Results from the Mocks, and ALA Midwinter!
Thank you all for starting to post your mock results! If you haven’t yet please contribute your comments here. We’ve heard from:
Cincinnati and friends (BROWN GIRL DREAMING)
Rhode Island Public and School Librarians (CROSSOVER)
Masschussetts Library System (NIGHT GARDENER)
Emerson School in Berkeley CA (read synoposes of the kids discussions at http://greatkidbooks.blogspot.com/)
And we are in the final stretches! Next week, award committee members and thousands of others flock to Chicago (yes, like penguins) for the ALA Midwinter conference. There’s much more than just book discussing going on, but you might be interested in:
The discussion list for the ALSC Notable Books for Children committee. This committee process is fully open, and those of you attending the conference can sit in an observe their meetings.
For those attending, the orientation meetings for the 2016 award committee. While the award committee discussion meetings are closed, their initial orientation meetings are open, and you are welcome to sit in and listen. Just browse the schedule for “2016” and “Newbery” “Caldecott” etc.
YALSA’s “Best Fiction for Young Adults” meetings are open, like ALSC Notables, and on Saturday afternoon they have their Teen Feedback session, where actual readers present their judgments to the committee.
Finally, for everyone the Youth Media Awards Announcements happen Monday morning, 8am Central, at McCormick Center or live online. We will have a blog post ready for comments following the announcements, but the real online action, as it happens, is on Twitter: #ALAyma.
Jonathan and I will be there. Can’t wait!
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About Nina Lindsay
Nina Lindsay is the Children's Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, CA. She chaired the 2008 Newbery Committee, and served on the 2004 and 1998 committees. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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