Professional development training is a frequent part of ACL’s monthly meetings. Experts from ACL and other organizations offer presentations on current and essential topics regarding library service to youth. Below are the professional development topics that are upcoming at ACL meetings; for past meetings’ information view our Professional Development Archive. Find additional professional development resources on our blog.
Upcoming Professional Development Topics
May 2019 Penny Peck will give an update from her Infopeople Webinar “What’s New in Children’s Literature.” Here are the handouts:
June 2019 Kathy Shepler will give a presentation on the History of the Book.
July 2019 Members who attended the ALA Conference (June 20-25) will share their favorite sessions and events.
August 2019 2020 Institute Co-Chair, Sarah Jo Zaharako, will lead a round table discussion featuring former Institute chairs. The conversation will be helpful for any librarians tasked with organizing events and will draw attention to the inner workings of the ACL Institute. Members are encouraged to share ideas and experience.
2019 Social Justice Study Group Schedule
Sunday, August 11, 2:00-???: We’ll meet at Museum of the African Diaspora, a short walk from the Montgomery Street BART station, where we’ll have a chance to view Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox and Dignity Images: Bayview-Hunters Point. (Educator admission is $5 and passes are available for most days on Discover & Go.)
Sunday, September 15, 4:00-6:30: We’ll meet in Oakland to discuss Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America. A SignUpGenius announcement will come later in the summer, where you’ll have a chance to sign up to read portions (or all) of the book.
Sunday, October 20, 4:00-6:30: We’ll meet in Oakland to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. A SignUpGenius announcement will follow.
Sunday, November 17: TBD
Sunday, December 15: TBD