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Event Managing Children's Services Discussion Group Meeting at Annual

by Lisa Kropp on Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 09:50 am

Good morning ALSC!

Are you a new(ish) manager in youth services? Are you more on the experienced side of things, but still have questions and wish you could ask a fellow manager in youth services about them? Then head on over to the: Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group: Sunday, June 25, 1:00pm-2:30pm at Hilton Chicago, Lake Erie.

Good morning ALSC!

Are you a new(ish) manager in youth services? Are you more on the experienced side of things, but still have questions and wish you could ask a fellow manager in youth services about them? Then head on over to the: Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group: Sunday, June 25, 1:00pm-2:30pm at Hilton Chicago, Lake Erie.

Join co-conveners of the discussion group, Carol Phillips and Lisa Kropp, and Megan Egbert and Kelsey Johnson-Kaiser -the incoming/outgoing chairs of the Managing Children’s Services Committee, as we talk about YOUR questions, concerns, and issues when it comes to: scheduling, time off requests, policies, program evaluations, and more.

** Can’t make the group, but have a pressing question? Submit it to lisa@suffolknet.org and have it asked for you. Notes are submitted to ALA Connect after the conference, so anyone can see what was shared and discussed.**

 Lisa G. Kropp

Assistant Director

Lindenhurst Memorial Library

One Lee Avenue

Lindenhurst, NY

lisa@suffolknet.org

631-957-7755

 

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Discussion Announcing 2016 Empire State Award Winner

by Joshua Carlson on Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:52 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 Managing Children's Services Discussion Group- no meeting at Annual 2015

by Carol Phillips on Sun, Jun 21, 2015 at 05:54 pm

There will be no formal meeting at Annual.  Unfortunately, the meeting at Midwinter was snowed out...

 Hope to hear from you all before Midwinter 2016!

 

Carol Phillips

Discussion Managing Children's Services Discussion Group at 2015 Midwinter

by Lisa Kropp on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 02:23 pm

Please join The Managing Children's Services Discussion Group at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago to discuss management issues pertaining to youth services librarians. This is a wonderful place to network with your peers, and provides the opportunity for a lively discussion around topics such as: scheduling, assigning projects, how to say no effectively, etc... Bring your ideas and topics!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

4:30-5:30 p.m.

All Discussion Groups Meeting in room HIL - Joliet Room (Hilton Chicago)

Please join The Managing Children's Services Discussion Group at the 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago to discuss management issues pertaining to youth services librarians. This is a wonderful place to network with your peers, and provides the opportunity for a lively discussion around topics such as: scheduling, assigning projects, how to say no effectively, etc... Bring your ideas and topics!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

4:30-5:30 p.m.

All Discussion Groups Meeting in room HIL - Joliet Room (Hilton Chicago)

Best,

Carol Phillips and Lisa G. Kropp, Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group Co-Convenors

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Discussion Managing Children's Services Discussion Group - No Meeting at ALA

by Alison Poage on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 05:56 am

Hello all,

 
This is just a reminder that the Managing Children's Services Discussion Group does NOT meet at the ALA Annual Conference. We will see you at the Midwinter meeting in January 2015. In the meantime, please visit ALA Connect to join our page and view the minutes from the last meeting.
 
Have a great day!
 
Regards,
Alison & Carol
 
Alison O'Reilly Poage and Carol Phillips, co-convenors
Managing Children's Services Discussion Group
  

Discussion Midwinter 2014 Minutes from Meeting

by Carol Phillips on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 01:23 pm

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group

Meeting January 26, 2014

4:30-5:30 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Six persons attending.

 

Discussions:

-Leveled book systems and requests that libraries identify levels of books

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group

Meeting January 26, 2014

4:30-5:30 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Six persons attending.

 

Discussions:

-Leveled book systems and requests that libraries identify levels of books

  1. Teachers can level books in their classrooms.
  2. Some libraries put stickers on their books indicating levels.
  3. Some libraries separate books into different sections.
  4. Some libraries identify beginning chapter books.
  5. Some libraries identify early easy readers and harder easy readers.
  6. Would parent education be more worthwhile, rather than labeling?
  7. There is great value to displaying books.

 

-Changing up Dewey

  • Some libraries categorize picture books.
  • Other libraries are going Dewey-free and categorizing non-fiction using a bookstore model.  One school library has decided to use the following categories (based on their collection) for their non-fiction holdings: Animals, Nature, People, Places, Holidays, STEM, Sports and Recreation, Crafts and Hobbies, History, Folklore - Poetry and Word Play, Transportation, and Miscellaneous (for things that don’t fit elsewhere!)

 

Getting staff up to speed with technology

  • Set up competencies for staff.
  • Prioritize what staff need to know.
  • Develop a digital reward system when staff members complete different training.  Motivate them to learn new things.  Make this part of their evaluation.
  • Pair staff with other staff members with different knowledge bases so they both can learn.
  • Ask staff what they feel they need to learn; make sure people have access to the different devices. 
  • Emphasize KSAA:  Knowledge, skills, ability AND attitude.

 

Tutors using and monopolizing space in the public library

  • Limit the number of people who can work at any one table.
  • Have a joint conference with schools to see if you can come up with solution.
  • Have library offer tutoring.

 

Next conference suggestion:  Arrange for a speaker to discuss a topic related to managing children’s services.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Carol K. Phillips, co-convenor

February 3, 2014

 

           

           

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Managing Children's Services Discussion Group Meeting in Washington D.C.

by Alison Poage on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

The Managing Children's Services Discussion Group will be meeting at the 2010 Annual Conference in Washington D.C.:

Sunday, June 27, 2010 
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Hilton-Washington Rooms Columbia 3-4

All are welcome to attend this informal discussion of management issues pertaining to youth services librarians. Feel free to post items to add to our agenda.

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group Co-Convenors:
Cheryl Kallberg, Alison O'Reilly, and Carol Phillips

Discussion Managing Children's Services Discussion Group Meeting in Boston

by Alison Poage on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 10:48 am

The Managing Children's Services Discussion Group will be meeting at the 2010 Midwinter Meeting in Boston:

Sunday, January 17, 2009
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Place, 02116, America North room 

All are welcome to attend this informal discussion of management issues pertaining to youth services librarians. Feel free to post items to add to our agenda.

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group Co-Convenors:
Cheryl Kallberg, Alison O'Reilly, and Carol Phillips

Discussion Meeting in Chicago

by Alison Poage on Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 04:57 pm

The Managing Children's Services Discussion Group will be meeting at the 2009 Annual Conference in Chicago:

Sunday, July 12, 2009
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All Discussion Meeting
Hotel: Palmer House Hilton
Room: Spire

All are welcome to attend this informal discussion of management issues pertaining to youth services librarians. Feel free to post items to add to our agenda.

Managing Children’s Services Discussion Group Co-Convenors:
Cheryl Kallberg, Alison O'Reilly, and Carol Phillips

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Provides a forum for discussion of concerns of ALSC members that relate to managing children’s services, provides an opportunity to share management expertise, and lends support to children’s specialists, especially those new to ALA/ALSC.

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