Category Archives: Child Advocacy

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

Reviews & Common Sense Media

During late March and early April, the ALSC Discussion List was active with comments and concerns around Common Sense Media (CSM) and that organization’s reviews of children’s materials.  I followed this discussion with particular interest for two reasons. First, the … Continue reading

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An Invisible Minority: Serving LGBTQIA Kids and Families

Rochester (MN) Public Library’s core values focus on being a welcoming and inclusive environment. A few years ago we started to hear from adults and teens in the community that there were not a lot of safe spaces for LGBTQIA … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 #EAChallenge: Championing School Libraries and School Librarians

The Spring 2016 Everyday Advocacy Challenge (EAC) entered its third week on Tuesday, March 15, with this Take Action Tuesday prompt: Champion the importance of school libraries and school librarians. Read on to find out how Skye Corey, Rosemary Kiladitis, and Stacey Rattner took on … Continue reading

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Challenged Caldecotts & This One Summer

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) published an article in December 2015 summarizing their top ten graphic novels that they defended that year from potential challenges. The 2015 Caldecott Honor winner, This One Summer, was not only the first graphic … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 #EAChallenge: Introducing Everyday Advocacy to a Colleague

The Spring 2016 Everyday Advocacy Challenge (EAC) entered its second week on Tuesday, March 8, with this Take Action Tuesday prompt: Introduce Everyday Advocacy to a colleague. To help them tackle this challenge, all Spring 2016 EAC cohort members received three advocacy … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 #EAChallenge: Writing a Diversity Elevator Speech

The Spring 2016 Everyday Advocacy Challenge (EAC) kicked off on Tuesday, March 1, with this Take Action Tuesday prompt: Write a diversity elevator speech using value-based language. Spring 2016 EAC cohort member Gayle Pulley enjoyed the experience of organizing her thoughts and beliefs into … Continue reading

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Get Your Tickets for the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture

ALSC and the Santa Barbara Public Library System announced that tickets for the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Pat Mora are now available. The lecture, titled “Bookjoy! ¡Alegría en los libros!,” will be held at 7 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 #EAChallenge: Take the Plunge with Us!

Take a deep breath, Everyday Advocates: We’re plunging headfirst into the Spring 2016 Everyday Advocacy Challenge (EAC), which starts today! Even if you aren’t part of our 15-member cohort convening from March 1-22, you can still get in on the … Continue reading

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