There are always so many events happening in the land of libraries (and New York City!) that it can be easy to miss something you would like to attend. Here are a few things happening in the upcoming weeks and months.
This Friday, March 1, NEA will be celebrating Read Across America, which is an occasion to motivate and celebrate readers. If you don't just want to celebrate reading in America, consider participating in LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day on March 6 or better yet, do both!
The next Children's Literary Salon at the New York Public Library will be this coming Saturday, March 2nd, at 2:00pm. This one is focusing on diversity and the state of the children's book.
For those of you looking for some professional development, ALA Editions is running a four week eCourse titled, Ebooks: What Librarians Need to Know Now and in the Future. Booklist is hosting a webinar on Promoting Literacy Using 21st Century Tools on March 5, and if you are interested but can't make the times, register anyway because you can access the video archive afterwards.
Speaking of professional development, there are several upcoming conferences to be aware of.
- April 24-26: AISL Annual in Baltimore
- April 26-27: CiSSL will be running a research symposium titled Digital Youth, Inquiry, and the Future of the School Library in New Brunswick, NJ.
- June 13-14: AISL will also be hosting their first Summer Institute in St. Louis
- June 27-July 2: ALA Annual this year in Chicago
If you know of any additional events, add them in the comments!