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The Association for Library Service to Children's National Institute is a biennial conference for those serving children and families in libraries; children's literature experts; education and library school faculty; and other interested professionals. This intimate, intensive learning experience is fantastic opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country, attend practical and meaningful professional development programs, and hear from field leaders and children's... Details
When: September 19–21, 2024
Where: Denver, CO
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The Core Forum will take place November 14-16, 2024, in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Forum features pre-conference workshops, tours, thought-provoking presentations, keynote speakers, poster presentations, and social events. An unconference space also allows for informal conversations throughout the event, including ad hoc, birds-of-a-feather... Details
When: November 14–16, 2024
Where: Minneapolis, MN