Technology for Librarians.
Come hear about Arduino/Makerspaces in libraries
Embedded Extension Service for librarians interested in embedded and distance librarianship
Engaging Undergraduates Through Omeka
Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Lankes
Dr. Lankes has provided a link to his address on June 9th, 2017.
(power point and audio)
Cal Shepard, State Librarian of North Carolina, said at the 2016 MLA
conference: "It is one of the best one day conferences I have been to."
Metrolina Library Association 2017 Conference
June 9, 2017
The Mary Livermore Library and Music Resource Center Retooling Experience. PDF
|About our Speaker
Dr. R. David Lankes is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science and the 2016-2017 Follett Chair at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference. Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society earning him the American Library Association’s Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2016. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, The Harvard School of Education, and was the first fellow of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.
Hyatt Place Charlotte/Arrowood
7900 Forest Point Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 28273
Tel: +1 704 522 8400
Conference rate good through May 25, 2017
$109 plus tax a night
Booking link below or call 1-888-591-1234
Reference the ID code at the end of the link
October 5, 2017
Join us for our virtual Fall event! LaJuan Pringle of Charlotte
Mecklenburg Library will be presenting on Equity, Diversity, and
Inclusion: An Equitable Future for Libraries and the Profession as part
of his work with the ALA, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion –
Implementation Working Group (EDI-IWG).
The webinar will take place October 5, 2017 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm. Please register for this event so we can send you a link to join the presentation.
Description of presentation: The ALA Task Force on Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion (EDI) developed a plan and strategic actions to build more
equity, diversity, and inclusion among its membership, the profession,
and the communities we serve. As these recommendations have been taken
up for implementation by ALA, we want to continue public and honest
conversations that help keep these issues at the forefront. This webinar
will cover how ALA started the EDI conversation, what has happened
within the Association since then, and some examples of EDI initiatives
from libraries across the country.
The presentation was archived for a month.
Global Literature in Libraries Initiative
BIO: With degrees in art history and historic preservation, Rachel Hildebrandt worked as a historical consultant and academic editor before transitioning to literary translation (German). She has published both fiction and nonfiction works in translation, including Staying Human by Katharina Stegelmann (Skyhorse), Herr Faustini Takes a Trip by Wolfgang Hermann (KBR Media), and The Happiness Bureau by Andreas Izquierdo (December 2017, Owl Canyon Press). Her translations have appeared in journals such as Europe Now, Anomaly and Trafika Europe. Rachel is also the founder of Weyward Sisters Publishing, which focuses on bringing contemporary works of crime and noir fiction by women authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to English readers.
The Global Literature in Libraries Initiative strives to raise the visibility of world literature for adults and children at the local, national and international levels. GLLI intends to do so by facilitating close and direct collaboration between translators, librarians, publishers, editors, and educators, because we believe that these groups in collaboration are uniquely positioned to help libraries provide support and events to engage readers of all ages in a library framework that explores and celebrates literature from around the world.