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The ALSC Blog 2011 – A Year in Review

Time flies when you’re having fun — and what fun we’ve had with the ALSC Blog this past year! A dedicated group of regular ALSC Bloggers, along with 44 guest contributors, worked to fulfill our stated 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.”

We loved seeing how frequently links from the ALSC Blog were tweeted, retweeted, & favorited, and we enjoyed seeing ALSC Blog posts highlighted on other blogs and online journals. Here are some additional statistics and highlights:

Ten of the top posts for the year were:

10.  iPad and Smart Phone Apps for Kids by Kelley Beeson

9.   iPad Storytime Tools by ALSC Children and Technology committee

8.   Storytimes for Autistic Children by Kiera Parrott

7.   Programming for Children with Special Needs, Part One by Tricia Bohanon Twarogowski

6.   Unusual Storytime Themes by Katie Salo

5.   Circulating iPads in the Children’s Library by Kiera Parrott

4.   Recipe for Life Size Candy Land by Abby Johnson

3.   5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Apps and Ebooks by Kiera Parrott

2.   National Poetry Month is Better with Book Spine Poems by Travis Jonker

1.   Notable Children’s Books — Nominated Titles for 2011 by Mary Voors

Thanks to all who participated as readers and as contributors in 2011! We have many more ideas for the upcoming year — and we invite everyone to join us. Now, on to 2012!

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