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“Hope and keep busy”—Abba May Alcott
Libraries from Now On: Public Support Is Key
Thank You to Our Most Recent Donors
Friends of ALSC
Heidi K. Hammond
Michael P. Santangelo
Pura Belpé Award Endowment
Cathryn M. Mercier
Director, The Center for the Study of Children's Literature
ALSC Membership: 27 years
Where did you attend university?
I completed my undergraduate BA degree with a major in psychology (and lots of specialized coursework in mathematics and philosophy) at Mount Holyoke College. I completed my Master of Arts in Children’s Literature at Simmons, where I also completed a Master of Philosophy in English. I pursued doctoral work in the University Professors Program at Boston University because I wanted a cross-disciplinary PhD that would allow me to focus on the images of the child in American children’s picture books across social movements in the United States. My PhD is in Children’s Literature and involved a wide swath of courses from art, literature, history, sociology, and psychology, among others.
Putting Through the Pages
Celebrate the Moon on September 6 -- Have Your Library Join the Party
Exhibit Explores Technology's Impact on Books
2014 President's Program
2014 ALSC National Institute - Register by June 30 and Save!
Flying Solo: How Ruth Elder Soared into America's Heart, written by Julie Cummins, author and reviewer, New York, is one of the ten books chosen for ALA's 2014 Amelia Bloomer Project Award. The award, administered by the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, acknowledges well written and illustrated books with significant feminist content, intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old. Flying Solo was illustrated by Malene R. Laugesen and published by Roaring Brook in 2013. Congratulations, Julie!
ALSC Welcomes New Staff Member
New White Paper - Importance of Diversity in Library Programs, Collections for Children
Arbuthnot Lecture Updates
Friends of ALSC Institute Scholarship
Every Child Ready to Read® for Spanish–Speaking Communities
On the Road with ALSC
Día Grant Winners
- Contra Costa County Library – Pittsburg (Calif.) Library - “Anyone Can Dream – A Celebration of African American Poetry”(April 26, 2014)
- Seminole County Public Library, Casselberry, Fla. - “Dress, Drums, and Dance – Interactive Día Program with an African American Focus” (April 10 – 30, 2014)
Free Webinar on Common Core State Standards
Resources for Serving Young Adults
Take the ‘work’ out of your workshop! Let YALSA's Young Adults Deserve the Best curriculum kits help you organize tech training for your library or take some of the mystery out of teen behavior with ready-to-use training modules that can be combined into a full day’s training, or split into multiple one-hour individual sessions. View a free demo and order your kits today!
New Videos to Support Advocacy Efforts
"Can Babies Learn to Read?" Research Results Published
Matching Grants Available from Libri Foundation
Toronto Is New Home to IBBY Collection
New Children's Choice Award in Iowa
2014 Golden Kite/Fleischman Awards