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Can you spare a moment for a survey on advocacy tools?

CMLE members – we are passing this on to give you a chance to share your views on the tools the profession is providing for you to help you advocate. As you know, at CMLE Headquarters we are BIG fans of advocacy!! And we recognize it’s tough to do alone. So we provide some resources, and so does the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Is it what you need?? Share your views, to make things better for everyone!

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Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Classes Start Soon!

Here is an update about some interesting training you can take to build your skills in working with kids! Remember: CMLE offers up to $200 in scholarship money to members to help you attend these kinds of opportunities.

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) encourages participants to sign up for Spring 2017 ALSC online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, April 3, 2017.

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Be a Mentor for ALSC !

You have a lot to share!

As an experienced library person, you remember back to when you were new in libraries, or new in your job. Did someone help you? You can be that person who helps to make someone else’s journey easier and more fulfilling!

The Association of Library Service to Children is looking for mentors – and you may be just the person they need!!

You do not need to be a member of ALA or ALSC, or to have a library degree, to mentor someone. You just need to be willing to talk with someone who is new, and who could use a source for guidance in questions and support. I’ve been in CMLE libraries, so I know we have many people here who would just be great mentors!!

Apply today!! (Check in with us here at CMLE Headquarters if you want to talk about your application!) Continue reading Be a Mentor for ALSC !

CE Needs Assessment survey from ALSC

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Interested in continuing education? Do you work with kids, and want to build skills? At CMLE, we support that! So we are passing on this survey to you. Take a couple of minutes to fill it out (no need to be a member), and share your ideas with the profession!

From the Association for Library Service to Children:
The ALSC Education Committee invites your feedback on how ALSC’s online continuing education programs can best support you and your professional goals.

Please consider taking a few minutes to contribute to the 2017 ALSC Continuing Education Needs Assessment survey.  Responses are requested by February 24, 2017.  The survey can be accessed at

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Danielle Hartsfield, Co-Chair
ALSC Education Committee

Great websites for kids

logoNot that you need more websites to visit and read, but these are some “great” ones! Selected, approved, and vetted by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, the Great Websites for Kids website has hundreds of great websites for your students. The site has groupings of websites broken by categories like: Animals, Sciences, the Arts, Math & Computers, Social Sciences and More!

This weeks site is the Seattle Times’ online information about Martin Luther King Jr.