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  1. New to the Children’s Library

    Regardless of whether your first library job is in a public library or a school, your first few weeks will bring new opportunities and challenges that no one ever told you about in library school.  We learned the hard way. We’ll tell you about it, so that ...

    DRUDE - 03/26/2014 - 14:38 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  2. The Myth of Busy Summers

    Youth librarians serve kids, parents, and advocates all year long By Linda W. Braun When library staff members serving youth tell me how much busier they are when school is out for the summer (and in preparing for students’ vacation time), it makes me a l ...

    bgoldberg - 06/23/2014 - 11:44 - 6 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Get to Know the Caldecott Winners

    Join this curated documentary with ALSC Past President and Caldecott expert Kathleen Horning as she shares stories about some of the winning books and illustrators while we watch and listen to a handful of films and audio interviews with the winning illus ...

    JNAJDUCH - 05/23/2014 - 11:56 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  4. What's After Storytime: Programming for Children and Tweens With Autism

    Many libraries are now offering preschool storytimes adapted to meet the needs of young children with autism, but fewer libraries have programs for elementary and middle school age children with this disability. With the autism incidence presently at 1 in ...

    DRUDE - 03/04/2014 - 15:08 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  5. School Library Ebook Business Models

    Creating licensing partnerships that work By Christopher Harris, Ric Hasenyager, and Carrie Russell Much attention has been paid to library lending, the availability of ebook titles that public libraries can purchase, and the business models associated wi ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Getting to the Core: Librarians and Common Core State Standards

    The common core state standards (CCSS) bring three key shifts to English language arts/literacy (ELA) curricula: regular practice with complex text and its academic language; reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from text, both literary and ...

    JNAJDUCH - 03/04/2014 - 16:16 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  7. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs Made Easy

    Our children are lagging behind in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  Schools have begun to concentrate on providing better education in these areas and now libraries are being asked to provide the same.  Learn how to provide ...

    JNAJDUCH - 04/17/2014 - 10:13 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  8. Libraries Find Success in Crowdfunding

    By Megan Cottrell When the Northlake (Ill.) Public Library District wanted to grow its popular graphic novel collection and add a fun element to attract young adults, the staff decided to dream big—really big. As in 9-feet-tall-and-green kind of big. Staf ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  9. Summer Science @your Library

    With a “Fizz, Boom, READ!” theme for the 2014 Collaborative Summer Reading Program and a steady rise in school STEM programs, now is the pefect time to increase summer science activities in public libraries. Learn how one library has expanded a traditiona ...

    JNAJDUCH - 03/06/2014 - 15:26 - Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

  10. Keeping Kids in Stitches

    By Beverly Goldberg Youngsters learn how to navigate a sewing machine courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library’s Lorain branch “Sew Lorain Kids” program. Debuting this past fall, the low-tech drop-in maker class has students producing finger puppets, lunc ...

    bgoldberg - 05/21/2014 - 15:53 - 2 comments - American Libraries Magazine

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