2018 ALSC National Institute

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   September 27-29, 2018


All Aboard! Embracing Advocacy & Inclusion

Join more than 300 fellow children's librarians and educators for ALSC's two and a half day National Institute. The Institute is everything you need in one place--programming, keynotes, networking and much more.  This intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus and is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, education and library school faculty members, and other interested adults.  It is one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature and technology and takes place every two years.


This event will take place at the centrally-located Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Learn more about booking your housing and travel as well as exploring the city of Cincinnati.


The Program Coordinating Committee and National Institute Task Force are currently reviewing program proposals for the 2018 ALSC National Institute. A full list of Institute program will be available in October 2017.


Registration for the National Institute is now open! Registration categories exist for ALSC members, ALA members, non-members, students and groups. To learn more about registration, click here.


A preliminary schedule for the Institute is available here.


Show your support of children's librarians nation-wide by sponsoring the Institute. Organizations can sponsor the Institute at Gold, Silver, or Bronze levels as well as sponsoring individual events at the Institute.