Guest Blogger

Take the ALSC Emerging Leader Team Survey!

ALSC’s 2017 Emerging Leaders Team invites you to take a three minute survey to help them in studying the potential for new pathways to library leadership for youth and school librarians. Leadership for this survey is defined as the career roles of manager, director, supervisor, etc. The team will present its research and findings in a paper to be released in late June. The survey submission deadline is April 7. Complete the survey. ************************************************************************* Our guest blogger today is Tori Ann Ogawa. Tori is a Children’s Librarian and Harold W. McGraw Jr. Fellow at the Darien Library in Darien, CT. Tori is also a member of the 2017 ALSC Emerging Leaders team. If you’d like to write a guest post for the ALSC Blog, please contact Mary Voors, ALSC Blog manager, at

ALSC Board

ALSC Award Confidentiality: Let us know what you think!

For decades many ALSC book and media award committees have observed time-honored confidentiality policies. The question has been brought to the ALSC Board: For research purposes, should there be a designated statute of limitations on these confidentiality policies? That’s a big question to think about, and we want your input!  Please complete the following survey by Wednesday, May 18: Let us know what you think!

Blogger Dan Bostrom

Take the Communications & Messaging Survey

This fall, ALSC is performing a survey to measure the preferences and awareness of members in regards to communication, publications, and messaging. The survey measures opinions in regards to: Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC ALSC Matters! newsletter Everyday Advocacy Matters newsletter ALSC Blog ALSC’s social media accounts general ALSC messaging and marketing The 2015 ALSC Communication & Messaging Survey is open for participation. The survey consists of 28 questions and should take about 15 minutes to complete. Survey results will help ALSC measure the impact of its communications and messaging on our members and inform future communications decision-making. The survey will close on Friday, October 23, 2015. Image courtesy of ALSC


Young Children, New Media and Libraries Survey

In order to examine how libraries incorporate different kinds of new media devices into their branches and programming; we ask for your participation in the Young Children, New Media and Libraries Survey prior to Monday, August 18, 2014. Participation in this survey will help us better understand the scope, challenges, and next steps for libraries regarding new media use. We would like one librarian from your branch who is able to answer questions regarding your library’s use of new media to complete this survey. Survey link: The survey includes 9 questions and we anticipate it will take no longer than 10-15 minutes to complete. Additional information regarding this survey can be found online: This survey was created in partnership with, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of ALA, and the University of Washington. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact…