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Format: 09/26/2017 - 8pm
Format: 09/26/2017 - 8pm
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Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Talk About Innovation! TEDx @Your Library Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
202 B
Description :

On Saturday from 10:30 – 11:30, ALA President Barbara Stripling will moderate a panel discussion featuring the innovative and engaging use of TEDx in the library. Panelists include:

Chrystie Hill – librarian, writer, community-builder, Director, Webjunction Community Services through OCLC
Teri Skillman – Outreach Coordinator, University of Hawaii Manoa, Hamilton Library
Meg Omainsky – Librarian, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, California

All three have had great success with conducting TEDx events with their libraries. Panelists will share their stories and strategies for using TEDx to energize and empower community conversations.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
“Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community: Aspirations” Forum/Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
113 ABC
Description :

Leverage your trusted position in the community to engage people on issues that matter. Try out a practical Harwood Institute tool and learn about a powerful approach for convening diverse groups and leading change. In this interactive session, participants will try out the Aspirations tool and learn how they can use the tool as a starting point for library action. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
• Create a simple story of the community’s shared aspirations and the conditions that will need to change in the community for those aspirations to be achieved;
• Access relevant tools and related resources to plan community conversations; and
• Get connected to a network of other librarians, trustees and friends engaged in community conversations.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
Libraries Transforming Communities: An Initiative Update News You Can Use Update Pennsylvania Convention Center
201 C
Description :

This ground-breaking initiative was announced at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and over 300 library leaders have participated in training and utilized community engagement tools to support their efforts. Please join ALA Immediate Past President Maureen Sullivan and Harwood Institute President Richard Harwood as they share the latest examples of impact from librarians trained during phase one who are successfully applying the Harwood practice in libraries and within the ALA community. They will also provide details and answer questions about exciting new opportunities for librarians to increase the effectiveness of their library-led community engagement and innovation.

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ALA
American Library Association (ALA)