Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

Out @ the Library #PLA2016

This afternoon Jared Mills and Misha Stone from Seattle Public Library shared their outreach and programming initiatives to the LGBTQ community, including successful events like Banned! Books in Drag and Legendary Children. Both librarians were led to reach out to … Continue reading

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Think Outside of the Box by Going Inside of the Box at #PLA2016

The room was packed for this session focused practical experiences and tips from two participatory learning spaces in public libraries at Skokie (IL) PL and Oak Park (IL) PL. I appreciated that they gave so many tips on how the … Continue reading

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Another Great Day @ #PLA2016

With a theme of “Be Extraordinary,” #PLA2016 is shaping up to be just that! Today’s Children’s Author Lunch keynote was given by the incomparable Sherman Alexie, only a couple of months after having brain surgery, and he had the audience in … Continue reading

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52 Weeks of Stem at Your Library

I am really enjoying my first #PLA2016 conference. Today I attended “52 Weeks of STEM at Your Library”presented by The Heathers (Heather Love Beverly and Heather Thompson) of Cook Memorial Public Library District. As Teresa mentioned, they have a great … Continue reading

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Checking My Bias, Guerrilla Storytime, and Meeting My ALSC Colleagues: #PLA2016 Day 2

My second day at #PLA2016  started with an inspiring and motivating session by Verna Myers who talked about moving beyond “colorblindness” (which is not a real thing, let’s face it) and acknowledging our biases. She offered several takeaways that will … Continue reading

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#pla2016 Stem at your Library

We made catapults during Heather Love Beverley and Heather Thompson’s presentation, 52 Weeks of STEM at Your Library, this morning. They shared their excitement, enthusiasm, encouragement, and ideas. Visit their webpage, STEMinlibraries.com, for ideas, materials, and links.

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Merchandising Master Class in comics at #pla2016

All illustrations copyright Lisa Nowlain, 2016. Lisa Nowlain is the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Fellow and Children’s Librarian at Darien Library in Darien, CT. She is also an artist-type (see more at lisanowlain.com).

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#PLA2016 in comics – The Bubbler @ Madison Public Library

The Bubbler is a magic zone! This session reminded me of the power of art and libraries. All illustrations copyright Lisa Nowlain, 2016. Lisa Nowlain is the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Fellow and Children’s Librarian at Darien Library in Darien, … Continue reading

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