ACL INSTITUTE A BIG SUCCESS: On Friday, June 3, 2016, ACL held its annual Institute at the San Francisco Public Library, chaired by President Meredith Steiner. The focus on race and ethnicity in children’s literature drew a large audience, with librarians flying in from Seattle and Southern California, as well as local librarians. New membership chair Katrina Bergin reported more than 30 new members signed up! Speakers included knowledgeable librarians and children’s authors, including Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander. For those who missed it, and for those who attended, check out:
- Our Institute Bibliography link can be found here on ACL’s website, bayviews.org, where you will also find a multitude of other resources like storytimes ideas, read-alikes, reviews, and more. We invite you to check it out!
- The videos for the opening session with Zetta Elliott and Debbie Reese as well as the panel discussion on evaluating books are already up on SFPL’s YouTube page here. Check them out, and feel free to share far and wide. You might also enjoy the recording of Christian Robinson’s Effie Lee Morris Lecture from earlier last week. Thank you SFPL!