Recognizing the need to prepare library staff for opposition to programs, ALSC tasked the School-Age Programs and Services (SAPS) committee with creating a toolbox focused on program challenges. On behalf of the SAPS committee, I’m excited to share the result of our work from the 2022-23 term: the ALSC Toolkit for Program Challenges.
We split the toolkit into three sections: before, during, and after a program challenge. For each stage, we suggest areas that may need special attention, identify specific steps you can take, and provide adaptable templates for creating a program policy, planning a program, and responding to a challenge.
We hope this toolkit will help library staff as they continue to serve all of their community, and we look forward to your feedback for future revisions. We invite the [insert audience here] community to participate in strengthening this evolving toolkit and our service to children by sharing suggestions, experiences, and feedback via email to email@example.com.
Here is an additional link to ALSC's blog post regarding the Toolkit: A New Toolkit for Program Challenges - ALSC Blog (ala.org)
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