ALSC Board

ALSC is Thinking of You and Asking for Your Strategies in Coping with COVID-19

Dear ALSC Members and Friends, The ALSC staff and board would like you to know that we are thinking of all you as you work in your libraries, schools, and communities.  Children, families and caregivers look to you in your role as knowledge dispensers, not keepers, for up-to-date information about how to deal with many challenges in their lives, not just the COVID-19 outbreak.  You have personal connections to millions of library users and I want to thank you for your tireless work each and every day in helping make their lives better through information, connection and services.

Awards & Scholarships

Get Your Tickets to the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture

ALSC and the Santa Barbara Public Library System announced that tickets for the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Pat Mora are now available. The lecture, titled “Bookjoy! ¡Alegría en los libros!,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Santa Barbara City College’s Garvin theatre. Required tickets are free for the lecture and must be obtained through the Santa Barbara Public Library System. To learn more about acquiring tickets and event details, please visit the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture website. Hotel information is available on the Arbuthnot website. About Pat Mora Pioneering author and literacy advocate Pat Mora has written more than three dozen books for young people that represent the Mexican American experience. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Mora grew up bilingual and bicultural. With degrees in English and speech, she was a teacher and university administrator before…

Author Spotlight

Get Your Tickets for the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture

ALSC and the Santa Barbara Public Library System announced that tickets for the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Pat Mora are now available. The lecture, titled “Bookjoy! ¡Alegría en los libros!,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Santa Barbara City College’s Garvin theatre. Required tickets are free for the lecture and must be obtained through the Santa Barbara Public Library System. To learn more about acquiring tickets and event details, please visit the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture website. Hotel information is available on the Arbuthnot website. About Pat Mora Pioneering author and literacy advocate Pat Mora has written more than three dozen books for young people that represent the Mexican American experience. Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Mora grew up bilingual and bicultural. With degrees in English and speech, she was a teacher and university administrator before…

Blogger Dan Bostrom

Apply to Host the 2016 Arbuthnot Lecture with Pat Mora

ALSC and the 2016 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2016 event featuring award-winning children’s book author and pioneering literacy advocate Pat Mora. The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event, announced at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, in which an author, critic, librarian, historian or teacher of children’s literature presents a paper that makes a significant contribution to the field. A library school, department of education in a college or university or a children’s library system may be considered. The lecture is administered by ALSC. Applications are due Friday, May 15, 2015. Information about host site responsibilities is included in the application materials. The lecture traditionally is held in April or early May. In January, Pat Mora was selected by the Arbuthnot Lecture Committee to speak in 2016. “Mora’s commitment to literacy for all children of all backgrounds motivated…

Guest Blogger

The Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, Featuring Brian Selznick

Greetings, colleagues! I want to invite you to visit Washington, D.C. this spring. Azaleas, moonlit walks to the Lincoln Memorial, and Brian Selznick—does it get any better?! I’m sure you know that Brian is giving this year’s prestigious May Hill Arbuthnot lecture. His topic is Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children’s Books. Sure to be provocative as well as entertaining, the event takes place on Friday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library. Doors open at 6:00 pm. The lecture is free, but tickets are required. Visit dclibrary.org/selznick for everything you need to know, from a special hotel rate to evening logistics. Bring the family! On Saturday, DC Public Library will host “A Visit with Brian Selznick” at 2:00 pm. Children may learn about his life and work during the Q&A and will then have a rare opportunity…