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…
Summer Reading Programs at public libraries are winding down and librarians (and teachers, parents, and students) are amping up for the new school year. It’s a good time to look back at what has been accomplished since the beginning of the year with a mid-year ALSC Blog Report.
This month we learn about ALSC Member of the Month, Laura Schulte-Cooper.
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.
The excitement is building! Following signs cheerfully held by members of the hard-working Local Arrangements Committee, hundreds and hundreds of attractively attired lovers of children’s literature are being enthusiastically led to one of the most gala events of the ALA Conference: The Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet!
Yesterday, at the conclusion of the Leadership & ALSC meeting, it was exciting to gather a few of our group of active ALSC live bloggers who took a few minutes away from their busy conferences for a group picture.
The American Library Association Annual Conference began yesterday and is in full swing. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Chicago? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered!
The ALSC Notable Children’s Recordings committee is charged with creating a list of the best children’s recordings that fit the following criteria (from the ALSC website):