Blogger Mary R. Voors

2013 Mid-year ALSC Blog Report

The end of summer always makes me want to take a look backward and a look forward. The new school year is starting and children’s librarians are preparing for a totally changed traffic flow with a different range of programming and book requests. But as we look to the future, we also want to look back at what we have accomplished, the number of kids signed up for summer reading, the types of summer programs which were most successful, and which genres of books were most requested. It is in this spirit that I offer our biannual ALSC Blog report for January through July of this year. We have had a busy year! Since January, the statistics show dramatic increases in visits to the ALSC Blog when compared to the same time period in 2012: Unique Visitors 29.75% increase 86,068 vs 66,333 Pageviews 37.04% increase 190,754 vs 139,196 Special thanks…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

ALSC Blog – 2012 in Review

The ALSC Blog was tremendously active in 2012. Our committed group of regular ALSC bloggers, along with 78 guest bloggers who posted on a wide variety of topics, contributed to fulfill our mission of providing a “venue for coverage of time sensitive news in children’s librarianship, current issues in the field, and programs, conferences, initiatives, resources, and activities of interest to ALSC members and those interested in children’s librarianship.” With over 500 posts in 2012, there was a dramatic overall increase in activity on the ALSC blog compared to the previous year. Analytics clearly shows these increases: 108,757 Unique Visitors (compared to 57,238 in 2011 — an increase of  90%) 152,597 Visits (compared to 79,082 in 2011 — an increase of 93%) 234,670 Page Views (compared to 132,119 in 2011 — an increase of 78%) To give you an idea of the variety of posts last year, take a look at…