ALSC @ 2021 ALA Annual Conference

ALA Annual Conference = June 24-29, 2021

Thank you for attending 2021 ALA Annual Conference. We look forward to seeing you at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, DC, June 23-28, 2022! Check back here for more information on registration and ALSC-specific programming!

2021 Charlemae Hill Rollins ALSC President's Program

This year's Charlemae Hill Rollins President's program was held virtually on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021. "The POW(!)er of Graphic Novels to Support Youth Literacy: Creators Speak" featured Nidhi Chanani, Jerry Craft, Varian Johnson and Nadia Shammas in conversation about how their work has been shaped to engage and support youth. 

ALSC members also had the opportunity to attend a special, members-only President's Program webinar focused on promoting graphic novels in library service to children and families, and using graphic novels in programming. Panelists included Amie Wright (former inaugural president of the ALA Graphic Novel and Comic Round Table), Angela Ocana (community services manager at the Eugene Public Library), and Deimosa Webber-Bey (director of Information Services and Cultural Insight at Scholastic, Inc.). The recording of that webinar, "The POW(!)er of Graphic Novels to Support Youth Literacy: Successes in Libraries", is now available free-of-charge as part of Comic-Con International's Comic-Con@ Home 2021 Programming. 

2021 ALSC Award Ceremonies

This year's Belpré Celebración, Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Virtual Banquet, and ALSC Awards Ceremony will all premiere live on Youtube and are free and open to all! Join the live premiere and chat with fellow kidslit enthusiasts, or revisit the ceremonies at a later date. Find the Youtube links below, as well as gorgeous PDF programs created by this year's honored publishers. 

Pura Belpré 25th Anniversary Celebración - Sunday, June 27th 1-2:30pm CDT

Event program created by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Hear from recipients of the 2021 Pura Belpré Award, past recipients, and the award's founders at this ceremony. Rafael López will deliver special remarks, and a commemorative video from will celebrate 25 years of this award. The Pura Belpré Award is co-sponsored by REFORMA, ALSC, and YALSA. This event is free and open to the public on Youtube.

Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Virtual Banquet - Sunday, June 27th 7-8:15pm CDT

Event program created by Macmillan Children's Publishing Group

Hear from the recipients of the 2021 NewberyCaldecott, and Children's Literature Legacy Award Medals! Tae Keller, Michaela Goade, and Mildred D. Taylor will deliver acceptance remarks, and the Newbery and Caldecott Honorees will deliver brief messages. This event is free and open to the public via Youtube.

ALSC Awards Ceremony - Monday, June 28th 10-11am CDT 

Event program created by Holiday House Publishing (TK)

Hear from the recipients of the 2021 BatchelderExcellence in Early Learning Digital MediaGeisel, and Sibert Awards! Representatives from Enchanted Lion Books and Committee for Children, David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka, Candace Fleming, and Eric Rohmann will deliver acceptance remarks, and all Honorees will deliver brief messages. This event is free and open to the public via Youtube.