CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced an open forum on the topic of diversity. To continue the conversation started at the Day of Diversity: Dialogue and Action in Children’s Literature and Library Programming event at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Ellen Riordan will be hosting an online Day of Diversity live chat.
This live forum is part of ALSC's commitment to conversations on diversity and inclusion and the essential role that children’s librarian to ensure rich and diverse collections and programming. For more on ALSC's next steps, please see this ALSC Blog post from Feb. 6, 2015.
This online forum will be open to anyone, including ALSC members, non-members and anyone with an interest in youth library service. The forum will include live audio from ALSC President Ellen Riordan followed by a discussion led by members of the board. This event will take place on at 3 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015.
Attendance is limited. A free webcast will be available after the live session has concluded. This online forum will take place on Adobe Connect. Learn more about the forum and how you can register for the online Day of Diversity event at the ALSC Community Forum site.
ALSC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 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 their website at www.ala.org/alsc.