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Event CAPAL Call for Papers re: 2014 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

by Leona Jacobs on Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 03:51 pm

As a member of CAPAL, The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, (& ALA's IRRT), I am spinning out this call for papers.

Leona

U.Lethbridge

See below OR see http://capalibrarians.org/2013/09/cfp-shifting-landscapes-exploring-the-...

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As a member of CAPAL, The Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians, (& ALA's IRRT), I am spinning out this call for papers.

Leona

U.Lethbridge

See below OR see http://capalibrarians.org/2013/09/cfp-shifting-landscapes-exploring-the-...

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We are pleased to announce the CFP: Call for Papers for CAPAL's inaugural conference (see website and below) to be held at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at Brock University from May 25-26, 2014. CAPAL will joining over 70 scholarly associations to share ideas, knowledge, research and experience under the umbrella theme of "Borders Without Boundaries." The specific theme for CAPAL's conference, "Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship," speaks to a desire to bring together challenging perspectives relating to academic librarians while acknowledging the core values of academic librarianship.

We welcome proposals from all sectors of academic librarianship and look forward to seeing you at Congress in 2014.

 

Mary Kandiuk,
On behalf of the Programme Planning Committee

 

CFP: Call for Papers

CAPAL/ACBAP Annual Meeting – May 25-26, 2014

Borders Without Boundaries, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2014, Brock University

Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship

 

The boundaries of academic librarianship are shifting. At its inaugural conference the Programme Committee of the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)/ L’Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (ACBAP) is seeking to engage the community around key issues. We aim to create a program that will challenge current thinking about professional issues, promote the exchange of ideas and enhance communication among our members, and forge new relationships with other organizations that share our goals and values. We also aim to provide a venue to present research and scholarship.

THEME AND TOPICS

The conference theme “Shifting Landscapes: Exploring the Boundaries of Academic Librarianship” speaks to a desire to bring together challenging perspectives relating to academic librarians while acknowledging the core values of academic librarianship. The Programme Committee invites papers in English or French on any aspect of academic librarianship which address the Conference theme.  Potential topics for exploration around which participants might share ideas, knowledge, experience and research include (but need not be limited to) the following:

Academic Freedom in a Litigious Age

Emerging Areas of Research and Scholarship

Advocacy and Mobilization

Promoting Diversity, Equity and Social Justice

Evolving Roles and Professional Identity

The Programme Committee invites proposals for individual papers as well as proposals for panel submissions of three papers. Papers should be approximately 20 minutes in length. We also welcome proposals for other session formats. For individual papers, please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief biographical statement, and your contact information. For complete panels, please submit a 250-word panel abstract as well as a list of all participants including brief biographical statements, and a separate 250-word abstract for each presenter. Please identify and provide participants’ contact information for the panel organizer. Please feel free to contact the Programme Committee to discuss a topic for a paper, panel or other session format.  Proposals and questions should be directed to Mary Kandiuk, Programme Chair, at: mkandiuk@yorku.ca.

 Deadline for proposals: November 22, 2013

 http://brockucongress2014.ca/

Members of the Organizing Committee: Juliya Borie, Jennifer Dekker, Dean Giustini, Dave Hudson, Leona Jacobs, Rhiannon Jones, Mary Kandiuk, Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Mark Weiler
 

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Réunion annuelle de CAPAL/ACBAP - 25-26 mai, 2014

Frontières sans Limites, Congres des science humaines 2014, Université Brock

Des environnements en constante transformation: exploration des limites de la bibliothéconomie académique

 

Les limites de la bibliothéconomie sont en constante transformation. Pour sa première conférence, le Comite de programme de l’Association canadienne des bibliothécaires académiques professionnels (CAPAL/ACBAP) cherche à mobiliser la communauté autour des questions clés. Nous visons à créer un programme qui remettra en question des idées actuelles sur les sujets professionnelles, promouvra l’échange des idées et améliora la communication entre nos membres tout en forgeant de nouvelles relations avec d’autres organisations qui partagent nos objectifs et nos valeurs. Nous souhaitons également à offrir un endroit pour de présenter les travaux de recherche et d’érudition.

