Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

Creating Competencies for Staff #pla2014

If a small stand-alone library with a very modest budget can create competencies and find/create training opportunities so their staff can all succeed, then we can too, right? Not convinced? OK, how about if the director of the library freely … Continue reading

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Tinker with Technology! #pla2014

Tinker is a group of librarians in the Chicagoland area who, after learning that they were all experimenting with open-ended tech play programs at their libraries, formed a network with meetups to share their experiences. Six Tinker members were at … Continue reading

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author breakfast #pla2014

The author breakfast this morning, although early, was a good time.  Pictured above are Jason Chin, Anne Ursu, and Rainbow Rowell.  These authors love libraries, librarians, and books!  When you have a chance to go to a conference, take advantage … Continue reading

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Rainbow Rowell #pla2014

Conference highlight so far: hearing Rainbow Rowell speak and getting the chance to tell her that she’s the absolute best. It was even worth waking up at 6am!

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AWE Learning Reception at the Indiana State Library #pla2014

One of the fun parts about attending national conferences is the parties.  I had the exciting opportunity to have a party at my library last night.  The AWE Early Learning computer folks decided to use the beautiful historic Indiana State … Continue reading

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Evanced Celebration #pla2014

There was a lot going on at the Evanced party at the lovely Indianapolis ArtsGarden. Author/illustrator Kathryn Otoshi spoke beautifully about bullying and read her picture book “One.” The Young Actors Theater did a readers theater production of her book … Continue reading

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Universally Accessible E-Content and Gadgets #pla2014

I dream of the day when every public library is my public library. -Brian Charlson This Public Library Association 2014 Conference offers a particularly impressive selection of programs about various aspects of serving traditionally underserved users.  And boy–is there a … Continue reading

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Every Child Ready to Read 2: Does It Really Work? #pla2014

How many of your administrators ask for solid data for your early literacy programs? Many supervisors need numbers for budget reasons or justification for staff members. While most youth services librarians can agree that ECRR2 has changed our programming for … Continue reading

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