Carole D. Fiore ALSC Leadership Fund announced

Contact: Diane Foote
ALSC Executive Director
312-280-2162
dfoote@ala.org

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For immediate release
March 10, 2009

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has established  the Carole D. Fiore ALSC Leadership Fund, made possible by a generous donation from Carole D. Fiore, a past president of ALSC. The Fund is intended to enhance leadership development within ALSC by sponsoring activities to develop members who show an interest in ALSC and are committed to it as future leaders.Â

Fiore has held numerous positions of leadership in the association in addition to her presidency, including chairing the ALA-Children’s Book Council (CBC) Joint Committee, chairing the ALSC Distinguished Service Award Committee and serving on the ALSC Board of Directors and the Caldecott, Newbery and Geisel Award Selection Committees, among others. She is president of Training and Library Consulting, an independent consulting firm.

“I have been involved with ALSC throughout my career, and I really appreciate the mentoring and leadership opportunities I’ve had,” said Fiore, currently chair of ALSC’s Oral History Committee. “I want to make sure innovative leadership development continues to be available to our membership. I feel very fortunate to be able to foster such opportunities in this manner.”

ALSC President Pat Scales agreed that  leadership development is a vital role of the Association, saying, “ALSC’s future, and the future of the profession, depend on the support and training we can offer our members, especially new and mid-career librarians. The Fiore fund will ensure we can continue to offer valuable opportunities on an ongoing basis.”

Proceeds from the fund may be used to enhance programming at ALSC’s Division Leadership Meetings or  provide other new opportunities for leadership development. Fiore, along with her husband Stan Fiore, will be recognized at events sponsored by the Fund, as well as at ALSC’s flagship event, the Newbery Caldecott Awards Banquet.

ALSC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  With a network of more than 4,200 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 their Web site at www.ala.org/alsc.

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