ALA-LITERACY / ALA-OLOS
Literacy for All: Adult learners @ your library
This session focuses on how public libraries in regionally, economically, and ethnically diverse communities deliver, promote, fund, and sustain essential literacy services for adult learners -- native English speakers and English language learners. This broad examination of library literacy services will illustrate the importance of establishing the public library as a literacy partner and community asset, resource, and advocate. Attendees will have access to print, digital resources including toolkits, assessment tools, and tips sheets. Sponsored by ALA’s Committee on Literacy in collaboration with California Library Literacy Services (CLLS), a service of the California State Library.
Subjects: Literacy, Outreach Services, Adult Services, Diversity, Advocacy
Leaders Wanted / LIS Doctoral Program Options Fair: Cultivating Diversity in LIS Education
Representation of diversity in LIS education and research is paramount to achieving our diversity recruitment goals. A panel featuring current doctoral students will be followed by an hour-long Options Fair with representatives from LIS doctoral programs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore PhD and funding options from schools across the country. All are welcome to join us!
Subjects: Leadership, Diversity, Library School Education
ALA-OITP / ALA-WO
WO Breakout I - How to talk to your Legal Counsel about Copyright
Ever feel like you know more about copyright than the legal counsel representing your school or college? Do you avoid meetings with legal counsel because you know they will say “no” or worse, “it depends?” Many librarians at educational institutions need advice from counsel on matters with copyright implications-scanning protected works for digitization projects, streaming media for teaching purposes, downloading YouTube videos to use in class or for a student project, developing the library’s copyright policy, etc. Learn how to make the most of your relationship with counsel from 3 copyright experts who advise librarians and educators regularly.
Subjects: Copyright, Continuing Education
ALA-OITP / LITA
WO Breakout II - Cutting Edge Technology Services
From QR codes to participatory learning platforms to online and mobile applications, hear from library staff developing and delivering cutting edge technology services recently recognized by the OITP Program on America’s Libraries for the 21st Century and LITA Panelist will share information on innovative services and lessons learned for others who may seek to replicate the projects.
Subjects: Technical Services, Continuing Education
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