Welcome back to the Winter Quarter, 2013.
There is much to talk about involving the world of Children’s and Young Adult Literature with the ALA Midwinter conference coming up. ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newberry, Caldecott, and Printz awards, will be announced Monday, Jan. 28th, and there are
John Green recently sold-out Carnegie Hall for his anniversary party for his latest novel The Fault in Our Stars. He and his brother called it “Evening of Awesome.” They were joined by the band “Mountain Goats” and author Neil Gaiman made a surprise visit! Who says books aren’t cool?
Locally, we have some great events coming up. Monday, February 4th, YACS will host teen librarian from Santa Monica Public Library, Erica Cuyugan, and UCLA Grad. She will speak at 12:30 pm in GSEIS rm 111. Erica recently completed the Eureka! Leadership Program, a workshop facilitated by California Library Association. She used the skills learned at Eureka! to implement a teen journalism project at her library, “Voices of Santa Monica.” Not only will she speak about this great and innovative experience, but Erica will also share her thoughts on school outreach and partnerships. She has had good and bad experiences with each, and is eager to share some of her new found, professional wisdom.