 

Thème et sujets

Le thème de la conférence « Des environnements en constante transformation: exploration des limites de la bibliothéconomie académique» s’adresse à la volonté de rassembler les perspectives différentes liées aux bibliothécaires académiques tout en reconnaissant les valeurs fondamentales de la bibliothéconomie académique. Le Comité du programme recherche des communications en anglais ou en français sur tout aspect de bibliothéconomie académique qui aborde le thème de la conférence. Les sujets possibles pour l'exploration des idées et des connaissances, pour le partage de l'expérience et pour les sujets de recherche incluent les sujets suivants (liste non-exhaustive):

 

La liberté académique dans une époque litigieuse

Nouveaux domaines de recherche et d’érudition

Plaidoyer et mobilisation

Promotion de la diversité, l'équité et la justice sociale

Evolution des rôles etde l’identité professionnelle

 

Le Comité du programme invite les communications individuelles ainsi que des contributions pour un atelier de discussion. Le Comité du programme souhaite que les communications individuelles/soumissions pour l’atelier de discussion soient animés par un maximum de 3 conférenciers et d’une durée d'environ 20 minutes. Nous sommes également à l’écoute de propositions pour mettre en place des sessions au format différent. Pour les communications individuelles, veuillez soumettre un résumé de 250 mots, une courte notice biographique ainsi que vos coordonnées. Pour les ateliers de discussion, veuillez soumettre un résumé de 250 mots ainsi qu'une liste de tous les participants, y compris de courtes notices biographiques et un résumé de 250 mots pour chaque présentateur. Veuillez identifier et fournir les coordonnées des participants pour l'organisateur de l’atelier de discussion. N'hésitez pas à contacter le Comité du programme pour discuter d'un sujet pour une session individuelle, propositions pour un atelier de discussion ou autre format de session. Propositions et questions doivent être adressées à Mary Kandiuk, Chaire du Programme à mkandiuk@yorku.ca.

 

Date limite de soumission: le 22 novembre 2013.

http://brockucongress2014.ca/

 

Les membres du comité organisateur: Juliya Borie, Jennifer Dekker, Dave Hudson, Dean Giustini, Leona Jacobs, Rhiannon Jones, Mary Kandiuk, Harriet Sonne de Torrens, Mark Weiler

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Discussion UN Convention on the Rights of the Child needs to be ratified

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 at 03:41 pm

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child needs to be ratified by the U.S. Senate. This treaty is the legally binding international instrument to guarantee the basic human rights of children – right to survival; to develop the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. This document was reviewed during the Reagan administration and signed by President Clinton, but never ratified by the U.S. Senate. One hundred ninety-three members of the United Nations have ratified this treaty. Only Somalia, South Sudan and the United States have not! What an embarrassment for our country – the country of the document’s origin!
 

USBBY has posted a petition on We the People to encourage our Senate to ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. We need 150 signatures in the next 10 days to keep this petition live and then  10,000 signatures by Sept. 18 for this petition to be sent to the Senate. It takes a minute to register and then e-sign. If you agree with the need, can you share the info and the link?
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/ratify-united-nations-conventi...
Thank you,
Doris

United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)

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Discussion Bookjoy Around the World, October 18-20 in St. Louis

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 02:10 pm

Featured speakers at the 10th IBBY Regional Conference in St. Louis include Ashley Bryan and Pat Mora, creators of the 2013 International Children's Book Day poster, Peter Sis the 2012 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Bryan Collier and Jacqueline Woodson, 2014 illustrator and author nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen award as well as Katherine Paterson, Andrea Chang, Simon Elkeles, Sara Farizan, Gregory Maguire and Louise May. International speakers include: Mem Fox, Ifeoma Onyfulu, Siobhán Parkinson and Klaas Verplancke.

Featured speakers at the 10th IBBY Regional Conference in St. Louis include Ashley Bryan and Pat Mora, creators of the 2013 International Children's Book Day poster, Peter Sis the 2012 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Bryan Collier and Jacqueline Woodson, 2014 illustrator and author nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen award as well as Katherine Paterson, Andrea Chang, Simon Elkeles, Sara Farizan, Gregory Maguire and Louise May. International speakers include: Mem Fox, Ifeoma Onyfulu, Siobhán Parkinson and Klaas Verplancke. There is still time to register

In addition to these key speakers, there are workshops, special exhibits and book discussions.

See you in St. Louis.

