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ALSC Budget Committee: Find Your Money

You’re an ALSC member, or ALSC-curious. You know about the network of support, the child-focused initiatives, how loudly we lose our minds during the Youth Media Award announcements. But did you know that ALSC can provide you funding for your professional development or committee projects? There’s money for membership, conference attendance, library school and committee initiatives. There might be money for your committee or for you. Yes, you!

The Budget Committee wants to help connect ALSC folks–or those who could be, with the right financial support-to the funding available. Check out our new infographic to follow the path and find out what money might be waiting for you. 

How Do I Get Some Money? infographic

Today’s bloggers are Robbin Friedman and Christopher Brown.

Robbin Friedman is the head of children’s services at the Chappaqua Library in New York. She is the chair of the ALSC Budget Committee.
Christopher Brown is the Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia.  Chris is a former Children’s Librarian, who served many communities in Philadelphia and is a current member of the ALSC Budget committee.  He received his MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and his MA from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2013.  For more information about the Children’s Literature Research Collection, please visit us at

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