ALA Names Two ACL Members Emerging Leaders: Current Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California president Meredith Steiner has been named by the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, as its 2016 Emerging Leader. She currently works at the San Francisco Public Library. www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/11/alsc-selects-meredith-steiner-2016-emerging-leader
YALSA, the young adult librarians’ division of ALA, also named an ACL member as their Emerging Leader – Kayla Marie Figard: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/11/yalsa-announces-kayla-marie-figard-its-2016-emerging-leader . Kayla is an ACL Dorothy Helfeld fellow, and works as a teen specialist at the Belmont library.
Shusterman Wins National Book Award: The National Book Awards were announced on November 18, 2015. The winner in the Young People’s Cateogory is Neal Shusterman for Challenger Deep, about a mentally ill teen who fantasizes about traveling to the deepest point on earth. www.nationalbook.org/
New ACL BayNews Posted: The November 2015 BayNews (the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California) is now available on our website: http://www.bayviews.org . You will find the the second part of our Fall Board Book Round-up, Readalikes for R.L. Stine’s “Goosebumps,” new storytime themes on Rain and Snow, and the Sun and Moon, and much more.