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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 2017 ALSC PREconference - June 23, 2017

by Martha Simpson on Sat, May 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Perceive. Rise. Engage.” This summer the Association for Library Service to Children invites you to an ALSC PREconference celebrating the 2017 Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, and Sibert Honor Books. Seventeen authors, illustrators, and publishers of this year’s honor titles will be in conversation, considering the ways in which their very different books are connected along some interesting and compelling thematic lines.

Perceive. Rise. Engage.” This summer the Association for Library Service to Children invites you to an ALSC PREconference celebrating the 2017 Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, and Sibert Honor Books. Seventeen authors, illustrators, and publishers of this year’s honor titles will be in conversation, considering the ways in which their very different books are connected along some interesting and compelling thematic lines.

The half-day PREconference is scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2017, from 11:30am to 4:00pm, prior to the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. The program includes three panels featuring our creative guests, a communal lunch with honorees seated at each table, Honor Book Trivia, signed book door prizes, and many opportunities to celebrate some of the best literature published for children with their creators and fellow enthusiasts. 

A complete schedule, including participants, titles, and panel themes, is available on the ALSC Website http://www.ala.org/alsc/alsc-preconference .

Do you have questions for the honorees? Perhaps they have questions for you! Use #ALSCPRE to participate in the discussion on social media before, during, and after the program.

The PREconference is open to all and does not require registration for the ALA Annual Conference. The cost, including attendance and a box lunch, is $120 for ALSC members, $175 for ALA members, and $200 for the general public. The PREconference will take place at the McCormick Place West, Room W186, conveniently located for those moving on to the ALA Opening General Session in W375b/Skyline at 4:00pm and the Opening Reception on the Exhibits Floor at 5:30pm.

We encourage all registrants to read the 2017 honor books ahead of time in order to fully appreciate what is sure to be a day of insightful discussion and camaraderie.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn more about some of the best books published in 2016. Space is limited. Register today!

 

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Discussion Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy at ALA Midwinter

by Doris Gebel on Mon, Jan 2, 2017 at 01:40 pm

“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.

“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.

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Discussion Sustainability Round Table of ALA

by Sarah Dolley on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 03:27 pm

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.

 

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:

Coordinator-Elect:
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.

Member-at-Large:
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?
http://www.ala.org/sustainrt/about-sustainrt

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
mcharney@library.umass.edu or 413-577-0784

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Nominating Instructions:

 
Link to the bio nomination form:
https://www.directvote.net/alanomination/2017users.html

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.

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Discussion 2016 Empire State Award Winner Announced

by Joshua Carlson (non-member) on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:53 am

Excited to announce Steve Sheinkin is the 2016 winner of the Empire State Award!

 

Promotional image: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0DZcPjDHJskRkVkbXBGOExlZWM

 

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:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1u0LdobCcj8GVW1yJPAuQfmBmMjiPrfDhKYxV...

 

 
 

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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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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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