Category Archives: Child Advocacy

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

Mandatory Reporting

As librarians we know that April is ‘National Poetry Month’ but did you know that it’s ‘Stress Awareness Month’ or ‘National Donate Life Month’? With so many monthly designations it’s hard to keep up. We become saturated with “awareness” and … Continue reading

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EatPlayGrow @ #pla2014

At the Indianapolis Children’s Museum–the world’s biggest and best! for a Family Place Symposium on families and health. Not an official PLA event, but very exciting to be in this amazing space, learning about this terrific program. We are not … Continue reading

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One more winner!

Midwinter was indeed an exciting time as you can tell from the blog posts about good times at Reading Terminal Market, discussion groups and Networking Uncommons and, of course, those ever popular Youth Media Awards. Well, while the exclusive book … Continue reading

Posted in ALA Midwinter 2014, Awards & Scholarships, Blogger Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers, Child Advocacy, Diversity, Special Needs Awareness | Leave a comment

“Giving Our Children a Fighting Chance” at #alamw14

While attending the Leadership & ALSC Meeting at #alamw14, I had the privilege of listening to a speech by Dr. Donna Celano, who is doing important work tracking early literacy and childhood development, and poverty’s effects on both. Over a … Continue reading

Posted in ALA Midwinter 2014, Blogger Elisabeth Gattullo Marrocolla, Child Advocacy, Live Blogging | 1 Comment

The Year of the Horse

Día is not only a celebration of children and books, but a commitment to work daily towards connecting families and children to diverse books, cultures and languages. It may seem like quite the challenge at times to integrate diversity into … Continue reading

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A Year of Advocating for Special Populations and Their Caregivers

December is an exciting time for the Library Services to Special Populations and Their Caregivers Committee as we begin to review applications for the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grant. Reviewing applications is a wonderful way … Continue reading

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Do Deadlines Drag You Down?

Have you ever had this following conversation with yourself as you thought about your upcoming week at work? “Okay, so I have six programs this week, and I should have checked out that new book I wanted to use with that group.  … Continue reading

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Tools for Advocacy

Hows does the Public Awareness Committee help to promote library services and cultural diversity in programs to children? As youth services librarians, we are busy with the day to day task of providing wonderful reference service, homework help, book recommendations, … Continue reading

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