Live Blogging, Virtual Institute 2016

#alsc2016: Value You Can’t Measure With Numbers

What’s so great about children’s library services? For one caregiver, storytime is so valuable that some days she is “too tired NOT to come!” In one of Thursday afternoon’s virtual institute sessions, “Stories Speak Louder than Numbers: Making the Case for Youth Services,” we heard from Hanna Lee, Nina Lindsay, and Jenna Nemec-Loise about how to talk about outcomes, not just outputs, when advocating for youth services.

Conferences/Meetings/Institutes, Diversity, Live Blogging, Virtual Institute 2016

#alsc16 Picture Books Open Us Up

Working in an urban public library, diversity is always on my mind. Up until this year, I was disappointed with the published picture books, lacking representation of various cultures and family structures. Our newly acquired picture books are much better at depicting all types of children and families.

Blogger Mary R. Voors, Virtual Institute 2016

Live Blogging from the ALSC Virtual Institute 2016

Build. Believe. Become. The ALSC Virtual Institute begins today and continues through tomorrow with a great list of sessions. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to attend? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog beginning later today for a variety of posts from participants. You can also check in on Twitter; just track the hashtag #alsc16.