Contact: Jenny Najduch

ALSC Marketing Specialist

(312) 280-4026


For Immediate Release

June 24, 2008

ALSC to sponsor programs, events and giveaways at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has a full schedule of programs, events and giveaways during the ALA Annual Conference June 27 to July 1, in Anaheim, Calif. All conference attendees are welcome to participate.

The Newbery Caldecott Banquet is the ALSC event of the year, and you still have a chance to attend! At the ALA joint division’s booth (number 1840 on the exhibits floor) ALSC will be holding a banquet ticket raffle open to all conference attendees. Stop by and fill out a raffle ticket for your chance to win. The drawing will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 28; winner need not be present at the time of the drawing. Member ribbons and other great ALSC giveaways will also be available to conference attendees at the ALA booth.

New ALSC members should plan on attending “ALSC 101: Making Connections,” scheduled to take place from 4 – 6 p.m. on Friday, June 27 in the Anaheim Conference Center, room 201 A/B. This program is designed specifically for new members to learn more about ALSC, network with peers and learn helpful conference tips. An abbreviated “ALSC 101” will take place from 9:30 – 10 a.m. on Monday, June 30, in the ALA Membership Pavilion and is a great chance for those curious about the Association to learn more.

ALSC’s Annual Happy Hour is a great way for conference attendees to unwind after a long, program-filled day. The event will take place from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at Roy’s in the Anaheim Garden Walk and will feature a cash bar, good times, and great friends.

For the first time, ALSC will be holding a Student Mix and Mingle from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, in the ALA Member Pavilion on the exhibits floor. This is a great opportunity for students to meet fellow members through fun activities and games.

For a complete listing of ALSC programs taking place at Annual Conference, visit the “ALSC Events and Conferences” section of the ALSC Web site at Program times, locations and descriptions can also be found in the Program Guide given out at Annual Conference.

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 dedicated to creating a better future for children through libraries. To learn more about ALSC, visit