Tickets now available for ALSC 2010 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

Contact: Jenny Najduch
ALSC Marketing Specialist
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NEWS
For Immediate Release
March 2, 2010

CHICAGO— Tickets to attend the 2010 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, featuring Kathleen T. Horning, director of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of “From Cover to Cover: Evaluating a Reviewing Children’s Books,” are now available. The lecture is administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), and will be hosted this year by the Riverside County Library System, in collaboration with the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

The lecture, “Can Children’s Books Save the World?” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at the UCR Extension Center. Lecture attendance is free, but tickets must be reserved ahead of time. To register for tickets, please visit: http://rivlib.net/Arbuthnot.

Each year the Arbuthnot Lecture features an individual of distinction in the field of children's literature who is chosen to write and deliver a lecture that will make a significant scholarly contribution to the field of children's literature. Horning’s distinguished career has focused on three areas in the field of children’s literature: the freedom to read and open access to information for young people; the continued struggle to produce a body of authentically multicultural literature for young people in the United States; and the need to provide clear, practical training for both new and experienced librarians, especially with regard to evaluating (and setting high standards for) literature for young people.

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 4,200 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 Web site at www.ala.org/alsc.