ALA Midwinter Chicago

February 06, 2015 16:15 | Anonymous member

5 days in Chicago attending ALA Midwinter was nothing less than amazing! Wandering through the exhibitor hall was fun and hard not to take home one of everything. I did pick up a few ARC books and have now started an ARC book display in my library. I plan to follow the success and reviews on these books and keep BHS updated on their success (or flop).

We made new connections and some will be at our conference in May, specifically the Junior Library Guild should be exhibiting and presenting!

Our hotel was a short shuttle ride to the conference center and my two favorite things I participated in were the Youth Media Awards and the AASL Delegate meeting. You can see a few more pictures here, stay tuned for my next post for details about the AASL Delegate Meeting!

The energy in the room at the YMA was so exciting and it was great to meet new people at the delegate meeting while hearing about what's going on nationally with AASL. Being a part of the big picture for school libraries really puts some teeth into what you're doing back at home. It was also a proud NH moment to hear our own Pam Harland run for Region 1 AASL Director. Stay tuned in March for voting!

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