ALSC Board Member Profile

Meet Your ALSC Board: Amy Sears

In this monthly feature, we profile ALSC Board members. We hope to offer information about the people who work to guide the organization so that you can feel more comfortable in reaching out to them with your concerns, questions, or comments. To continue this series, we invite you to meet ALSC Board member, Amy Sears. Why did you join ALSC? I was 4 the first time I told someone I wanted to be a children’s librarian. I was at my local library speaking to the children’s librarian who called me “Giggles.” Through my post college detour in children’s publishing, I first became aware of ALA and ALSC. So once I decided to stop talking about becoming a librarian and actually go to library school, I joined  ALSC as a student member.  When I started working at Brooklyn Public Library after library school, the library actively promoted and supported staff involvement in…

Awards & Scholarships

Apply to Host the 2019 Arbuthnot Lecture with Debbie Reese!

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2019 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2019 event featuring scholar, blogger, and advocate for indigenous peoples, Debbie Reese PhD. The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event, announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, in which an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature presents a paper that makes a significant contribution to the field. A library school, department of education in a college or university or a children’s library system may be considered. The lecture is administered by ALSC. Apply Today! Host site application forms can be downloaded at http://www.ala.org/alsc/2019-arbuthnot-honor-lecture. Applications are due May 15, 2018. Information about host site responsibilities is included in the application materials. The lecture traditionally is held in April or early May. About Debbie Reese In February, Debbie Reese, PhD was selected by…

ALSC Board

Julie Dietzel-Glair: ALSC Division Councilor Candidate, 2018-19

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, this morning’s blog post consists of statements from the candidate standing for election as the ALSC Division Councilor, Julie Dietzel-Glair. Thank you for the opportunity to stand for election to be the ALSC Division Councilor. I believe that the biggest strength I will bring to the ALSC Board is my wide variety of experiences in the public library world. In my 17 years working in libraries, I have been a children’s librarian in a central library branch, an assistant children’s services coordinator for a 22-branch city system, and a branch manager of a small one-room library. I’m now a freelance library consultant that writes professional materials and provides training sessions and I’m lucky enough to still do storytime three days a week. I have been active in ALSC since 2006 and my favorite opportunities have been…