ALSC Member Profile

Meet Katie Connelly – ALSC’s Award Coordinator

Earlier this year, Katie Connelly joined the ALSC staff as Awards Coordinator. Here is your chance to learn a bit more about Katie through a series of questions. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? I’m the new Awards Coordinator at ALSC! I’ve been here for five months and am enjoying learning the ins and outs of the role and being a part of this awesome team! Do you prefer to read newspapers in paper or online? Most of the time I read the news online. But there’s something really nice about starting a weekend morning off with a newspaper and a cup of coffee in hand. Is there a book which you love to read over and over again? What is it? A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. One of my teachers had our class read it in 7th grade, and it has ‘haunted…

ALA Annual 2019

Live Blogging from the ALA Annual Conference #alaac19

The American Library Association Annual Conference is underway. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Washington, DC? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog for all kinds of information about what’s happening at ALA; live bloggers have volunteered to report on topics of interest from the Conference.

Administrative and Management Skills

Christine Caputo: 2019-20 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts this morning and this afternoon consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2019-20 Vice President/President-Elect, Kirby McCurtis and Christine Caputo. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. This afternoon’s interview is with Christine Caputo.

Administrative and Management Skills

Kirby McCurtis: 2019-20 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts this morning and this afternoon consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2019-20 Vice President/President-Elect, Kirby McCurtis and Christine Caputo. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. This morning’s interview is with Kirby McCurtis. 1. What do you consider the most important role of the ALSC President? To me, the most important role of the ALSC president is to provide bold vision and leadership. The president must be receptive to the needs of members, library staff, and the children we serve. Leveraging our diversity, and being ever mindful of inclusion, the President should work collaboratively with the Board, Executive Director, and membership to ensure we are working toward the core values, vision statement, and directions as laid out in the Strategic Plan. 2. What skills & strengths would you…

Administrative and Management Skills

Meet Your ALSC Board: Sujei Lugo

In this regular feature, we profile ALSC Board members. We hope to offer information about the people who work to guide the organization so that you can feel more comfortable in reaching out to them with your concerns, questions, or comments. To continue this series, we invite you to meet ALSC Board member, Sujei Lugo. Why did you join ALSC? Do you belong to any other ALA divisions or roundtables? I’ve joined ALSC to connect with other youth library workers and learned about their projects, work and experiences. I got more involved with ALSC acting as REFORMA representative for different committees and working groups. I’m grateful for mentors like Oralia Garza de Cortés, Loida Garcia Febo, and Dr. Claudette S. McLinn for their words, support and guidance in navigating ALA and ALSC leadership spaces. In addition to ALSC, I’m also a member of REFORMA and the ALA International Relations Committee-Américas…