February 17, 2018

ALSC & YALSA picks

By LJ Staff

The Notable Children’s videos, recordings, computer software and Web sites
are compiled annually by four committees of the Association for Library Service
to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). These
lists were released during the ALA Midwinter meeting in New Orleans, LA.

The items on these lists were selected by committees of librarians and
educators from across the country on the basis of their originality, creativity,
and suitability for children through age 14. The members of the committees
selected materials that respect children’s intelligence and imagination, exhibit
venturesome creativity, and encourage the interests of users. View the ALSC

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Selected Videos for
Young Adults and Selected Audiobooks for Young Adults Committees have chosen 14
videos and 25 audiobooks for 2002. The selection was made during the American
Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

The Selected Videos list recognizes videos for technical merit, content, and
use with and interest to young adults ages 12-18. The spoken word audiobooks
have been selected for their appeal to a teen audience, the quality of their
recording, and because they enhance the audience’s appreciation of any written
work on which they may be based. While the list as a whole addresses the
interests and needs of young adults ranging in age from 12 to 18, individual
titles may appeal to parts of that range. View the YALSA