Friends of ALSC

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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:

Institute Scholarships
The Friends of ALSC awarded two scholarships to the 2012 ALSC National Institute in Indianapolis, Ind. The two scholarship winners were Joella Peterson and Amanda Struckmeyer. The scholarships were awarded in in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians.

ALSC eBadge Contest
In 2012, the Friends of ALSC and the ALSC Membership Committee partnered to offer an ALSC eBadge Contest. The contest winner was Krista Welz, who designed the ALSC eBadge which garnered the most votes in a poll on the ALSC Blog. Welz won a Book and a Nook which was donated by the Friends of ALSC.

Annual Raffle
At the 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, the Friends of ALSC contributed a Nook and a Book to the ALSC Raffle. Over 300 people participated in the raffle. The winner was Susan Pina from the Orange County (Calif.) Public Library.


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.

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.

2012 Annual Report.
2013 Annual Report