What is a webinar?
One of ALSC's goals to provide children’s librarians with timely, educational and affordable professional development opportunities. Because life in a library moves fast, ALSC's webinars are the perfect solution for someone who wants and needs educational information but doesn't have a lot of time or resources. These short (one hour) interactive sessions taking place in Adobe Connect give librarians and library support staff the opportunity to learn right at their desks. The only necessary tools are a computer and the internet. Webinars are free and open to all. All webinars will be recorded and available in the archived webinars section of our website immediately following the live presentation.
Archived webinars are now free for members!
As of May 2016, archived webinars are available free and on-demand for ALSC members! For non-ALSC members, individuals pay only $25, and groups $195. These webinars will not be offered again live, but you receive unlimited access to the recording with your ALSC membership or archived webinar purchase.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 2pm Eastern, 1pm Central
Claudia Haines, Homer Public Library, Chip Donohue, TEC Center at Erikson Institute, Tamara Kaldor, TEC Center at Erikson Institute
So You Want to Get Published
Thursday, August 4, 2016, 3pm Eastern/2pm Central
Julie Dietzel-Glair, Freelance Writer and Library Consultant; Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Executive Director, Mother Goose on the Loose; Kathy MacMillan, Writer, Librarian, Storyteller
Early Childhood Programs and Services Series Part 1: Ages and Stages in Early Literacy Programming
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3pm Eastern/2pm Central
Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Creator, Mother Goose on the Loose®; Pamela Hamlin, Family Literacy Specialist, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System; and Brooke Newberry, Youth Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library (WI)
What kind of programs can you offer for infants in your library? Should programming for two year olds look different than programming for five year olds? Discover these answers and more in this action packed webinar. We’ll be discussing different developmental stages from ages birth to five, how to program for different ages, and what it looks like in a real life library.
Early Childhood Programs and Services Series Part 2: Early Literacy Library Spaces
Thursday, January 5, 2017, 3pm Eastern/2pm Central
Janet Ingraham Dwyer, Youth Services Library Consultant, State Library of Ohio; Brooke Newberry, Youth Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library (WI); and Sarah Stippich, Early Literacy Coordinator, Free Library of Philadelphia
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12pm Eastern/11am Central
Kara Fennell Walker, Head of Youth Services, Geauga County Public Library (OH); Kristen Rocha, Manager, Early Childhood Education, New York Public Library; and Brooke Sheets, Senior Librarian, Children’s Literature Department, Los Angeles Public Library
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 3pm Eastern/2pm Central
Stephanie Prato, Director of Play to Learn Services, Fayetteville Free Library (NY); and Stephanie Saba, Senior Librarian, San Mateo County Libraries (CA)
ALSC will be announcing more webinars soon! Please check back for more information about upcoming webinars.