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Press Release Fun: The 2010 ALSC Pre-Conference

I was under the distinct impression that I mentioned this already, but apparently not. In any case, check it out! At the next ALA you can attend a pre-conference that let’s you meet and mingle and learn from the most talented folks in the biz. Sound like a plan? Check it:

Drawn to Delight: How Picturebooks Work (and Play) Today
2010 ALSC Pre-Conference
Friday, June 25, 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

Do you linger over the pages of striking picturebooks, wondering how to tap their full potential in programs for children? Attend the 2010 ALSC Pre-Conference, Drawn to Delight: How Picturebooks Work (and Play) Today, and learn to look beyond the surface stories. Explore technique and design with art directors, museum educators, and the award-winning illustrators Brian Selznick, Jerry Pinkney, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Javaka Steptoe, David Small, Yuyi Morales, Timothy Basil Ering, and Kadir Nelson—to name a few. Discover the innovative “whole book” storytime model, developed by Megan Lambert, Instructor of Children’s Literature at Simmons College, to help children derive meaning from everything picturebooks offer. Delve into the format’s relationship to graphic novels and the international and digital horizons. Studio demonstrations, hands-on opportunities, and original art door prizes will be part of the mix at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Join us!

Registration information is available by going to the American Library Association website: ( annual/registration/index.cfm). The pre-conference code is: ALS1. Register soon to guarantee your spot!

(The advance fee for nonmembers — $280, ALA members–$249, ALSC members–$195, Student members, $180.)

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.