Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity

Readers need books by and about all people to teach us about who we are and who we might become. The Notable Books for a Global Society strives to brings books by and about all people to students readers. Librarians are instrumental in making that happen. We invite you to explore the newly awarded 2018 NBGS collection in this webinar.

Learning Outcomes

  • Participants will understand criteria used for selecting quality, diverse literature for children in our global society.
  • Participants will be able to select and recommend newly published diverse literature for clientele.
  • Participants will be able to combine diverse texts to create text sets or pairings to increase understanding and empathy.

Who Should Attend

School librarians, public librarians, library aides, and teachers will benefit most from participating in this learning opportunity.


Dr. Renita Schmidt is an Associate Professor of literacy at the University of Iowa where she coordinates the Language, Literacy and Culture program. She currently chairs the Notable Books for a Global Society.
Fran Wilson is a second grade teacher and Language Arts Instructional Leader at Madeira Elementary School. She currently serves as co-chair of the Notable Books for a Global Society and is the incoming chair.



ALSC offers this archived webinar to all ALSC members free of charge. Non-members can purchase the webinar archive for $25 per individual, or $195 for groups.
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How to Register

If you are an ALSC member you will need your ALA login information to access the archived webinar; 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. If you are an ALSC member and you are having problems logging into the ALSC website please contact Kristen Figliulo.

If you are not an ALSC member, please use the links below to purchase the webinar archive through the ALA Store:

Individual Rate
Group Rate

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026