Blogger Angela Reynolds, Programming Ideas, Slice of Life

Wizarding world comes home with me

I admit to being one of the librarians who took advantage of the ALA conference being in Orlando and making the pilgrimage to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was a Professional Development activity, honest it was. I did buy some souvenirs to give away as Summer Reading Prizes. But I also got some great ideas to add to my Harry Potter nights that I hold fairly regularly.

Blogger Dan Bostrom, Mentoring, Professional Development

Mentoring: Make a Co-Conspirator!

Apply to be a Mentor or Mentee in the ALSC Mentoring Program

ALSC announced the opening of spring 2016 applications for the mentoring program. The program, which is open to members and non-members, is intended to help build a new collection of leaders in the field of library service to children. Applications are now open for both mentors and mentees. The application process ends on Friday, September 9, 2016. 

Blogger Managing Children's Services Committee

What do you want to learn?

In the spring of 2016, the Managing Children’s Services Committee provided a free, four-part webinar series for ALSC members looking to further develop their leadership and managerial skills. Topics included: scheduling and time management, managing financials, communication, and supervision. The committee would love to offer another round of webinars, and we want to hear from you — what do you want to learn about? Is strategic planning looming in your future? Is program evaluation an area where you could use more resources? Whatever issues you’d like to learn more about, please let us know in the comments below!