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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 2014 Midwinter ALSC Board of Directors Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 at 06:25 pm

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:

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, Jun 24, 2014 at 09:51 am

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                                                                                                 

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

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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

Discussion Volunteer for the ALSC Booth at Annual Conference

by Dan Bostrom (staff) on Mon, Jun 9, 2014 at 02:30 pm

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.

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 edwardmccoy@gmail.com

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Discussion 2014 ALSC Executive Committee Spring Call Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 02:57 pm

Greetings!

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:

Agenda

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

Greetings!

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:

Agenda

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

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Discussion ALSC Networking and Happy Hour @ PLA 2014 Conference

by Dan Bostrom (staff) on Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 01:46 pm

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.

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
Scotty's Brewhouse
1 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, IN
Get directions from the Indiana Convention Center

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Discussion "Children and Libraries" going quarterly, adding digital format

by Laura Schulte-Cooper (staff) on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 09:57 am

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.

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. 

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Discussion Hayes, Baker & Taylor Awards Submission Deadline November 30

by Dan Bostrom (staff) on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 09:41 am

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.

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.

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Discussion Coming Soon! Everyday Advocacy Matters eNewsletter

by Jenna Nemec-Loise on Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 09:02 am

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:

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!

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Discussion Bookjoy Around the World, October 18-20

by Doris Gebel on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 02:20 pm

USBBY hosts the 10th IBBY Regional Conference in October at the new St. Louis Public Library.  

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

Transnational Humor
"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

Cultural Representation
"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

Islamic Culture
"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

PerformanceJoy
"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 

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