Identity and Depiction
"Mask and Veil: Representations of Dual Identity in Art Spiegelman´s Maus and Marjane Satrapi´sPersepolis"
Presenter: Taraneh Matloob, Oakland University, MI

"Beyond the Dreidel: Evaluating the Depiction of the Jewish American Experience in Children´s Literature"
Presenter: Lisa Silverman, Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles

Library Programming with a Global Focus
"Bringing the World to Your Library: Incorporating International Books into Everyday Practice"
Presenter: Robin L. Gibson, Westerville (Ohio) Public Library

"Diverse Voices, Digital Narratives: Connecting Children, Books, and Digital Media to Promote Bookjoy Around the World"
Presenter: Jamie Campbell Naidoo, University of Alabama

Immigration in YA Books
"Displacement Narratives: Displacing Authentic Voice or Addressing an Authentic Gap?"
Presenters: Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati; Rebecca Gasiewicz, University of Cincinnati; Jessica Wertz, University of Cincinnati; and Craig West, University of Cincinnati

Writing about Tough Topics for Teens
Author Conversation: Sara Farizen and Simone Elkeles

Emerging African Artists and Writers
Author’s Perspective: Ifeoma Onyefulu

"Joyful News from South African Creators of Children´s Books"
Presenter: Barbara Lehman, Ohio State University, Mansfield

Using Special Collections
"Building Bloch´s: The Artistry of International Sensation Serge Bloch from Bayard´s Bible to the Tweets of Steve Martin"
Presenter: Neal Sokol, St. Louis, MO

"Resources for Children´s Literature Study in Special Collections and Archives"
Presenter: Karen Hoyle, St. Paul, MN

Celebrating Indigenous Cultures
"Celebrating and Revitalizing Language: Indigenous Bilingual Children´s Books"
Presenters: Nancy Hadaway, Arlington, TX; Terrell A. Young, Brigham Young University

"Celebrating Contemporary Native American Life in Children´s Books"
Presenters: Nancy Bo Flood and Linda Boyden authors; Lafrenda Frank, Salinas Bookshelf; Sam Scinta, Fulcrum Publishing, Inc.

YA Literature in North and South Korea
"North Korean Lives: Real-life Stories in Young Adult Literature"
Presenter: G. Yeon Park, Indiana University

"Korean Graphic Novels as a Window, a Mirror, and a Door: Toward a Deeper Understanding for LGBTQ Inclusion"
Presenter: Kyoung Wan Cathy Shin, Indiana University

1:30-2:30 pm

Transnational Humor
"PictureBookJoy: Humor in International Picture Books"
Presenter: Carolyn Angus, Claremont (CA) Graduate University

"Crossing Boundaries with Humor: Experiencing Contemporary Childhood through Humor Codes in Korean and Japanese Picture Books"
Presenters: Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico; Junko Sakoi, University of Arizona

Culture-Specific Children´s Collections
"The Status of the Bunko in Japan"
Presenter: Junko Shiozaki, Keio University. Japan

"´Masaya, Maganda, at Mahiwaga´: Rewards and Challenges of Developing a Filipino Children´s Book Collection"
Presenter: Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia

Cultural Representation
"Depictions of African American and Black Culture in Graphic Literature"
Presenter: Michael Kersulov, Indiana University, Bloomington

"Hair in Children´s Literature around the World"
Presenter: Theresia Enny Anggraini, Ohio State University

Joys of the Author-Editor Relationship
Author: Andrea Cheng
Editor: Louise May

Cross-Cultural Fertilization of Folklore
"Nossa Senhora Aparecida de Brasil and Our Lady of Guadalupe of Mexico"
Presenters: Denise Davila, University of Georgia, Athens; Renata Junqueira de Souza, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo

"The Mitten Motif"
Presenters: Chelsey May Bahlmann, University of Georgia, Athens; Xiaoli Hong, University of Georgia, Athens; Oksana Lushchevska, University of Georgia, Athens

Islamic Culture
"Getting to Know ´The Other´: Muslims in Children´s Literature"
Presenter: Elsa Marston, Bloomington, IN

"Understanding Islam and Muslims through Picture Books"
Presenter: Heidi Torres, Indiana University

PerformanceJoy
"BookJoy for Middle School: Poetry in Many Voices"
Presenters: Sylvia Vardell, Texas Woman´s University; David L. Harrison, Springfield, MO

The Immigrant Experience
"Finding Truths in Fiction: Immigration Stories in Korean-American Picture Books"
Presenter: Joanne Yi, Indiana University

"Exploring Journeys: The Bookjoy of Global Children´s Literature"
Presenters: Linda T. Parsons, Ohio State University, Marion; Angela Rietschin, Ohio State University, Marion; Bettie Parsons Barger, Ohio State University, Marion; Lisa Patrick, Ohio State University, Marion

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Discussion Call for Poster Sessions at the 10th IBBY Regional Conference, October 18-20, 2013

by Doris Gebel on Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 01:59 pm

The 10th IBBY Regional Conference promises to provide a unique opportunity for teachers, librarians, and other readers to experience the world of international children´s and young adult literature.  The conference theme "BOOKJOY Around the World," captures the spirit of what will happen over the course of three days as people from diverse areas of the globe come together to read, discuss, share, and revel in books that take us to real and imaginary worlds, offer insights into other people and ways of life, and promote international understanding through children's books.

