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)
December 9th, 2022
This month’s professional development will be our annual Distinguished Round Up.
Distinguished Round Up is when all the well-read and deeply-opinionated ACLers get together to finalize the titles on our annual list of Outstanding Books. We review titles that have been added, debate “stinky cheese” titles that have split for/against votes, and we also try to round up a few committed reviewers to cover titles that have somehow fallen through our net during the year. It is a time to bring up both positives and negatives about the books, and to help insure that our list is representative and inclusive.