ALSC Board

Cecilia McGowan: 2018-19 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts this morning and this afternoon consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2017-18 Vice President/President-Elect, Randall Enos and Cecilia McGowan. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. This afternoon’s interview is with Cecilia McGowan. 1. What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? Work collaboratively with the Board, membership and ALSC Executive Director to fulfill the goals around the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, and to serve as an advocate for children and their caregivers by supporting the education and work of children’s services staff. 2. What skills & strengths would you bring to the office? I’m patient, well organized, friendly, inclusive, thoughtful, a community builder and I have a good sense of humor. I believe my greatness strength is the passion I have brought to my…

ALSC Board

Randall Enos: 2018-19 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts this morning and this afternoon consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2017-18 Vice President/President-Elect, Randall Enos and Cecilia McGowan. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. This morning’s interview is with Randall Enos.

ALA Midwinter 2018

Are you ready for the 2018 Youth Media Awards announcements?

ALA 2018 Youth Media Awards (YMA)logo

In less than two weeks, the ALA 2018 Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw18. Hundreds and hundreds of librarians will be at the press conference which will take place on Monday, Feb. 12, at 8 a.m. MT at the Colorado Convention Center. They will be eagerly anticipating the announcement of the 2018 Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Printz, Pura Belpré, Sibert, Geisel, Schneider Family, and more.