For immediate release | March 15, 2011

ALSC presents first-ever Día 101 webinar

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering the first-ever Día-related webinar, Día 101: Everything you need to know about celebrating El día de los niños/El día de los libros. The course will take place at 1 p.m. CST on Friday, April 1, 2011.

The webinar will present an hour-long analysis of all things Día by Beatriz Pascual Wallace, MLIS Children’s Librarian at the Seattle Public Library. Learners will experience the history, resources and importance of Día.

Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, nationally acclaimed children’s book author Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of childhood and children with literacy to found El día de los niños/El día de los libros. The event is supported by ALSC and REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. To learn more about El día de los niños/El día de los libros, please visit the Día homepage.

To sign up for this webinar, please visit ALSC’s online education page. The cost of the webinar is $45 for members, $55 for non-members and $195 for groups. For more information on ALSC’s online education programs or for registration information, please contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch, or 1 (800) 545-2433 ext. 4026.


Dan Rude