Category Archives: Child Advocacy

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

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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Library Legislative Day at #alamw15

This morning at the ALSC Leadership  Meeting, Jenna Nemec-Loise gave a great elevator pitch for Library Legislative Day. What is LLD? It’s a chance for you to meet with your legislators and tell them that libraries are important! I am … Continue reading

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Reach Out and Read Promotes Early Childhood Literacy

Did you know that a well-child visit to the doctor’s office can also help to promote early literacy and school readiness? It can if your well-child appointment is with one of the 5,200 medical providers who participate in the Reach … Continue reading

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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

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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

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