Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Latest Additions to Great Web Sites for Kids

The ALSC Great Web Sites Committee has added more recommended Web sites to Great Web Sites for Kids (, an online resource containing hundreds of links to commendable Web sites for children. Great Web Sites for Kids (GWS) features links … Continue reading

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CPSC Rules on Lead Testing

While this will certainly be posted to a number of lists, it is important to youth services staff. The American Library Association has reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSA) has released the final rule on children’s products containing … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Jeanette Larson, Collection Development, Legislative & Legal Issues | 3 Comments

Children’s Literature Assembly

If you are in the Philadelphia area, or will be there for NCTE in November, consider the workshop hosted by the Children’s Literature Assembly. It is on biographies and will feature a host of wonderful authors including Russell Freedman, Gene … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Jeanette Larson, Partnerships, Professional Development | 2 Comments

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month during September with the Kids! @ your library® Campaign.  The online toolkit provides ideas and templates that you can adapt to showcase materials and resources in your library.  You … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Bethany Lafferty, Committees, News of Interest, Outreach, Partnerships, Programming Ideas | Leave a comment

piecing together

by Teresa Walls I’m putting together a pecha kucha (a 6-minute powerpoint presentation of 20 slides) to be shared at the Allen County (IN) Public Library Camp. Patricia Ross Conover’s “Quilt It” project from her book, Technology Projects for Library … Continue reading

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Morris Seminar Reflections: Eye-opening Presentations, Excellent Books, Thought-provoking Discussions

I never met Bill Morris, though many of his stories have found their way to me. The stories people tell about Bill Morris are so engaging–so powerful–that they often leave me wishing I could have known him too. And sometimes … Continue reading

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ALSC Online Education – Fall 2009 Courses

Start the school year off on the right foot by taking an online education course from ALSC! Starting in October, ALSC is offering two engaging courses that will enhance your skills and knowledge. The two fall courses being offered are: … Continue reading

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Morris Seminar Reflections: Great Friendships with Like Minded and Outstanding Librarians

I was so excited when I heard that ALSC was going to host the first Bill Morris Seminar.  I couldn’t wait to apply.  The thought of spending time learning about evaluating library materials with people from all over the country … Continue reading

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