ALSC hosts regular online discussion sessions for members called Community Forums. These forums are held on Zoom. During the forum participants can chat live with members of the ALSC Board, ALSC President, fellow ALSC members, and presenters. Members who cannot participate in the live chat can submit questions via email (Elizabeth Serrano, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Twitter (use the hashtag #alscforum). A transcript is also provided after the chat is finished.
Topic: 2018 Young Children, New Media, and Libraries survey and Digital Media Awards [archive available to members and non-members]
Topic: Library Services to Immigrant and Refugee Families & ALSC Library Service to Special Populations Toolkit
Access the recorded webcast from October 2018*
Topic: Doing ALA Differently: An ALSC Conversation
Access the recorded webcast from April 2018*
Topic: Inclusive Spaces and Services for Children of All Abilities
Access the recorded webcast from January 2018*
Topic: Social Justice Practice in Youth Librarianship
Access the recorded webcast from August 2017*
Topic: digital literacy, digital citizenship for children in libraries
Access the recorded webcast from March 2017*
Topic: summer reading & learning
Access the recorded webcast from February 2016
Topic: ALSC Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries
Access the recorded webcast from November 2015 *
Topic: media mentorship
Access the recorded webcast from June 2015 *
Topic: Online Day of Diversity Forum
Access the recorded webcast from the 2015 Online Day of Diversity Forum (open to the public)
Topic: value of youth library service
Access the recorded webcast from July 2014 *
Topic: adding STEAM to summer reading
Access the recorded webcasts from April 28 and 30 *
Topic: the impact of poverty on library use by children
Access the recorded webcasts from March 2014 *
ALSC Community Forums hosted between 2011-2013 are also available for viewing. Forums held in 2011-2012 were hosted via text chat in ALA Connect. 2013 forums were held in Adobe Connect. ALA log-in is required to access all prior forums.
Accessing Upcoming Forums
Prior to the forum, ALSC members will receive an email with a URL link to register for the forum. Gmail users: please check your "Promotions" tab. Many ALSC emails go to this filter, so please check for it there. Only ALSC current ALSC members will have access to register for the forum.
- Prior to the forum, ALSC members will receive an email with a URL link to register for the forum. You will receive a confirmation email from Zoom on accessing the forum via web or dialing in.
- Participants will be allowed to enter the room 5 minutes prior to the start time.
- Emails will only be sent to personal ALSC members. As these forums are a benefit to members, ALSC asks that you do not share the link with anyone else.
- If you do not receive an email from ALSC, please contact the ALSC office, by phone, 800-545-2433 ext 2163 or by email, email@example.com