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Jenna Nemec-Loise's picture

IMLS Survey Reminder: Share the Story of Your State's Little Ones!

Last week, ALSC's Early Childhood Programs & Services (ECPS) Committee invited you to complete a survey designed to help you share your stories of successful early learning partnerships with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Wouldn't it be incredible to represent all 50 states in this survey?

Imagine the impact of sharing such a comprehensive picture with Congress and other early learning stakeholders.

You make a difference every day in the lives of our youngest learners, and this is your chance to shine.

If you haven't completed the survey yet, we invite you to do so now.  Your survey could be the only one we receive from your state, so empower yourself to make a difference by responding today!  Please follow this survey link to share your story with IMLS by Monday, 11/19/12:


If you've already completed the survey, we thank you wholeheartedly!  Please consider taking the additional step of sharing a story about the impact your early learning partnership has had on the community you serve.  Please e-mail your story (along with any media coverage or photos) to alsc.ecps@gmail.com with the subject line, "IMLS Survey: [Your library name, city, and state]" by Monday, 11/19/12.

On behalf of our nation's little ones and their families, we thank you for your advocacy!

Early Childhood Programs & Services Committee
Association for Library Service to Children
Jenna Nemec-Loise, Chairperson 

Emily Scherrer's picture

Hi Everyone,

I love Harvard’s website on Early Childhood Development.  I watch their intelligent videos regularly and think it would be a good model for the ALSC website.  I love this one, watched it today:


Check out the website and see what you think.  I love the idea of having a “Library Program of the Week” on the new website.  Maybe a picture and a story or a youtube video.  When I look for ideas, I look for sites that have something to teach me.  And getting libraries involved on our site and having them send something in to get promotion/marketing in some way appeals to me.  Thoughts?



Emily Scherrer

Youth Services Manager

Yuma County Library District

2951 S 21st Dr. Yuma, Az 85364



Saroj Ghoting's picture

That Harvard site if full of great info and they make it accessible with those videos.


Saroj Ghoting

Early Childhood Literacy Consultant

5710 Piney Woods Road

Riner, VA  24149





Saroj Ghoting's picture

As Youth Librarians we frequently collaborate with other agencies.  I love this idea (thanks San Diego County) of teaming up with other child-friendly spaces.  In San Diego County, you can “check out” a ten day pass to the local children’s museum.  Talk about a great idea!


When I think about innovative blogs and websites, this is the type of thing I think about.  I want a space where I can go and be impacted by new experiences and ideas.  A website or blog that would throw outreach, programs, reader’s advisory at me (all in one place) so I can learn and become better at what I do.