Friends of ALSC
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:
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.
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:
- Institute Scholarships - In 2014, the Friends of ALSC are sponsoring 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.
- ALSC Blog Photo Contest - To help celebrate the creativity of ALSC members, the Friends of ALSC partnered with the ALSC Blog to host a photo contest. Over 500 readers submitted votes for 12 ALSC member-submitted photos. Based on the voting, four members were awarded tickets to the 2014 Newbery-Caldecott Banquet and four members were awarded $50 Barnes & Noble gift certificates.
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.Learn more about how to give to ALSC.
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.
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.