The 10th IBBY Regional Conference promises to provide a unique opportunity for teachers, librarians, and other readers to experience the world of international children´s and young adult literature.  The conference theme "BOOKJOY Around the World," captures the spirit of what will happen over the course of three days as people from diverse areas of the globe come together to read, discuss, share, and revel in books that take us to real and imaginary worlds, offer insights into other people and ways of life, and promote international understanding through children's books. USBBY is honored to use the same theme as that of the 2013 IBBY International Children´s Book Day poster and activities designed by Ashley Bryan, children´s book illustrator and Pat Mora, children´s author. http://www.usbby.org/conf_home.htm

If you are interested in presenting a poster session, please send a proposal to the IBBY Conference Program Planning Committee. Following are content guidelines the Committee will consider in reviewing proposals. Proposals should meet one or more of the following guidelines:

  • Content focuses on children´s and/or adolescent literature.
  • Content provides information on reading promotion programs and/or activities for       children/adolescents.
  • Content provides ideas for celebrating the IBBY International Children´s Book Day.

Proposal Format Please include the following in your proposal:

  • Name, affiliation, address, phone, email
  • Presentation title
  • Brief description, 25 word maximum

Presentation narrative: describe the content of your presentation, including how it addresses one or more of the content guidelines, and how you plan to present it in poster format (500 word maximum)

Proposal Submission Email your proposal to: IBBY Regional Program Committee email address: tbigelow1@me.com.  Submission deadline: August 15, 2013.

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Event International Librarians Reception

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar (this event is free for international librarians). Advance registration is required. No tickets will be sold at the site.

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Please join the International Relations Round Table (IRRT) in welcoming and celebrating with librarians from more than 80 countries at the ALA Annual Conference. Open to all conference attendees, this reception offers a unique opportunity to network with hundreds of information professionals from around the world. Join us for a mixing of culture and ideas, regional cuisine, hors d’oeuvres and open bar (this event is free for international librarians). Advance registration is required. No tickets will be sold at the site.

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Discussion Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity at ALA Annual

by Doris Gebel on Sat, May 25, 2013 at 05:56 pm

2013 ALA Co-Sponsored Session

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) are pleased to present Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity, a Printz Honor title and listed as one of the 2013 USBBY Outstanding International Books.

Saturday, June 29th 4:30-5:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center S403

2013 ALA Co-Sponsored Session

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) are pleased to present Elizabeth Wein, author of Code Name Verity, a Printz Honor title and listed as one of the 2013 USBBY Outstanding International Books.

Saturday, June 29th 4:30-5:30 pm
McCormick Place Convention Center S403

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Discussion International Children's Book Day

by Doris Gebel on Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 10:04 am

Frost may be on the ground, but planning for spring library programs is well underway! Now is the perfect time to add a program celebrating international children’s books to your April selection of programs and lesson plans for children.

Frost may be on the ground, but planning for spring library programs is well underway! Now is the perfect time to add a program celebrating international children’s books to your April selection of programs and lesson plans for children.

USBBY (United States Board on Books for Young People) has been awarded the sponsorship of the 2013 International Children’s Book Day, traditionally celebrated on April 2, Hans Christian Andersen's birthday. Program ideas, a poster created by artist Ashley Bryan and poet Pat Mora, and much more are available now at:

http://internationalchildrensbookday.wordpress.com/

Here are some of the easy-to-replicate programs already available on the site:

Monsters of the World submitted by Cristy Burne

Featuring books from Australia, New Zealand and Africa, this program appeals to children’s fascination with monsters and requires little more than your fabulous read-aloud skills, easy to find international books, and pencils and paper!

International Playground Games submitted by Lisa Herskowitz 

Botswana, Jamaica, Romania, and Argentina are just a few of the countries you can travel to in this fun and easy program. Take a look!

