November 18, 2017

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ALSC & YALSA’s Best Audio Picks of 2014

At the recent Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia this January, the Association for Library Service for Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) released their picks for the best audio books of 2014.

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Highlighting Boyds Mills Press Spring 2014 | Preview Peek

Boyds Mill Press, a division of Highlights, showcased their Spring 2014 nonfiction offerings for young readers at a librarian preview event at the recent Midwinter Meeting, held in Philadelphia, PA earlier this year.

Resources for Coretta Scott King Award Winners │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

The winners of the 2014 Coretta Scott King Medals and four honor books were announced at the 2014 Youth Media Awards. Incorporate the following booktalks and tools when sharing these powerful books with young readers.

Librarians React to the Youth Media Awards | ALA Midwinter 2014

Like any award show, there will always be a range of reactions to winners announced, and to those who didn’t make the cut. The American Library Association’s 2014 Youth Media Awards, revealed on January 27 during the organization’s Midwinter meeting in Philadelphia, are no exception. Librarians shared with SLJ–on video–their thoughts about the award committees’ choices.

Diversity 101: Addressing the Need for Diversity in Materials for Kids | ALA Midwinter 2014

In a lively ALA Midwinter panel moderated by Scholastic editor Cheryl Klein, three children’s book editors, one librarian and the Children’s Book Council’s Diversity Group discussed ways to promote diversity in the content of books for young people.

Resources for Newbery Award-Winners │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

The results are in. Four Honor books were recently selected by American Library Association. With great kid appeal for students in grades two to nine, these books also meet classroom learning standards. Check out the following booktalks and resources for these acclaimed titles.

Amid Winter in Philadelphia | ALA Midwinter 2014

From Google Glass to ALA’s new Code of Conduct, highlights of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting by sister publication Library Journal.

DiCamillo, Floca Win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

Elated shouts and cheers followed the announcements of each winner of the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards for books published 2013, presented on January 27. Kate DiCamillo and Brian Floca took the top prizes—the Newbery and Caldecott Medals.

How to Assess School Librarians | ALA Midwinter 2014

Library managers described how they’re creating and implementing new evaluation forms now required for school librarians in districts across the country in a resource-filled session at ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia.