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Comment on Meet Your ALSC Board: Jenna Nemec-Loise by Barbara Klipper

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:36:18 +0000

Yay Jenna. I am proud to know you and to have watched your growth in ALSC over the years. You are such an asset to ALSC and to our profession.

Comment on Snoozey: Hunt for the Easy Reader Missing Link by Jim Taylor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:44:56 +0000

Hurray! Thank you so very much for this!!! I’ve made a few half-hearted attempts to find Snoozey over the years. I was born in ‘53 and this was the first book I learned to read “on my own”. I suspect it began with memorizing some of the passages and then gradually associating them with the printed words. Say what you will about the value of rhyming schemes in kid’s books but I can still recite the opening page of my beloved Snoozey book. I also have shared my entire life with a series of deeply loved and cherished dogs but perhaps that’s another story. Or is it?

Comment on The 2018 ALSC National Institute…it’s coming! by Elizabeth Serrano

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:44:10 +0000

Hi Marissa! We do have scholarships! Applications usually open in April, so we will have more information around March. Thank you for your interest! We hope to see you. Elizabeth

Comment on The Novel Effect App by Paige

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:34:54 +0000

Thanks for your comment, Kathy. I really was just looking at it as a tool for library programming and sharing resources. I’ve been sharing apps and interviewing app creators on the ALSC Blog since 2012. (Member of the ALSC Digital Content Task Force). I love print books - especially, for early literacy. But I also, love using apps for programs and sharing digital content. This is an app I like using and I wanted to make sure librarians were aware. Especially, since they will be at ALA in the exhibit hall. They’ve teamed up with publishers and have an amazing list of diverse books on their app. You don’t have to buy the book or the app – it’s free. They will be at ALA, check it out and let me know what you think.

Comment on The 2018 ALSC National Institute…it’s coming! by Marissa

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:55:07 +0000

Will there be any grants or scholarships available to help with travel costs? The line-up so far looks amazing!

Comment on Tips for Circulating Technology Kits by Brienne

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:48:33 +0000

What do you do if they bring it back broken? Do you charge the patron?

Comment on The Novel Effect App by KathyK

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:10:39 +0000

This post is an advertisement for an unproven commercial product. I think it unethical for ALSC to be doing this. The app is based on the idea that a parent reading to their child is insufficient. This is wrong. It assumes that by adding music the experience of reading is improved. It is not. I want ALSC to stop serving tech companies. Instead, be a champion of the print book because it is the best technology for early literacy and children deserve the best.

Comment on Questions by susan brooks

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:46:53 +0000

I am interested in adding IPads on locking docking stations to our children's departments. We would not require any internet access. I've looked at the AWE computers but am financially unable to make a purchase for our small, rural library. Computers would be available to children 2 to 10 and their adults. Any information and recommendations would be appreciated. Thank you

Comment on Tips for Circulating Technology Kits by Kathia ibacache

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:31:17 +0000

Thank you, Tori. This is a great idea.

Comment on To Theme Or Not to Theme? by Liz

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:51:49 +0000

The most fun I had was my "Friends Eating Friends" storytime. Ugly Fish, Tadpole's Promise and I had a couple more I can't think of right now.