#LibLearnX – The Library Learning Experience begins today! Are you unable to attend and wondering how you can keep up with all that’s going on at this virtual conference? We’ve got you covered!
Let me be among the first to offer special thanks to the following conference bloggers who will be reporting for the ALSC Blog on what’s happening at this virtual conference:
- Elizabeth Serrano (she/her) is ALSC’s Membership and Marketing Specialist and has been working at the ALSC office for almost five years. She’s most looking forward to navigating the different session types and appreciates the different program lengths! Her favorite conference snack is sour gummy works or any trail mix that has chocolate bits in it.
- Katie Clausen is the Early Literacy Services Manager at Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL. Katie’s specialties include: early literacy, children’s literature evaluation, play-based learning, and best storytime practices. As a member of the ALSC Notable Recordings committee, Katie is most excited about collaborating with others to select the final list. A member of ALA and ALSC since 2012, and loves a conference snack of Ghirardelli peppermint bark.
- Laura Lehner is the Head of Youth Services at the Hudson Library & Historical Society in Hudson, Ohio. A member of ALA for 18 years and ALSC for 5, Laura is very much looking forward to the conference for the great conversations that will take place about providing library services during the pandemic and, always, about children’s literature and programs. A favorite snack is anything with chocolate and peanut butter!
- Mary Voors (she/her) is the ALSC Blog manager. She particularly loves learning and reporting results of Mock YMA elections as schools and libraries prepare for the Youth Media Awards at #LibLearnX. It’s these “official” announcements which Mary is most looking forward to at this virtual conference. Her favorite Conference Snack is anything combining salty & sweet.
- Rebecca Ballard is Regional Children’s Services Coordinator for the Athens Regional Library System. An ALA and ALSC member for the past 7 years, Rebecca is really looking forward to the huge number and variety of educational sessions at the conference, having already made a spreadsheet of sessions to attend. (There aren’t enough hours in the day.) Rebecca will be drinking lots of coffee and getting excited about all the stuff to learn and share.
- Sara Beth Coffman is a student in the MSIS program at UTK, pursuing a second career in public librarianship after many years as a teacher. A writer and reviewer, Sara Beth also works with children and youth at the Chattanooga Public Library and served as member-manager for YALSA’s blog The Hub in 2021. Sara Beth is looking forward to all the inspirational and educational sessions at LibLearnX and can often be found (or overheard) eating tortilla chips.
In the coming days, check the ALSC Blog for photos and information. You can also check in on Twitter – just track the hashtag #liblearnx.