For immediate release | April 11, 2011

ALSC offers new round of spring webinars

CHICAGO - This summer the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a regular schedule of convenient and affordable webinars. Perfect for busy students and professionals, these sessions last approximately one hour and give participants a brief but concentrated look into unique subject areas.

ALSC’s reoccurring webinars are taught by highly regarded instructors and are offered four times between now and September to allow individuals more flexibility. Although offered multiple times, participants should only register for and plan to attend one webinar. Sessions include Leveling Easy Readers (April 28, June 15, July 7, and Aug. 5) and Family Programs on a Shoestring @your library (May 12, June 10, July 22, and Aug. 23).

Leveling Easy Readers discusses the criteria and levels of books designed to be used during emergent literacy. Taught by Katherine (Kate) Todd, adjunct instructor at Manhattanville College, this webinar prepares students to assess, select and organize easy readers.

Family Programs on a Shoestring @your library prepares librarians experiencing lean times at the library. Taught by Angela Young, MSLS from the Lorain County (Ohio) Library System, this webinar introduces new ways to save money while still offering great programming at all age-levels.

Webinars take place in a virtual meeting room on Adobe Connect and, because they are in real-time, participants have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A with the instructor. More webinars are being added to the schedule. Please visit the website for more information. Costs are $45 for ALSC members, $55 for nonmembers and $195 for groups. Detailed descriptions and registration information is on the

ALSC website at For more information, contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at or (800) 545-2433 ext. 4026.


Dan Rude