ALSC Board

Maria Salvadore: 2012-13 ALSC Vice President/President-Elect Candidate

What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? The ALSC President is a spokesperson and an ambassador to other ALA divisions, to those in the field of children’s literature and librarianship (including members, publishers, library schools, etc.), and to some extent, to the general public. What skills & strengths would you bring to the office? The strongest skill that I would bring to the office is the ability to see how things connect, interrelate — and the desire to make connections work for the benefit of the membership and the services libraries provide to children and families.  The ability to listen and hear all sides of an issue is another important skill that I would bring. What area of library service to children is your favorite? Bringing books, information and library resources to life for children of all ages as well as for their significant adults…