CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that registration for the 2014 ALSC National Institute will open Monday, November 11, 2013. The conference, themed "Expanding Our Worlds, Creating Community," will be held September 18-20, 2014 in Oakland, Calif.
Prospective attendees will enjoy significant savings when they register before May 30, 2014. Included in the cost of registration are all programs and speaker events, networking opportunities, two meals, and a special presentation at Oakland's own Children’s Fairyland! A full list of registration rates and prices can be found at http://www.ala.org/alsc/institute-registration. Housing and programs will be located at the Oakland Marriott City Center. More information about housing can be found at http://www.ala.org/alsc/institute-housing.
The National Institute is the premier event for programs and ideas related to children's library service. 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.
Confirmed special events include an Opening General Session with Steve Sheinkin, a Breakfast for Bill program with Tim Federle, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Gene Luen Yang, facilitated by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, and an afternoon at Children’s Fairyland, including Mac Barnett, Daniel Handler, and Jennifer Holm.
“We’re very proud of the lineup of speakers and programs that we’ve assembled,” said 2014 ALSC National Institute Planning Task Force chair Nina Lindsay. “Registrants will be treated to two-and-a-half days of intense and interactive learning. Be prepared to come away with new professional connections and exciting ideas to incorporate into your children’s library.”
For more information and registration details for the 2014 ALSC National Institute please visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/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.