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.
ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Division
“The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet” Friday, January 20th 2017. 8-9:30pm. Atlanta, GA; Room: Georgia World Congress Center, A302
From fables to folktales to farmland, we all know that roosters crow at dawn. They also sing in the afternoon, the evening, and in the middle of the night. In short, roosters crow when they wish, and that is all there is to that.
Much like those noisy roosters, a human child is born with a voice that is strong and true and often irrepressible. Then, for better or worse, by the time most of us reach adulthood we learn to silence that pure, joyful voice––but is it lost forever?
Join storied New York Times Best-selling author, Carmen Agra Deedy, as she presents a spirited defense of free speech and reads from her new book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet, illustrated by Newbery Honor Award-Winner Eugene Yelchin, published by Scholastic Press.
The 2017 Outstanding International Books list will also be announced at this meeting.
Please excuse any cross posting. If you're interested in the environment but not currently a member of this round table, please check out http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/how-get-involved.
Calling all SustainRT members!
Are you seeking ways to advocate for sustainability in libraries and the library profession? SustainRT has openings on our Board of Directors. We welcome a variety of candidates for these two positions:
This is a three-year term, serving one year as Coordinator-Elect, one year as Coordinator, and one year as Immediate Past Coordinator. Requires in-person attendance at ALA annual and participation in a virtual midwinter meeting.
This is a two-year term.
SustainRT is fast growing -- nearly 300 members strong and counting! Several dynamic projects are in motion -- can you picture yourself helping to shepherd them along?
If you are interested, please follow the instructions below. Your application must be received by 11:59 CST on January 26, 2017.
Attending Midwinter in Atlanta? Get to know us better at the SustainRT board meeting on Saturday 1/21/17 1:00-2:30.
Questions to Madeleine Charney, SustainRT Immediate Past Coordinator/Chair of the Nominating Committee
firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-577-0784
Link to the bio nomination form:
Note: You must be a current member of the round table to be included on the ballot.
1.) You will see a REGISTER link on the first page within the bolded text at the top of the page.
2.) Click on the REGISTER link to fill out the registration information and to set your passcode for the Nominee/Candidate process.
3.) Once in the Nomination site you will need to select your ballot. Once you have made your selection, click on GO.
4.) Next you will select the office you wish to run for and then click on GO.
5.) The first entry, Display Name, is how you would like your name displayed on the ballot. Once you have filled in your name, click on Next.
6.) When you go to the page with all of the question/categories to fill in, you will notice the word count monitor. Once you reach the limit, the word count monitor turns RED. Please remember to save your work often.
7.) If you try and submit your work with one or more required questions/categories not completed properly, the system will not let you submit. If this is the case, you will notice the word REQUIRED by each required category or field that was missed.
8.) If you hit logout, the page will turn grey, provide a notification that your work must be saved before logging out.
9.) When you hit finish you will be able to view your work.
10.) Once you have reviewed your work, if you would like to make any changes, click the PREVIOUS button and if what you have entered meets with your approval, please hit the Submit button and then the Finish button.
11.) If at any time during the process, you run into technical difficulties or have a question, please click on the SUPPORT button located at the bottom of the page. Individuals at ALA cannot troubleshoot problems with the form.
Candidates must click the SUBMIT button, and then the FINISH button to successfully submit their info. Candidates who do not complete their bio form by January 26, 2017 11:59 CST will not be included on the ballot.
Preschool Services Discussion Group
Sunday, June 26
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 email@example.com
Linda Ernst, King County Library System firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
FINAL approved Board Meeting Minutes
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
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
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
Name of Committee or Task Force*:
ALSC Notable Childdren's Book Committee
Priority Group Area *:
Evaluation of Media (PGC II)
Edith Ching (outgoing)
Co-Chair's email (if applicable):
Incoming Chair (if known):
Committee/Task Force Members*:
Allison Barney, Keary Bramwell, Joyce Laiosa,
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. *:
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.
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 .
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:
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
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