ALA Annual 2015

Catching Up With Committees

Every Child Ready to Read® @ your Library® Toolkit for Spanish-Speaking Communities is now available from the ALA Store (image courtesy of ALA)

Spring has finally arrived, and those of us on the Public Awareness Committee thought there’s no better time than now to see what exciting projects some of our fellow committee members have been working on! ALSC offers so many great opportunities to serve on a variety of committees, many of which fly under the radar. I think you might be surprised to learn some of the awesome ways our members are working together. Did you know that ALSC has an Oral History Committee? Deborah Cooper, Chair of the Oral History Committee, gave me the scoop on some of the interesting projects the OHC has in the works. The OHC has a long-term task of working on a large back-log of interviews with past leaders in children’s librarianship. Some of the interviews took place over 20 years ago! They have been editing the transcripts and working to get permissions to post…

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ALSC Webinar: ECRR @ your library® Toolkit w/ Spanish-Speaking Communities

Join ALSC and PLA for an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Every Child Ready to Read @ your library Toolkit for Spanish-speaking Communities. This one-hour webinar is designed for librarians and library staff who are interested in reaching Spanish-speaking families with early literacy information. This same webinar will be held two different times: 11am Central/12pm Eastern, Wed., November 5 3pm Central/4pm Eastern, Wed., November 5 The Every Child Ready to Read @ your library Toolkit for Spanish-Speaking Communities is available from the ALA Store. Information on webinar registration is available from the ALSC Online Learning site.

Diversity

Talking Every Child Ready to Read® en Espaí±ol — ALSC Institute Programs

The upcoming ALSC Institute in Oakland, CA, on September 18-20, 2014, provides an abundance of outstanding programs to attend, from exploring innovative ways for youth services librarians to engage with community to the latest in early literacy research and best practices. Among the many programs offered will be Every Child Ready to Read® en Español: A How-to Workshop, offering practical information for using the Spanish ECRR Manual and kit’s new tools. Several of the program presenters gave us a few minutes of their time to talk about what Institute attendees can look forward to. Tell us a little about yourself. Freda Mosquera: I am a passionate advocate of library services to children and teens of color, and through my own professional journey have had the great professional opportunity to meet others that share this passion and are committed to promoting these services at the local, state, and national level. Some…