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ALA Chicago 2013: What’s There to Do?

This isn’t going to be quite as comprehensive as it might be, but I tried to put together a little info sheet for folks trying to figure out what’s going on where in the children’s literary realm at this week’s American Library Association conference in Chicago.  Here’s something I’ve cobbled together, though it’s missing a lot of the sessions on the floor.  Still and all, if you’re looking to plan your time away (particularly your evening activities) here’s a place to start.

Friday, June 28
7:30 – 9:30 pm – Chicagoland Kidlit Drink Night


Saturday, June 29

8:30 – 11:30 am – Leadership & ALSC
9:30 – 10 am – Betsy Bird signs Giant Dance Party at Harper Collins Booth #2407 [Note: This program requires your presence]
10:30 – 11:30 am – Notable Children’s Books
1 – 2:30 pm – DIY Video Creation
4:30 – 6:30 pm – ALSC 101
10 pm – 12 am – ALA Dance Party


Sunday, June 30


Monday, July 1

10:30 – 11:30 am – ALSC Membership Meeting


For even more fun be sure to check out Liz Burns and her schedule over at Tea Cozy.

See you soon!

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. I’m especially excited about the preconference! See you there!

  2. Thank you for this. I’ve opened and closed the conference scheduler several times because it’s all too overwhelming. Dance party here I come! (Though that may just be big talk since normally I’m in bed by 10.)