The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced that Kathleen (Kate) Gallagher, Ph.D., Williams Endowed Community Chair for Early Childhood Education, University of Nebraska at Kearney and Buffett Early Childhood Institute will deliver the Big Ideas Keynote Session at the 2016 ALSC Virtual Institute. This event will take place at 9:15-10:15 am Central on Thursday, September, 15. The keynote is sponsored by the Carole D. Fiore Leadership Fund.
Dr. Gallagher is an educational psychologist and early childhood professional, with many years’ experience teaching and leading early childhood programs. She designs and evaluates approaches that promote the development and wellbeing of young children, families, and early childhood professionals – particularly in the contexts of poverty, disability and cultural diversity. Dr. Gallagher has published numerous journal articles, book chapters and educational products on children’s early language and literacy, social-emotional development and early intervention.
Her passion and ability to communicate and elevate the importance of high quality early care and education are manifest in her TEDxUNC talk, The Healthy Child: Assembly Required.
“We’re extremely honored to have Dr. Gallagher presenting our Big Idea Keynote Session,” said 2016 ALSC National Institute Planning Task Force chair Emily Nanney. “Kate is not only a proven researcher in the field of education, she is also a strong advocate for the early childhood community. This session will be a fascinating look into how quality children's literature can make a better world for all of us.”
For more information and registration details for the 2016 ALSC Virtual Institute please visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/2016-alsc-virtual-institute
ALSC, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit ALSC’s website: www.ala.org/alsc