At the 2017 IASL Annual Conference, the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Special Interest Group (CYAL SIG) discussed the creation of “Authentic Voices,” a curated list of titles, authors, illustrators, and publishers identified by IASL members as sharing authentic voices from indigenous peoples around the world. “Authentic Voices” is envisioned to be a mirror for readers from these groups, a window for readers outside of these cultures, and a sliding glass door to promote engagement with all (Sims Bishop, 1990). This paper describes the need for such a list, important diversity movements and trends in children’s and young adult literature including #weneeddiversebooks and #ownvoices, and some exemplars to be included on the list.
|Title of host publication||International Association of School Librarians’ Annual Conference and the International Forum on Research in School Librarianship|
|Publisher||University of Alberta Library|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||The 47th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and The 22nd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship: IASL 2018 - Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel and Conference Center, Istanbul, Turkey|
Duration: 06 May 2018 → 11 May 2018
https://web.archive.org/web/20180512185421/http://iasl2018.org/ (Conference website)
|Name||International Association of School Librarianship Conference Proceedings|
|Publisher||University of Alberta Libraries|
|Conference||The 47th Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship and The 22nd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship|
|Abbreviated title||Information, Innovation and Impact of School Libraries|
|Period||06/05/18 → 11/05/18|
|Other||The IASL Annual Conference provides a space for school librarians, teachers, administrators, researchers, and all those with an interest in education and libraries to join the exciting conversations about innovation, information, and impact of school libraries.|
This year’s conference provides a space for practitioners to share their understandings of where we are today and to build for the future. The conference is participative and promotes dissemination and exchange of ideas in a variety of formats. It is also an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn more about the issues and trends in school librarianship, network with other librarians across the globe, experience the camaraderie of librarianship, and, dialogue about research and best practices in school libraries both local and international.