Category Archives: Child Advocacy

Work of ALSC Priority Group I and other items referring to Child Advocacy

A Talk With Pat Scales

Pat Scales is the 2016 recipient of the ALSC Distinguished Service Award, and we’re thrilled to have her share some memories of her years of working with children, families, librarians, and educators across the country. ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee member … Continue reading

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Fired Up About the Freedom to Read

When you say “yes” to an appointment to serve on an ALSC committee, you’re saying “yes” to meeting interesting people, and getting re-energized about topics and issues that are important to our profession and vital to those we serve. The … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Alliance and Youth Advocacy

While browsing the exhibits at ALA Midwinter, I came upon the Harry Potter Alliance and its work on organizing youth to participate in National Library Legislative Day – mainly by creating local chapters in schools, libraries, youth centers, etc.. to enlist passionate … Continue reading

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Join the Friends of ALSC

It’s not too late to become a Friend of ALSC! Friends’ projects have a powerful impact not only on our members, but also on their larger communities as a whole. Friends of ALSC support activities such as innovative conference programs … Continue reading

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Two Takes on Challenging Materials

Among the standard review and professional journals to which my library subscribes, there are a few that are a little more unusual to find in a public librarian’s inbox. Literacy Today, the magazine of the International Literacy Association (ILA), is one of … Continue reading

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Core Competencies in Comics

What’s new in the ALSC Competencies? The Education Committee asked Lisa Nowlain to just show you. Original illustration by Lisa Nowlain, 2015

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The Final Stretch: Act Now for School Libraries!

Everyday Advocates, do you have 30 seconds for school libraries? In the same time it takes you to read this post, you can make a lasting difference for school libraries, school librarians, and our nation’s students. Here’s the low-down: Last … Continue reading

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Time to Contact Your Senators #ESEA

Thanks, in no small part, to all of your calls and emails, the House of Representatives passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which will reauthorize the ESEA if approved. As mentioned in his blog post about the Elementary and … Continue reading

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