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Help! We Are Looking for Live Bloggers to Report on the 2018 ALSC National Institute

In just over one month, the 2018 ALSC National Institute will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s theme is All Aboard! Embracing Advocacy & Inclusion. Are you one of the lucky people who managed to get registered for this two and a half day National Institute before it was sold out? The ALSC Blog would love your help!

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Making the Most Out of Your Visit to Cincinnati #alsc18

Cincinnati skyline at night

There’s no doubt that the amazing lineup of speakers covering the latest hot topics in children’s librarianship is sure to be a huge draw for attending the ALSC National Institute this September, but so is “The Queen City” itself. Cincinnati is your destination for a fun fall getaway! Foodies will want to start their Cincinnati foods tour by sampling Cincinnati-style chili; tastes are divided between Skyline Chili and Gold Star Chili, though many neighborhoods also feature chili parlors, so try one or try them all and see which recipe reigns supreme. Don’t miss Graeter’s Ice Cream for a sweet treat; we’re especially digging the Chunky Chunky Hippo flavor inspired by our favorite resident of the Cincinnati Zoo, Fiona the hippopotamus. A number of local eateries have been featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives so hop on the streetcar and make your way to the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood to experience…

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2018 National Institute Programs! #alsc18 #act4kids

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Looking for a reason to attend the ALSC Institute in Cincinnati this September? Check out the lineup of amazing programs! Attendees will be able to choose 8 of the 16 programs. There will be two opportunities to catch each program, so you won’t miss out on your top choices.  From practical programming ideas to thinking critically about literature, planning and identity – the variety and quality of all of these programs is almost impossible to convey in a single blog post, but we’re going to try. For a full list of program descriptions, visit the Institute programs page! For professionals working with our smallest library patrons, you can learn about how to connect with caregivers at “Grown-Ups are People Too: Promoting Caregiver Bonding with Awesome Early Literacy Programming,” or get those caregivers and children engaged with play at “Inspiring Sensory Play: Babies and Toddlers.”   “Moovin’ and Groovin’ in the Library”…