Category Archives: Institute 2012

#alsc12 Re-Energizes Scholarship Winner

If you’re involved in ALSC, chances are you’ve heard about ALSC Institutes. Experts from around the country come together for one weekend every other year to deliver presentations on hot topics in youth services librarianship, while well-known authors grace meals. … Continue reading

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#alsc12 2012 ALSC Institute: The Bricks I’m Building Upon

While simultaneously playing with LEGOs and listening to author Gary Paulsen speak I realized the 2012 ALSC Institute is a lot like LEGOs. At the Institute I could listen to authors, network with other librarians, and discover new ideas while … Continue reading

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The 2012 ALSC Institute…We Won the Race in Indianapolis!

The theme for our 2012 ALSC Institute was “Libraries Leading the Race.”  I am certain that everyone who attended felt like they personally not only led the race but also won it! ALSC Blogger Eva Mitnick’s summed up the experience … Continue reading

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ALSC Institute = burnout-buster

Thank goodness for the ALSC Institute!  As a long and busy summer speeds right into an even busier fall, I was starting to feel just the tiniest bit stressed.  Conferences like this one provide an intense oasis, rich with ideas … Continue reading

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#ALSC12 Thank you, ALSC!

I just returned home, a bit tired but charged with ideas and feelings of camaraderie. I wish I could personally thank all of the presenters, planners, and everyone at ALSC who made the Institute possible, but since I can’t I … Continue reading

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#ALSC12 Inspirations for creating nonfiction books

Doreen Rappaport, April Pulley Sayre, and Bryan Collier at the closing ALSC Institute session were each captivating. They took us through emotional experiences of fascination, wonder, awe, and sheer unbelievability as they told some of the real stories behind their … Continue reading

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#ALSC12 Closing session: Nonfiction Books for Kids with Bryan Collier, Doreen Rappaport, and April Pulley Sayre- and farewell!

Alas, I had to leave to catch my flight home before the end of the closing session. My travel companion had to tug me out the door as I hung back to catch just a few more words from April … Continue reading

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#ALSC12 Closing Session: Exploring Nonfiction through Authors and Illustrators

Wow, there is so much passion coming from these panelists! Doreen Rappaport – “Fame is not what determines a life.”  She writes about people who show courage, compassion, who struggle and survive and thrive.  This empowers children to see their … Continue reading

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