Have you heard about the ALSC Equity Fellowship? There are still a few days left to apply!
It’s August 27th. If your school district doesn’t start back until after Labor Day, you are in the home stretch with Summer Learning! If your Summer Learning program has already ended, CONGRATULATIONS! You should take some time to celebrate all of the hard work you did the last few months to make this summer wonderful for the community you serve. If you find yourself with a bit of free time over the long weekend, might I suggest celebrating with a literary treat?
The #MeToo movement has sparked people, usually women but not always, to come forward and name names of creators of children’s books whose behavior is unacceptable.
Have the kids read through all the graphic novels that you usually recommend? Are you looking at near-empty shelves and needing inspiration? If that situation sounds familiar, here’s some assistance coming your way!
Many libraries are finding ways to connect with their adolescent disparate populations and finding effective ways of cultivating strategic partnerships, implementing innovative outreach strategies, and developing robust communications that target the diverse organizations and populations in their communities.
On June 19, a “Resolution on Cessation of Family Separations for Refugees Arriving at the United States Borders” was shared on the REFORMA listserv with a call to “distribute far and wide to your divisions, round table, and other library boards” and to “get endorsements for the resolution.” The ALSC Board then reviewed and discussed the resolution on ALA Connect in the days leading up to the ALA Annual Conference. The resolution was entered into the consent agenda for ALSC Board I at ALA Annual, which took place today, Saturday, June 23. At that meeting, the ALSC Board endorsed the resolution, which has been amended and renamed “Resolution to Reunite Detained Migrant Children with their Parents.” The resolution is currently planned to go before Council, sponsored by the Committee on Library Advocacy, on Tuesday at ALA Annual in New Orleans. Because this is an evolving news item, the specifics of…
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.
Earlier this month, library advocates from across the country converged on Capitol Hill for National Library Legislative Day. This year, the Public Awareness Committee (PAC) was pleased to have their new Information Sheet included in legislator packets. Today, we have super-library-advocate, Amy Koester, with us to talk about how she used the new information sheet at this year’s NLLD.