I have attended several ALSC Institutes and they are consistently the best conference I attend every two years, and the 2008 conference was no exception. I took back so many great ideas…in fact; I just referred to my folder again last week. I remember attending a “Best Books” workshop and then coming home to read lots of books off the list, learning about the latest blogging sites and setting up my own account, attending an outstanding presentation on graphic novels for kids, and listening to the ever humorous Christopher Paul Curtis. Every session I went to was informative and engaging. The hotel and conference rooms were very nice and everything was easily accessible. I even enjoyed a tour of the Family History Library and Children’s Museum with a smaller group. One of the nicest things about the conference is the manageable size. At the conclusion of the conference, my husband joined me in Salt Lake and we enjoyed a mini-vacation for the remainder of the weekend. We still remember it as one of our favorite unexpectedly nice vacations. Hopefully we can do something similar following this conference too.
Coordinator of Youth Services
Wright Memorial Public Library