2016 ALSC National Institute

2016 ALSC National Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina

Believe. Build. Become.

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.

Housing & Local Information

This event will take place at the centrally-located Charlotte Marriott City Center. Learn more about booking your housing and travel as well as exploring the city of Charlotte. 


Included in your registration are keynote presentations featuring authors and children's literature experts. One of these events is the Breakfast for Bill event which is sponsored by the William C. Morris Endowment.



At the 2016 ALSC National Institute participants will be treated to a wide variety of programming focused on children's library service. The Institute is scheduled so that programs are offered twice, so participants will not have to choose between two excellent sessions!



Registration for the National Institute is now open! Registration categories exist for ALSC members, ALA members, non-members, students and groups. To register, 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. 


Looking for more information about the 2016 ALSC National Institute. Download a copy of our full-color brochure! This PDF document includes descriptions of programs, keynotes, and networking! It also makes a great document to show manager and directors how much value you will gain as an attendeee. See you in Charlotte!