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ALSC Executive Director Changes

Hello ALSC!

As many of you may already know, I’ve made the difficult decision to step down as ALSC Executive Director. It’s been a terrific 3+ years with all of you, but my husband and I are seeking to adopt a second child (we adopted Steven, now 5, in January 2004), and I feel like I need to turn my attention family-ward for a little while. My last day will be Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

I’m remaining a member of ALA and ALSC, and hope to see many of you at Annual Conference in July. I am also on Facebook and encourage you all to join; it’s very easy to use and makes staying in touch simple and fun!

Interviews for my successor have already taken place and I expect the announcement of the new Executive Director to be made shortly; stay tuned. In the meantime, rest assured that the ALSC staff remains in place and available to support you. For a complete list of staff and their responsibilities, please visit and click on About ALSC–Contact ALSC.

Many thanks to all of you for making ALSC such an essential and vibrant Association! It’s been my honor to serve you all.

Diane Foote, Executive Director
Association for Library Service to Children
50 E. Huron St.
Chicago, IL 60611

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