Curriculum & Outreach Educator, Joe Prince, co-chairs Association of Library Services to Children Committee

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As co-chair of the Library Service to Underserved Children and Their Caregivers (LSUCTC), Joe Prince created a toolkit for members of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). The toolkit focuses on youth and families experiencing homelessness and financial insecurity.

The committee’s charge is to advocate for underserved children and their caregivers. To offer leadership in discovering, developing, and disseminating information about library materials, programs, and facilities for underserved children and their caregivers; to develop and maintain guideline for selection useful and relevant materials; and to discuss, develop, and suggest ways in which library education programs can prepare librarians to serve these children and their caregivers.

The priority of the group this year is to develop toolkits for public and school librarians who work with children. Every other month a new toolkit is released. Two pages have been completed: one on Autism & Sensory Processing Disorders, which Joe assisted his co-chair to research and develop and Youth Experiencing Financial Insecurity and Homelessness, on which Joe collaborated with a fellow committee member.

To learn more about the committee's work and to explore the most recent toolkit entry, visit the LSUCTC's most recent blog post that was featured in ALA Direct.