Association for Library Service to Children

Author David Wiesner to take part in 75th Caldecott anniversary Facebook Forum

CHICAGO — In November, three-time Caldecott Medal-winning author David Wiesner will participate in a Facebook Forum hosted by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

As part of the Forum, ALSC will interview Wiesner about his Caldecott award-winning books and take questions from participants. This event is open to the public. The Facebook Forum will take place at 11 a.m. Eastern time on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 on the ALSC Facebook page.

ALSC selects McCoy as 2013 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced Edward McCoy of the Oakland Public Library as its representative in the 2013 Emerging Leader program. McCoy is currently a library assistant at the Oakland Public Library and a candidate for Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif.

ALSC’s Great Websites for Kids expands

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites are:

Winter 2013 ALSC online courses open for registration

CHICAGO — Registration is now open for the Association for Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) winter 2013 online courses. Classes begin Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, and ALSC members receive a discounted registration rate.

ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® celebrate importance of play

CHICAGO — LEGO® DUPLO® and the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) have joined hands to celebrate and support local libraries.

Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants funds to ALSC, YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $226,876 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

ALSC and YALSA will use the grant to support three important initiatives, El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), Teen Read Week™ and summer reading for teens.

ALSC offers special Caldecott 75th Anniversary deal

CHICAGO — In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a free mock elections archived webinar for anyone who purchases the Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit digital download. 

Fall 2012 ALSC online courses available for CEUs

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for fall 2012 online courses. Among the fall courses is a new offering by ALSC Past-President Thom Barthelmess, ALSC Core Competencies: Serving Children with Distinction and Commitment. Classes begin Monday, October 1, 2012, and registration is limited.

ALSC offers student session on mentoring Aug. 14

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, at 5 p.m. CDT on Aug. 14, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will offer a free online workshop for all students and early career professionals interested in children’s services. Emerging as a Leader: How ALSC Helped Us Become the Future is presented by three members of ALSC’s 2012 Emerging Leader project team. Debbie Zimmerman, Kim Castle-Alberts and Maria Pontillas were members of the 2012 ALA Emerging Leaders Team E that developed recommendations for an ALSC mentoring program.

ALSC National Institute scholarship awarded to Peterson and Struckmeyer

The Friends of ALSC have awarded scholarships to the ALSC National Institute to Joella Peterson and Amanda Struckmeyer in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians. The scholarships include Institute registration; transportation to and from the Institute; and two nights at the Sheridan Indianapolis City Centre where the Institute is being held. The ALSC Institute is taking place Sept. 20 – 22, 2012 in Indianapolis.

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