Friends of ALSC

Become a Friend of ALSC today!

2015 Donors
[12/1/14 through 11/30/15]

Our mission

Friends of ALSC was created to ensure excellence in the Association's traditional programs and services and to support growth in new directions as our profession meets the exciting challenges of the 21st century.

Areas of support

As a Friend of ALSC you can choose to support one or more of these initiatives at the core of ALSC's mission:
  • Professional Development - Support opportunities for all members to grow through grants, scholarships, web-based learning and training through new technologies.
  • Early Literacy Projects - Support early literacy initiatives, guaranteeing ALSC's place in the forefront of our nation's literacy campaigns.
  • Innovative Conference Programs and Institutes - Support creative, practical programs and institutes to meet the ever-changing needs of both new and veteran members.
  • 21st Century Challenges - Support ALSC's efforts to attract and retain members, address intellectual freedom and equity of access issues, create public awareness campaigns, and pursue diversity in the membership.

Organizational support

The Friends of ALSC support the work of members and celebrate opportunities to grow as professionals. In that vein, the Friends of ALSC lend their support to scholarships and contest such as:
  • Banquet Ticket Giveaway - Become a Friend of ALSC before Friday, May 1, 2015 and you are eligible to win a banquet ticket to the 2015 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. Individuals who have donated since June 30, 2014 are already eligible and need not donate again. 
  • Institute Scholarships - In 2014, the Friends of ALSC are sponsored two scholarships for ALSC members to attend the 2014 ALSC National Institute in Oakland, Calif. These scholarships include registration and a $1,000 stipend to cover the costs of travel and loding. Applications are due May 30, 2014. 


By donating to Friends of ALSC you are supporting programs and services that impact children around the country. ALA and ALSC offer donors a number of great options for how to give.


The Friends of ALSC enjoy generous support from member of ALSC as well as non-members. Learn more about how ALSC recognizes donors.
If you're interested in giving, please find the Donate section of the Friends of ALSC site where you can learn more about making your donation. See  the current Friends of ALSC donors.

Annual Report

Every year, the Friends of ALSC produce an annual report which highlights the group's activities and events. For more information, please see the downloadable PDFs below.