ALSC White Papers

The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children

The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children white paper explores the critical role libraries play in helping children make cross-cultural connections and develop skills necessary to function in a culturally pluralistic society. This white paper, written for the Association for Library Service to Children by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, was adopted by ALSC's Board of Directors on April 5, 2014.

The Importance of Play in Early Literacy

As part of the partnership with LEGO® DUPLO®, ALSC is committed to examining the role of play in early literacy.  This web resource provides programming ideas, a librarian toolkit, and a white paper that addresses the importance of play in the lives of young children.  This white paper, written for the Association for Library Service to Children by Sue McCleaf Nespeca, was adopted by ALSC's Board of Directors on September 10, 2012.