Riverside County (Calif.) Library System to host 2010 Arbuthnot Lecture

Contact: Laura Schulte-Cooper

ALSC Program Officer




For Immediate Release

August 18, 2009

CHICAGO - The Riverside County (Calif.) Library System has been chosen to host the 2010 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced recently. Kathleen T. Horning, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Cooperative Children’s Book Center, will deliver the lecture.

“Riverside County’s emphasis on multicultural, literacy-based children’s programming, its leadership in promoting El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day, and its broad based program Project Read with Me, as well as its strong partnership with the University of California at Riverside, made this an ideal match for Dr. Horning’s expertise and background,” said Kristi Jemtegaard, chair of the 2010 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee.

The lecture will be held in the spring of 2010. Information about the exact date and how to obtain tickets will be posted when available on the ALSC Web site at

Members of the Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Committee are: Chair Kristi Jemtegaard, Arlington (Va.) Public Library; Marian Creamer, Children’s Literature Alive, Portland, Ore.; Peter Howard, Louisville (Ky.) Free Public Library;
Joyce Laiosa, Voorheesville (N.Y.) Public Library; and Lauren Aimonette Liang, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.