ALSC announces summer online education courses

Contact: Aimee Strittmatter

ALSC Executive Director

(312) 280-2164


For Immediate Release

April 28, 2009

CHICAGO—School’s not out for the summer! The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering engaging online education courses that will enhance your skills and knowledge.

The three summer courses being offered are: “Reading Instruction and Children’s Books,” “The Newbery Medal: Past, Present and Future” and “Sharing Poetry with Children.” Registration opens May 18, and discounted rates are available for ALSC members. Courses begin the week of July 20.

ALSC’s online courses have received excellent reviews from participants. “I was continually impressed by the content of the class, the caliber of the discussions and the insight from all sorts of distinguished guest speakers,” said Rose M. Stuart, participant of the Newbery course and ALSC member.

Courses are taught asynchronously using Moodle, an online learning community. A certificate of completion will be sent to participants upon successful completion of the course.

Detailed descriptions and course registration information is available on the ALSC Web site at Fees are $95 for personal ALSC members; $145 for personal ALA members; and $165 for non-members. For more information, contact ALSC Executive Director Aimee Strittmatter at

ALSC, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. With a network of more than 4,300 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 Web site at