Administrative and Management Skills

Meet Your ALSC Board – Julie Dietzel-Glair

In this monthly 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, Julie Dietzel-Glair. Why did you join ALSC? How long have you been a member? I joined ALSC in 2001 when I was pursuing my MLS. To be honest, I joined only because it seemed like the right thing to do. And now? I wish I could go back and thank my younger self. Joining and being active in ALSC has been one of the most important career decisions I’ve ever made. The networking, leadership, and educational opportunities have been exceptional. Conferences are a lot of hard work but also feel a bit like a vacation with the…

Awards & Scholarships

Are YOU offering a Mock YMA Election This Year?

Get ready to submit your Mock YMA results! Is your library offering a Mock Newbery or Mock Sibert discussion and election this year? Maybe your classroom or school is offering a Mock Caldecott or Coretta Scott King? Or perhaps your book discussion group is offering a Mock Printz or a Mock Pura Belpré election? We all want to see what your group thinks will be selected as the “best of the best” in young people’s literature!

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Children’s Librarians are Experts… Call for Guest Bloggers

If you’ve been reading the ALSC Blog this month, you have most likely seen many posts from our ALSC committees with variations on the theme “Children’s Librarians are Experts in… ”  Focusing on ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries, we hope to feature guest posts in December from active children’s librarians about how they demonstrate their children’s librarian expertise.

Blogger Mary R. Voors

It’s time for the ALSC Institute! #alsc18 #act4kids

Hundreds of children’s librarians are now in Cincinnati, Ohio for the ALSC 2018 National Institute. Held every other year, this year’s National Institute offers a wide variety of programs, keynotes, vendors, “Big Ideas” sessions and many opportunities to network with other children’s librarians. Are you #leftbehind and wish you knew what was going on at the Institute? We’ve got you covered! Eight participants have agreed to live blog from the Institute. They are: Elizabeth Serrano Evan Kendrick Gretchen Schulz Julie Crabb Kim Engle Lisa Mulvenna Maria Schmitt Mary Schreiber Check back often to see what’s going on in Cincinnati, and don’t forget to follow #alsc18 and #act4kids on social media. This post addresses ALSC Core Competency: VII. Professionalism and Professional Development

Blogger Mary R. Voors

Help! We Are Looking for Live Bloggers to Report on the 2018 ALSC National Institute

In just over one month, the 2018 ALSC National Institute will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s theme is All Aboard! Embracing Advocacy & Inclusion. Are you one of the lucky people who managed to get registered for this two and a half day National Institute before it was sold out? The ALSC Blog would love your help!