ALSC National Institute

UPDATE: The 2020 ALSC National Institute in Minneapolis, MN, will be transitioning to a Virtual Institute this fall. Please stay tuned for more information!                                                   

National Institute is scheduled for October 1-3 in Minneapolis, MN. We are monitoring the phased reopening of states across the nation and our ability to host group events. The status of the in-person event is being considered in consultation with ALSC leadership, the National Institute Task Force and a survey of current Institute registrants. We will provide more information on the status of the Institute as it becomes available.


2020 ALSC National Institute Minneapolis


Dive In: Engage, Amplify, Activate

October 1 - 3, 2020

Join more than 350 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.