Do you have a great idea for celebrating International Children’s Book Day? Please share it with your colleagues around the world by submitting a program idea online.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Alison O’Reilly, Doris Gebel, and Jackie DeStefano

USBBY International Children’s Book Day Resource Guide Committee

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Discussion Launch of Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL)

by Leona Jacobs on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:34 am

We are writing to share with you information about a new, national non-profit membership organization that is being created to promote, advance and support the profession of academic librarianship and to further the professional interests of academic librarians in Canada: the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL).

We are writing to share with you information about a new, national non-profit membership organization that is being created to promote, advance and support the profession of academic librarianship and to further the professional interests of academic librarians in Canada: the Canadian Association of Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL). After the November 18, 2011 Symposium, “Academic Librarianship: A Crisis or Opportunity” held at the University of Toronto, there was a clear directive from those attending that there was a need for a strong, vocal and pro-active association to support the
interests of academic librarians in Canada.

While we share many values and goals with librarian colleagues working in other sectors we believe that there is a need for an association focused specifically on the unique concerns of academic librarianship. To this end, we define professional academic librarians as those colleagues who work at, or aspire to work at, accredited post-secondary institutions with a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA’s Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office), who may or may not have additional advanced degrees.

Since the fall symposium, a small working group has started to lay the foundation for such an association. Three documents, a Mission Statement, a Terms of Reference and Academic Librarianship: A Statement of Principles have been prepared in anticipation of the creation of this organization. A website has been created and a membership page has been set up in Eventbrite. Interested members can join the association and at that time indicate their willingness to join committees that reflect the
interests of our community. In the hope of fostering a strong new generation of professionals, we have also made provisions for the establishment of a student committee which will act as an active liaison between the organization and future academic librarians-in-training.

In the first year we will need to build and strengthen our infrastructure, working with our committees to identify and set priorities, and to begin to lay the groundwork for future plans. The first membership
meeting is being planned for the end of January in Toronto. We hope you will join us!

Website address: http://capalibrarians.org/

Eventbrite address: http://capalibrarians.eventbrite.ca/#

Email for CAPAL: capalibrarians@gmail.com

Members of the Organizing Committee.

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Discussion Eliot Schrefer, author of the 2012 National Book Award Nominee, "Endangered" at Midwinter

by Doris Gebel on Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 04:26 pm

USBBY is excited to host Eliot Schrefer, author of the 2012 National Book Award Nominee, "Endangered" to the membership meeting. Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, "Endangered" tells the story of a girl who must save herself, and a group of bonobos, from a violent revolution. Copies of "Endangered" will be available for purchase from Scholastic and the author will be available for signings. Also, the new titles for 2013 Outstanding International Book list will be presented.

USBBY is excited to host Eliot Schrefer, author of the 2012 National Book Award Nominee, "Endangered" to the membership meeting. Set in the Democratic Republic of Congo, "Endangered" tells the story of a girl who must save herself, and a group of bonobos, from a violent revolution. Copies of "Endangered" will be available for purchase from Scholastic and the author will be available for signings. Also, the new titles for 2013 Outstanding International Book list will be presented.

Place:Sheraton Seattle Hotel - Jefferson Day: January 25, 8:00 p.m.

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Discussion Writing about War for Young People: Three Writers, Three Wars-Program at ALA Annual

by Doris Gebel on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 05:52 am

Writing about War for Young People: Three Writers, Three Wars 

You are invited to attend this program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim onSaturday, June 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hear this lineup of outstanding authors:

Monika Schroeder, author of My Brother’s Shadow (FSG, 2011)

Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray (Philomel, 2011)

Trent Reedy, author of Words into Dust (Arthur Levine/Scholastic, 2011)

Writing about War for Young People: Three Writers, Three Wars 

You are invited to attend this program at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim onSaturday, June 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Come hear this lineup of outstanding authors:

Monika Schroeder, author of My Brother’s Shadow (FSG, 2011)

Ruta Sepetys, author of Between Shades of Gray (Philomel, 2011)

Trent Reedy, author of Words into Dust (Arthur Levine/Scholastic, 2011)

The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) and the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) are pleased to present a panel of three outstanding authors whose books are set during three different wars—World War I, World War II, and the war in Afghanistan. The panel members will relate the “stories behind the stories” of their books along with difficulties encountered in writing about this topic for young people. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions of panel participants. Free bookmarks listing 2012 USBBY Outstanding International Books will be available.

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