Monday, February 25, 2013

What's Happening in Library Land?

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. 

If you know of any additional events, add them in the comments!


  1. Thanks, Carrie! I really like that you included some webinars. So much to choose from!

  2. "Book Joy Around the World" United States Board on Books for the Young Conference, Oct. 18-20, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri.

    The 10th IBBY Regional Conference promises to provide a unique opportunity for teachers, librarians, and other readers to experience the world of international children´s and young adult literature.

    Featured speakers will include: author Pat Mora and illustrator Ashley Bryan, authors Katherine Paterson and Siobhan Parkinson (Ireland), illustrators Peter Sis and Klaas Verplanke (Belgium), a panel featuring Andrea Cheng, Louise May, Simone Elkeles, and Ifeoma Onyefulu, Mem Fox (Australia) author and Briley Dinner Speaker, and Gregory Maguire, renowned author of Wicked.

    The conference venues are the historical landmark Union Station Hotel and the newly renovated historic St. Louis Public Library.

    Early registration is now open for a discounted rate of $390 for non-members and $350 for members of USBBY.