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An Introduction to ALSC Committee Work

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While many of us are familiar with the Newbery and Caldecott committees, did you know that the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has over 60 additional opportunities to participate in committees, task forces, and discussion groups? From creating best of the best book lists to helping coordinate ALSC’s annual budget, there is an ALSC Committee for everyone. 

Join us on Friday, April 19th, at 2:00 PM EST for an exploration of ALSC Committee work.  

This ALSC 101 session will discuss all the fantastic opportunities to serve on an ALSC committee. You will gain insight into:

  • the diverse committees available, 
  • the application process and timeline, and 
  • the valuable skills you can acquire through committee service.

Get firsthand insights as ALSC Committee chairs and members join us to share their experiences and answer your questions. This is an especially great program for potential and student members to attend to learn about what ALSC could mean for their professional trajectories. 

This ALSC 101 session is open to everyone. You do not need to be an ALSC member to attend. 

Register at: 

Questions? Contact ALSC Membership Committee Co-Chair Ashley Bressingham at

We look forward to seeing you!


Celeste Swanson is the Youth Services Coordinator at Lane Libraries in Ohio.

This blog post relates to ALSC Core Competencies of: VII. Professionalism and Professional Development.

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