Category Archives: Child Advocacy

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

REFORMA and the Children in Crisis Task Force

Thousands of unaccompanied refugee children fleeing violence in their home countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras have crossed the United States border and turned themselves in where they are being held in detention centers and placed in removal proceedings. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Public Awareness Committee, Child Advocacy, Committees, Diversity, News of Interest, Outreach | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

That time of year again

I can’t believe it’s November and nearly time to select another winner of the ALSC/Candlewick Press “Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grant. Yes, applications are due December 1, 2014, and the Library Services to Special Population Children and … Continue reading

Posted in Awards & Scholarships, Blogger Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers, Child Advocacy, Grants and Fundraising, Outreach | Leave a comment

Storytime: What Is It Good For?

Why do you offer storytime at your library? Is it just for entertainment? Is it to give kids and parents something to do? Is it to get them to step inside the library? Is it just because you’ve always offered … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Abby Johnson, Child Advocacy, Early Literacy, Storytime | 13 Comments

Advocate for libraries, today! #vlld14

Today kicks off first day of National Library Legislative Day and your ALSC Advocacy and Legislative Committee has made it easier than ever this year for YOU to participate from home! Explore the Everyday Advocacy website to find fantastic resources … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Dan Bostrom, Call to Action, Child Advocacy, Legislative & Legal Issues | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

It’s Día!

Today libraries, schools and community groups all across the country are celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day). Commonly known as Día, this national initiative works to emphasize the importance of literacy for all … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Blogger Library Service to Special Population Children and their Caregivers, Child Advocacy, Uncategorized, What I Wasn't Taught in Library School... | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Child Advocacy, Children's Literature (all forms), Early Literacy, Live Blogging, PLA 2014, Storytime | Leave a comment

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