Two weeks left for special Institute pricing

For Immediate Release
Thu, 08/09/2012


Dan Rude

CHICAGO — Students, members and non-members have two weeks left to take advantage of special pricing for the 2012 ALSC National Institute in September. Special pricing ends Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.

ALSC members can save up to $60 by registering before Aug. 24. Students can save $190 by registering before Aug. 24.

On Sept. 20 – 22, 2012 ALSC will host its biennial National Institute in Indianapolis. This two-and-a-half-day workshop, devoted solely to children’s and youth library services, offers a small, intimate setting for participating in programming and getting to know colleagues.

Programs will delve into some of the most important topics in library service to children such as using technology in your programming, what’s hot in children’s spaces, working with underserved populations and using local partnerships to improve your programming. You’re sure to go home feeling reinvigorated about the profession and more connected to others in the field.

The Institute will be the kick-off to the Caldecott Award’s 75th anniversary celebration and will feature a very special Breakfast for Bill to commemorate the occasion. This star-studded event is sure to dazzle and inspire with award-winning authors and illustrators scheduled to speak at the Institute including: Peter Brown, Denise Fleming, Eric Rohmann, Kevin Henkes, Gary Paulsen, April Pulley Sayre and Doreen Rappaport.

The Institute is being held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre in Indianapolis. Specifics regarding registration and programs are on the ALSC website at: Questions? Contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at or (312) 280-4026.

ALSC, a division of the 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 at