ALA Annual 2010

ALSC at ALA Annual Conference

Don’t miss any of these great ALSC events happening in DC! More information is available on the ALSC website. A printable version of ALSC programs happening at Conference is also available on the ALSC website. Friday, June 25 ALSC 101 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., EMB-Capital A If you’re new to ALSC or if this is your first conference as a children’s librarian, then this program is for you! We’ll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved in the organization, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference. ALSC Happy Hour 6 – 8 p.m., Gordon Biersch, 900 F Street NW Stop by and grab a drink with friends old and new! Drinks are not sponsored by ALSC, but we’d love to see you there to mix and mingle with other members. Saturday, June 26 Tech Petting Zoo 2:30 – 4:30…

Programming Ideas

Reading with Ranger

The Allen County (IN) Public Library has Paws to Read, a program where trained therapy dogs and their handlers listen to children read. My five-year-old was thrilled to share stories with Ranger last night at the Grabill Branch Library. I say “share” because he is not reading yet, but the handler kindly read the books while he listened with Ranger. “What story did you pick? A dog story?” I asked him. “Yes, and a cat story because he lives with two cats and doesn’t even chase them. Can you believe that?” I can. I also know that it was an excellent library experience for him and that when he does start reading independently, reading to Ranger will be wonderful practice. In the April 2, 2010, Spotlight: Reading to Rover, Pat Bailey of the University of California – Davis News Service writes, “Kids, dogs and a good book are a great…

Other ALA Divisions/Programs

Application process open for 2011 Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2011 class of Emerging Leaders. Applications can be found at http://www.ala.org/cfapps/emergingleaders/index.cfm. The deadline to apply is July 30. The program is designed to enable a group of library workers to get on the fast track to ALA and professional leadership. Participants are given the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, network with peers and get an inside look into the ALA structure and activities. In order to be eligible for participation in the program, those selected must meet the following criteria: Be under 35 years of age or be a library worker of any age with fewer than five years experience working in a library, and Be able to attend both ALA conferences and work virtually in between each, Be prepared to commit to serve on either an ALA, division, chapter or round table committee, taskforce or…

Committees

Partnership Profile:
Lunch Time Book Club

The program below is one of many featured on ALA’s online clearinghouse for school/public library cooperation managed by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation. Visit the clearinghouse to learn more or share your own exemplary partnership! Title of Program: Lunch Time Book Club Type of Program: Book Discussion Groups Intended Grade Level of Participants: Grades 5-8 Description of Program: The Basalt Regional Library District has funding for programming, but they are short on space and have a difficult time getting interested teems to remember to attend programs. The local middle school has little funding and less staff, but plenty of space and students available. For the past two years, the school and public library have partnered to hold a book club once a week during the students’ lunch periods during the winter months. The teens in the book club are allowed to go first in the lunch line…

Children's Literature (all forms)

Partnership Profile: Children’s Author Lecture

The program below is one of many featured on ALA’s online clearinghouse for school/public library cooperation managed by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation. Visit the clearinghouse to learn more or share your own exemplary partnership! Title of Program: Children’s Author Lecture”¨ Type of Program: Special Events”¨ Age level: Elementary & Secondary (middle school)”¨ Description of Program: Children’s Author Lecture is a joint program organized and funded by the Multnomah County Library, The Library Foundation and Riverdale Grade School. This annual event, begun in 1998, explores the exciting and diverse world of books for children from the viewpoint of the books’ creators. Past guests include Jack Gantos, Christopher Paul Curtis, Sharon Creech, and Katherine Paterson. As part of the program, needy schools can apply to participate in the school exchange program. Students in the exchange receive complimentary tickets to the lecture, transportation, an autographed book by the author,…

ALSC Board

The 2010 ALSC Election Results

Here are the election results. Many thanks to all of our candidates! Vice-President/President-Elect Mary Fellows, Upper Hudson Library System, Albany, N.Y. Board of Directors Nina Lindsay, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, Calif. Carolyn Brodie, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio Caldecott Committee, 2012 Pabby Arnold, East Baton Rouge Parish Library, Baton Rouge, La. Cathryn M. Mercier, Simmons College, Boston, Mass. John Peters, New York Public Library, New York, N.Y. April Roy, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Mo. Christine Caputo, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. Allison Santos, Princeton Public Library, Princeton, N.J. Tony Carmack, Ashburn Public Library, Ashburn, Va. Ellen Fader, Multnomah County Library, Portland, Ore. Newbery Committee, 2012 Amanda Williams, Austin Public Library, Austin, Texas Stacy Dillon, Little Red School House, New York, N.Y. Lynn Rutan, Holland, Mich. Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, Calif. Laura Amos, Grissom Branch Library, Newport News, Va. Mary Clark, Greenwich Country Day…