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Discussion ALSC Blog entries needed

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Are you interested in contributing to the ALSC Blog about an interesting relationship between your library and outside organizations? If so, please sign up for our committee blog schedule. 

Blog entries should:

  • be relevant and interesting
  • does not have a length requirement
  • include tags
  • include photographs
  • include a byline

We have openings for February, March, April, May and June. 

Are you interested in contributing to the ALSC Blog about an interesting relationship between your library and outside organizations? If so, please sign up for our committee blog schedule. 

Blog entries should:

  • be relevant and interesting
  • does not have a length requirement
  • include tags
  • include photographs
  • include a byline

We have openings for February, March, April, May and June. 

Posts should be posted to ALA Connect by the 14th of each month, allowing for fellow committee members to comment prior to posting. Soraya or I will then submit posts according to the deadline on 17th of each month. Posts become public on the ALSC Blog on the 20th of each month. 

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Discussion Building Partnerships Chat 1/4

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm

Our next chat is Thursday, January 4, 12:00 pm PST/1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm CT/3:00 pm EST.

Virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/4500371533 

Agenda (30 minutes)

  • Addititons to the agenda?
  • What to expect at Midwinter Conference in Denver
  • Member updates
  • ALSC Blog
  • ALA/ALSC News
  • Subcommittee reports/questions

 

 

Discussion List of Organizations

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm

ALSC Building Partnerships members should enter at least 5 national, state or local organizations whose resources complement or support Youth Services by June 1 each year, using the "Organization Information Entry Form."

https://goo.gl/forms/jGNybX3VQUhQsOTw1 

Additionally, the following Google Sheet automatically updates with your entries, so you can see what has already been covered. 

ALSC Building Partnerships members should enter at least 5 national, state or local organizations whose resources complement or support Youth Services by June 1 each year, using the "Organization Information Entry Form."

https://goo.gl/forms/jGNybX3VQUhQsOTw1 

Additionally, the following Google Sheet automatically updates with your entries, so you can see what has already been covered. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d8--QUERpfBsgAsUvKwAq3cDMQaZ-T1FABojlUpASSs/edit?usp=sharing 

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Discussion December 15 Quarterly Report Building Partnerships

by Jackie Cassidy on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 09:26 pm

 

 

Reporting Period*: December 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):  
Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Amanda Bressler, Keturah Cappadonia, Shari Melisa Fesko, Leigh L. Fox, Doris J. Gebel, Anna Haase Krueger, Patricia A. McLaughlin, Erin Ford Nguyen, Maren C. Ostergard, Gayle Lynn Pulley, Mary-Kate Sableski, Hadeal Salamah, Patricia Cortez Valdovinos
Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review 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. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. :  
Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*: Sub-committees (Assessing Community Needs, Best Practices, and Webpage Content) have been working independently and collaborating online. We have met for virtual chats on 9/28 and 11/2 to discuss progress with sub-committee assignments.
In progress: Our ALSC Blog Committee profile needs to be updated.
In progress: Blog posts by committee members.
Please do not copy a.../Diversity and Inclusion:  
Please do not copy a.../Advocacy:  
Please do not copy a.../Learning and Development:  
An ALSC core value is collaboration. Please describe collaborations you have initiated or would like to initiate with other ALSC or ALA committees to help further your work. Please list the desired outcomes you envision from this/these collaboration(s). What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward?:  
Please describe activities you would like to pursue for future education topics, publications, or online resources (such as toolkits) to be developed based on the committee’s work? What are the next steps you have set to accomplish this? What assistance do you need in taking this forward? Please be as detailed as possible.:  
If you could recommend a research topic, pertaining to the realm of your committee’s work, to an academic colleague, what would you request s/he research and why? (In other words, what gaps in research do you see in this particular area so that ALSC can share with the Association for Library and Information Science Educators and/or help develop ALSC's own research agenda?):  
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?*: Posting minutes in committee's ALA Connect space., Saving emails in folder to forward to next chair.
Did you attend or watch the online committee/task force orientation? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms.*: Yes
If you are the chair of a virtual committee/task force, have you reviewed the resources available in the Best Practices for Virtual Committee Work wiki? http://www.ala.org/alsc/aboutalsc/coms*: Not applicable (primarily meet face-to-face)

 

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Discussion September Quarterly Report

by Jackie Cassidy on Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):

Reporting Period*: September 15
Name of Committee or Task Force*: Building Partnerships
Priority Group Area *: Partnershps (PGC VI)
Current Chair(s)*: Jackie Cassidy; Soraya Silverman-Montano
Chair's Email*: cassidy@hcplonline.org
Co-Chair's email (if applicable): sorayasilverman@gmail.com
Incoming Chair (if known):

Committee/Task Force Members (names only (no dates), separate by comma, do not include chair)*: Amanda Bressler, Keturah Cappadonia, Shari Melisa Fesko, Leigh L. Fox, Doris J. Gebel, Anna Haase Krueger, Sophia Kenney, Patricia A. McLaughlin, Erin Ford Nguyen, Maren C. Ostergard, Gayle Lynn Pulley, Mary-Kate Sableski, Hadeal Salamah, Patricia Cortez Valdovinos

