Keeping up with our #Newbery100 celebration, here are upcoming #Newbery100 happenings you won’t want to miss!
September arrived, and with it, the haste of the new school year! Students are back in the classrooms; and at our libraries. After a long hiatus from the rush of in-person/on-site programming and services, how ready are we to welcome them back?
Now more than ever, we are looking to make connections and feel inspired. Personally, I’m feeling this way in regards to my own connections with families at work and in my own relationships with colleagues and friends. As my work setting feels smaller, the more I look to ALSC and the greater library world to inspire me in my work. Committees and conferences are a great way to build community but I have found there are many other ways to make the most of your membership. No matter if you are doing committee work now, taking a break, or haven’t had the chance to serve, there are many other ways to grow and connect. ALSC workshops and webinars: Is there a topic you would like to learn more about? Maybe advocacy, programming, community outreach, or collection development? Check out upcoming workshops (including a course called “The Library in the Middle:…
Have you done something cool at your library? Coordinated a research project with implications to youth librarianship? Have something to say but not sure where to share it? Look no further than Children and Libraries, the quarterly journal published by ALSC. Children and Libraries (affectionately called CAL) is always on the lookout for articles of interest to ALSC members. Have you done something cool at your library? Coordinated a research project with implications to youth librarianship? Have something to say but not sure where to share it? Look no further than Children and Libraries, the quarterly journal published by ALSC. Children and Libraries (affectionately called CAL) is always on the lookout for articles of interest to ALSC members.
Reaching traditionally marginalized or underserved communities is overwhelming. We don’t want to make this work look easy; it truly isn’t. However, we believe library staff at all levels can do this work with the right tools and support. This year, we’re bridging the gap between tangible resources and getting started. Today, we’ll focus on researching your community.
World Kid Lit Month is an annual celebration of world literature for children and teens, especially fiction and nonfiction translated to English from other languages.
Is it time for a “sabbatical” to recharge your experiences at work? You should consider applying for the Bechtel Fellowship. Note the change in terms. It is now for study “up to four weeks” and prorated at $1,000 per week up to $4,000.
Children’s librarians hear a lot about princesses. “Do you have any princess books?”, “My child will only read princess books”, “Princesses books are silly, I need a real book for my child.” We can answer most of these questions pretty easily. But what about the harder question, what books would you recommend to a princess? Below are some picture book recommendations that I believe princesses might enjoy.