ALSC in Anaheim #ala12

Joining ALSC at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim?

When you’re not riding the roller coasters at Disneyland, come join us for a few programs. We’ve got a nice selection of events for members, non-members and everyone in-between. Here are some great activities that you should check out:


ALSC 101
4-6 pm, Saturday, June 23
Anaheim Marriott Grand Salon A-C

If you’re new to ALSC or if this is your first Annual Conference as a children’s librarian, then this program is for you! We’ll provide you with information about the perks of ALSC membership, tips on how to get involved, and tricks of the trade for navigating Annual Conference. We’ll also be raffling off a Nook and a Book and tickets to the Newbery-Caldecott Banquet to lucky ALSC members courtesy of the Friends of ALSC! The first half of the program will be an introduction to ALSC, the second half an opportunity to socialize. Stick around and meet new colleagues!


Newbery-Caldecott Banquet
6-11 pm, Sunday, June 24
Anaheim Marriott Marquis Ballroom

Join us for this gala to celebrate the Newbery and Caldecott Medalists and Honorees, authors and illustrators of the year’s most distinguished books for children. For more on this amazing event, see ALSC’s banquet FAQ.


Joint ALSC/YALSA President’s Program: The Digital Lives of Tweens and Young Teens
8-10 am, Monday, June 25
Anaheim Convention Center 304AB

This year ALSC and YALSA will offer a joint presidents’ program focusing on the digital lives of tweens and young teens, populations that both groups of members serve. This collaborative event will feature two dynamic speakers, Stephen Abram, MLS and Michelle Poris, Ph.D., followed by a video presentation.


Awards Presentation and Membership Meeting
10:30 am-1:30 pm, Monday, June 25
Anaheim Convention Center ACC-304AB

Join your colleagues for the annual presentation for the Batchelder, Carnegie, Geisel, and Sibert Awards. The ALSC Membership Meeting will immediately follow where Mary Fellows, ALSC President, will recognize the 2013 professional award winners and share the past year’s accomplishments and new initiatives.


We hope that you’ll join us in sunny Anaheim, June 21-26! Visit www.alaannual.org for general information about the conference, and use the Conference Scheduler to plan your time, create your calendar, and find out about many other highlights as they’re added—speakers, events, networking opportunities, and more. Get the best discount with Early Bird Registration, open until midnight, Sunday, May 13, 2012.

For a complete list of ALSC education programs and events, please see the ALSC at Annual Conference website: http://www.ala.org/alsc/confevents/alscannual/schedule

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