Category Archives: Conferences/Meetings/Institutes

Free books, receptions, networking, and more at #alaac15

#alasc15 is officially done! I can’t believe another conference has wrapped. It’s an event that I look forward to all year long! There is no better opportunity to reconnect with grad school friends, committee/group members, and meet new friends!! Takeaways … Continue reading

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Gratitude

#alaac15 is all over. I’m back home in Denver, catching up on sleep, non-conference emails, and enjoying non-restaurant food. This is also a great time to reflect on all the amazing things that happened while I was at conference. The … Continue reading

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My Top Transforming Takeaways from #alaac15

The Sunnyvale Library Make-HER blog offers fantastic inspiration. From: Conversation Starter: From Maker to Make-HER: Leveling the STEM Playing Field for Girls. Look at your existing resources people, meeting rooms, digital, etc.   Are you using them to their greatest potential?  … Continue reading

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Library games at #alaac15

Library games at #alaac15 When all the conference work is over and done, you can go to Library Games to have some fun! Library Games is a night of challenges, boldness, and laughter, typically held on the Monday evening of … Continue reading

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#alaac15 Caldecott/Newbery Reception

Last year my mentor treated me to a Caldecott/Newbery awards ticket and it was a magical night that I refer to as the library Oscars! People are dressed in fancy dresses, and everyone is bubbling with excitement to hear the … Continue reading

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#alaac15 Leaving Las Vegas- Wait! That was last year!

As I’m packing up my stuff and moving on home, I’m so grateful to ALA for providing me the opportunity to grow and learn. Thanks not only for the memories but for all the exciting things I am going to … Continue reading

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Empathy and Oscar the Grouch: Sonia Manzano #alaac15

If you ever wondered who Sonia Manzano’s (“Maria” from Sesame Street) favorite Muppet is, here’s her answer: Oscar the Grouch. “He’s negative.” He acts anywhere from age 80 to 8. He stirs up conflict in an otherwise harmonious neighborhood, and … Continue reading

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#ALAAC15 The Disruptive Bone in YOUR Body!

Anyone care to Find the DISRUPTIVE bone in your body? Disrupt: : to cause (something) to be unable to continue in the normal way : to interrupt the normal progress or activity of (something) As I walked from event to … Continue reading

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