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The ALSC Board of Directors and ALSC President Carolyn Brodie will be hosting an ALSC Community Forum live chat during the first week of December. The first half of the hour will be an update of ALSC news, notes from the ALSC Fall Executive Board meeting and time for your questions. The second half of the hour will consist of a discussion on the topic of “advocacy.” Members of ALSC will be joined by the Advocacy and Legislation Committee for the discussion.

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Online Doc Preschool Services Discussion Group - ALA Annual 2016

by Linda Ernst on Fri, Jun 3, 2016 at 04:20 pm

Preschool Services Discussion Group

Sunday, June 26

1:00pm-2:30pm

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Rock Springs

 

ee Play & Creative Play Spaces in Library Settings.

 

Playtime and creative play spaces in the library – sounds great but how? Where? Can we afford it? What do we need? Where can we store things? Have suggestions, comments or concerns?

Preschool Services Discussion Group

Sunday, June 26

1:00pm-2:30pm

Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room Rock Springs

 

ee Play & Creative Play Spaces in Library Settings.

 

Playtime and creative play spaces in the library – sounds great but how? Where? Can we afford it? What do we need? Where can we store things? Have suggestions, comments or concerns?

Join us as Kate Eckert and Sarah Stippich, both from Philadelphia libraries, will give us ideas for this unique and useful part of library service to children.  If you’d like to share materials with the group please bring at least 25 copies. 

 

Discussion Facilitator: Linda Ernst

 

PSDG Discussion Group Conveners:

Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Kid Lit Plus Consulting sue@kidlitplus.com

Linda Ernst, King County Library System lindaern@kcls.org

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Discussion 2016 Empire State Award Winner Announced

by Joshua Carlson on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

Excited to announce Steve Sheinkin is the 2016 winner of the Empire State Award!

 

Promotional image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DZcPjDHJskRkVkbXBGOExlZWM

 

Excited to announce Steve Sheinkin is the 2016 winner of the Empire State Award!

 

Promotional image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DZcPjDHJskRkVkbXBGOExlZWM

 

Press release available here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u0LdobCcj8GVW1yJPAuQfmBmMjiPrfDhKYxV...

 

 
 

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Online Doc 2015 ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Marsha Burgess (staff) on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 11:56 am

FINAL approved Board Meeting Minutes

Greetings:

Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting agenda and documents.
Meetings are scheduled:

Session I: Saturday, January 31, 1:00-5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency McCormick- Jackson Park/CC 10D

Session II: Monday, February 2, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., McCormick Place- W186b

Announcements:

Doc #3b   Center for the Future of Libraries              

FINAL approved Board Meeting Minutes

Greetings:

Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting agenda and documents.
Meetings are scheduled:

Session I: Saturday, January 31, 1:00-5:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency McCormick- Jackson Park/CC 10D

Session II: Monday, February 2, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m., McCormick Place- W186b

Announcements:

Doc #3b   Center for the Future of Libraries              

Consent Agenda Documents:
Doc #4   Approval of Board minutes from Annual 2014                                
Doc #5   Review of Fall Executive Committee 2014 minutes                        
Doc #6   President’s Report                                            
Doc #7   Vice-President’s Report                                        
Doc #8   Division Councilor’s Report                                    
Doc #9   Emerging Leader’s Report                                    
Doc #10 Executive Director’s Report                                    
Doc #11 Candidate Slate for 2015 Election                                
Doc #12 Continuing Education Report                                        
Doc #13 Communications Report                                            
Doc #14 Membership Report                                            
Doc #15 Projects & Partnerships Report                                        
Doc #16 Publications Report                                            
Doc #17 Web Activities Report                                            
Doc #18 Committee December Quarterly Reports (note: 26 pages, legal size paper)                
Doc #19Confirm Major Board Actions passed electronically                            
Doc #20 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences                                                                

Discussion/Decision

Doc #22b Strategic plan

Doc #23 Digital Media White Paper              

Doc #24 Evolving Carnegie Award Task Force Report

Doc #24a Evolving the Carnegie Award Survey Results

Doc #25 - Executive Session- Confidential Collaborative Partnership Request- Non-disclosure agreement

Doc #26a Review of Existing ALSC Initiatives, Projects and External Relationships

Doc #26b Appendix A: Exam of Initiatives, Projects, and External Relationships

Doc #26c Financial support of self-sustaining one-time projects

Doc #29 Board Conflict of Interest (COI) Policy

Doc #29a Background on COI

Doc #29b ALA Executive Board COI Policy

Doc #30 Diversity Forum Next Steps Preparation

Doc #31ai FY14-15-16 Budget Summary

Doc #31aii FY14-15-16 Budget Summary Narrative

Doc #31aiii Endowments (note multiple tabs at bottom of the workbook)                

Doc #32 Online Continuing Education Strategy Task Force         

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File 2016-PSDG-Resource-List-Midwinter-16

by Linda Ernst on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 03:11 pm

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File 2016-PSDG-midwinter-notes

by Linda Ernst on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 03:11 pm

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Event PRESCHOOL SERVICES DISCUSSION GROUP

by Linda Ernst on Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 01:36 pm

PRESCHOOL SERVICES DISCUSSION GROUP

SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH

4:30PM-5:30PM

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 102A

Electronic Media: Effects on young children and the new guidelines by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Join the discussion on the above topic with your colleagues.  What are these new guidelines?  How do we as librarians relate to these changes and share them with our communities?  Bring your comments, questions and concerns.

