and MLG insignificantly differed in their size and shape (Fig.
Sunday saw both the SLA and YLG
AGMs, more talks and a closing presentation from Natasha Deven, part of the Self Esteem Team, speaking about 'Young People's Mental Health and Reading'--such an important topic considering the worrying increase in YA mental illnesses.
We are proud that we were able to build the Northern New Jersey chapter, starting with nothing and having made this much progress in only a few short years," said David Freylikhman, vice chair of ULI-NNJ YLG
and an attorney at Herrick, Feinstein LLP.
The joint YLG
and SLA conference: Lightbulb Moments: Powered by Librarians, will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity.
Somehow, Amy also finds time (despite being a secret reality TV addict) to sit on the national YLG
committee and has recently taken on the role of Carnegie Kate Greenaway Coordinator, a position which means she reads much more widely than she might otherwise--a delight for her and a benefit to her school's pupils because her recommendations are much more varied as a result.
Get your fix in Harrogate next year--dates are already announced (23-25 June 2017 at the Majestic Hotel) and it will be a bumper event in collaboration with YLG
and celebrating eighty years of the SLA.
In 2016 for the first time Judges and YLG
librarians have also worked together on producing ideas and templates for fun activities and games for every shortlisted book.
As SLA members we will be sharing a joint conference with YLG
and will jointly celebrate the CKG winners at the Gala Dinner.
It was perhaps the greatest honour and the most terrifying occasion of my life to do an after dinner 'in-conversation' with Sir Terry at the YLG
Conference when I was Chair in 2009
At the time of going to press I am in the midst of preparing a presentation for the YLG
Conference 'Seeing the Wood for the Trees, which is about book selection and making a limited budget go further.
Reviewing the joint SLA, SLG and YLG
Weekend Conference 2012
Led by events, including a debate at the SLA, SLG, YLG
'Lighting the Future' conference, my thoughts veer towards the foundations of learning to read.