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Introducing the Notable Books for a Global Society Collection: Promoting Understanding of Diversity

Wednesday, 1/31/2018
4:00 PM (Eastern)

Readers need books by and about all people to teach us about who we are and who we might become. The Notable Books for a Global Society strives to brings books by and about all people to students readers. Librarians are instrumental in making that happen. We invite you to explore the newly awarded 2018 NBGS collection in this webinar.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will understand criteria used for selecting quality, diverse literature for children in our global society.
Participants will be able to select and recommend newly published diverse literature for clientele.
Participants will be able to combine diverse texts to create text sets or pairings to increase understanding and empathy.

Who Should Attend

School librarians, public librarians, library aides, and teachers will benefit most from participating in this learning opportunity.


Dr. Renita Schmidt is an Associate Professor of literacy at the University of Iowa where she coordinates the Language, Literacy and Culture program. She currently chairs the Notable Books for a Global Society.

Fran Wilson is a second grade teacher and Language Arts Instructional Leader at Madeira Elementary School. She currently serves as co-chair of the Notable Books for a Global Society and is the incoming chair.


ALSC is offering this webinar free of charge. During the webinar presentation, due to platform capacity, only the first 100 attendees to log in will be able to access the free webinar. However, all registrants will receive a direct link to the webinar archive post-webinar.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.
Tech Requirements
computer, internet access