Moderators: Linda Ernst & Sue McCleaf Nespeca, Co-Conveners of the PSDG 

Discussion Report from the Notable children's Book committte

by Edith Ching on Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 02:25 pm

Reporting Period*:

February 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

ALSC Notable Childdren's Book Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Evaluation of Media (PGC II)

Current Chair(s)*:

Reporting Period*:

February 15

Name of Committee or Task Force*:

ALSC Notable Childdren's Book Committee

Priority Group Area *:

Evaluation of Media (PGC II)

Current Chair(s)*:

Edith Ching (outgoing)

Chair's Email*:

edie.ching@verizon.net

Co-Chair's email (if applicable):

 

Incoming Chair (if known):

Mickela Freeny

Committee/Task Force Members*:

Allison Barney, Keary Bramwell, Joyce Laiosa,
Chrstal Carr Jeter, Jenny Smith, Bettye Loggins Smith, Dr. Gwen Taylor, Larry Wawro, Bina Williams.

Has the committee recently reviewed its function statement to ensure the charge meets the responsibilities of the priority group area, recent changes to the professional environment, and facilitates the implementation of the ALSC Strategic Plan? Note: Recommendations should be submitted to Organizations & Bylaws. *:

No

Work accomplished since last scheduled meeting.*:

We meet at Mid Winter discussed over 200 addtional nominations and created our list of 104 notable children's books with annotations (including the award winners).

Summarize discussion, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last meeting.*:

The committee was reminded of the importance of entering information correctly on the nomination form, including accents in names or titles since often this is the only document the chair is working from in preparing the discussion list.
The committee agreed that a discussion list with title first instead of author first would be consistent with the final list and make entry of annotations and cross checking much easier.
the committee agreed that use of google docs to prepare the final list, while convenient, could create issues as one entry might replace another if both were entered simultaneoulsy.
The committee appreciated both meetings being held at the convention center and highly recommend that that continue.
The committee strongly urges ALSC to provided 4 microphones for the discussions to ease participant participation and ensure everyone is heard.
It would be helpful if the books being considered were available until the list is completed.

Please describe the activities or resources the committee has created since the last report that have specifically supported and furthered ALSC’s Strategic Plan? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/stratplan*:

Creating our list that is posted on the web site.

Please list other ALSC committees you think you could collaborate with on issues or projects to help further your work::

Our discussion list, before posting, was shared with the chair of the Newbery committee per his request. He seemed very grateful in terms of trying to make sure they had not overlooked any materials. I would urge the chairs of the Caldecott, Siebert, Geisel, Pure Bed Pre, Coretta Scott King, Schneider Family and Batchelder to do the same. Of coure our committee does not expect these committees to share their discussion lists with us.

Do you have any suggestions for future education topics, publications, or resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? Please be as detailed as possible.:

It has been suggested that one of our discussions be a web cast that would be available to those who cannot attend the conference. It would be used as a guide for book discussion.

If you are a virtual committee or task force, what is your primary method for holding meetings or communicating?:

 

When you communicate electronically, how are you preserving the work of the committee for the next committee?*:

I meet with the incoming chair for 2 hours and shared with her a proposed schedule and discussed strategies that we used. I have alos sent her a list of recommendations for next year. our emails were mostly procedural .

 

 

 

 

 

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Online Doc 2014 Midwinter ALSC Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 04:22 pm

Edited 2/3/2015. The final approved minutes from the 2014 Midwinter meeting have been uploaded.

Greetings ALSC Members!

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. For more information about Midwinter, including meeting times and locations, please visit the http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscmidwinter.

Documents attached are:

*DRAFT Agenda
*Board Documents

Consent agenda items:

Edited 2/3/2015. The final approved minutes from the 2014 Midwinter meeting have been uploaded.

Greetings ALSC Members!

Posted here are the ALSC Board documents for the upcoming 2014 Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. For more information about Midwinter, including meeting times and locations, please visit the http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscmidwinter.

