ALA Annual 2018

Leadership and ALSC, and You!

ALA Annual Conference is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re starting to fill out your schedule.  There will be committee meetings, exhibit time, a publisher event or two, and one of my favorite meetings – Leadership and ALSC.

Taking place on Saturday morning, the Leadership and ALSC program has become a staple in my conference routine.  In my early conference days, I wasn’t aware of the fact that this program was for all ALSC members, but it is!


So, what exactly is Leadership and ALSC? 

It’s the opportunity to hear updates related to ALSC interests.

It’s a chance to meet tons of members during the introduction piece – be ready with your name and affiliation.

It offers a terrific presentation on a timely topic. For Annual, the topic is “Drag Queen Story Hour” and will feature Librarians and Drag Queens sharing their successful programs.

Leadership & ALSC: Drag Queen Story Hour


To get an idea of how great these presentations are check out: Toxic Stress in the Library: The Upstream Impact of Life Adversity on Children from Midwinter 2018.  Many of us were inspired by the talk Dr. Janina Fariñas and Johanna Ulloa Girón gave.


Looking for other youth focused programs in New Orleans?

Check out ALSC at ALA Annual

Attend the ALSC Collection Management Discussion Group where the #MeToo and Children’s Publishing will be a hot topic of discussion.



Will you be attending the ALA Annual Conference this June?  If so, I hope to see you on Saturday morning.


Mary's Bio Photo


 Mary Schreiber is a Collection Development Specialist for Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio.  She is writing this blog on behalf of the ALSC Public Awareness Committee. She can be reached at



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