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2008 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE- June 26 - July 2, Anaheim, CA

Program organizers of accepted programs- please use the following forms when submitting your program details:

Program Organizer Planning Information (MS Word)
Program Organizer Contact Information form (MS Word, form document)
Program Description form (MS Word, form document)
Speaker Contact Information form (MS Word, form document)
Room Set-up Request form (MS Word, form document)
Audiovisual Request form (MS Word, form document)
Handout Duplication form-including instructions for pre-printed materials (MS Word, form document)
Program Organizer Evaluation form (MS Word, form document)

Preconference– Summer Reading Survivor: Overcoming the Challenges
Thursday, June 26, 7:00-9:30 p.m. and Friday, June 27, 8:00 a.m. -4:45 p.m.

  • Fight summer reading fatigue! Be re-energized, and learn something new too!
  • Meet poet, author and folklorist, Judy Sierra (author, Random House) who is Wild About Reading and illustrator Harry Bliss (illustrator, HarperCollins) who will help you “Catch the Reading Bug.”  Literacy educator Stephen Krashen (PhD, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Southern California) will remind you why summer matters to kids.  Breakouts and panel discussions will focus on collaboration, partnerships, promotion, and online programs.  Finally, award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan (author, Scholastic) will have you shouting “Hooray! Ole! We love reading!”
  • Registration Rates:   ALSC Member $195, ALA Member $240 (or join ALSC for the same price), Non-Member $285, Student/Retired Member $175, Limited On-site Rate: $300
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ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program- Part of the ALA Auditorium Speaker Series
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton
Touchpoints: Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Monday, June 30, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Raising a child has never been easy. Today, it is more challenging than ever. Parents want to encourage their children to believe in themselves, yet must struggle to prepare them for a competitive world that they must face before they are ready. Working harder than ever, parents are also more alone than ever. For many, safe backyards, the support of neighbors, relatives, and family traditions, are distant memories. Parents need time for their families, more time than they have, someone to turn to with their children’s baffling behavior, and a community to rely on.

Based on T.B. Brazelton’s pioneering infant research, and more than 60 years of listening to parents and children, Touchpoints is a way of understanding and participating in family development. This approach empowers parents to discover their effectiveness as parents, guiding them through their children’s predictable crises (Touchpoints) to support their children’s self-esteem and readiness to learn and to take on the world.

Libraries are well positioned to establish partnerships with community agencies serving young children and families, bringing together child and family development expertise and resources, with space, program and resource materials so that families can be together in a safe and welcoming environment, where awareness for the importance of early learning can be increased, access for families to services and resources can be expanded, and parent/caregiver abilities to meet the needs of their very young children can be enhanced.

Programs-Additional details to be posted soon.

2008 ALSC NATIONAL INSTITUTE - September 18-20, 2008  Salt Lake City, Utah

Click here to learn more about the Institute in Salt Lake. 


2009 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE - July 9 - 15, Chicago, IL

Interested in presenting a program for ALSC at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference?  Please fill out a program proposal form for the ALSC Program Planning Coordinating Committee to consider.

2009 ALSC Program Proposal Form (MS Word)
*Due on Thursday, May 1, 2008.  Late submissions will not be considered.

2009 ALSC Program Proposal Information Sheet (MS Word)
*Contains additional details and information to correctly fill out the proposal form.


Past Conferences & Workshops

Click here to access the presentation notes and handouts from the Institute.

ALSC Preconference: "Spinning Straw Into Gold: Leadership Potential to Management Results"
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "Raising Readers- The National Early Literacy Panel Report"

"The Fun and Facts of Early Literacy: Communicating with Parents and Caregivers Through Storytime"


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