Monthly Archives: July 2009

Post Master’s Children’s Studies Program

This has been posted to some of the listservs but seems like such a good opportunity that it is worth repeating. The Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is offering EIGHT … Continue reading

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People Told Me that the ALA Conference Would be Big…

People told me that the ALA Conference would be big.  I saw the numbers and told my husband, friends and family before I left that tens of thousands of librarians would be there.  Still, I found myself completely overwhelmed by … Continue reading

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Minors and Internet Interactivity: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights

During the 2009 Annual Conference, the American Library Association’s Council adopted the Minors and Internet Interactivity statement as part of ALA’s Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights. As stated in the introduction to the Interpretations, Although the Articles of … Continue reading

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2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

The 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Committee invites ALSC members to suggest authors or illustrators for consideration for the 2011 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award. The Wilder Award is given every two years to an author or illustrator whose books, published … Continue reading

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Conference 2009 Experienced for the first time

Greetings from Idaho! I’m Kimbre Chapman and I run the Children’s Department at a library in the Boise area, Caldwell, Idaho. Have any of my fellow youth services librarians ever wondered why the ALA conference is scheduled in the middle of Summer … Continue reading

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Programming for Children with Special Needs, Part Five

by Tricia Bohanon Twarogowski In this final installment of the series examining programs for children with special needs and their families, I share ideas on two final topics: potential partnerships and future possibilities for this specialized programming. Partnerships As mentioned … Continue reading

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“Serving Students on the Spectrum,” an AASL Presentation

At the 2009 ALA Annual Conference the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presented the terrific program Serving Students on the Spectrum.  The program was hosted by Alison Ernst, Director – Northfield Mount Hermon School (MA) Library and Academic Resources … Continue reading

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ALSC President’s Program: Melba Pattillo Beals

By Monday morning of Annual Conference, I’m usually starting to feel the lack of sleep and overload of information catch up with me. This year’s Charlemae Rollins ALSC President’s Program was an invigorating and moving experience that woke the audience, … Continue reading

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