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…
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…
Here in Missouri it’s just started to feel like winter and we are all eagerly awaiting the first snowfall.
We are now in the midst of the holiday season. How does a public library (or school library) handle the holidays? Or, how should a public library handle the holidays?
Author Mary Cronk Farrell shares how libraries impacted her research process in her latest book, Fannie Never Flinched: One Woman’s Courage in the Struggle for American Labor Union Rights. I received a complimentary copy of this book in preparation for this interview.
Sometimes laughter can be soothing to the soul, and this past week my fellow children’s librarians and I used Bitmojis to lighten up our lives.
The ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Vice President/President-Elect Nina Lindsay will be hosting an ALSC Community Forum live chat on the topic of diversity, inclusion, and support for youth.
For today’s post, I interviewed Denver Public Library’s (DPL) STEM Administrator, Chandra Jones, who creates and maintains the library’s STEM in a box kits.