For immediate release | May 10, 2012

Job advice workshop offered by ALSC on June 13

CHICAGO— On Wednesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. Central, ALSC will offer a free online workshop for all students interested in children’s services. Getting Your First Library Job: Showcasing Skills and Packaging Passion features advice from Thom Barthelmess, curator, Butler Children’s Literature Center, Dominican University and Alison O’Reilly, director, Cutchogue (N.Y.) New Suffolk Free Library.

Join us for a discussion about marketing yourself as an outstanding children's librarian, showcasing your professional assets to meet the demands of the 21st century library and impressing the directors and supervisors who manage them.

ALSC Student Sessions are online workshops that last about an hour and are led by ALSC members from across the country. These sessions are run through Adobe Connect. Participants only need a computer with Internet access and speakers. Take advantage of this opportunity to network with other students and ALSC members without leaving the comfort of your home.

Hosted by the ALSC Membership Committee, these student sessions are open to all students, ALSC members and non-members. They are being offered free of charge.

With student sessions, webinars and online courses, ALSC is committed to offering a wide range of quality online education to all levels of learners. For more information on professional development with ALSC, please visit

ALSC is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,000 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 their website at

For more information about attending an ALSC Student Session, or becoming a member with ALSC, please visit the ALSC student membership page. Questions? Please contact Dan Rude, ALSC Membership/Marketing Specialist, at or (800) 545-2433 ext 2164.


Dan Rude

Membership/Marketing Specialist

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

1-800-545-2433 ext.2164