Toolkits and Other Useful Resources

(under development)

Every library — academic, public, and school (public, private, charter, independent, and international) — should have a comprehensive written policy that guides the selection, deselection or weeding, and reconsideration of library resources. The most valuable selection policy is current; it is reviewed and revised on a regular basis; and it is familiar to all members of a library’s staff. The policy should be approved by the library’s governing board or other policy-making body and disseminated widely for understanding by all stakeholders.

LITA advocates for and participates in the adoption of legislation, policies, technologies and standards that promote equitable access to information and technology.

ALSC's Public Awareness Committee, chaired by Christy Estrovitz, created this informational one-pager to use when advocating with elected officials. This resource includes data about the number of public libraries and the positive perception of library programming among parents of young children.
The Association for Library Service to Children National Research Agenda for Library Service to Children (Ages 0-14) outlines a prioritized list of six strategic research areas and potential research questions to be examined in each area. The research agenda draws attention to relevant topics in the field where research is limited and provides a catalyst for research that will inform youth librarianship and support advocacy for the field of library services to youth.
I. ALSC Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

In August 2015, ALSC launched Babies Need Words Every Day: Talk, Read, Sing, Play.

Every library — academic, public, and school (public, private, charter, independent, and international) — should have a comprehensive written policy that guides the selection, deselection or weeding, and reconsideration of library resources. The most valuable selection policy is current; it is reviewed and revised on a regular basis; and it is familiar to all members of a library’s staff. The policy should be approved by the library’s governing board or other policy-making body and disseminated widely for understanding by all stakeholders.
The resources and links presented on this website are intended to be of use for both caregivers and those who supervise or work with someone who is a caregiver. The list does not seek to be comprehensive. Those who can share additional links or materials are encouraged to contact caregiving@ala.org .
The resources and links presented on this website are intended to be of use for both caregivers and those who supervise or work with someone who is a caregiver. The list does not seek to be comprehensive. Those who can share additional links or materials are encouraged to contact caregiving@ala.org .
A collection of tools to help organize and catalog library materials. Includes a tool for managers and catalogers to explain the value of their work.