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Hosting an ALSC Roadshow 101

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I hosted my second ever roadshow at the annual California Library Association conference #CLASwingIntoAction.  This is a great way to fund conference attendance, support ALSC and meet other librarians. You too can host a roadshow!

WHO: ALSC members who are passionate about supporting the organization


ALSC & CLA Badge

WHAT: staff a booth, give a presentation or host a social event

WHERE: at a state or local conferences related to library service, children’s publishing, or have some connection to library services

An ALSC social event at the CLA Conference

WHEN:  you decide when and what you can host

HOW: I opted for a social event. I consulted with my co-host, identified a non-conflict time and location then created a Facebook event. The meetup was promoted in conference related Facebook groups, on Twitter and relevant listservs.  Dan at the ALSC office sent me a box of promotional material and SWAG to hand out at the conference.  

The ALSC Social Event at CLA

WHY:  My place of work did not fund my state conference attendance. It was suggested I apply for roadshow funding. NOTE: ALSC will pay only the cost of registration for individuals.  I was pleased to meet librarians from throughout California and promote ALSC to kidbrarians in my state.

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