Subject File, 1932-1933
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Brief Description: Subject file of the Section of Work With Children containing The Right Book for The Right Child, a Winnetka Study, and correspondence and records of the Professional Training, Nominating and Membership committees, and the ALA Radio Show and School of the Air.
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: 24/50/6
Created by: Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), Library Work with Children
Volume: 0.3 Cubic Feet
Acquired: 4/26/74
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/alasfa/2450006a.pdf
Arrangement: Chronological
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, Section for Library Work With
Membership Committee
Nominating Committee
Professional Training Committee
Radio Show
Right Book for The Right Child
School of The Air
Winnetka Study
Languages of Materials
English [eng]