Where did you first hear about ALSC? What – or who – convinced you to join? For many, their first encounter with our association was with a member at an event or conference. Any ALSC member can submit a proposal to represent the association at an event or conference by:
- Presenting a program related to an ALSC initiative, like Día or Babies Need Words Every Day
- Staffing a booth at a career fair or conference
- Hosting a local get-together for youth library services professionals
- Speaking about membership at an event for LIS alums
- Hosting an ALSC social event – think happy hour for prospective members!
Whatever appeals to you – a booth, presentation, or casual get-together – ALSC can help you make it happen. Limited funds are available to cover the cost of conference registration and a booth. Brochures, handouts, and other tchotchkes are available from the ALSC office or for download.
The ALSC Roadshow Request Form should be filled out and submitted at least four weeks ahead of the event. A strong proposal demonstrates how it is relevant to our field, the value it will bring to our organization, and how the event or conference is related to the work of ALSC members.
Feeling inspired? Check out this post by Idaho librarians Gretchen and Skye, who brought an ALSC booth to the annual Idaho Library Association Conference. This could be you – learn more about the ALSC Roadshow!