Committees, Our Organizational Support, Professional Development

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 for the ALSC Budget Committee. Do you keep “Robert’s Rules of Order” or the “Standard Code of Parliamentary Procedure” at your fingertips? If so, then honor your inner parliamentarian and sign up for the Organization and Bylaws Committee, affectionately known as O&B. Have you always had a secret yearning to run for public office? Then the ALSC Legislation Committee that keeps tabs on federal, state and local legislation that impacts library services to children might be the perfect grooming ground for you. If you want to find out more about the work of these committees, then check out the charge for each one listed below. You can also visit the…

Children's Literature (all forms), Committees, Partnerships

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 Program: Children’s Author Lecture”¨ Type of Program: Special Events”¨ Age level: Elementary & Secondary (middle school)”¨ Description of Program: Children’s Author Lecture is a joint program organized and funded by the Multnomah County Library, The Library Foundation and Riverdale Grade School. This annual event, begun in 1998, explores the exciting and diverse world of books for children from the viewpoint of the books’ creators. Past guests include Jack Gantos, Christopher Paul Curtis, Sharon Creech, and Katherine Paterson. As part of the program, needy schools can apply to participate in the school exchange program. Students in the exchange receive complimentary tickets to the lecture, transportation, an autographed book by the author,…