Hello ALSC Members! In years past, the ALSC Budget Committee has written articles calling attention to frequently misunderstood concepts regarding ALSC’s Budget, discussed ALSC’s many endowments, and highlighted general misconceptions around this quiet, but vital committee. The committee has also worked to create infographics to help demystify how ALSC allocates its funds – and how you (or your library) can take advantage of ALSC’s and ALA’s grants and awards.
This year, we’re going to take a different approach, and we need your help! Have you benefited from an ALSC-related program like the ALSC Equity Fellowship program or the Friends of ALSC Institute Scholarship? Have you served on a committee that requested funding to complete a project? Perhaps you’ve met a friend or a professional contact at an ALSC-Related sponsored Happy Hour. If so, we want to hear from you and hear how ALSC has influenced your professional journey. Please contact Budget Committee members Jonda C. McNair (email@example.com) and Lucia Gonzales (firstname.lastname@example.org) so they can compile your accomplishments for future blog posts. Share your story!
Jonda C. McNair is the Charlotte S. Huck Endowed Professor of Children’s Literature at The Ohio State University. She chaired the 2021 John Newbery Award Selection Committee and is currently serving as ALSC Vice President. Lucia M. Gonzalez is Library Director of the City of North Miami Public Library and a past President of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).