Category Archives: Blogger Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers

The LSSPCC Toolkit: Making All Families Feel Welcome at the Library

Who Are We? We are ALSC’s Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers (LSSPCC) Committee.  We are accessibility and inclusion advocates who care deeply about the needs of our entire library community, especially special population children and their … Continue reading

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Learn How To Better Serve Your Community @ ALA Annual

The American Library Association’s 2015 Annual Conference is approaching. If you haven’t already, now is a great time to explore the Scheduler tool available to you on alaac15.ala.org. I’m excited to share with you several sessions for librarians and library … Continue reading

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United Way-Partnerships that create Partnerships

Have you ever wondered-“Where can I get help with a big initiative in my library? Who would be a partner that can stretch beyond our walls and bring more partners to the table?” We have found this partner with our … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make Your Summer Reading Program Inclusive

Youth services library staff have summer reading on the brain this time of year. My library is always looking for ways to make our summer reading program  as accessible and inclusive as possible. Renee Grassi’s post inspired me to create … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy Storytime Adaptations

In storytime, we often serve groups of participants with widely varying physical abilities.  This may or may not be obvious; a wheelchair is visible, but many other variables, such as Juvenile Arthritis, aren’t.  Offering options and adaptations for physical movement … Continue reading

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Professional Development Opportunities for Serving Special Populations

Earlier this week ALSC held an online forum to continue the Day of Diversity conversation from Midwinter. I chair the committee, Library Services to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers, so I thought about the conversation in terms of special populations … Continue reading

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Resources for Serving Special Populations

One of the things that I love about librarianship is that it’s a dynamic profession. It is an evolving field that challenges us to continuously learn and grow in our professional development to better serve our communities.  As a member … Continue reading

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That time of year again

I can’t believe it’s November and nearly time to select another winner of the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grant. Yes, applications are due December 1, 2014, and the Library Services to Special Population Children and … Continue reading

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