-2020 ALSC President, members and guests in the 2020 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program as we explore the ways stories help young people preserve and learn from the past. Through storytelling, we share our traditions, folkways, language, hopes and fears for the future. The program includes a discussion with noted children's authors/illustrators who will explore how stories help children prepare, celebrate and connect with our diverse world. 

Notable Children's Books and Notable Children's Recordings Open Meetings

View the discussion lists on the main Notables page. Open meetings for these two Notable Committees will be held via Zoom at the following times:

Notable Children's Books:

Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday July 2 @ 1pm Central | Regsiter for either (or both) of these sessions 

Notable Children's Recordings:

Wednesday, July 1 and Thursday July 2 @ 3pm Central | Register for either (or both) of these sessions

ALSC 101

ALSC 101 is an opportunity for newer members to learn more about ALSC and how to get involved. All members are welcome to attend this event hosted by the ALSC Membership Committee. 

Saturday, August 1, 6pm Central (via Zoom - link forthcoming)

Please continue to stay tuned to this page for more details on virtual events as they become available.