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Apply for the ALSC Student Gift Membership Program

Apply for the ALSC Student Gift Membership

ALSC is pleased to announce a new program to offer a free, two-year membership for current and recent graduates of ALA-accredited Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) programs. Library school students and new graduates are encouraged to launch their career in children’s librarianship with ALSC and ALA membership. ALSC will offer up to 100 memberships which can be used for networking, taking advantage of professional development, and career support. Applicants must be graduating from or have graduated from any ALA-accredited graduate school of library and information science (GSLIS) Applicants must be students in their final year before graduation or must have graduated in the last 12 months. Applicants must have a children’s library focus and plan on pursuing a career in children’s or youth librarianship Memberships are two years in length Applications open Thursday, December 1, 2016. The application is non-competitive and memberships will be awarded…

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Housing Community Outreach

My library is currently serving 16 Child Care Centers on a bimonthly basis and are hoping to start reaching our children and their families in a new way. We are working on a program where we provide storytimes, early literacy workshops and play programs at a housing community in our service area. We would ideally  provide a small collection of gift and donation books that can be used by the community I reached out to a fellow librarian who has done some community based outreach to ask a few questions. Me: Describe your program including population served and services provided. Cammy: STAR (Summertime Access to Reading) was created by School Board Chairwoman, Carrie Coyner. Little Free Libraries (LFL) were planted all over the county and filled with books to insure that children within neighborhoods have constant access to books. Each LFL also had community events through the summer. My library…