There have been some changes to the ALSC Advocacy and Legislation Committee since last year so we would like to reintroduce ourselves.
I’m ready for school! Singing the song, “Going back to Cali” by LL Cool J but I changed the words …”going back to school, to school, to school” and “I’m ready!” I have a jar pencils, a rolled up map of school books and four school poems to yell out. I’m ready for school open house nights!
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.
Greetings, librarians! You have finished summer reading! Congratulations! All the students are going back to school, here are a few new books to put on your new displays!
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.
How to Use a Bubble Machine to Stimulate Free Play & Movement As a children’s librarian, my job of modeling play is just as significant as modeling reading and singing. So, as I was looking to revamp my toddler storytime last winter, I thought to myself, how do I make play a more prominent part of my storytimes?
I will try to keep this post short, although it might take a little more than 10 seconds to read through!
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!