ALSC knows that you plan your travel budget well in advanced. Educate yourself on how attending the 2014 ALSC National Institute can be an investment in your career. Below are resources and quotes that will help communicate the potential professional benefits for Oakland.
The case for attending
Check out ALA's "Making Your Case for Attending" resources and tailor these tools to meet your needs. Making the case for time off and support for travel and expenses to attend a conference requires a solid understanding of the potential benefits to your institution, supervisor, and colleagues. And you need to be able to communicate those benefits clearly—especially in times of tight budgets and reduced staff.
Help promote the Institute
ALSC is asking for your help spreading the word about the 2014 ALSC National Institute. To find out how you can help, check out 2014 Institute Promotion Guide, which includes sample language for promotional purposes. Send out emails, Facebook posts, and tweets about the Institute!
What they're saying
Attendees from the 2012 ALSC National Institute in Indianapolis, IN had plenty to say about their experiences. The quotes below are reflections from real attendees.