Past ALSC conferences, institutes and workshops

2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Activities

ALA Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Virtual Banquet | This virtual event celebrates the Newbery, Caldecott, and Children's Literature Legacy awards. | View the recorded event on YouTube

ALA Book Awards Celebration | This virtual event celebrates the Batchelder, Belpré, Geisel, Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media and Sibert awards. | View the recorded event on YouTube

Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "The POW(!)er of Graphic Novels to Support Youth Literacy" | Watch on-demand recording 

2020 Virtual Institute

The 2020 ALSC Institute was held virtually. - See blog posts.

2020 ALA Virtual Event Activities

Annual ALSC Membership Meeting | View recording and access other materials 

ALA Book Award Celebration | This virtual event celebrates the Batchelder, Belpré, Caldecott, Children's Literature Legacy, Geisel, Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media, Newbery, Odyssey, and Sibert awards, as well as the Printz, Stonewall, and Coretta Scott King Book awards. | View the recorded event on YouTube

Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "Telling Our Authentic Story: Connecting, Sharing and Bridging Divides Through Children's Literature" | Watch on-demand recording 

2018 National Institute - Cincinnati, OH

The 2018 ALSC National Institute was held at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. - See blog posts.

2018 Annual Conference Activities - New Orleans, LA

ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "Considering All Children: A New Ideal in Evaluating and Engaging around Books for Youth," featuring Margarita Engle, Debbie Reese, Jason Reynolds, Ebony Thomas, and Edith Campbell

2018 Midwinter Invitational Seminar - Denver, CO

William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

2017 Annual Conference Activities - Chicago, IL

ALSC Preconference: Perceive. Rise. Engage: Celebrate the 2017 ALSC Honor Books
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "Plugging into the Digital Age: Libraries Engaging and Supporting Families with Today’s Literacy," featuring Chip Donohue, Sarah Lytle , and Lisa Regalla.

2016 National Institute Activities

2016 Virtual Institute: See archived program recordings.
Additionally, the Mini Institute was held in Atlanta, GA.

2016 Annual Conference Activities - Orlando, FL

ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "Libraries: The Space to Be," featuring Marty Sklar, Erica Fortescue, Brian Lee, and George Schafer.

2016 Midwinter Invitational Seminar - Boston, MA

William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

2015 Annual Conference Activities - San Francisco, CA

ALSC Preconference: Distinguished and Diverse: Celebrate the 2015 ALSC Honor Books
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "More to the Core: From the Craft of Nonfiction to the Expertise in the Stacks," featuring Melissa Sweet and Judy Cheatham.

2014 National Institute - Oakland, CA

The 2014 ALSC National Institute was held at the Marriott Oakland City Center. - See blog posts.

2014 Annual Conference Activities - Las Vegas, NV

ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: "The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities, and Beyond," featuring Amy Dickinson and Anna McQuinn.

2014 Midwinter Invitational Seminar - Philadelphia, PA

William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

2013 Annual Conference Activities - Chicago, IL

ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program: Think with Your Eyes

2012 National Institute - Indianapolis, IN

The 2012 ALSC National Institute was held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre. - See blog posts.

2012 Midwinter Invitational Seminar - Dallas, TX

William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

2011 Annual Conference Activities - New Orleans, LA

ALSC Charlemae Rollins President’s Program: How Libraries can Best Serve Special Needs Patrons, Especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

2010 National Institute- Atlanta, GA

The 2010 ALSC National Institute was held at the Emory Conference Center. - See blog posts.

2010 Annual Conference Activities - Washington DC

ALSC Preconference: Drawn to Delight: How Picturebooks Work (and Play) Today
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program featuring Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D

2010 Midwinter Invitational Seminar- Boston, MA

William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

2009 Annual Conference Activities - Chicago

ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program featuring Melba Beals

2008 Annual Conference Activities- Anaheim, CA

ALSC Preconference: Summer Reading Survivor: Overcoming the Challenges
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program featuring Dr. T. Berry Brazelton

2008 National Institute- Salt Lake City, UT

The 2008 ALSC National Institute was held at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center.

2008 Midwinter Invitational Seminar- Philadelphia, PA

William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training

2007 ALA Annual Conference- Washington, DC

ALSC/ASCLA Joint Preconference: "The Underserved 20 Percent:Serving Children, Teens, and Adults with Disabilities"
ALSC Charlemae Rollins President's Program featuring Marian Wright Edelman (part of the ALA Auditorium Speaker Series)

2006 National Institute- September 14-16, Pittsburgh, PA

The 2006 ALSC National Institute was held in Pittsburgh, PA.

2006 ALA Annual Conference- New Orleans, LA

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"

2006 Midwinter Workshop- San Antonio, TX

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