ALSC Selects Sacramento Public Library as Site for 2020 Arbuthnot Lecture Featuring Neil Gaiman
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot committee has chosen Sacramento Public Library as the site of the 2020 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Neil Gaiman, a Newbery Medal author and library advocate.
The 2020 Arbuthnot committee selected Neil Gaiman to present the 2020 Arbuthnot for his fierce advocacy of youth services librarians and his commitment to Intellectual Freedom, one of the core values librarianship, and to the Freedom to Read.
“The Sacramento Public Library’s winning bid to host the Arbuthnot lecture impressed the 2020 Arbuthnot committee by featuring community partnerships with school, academic and public libraries, dynamic programming that would spread across 1,000 square miles and 28 branch locations, including art camps or classes, children’s inspirational programs, manipulative learning stations, writing workshops, and cemetery tours,” said Lisa Von Drasek, the 2020 Arbuthnot Committee chair.
An Announcement of the Date and time of the Lecture will be Posted in the Fall of 2019.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.