Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
It is time for the American Library Association’s Midwinter Conference again. The location of the 2010 conference is Boston. Librarians from across the United States, as well as some from the rest of the world will meet and discuss library issues, get insights into new technologies, and find out from publishers what is coming next! It’s an exciting time to renew connections with far flung colleagues as well as learn a thing or two.
But the ultimate buzz is about the awards. Midwinter is when ALA announces the Youth Media Awards (of which there are 18!) Most of you have heard of the Newbery and the Caldecott awards, but there are many more including awards for audio books ( the Odyssey award), books for teens (the Printz award), as well graphic novels (Great Graphic Novels).
Susan over at the Booklights Blog has a wonderful post up outlining all of the awards. Head on over and check it out!
In case you didn’t know, all 4 of LREI’s librarians are involved in committee work for the ALA. Check out Namita’s blog outlining our activities!