2014 ALSC National Institute

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2014 ALSC National InstituteJoin more than 300 fellow children's librarians and educators for ALSC's two and a half day National Institute. This event takes place on September 18-20, 2014 in Oakland, California. 

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.


Registration for the Institute has reached maximum capacity and is now closed.


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

Speaker Events

Included in your registration are special events 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 2014 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!


The Institute is a great way to meet new colleagues and network. Get to know your fellow attendees at ALSC's series of optional social events called ALSC Connection! All of these events are included in the cost of registration. 

Make the Case

ALSC wants to help you express your interest in the Institute. Learn more about how you can make the case to to attend the 2014 ALSC National Institute in Oakland, Calif. Get inspired with quotes from past Institutes and steps to organizing your argument. 


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. 


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