[kids-lib] Professional Development: ALSC National Institute for children's librarians

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu May 6 09:33:58 PDT 2010

Hello!  I just learned of the following professional development opportunity.  The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is having a conference in Atlanta, Georgia this September.  Details are in the email below.

Questions should be directed to ALSC Deputy Director Kirby Simmering at ksimmering at ala.org<mailto:ksimmering at ala.org> or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2164.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528
From: Jenny Najduch [mailto:jnajduch at ala.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2010 8:13 AM
To: Jenny Najduch
Subject: ALSC National Institute

Good morning,
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is holding the ALSC National Institute September 23 - 25, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia, and we'd love if you would share this information (below) with the youth services librarians in your state.  It's going to be a great event, full of fantastic programs, author/illustrator events and networking opportunities.  If you have any questions, please let me know.  Thank you!

Jenny Najduch
ALSC Marketing Specialist
jnajduch at ala.org<mailto:jnajduch at ala.org>
(312) 280-4026

ALSC Institute: there's nothing else like it.  Taking place in Atlanta on September 23 - 25, 2010 at the Emory Conference Center, the ALSC Institute touches on some of the most important topics in library service for children.  You're sure to go home feeling reinvigorated about the profession and more connected to others in the field.  Curious why you should attend the ALSC Institute?

  *   For as little as $360 you receive nearly 30 hours of educations programming that includes five programs, three keynote sessions, and multiple networking activities.  Registration also includes all handout materials, meals and snacks.
  *   This is one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature and technology.
  *   Learn from more than seven award-wining authors, illustrators and artists including: Ashley Bryan, Carmen Agra Deedy, John McCutcheon, Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers, Brian Selznick, and David Saylor.
  *   Bring information back to your library on improving your programming, increasing your partnerships and enhancing your technology.
  *   Networking!  More than 200 children's librarians, authors, illustrators and publishers will be at the Institute to meet new people and exchange ideas.
  *   Get an up-close look at one of Atlanta's most interesting venues, the Center for Puppetry Arts.
  *   All programming and lodging is at the Emory Conference Center making the Institute extremely easy to navigate.
  *   Check out the ALSC Blog<http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/?cat=106> (http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/) to hear what 2008 Institute participants are saying about their experience!  Posts are being added as the 2010 Institute gets closer, so please don't forget to check back in the near future.

Registration program details and prices are now available on the ALSC Web site.  Early bird registration (ends 6/30) for an ALSC member is $360; regular advance registration (7/1 - 8/25) is $395 for an ALSC member, $410 for an ALA member, $435 for a nonmember, and $320 for students.  More pricing options, such as discounted group rates and single day passes, are also available.  For more information please visit the ALSC Web site<http://www.ala.org/alscinstitute> (http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/confevents/institute/index.cfm).  Questions should be directed to ALSC Deputy Director Kirby Simmering at ksimmering at ala.org<mailto:ksimmering at ala.org> or 1-800-545-2433, ext. 2164.

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