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Children and libraries

  1. 1. Children and LibrariesJournal of ALSC, Association for Library Service to Children
  2. 2. Children & Libraries• Official journal of Association for Library Services to Children• Published three times yearly by the American Library Association• Audience: librarians working with children
  3. 3. Editorial Board• Editor: Sharon Verbeten• Editorial Advisory Committee: Rosanne Cerny, Miriam Lang Bodin, Susan Cooper, Barbara Immroth, Ellgn Loughran, Jill Ratzan, Michelle Sirk, Jane Marino, Sharon Verbeten
  4. 4. How to submit article for publication• Manuscripts can be sent to Sharon Verbeten, 820 Spooner Court, DePere, WI 54115 or e-mailed Manuscripts will be sent out for review according to the journal’s established procedures.• Full-length or short features should be well- researched and relevant to children’s librarians.• Humorous essays ranging from 500 to 750 words can be submitted for the last page of the journal, “The Last Word,” to Sharon Verbeten at the above e-mail.
  5. 5. What type of articles arefound in Children & Libraries?• Interviews with well-known children’s authors• Award acceptance speeches from Newberry and Caldecott winners• Reviews of new scholarly literature• News of ALSC events and committee business
  6. 6. What type of articles are found in Children & Libraries?• Articles on best practices, i.e. book clubs for teens, tips for first year managers, library services for children with special needs, storytimes for large groups; celebrating Dia de los Ninos• Articles on non-traditional media such as audiobooks, graphic novels, and websites
  7. 7. Who are the authors of articles in Children & Libraries?• Articles are written by practicing children’s librarians, library media teachers, university faculty members in both library and education schools, as well as children’s literature professors• Columns by the journal’s editor and by Executive Director of ALSC appear in each issue
  8. 8. Special Information in Children & Libraries• Limited advertising promoting upcoming ALSC events, other children’s book events, and new titles from publishers• Journal balances practical advice and resources for children’s librarians with inspirational articles and speeches by famous authors and illustrators
  9. 9. Who and why should this periodical be read?• This publication should be read by children’s librarians, either in a school or public library setting.• Children’s librarians should read this journal in order to stay current with best practices and new professional literature in the field.
  10. 10. References• American Library Association (n.d.) Retrieved February 28, 2008 from website