ALA Annual 2016

So you think you want to volunteer for YALSA…

If you think YALSA as opposed to ALA is a softer option for volunteering your professional, think again!  These people are dedicated.  Youth services is a calling and so is throwing your hat in the proverbial ring.  It’s a ring not of doom, but a multi-ring circus, and your committee chair is the ringmaster. But wait!  Don’t walk away yet!  There is hope for the more casual contributor.  And indeed some of the smaller, less time-consuming contributions may in fact lead to bigger and better things.

ALSC Online Courses

Upcoming ALSC Online Learning

Online Courses Explore new ideas and great library thinking with ALSC online courses! ALSC is offering four great options including three CEU-certified courses. All courses are offered asynchronously (self-directed) meaning you won’t need to logon at a specific time. Learn new youth library-specific skills at a pace that’s comfortable and convenient. Courses start Monday, April 6, 2015. Children with Disabilities in the Library 6 weeks, April 6 – May 15, 2015, CEU Certified Course, 3 CEUs Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy 4 weeks, April 6 – May 1, 2015, CEU Certified Course, 1.2 CEUs Storytelling with Puppets 4 weeks, April 6 – May 1, 2015, CEU Certified Course, 2.2 CEUs Webinars Because life in a library moves fast, ALSC webinars are the perfect solution for someone who wants and needs educational information but doesn’t have a lot of time or resources.  These short (one to two…

ALSC Online Courses

You Would Be a Great Online Learning Instructor!

The great part about a professional association is that it brings together some of the best minds of one field. We have members doing some pretty incredible things. We also have members who would love to know about those incredible things that their peers are doing. The ALSC Education Committee is adding to ALSC’s online course and webinar offerings. If you are interested in teaching a course or webinar, please fill out an Online Education Proposal. How does it work? We’ll for starters you’ll need an idea or topic that you’d like to work with. Then we’ll ask you to provide a few things like: title description learning outcomes target audience course level and prerequsitites instructor bio You’ll also be asked to submit a few things that will help us get to know you: copy of your resume teaching references course syllabus (only for online courses) So what’s the compensation…

Blogger Public Awareness Committee

Get Ready for Dí­a!

What celebration are children’s librarians across the United State getting ready for on April 30th that involves families, fun, food and of course, books? Although every day is an opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading, El dí­a de los niños/ El dí­a de los libros (Children’s Day/ Book Day), founded in 1996 by Latino children’s author Pat Mora, “Dí­a” is a wonderful way for libraries to reach out to their community and emphasize the importance of advocating literacy to children of all backgrounds. In addition, Dí­a connects them to different cultures through books, craft activities and recipes.  Your celebration can be as small as promoting Dí­a at a storytime with a bookmark making craft or as large as an evening event with a special guest such as an author or storyteller. To get started with some excellent ideas, check out the Dí­a Facebook page or the Dí­a Pinterest account….


Double Your Dí­a Resources!

Think of how exciting your Dí­a event will be after you take the ALSC webinar, Dí­a 101 and add a new Dí­a book to your collection! ALSC is offering a $5 discount for Jeanette Larson’s book, El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros: Building a Culture of Literacy in Your Community through Dí­a. This discount is only available for those who sign up Dí­a 101. The book, which will be available starting Friday, April 1, 2011 from the ALA Store is a great resource for librarians interested in the history and practice of Dí­a. Dí­a 101: Everything you need to know about celebrating El dí­a de los niños/El dí­a de los libros takes place on Friday, April 1 @ 1 PM CST. Taught by Beatriz Pascual Wallace, this hour-long webinar will help prepare you for your April 30 celebration. Spots are still available, but hurry!