November’s ALA Liaison Report includes funding opportunities, more information about LibLearnX session recommendations for those working in youth services, and resources related to book challenges.

Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA) 

    • ALA created a resource about how libraries can qualify for the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund.

Committee on Legislation (COL)

  • Conference Committee
    • Registration for LibLearnX Virtual is now open.  The Advanced Registration Rate is only open through November 30.
    • Some authors of children’s and young adult literature speaking at LibLearnX include Mariko Tamaki, Kelly Yang, Jacqueline Woodson, and Angeline Boulley.
    • There will be many educational sessions of interest to YALSA members. Some recommendations include:
        • All Learners Welcome: Serving at Home Learners and Homeschoolers at Your Library
        • And Your Name Is…What?: Eliminating Name-Based Microaggressions in a Library Environment
        • Build Student Agency with Self-Selected Research Topics
        • Foundation & Formation: Literacy Outreach to Black Boys & Young Black Men
        • Making Our Spaces Accessible: Makerspaces That Include Patrons with Disabilities
        • Let Teens Lead: Strategies to Build Programs Developed By Teens, For Teens
        • Sort It Out! In-House Classification Systems for Comics and Graphic Novels
        • Adding “Kid Voice” Into your Reader’s Advisory Practices
        • A Virtual Place of Their Own: Providing Radical Teen Services on Discord
        • Ensuring Equity When Program Planning

Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC)

EDI Assembly

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