Publish Or Bust!: An ePublishing Odyssey
The session will detail a yearlong endeavor at the Chesapeake Public Library on electronic publishing called Publish or Bust! A librarian and a local volunteer will chronicle their experiences writing a novel and exploring alternatives for publishing. The end goal will be a live how-to journey featuring daily blogs, tweets, and Facebook postings, the creation of an “inspiration room” in which their activities will be filmed, and successful publication and inclusion of their work in the library catalog. The experiment will culminate in the launch of a full-service, self-publishing resource area at the Central Library.
Subjects: Emerging Technologies, Social Media & Networks, Technology, Ebooks
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Intellectual Freedom and the Library Trustee
What is the role of public library Trustees in dealing with and advocating for intellectual freedom issues? Often the first contact Trustees have with intellectual freedom as an issue is when there is a challenge against some item on the shelf or some other controversy arises. Once this crisis emerges they are scrambling to understand the issues and respond to their constituents. Another important role for Trustees is to be advocates for intellectual freedom. This session is intended to help Trustees understand the issues and their role in defending intellectual freedom.
Subjects: Intellectual Freedom, Advocacy, Trustees, Friends Groups
The legacy of library elders – what could, should, would it be?
One mission of the Retired Members Round Table is to foster lifelong professional involvement and networking. One librarian has been tracking elder librarians and gathering their memories of relationships with patrons over the past decades. Remember when we were just beginning to use online databases? Arro Smith has videoed librarians remembering – both acts of memory and the fact of video lead us to the historical aspects of our long involvement in our profession. Join us to watch the videos, and listen. Then offer your own ideas, and opinions of how this and we may affect the future of librarianship.
Being a Social Teen Advocate
You don’t have a choice. It’s imperative that you use social media to successfully advocate for teen library services. In this session you’ll find out how to use tools like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+ to advocate for teens and for the value of teen library services. This interactive presentation gives attendees the opportunity to brainstorm ways to bring back what they learn to their local library communities.
Subjects: Young Adult Services, Advocacy, Social Media & Networks, Youth Services
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