ALSC preconference to focus on leadership and management

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper


For Immediate Release

March 28, 2006

ALSC preconference to focus on leadership and management

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will offer a preconference, “Spinning Straw into Gold: Leadership Potential to Management Results,” on Thursday, June 22, 7–9:30 p.m. (opening session and reception) and Friday, June 23, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m., at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

This hands-on workshop will encourage youth services librarians to examine their leadership styles and strengthen their management skills. Through plenary sessions and small group discussions, participants will assess their personal leadership style and learn management techniques to maximize strengths, overcome weaknesses and interface positively with colleagues.

Speakers include: Dr. Marilyn Manning, certified management consultant; Virginia Walter, Department of Information Studies, UCLA; Ginnie Cooper, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library; Ellen Riordan, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore; and Andrea Davis Pinkney, author and editor.

The advance registration fees for this preconference are: $185, ALSC member; $230, ALA member; $265, non-member; and $135, student/retired member. Limited onsite registration will be available for $275.

Online registration is at: An ALA advance registration form is also available in the New Orleans preliminary program supplement of the March 2006 issue of
American Libraries.

Please note that advance registration closes on May 19.

For more information, contact the ALSC office at 312-280-2163 or