Thursday, June 27, 2013

Chicago Bound

I head for Chicago this weekend to attend the American Library Association Convention. On Saturday, director Kirsten Cappy, intern Delanie Honda and I will present our project, I'm Your Neighbor Books, at the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair:
... the ALA Diversity and Outreach Fair is an opportunity for libraries and member groups to share their successful diversity and outreach initiatives with ALA Annual Conference attendees, celebrate diversity in America’s libraries and exhibit “diversity in action” ideas. The Fair highlights library services to underserved or underrepresented communities, including people with disabilities; poor and homeless populations; people of color; English-language learners; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people; new Americans, new and non-readers; older adults; people living in rural areas; incarcerated people and ex-offenders; and mobile library services and bookmobiles.
Our display will be across from the Coretta Scott King Awards and the Chinese American Library Association.

Saturday night I'll be attending a dinner hosted by the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), and Sunday morning I'll be at the APALA Awards Ceremony to receive an Honor Book citation for my picture book, A Path of Stars.


Carol Baldwin said...

Sounds like a great conference. Enjoy!

Anne Sibley O'Brien said...

Thanks, Carol.
So many wonderful events, so much to absorb and be inspired by, so many fascinating people to meet.