Category Archives: Child Advocacy

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

What’s New With IF?

Greetings from the ALSC Intellectual Freedom Committee! Our committee is tasked with keeping ALSC up-to-date on IF issues being discussed across the ALA divisions. We’ve got a few exciting projects on the horizon that we’re looking forward to sharing with all of you! … Continue reading

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The LSSPCC Toolkit: Making All Families Feel Welcome at the Library

Who Are We? We are ALSC’s Library Service to Special Population Children and Their Caregivers (LSSPCC) Committee.  We are accessibility and inclusion advocates who care deeply about the needs of our entire library community, especially special population children and their … Continue reading

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Giving Every Child a Fighting Chance #alaac15

There was hardly a dry eye in the audience following Saturday’s screening of the new PBS documentary, The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation. This illuminating film featured moving testimonials from families living in poverty … Continue reading

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Every Child Ready to… Talk Read Sing!: Partnership in Action

Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing, a campaign of Too Small to Fail, offers libraries tools for high-exposure partnerships in early literacy, and a clear alignment with Every Child Ready to Read through its targeted parent engagement strategies to close … Continue reading

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How to Claim Your Advocacy Button

At the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, ALSC announced the launch of the advocacy button campaign. Tied to the Everyday Advocacy initiative, the button campaign is designed to help youth service librarians articulate the value of their profession. The … Continue reading

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Swirling With New Ideas #alamw15

There’s a bit of snow outside (in case you haven’t heard) which brings the normal intensity of ALA Midwinter up a notch or two. The shuttle busses are still running and I have winter boots, but I’m taking a pause … Continue reading

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Saturday @ #alamw15

I’m not a morning person in the slightest, but today I drank my coffee a bit faster than usual because I had a 7:00 a.m. appointment with one of the most dedicated groups in the universe: The ALSC Past Presidents!  … Continue reading

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It’s All In How You Say It @ #alamw15

I sat in on the Leadership & ALSC Meeting this morning, which was overall informative and inspiring. Jenna Nemec-Loise gave a presentation entitled “It’s How You Say It: Using Value-Based Language for Elevator Speech Awesomeness.” She spoke about the importance … Continue reading

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