The United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) is the U.S. national section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). The mission, to promote international understanding and good will through books for children and adolescents, is accomplished through activities such as promotion of International Children’s Book Day to inspire a love of reading, publication of an annual Outstanding International Books List, presentation of the Bridge to Understanding Award to acknowledge the work of adults who create programs that use children´s books to explore cultures around the world in order to promote international understanding among children, nomination of the United States candidates for the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and support and funding of worthy projects, both domestic and abroad including the Children in Crisis Fund and twinning efforts to assist national sections maintain membership in IBBY. USBBY’s patron organizations—the Children´s Book Council (CBC), the American Library Association (ALA), the International Reading Association (IRA), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.
ALSC receives many requests to collaborate and we only select those collaboration requests that are most beneficial to our members and align with our mission. We do not consider requests to promote or advertise an organization or product.
All collaboration requests are vetted by the ALSC office and only those that best reflect the ALSC mission and within our limited resources will be considered by the ALSC Board at their next scheduled meeting. This process takes several months. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ALSC has greatly streamlined its activities and is not currently accepting requests for collaboration.