Every year, librarians across the country meet at American Library Association Annual Conference. I will be attending June 22-28 in Chicago. I am very excited about some of the learning opportunities that I will have while attending and I can see some of them having a direct impact on some of the initiatives we have been working on.
Here is a list of the trainings, I will be taking…
- A Look at Student Success through Library Research Statistics
- New Software: APA Assistant
- The effects of Pop Culture on library research
- Developing Effective copyright policies and Fair use guidelines to Nurture A creative Culture in Higher Education Institutions
- APA Lunch and Learn-Developments in APA Citation
- Design for Adult Learning: Professional Development Structures for School Librarians
In addition, I will be visiting the exhibit floor looking a demos of new and innovative approaches for distance education. I look forward to sharing what I find. I am also excited to hear H.R. Clinton speak at our closing session!
Why I attend: My librarian colleagues bring a deep level of expertise to the work I do. This expertise may be around information science, or open access and open resources, or how a new discipline is forming. This expertise may be subject matter related. We share and contextualize information within the cultural and organizational context. I learn from my librarian colleagues in our conversations new things about learning and knowledge production are changing, and how we can be most effective in an environment. (Joshua Kim)
Thank you for supporting my attention with time to attend.