Monthly Archives: October 2011

Upcoming ALSC Webinars – Fall 2011

Making time for professional development has never been easier! ALSC webinar fit your schedule and your budget. These one- to two-hour webinars inform and excite. Some will run several times over the next few months, but some are here for … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Say “Thank You!”

Think of all the people you know who choose to make a positive impact on kids. Teachers, bus drivers, nurses, cafeteria workers, tutors, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, doctors, crossing guards, social workers, foster parents, and yes, children’s librarians, are some … Continue reading

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Writing in the Library!

The new ECRR 2 introduces five simple practices kids can engage in that will help them acquire the skills to be ready to read; singing, talking, reading, playing, writing. Most of these skills can be practiced easily at the library … Continue reading

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Next Week: Sensory Storytime webinar

Sensory Storytime: Preschool Programming that Makes Sense for Kids with Autism Thurs., Nov 3 @ 10:30 – 11:30 AM CT Next week Thursday, ALSC brings you Sensory Storytime, an hour-long webinar with Barbara Klipper, youth services librarian at The Ferguson … Continue reading

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Be Brave!

I had the absolute pleasure of presenting on a panel with three other sensational youth services librarians this week at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference.  Representing small, medium, and large libraries, we talked about the development of programs and … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Renee Grassi, Call to Action, Child Advocacy, Special Needs Awareness | 4 Comments

ALSC website migration to new content management system

Over the last several months, ALSC has been working closely with ALA’s Information Technology & Telecommunications Services Dept. to prepare our website ( for migration to a new content management system. While we’ve made every effort to ensure a smooth … Continue reading

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Celebrate Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, begins today. We started the celebration a little early at our library during our Family Storytime this past Saturday. Santa Clara is home to a sizeable Indian population, so Diwali decorations were easily obtained … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Susan Baier, Diversity, Programming Ideas, Storytime | 4 Comments

2011 Estela and Raíºl Mora Award

Congratulations to the Springfield Public Library in Oregon and the Santa Ana Public Library in California! These two library systems have been selected as the recipients of the 2011 Estela and Raíºl Mora Award for exemplary efforts in promoting El … Continue reading

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