Your membership and participation in ALSC brings meaningful change to the profession and to your career. From serving on an award committee to writing an article for ALSC, there are many ways to get involved, grow your skills, and transform library service to children.
ALSC's member leaders carry out the work of the Association, developing valuable programs, publications, and resources for youth librarians. Build new friendships and refine your leadership skills by volunteering!
ALSC offers numerous resources including books, serial publications, white papers and more that support professional development and enhance programs and services in the library. You can contribute!
By becoming an ALSC mentor, you'll have an opportunity to connect with a newer children's library professional and help them gain peer-taught skills all while supporting ALSC's objective of developing new cohorts of leaders.
ALSC is governed by a 13-member Board elected by the membership, which includes the President, Vice President/President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Fiscal Officer, Councilor, and eight Directors. We seek new members for these positions every year and we need you!
ALSC provides limited funding to members who are interested in staffing booths, presenting programs, or coordinating local social events for children's library staff. The event only need be related to library service, children’s publishing, or have some connection to library services.
Every year, more than $100,000 is given away to members through ALSC's professional awards, grants, and scholarships.
Subscribe to our ALSC Update newsletter, engage on ALA Connect, read the latest issue of ALSC Matters!, and connect with us and other members on social media!
If you have any questions or thoughts regarding ways you can continue to maximize your membership, please contact Elly Serrano, ALSC Membership and Marketing Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign-up for an upcoming ALSC Member Drop-In session! These sessions are informal spaces for members to drop in and ask any of their ALSC engagement questions.