Documents attached are:

*DRAFT Agenda
*Board Documents

Consent agenda items:

DOC #4   Approval of Board Minutes from Annual 2013
DOC #5    Review of Fall Executive Committee 2013 Minutes
DOC #6    President’s Report
DOC #7    Vice-President’s Report
DOC #8    Division Councilor's Report
DOC #9    Executive Director's Report
DOC #10  Candidate Slate for 2014 Election
DOC #11  Continuing Education Report 
DOC #12  Communications Report
DOC #13  Membership Report
DOC #14  Projects & Partnerships Report
DOC #15  Publications Report
DOC #16  Web Activities Report
DOC #17  Committee December Quarterly Reports (note: 24 pages, legal size paper)
DOC #18  Confirm Major Board Actions passed electronically
DOC #19  Upcoming Meetings and Conferences

Discussion/Decision Items

DOC #20     ALA Institutional Repository Background
DOC #21     Awards Service and Social Media Task Force Report
DOC #21a   Draft Policy for Service revision
DOC #21b   Draft Award Service FAQ revision
DOC #23     ALSC Book Award Seals on E-book Versions Task Force
DOC #25     Strategic Plan Implementation Progress
DOC #25a   Strategic Plan
DOC #26     Focus on ALSC Initiatives for FY15
DOC #26a    Existing ALSC Programs and external relationships
DOC #27      Popular Picks for Preteens Implementation
DOC #28      Chipotle Partnership Request                                               
DOC #28a   Background and Vetting
DOC #29     Request for organizational support for Take Your Child to the Library Day
DOC #39ai  FY13-14-15 Budget Summary  
DOC #39aii  FY13-14-15 Budget Summary Narrative                  
DOC #39aiii Endowments (note:multiple tabs at bottom of the workbook)
DOC #40     ALA Scholarship Committee Request (TK)                                                       
DOC #41     Proposed update to Children & Libraries Policy
DOC #41a   CAL Policies and Procedures-Attachment 1
DOC #41b   CAL Policies and Procedures-Attachment 2
DOC #41c   CAL Policies and Procedures-Attachment 3

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Online Doc ALSC 2014 Annual Conference Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 04:14 pm

Edited 2/3/2015. The final approved minutes from the 2014 Annual meeting have been uploaded.

Greetings!

Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' 2014 Annual Conference agenda and documents.

Draft Agenda

Consent agenda documents

DOC 4 Approval of Board minutes from Midwinter 2014                                                                       

DOC 5 Review of Spring Executive Committee 2014 minutes                                                     

Edited 2/3/2015. The final approved minutes from the 2014 Annual meeting have been uploaded.

Greetings!

Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' 2014 Annual Conference agenda and documents.

Draft Agenda

Consent agenda documents

DOC 4 Approval of Board minutes from Midwinter 2014                                                                       

DOC 5 Review of Spring Executive Committee 2014 minutes                                                     

DOC 6 President’s Report                                                                                                 

DOC 7 Vice-President’s Report

DOC 8 Division Councilor’s Report         

DOC 9 Executive Director’s Report                                                                                                          

DOC 10  Emerging Leader Report

DOC 11 Continuing Education Report

DOC 12 Communications Report

DOC 13 Membership Report                                                                                                        

DOC 14 Projects & Partnerships Report

DOC 15 Publications Report

DOC 16 Web Activities Report

DOC 17 Committee Quarterly Reports (legal paper, 20 pages)

DOC 18 Confirm Major Board Actions Passed Electronically

DOC 19 Upcoming Meetings and Conferences                                                                            

Discussion/Decision documents

DOC 20 Emerging Leaders Project Report

DOC 21 Notable Children’s Book List

DOC 21 a Past NCB survey results

DOC 22 Access to ALSC Matters!

DOC 23 Carnegie Medal

DOC 23a Referenced historical Carnegie background attachment from 1989

DOC 26 Bridging the 30 Million Word Gap

DOC 27 Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe Partnership Request

DOC 27a Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe Partnership Proposal

DOC 28 Frequency of the Wilder Award Task Force Report

DOC 28a Draft 2-year timeline                                                                                                     

DOC 32a Budget Summary                                                                                                         

DOC 32b Budget Summary Narrative

DOC 32 c Endowment Report (legal paper, PDF is 3rd quarter only, excel has full workbook)    

DOC 38 ALA Scholarship Committee Request

Old business documents

DOC 39 Take Your Child to the Library Proposal

Onsite Documents

DOC 32d Budget Committee Notes for ALSC Board

O&B Onsite Motion-Collection of Children's Books for Adult Research Discussion Group

O&B Onsite Motion-Children's Book Discussion Group

O&B Onsite Motion-Local Arrangements

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Online Doc 2014 Annual Conference Executive Committee Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 04:01 pm

Greetings,

Attached you will find the ALSC Executive Committee's 2014 Annual Conference meeting agenda and documents.

Document Inventory:

Agenda

Board Doc#5 2014 Spring call minutes

Board Doc #22 Access to ALSC Matters!

EC Doc#6 Diversity Forum

Board Doc #26 Bridging the 30 Million Word Gap

Board Doc 27, 27a Saving the Children's Partnership Request

Board Doc #39 Take Your Child to the Library Day

EC Doc #10 2016 National Institute Site Selection

Boarc Doc #28, 28a Frequency of Wilder Award TF Report

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