Institute 2012

Be an Early Bird

You plan ahead for summer reading. You plan ahead for Annual Conference. Now, it’s time to plan ahead for the 2012 ALSC National Institute. Early bird registration ends June 30, 2012.

That’s right. You have a little less than three weeks to take advantage of great discounts. ALSC members can save up to $95 if they register before June 30, and non-ALSC members receive a discount if they register before August 24, 2012. ALSC also encourages students to register for this event with a discounted student rate.

The Institute is taking place Sept. 20 — 22 in Indianapolis. This two-and-a-half-day workshop, devoted solely to children’s and youth library services, offers attendees an intimate setting for participating in programming and networking with colleagues.

What kind of programs, you ask? Take a peek at some of the title of the educational programs:

  • It’s All About the Money: Corporate Partnerships in Children’s Programming
  • Moving Mock Newbery Online
  • Planning for Excellence: Developing Best practices for Youth Services
  • Ready to Read Corps: Columbus Metropolitan Library Taking Every Child Ready to Read to the Streets
  • Shake, Shimmy, and Dance: Using Music with Preschoolers
  • Storytimes (and More!) for Teen Parents
  • Viewing the Picturebook and the Graphic Novel as Sequential Art
  • What difference does it make? The Impact of Early Literacy Training on Youth Services Staff
  • Phones, Pads, eReaders & Tablets: Keeping Kids Connected to the Library
  • Quick and Easy Copyright
  • Raising the Bar: Storytime Competencies, Training, and Evaluation
  • What’s Hot in Children’s Spaces

The Institute is being held at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre. Specifics regarding registration and programs are on the ALSC website at: www.ala.org/alscinstitute. Please contact ALSC Program Officer Jenny Najduch at jnajduch@ala.org or (312) 280-4026 with questions.

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