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Dan Bostrom (staff)'s picture

ALSC Membership Needs Assessment Survey

As part of on-going efforts to better serve the members, the ALSC Membership Committee will be performing a biennial needs assessment survey this spring. The committee encourages all ALSC members to take this ten-minute survey. The survey will assess 1) who ALSC members are, and 2) how the division can best serve its members.

As an incentive for members to take the survey, the committee is offering participants the opportunity to be entered into a raffle to win a ticket to the 2013 Newbery-Caldecott-Wilder Banquet or an ALSC online course or webinar. To win, participants must be personal members of ALSC. The deadline to take the survey is 11:59 pm CT on Monday, April 28, 2013.

To take the 2013 ALSC Membership Needs Assessment Survey, please visit: http://svy.mk/YDdz5j

Cynthia Alaniz's picture

How does one join the ALA Connect ALSC group? It is marked as a closed group. I am a new ALSC member. Am I allowed to join?

Thank you in advance,


Dan Bostrom (staff)'s picture

Hi Cynthia, 

As a member of ALSC, you should have full access to the ALSC division page on ALA Connect. You can access this through the lefthand navigation menu on ALA Connect.

  • You should see a link that says "My Divisions." This expands when you click it to reveal your division pages.
  • Click on the link that says "ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children)" 

You should be able to explore ALSC posts and documents listed here. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thanks.


Cynthia Alaniz's picture


Thanks for your reply!

On the left of my screen, I am not seeing "Division" at all. When I find ALSC, it states this:

This is a closed group. The group administrators add/remove members as needed.

It's on my profile, and I received a welcome packet last week, so I know my membership is on file.

I am new to librarianship--starting as an elem. librarian in the fall, and I am eager to be a part of ALSC. It's really the first division I've tried to connect with. I hope there is a place for me.

Thank you,


Cynthia Alaniz's picture

Thank you for your help, Dan. I emailed the ALA Connect Help Desk, and they fixed everything.

I hope to meet you at ALA Annual!