Pura Belpré Celebration
REFORMA is proud to sponsor this celebration of the Pura Belpré Award.
Subjects: Children’s Literature, Multicultural Services, Diversity
Money Smart Week @ Your Library
Last April many libraries participated in Money Smart Week @ Your Library. Come hear the success stories, what’s planned for next year, and how your library can participate next year!
Subjects: Public Programs
Speaker: Michael Dowling, Director, ALA Chapter Relations Office
Empowering the People! Libraries and the Attainment of an Information Society in Africa
Libraries are essential for a well-informed citizenry and play a large role in a community’s successful participation in the information society. Discover how libraries and information professionals in Africa are connecting people to information, facilitating equitable access and addressing barriers to information. The presenters will discuss projects, services and research studies about provision of content in local languages; preservation of indigenous knowledge; information literacy programs; services to rural, displaced communities, women, children and youth.
Subjects: International Issues, Information Literacy, Preservation
Discover Earth: How to present programs about earth sciences in your library
Many libraries want to introduce STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into their programming to attract new audiences and help stimulate children’s interest in science and technology. Discover Earth is a traveling exhibit for public libraries which showcases earth science topics such as weather, climate, and polar ecosystems, and pulls together many effective resources to help librarians. Hear from public library exhibit hosts and learn about a Community of Practice for librarians and scientists who want to create innovative STEM programs in libraries.
Subjects: Public Programs
Do the Right Thing: Empowering Ethical Copyright Usage in Libraries
Article IV of ALA’s Code of Ethics states, “We respect intellectual property rights and advocate balance between the interests of information users and rights holders.” This program – part of COPE’s “Ethics in a Digital World” series – will address practical solutions to ethical dilemmas that libraries of all types face in regard to copyright. A panel of experts will address issues in public, academic, and school libraries, empowering librarians to help people do what’s right – moving from copyright police to sources of creative support.
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