Per the Division Leadership Manual, the committee is expected to annually review 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. When did you last review it with your committee? Note: Recommendations for changes should be submitted to Organization & Bylaws. : September 15 Reporting Period

Summarize work accomplished, decisions reached, and follow-up action needed (objectives, timetable, and assignments) since your last report. Please remember not to include confidential or sensitive information.*:

Committee members have been assigned to one of three subcommittees: Assessing Community Needs, Best Practices, and Webpage Content.
Committee is scheduled to post articles once per month on the ALSC Blog.
July post: “Hosting a Read-In: A Successful University-Public Library Partnership”
August post: “Growing a Partnership – Public Libraries and Public Transportation”
Members have started to research national, state and local organizations for sharing on the committee’s Partner Organization Database.
We have scheduled three virtual chats on 9/28/17,

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Discussion Post-Midwinter Meeting 2011 Committee Report

by Sharon Salluzzo on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 10:40 am

                                              X Midwinter Meeting Report 2011

 

Name of Committee: ___Liaison with National Organizations Serving Children And Youth

___________________________________________________

                                              X Midwinter Meeting Report 2011

 

Name of Committee: ___Liaison with National Organizations Serving Children And Youth

___________________________________________________

 

Priority Group Area and Number: ___VI                                                                              

 

Priority Group Consultant: ________________________                                                   

 

Committee Chair: Marna Elliott and Sharon Salluzzo

___________________________________ Date: __January 9, 2011____________

 

Members Attending:

Marna Elliott, Sharon Salluzzo, Karen Reva Balsen, Rebecca Bishop, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Nina Hunt, Grace Slaughter, Mary Sorhus

 

 

 

 

 

Members Absent: (Please note any unexcused absences regarding meeting attendance in a separate email to the ALSC President, ALSC Executive Director, and your Priority Group Consultant; please also note that media evaluation and award committee attendance is mandatory during both the Annual Conference following the first Midwinter and the Midwinter Meeting at which the selections are made):

Excused: Eric Gomez, Hayley Elece McEwing, Margaret Snow, Sandy Wee, Irene Wright

 

 

 

Guests:

Carrie Banks

Leslie Molnar

 

 

Summarize Committee discussion, any decisions reached, and follow-up action needed, including suggestions for future programs or publications based on the committee’s work.

 

Committee members selected assignments of organizations to contact. We spoke of the need for discussion points/checklist to cover in our conversations. It was suggested that we have a sample “quicklist” that we can forward to the organization so they will understand what we mean by that term. It was also recommended that we mention Great Websites for Kids when we speak with our contacts in other organizations.

 

Discussion ensued around the current list of contact organizations:

How/when do we add an organization

When do we remove an organization   

We decided that we will take a hard look at the current list at annual in New Orleans. We will note those that do not respond to our email and phone calls and consider whether to continue to pursue them or to drop them from the list.

Betsy will contact the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child.

Nina is searching for national Home School organizations.

Karen will forward any pertinent information on educating other organizations about the value of libraries and children’s librarians on other organizations’ literacy plans.

 

 

 

We reviewed the Draft ALSC Strategic Plan and sent our feedback to ALSC.

Since collaboration with other organizations serving children will play a major role in the new ALSC Strategic Plan, our committee would like to have Linda Mays join us at annual to clarify the role of this committee.

 

We discussed the Poster Session at Annual 2012: what we will display for the organizations; the need to create a timeline; and the need for volunteers to cover the booth.

 

Carrie Banks spoke with us about ASCLA/ALSC cooperation.

 

 

 

 

 

How did the Committee’s activities since the last conference and during this conference help to achieve your objectives and meet the timetable set by the Committee?

 

Committee members have been contacting organizations serving children and youth.

 

 

How have the Committee’s activities since the last conference support and further ALSC’s Strategic Plan? Specifically, after each relevant goal area and objective below, describe how your activities contributed to the strategic plan.

 

Goal Area:  Advocacy

ALSC will promote and advance excellent library service for all children.

Objective 1:  Increase awareness of the value of excellent library service for all children.

                (EXAMPLE: The second phase of the Kids!@ your library public awareness campaign was launched on X date.  The launch included a variety of materials and resources [x, y, z] available for free for members to use with their community.)

Objective 2:  Increase ALSC involvement in ALA legislative initiatives.

Objective 3:  Increase funding for research and evaluation.

Objective 4:  Increase access to library services.

 

Presenting library awareness to other organizations

 

Goal Area:  Education

ALSC will strengthen, support, and advance research and education in the area of library services to children.

Objective 1:  Enhance continuing education opportunities for children’s librarians, youth service staff, and other internal and external stakeholders.

Objective 2:  Increase research and evaluation projects in the area of children’s library service.

Objective 3:  Continue to advocate for the inclusion of comprehensive coursework in children’s literacy and children’s library service courses in graduate and undergraduate programs.

