Priority Group I - Child Advocacy


To identify, evaluate and make recommendations on issues, legislation and services concerning children on the local, state and national levels. 1. Early childhood programs and services, 2. Intellectual freedom, 3. Legislation, 4. Library service to special population children and their caregivers, 5. Public awareness, and 6. School age programs and service.


Mr. Matthew J. McLain (Consultant, July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2018)

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Priority Group I consists of one consultant appointed from the ALSC membership at large, serving a 2-year term.


Established in 1975 at the request of the ALSC Board of Directors.

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