It’s less than two weeks until the ALA Virtual Conference. We’d love to have you consider joining our #alavirtual20 live blogging team for the ALSC Blog from June 24 through June 26.
With a theme of Community Through Connection, the ALA Virtual Conference is an online event with a variety of educational programming, special author events, and social networking. It is a unique opportunity to stay connected as we move forward with our profession and support our communities in these profoundly different times.
Are your planning to attend the Annual Conference? Are you excited about hearing featured speakers like Misty Copeland, Sophia Thakur, and Matthew Cordell? Would you like to share information you learn at sessions like
- Are the Kids Ok? How Librarians Can Use Literature to Help Kids Navigate Socioemotional Stress
- Trouble in Paradise: Are you violating copyright by using social media read alouds?
- Juntos: Latinx Family Engagement at Your Library
Volunteer to help those who are unable to attend by writing short pieces telling about the sessions you are attending, as well as offering information about what you are learning. Live blogging from #alavirtual is easy and fun, and is a powerful tool for sharing information with other librarians. It can also be a great way to take a reflective look at your own observations and experiences.
Take a look through our live blogging archives to read some of the information which has been shared from past (in-person) conferences.
Sound interesting? Sound fun? Sound like something you’d like to do? Contact Mary Voors at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or to volunteer to liveblog from this summer’s Virtual Conference, #alavirtual20. We’d love to have your contributions!
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