ALSC Board

We’re Here for You ALSC Members

Dear ALSC Members and Friends, I’m thinking of you today and every day and wondering how you are doing and hoping that you, your family and friends are safe and healthy. It seems so long since I last communicated.  So much has changed, yet it seems in some ways we are in the same place.  An online news commentator a few days ago said that March was the longest year we had ever had in a month.  I’m sure it seems that way for many of you as well.

ALSC Board

ALSC is Thinking of You and Asking for Your Strategies in Coping with COVID-19

Dear ALSC Members and Friends, The ALSC staff and board would like you to know that we are thinking of all you as you work in your libraries, schools, and communities.  Children, families and caregivers look to you in your role as knowledge dispensers, not keepers, for up-to-date information about how to deal with many challenges in their lives, not just the COVID-19 outbreak.  You have personal connections to millions of library users and I want to thank you for your tireless work each and every day in helping make their lives better through information, connection and services.

Administrative and Management Skills

Lucia Gonzalez: 2020-21 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts today consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2019-20 Vice President/President-Elect, Carol K. Phillips and Lucia Gonzalez. Each candidate was given eleven questions and submitted written answers. This afternoon’s interview is with Lucia Gonzalez.

Administrative and Management Skills

Carol K. Phillips: 2020-21 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts today consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2019-20 Vice President/President-Elect, Carol K. Phillips and Lucia Gonzalez. Each candidate was given eleven questions and submitted written answers. This morning’s interview is with Carol K. Phillips.

ALSC Board

Moving Ahead with ALSC: Update on Committee Realignment, Strategic Plan & Open Letter to Members

Happy March ALSC friends!  I just returned from the extraordinary Public Library Association conference in Nashville!  It was great to see so many ALSC members in attendance.  Explore the programs and materials. ALSC Committee Realignment I want to thank all of you who offered feedback about the proposed realignment changes to ALSC committees.  The Board used the comments submitted during and after Midwinter as well as those submitted during the February 18, 2020 Community Forum as the basis for approving the changes at their February 20, 2020 online meeting.

ALSC Board

#PLA2020 #WYWH (Wish You Were Here)

A rousing start to #PLA2020 this morning with Book Buzz: Presented by Booklist, featuring editors from Penguin Random, W.W. Norton, Workman, Macmillan and HarperCollins. Dynamic speakers, exciting books – can’t wait to read all of the books they featured. With a little time before the opening session with Stacey Abrams (insert heart here), I headed out for some lunch.  When in Nashville, one must have Southern food.  Nothing more Southern than meat + 2.