I have been asked quite a bit lately for advice on moving into a management position. What can librarians do to make themselves more competitive in a hiring process and more prepared for holding a supervisory position? Here are a few tips:
So, there I was Building a Better World and I thought of you. If I could give you just five things I want you to take away from my 2017 summer reading workshops, these would be they:
Considering the current state of affairs in the United States, advocacy for library services to children may be more vital than ever before. The ALSC Advocacy and Legislation Committee would like to make sure you have all the tools and resources you need to be excellent advocates for yourselves, your libraries, and children and families in your communities.
ALSC is always on the lookout for people who would like to present online courses and webinars for ALSC members. Maybe you’ve considered submitting a proposal, but doubts have held you back. Need a little encouragement? Here are some of the top myths about teaching an online course or webinar for ALSC:
What an exciting time to be on the ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee! Censorship, privacy, equity of access, diversity and information literacy are all hot button issues across the country. It might be fair to say this is a challenging time as well. At the ALA Midwinter Conference, this Committee considered how we might safeguard and promote the intellectual freedom of children despite the advent of a more conservative political environment.
I recently picked up the newly published book, A Kid’s Guide to America’s First Ladies by Kathleen Krull and was intrigued by the plethora of interesting facts and stories revealed within this title. Nearly each chapter shared something surprising, such as how Abigail Adams was mocked with the nickname “Mrs. President”, considered the opposite of a compliment at the time, or how women were not allowed to wear pants on the U.S. Senate floor until 1993.
A little over five years ago, I started making a felt board version of Little Red Riding Hood. I headed to the Internet to find a couple of different versions, so I could decide which figures I would use and how I would tell the story. I found this Italian version, and was completely sidetracked. That felt story is still unfinished. But my fascination with this old tale was renewed, and I started dreaming about doing an in-depth study of Little Red.
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