Putting the Laughter in Literacy: 3 Top Authors Talk Smiles and the Power of Reading
Come join best-selling authors Sarah Pennypacker, Sarah Weeks and Alan Sitomer in a session devoted to illuminating the power of smiles, the tools of modern authors and the importance of books, reading and literacy.
Subjects: Readers’ Advisory, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature
Smart investing@your library: Program Models That Work
Smart investing@your library grantees are at the forefront of financial literacy programs that reach all economic and interest levels. Learn how they are creating models that use social media to capture attention, design games that appeal to kids, teens and adults, partner with social service agencies and market school programs to provide unbiased, financial education and resources. As more people need and want to learn how to manage their personal finances, these innovative libraries are leading the way.
Subjects: Reference Services, Literacy, Adult Services
The RA Forum: Browsing for Pleasure in the Digital Age
Three RA experts will explore the changing ways our patrons browse our collections and learn about titles outside our walls. Come join this annual RA community event and be part of the conversation about the impact of the digital age on how readers stumble upon their next great read.
Subjects: Readers’ Advisory
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 12:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join expert library advocates for face-to-face conversations about the latest issues affecting libraries and ways to deal with them. A series of short discussions, workshops and Q&A sessions will take place, designed to improve advocacy skills and to showcase current advocacy initiatives from all facets of the profession. Location: Member Pavilion, Exhibits Floor
SATURDAY JUNE 23, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Critical Thinking in a Digital Age: The Positive Influence of Web 2.0 Tools (AASL)
Do your students view social networking strictly as entertainment? Does the word “research” invoke yawns? This program examines the use of Web 2.0 tools as a way to foster critical thinking through collaboration. Students from multiple states share knowledge, evaluate information, draw conclusions, and learn about digital citizenship in engaging collaborative projects. Embrace 21st century learning styles as a gateway to higher-level thinking.
WWW.ALAANNUAL.ORG ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION / PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 79