For immediate release | March 13, 2024

ALSC Seeks Proposals for Practitioner Education Guide for Library Workers Supporting Emerging Readers

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) invites proposals from qualified researchers to develop a practitioner education guide for library workers. This guide will translate evidence-based research on skills needed for school-age children to become fluent readers into practical approaches that support the acquisition of these skills in emerging readers and inform ways library workers can support those skills, especially in the public and school library environments.

The selected researcher will submit a report summarizing their findings along with training materials to be used in the library field.

The full Request for Proposals is available online.

About the Association for Library Service to Children

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is driven by almost 4,000 members dedicated to the support and enrichment of library service to children. Our members include youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty. ALSC supports its members in engaging communities to build healthy, successful futures for all children. To learn more about ALSC and how to join, please visit our website at


Sarah Polen

Deputy Director

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)