I wanted to give a quick update about some awesome recent developments! I was recently approached to be a part of two wonderful committees for two different subgroups of the American Library Association (ALA). One of the appointments is Chair of the committee! They are:
I was asked to sit as the Chair of the PLA Continuing Education Advisory Group. This is a one year appointment with a following year as just a member of the committee. The purpose of this committee is to advise the PLA on the identification, development and evaluation of relevant, cost-effective, and emerging face-to-face and online continuing education products and services. I took over Chair duties at the conclusion of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.
I was also asked by the president of the ALSC to sit as a member on the ALSC School-Age Program and Service Committee. This is a two year appointment. The purpose of this committee is to identify and disseminate information on effective, cooperative or innovative programming for school age children to libraries, schools, and community agencies serving youth. To develop training workshops on school age programs and services and present them at conferences, institutes and for other institutions serving youth. To cooperate appropriate with other ALSC committees and other associations working with the school age child to initiate activates and projects.
I am very excited about both appointments and look forward to all of the wonderful work that we will do together. I will occasionally post updates of relevant committee happenings as they come up.