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
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
Edited 2/3/2015. The final approved minutes from the 2014 Annual meeting have been uploaded.
Attached you will find the ALSC Board of Directors' 2014 Annual Conference agenda and documents.
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
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
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
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
The ALSC Membership Committee is looking for booth volunteers in Las Vegas! The ALA Annual Conference is the world’s largest library conference, with over 900 exhibitors. ALSC will have a booth in the ALA Membership Pavilion which is now located off the exhibition floor. You can find the ALA Membership Pavilion near the Networking Uncommons. At the booth you can also get your questions about ALSC answered and pick up some free ALSC swag, including member ribbons for your conference badge. To sign up, please visit our Google doc: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmnBjD_Nk4Z7dFJyQ1QyMHlaR0FjSWxRNGFaTHMtY3c&usp=sharing
Please enter your full name, as well as your contact number, at your preferred “Start Time.” A time slot will be considered full when two names have signed up for that particular time slot. If you have any problems signing up, or need a copy of the booth guidelines, please feel free to contact Ted McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Attached you will find the ALSC Executive Committee's 2014 spring call agenda and documents. The call is scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Central.
Documents attached are:
Doc A Draft 2014 Midwinter ALSC Board Minutes
Doc B 2014 Draft Midwinter ALSC Executive Committee Minutes
Doc C Management Report
Doc D.i March Financial Summary
Doc D.ii Endowment Report
Doc E Continuing Education Report
Doc F Communications Report
Doc G Membership Report
Doc H Projects & Partnerships Report
Doc I Publications Report
Doc J Web Activities Report
Doc K Emerging Leader Report
Doc L President's Report
Doc M Vice-Presidents Report
Doc N Councilor's Report
Doc O Membership Meeting during the 2014 Annual Conference
Doc q Notable Children’s Book List
Doc r Campaign Guidelines
Doc s Carnegie Medal
Doc t Awards Preconference Survey Results
PLA 2014 attendees: join youth librarians and ALSC members for an informal happy hour and networking event on Wednesday, March 12, 6-8pm at Scotty's Brewhouse on Virginia Avenue. This is a great opportunity to talk youth services, make new connections, and enjoy the company of colleagues. Participate in a giveaway for an ALSC gift bag! Cash bar, food will be available for purchase.
ALSC Networking and Happy Hour @ PLA 2014 Conference
Wednesday, March 12 @ 6-8pm
1 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Get directions from the Indiana Convention Center
ALSC is pleased to announce significant upgrades to Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children (CAL). Beginning with Volume 12 in spring 2014, the journal will be issued quarterly and delivered in print and electronically. ALSC members and CAL subscribers will continue to receive their print copy delivered to their doorstep; and they will be able to access and read each new issue online. These modifications are in response to results of a 2011-2012 communications survey in which ALSC members expressed a preference for a quarterly journal, published digitally as well as in print.
The new quarterly CAL will be issued in Spring (March), Summer (June), Fall (September) and Winter (December). From its inception in 2003, CAL has been published three times annually and in print only. The new digital delivery of the journal will be through Metapress (http://www.metapress.com/ ), an e-publishing host that also delivers numerous other ALA serial publications. In addition, back issues of CAL—Volumes 1-11—will be digitized and available online.
Stay tuned to www.ala.org/alsc for more details as they develop.
Hayes, Baker & Taylor Awards Submission Deadline November 30
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are currently accepting online applications for the 2014 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award and the 2014 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant. The deadline for both of these awards is Saturday, November 30, 2013.
The Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award is made possible by an annual gift from Simon & Schuster. This $4,000 award, named in honor of Maureen Hayes, brings together children and nationally recognized authors/illustrators by funding an author/illustrator visit to a library. Applicants must be personal members of ALSC, as well as ALA members to apply.
The ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant is made possible by the generosity of Baker & Taylor. This $3,000 grant is designed to encourage reading programs for children in public libraries, while recognizing ALSC members for outstanding program development. Applicants must be personal members of ALSC, as well as American Library Association members to apply.
Every year, more than $100,000 is given away through ALSC's professional awards, grants, and scholarships. For more information on these and other ALSC professional awards, please visit the Professional Awards & Grants section of the ALSC website.