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.

ALSC Member Profile

Meet Katie Connelly – ALSC’s Award Coordinator

Earlier this year, Katie Connelly joined the ALSC staff as Awards Coordinator. Here is your chance to learn a bit more about Katie through a series of questions. What do you do, and how long have you been doing it? I’m the new Awards Coordinator at ALSC! I’ve been here for five months and am enjoying learning the ins and outs of the role and being a part of this awesome team! Do you prefer to read newspapers in paper or online? Most of the time I read the news online. But there’s something really nice about starting a weekend morning off with a newspaper and a cup of coffee in hand. Is there a book which you love to read over and over again? What is it? A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. One of my teachers had our class read it in 7th grade, and it has ‘haunted…

ALA Annual 2019

Live Blogging from the ALA Annual Conference #alaac19

The American Library Association Annual Conference is underway. Are you #alscleftbehind and unable to make it to Washington, DC? Are you wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on? We’ve got you covered! Check the ALSC Blog for all kinds of information about what’s happening at ALA; live bloggers have volunteered to report on topics of interest from the Conference.

Administrative and Management Skills

Christine Caputo: 2019-20 ALSC Vice President/President Elect Candidate

In an effort to help ALSC members make an informed decision before they vote, the blog posts this morning and this afternoon consist of interviews with the candidates for ALSC 2019-20 Vice President/President-Elect, Kirby McCurtis and Christine Caputo. Each candidate was given ten questions and submitted written answers. This afternoon’s interview is with Christine Caputo.