Expanding the Caldecott Experience: Programming with Caldecott Winning and Honor Books

Together we'll take a closer look Caldecott Medal winning and honor books and explore various techniques for bringing books and children together through classroom and library programming. 

Learning Outcomes

Learners will:

  • Gain understanding of the evaluation of picture book art for the Caldecott medal winning and honor books
  • Explore how to assist children in examining picture book art
  • Receive information on how to bring Caldecott medal winning and honor books and children together through programming
  • Learn how other librarians and teachers have brought Caldecott medal and honor books and children together through programming

Who Should Attend

Teachers and children's librarians and library paraprofessional and support staff in public and school libraries who work with young children.


In addition to his work as Director of the Provo City Library, Gene Nelson is an adjunct faculty member in children’s literature at Brigham Young University and Emporia State University. During his 30–year career in the library business, he has worked in elementary school, middle school, college, and public libraries. He has built three libraries including the renovated Provo City Library at Academy Square. He has participated on many local, regional, and national committees, including the Randolph Caldecott committees in 2000 and 2010. Gene is father of six, grandfather of nine, and husband of one.

Accessing the Webcast

ALSC is offering this webcast to all personal ALSC members free of charge. If you are an ALSC member you will need your ALA login information to access the webcast; if you click on this link and receive a page error message, please ignore it and proceed to the login link in the top right corner of the page.  Become an ALSC member and save on the price of the webinar.

If you are an ALSC member and you are having problems logging into the ALSC website please contact Kristen Sutherland via email or at 312-280-4026.

Technical Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher.  You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it.


All inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Kristen Sutherland, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.