Join Me for the Virtual Institute
The Virtual Institute kicks off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Kathleen Gallagher (photo at left) on children in poverty, social justice, and libraries. Dr. Gallagher is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina’s School of Education and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Dr. Gallagher’s cutting-edge Big Ideas Session is supported by the Carole D. Fiore ALSC Leadership Fund. The nine additional programming presentations are each 75 minutes in length on a range of topics including advocacy, early literacy, story times, media mentorship, STEM programming, and inclusive children’s literature. So much exhilarating education and information will be packed into just two days—September 15 and 16! You won’t even have to take notes; another benefit for Institute attendees is that all Institute programming will be recorded for on-demand viewing and available for one year following the event.
Councilor’s Report – Annual Conference
- Policy Monitoring Committee (Vicky L. Crone, Chair)
- Committee on Organization (Susan Considine, Chair)
- International Relations Committee (Leslie B. Burger, Chair)
- Constitution and Bylaws Committee (James Rettig, Chair)
- Freedom to Read Foundation (Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., President)
- Conference Accessibility Task Force (Mike Marlin and Christopher J. Corrigan, Co-Chairs)
- Intellectual Freedom Committee (Pamela R. Klipsch, Chair)
- Committee on Legislation (Dr. Ann Dutton Ewbank, Chair)
- Resolution Calling Upon Libraries to Build More Inclusive Communities
- Resolution in Support of the Professional Cataloging Processes and Determinations of the Library of Congress
- User-Generated Content in Library Discovery Systems: An Interpretation of the ALA Library Bill of Rights
- Religion in American Libraries: An Interpretation of the ALA Library Bill of Rights
- Resolution Urging Immediate Ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled
- Resolution on Equity for School Libraries for the Department of Education Making Rules for ESSA
- Resolution on Equity for All in School Libraries
- Resolution on Gun Violence Affecting Libraries, Library Workers, and Library Patrons
- Resolution Concerning the Creation of the Deaf Culture Digital Library
- Resolution Concerning the Role of Chapters in the American Library Association
- Resolution on ALA Support for Spectrum Scholarship Program
- Ned Vizzini
- John Ganly
- Naomi Kietzke Young
- Orvin Lee Shiflett
- Richard Sweeney
- Dolores Bullock Owen
- Trudy Seidel Jaques
- Larry Romans
- Charles Weld Robinson
- Victims of the Pulse Nightclub Shootings
- Resolution Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Video Round Table (VRT)
- Resolution Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs
- Resolution Thanking Mary Alice Baish for Her Service as the 30th GPO Superintendent of Documents
- Resolution of Appreciation to Congressional Champions for Support of School Libraries and School Librarians in the Every Student Succeeds Act
2016 Banquet Supporters
ALSC sincerely thanks all of Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet sponsors! It was a truly fabulous night!
Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency
HarperCollins Children's Books
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Penguin Young Readers
Disney Book Group
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Thank You to Our Friends Donors
Friends of ALSC
Neal and Paula Holmes
Jean B. Bellavance
Celebrating colleagues with 25 years of ALSC membership
Branch Manager and Early Literacy Coordinator
Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne, Indiana
ALSC membership: 25 years
(Editor's note: And, yes, Carla Hayden was named Librarian of Congress since the writing of this piece!)
Hopeful, creative, worried
Celebrating ALSC's 75 Years with Voices of ALSC
Improved Outcomes for Spanish-Speaking Kindergartners
Scanning at the OPAC: Support for Accelerated Reader
- Search for the title in our catalog
- Select the correct title from the results
- Scroll down to the notes field of the record
- Share the AR level, points for the book, or Lexile level
- Repeat these steps for additional titles
ALSC Mini Institute: Build. Believe. Become.
South Carolina to Host 2017 Arbuthnot
October Conference: Dare to Disrupt!
Illinois Youth Services Institute
Youth Services is undergoing a profound transformation, as libraries continue to evolve and redefine their roles in the community. The two-day Illinois Youth Services Institute, scheduled for March 10-11, 2017, in Springfield, Illinois, will bring together children and teen services staff to share and experience best practices during these times of change. Formal sessions, vendor exhibits, and hands-on learning, combined with networking opportunities, will create a dynamic and collaborative learning environment for all.
Save the Date: 2017 REFORMA Conference
Save the date for REFORMA's National Conference VI (RNC-VI) in San Juan, Puerto Rico on September 7-9, 2017. Learn more about the event at the REFORMA website.
ALSC Reps Sought for IFLA Sections
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Section on Libraries for Children & Young Adults
- International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions’ (IFLA) Section on Literacy & Reading
Applications Open for ALA/ALSC Reps to USBBY
ALSC Virtual Institute Coming Soon!
Fall Online Courses from ALSC
Media Awards & Notables - Send Us Your Suggestions
Help Us Award Our Members
Award Acceptance Remarks Available
Call for Suggestions – “Reading Up” Book List
- Titles for Kindergartners/1st graders reading at a 3rd grade level
- Titles for 2nd/3rd graders reading at a 5th grade level
- Titles for 4th/5th graders reading at a 7th grade level
Engaging Families in Learning
- Reach Out: Libraries reach out to families to promote the programs, collections, and services that are vital in a knowledge economy.
- Raise Up: Libraries elevate family views and voices in how library programs and services are developed and carried out.
- Reinforce: Libraries guide and model the specific actions that family members can take to support learning, reaffirming families’ important roles and strengthening feelings of efficacy.
- Relate: Libraries offer opportunities for families to build peer-to-peer relationships, social networks, and parent-child relationships.
- Reimagine: Libraries are expanding their community partnerships; combining resources and extending their range; improving children’s and families’ well-being; and linking to new learning opportunities.