Winter Webinar Series: “Building Community Through Making”
ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders begins this December. The Winter Webinar series will center on innovation through making, community engagement, and literacy, three focuses of Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives initiative. The sessions are intended to showcase best practices, successes and to transfer knowledge among ALA members. For information on these webinars, or for speaking opportunities, please contact Sue Considine at email@example.com.
December 16, 2013 — Community Engagement through Making– from 1-2:30 p.m. CST.
The December webinar, “Community Engagement through Making,” includes Steve Teeri, technology training associate at the Detroit Public Library and founder of the HYPE Makerspace, which allows teens to level up in abilities such as STEM and inventive thinking; Dara Schmidt, branch manager of Anythink Brighton and Matthew Hamilton, Anythink IT manager, from the Rangeview Library District; and Nate Hill, who oversees the daily operations of Digital Services and the 4th Floor Innovation Team as assistant director of the Chattanooga Public Library.
You can view the archived webinar at: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p6ipb3hh2q5/
January 13, 2014 — Making Strategic Partnerships — from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST.
The January webinar, “Making Strategic Partnerships,” includes Lynne Shain and Jerry Crisci, co-Directors of the Scarsdale Center for Innovation, Edward Igelsias, Systems Librarian at Central Connecticut State University, and Bill Derry, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at the Westport Public Library. These notable speakers represent academic, public and schools who are building student and user success through making.
March 5, 2014- What Is and What’s Next- Making Assessment and New Opportunities — from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST.
These webinars are presented by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and co-sponsored by the Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and Barbara Stripling’s Presidential Advisory Committee. For more information about this series or for questions about registration, please contact the ALA Office for Library Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is mandatory, and limited to the first 100 participants who arrive in the virtual room. Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e3uzvolso39/event/registration.html
Talk About Innovation! TEDx @ Your Library” Webinar
Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., CST.
This free webinar will highlight the benefit of a partnership between libraries and the influential TEDX (Technology, Entertainment, Design) series of videos and presentations. This webinar will feature presentations by Bill Derry, Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at the Westport, CT Public Library, Meg Omainsky, school librarian at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA and founder of the TEDxGunnHighSchool program, and Teri Skillman, Outreach Coordinator, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library, who has worked within the local community to present two TEDxManoa events focused on traditional Hawaiian knowledge in the new millennium.
Registration is mandatory, and limited to the first 100 participants who arrive in the virtual room. Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e7oj4f3hcoc/event/registration.html
The Declaration for the Right to Libraries webinar was held on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 from 2 – 3 p.m. Central time. The webinar, featuring 2013 ALA President Barbara Stripling and immediate past president Maureen Sullivan, provided an overview of Stripling’s vision for the declaration; practical uses of the declaration as a means to spark community conversation, and some of the declaration successes to date. Future plans, including a school library focus launching in October, were also covered. You can view the archived webinar here.