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Monday, July 30, 2018   (0 Comments)
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2018 ALSC National Institute - September 27th - 29th


Join more than 300 fellow children's librarians and educators for ALSC's two and a half day National Institute. The Institute is everything you need in one place--programming, keynotes, networking and much more.  This intensive learning opportunity with a youth services focus and is designed for front-line youth library staff, children’s literature experts, education and library school faculty members, and other interested adults.  It is one of the only conferences devoted solely to children's librarianship, literature and technology and takes place every two years. Download our brochure today! The Institute is presented by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  From creative programming and best practices to continuing education and professional connections—ALSC members are innovators in the field of children's library service. ALSC's network includes more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to engaging communities to build healthy, successful futures for all children

Big Ideas

New this year, the "Big Ideas" sessions will kick off Thursday and Saturday’s activities with top-of-mind topics discussed by industry leaders.


This event will take place at the centrally-located Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Learn more about booking your housing and travel as well as exploring the city of Cincinnati.


Included in your registration are keynote presentations featuring authors and children's literature experts, including the Breakfast for Bill event which is sponsored by the William C. Morris Endowment.


At the 2018 ALSC National Institute participants will be treated to a wide variety of programmingfocused on children's library service. The Institute is scheduled so that programs are offered twice, so participants will not have to choose between two excellent sessions!


Registration for the National Institute is currently SOLD OUT! However, if you'd like to get on the waitlist, you can do so by visiting the registration page.


A preliminary schedule for the Institute is available here.

Want a glimpse of the exciting program content you'll hear at this year's ALSC National Institutes? Programs from ALSC's 2016 Virtual Institute are now available for on-demand viewing!


Emily Wages, MLIS
Emergent Trends & Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


Last Day to Register for Opioids in Communities - Libraries in Response 

Don’t miss your chance to join other colleagues in your region and be part of this important conversation.  Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 7th at Sinclair Community College Conference Center in Dayton.

Bracketed by a keynote from author Sam Quinones (author of DREAMLAND: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic) and a closing presentation from Dr. Meghan Harper (Libraries Lending Hope), each day-long event will also feature local perspectives and resources. We hope to provide an opportunity for education, discussion, listening, and learning centered around the opioidepidemic and the role that libraries can play in response to it.  

The cost is $45 and includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch. #LibrariesRespond

For more information, and to register, click here:

These events are made possible thanks to a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio.


Opioids in Communities - Libraries in Response
Sinclair Community College, Conference Center
444 W. Third St.
Conference Center
Dayton, Ohio  45402

  Register Here  


Picture Book Read In 2018

SWON's Picture Book Read-In is a program for Collection Development staff, Children's Librarians, Teachers, Childcare Workers, in short, anyone who selects and/or reads books for children. We have thousands of recent titles (usually from the last two years) loaned to us for this event from six leading public library systems. Each attendee receives a guide listing all of the books. 

The day includes time for selecting and binge-reading picture books, discussing possible story time options with your peers and two presentations. 

This is your time to read all those picture books that you haven't had time for and to network with colleagues to find out how they're using picture books in their programming!


Picture Book Read In
Employees of Supporting Member Institutions - $30
Geographic Members in our Ohio service area - $40
Everyone Else - $55
Box Lunch - $15

08/17/2018, 9 - 4 pm

Location: Clermont County Public Library
Miami Township Branch
5920 Buckwheat Road
Milford, Ohio  45150

  Register Here  

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Coming up on the Calendar...


Please register for SWON & PCI events by the Friday before they take place

      PCI Webinar - Financial Literacy for All!
FREE for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$15 for members in our Ohio service area
$20 for everyone else
8/14/2018 - Online

ALSC Webinar - New Media and Preschool Services
FREE (an ALSC event)
8/14/2018 - Online

SLJ Teen Live! Virtual Conference
FREE (a School Library Journal event)
8/15/2018 - Online

Teen Services Special Interest Group (TeenSIG)
SWON SIGs are always FREE
8/15/2018 - Hamilton, OH

Programming Librarian Webinar - Star Wars Day
FREE (a Programming Librarian event)
8/15/2018 - Online

STARnet Webinar - How Your Library Can Celebrate “Lights on Afterschool”
FREE (a STARNet event)
8/16/2018 - Online

23rd Annual Picture Book Read-In
$30 for employees of Supporting Member Institutions
$40 for members in our Ohio service area
$55 for everyone else
$15 for a box lunch 8/17/2018 - Milford, OH


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Take note of these selected events in the coming weeks and months

      Ohio Ready to Read - Early Literacy 101
9/11/2018 - Georgetown, OH

Fall Summer Reading Program Workshop 2018 - A Universe of Stories
10/17/2018 - Springfield, OH

Books by the Banks
10/20/2018 - Cincinnati, OH

OKI Children's Literature Conference 2018
11/3/2018 - Crestview Hills, KY

Access Services Conference
11/14/2018 - 11/16/2018 - Atlanta, GA

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