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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 events that bring attendees together for fun and networking. These are free, team-building events that give you a chance to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow Institute-goers. 

Connection Events

Wednesday, September 17
Happy Hour - 6:00-8:00 pmParticipants at the 2012 ALSC Institute Connection
Twelve Bar Lounge
Level Two, Oakland Marriott City Center
Join your fellow conference-goers for a drink or bite to eat. Conveniently located on the second floor of the Oakland Marriott, this event is a great way opportunity to meet new people and share in the excitement of Institute! Food and drink must be purchased individually.

Thursday, September 18

ALSC 101 - 12:15-12:45pm
Oakland Marriott City Center 
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. This event will take place in the areas reserved for programs. 
ALSC Trivia - 8:00-9:00pm
906 Washington Street
Test your knowledge and win some prizes! Come join your colleagues for an old fashioned pub quiz featuring topics related to children's literature.

Social media

Tweeting about the Institute? Make a connection via Twitter by using the hashtag #alsc14 when discussing the 2014 ALSC National Institute. ALSC on Twitter (@alscblog) and look for tweets about Institute. 

Join the National Institute Facebook event page! ALSC will also be posting updates and pictures to the ALSC Facebook account. Participant 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. 

ALA Connect
Registrants are encouraged to participate in the 2014 ALSC National Institute ALA Connect community. This is a place for presenters to share their slides and more resources from their topics as well as a forum for continued discussion of Institute ideas and suggestions. This is a closed community that is intended for registered participants only; after registering participants may request admission to the group using their ALA ID. To take part in the group, non-ALA members must first create an ALA Connect account


Download the official 2014 ALSC National Institute badge! This image can be used in email signature lines and on blogs. To download the badge, left-click the image to the left and select "Save image as." Proceed to save the file to your file structure. 

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Interested in sponsoring an ALSC Connection activity? Please contact Dan Bostrom, or 800-545-2433 ext 2164.