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I’m an expert, you’re an expert, and we are all experts in the field of children’s services. We congratulate the winners of the “I’m An Expert Contest.” Each received a bag of badges and opportunity to be featured on the ALSC Blog.
In today’s tech-driven society, parents are faced with the difficult task of helping their children use electronic media and online devices safely and effectively. ALSC Board Member Amy Koester thoughtfully addresses this issue in her op-ed for Media Planet’s Education and Career News, explaining that when parents and caregivers need help guiding their children on the use of technology and online content, they can turn to librarians for assistance.
The ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee makes your job easier by handing you ready-to-use bibliographies of recently published, diverse books.
We are helpers, we are sanctuaries, and we are here to serve. On Friday, ALSC published the Unity. Kindness. Peace. booklist for librarians, parents, caregivers, teachers and other caring adults faced with children asking tough questions about the recent election and looking for positive ways to take action. Thank you, Quicklists Consulting Committee, for your rapid response to this need. The booklist is available for free download on the ALSC website at www.ala.org/alsc/unitykindnesspeace.
We all know about the importance of creativity for children of all ages, but how can we be even more intentional and informed as we provide opportunities to create in our libraries?
Hey, librarians! Have you ever heard people say… You’re a librarian? It must be nice to read all day. Why do I need librarians when I’ve got Google? Librarians have to go to grad school?!
Would you like to spend a month researching children’s literature? Or how about bringing a nationally recognized author or illustrator to your library? Need money to help your underserved population? Head over to the ALSC Professional Awards page to find details about these wonderful opportunities and others that promote professional development. You can read about fellow ALSC members who’ve won in the past, with examples of how they used the money. Most of the deadlines are November 1st, so act now!