The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) seeks a member content editor for its Everyday Advocacy website and “Everyday Advocacy Matters” newsletter. The mission of Everyday Advocacy is to educate youth services librarians on the importance of advocacy and to provide them with tools to assist in articulating their own value within the library profession and community. Applications for this position are due February 4, 2019. The EA member content editor prepares, solicits and curates material for the EA website and provides complete copy for four quarterly issues of the “EA Matters” newsletter. Full details, including duties, qualifications and compensation are available online at the Everyday Advocacy website. ALSC membership is required for the position. Candidates should send a cover letter, resume that includes management, writing and web publishing experiences, and two writing samples. Familiarity with web publishing and web content management is required. Applications are due February 4…
In just over two weeks, on Monday morning, January 28th, the Youth Media Awards will be announced at #alamw19. Excitedly, we will all hear what wins some of the most prestigious book awards in the world, including the Newbery Award, the Caldecott Award, the Printz Award, the Batchelder Award, and more. As excitement builds, librarians in schools and libraries around the country offer Mock YMA elections to help stimulate and share the reading enthusiasm and excitement. The ALSC Blog collects results from these mock elections and compiles the results on its Mock Elections page.
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. The Notable Children’s Books committee has been busy reading HUNDREDS of books for young people and have compiled a large list of nominated titles which will be discussed at the ALA Midwinter meetings in Seattle later this month.
Each year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) identifies the best of the best in children’s books, recordings, and videos. The Notable Children’s Recording committee has been busy listening to hundreds of recordings for young people and have compiled a large list of nominated titles which will be discussed at the ALA Midwinter meetings in Seattle later this month.
Twice a year, in January and again in mid-summer, we offer an ALSC Blog overview, and take a look at what has happened with the blog in the past six months. It’s fun to look at how information was presented, which posts were most popular, and to see the blog’s continued growth. Read on to learn some of the highlights since July.
It’s less than three weeks until the ALA Midwinter Meetings to be held in Seattle, WA from January 25 through the 29th. We’d love to have you consider joining our live blogging team.
In November, ALSC selected Georgina Rivas-Martinez of the South Huntington Public Library, in South Huntington, NY, as its representative in the 2019 Emerging Leader program. Here is your chance to learn a bit more about Georgina through a series of questions.
Are you offering a Mock YMA (Youth Media Award) Election this year? Maybe your school, library or web-based discussion group is gathering a group of people to talk about the best young people’s books of the year with a discussion and mock election focusing on books which might be considered as winners