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ALSC Board Adopts 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

Graphic visually representing ALSC's 2017-2020 Strategic Plan

ALSC is pleased to announce its new three-year Strategic Plan for 2017-2020. Thank you to everyone who participated in our in-person and online focus groups, as well as all those who contacted us during this process. Themes that Emerged through Discussion The following is a summary of the major themes we heard through our member input process, and which have shaped our vision statement and strategic directives. The importance of diversity and inclusion within our organization and our profession, including the need for supporting members to serve our communities with cultural competence; and about the crucial role that library service to children serves in our democracy. There are professional challenges in responding to change, demands to serve families in the role of media mentors and early learning experts, and the need for more research and proactive advocacy. Supporting our roles as experts can be challenging when that expertise is represented…

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Philadelphia, PA honored the 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award winner, when Mayor Jim Kenney officially declared July 19, 2016 to be Jerry Pinkney Day.  Festivities were held all around the town to honor the 2016 Coretta Scott King- Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement Winner and native son of this proud city.  The highlight of the day was an auditorium program at the Free Library of Philadelphia with Jerry Pinkney in conversation with author Lorene Cary.  I may be starting a rumor, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see a future collaboration from them.  I took advantage of the book signing and photo op that ended the evening, and the result is the photo of Jerry Pinkney and me, one of his many Philly fans.