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
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
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
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.
Get ready, ALSC members! Fall is about to become a little more awesome.
Why? Because swirling leaves and sweater weather bring the launch of our brand-new eNewsletter—Everyday Advocacy Matters.
Published quarterly, Everyday Advocacy Matters will complement the ALSC Everyday Advocacy website and extend its rich resources with targeted, timely, and fun content.
Curious to know more? Here’s a peek at the goodies in each issue:
From the Editor. Find a friendly, lighthearted welcome to each issue from the Everyday Advocacy Member Content Editor.
Everyday Advocacy Spotlight. Look for the “Awesome Advocate Profile” and a seasonal feature to help focus your advocacy efforts (coming in January 2014).
News You Can Use. Snap up the latest reports, data, and stories to help you make the case for libraries in your community.
Get Inspired! Here’s your chance to shine! Check out the “Savvy Success Story” feature, highlighting the work of ALSC members just like you.
Calendar. Keep on top of your advocacy efforts with key dates for learning, sharing, and making a difference.
Resources. Link directly to the Everyday Advocacy website and ALSC blog for more great tips, tools, and techniques for success!
Watch for the first issue of Everyday Advocacy Matters on or around October 1.
Can’t wait until then? Visit Everyday Advocacy (www.ala.org/everyday-advocacy) anytime to be informed, engage with your community, speak out, get inspired, or share your advocacy story!
USBBY hosts the 10th IBBY Regional Conference in October at the new St. Louis Public Library.
Featured speakers include Ashley Bryan and Pat Mora, creators of the 2013 International Children's Book Day poster, Peter Sis the 2012 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, Bryan Collier and Jacqueline Woodson, 2014 illustrator and author nominees for the Hans Christian Andersen award as well as Katherine Paterson, Andrea Chang, Simon Elkeles, Sara Farizan, Gregory Maguire and Louise May. International speakers include: Mem Fox, Ifeoma Onyfulu, Siobhán Parkinson and Klaas Verplancke. There is still time to register
In addition to these key speakers, there are workshops, special exhibits, book discussions and poster sessions.
Here is a preview of the outstanding workshops, but check out the USBBY website for all the details.
Identity and Depiction
"Mask and Veil: Representations of Dual Identity in Art Spiegelman´s Maus and Marjane Satrapi´sPersepolis"
Presenter: Taraneh Matloob, Oakland University, MI
"Beyond the Dreidel: Evaluating the Depiction of the Jewish American Experience in Children´s Literature"
Presenter: Lisa Silverman, Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles
Library Programming with a Global Focus
"Bringing the World to Your Library: Incorporating International Books into Everyday Practice"
Presenter: Robin L. Gibson, Westerville (Ohio) Public Library
"Diverse Voices, Digital Narratives: Connecting Children, Books, and Digital Media to Promote Bookjoy Around the World"
Presenter: Jamie Campbell Naidoo, University of Alabama
Immigration in YA Books
"Displacement Narratives: Displacing Authentic Voice or Addressing an Authentic Gap?"
Presenters: Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati; Rebecca Gasiewicz, University of Cincinnati; Jessica Wertz, University of Cincinnati; and Craig West, University of Cincinnati
Writing about Tough Topics for Teens
Author Conversation: Sara Farizen and Simone Elkeles
Emerging African Artists and Writers
Author’s Perspective: Ifeoma Onyefulu
"Joyful News from South African Creators of Children´s Books"
Presenter: Barbara Lehman, Ohio State University, Mansfield
Using Special Collections
"Building Bloch´s: The Artistry of International Sensation Serge Bloch from Bayard´s Bible to the Tweets of Steve Martin"
Presenter: Neal Sokol, St. Louis, MO
"Resources for Children´s Literature Study in Special Collections and Archives"
Presenter: Karen Hoyle, St. Paul, MN
Celebrating Indigenous Cultures
"Celebrating and Revitalizing Language: Indigenous Bilingual Children´s Books"
Presenters: Nancy Hadaway, Arlington, TX; Terrell A. Young, Brigham Young University
"Celebrating Contemporary Native American Life in Children´s Books"
Presenters: Nancy Bo Flood and Linda Boyden authors; Lafrenda Frank, Salinas Bookshelf; Sam Scinta, Fulcrum Publishing, Inc.
YA Literature in North and South Korea
"North Korean Lives: Real-life Stories in Young Adult Literature"
Presenter: G. Yeon Park, Indiana University
"Korean Graphic Novels as a Window, a Mirror, and a Door: Toward a Deeper Understanding for LGBTQ Inclusion"
Presenter: Kyoung Wan Cathy Shin, Indiana University
"PictureBookJoy: Humor in International Picture Books"
Presenter: Carolyn Angus, Claremont (CA) Graduate University
"Crossing Boundaries with Humor: Experiencing Contemporary Childhood through Humor Codes in Korean and Japanese Picture Books"
Presenters: Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico; Junko Sakoi, University of Arizona
Culture-Specific Children´s Collections
"The Status of the Bunko in Japan"
Presenter: Junko Shiozaki, Keio University. Japan
"´Masaya, Maganda, at Mahiwaga´: Rewards and Challenges of Developing a Filipino Children´s Book Collection"
Presenter: Danilo M. Baylen, University of West Georgia
"Depictions of African American and Black Culture in Graphic Literature"
Presenter: Michael Kersulov, Indiana University, Bloomington
"Hair in Children´s Literature around the World"
Presenter: Theresia Enny Anggraini, Ohio State University
Joys of the Author-Editor Relationship
Author: Andrea Cheng
Editor: Louise May
Cross-Cultural Fertilization of Folklore
"Nossa Senhora Aparecida de Brasil and Our Lady of Guadalupe of Mexico"
Presenters: Denise Davila, University of Georgia, Athens; Renata Junqueira de Souza, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São Paulo
"The Mitten Motif"
Presenters: Chelsey May Bahlmann, University of Georgia, Athens; Xiaoli Hong, University of Georgia, Athens; Oksana Lushchevska, University of Georgia, Athens
"Getting to Know ´The Other´: Muslims in Children´s Literature"
Presenter: Elsa Marston, Bloomington, IN
"Understanding Islam and Muslims through Picture Books"
Presenter: Heidi Torres, Indiana University
"BookJoy for Middle School: Poetry in Many Voices"
Presenters: Sylvia Vardell, Texas Woman´s University; David L. Harrison, Springfield, MO
The Immigrant Experience
"Finding Truths in Fiction: Immigration Stories in Korean-American Picture Books"
Presenter: Joanne Yi, Indiana University
"Exploring Journeys: The Bookjoy of Global Children´s Literature"
Presenters: Linda T. Parsons, Ohio State University, Marion; Angela Rietschin, Ohio State University, Marion; Bettie Parsons Barger, Ohio State University, Marion; Lisa Patrick, Ohio State University, Marion
See you in St. Louis,
Doris Gebel, USBBY Past President