Professionalism and Professional Development

Making the Most of Your Membership

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:…

Guest Blogger

Contribute to Children and Libraries

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. 

Administrative and Management Skills

Overwhelmed By: Researching Your Community

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.

Blogger Amy Steinbauer

Royal Picks: Book Recommendations Fit For A Princess

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.