Volunteer with ALSC @ Annual Conference

Are you so excited to see everyone at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition? Are you thrilled at the prospect of re-connecting with your friends and colleagues from across the country? ALSC is too! (We've missed you.)

ALSC is working hard to ensure make the return to an in-person ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition absolutely smashing, and we need your help! Making the conference experience easy, accessible and delightful for all participants requires a lot of hands - more hands than the ALSC staff has. If you're looking for a way to help at Annual - or if you're just looking for a way to get a bit more involved and meet some people in a more structured way - ALSC has opportunities for you!

Opportunities

ALSC Greeting/Welcoming Team - Ever walked into a big building for an event and thought "Uh... where do I go now?" It's not a particularly great feeling and can scare people away from participating. The ALSC Greeting/Welcoming Team helps direct audience members to ALSC events, including the Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Awards Banquet, the ALSC President's Program, and even the ALSC Education Programs! Be a friendly, welcoming smile to other conference-goers, and help create an environment where participants can all grow and develop in welcoming environments. 

Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Award Banquet Production Team - Be a part of the biggest event in children's librarianship every year - the Newbery-Caldecott-Legacy Award Banquet! At this annual ceremony, 1,000 people from the children's literature community gather to celebrate the winners of the Newbery, Caldecott, and Legacy awards. We need a team of production volunteers to help us set up the room for attendees, direct audience traffic, and more. Please note: volunteers will need to either purchase a banquet ticket or have a confirmed space at a hosted table.)

Requirements

ALSC Annual Conference Volunteers will:

  • Attend a virtual ALSC Annual Conference Volunteer Orientation in early June. 
  • Commit to at least one volunteer shift at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition.

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