|Show Name||Show Date||Location||Deadline|
|2015 American Library Association Midwinter||-||Chicago, Il||Jan 14, 2015|
|2015 Bologna Children's Book Fair||-||Bologna, Italy||Feb 17, 2015|
|2015 Association of College and Research Libraries||-||Portland, OR||Mar 02, 2015|
|2015 Michigan Reading Association||-||Grand Rapids, MI||Mar 06, 2015|
|2015 Texas Library Association||-||Austin, TX||Mar 16, 2015|
|2015 New Jersey Library Association||-||Long Branch, NJ||Apr 06, 2015|
|2015 London Book Fair Pubmatch Bookshelf||-||London, UK||Apr 08, 2015|
|2015 Connecticut Library Association||-||Groton, CT||Apr 10, 2015|
|2015 Pennsylvania School Library Association||-||Hershey, PA||Apr 15, 2015|
|2015 Florida Library Association||-||Orlando, FL||Apr 17, 2015|
|2015 BookExpo America **New Title Showcase**||-||New York, NY||Apr 27, 2015|
|2015 National Education Association||-||Orlando, FL||Jun 03, 2015|
|2015 American Library Association Annual||-||San Francisco, CA||Jun 05, 2015|
|2015 Beijing International Book Fair||-||Beijing, China||Aug 03, 2015|
|2015 Frankfurt International Book Fair||-||Frankfurt, Germany||Sep 14, 2015|
|2015 Pennsylvania Library Association||-||State College, PA||Sep 18, 2015|
|2015 Illinois Library Association||-||Peoria, IL||Sep 28, 2015|
|2015 California Library Association||-||Pasadena, CA||Oct 05, 2015|
|2015 New England Library Association||-||Sturbridge, MA||Oct 09, 2015|
|2015 American Association of School Librarians||-||Columbus, OH||Oct 16, 2015|
|2015 Guadalajara International Book Fair||-||Guadalajara, Mexico||Oct 16, 2015|
|2015 New York Library Association||-||Lake Placid, NY||Oct 17, 2015|
|2015 New York State Reading Association||-||Saratoga Springs, NY||Oct 23, 2015|
Letter from a School Librarian -
Dear Mr. Malinowski:
Last week I attended the NYLA conference in Saratoga Springs, NY. From time to time over my career I have gone to these conferences. I have always found that one of the most valuable parts of the conference is the time that I am able to spend at the Combined Book Exhibit. it is the one time when I get a chance to actually examine and review for myself new books. I can examine the photographs, the graphics. I can scan the index and table of contents and skim through the pages getting an overview of the content. I can examine the materials for information pertinent to our curriculum and assignments students are given. I can check the size of the print and binding to determine if it will take the wear students will give it. I don't have to rely on one reviewers point of view.
While perusing this exhibit I discovered one book which had lots of information and would have been well-suited to a middle school but the graphics on the cover would have stopped any but the most determined user. Another had a lot of god information on its subject matter but a particularly gruesome photo of a shooting victim changed my mind about the book. I discovered Eleanor, a most appealing early biography I will recommend to our elementary librarian. I haven't mentioned the books that had not been reviewed anywhere and were appealing and informative that I have now added to my list to order in the near future.
This exhibit for me is one of the highlights of the conference. I always plan to spend an extended time examining these wonderful new books. Please keep up this most helpful and needed service!
In this day and age when the Internet is constantly in the news and most definitely in our lives as librarians we cannot forget the importance of selecting books wisely for our collections. Your exhibit makes this task easier and more enjoyable.
Pamela A. Hatton
Geneseo Middle/High School Librarian