Where the Wild Things Are: Children’s Discovery & Learning Spaces
This program will review how public librarians have changed children’s library spaces. Increasingly they are no longer children’s book collections and children’s story hours, and instead have become destinations for children and their caregivers for discovery, play and learning. 3 nationally known experts on these transformations will describe how to create discovery and learning spaces in libraries and how to outfit them. Time will be provided for questions and answers.
Subjects: Buildings and Facilities, Children’s Services, Administration and Management
Library Research Round Table: Creativity and Innovation
Novelty and innovation are needed to respond to today’s challenges. Libraries and librarians are hungry for new and creative approaches to asking questions and finding answers.
Subjects: Research and Statistics, Transforming Libraries
Create and Innovate! : How to champion creativity and innovation in your organization
Seek innovation where it lives –your staff! Join the Orange County Library System (FL) to learn how they have developed an organizational initiative to tap into the energy, creative spark and passion of staff for thinking “outside the box” and planning for the future. The award winning Innovation Champions team has been created to encourage an environment of ideas and global trendwatching. Hear about the journey of the team; learn how they are harnessing the power of idea sharing, and how to harvest your very own!
Subjects: Administration and Management, Leadership, Personnel and Staffing, Professional Development
RUSA / RUSA_CODES
Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year
Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. Our most recent events have included authors such as Nathaniel Philbrick, Adriana Trigiani, Dan Chaon, Laney Salisbury and Judith Shulevitz. This event is free and open to all book lovers! Visit www.literarytastes.com for news on confirmed author appearances and other exciting adult book news.
Subjects: Readers’ Advisory, Adult Services
WWW.ALAANNUAL.ORG ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION / PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 95