For immediate release | December 21, 2010

Registration open for online education through ALSC

CHICAGO - Bring something new to your library by taking an online course this winter from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Starting on Feb. 7, 2011, ALSC is offering four timely courses that are sure to cure your winter blues and liven up your library.

The winter course selections are: Information Literacy—From Preschool to High School, taught my Maryann Mori; The Newbery Medal: Past, Present and Future, taught by Kathleen T. Horning; Introduction to Graphic Novels for Children, taught by Janet Weber; and Out of this World Youth Programming taught by Angela Young. Courses run five or six weeks, depending on the course. Registration is now open, and discounted rates are available for ALSC members.Course space is limited, so please register early to reserve your spot.

Detailed descriptions and registration information is available on the ALSC website at Fees are $95 for personal ALSC members; $145 for personal ALA members; and $165 for non-members. Questions? Please contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at or 1 (800) 545-2433 ext. 4026.

ALSC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,200 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 its website at