Monthly Archives: November 2009

Proposals for 2011 Annual Conference

This was posted to the listserv but bears wider promotion. I submitted a proposal for 2010 that was accepted. I have to say that one of the best professional development opportunities I have found is coordinating a program for a … Continue reading

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Marketing at Your Library

Have you ever had a song get so stuck in your head that you find yourself humming it all day? With the incredibly catchy “At Your Library”  song from the Kids! @ your library® Campaign tool kit, this is a … Continue reading

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Partnership Profile: Middle School Teacher Resource Center

The program below is one of many featured on ALA’s online clearinghouse for school/public library cooperation managed by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation. Visit the clearinghouse to learn more or share your own exemplary partnership! Title of … Continue reading

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The Maureen Hayes Award

“What was this writer thinking?!” “Would you like to ask the writer yourself?” Maureen Hayes knew the importance of bringing children and author/illustrator together and the impact it can have on their lives. In 2005 the Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Visit … Continue reading

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The Penguin Young Reader’s Group Award

If you’ve never been to ALA Annual Conference, apply today for the Penguin Young Readers Group Award! This award, made possible by an annual gift from the Penguin Young Readers Group, enables up to four children’s librarians to attend their … Continue reading

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ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant

Call for applications! The ALSC/BWI Summer Reading Program Grant is designed to encourage reading programs for children in a public library by providing financial assistance of $3,000, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development. The application is easy to … Continue reading

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Input Wanted: The ALSC John Newbery Award

The 2010 John Newbery Book Award Committee is asking the ALSC membership to submit titles for consideration. The Newbery Award is presented annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American … Continue reading

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Caldecott Suggestions

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year. There are no limitations as to the … Continue reading

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