Join ALSC members across the country for our free, one-hour virtual workshops. Held quarterly, these are free webinars are hosted by the ALSC Membership Committee and directed specifically at students, but open to all members and non-members with an interest in children's library services.
Upcoming student sessions
Internships/Practicums: How to Turn Them Into a Job!
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 5pm Central
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.
Two ALSC members discuss the ins and outs of library internships and practicums. Learn more about:
- Should you consider taking an Internship/Practicum
- How to choose the right Internships/Practicum
- Pay vs. Unpaid Internships- which one is better
- How to make the most of your time (during the internship/practicum)
- What happens if you don’t like your internship/practicum or don’t like your supervisor
- How to turn an Internship/Practicum into a job!
Past student sessions
City Librarian, Country Librarian: Successful Practices in Children’s Librarianship in Urban and Rural Settings
February 26, 2013
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.
Early Literacy in Action
November 14, 2012
Amanda Ellington is the Assistant Branch Manager at the Lexington Park Library, St. Mary's County Maryland. Christy Estrovitz is the Early Literacy Specialist for the San Francisco Public Library.
Emerging as a Leader: How ALSC Helped Us Become the Future
August 14, 2012
Instructors: Debbie Zimmerman, Kim Castle-Alberts, and Maria Pontillas were members of the 2012 ALA Emerging Leaders Team E which developed recommendations for an ALSC mentoring program.
Getting Your First Library Job: Showcasing Skills and Packaging Passion
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Instructors: Thom Barthelmess, curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University, and Alison O’Reilly director, Cutchogue (N.Y.) New Suffolk Free Library
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