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Help! We Are Looking for Live Bloggers to Report on the 2020 ALSC Virtual Institute

ALSC 2020 Virtual Institute

The ALSC 2020 Virtual Institute, one of the only conferences devoted solely to children’s librarianship, literature, and technology, is taking place in just a few weeks on October 2nd and 3rd. This year’s schedule includes six general sessions of authors, illustrators, and thought leadership in children’s literacy and development; a robust slate of education programs; and other virtual networking opportunities. The ALSC Blog would love your help! We are looking for Virtual Institute attendees to volunteer as live bloggers; these live bloggers are invited to write about what they are learning and experiencing as they attend sessions so those who are #leftbehind can share your excitement and enthusiasm.

Blogger Elizabeth Serrano

ALSC Learning and Networking

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ALSC always has a learning or networking opportunity for you! ALSC Institute In case you missed it, National Institute registration has opened! This fall, children’s librarians, youth services staff, and others interested in library service to children will gather in Minneapolis, MN for ALSC’s two and a half day conference. The conference, themed “Dive In: Engage, Amplify, Activate” will be held October 1 – 3, 2020. The early bird deadline is June 29, but I would recommend registering as soon as possible. Education programs and descriptions are available on the ALSC website and a full list of keynote speakers will be announced soon. Our “Breakfast for Bill” program panelists will include: Bao Phi , Minh Lê , Cheryl Minnema, and Kalia Yang!  ALSC Webinars ALSC has a bunch of live webinars coming up! With topics ranging from advocacy to babies in the library, you’ll want to register for one of these upcoming webinars. If you cannot attend…

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ALSC Institute Program Highlights

ALSC Institute Program Highlights: Tween Programming, Early Childhood Partnerships, Making Advocacy  Awesome Meeting children’s librarians from across the country is one of the many benefits of attending the ALSC Institute. In some cases, that even includes the librarians who are presenting the workshops.  In many cases, the programs are presented by librarians from different states, collaborating on a single concept but adding a variety of perspectives. Often they have met in person, serving on ALSC committees together, but in some cases they have only met “virtually” to collaborate on their presentations. Here are three programs that will be presented, with great ideas you can take back and use in your library, that feature speakers from different states working together on the topic: Making Advocacy Awesome: Presented by Helen Bloch of Oakland PL, CA, Jenna Nemec-Loise of Chicago PL, IL and Katie O’Dell of Multnomah County PL, OR.  If you hear…

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Visiting Oakland at the ALSC Institute

Registered yet for the ALSC Institute in Oakland CA? Early-bird registration closes on June 30th.  Beyond the Institute offerings you’ve been hearing about, we want to show you some of what Oakland has in store for you. Where to Go For those looking to add a little exploring to your time in Oakland, you’re perfectly positioned to wander Oakland’s Chinatown, the Uptown art galleries,  and the Oakland Museum of CA.  If you stay through the weekend, check the museum’s schedule for their Third Sundays free Oakland bike tours.  Bicycles are easy to rent at Jack London square. The 12th street BART station is right outside the hotel door and connects you easily to San Francisco and Berkeley, and the rest of Oakland.   But don’t miss the ferry trip into San Francisco–the dock is just a 10-15 minute walk from the hotel, and is a great way to see the Oakland Port, San Francisco…