Assn. for Library Service to Children

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Join ALSC Membership Chair Amanda Roberson and ALSC Membership Manager Dan Bostrom to talk about ways to get involved with ALSC. Attendees are invited to discuss these topics and their experiences with membership. Learn about what you can do to connect with other members and grow your career.
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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 hosted an online Day of Diversity live chat on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.
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Join ALSC for "Balancing Social Media" student session on Monday, September 16, 2013, as we discuss various social media platforms and their use as library marketing tools. We will also discuss your internet presence and how to stay professional at the library and at home.
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Parents are faced with ever-expanding media options to share with their children, and many children’s librarians are beginning to incorporate apps and eBooks for young children into their collections and programming to satisfy the growing need for reader's advisory in the app space ("Appvisory"). This webinar will explore why and how incorporating digital media into our collections and programming is now an essential part of children’s librarianship, and tips and tricks for translating traditional storytelling techniques into the digital realm.
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FREE TO ALSC MEMBERS. "Building STEAM with Día: The Whys and Hows to Getting Started" with Amy Koester, Youth and Family Program Coordinator at Skokie Public Library.
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Attend the ALSC webinar, "C is for Common Core and Collection Development" with Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library.
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FREE We are celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, but questions abound about how the award is chosen and what goes on behind those closed doors as the Caldecott Committee deliberates. How are members chosen for the Caldecott Committee? How does the Committee decide if a book really is a picture book? Why can't the Committee consider the text of a picture book…or can it? Here is an opportunity to get answers to your questions about one of the most significant awards in the field of children's literature.
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Attend the ALSC webinar, "Celebrating with Poetry Snapshots" with Sylvia Vardell, Profeessor at Texas Women's University, and Janet Wong, Children's Poet.
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Imagine that Joey Pigza came into your library. Would he feel welcome? How would you provide library service for him? A child with a disability may need an individual service plan, but many books or articles provide generalizations and all-encompassing descriptions. This course will take another approach.
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Whether you're working in a large library system in the heart of a city or holding down the desk at a single person library providing the best children's services to your patron base is still within your reach. Join two ALSC members with experience in both settings for this student session. We'll discuss success strategies for children's services across populations using examples from our real-world experience and answer your questions about working in these environments.
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