Student sessions

From 2013-2015, ALSC offered free, one-hour webinar workshops, hosted by ALSC Membership Committee. These sessions were directed specifically at students, but open to all members and non-members with an interest in children's library services.

Archived student sessions

The following sessions have been archived and are available to any member or non-member with an interest in children's library services:


How to Put the Library in STEM
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 @ 4pm Eastern/3pm Central - New time!
Instructors: Emily Bredberg is a school librarian at Lakeside Elementary in Coppell, TX. Alicia Montgomery is a school librarian at Town Center Elementary in Coppell, TX.


Livin' the Dream: Life as a Collection Development Librarian
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 @ 6pm Eastern
Instructors: Christine Scheper is the Children's Materials Specialist at Queens (NY) Library and Mary Schreiber is the Youth Collection Development Specialist at Cuyahoga (OH) Country Public Library.

Youth Library Fundraising: Paying for Your MLIS and Your Library Programs
Monday, May 19, 2014 
Instructors: Naphtali Faris is the Early Literacy Manager at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library and Cheryl Lee is the Senior Children's Librarian at the Palo Alto (Calif.) City Library.
ALSC New Member Forum
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 
Instructors: Amanda Roberson is the Assistant Branch Manager at the St. Mary's County Public Library in Lexington, Md. and  chair of the ALSC Membership Committee. Dan Bostrom is the Membership and Marketing Manager for ALSC.

Create a Personal Learning Network That Works For You
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 
Instructors: Cory Eckert is a Librarian III with the Houston (TX) Public Library. Kendra Jones is a Children’s Librarian at the Vancouver Community Library, part of the Fort Vancouver (WA) Regional Library District. Amy Koester is the Children’s Librarian at the Corporate Parkway Branch Library of the St. Charles (MO) City-County Library District.


New to the Children’s Library: What I Didn't Learn in Library School
November 20, 2013 
Instructors: Katrina Hartz Taylor is the Arlington Hills Library Manager for the Saint Paul Public Library in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Eileen Makoff is the Library Media Specialist at PS 90 Edna Cohen School, an elementary school in Brooklyn, NY
Balancing Social Media: How to Separate Your Library’s Facebook Page From Your Own
September 16, 2013
Instructor: Joella Peterson is a Youth Services Librarian at the South Jordan Library, part of the Salt Lake County (UT) Library System. She also serves on the SLCL Social Media Committee, the SLCL Kids Website Content Committee, the ALSC Quicklist Committee, the YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Committee, and the YALSA Book Wholesalers Grant Jury.

Internships/Practicums: How to Turn Them Into a Job!
May 29, 2013
Instructors: Naphtali Faris is the Early Literacy Manager at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library. Cheryl Lee is the Senior Children's Librarian at the Palo Alto (Calif.) City Library.

City Librarian, Country Librarian: Successful Practices in Children’s Librarianship in Urban and Rural Settings
February 26, 2013 
Instructors: Amy Sears is the Head of Youth Services at the Teaneck (N.J.) Public Library. Angie Manfredi is the Head of Youth Services, Los Alamos County Library System in Los Alamos, NM.