For immediate release | September 14, 2015

Registration open for the 2016 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that registration for the 2016 ALSC National Institute has opened. The conference, themed "Believe. Build. Become.," will be held Sept. 15-17, 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.

Prospective attendees will enjoy significant savings when they register before June 30, 2016. Included in the cost of registration are all programs and speaker events, networking opportunities, three meals and multiple Big Ideas Sessions featuring TED Talks-like presentations from partner organizations. A full list of registration rates and prices is available from the ALSC website. Housing will be located at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. Speakers and programs will be announced soon.

The National Institute is the premier event for programs and ideas related to children's library service. This intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, education and library school faculty members, and other interested adults. It is one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature and technology and takes place every two years.

“The 2016 ALSC National Institute Planning Task Force has been hard at work putting together a great lineup of programs and speakers,” said Emily Nanney, chair of the task force. “We’re very excited to welcome attendees to Charlotte and show them all the wonderful things we have to see and do.”

For more information and registration details for the 2016 ALSC National Institute please visit

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 4,000 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 ALSC’s website:


Dan Bostrom

Marketing Manager, Membership