Monthly Archives: March 2009

ALSC Executive Director Changes

Hello ALSC! As many of you may already know, I’ve made the difficult decision to step down as ALSC Executive Director. It’s been a terrific 3+ years with all of you, but my husband and I are seeking to adopt … Continue reading

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Worlds Connect @ your Library®

April is a wonderful time to celebrate libraries and library workers. Don’t keep it to yourself. Take the message to the streets and to your legislators during National Library Week (April 12-16, 2009) and School Library Media Month. As you … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month 2.0

April is almost here, and I am sure there are many of you looking for a new way to celebrate National Poetry Month.  Why not look to a web 2.0 way for 2009?  Over at GottaBook, the blog of poet/parent/screen … Continue reading

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ALSC Online Education Courses

For the past few weeks, I have been a member of the ALSC online education course called “The Newbery Medal: Past, Present, and Future.” This is the first time that I have taken advantage of ALA’s continuing education courses, and … Continue reading

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Thinkfinity.org and ALA showcase Pura Belpré book award winners

The Pura Belpré book awards, which are named after the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library, are being highlighted on Thinkfinity.org. The awards are presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms … Continue reading

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Viki Ash
2009 ALSC Vice-President/President-Elect Candidate

What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? What are the necessary skills to be ALSC President? What strengths would you bring to the office? I see two primary functions for the ALSC President. First, it … Continue reading

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Julie Corsaro
2009 ALSC Vice-President/President-Elect Candidate

What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? What are the necessary skills to be ALSC President? What strengths would you bring to the office? The most important role of the ALSC President is to be … Continue reading

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StoryTubes 2009: Voting has begun

StoryTubes – the 2-minute or shorter “my favorite book” video project sponsored by public libraries has accepted videos from across the United States and Canada in 2009. The number of contest participants tripled from last year (over 400)! Now it’s … Continue reading

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