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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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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 2015 ALSC Board of Directors' Midwinter Meeting Agenda and Documents

by Aimee Strittmatter-IL (staff) on Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 06:38 pm

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              

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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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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