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In surveys of past Institute attendees, respondents often list making connections as one of most important reasons for taking part in this conference. ALSC Connection is a group of fun, optional activities that allow attendees to unwind and network with colleagues.

Connection Events

Wednesday, September 26

Reception - 6:00-8:00 pm
50 E. Freedom Way
Join ALSC and colleagues interested in youth librarianship for this free networking reception. This event, funded by the Friends of ALSC, is open to everyone* and will include light hors'devours and a cash bar, as well as opportunity to explore the center and its exhibits.
*This event is open to the public; Institute registration is not required. However, (free) pre-registration for this networking reception IS required. The reception registration form will open mid to late summer 2018.
Walking directions from the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza to National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


Thursday, September 27

ALSC 101 - 12:15-12:45 pm
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
Room TBA

The perfect refresher or introductory course to ALSC and all its activities. Come hear ALSC Board members discuss important initiatives and how to get involved. Participants are eligible for a number of prizes. 
ALSC Trivia Hour - 4:30-5:30 pm
414 Walnut Street
Test your knowledge and win some prizes! Come join your colleagues for this fun trivia hour featuring topics related to children's literature. Guest can also explore the historic space and collections of the Mercantile Library with a fun scavenger hunt!
Walking directions from the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza to The Mercantile Library

Friday, September 28

800 Vine St.
Walking directions from the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza to the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County


Social media

Tweeting about the Institute? Make a connection via Twitter by using the hashtags #alsc18 and #act4kids when discussing the 2018 ALSC National Institute.  Don't forget to follow ALSC on Twitter (@wearealsc)! 

Join the National Institute Facebook event page! ALSC will also be posting updates and pictures to the ALSC Facebook account. Participants should feel free to submit their photos to the ALSC wall. 

Another great way to follow the Institute is to keep up with the ALSC Blog. Throughout the conference attendees will be micro-blogging about their experiences. 



Interested in sponsoring an ALSC Connection event? Check out our sponsorship brochure or contact Kristen Figliulo at or (312) 280-4026.


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