SCI, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh present ALSC 2024 Children’s Literature Lecture

April 4, 2024

The School of Computing and Information (SCI), along with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP), is honored to present the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) 2024 Children’s Literature Lecture on April 17. Bestselling and award-winning author Rita Williams-Garcia will present her paper, “A Funny Thing About Memory.” 

"We are proud to host the Children’s Literature Lecture of the Association for Library Service to Children with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,” said Mary Kay Biagini, chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship. “It honors the roots of our Master of Library and information Science program that began in 1901 in the basement of the Carnegie Library as the first program in America to educate librarians to work with children and youth. For more than 120 years, we have collaborated with the Carnegie Library to continue this proud tradition of educating public and school librarians.”

Last held in Pittsburgh in 1989, the ALSC Children’s Literature Lecture is an annual event geared toward adults who work with children and/or who have an interest in children’s literature. This prestigious honor features an author, critic, librarian, historian or educator presenting a paper considered as a significant contribution to children’s literature. 

This event is free and open to the public. The 2024 lecture is hosted in cooperation with Allegheny County Library Association, August Wilson African American Cultural Center and United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh. 

Event Details: 

Wednesday, April 17 
7 – 8 p.m. 
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Oakland) Lecture Hall