ALA Annual Conference Twitter Roundup

While you were away… Some members of the ALASC team were lucky enough to be on the ground at the first ALA Annual Conference (ALAAC) since the start of the pandemic at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D. C. Events co-coordinator Irene Miller, treasurer LaShaunda Croussore, and blogging assistant Emily Espanol took over the ALASC twitter (@ALASCSJSU)…

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Encouraging Early Literacy

One of the main goals libraries set out to do is promote literacy in their communities. For younger audiences, this can look like getting them excited about the library and its materials. Here is a list of books that discuss the importance and power of libraries and storytelling in a variety of ways.   Dear Librarian by Lydia M Sigwarth…

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Reading Recommendations for Summer (or anytime)

Reading Recommendations for Summer (or anytime) If you are anything like me, your To-Be-Read (TBR) list is quite extensive and you have been putting off the bulk of your leisure reading for breaks between semesters. Spring semester is finished, and before summer session starts (for those of you joining me on that adventure) here is a list of recommendations for…

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CLA Conference Experience

The first week of June ushered in not only the start of the SJSU summer semester, but most excitingly, the beginning of the California Library Association (CLA) 2022 Conference!  As a first-time attendee of the CLA Conference, I was thrilled that the conference was to be held in my hometown of Sacramento, making navigation to, from, and around the conference…

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Hello Summer Library Programs!

Schools are out, splash pads are on, and community libraries everywhere are launching their summer reading programs! According to the ALA, summer reading programs began in the 1890s to develop the habit of reading and to forestall the “summer slide” in school children. Engaging urban youth was important to lessen the impact of economic disparity, which has only increased in…

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