Divisional Handbook, 1942-1946
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Brief Description: Divisional Handbook or manual for the Children's Division, including established goals, calendar schedules, constitution, lists of divisional organization, Board of Directors' minutes (1942-46), financial reports, committee reports, and publications procedure outline.
Held at:
The American Library Association Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217 333 0798
Fax: 217 244 2868
Email: ala-archives [at] library.illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 24/2/4
Created by: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Volume: 0.1 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 4/26/74
Arrangement: None
Biographical Note for Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) :

The Association for Library Service to Children is responsible for the evaluation and selection of books and non-book library materials for the improvement of techniques of library service to children from preschool through eighth grade or junior high school age.

The Section for Library Work with Children was established in 1901 (1). On June 21, 1941, it merged with the Young People's Reading Round Table and the School Libraries Section to form the Division of Libraries for Children and Young People (2). In 1944 a part of its public library section became the Children's Library Association (3). It reached divisional status on January 1, 1957 (4) but retained the name Children's Library Association until January 28, 1958, when it became the Children's Library Services Division (5).

The Children's Library Services Division (CSD) is interested in the improvement and extension of library services to children in all types of libraries. CSD is responsible for the evaluation and selection of book and non-book library materials and the improvement of techniques of library services for children from preschool through the eighth grade or junior high school age, when such materials of techniques are intended for use in more than one type of library (6).

In 1977 CSD changed its name to Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) (7).

Subject Index
Children and Young People, Div of Libraries for (DLCYP)
Committee Reports
Constitution
Financial Reports
Handbooks
Membership Lists
Officers Lists
Publishing
Languages of Materials
English [eng]