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Registration for the Institute is SOLD OUT! To get on our waitlist, click here. If you have questions about your registration or the waitlist process, please contact


ALSC Member Early Bird* (before June 29, 2018) $400
ALSC Member Regular (June 30 - August 24, 2018) $435
ALSC Member Late (August 25 - September 24, 2018) $495
ALA Member Regular (before August 24, 2018) $450
ALA Member Late (August 25 - September 24, 2018) $510
Non-member Regular (before August 24, 2018) $475
Non-member Late (August 25 - September 24, 2018) $540
Student $350
Group 7+** (before August 24, 2018) $430
*Only registrations postmarked by June 29, 2018 will be eligible for the Early Bird rate.
**A total of 7+ registrations qualify for the group rate. To register a group, please email by August 24, 2018. Group registration will not be accepted after this date.
We know that cost is one of the biggest factors in determining Institute participation, and therefore ALSC tries to keep the price of attendance as low as possible.
Housing is not included with cost of registration. Please visit our Institute housing section for a special rate at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Registration fee includes Thursday dinner, Friday breakfast, and Saturday breakfast.
Looking for a paper registration form? Download our registration brochure!

If you have questions about the Institute or need more information please contact Kristen Figliulo in the ALSC office.

Statement of Appropriate Conduct at the ALSC Institute

All participants, including speakers, are expected to observe the rules and behaviors described in the Statement of Appropriate Conduct in all conference venues, including online venues, and conference social events. The statement includes contact information to report incidents of harassment.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is limited. Paper registration deadline is August 24, 2018. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Otherwise, registration cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed by August 24, 2018. Cancellations will result in a full refund less $50 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be processed after October 21, 2018. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline date for any reason other than hospitalization or death. In the case of hospitalization or death of registrant or immediate family member, including parent, sibling, spouse or child, ALSC will refund registration fees paid, minus a $50 handling fee. Proof of hospitalization and/or funeral services must be attached to refund letter. These workshops are on a cost-recovery basis. ALSC reserves the right to cancel the Institute, or any portion of, if there is insufficient registration or for other reasons. Neither ALA nor any of its divisions are responsible for cancellation charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies, or other losses incurred in the cancellation of the Institute.


Convince Your Supervisor

ALSC knows that you have a lot of options when it comes to in-person events and conferences. ALSC also knows that library budgets are tight and that it can be difficult to convince your supervisor to let you attend an event like the 2018 ALSC National Institute. To help, ALSC has created this National Institute supervisor letter. And don't forget to give them a copy of our National Institute brochure!