Exciting Breakfast for Bill at the ALSC Mini Institute

For Immediate Release
Fri, 09/30/2016


Dan Bostrom

Membership/Marketing Manager




The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced a very special Breakfast for Bill at the ALSC Mini Institute in Atlanta. The ALSC Mini Institute takes place on Friday, January 20, 2017.

This event will feature two husband and wife pairs - Phil and Erin Stead, and Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek - who have two Caldecott Medals between them. These exciting speakers will discuss their latest collaborations, and give insights as to how the process of working creatively with a spouse differs from the process of creating individually. This event is included in the price of registration.

“This is one of the in-person sessions that we rescheduled from the cancelled 2016 ALSC National Institute” said Emily Nanney, chair of the ALSC National Institute Planning Task Force. “It is such an amazing line-up and we’re so pleased that our presenters agreed to join us in Atlanta. We think that this will be a very heart-felt discussion.”

The breakfast will honor the memory of William C. Morris, former vice-president and director of library promotion at HarperCollins Children’s Books by bringing librarians together with children’s book creators. Morris was a long time ALSC member and friend, recipient of the first ALSC Distinguished Service Award, and an advocate for children’s librarians and literature. Sponsored by the William C. Morris Endowment, HarperCollins Children's Books, and Macmillan Children's Publishing Group.

Registration for this event is now open and can be purchased as a ticketed event through ALA's Midwinter Meeting registration site. Registration categories exist for ALSC members, ALA members, and non-members.

For more information including agenda and keynotes, please see the ALSC Mini Institute site: www.ala.org/alsc/alsc-mini-institute.

ALSC, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 children’s and youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty, ALSC is committed to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit ALSC’s website: www.ala.org/alsc.