ALSC Board, Our Organizational Support

Marge Loch-Wouters: 2010 ALSC Vice President/President-Elect Candidate

1. What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? Although it is a multi-faceted position, one of the most important roles to me is to bring people together within the division and association to support the importance of library work with children and to move this agenda forward. What strengths would you bring to the office? The years on ALSC committees (both process and award), as a priority consultant and on the board have given me a deeper knowledge of how ALSC works. That, coupled with a sense of humor and a love of networking and collaboration, are the strengths I would bring to the VP/Prez position. 2. Why should someone choose to join ALSC? I think ALSC is on the cutting edge of excellence in service to kids. We seek out, model and publicize outstanding programs and materials. ALSC is where the action is for…

ALSC Board, Our Organizational Support

Mary Fellows: 2010 ALSC Vice President/President-Elect Candidate

1. What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? What strengths would you bring to the office? Naturally, the ALSC President’s most important role is that of leader — which has many facets. Three key aspects are: Ambassador: The president is the face of ALSC both within ALA and to the outside world. She or he must know what ALSC stands for and be able to communicate that clearly, and when necessary, firmly. Visionary: While all members participate in creating ALSC’s future, the president has responsibility for identifying a compelling vision and articulating it. Mentor: Leaders mentor. Without mentoring, we impoverish ourselves of future leaders. As for strengths, I think I’m strong in vision, creativity, humor, integrity, assertiveness — and after this long list, let’s not forget humility!:) 2. Why should someone choose to join ALSC? What services do you feel ALSC provides that are valuable…