April 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

LITA’s Inaugural Excellence in Children’s and YA SciFi Lists

The three lists focus on books that use science and technology not fantasy and magic.

Librarians at the Women’s March | ALA Midwinter 2017

Across the country, librarians participated in the January 21, 2017 Women’s March, which coincided with the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

De la Peña’s “Last Stop on Market Street” Takes 2016 Newbery; Blackall’s “Finding Winnie” Wins Caldecott

There were cheers, tears, and mouths agape at ALA Midwinter, as Matt de la Peña’s “Last Stop on Market Street” and Sophie Blackall’s “Finding Winnie” took the top spots in the YMA lineup. Laura Ruby’s “Bone Gap” won the Printz.

Newbery Confidential

One librarian’s year of reading, sharing, and secret keeping while serving on the 2016 Newbery Award Committee.

The 2015 Youth Media Awards: A Crossover Year for Diversity

Librarian and critic Nina Lindsay unpacks the 2015 Youth Media Awards. Diversity was the hallmark of this year’s top honors in children’s literature, pushing boundaries of content, form, and style. Is this a harbinger of real change?

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SPONSORED: ALA Midwinter Book Buzz Smack Down

Talia “The Terror” Sherer (St. Martin’s Griffin) and Ali “The Alien” Fisher (Tor Teen & Starscape) have confirmed that the rumors are true—they’re back in action for a one-time-only no-holds-barred reunion book buzz. NOTE: This content was sponsored and contributed by Macmillan.

We Need Diverse Books and School Library Journal Announce Collaboration

The collaboration between We Need Diverse Books and School Library Journal will involve a variety of initiatives concerning diversity in children’s literature, including an event during the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Get Your 2014 ALA Midwinter Guide to ARCs & Signings

Before making your plans for 2014 ALA Midwinter, be sure to check out SLJ’s ARC’s & Signing Guide.

Live Webcast Scheduled for ALA 2014 Youth Media Awards

Even if you won’t be attending the Midwinter Meeting of the American Library Association (ALA) in Philadelphia next month, you can still take part in the 2014 Youth Media Award announcements. ALA will be offering a live webcast of the 2014 announcements at 8 a.m. EST, on January 27, from the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

Pictures of the Week: ALA Midwinter 2013: “Origami Yoda” Author Tom Angleberger, Authors Sarah Skilton and Cat Winters

At ALA Midwinter, author Tom Angleberger dresses as a character from his “Origami Yoda” series; authors Sarah Skilton and Cat Winters pose at the Abrams booth.

ALA Midwinter 2013: In Pictures

Scenes from this year’s Midwinter meeting, from the Youth Media Awards to the National Forum on Libraries & Teens.

Say Hi

If you see me in Seattle, please say “hi”. Remember, unlike how I look in my photo, I wear glasses. Also, I have these snazzy new business cards! Because I’ll be busy, I’m not sure when my posts about the ALA Media Awards or the various ALSC and YALSA lists will go up, but they […]

ALA Midwinter 2013

I’m leaving soon for ALA Midwinter Meeting 2013 in Seattle! Most of my time will be spent in the committee meetings for YALSA’s Fabulous Films Committee. By the end of the meeting, we will have 25 films about “survival.” Stay tuned to see what t hose films are! I also hope to be able to attend the YALSA Board […]