Assn. for Library Service to Children
It’s not always easy to provide “service with a smile.” Customers of all moods and personalities make their way into the library and require staff to have an extra dose of patience and fortitude. It helps to know what to look for, how to recognize your own response, and what steps to take if a situation grows tense. Learn how to manage the stress of a difficult moment and still deliver customer service you can be proud of. Originally presented March 20, 2013, as part of the 2013 PLA Virtual Spring Symposium. Running time: 57 minutes.
Children deserve the best in everything, and library service is no different. But what does superior library service to children look like? The ALSC Core Competencies identify the skills, orientations and understandings that children can expect of the dedicated staff in their school and public libraries. We will look at the Core Competencies in depth, applying them to every aspect of our daily work and using them as a framework to define an individual, professional commitment to creating, providing and championing excellent library service for all children.
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.
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.
This course will serve as an introduction for both professional librarians and assistants looking to gain knowledge of the field of prison librarianship. Participants will be challenged as they learn about topics ranging from collection development, budgeting, (sometimes on a shoestring), reference serves, legal materials, technical services, intellectual freedom, working with mental health factors, security, interpersonal communication and programming as it pertains to the correctional field.
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.
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.
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.
Attend the ALSC webinar, "C is for Common Core and Collection Development" with Kristen Remenar, Youth Services Librarian at Orion Township Public Library.
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.