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2012 Annual Conference Agenda: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

Form D.1, Pre-Midwinter Meeting/Annual Conference Agenda Cover Sheet



Note: Submit one copy of this cover sheet with your meeting agenda to the ALSC Executive Director one month prior to Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting. Also submit one copy to the following individuals: your priority group consultant, the ALSC President, and the Vice President/President Elect.  Additionally, upload this document and your agenda to your committee space on ALA Connect to share with committee members.


Please check one:

q Annual Conference Agenda                                   xq Midwinter Meeting Agenda


Name of Committee: Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee________


Priority Group Number: ___ Priority Group Consultant: __Kay Weisman____________


Committee Chair: ___Christina M. Desai_________ Date: __Jan. 4, 2012____________


Meeting Time(s): ___none scheduled (virtual committee)_________________________


Meeting Place: ___online___________________________________________________



Please include in your agenda:

  1. a discussion of Committee objectives and a time line;
  2. how your Committee’s work has helped furthering the ALSC Strategic Plan.


Please attach a copy of your agenda to this cover sheet.


Do you have an item requiring Board action at this conference? If so, please complete an ALSC Board of Directors Action Form and submit any additional supporting documents to the ALSC Executive Director and Program Coordinator four weeks prior to the start of conference, so they can be included in the Board packets sent ahead of time.  Additionally, you will need to attend the Board meeting where the item will be discussed. Thank you.



Annual Conference                                                     Midwinter Meeting

qBoard I (usually Saturday afternoon)                     qBoard I (usually Saturday afternoon)

qBoard II (usually Tuesday afternoon)                     qBoard II (usually Monday afternoon)





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Signature of person reporting                                                                 date


ASLC Children and Libraries Editorial Advisory Committee

ALA Midwinter Meeting, January 2012, Dallas.


Objectives: This committee facilitates the on-going publication of Children and Libraries, assuring high quality, and addresses editorial issues such as scholarly content vs. practice-oriented content, audience, potential audience, format, access, readability, etc. It is part of Priority Group VII: Professional Development.


ALSC Strategic Plan: Publication of Children and Libraries contributes to ALSC core values , particularly leadership, excellence, and innovation, by publishing articles on leading trends and best practices, excellent and innovative library programs, and creative solutions to problems with access, technology, etc. The journal Children and Libraries addresses many of ALSC’s strategic goals, particularly in the areas of education and access by serving as a vehicle for the continuing education and engagement of librarians, by exploring the use of new technologies for advancing literacy and information literacy in libraries and educational settings, by promoting diversity in access to library services for various populations, including diverse ethnic groups, children with disabilities, non-English speaking children, etc., and by serving as a forum for ideas on efficient strategies for increasing service to children in underserved areas and for increasing community involvement.


Timeline: Ongoing with every issue of the journal.




  1. Poll members via email on best times to meet virtually; set up next virtual meeting following Annual, after ALSC Reader survey results are in.


  1. Introductions of new members


  1. Report from Division Leadership Meeting (Chris Desai)


  1. Report from the Children and Libraries editor, Sharon Verbeten, and discussion
  2. Issues and articles in progress
  3. Problems?
  4. Ideas for future issues, especially upcoming Caldecott issue
  5. Follow up on ideas for generating advertising from other organizations


  1. Future Directions:
  2. ALSC Reader Survey: discussion of findings (Laura Schulte-Cooper) and implications for the journal
  3. ALSC support to create electronic format for the journal: request update from Laura
  4. Addition of a graphic icon indicating which articles are peer reviewed