News in Brief

May 3, 2022

Graphic of a "Wyoming State Library" newspaper with "News in Brief" headlineALSC Updates its Digital Media Resources for Youth Services
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has updated its Digital Media Resources for 2022. This list, created and updated annually by the ALSC Children and Technology Committee, curates current digital and tech articles, blog posts, and websites. This year, they’ve added new categories for media mentorship and podcast advisory and updated recommendations on children’s e-books and apps, early learning, and research.

ALA Launches Initiative in Defense of Intellectual Freedom
In response to the uptick in book challenges and other efforts to suppress access to information, The American Library Association launched Unite Against Book Bans on April 4, 2022, during National Library Week. United Against Book Bans is a national initiative focused on empowering readers everywhere to stand together in the fight against censorship. More information is available at

Guide to Diverse and Inclusive Financial Literacy Books for Youth
The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation), has released Thinking Money for All Kids: Diverse and Inclusive Reads to Teach Young People about Money, a free resource for library workers. The guide was developed to eschew stereotypes and embrace diversity in telling stories and sharing skills related to personal finance and financial capability for children.

ACRL 2023 Call for Conference Proposals Now Open
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Contributed paper, panel session, and workshop proposals are due June 3, 2022. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual conference presentations are due October 13, 2022.


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