April 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Printz and the Power of Story: Honorees Get Personal at Awards Reception | ALA 2013

For many young adult literature aficionados, the highlight of the American Library Association’s annual summer conference is the ticketed reception for the Printz Awards. A central theme emerged at this year’s celebration: the power of storytelling and its ability to connect kids to larger truths about the world.

Youth Librarians Inspired in Chicago | ALA 2013

There was a spirit of optimism among attendees at the 2013 annual American Library Association (ALA) conference held recently in Chicago, especially among school media specialists and youth services librarians. Members of ALA’s three youth divisions were particularly energized and motivated by the dynamic programming and renewed advocacy efforts, they say.

10 Memorable Moments in Chicago | ALA 2013

The 2013 American Library Association (ALA) annual conference in Chicago has come and gone, but the buzz is still with us from all that we saw, shared, and experienced of the exhibits, panels, committee meetings, and many special events with authors and colleagues. Out of all the memorable moments, following are the top ten sights from the event from Rocco Staino, SLJ contributing editor.