I will be live-blogging for the ALSC Blog, so make sure you jump over there to see my posts and the posts from the other live-bloggers throughout the conference! And follow me on Twitter @abbylibrarian for more frequent updates about the conference.
Here are some things I'll be doing at the conference:
- I'm looking forward to learning a lot from the PLA preconference Advancing Racial Equity in Public Libraries: Normalizing, Organizing, and Operationalizing on Friday.
- I am so excited to hear Sylvia Acevedo speak (as you will remember, I LOVED HER BOOK).
- I was invited to a celebration of Kwame Alexander's new imprint with Houghton Mifflin, Versify. As you know, I am a huge fan of Kwame Alexander ;) and I am super excited for this new imprint.
- I can't wait to see what titles will be honored this year at the Youth Media Awards and this is the first year that titles selected for awards by the American Indian Library Association, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association, and the Association of Jewish Libraries will be shared at the YMAs! I am so glad I get to be there in person! But you can also watch a livestream of the awards on Monday, January 28 starting at 8am Pacific.
And tons more. :)
If you'll be at ALA Midwinter, I hope to see you! If you're left behind this year, don't forget to follow the hashtag #alamw19 to stay up to date on all the conference goings-on.