ALA's Excellence in Library Programming Award Presents: Creating a Civic Engagement Series about Race
Learn about the popular and award-winning Voices of Race series, winner of the 2016 ALA Excellence in Library Programming Award.
To continue the conversation started at the Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Programming event at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Ellen Riordan hosted an online Day of Diversity live chat on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
This course is not being offered at this time. Please note: for groups who have 20 or more individuals interested in taking the course, we can also offer it exclusively to your organization! In this YALSA online course, find out how to go Beyond Booklists to serve today's teens, the most diverse generation ever. Participants will learn about available tools to help them identify the diverse teen populations in their service area and explore ways to design, implement and evaluate more in-depth services and programs for the diverse teen population and recent teen immigrants.
FREE TO ALSC MEMBERS. "Building STEAM with Día: The Whys and Hows to Getting Started" with Amy Koester, Youth and Family Program Coordinator at Skokie Public Library.
Tune in and learn how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights.
Are you worried that your collection of books by/about Native peoples is in need of a 21st century update so that it accurately reflects Native peoples of the past and present? Are you concerned that your collection has too many biased depictions of them? In this webinar, Dr. Debbie Reese will offer tips and ideas to think about as you select and weed your collections.
Join Amita Lonial as she discusses cultural competence in the library: its definition, impact on behaviors, attitudes, and policies; and how essential it is for library staff to develop these skills in order to serve teens more effectively and work more collaboratively with fellow library staff.
Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? Learn how public libraries can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work by leveraging their existing strengths, supporting transformational relationships, and developing new tools to support social change. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
Exploring Similarity, Embracing Difference - Part 1: How to Evaluate and Identify Literature Portraying Individuals with Disabilities (ALSC)
Gaining empathy for characters with disabilities in different cultural settings can help readers become better global citizens by increasing their understanding of disability-related challenges worldwide. Yet, discussions on diversifying collections tend to focus on race/ethnicity, and do not always include this aspect of diversity.
A novelist, librarian and educator will team up to present suggestions on engaging and encouraging readers to increase their literacy and sensitivity through writing activities and close reading. Carrie Banks will demonstrate how she uses literature, research, models, class discussion and demonstrations to help readers understand an aspect of the disability experience. Based on her work at the Pratt Institute, she will sketch a character development project that involves developing avatars with disabilities based on readings of children’s and YA fiction about disabilities.