Blogger Elizabeth Serrano

Sharing Our Impact #wearealsc

ALSC Annual Report Cover Squares

Members of the Association for Library Service to Children engage communities to build healthy, successful futures for all children. This is ALSC’s vision statement, but what does the work look like to achieve it? We recently published our 2019-2020 Annual Report, which covers our Association’s work from September 2019 – August 2020 (fiscal year 2020). This report includes a message from 2019 – 2020 ALSC President, Cecilia McGowan, strategic plan progress, initiatives, and much more! It’s a 20-page wrap-up of important activity, and each year I’m amazed at the amount of work accomplished by our members and staff in fulfilling our vision. Below, I’ve highlighted two sections from this report, but I hope you’ll explore the report in full and share it with others. Membership and Involvement At the time of publication of this report, March 2020 membership statistics showed ALSC having 3,932 total members. Since then, estimates show we…

ALA Midwinter 2019

A New Year of ALSC Opportunities

Illustration credit: Happy New Year! Let me be among the first to wish each and everyone of you a happy, healthy, safe, productive, and peaceful 2019! The first day of the year is always a great opportunity to reflect upon the past year and look ahead to the future. We’ve had an eventful year at ALSC in 2018 and look forward to a new year with stronger involvement from our members as we work to engage communities to build healthy, successful, futures for all children. 2018 Highlights Many of the highlights from the past year can be found in the most recent ALSC 2017-2018 annual report published in late December 2018. The period for the report is the fiscal year September 2017 through August 2018. A few other ALSC highlights from the past year include: A bold new logo representing the continued growth of our organization A memorable 2018…

Blogger Mary R. Voors

2014 was a great year for the ALSC Blog!

Thanks to our incredible group of regular ALSC Bloggers, representatives from ALSC committees, and over 100 guest bloggers, 559 posts were shared — an average of 46 posts per month — on the ALSC Blog last year. These posts included: • Programming ideas • Steam & Stem information • Member profiles • Ideas about displays • Live blogging from ALA Midwinter 2014, ALA Annual, PLA, and the ALSC Institute • Information about children and technology • Storytime ideas • Día • Working with tweens • Advocacy • and MORE! The Blog enjoyed continued growth in the past year. In comparing 2014 to 2013, The number of users increased by 10.12% (159,651 vs 144,982) The number of pageviews increased by 13.71% (367,543 vs 323,238) The number of sessions increased by 7.60% (227,042 vs 211,014) The most popular post in 2014 was one which was originally posted in 2012 and written by ALSC…