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 at ACL Meetings (second Friday of each month)
October 2019: Food Literacy: Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Stories About Food
Philip Lee and June Jo Lee co-founded READERS to EATERS to promote food literacy by publishing stories about our diverse food cultures. To them food literacy means developing understanding on what and how we eat, and also promoting cultural literacy through something people of all cultures share everyday: Food! They have partnered with education and food organizations to connect book access and food access and will share stories on how they all work together to create a better community through food. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the company, which relocated from the Seattle area to San Francisco in 2018. More at readerstoeaters.com.
November 2019: Allison Angell presents Bayviews Ratings History
December 2019: Guest Speaker Maya Gonzalez reorients participants toward a nature-based, holistic framework of gender for young kids. The workshop provides five important areas where supportive change can begin now, with books and hands-on educational materials for participants to practice and play. Inclusive and multidisciplinary.
January 2020: Mini Distinguished Round Up
February 2020: ALA Midwinter Roundtable
March 2020: Bayviews Task Force Presentation
April 2020: ACL Institute 2020
2019 Social Justice Study Group Schedule
Sunday, September 15, 4:00-6:30: We’ll meet in Oakland to discuss Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America.
Sunday, October 20, 4:00-6:30: We’ll meet in Oakland to discuss So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
Sunday, December 15: TBD