ALSC Member Profile

ALSC Member of the Month – Christopher Brown

Each month, we work to profile an ALSC member, and learn a little about their professional life as well as 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, Christopher Brown. 1.          What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? I’m the Special Collections Curator for the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  It’s a mouthful, right?  It’s a fantastic position though – we have one of the largest collections of original art, manuscripts, realia, ephemera, and books about children’s literature in the country.  My favorite part of the job – and there are A LOT of great parts – is that our collections is open to everyone interested in…

ALA Annual 2017

Plugging into the Digital Age at #alaac17

All my synapses were firing at the 2017 ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program today. At this program, titled Plugging into the Digital Age: Libraries Engaging and Supporting Families with Today’s Literacy, three experts presented the latest research on digital technology, how it relates to childhood development and childhood literacy, and how librarians can use this information to become more effective media mentors for both kids and adults.