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American Library Association announces 2019 youth media award winners

SEATTLE  — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

A list of all the 2019 award winners follows:

John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature:

“Merci Suárez Changes Gears,” written by Meg Medina, is the 2019 Newbery Medal winner. The book is published by Candlewick Press.

New event: Library Programming Rehab

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new event, Library Programming Rehab with Amy Alessio. This event will consist of four 60-minute sessions, all taking place from 2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern:

Live Session 1: Monday, April 8, 2019
Live Session 2: Monday, April 15, 2019
Live Session 3: Monday, April 22, 2019
Live Session 4: Monday, April 29, 2019

New eCourse: Privacy, Libraries, Patrons, and the Law

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse in collaboration with the Office for Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, Libraries, Patrons, and the Law. Deborah Caldwell-Stone will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 8, 2019.

New workshop: Active Shooter Training for Library Employees

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new workshop, Active Shooter Training for Library Employees with Dr. Steve Albrecht. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.

Recipes for mindfulness in your library

CHICAGO — Mindfulness not only offers the possibility of a healthy life/career balance for librarians themselves, but in challenging times of rapid social change and uncertainty, it also represents a powerful way to build community resilience. In fact, mindfulness experiences can be structured to nurture the kind of civic engagement and discourse essential for library support.

New eCourse—Advance Your Career: Becoming Opportunity-Minded and Unlocking Your Potential

Chicago—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Advance Your Career: Becoming Opportunity-Minded and Unlocking Your Potential. Caitlin Williams will serve as the instructor for a 5-week facilitated eCourse starting on Monday, April 8, 2019.

How to sustain an ongoing, self-directed career growth plan

CHICAGO — If the proverbial career ladder feels more like a treadmill, it’s time for a different approach. Besides, who wants to climb a ladder anyway? Wouldn’t you rather learn how to explore, grow, and gain new skills that will lead you to new opportunities? “Be Opportunity-Minded: Start Growing Your Career Now,” published by ALA Editions, is your new toolbox.

New workshop: Transferring Your Skills as a Librarian to Any Profession

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces an exciting new workshop in collaboration with the Music Library Association, Transferring Your Skills as a Librarian to Any Profession with Michelle Hahn. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

New session: Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language Workshop

CHICAGO—ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions announces a new session of our popular workshop, Liven Up Baby and Toddler Storytimes with Sign Language with Kathy MacMillan. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30pm Eastern/1:30pm Central/12:30pm Mountain/11:30am Pacific on Thursday, March 28, 2019.