The core purpose of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is creating a better future for children through libraries. Donate to ALSC now and help us strengthen library and information services to children.
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.
Designating a gift to ALSC through your charitable plans provides meaningful, ongoing support for library service to children while offering financial benefits to the donor. Learn more about how your generous gift will help ALSC advance its core mission here.
Help support individuals pursuing a master’s or advanced degree in children’s librarianship. Currently funds, on an annual basis, two $8,000 scholarships and two ALSC Spectrum Scholars.
ALSC Spectrum Scholarship
Ellen Fader, ALSC past-president (2005-2006), has provided a generous donation to the Spectrum Scholarship for a sixth year. Her contribution will support a student through the 2019-2020 school term. Scholarship recipients will be named in June 2019. Many thanks to Ellen for her generous donation and continued support of and commitment to increasing diversity in the profession.
ALSC Melcher Scholarship
Help support individuals pursuing a master’s or advanced degree in children’s librarianship. Currently funds, on an annual basis, two $7,500 scholarships and two ALSC Spectrum Scholars.
How to donate
Donate by check or credit card
Please send a check or credit card information with a cover letter to: ALSC Executive Director, ALA/ALSC, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.