Objective 4:  Increase the number and diversity of people who choose library service for children as a profession.

 

Goal Area:  Collaboration

ALSC will work collaboratively within ALA, the profession, and the wider community to ensure excellent library service for all children.

Objective 1:  Increase the effectiveness of ALSC’s current collaborative efforts.

Objective 2:  Increase opportunities to work in coalition with other related groups.

Objective 3:  Increase public awareness of the value of library service to children.

 

                Poster session for annual 2012

 

 

 

What problems did you encounter? What were the highlights of the committee meeting(s)?

 

We would like clarification of the role of this committee.

 

 

 

What are your objectives and timetable for work to do between now and the next conference?

            See above

 

 

If you have recommendations for changes in your committee structure or charge, please describe in detail by filling out a Form K.  Submit the completed form to the ALSC President, Priority Group Consultant, Organization and Bylaws co-chairs, and ALSC Executive Director.

 

If you have any committee activity or issues that require Board action, please complete a Board of Directors Action Form.

 

 

Sharon Salluzzo

___________________________________________________       __Feb 24, 2011_______

Signature of person reporting                                                                 date

 

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Discussion Relationship with GLSEN

by Hayley McEwing on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 11:01 am

Hi, Committee:

Just wanted to keep you updated on my contact with GLSEN (email correspondance below).  It was interesting to know that we are already connected with this group (see Stephanie's response) ... I did mention the poster session opportunity.

Hi, Committee:

Just wanted to keep you updated on my contact with GLSEN (email correspondance below).  It was interesting to know that we are already connected with this group (see Stephanie's response) ... I did mention the poster session opportunity.

Thank you for your quick response, Stephanie, and for contacting your other leaders!   I'm sorry to say that I was not aware of our collaboration for No Name Calling week but am pleased that our organizations have a history of working together.  As you can imagine, the committee I serve on is just a minute piece of the overall organization.  This small group acts as a frontline for contacts and assures that ALA is indeed connecting with other organizations. I will pass on your email to my committee, and look forward to our continued relationship! Thank you for your time,Hayley Hayley Elece McEwing, M.L.I.S. Resources on (Children's) Librarianship, Learning through Story and Illustration, and Leadership: http://librarieslearnlead.blogspot.com/Virtual Business Card: http://hayleymcewing.businesscard2.com/ Children's LibrarianPublic Library of Youngstown and Mahoning Countywww.LibraryVisit.org LIBRARIES ARE A LAUNCHPAD FOR KNOWLEDGE!


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Discussion What Can We Offer Outside Organizations?

by Hayley McEwing on Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I have emailed both of my assigned organizations with an email like the following:

To Whom It May Concern:

I have emailed both of my assigned organizations with an email like the following:

To Whom It May Concern:

As a member of the American Library Association and their Liaisons with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth Committee, I am writing in hopes of connecting our organization with yours.    In the past, one of our committee members did make contact with ________.  If he/she is still part of your staff and can provide an updated email address, we will continue to work with him/her.  If not, we are happy to make a new connection with another member of your organization.  The American Library Association can support your organization by offering booklists.  These can be specially created for your organization, or we can introduce and explain those already on our website: www.ala.org.  We are also interested in the opportunities that your organization provides children and youth and are interested in linking some of your web pages with ours.  There is also great potential for other collaboration projects that we have yet to discover and discuss.  Please consider working with us.  Together, we can better serve our mutual investment -- children and youth.  Thank you for your time.  Warm regards,  I have heard back from one of the organizations and have planned a phone conversation with her for February 24.  As this is my first time on this committee, what else can I offer/discuss with the contact other than going into detail of what I mentioned in the email?  I want to take full advantage of this opportunity. Thank you for your guidance. Hayleyhttp://learningemergingleadership.blogspot.com/

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Discussion Poster Session Letter

by Hayley McEwing on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 06:54 pm

Hi, LNOSCY  -- Thought I would share my letter below:

 

Hello, _____:

Hi, LNOSCY  -- Thought I would share my letter below:

 

Hello, _____:

  It has been many months since we spoke on the phone.  However, I am hopeful that you and your organization are still interested in connecting with the American Library Association (ALA).  My committee (Liaisons with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth) had a meeting on June 27 in Washington DC wherein we discussed how best to connect with other organizations.   We decided to have a poster session featuring national organizations, such as (organization's name), during our annual conference in 2012 in Anaheim, CA (June 21-26).  Would your organization be interested in supplying us information for this endeavor?  Or if you have a representative in Anaheim, perhaps they would like to meet us? The committee also mentioned the possibility of attending each other's conventions/conferences and collaborating on presentations at these events.  For us, Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays during annual conferences would be best. Please let me know if (organization's name) is still interested in working with ALA and what other ideas you might have for collaboration. I appreciate your time and consideration. 

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To identify and disseminate information to ALSC members on how to build effective, cooperative, and/or innovative partnerships with organizations whose resources complement or support Youth Services. To collaborate as appropriate with other ALSC committees, other associations, and community agencies serving young children to initiate similar activities and projects.

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