ALA Midwinter 2020

Live Blogging from #ALAmw20 Starts Today

The American Library Association Midwinter Meetings begin today. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Philadelphia? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on at #alamw20? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog for photos and information about what’s going on at ALA. You can also check in on Twitter; just track the hashtag #ALAmw20. Thirteen bloggers have committed to offering short, frequent posts throughout the conference. They are: Alexa Newman Aly Feldman-Piltch Amy Steinbauer Barb Langridge Christina Carpino Elly Serrano Emily Mroczek-Bayci Erica Ruscio Mary Voors Rosemary Kiladitis Samantha Mairson Sarah Hashimoto Valerie Byrd Fort Let me be the first to thank this wonderful group of volunteers!

Administrative and Management Skills

Meet Your ALSC Board: Maggie Jacobs

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 2019-22 ALSC Board Member, Maggie Jacobs. I am a somewhat maverick member of the ALSC board in that I am not a librarian. I am a lawyer who had a career awakening in my 30s about my true vocation as an educator. And more specifically, an awakening to a deep sense of disillusionment and anger about the educational inequities in our country that belie the Horatio Alger story of yore that anyone who is hard working can climb their way up to the top. The idea of this country as an individualistic meritocracy is simply not true in today’s world…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Happy Birthday, ALSC Blog!

Earlier this month, the ALSC Blog celebrated its 12th birthday. Since 2007, we have been working to fulfill our stated mission “to provide a venue for coverage of time sensitive news in children’s librarianship, current issues in the field, and programs, conferences, initiatives, resources, and activities of interest to ALSC members and those interested in children’s librarianship.” This seems an appropriate time to reflect on some milestones.

Administrative and Management Skills

Meet Your ALSC Board: Kirby McCurtis

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 2019-20 ALSC Board Vice President/President Elect, Kirby McCurtis.