Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson named Young People’s Poet Laureate

June 3, 2015

The role of the young people’s poet laureate is to raise awareness that young people have a natural receptivity to poetry and are its most appreciative audience, especially when poems are written specifically for them. The $25,000 laureate title is given to a living writer in recognition of a career devoted to writing exceptional poetry for … Continue reading Jacqueline Woodson named Young People’s Poet Laureate


2015 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

2015 ALA Annual Preview

May 29, 2015

Annual will also feature a full slate of author programs, award presentations, special events, and other activities. This preview offers a small sample. For a complete listing, visit alaannual.org. Conference highlights The Opening General Session, on Friday, June 26, 4–5:15 p.m., will feature Roberta Kaplan, the litigator who helped invalidate a key section of the … Continue reading 2015 ALA Annual Preview


The bar at Marlowe. Photo: Eric Wolfinger

Dining in the Golden City

May 29, 2015

Some are white-tablecloth establishments that present culinary masterpieces with warm formality, while others are so casual they practically toss you your food, a paper plate, and a napkin from out of the side of a truck. It’s impossible to get in and out of San Francisco without having a gastronomic epiphany, or at least a … Continue reading Dining in the Golden City


2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco

2015 ALA Annual Must-Dos

May 7, 2015

Focus on the future As community centers and tech­nology hubs, libraries are always ­forward-focused. ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries presents various sessions concentrated on the ­Library of the Future. Hear experts from Google, Steelcase, and the Long Now Foundation discuss trends in ­libraries and the latest on innovative learning, online search, and literacy. … Continue reading 2015 ALA Annual Must-Dos



Travel Grants for San Francisco

September 17, 2014

Deadline: October 1, 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Award Description: Up to four children’s librarians can receive a stipend to attend their first ALA Annual Conference. Award amount: $600 Requirement: Must be ALSC member Administered by: ALSC Sponsored by: Penguin Young Readers Group Deadline: December 1, 2014 Baker & Taylor Conference Grant Description: Two grants for … Continue reading Travel Grants for San Francisco