Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Crabby Librarian

The Crabby Librarian started out as a one-time character to promote the 2006 animal themed summer reading program at the Madison Public Library in Madison, OH. Now on the eve of her fifth year visiting the schools in her town, … Continue reading

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ALSC Wants You

Do you know that 35% percent of the gross ALSC operating budget comes from the net profit associated with the sale of award seals? If this is the kind of accounting prose that makes your heart flutter, then consider volunteering … Continue reading

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Partnership Profile: Children’s Author Lecture

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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Taming the Wild West: Meet, Greet, Eat, Repeat!

Why do I love ALSC Institutes? Because I get to . . . Meet . . . incredible authors and subject experts and then, in turn, inform, inspire, and impress folks back home. In Salt Lake City Laura Vaccaro Seeger … Continue reading

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Taming the Wild West: Rekindling, Reenergizing and Taking Back

The Institute started off the way any great endeavor should: at a brewery sharing good food and beer with new acquaintances! The meet-up in the brewery was the evening before the start of the actual Institute and helped everyone get … Continue reading

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Your Opinions Needed – ALSC Education Survey

The ALSC Education Committee is in the process of developing new professional development and continuing education resources and we want to hear from you about the types of resources and topics that are important to you and your job. The … Continue reading

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Discover D.C. – The Great Blogdown to the 2010 ALA Annual Conference – #6

If you need a few quiet moments away from it all, we recommend taking time to visit and reflect at the Pentagon Memorial.                 Perhaps few events in our lifetimes have had as large an effect on us as the … Continue reading

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Taming the Wild West: Quality and Know-How of Speakers

This was the first time I attended one of ALSC’s National Institutes, and it was a truly gratifying and inspiring experience.  The quality and know-how of the speakers was particularly impressive.  Being fairly new in my position as Children’s Materials … Continue reading

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