ALSC and YALSA Updates

From: "Sharon Rawlins [NJYAC]">
Subject: ALSC and YALSA Updates
Date: November 23rd 2022



Notable Children’s Books Discussions – November 29 & 30, 2022

This year, the 2023 Notable Children’s Books committee will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2022 and Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022. Each session will begin at 1:00 PM (Central Time) and will be approximately four hours long. Observers can join in at any time throughout the sessions.

and to observe their meetings!


ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant

The ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant is sponsored by Candlewick Press in honor of author Kate DiCamillo and the themes represented in her books. The award consists of a $3,000 grant to assist a library in conducting exemplary and replicable outreach to underserved populations through a new and innovative program or an expansion of work already being done.

December 22, 2022.


YALSA Joann Sweetland Lum Memorial Grant

December 1st |

This annual $1000 aims to recognize a librarian who has a creative, innovative project that promotes literacy. Examples of literacy include, but are not limited to, digital, media, visual, computer, data, financial, civic/ethical, news, information, multicultural, and cultural.

Apply by December 1st.


YALSA December Webinar

December 8th |

today for YALSA's December webinar 2022 YA Symposium Information & Highlights. If you didn't have the opportunity to join YALSA at the 2022 YA Symposium in Baltimore attend this free webinar so you can learn more. YALSA's Education Advisory Committee and others will share what they thought were some valuable take-aways from this year's Symposium. If you've thought about attending the Symposium this will be a great sneak peek into what happens and why you should consider attending.



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Sharon Rawlins, MLS (she/her/hers)

Youth Services Specialist

Library Development Bureau

New Jersey State Library

P. 609-278-2640 x116

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