I’m thrilled to announce that ALSC’s committee volunteer form is now online. We are transitioning to ALA’s online committee form, which, while not highly customizable, will allow you to share more thorough open-ended responses. Just log in and use the drop down menu to select ALSC. I will start making appointments to process committees later in January (for appointments that begin following Annual Conference 2017), so now is a great time to think about volunteering. What should I include in the form? While you can check off the particular committees you are interested in, it is helpful for me to know why you selected them and if there are some that rise above others in your interest. A general sense of your professional interests, experience and skills you’d like to put to use, and particular committee efforts you are most excited about, will help me to make the right matches…
Each month, an ALSC member is profiled and we learn a little about their professional life and a bit about their not-so-serious side. Using just a few questions, we try to keep the profiles fun while highlighting the variety of members in our organization. So, without further ado, welcome to our ALSC profile, ten questions with ALSC member, Carol Edwards.
Do you have a good turnout at your events? Do you feel your advertising is bearing fruit? If the answer is “no,” some of you might be wondering “what is wrong with my publicity?” However, if your answer is “yes” you might not suspect there is a problem with the deliverance of your publicity. This is what happened to us during a strategic planning meeting with teachers from our community.
Learn how you can find out about this year’s school, library, bookstore, and book discussion group winners in YMA Mock Elections – including Mock Newbery, Mock Caldecott, Mock held around the country. AND learn how you can post the results of your own discussions and elections.
For the past 15 years, a group of sixty or so game developers, digital media designers, and media researchers have met in the small town of Lambertville, New Jersey to talk about the state of digital media for kids at the annual Dust or Magic Institute hosted by Children’s Technology Review. This year, one librarian joined them.
ALSC is pleased to announce a new program to offer a free, two-year membership for current and recent graduates of ALA-accredited Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) programs.
My library is currently serving 16 Child Care Centers on a bimonthly basis and are hoping to start reaching our children and their families in a new way. We are working on a program where we provide storytimes, early literacy workshops and play programs at a housing community in our service area. We would ideally provide a small collection of gift and donation books that can be used by the community I reached out to a fellow librarian who has done some community based outreach to ask a few questions. Me: Describe your program including population served and services provided. Cammy: STAR (Summertime Access to Reading) was created by School Board Chairwoman, Carrie Coyner. Little Free Libraries (LFL) were planted all over the county and filled with books to insure that children within neighborhoods have constant access to books. Each LFL also had community events through the summer. My library…
Here in Missouri it’s just started to feel like winter and we are all eagerly awaiting the first snowfall.