ALA Highlights

Notes & video links here!

An ALA smore report from Caitlin Jacobson, Ketchikan

ALA highlights... or, all the cool things I missed...

The bummer about serving on award committees is that once your year gets going, you spend the conference in meetings! So I missed many of the sessions that I would have wanted to attend. Luckily, ALA posts many of the events to YouTube.
2016 ALA Annual Conference - Highlights
2016 ALA Annual Conference - Rep. John Lewis on Speaking Up

ALSC Newbery/Caldecott/Wilder Banquet

This was one of the few events I was able to attend this year, and it was a delightful evening! Jerry Pinkney (above) was the Wilder medal winner, which is given for significant contribution to the field of children's literature. The Newbery Medalist was Matt de la Pena, who many of you heard at AkLA this past March. Sophie Blackall was the Caldecott winner. The last few years have featured video clips of winners' reactions to the January phone calls from the award committees with the news. Very entertaining and interesting! Check those out below!
2016 Newbery Caldecott Wilder Reaction Videos