ALSC National Institute coming in Fall 2022 - call for proposals open

For Immediate Release
Wed, 10/13/2021


Sarah Polen

Program Officer, Continuing Education


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced that the 2022 ALSC National Institute will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown in Kansas City, Missouri, from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022. 

The Call for Programs for Institute is now open; proposals will be accepted through Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CT. 

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.

“ALSC is thrilled to announce its return to in-person programming with the 2022 National Institute,” said ALSC President Lucía Gonzalez. “Institute is always an inspirational experience, due in large part to the opportunity it offers to develop our skills alongside our colleagues and learn together from experts in the field.”

Registration for ALSC National Institute will open in the coming weeks. Visit the ALSC website for more event details and information, including updates on Institute Covid-19 precautions.

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is driven by more than 4,000 members dedicated to the support and enrichment of library service to children. Our members include youth librarians, literature experts, publishers and educational faculty. ALSC supports its members in engaging communities to build healthy, successful, futures for all children. To learn more about ALSC and how to join, please visit our website at