An upcoming Libraries.Today national forum will address the challenges and opportunities for post-COVID school libraries. The event will be held virtually May 16, 18, and 21 with daily keynotes, panel discussions, and pre-recorded videos.
The forum is free to join and registration is open now. The event was made possible in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
- May 16 – Roger Rosen – Daily Topic: Information Under Attack
- May 18 – Amy Hermon – Daily Topic: COVID Changes/Challenges Debrief
- May 21 – Mark Ray – Daily Topic: Looking Ahead for Solutions
Jennisen Lucas will be among the speakers and will address self censorship. Jennisen is the District Librarian for Park County School District #6 in Cody, Wyoming, and currently serves as the President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). She has been a school librarian for 20 years, has achieved National Board Certification, and been an active member of the Wyoming Library Association and AASL by serving on a variety of committees.
While the target audience is school librarians, there is an interesting mix of speakers addressing a variety of topics. Panelists will include KC Boyd, Diana Rendina, Carolyn Foote, Leslie Preddy, Keith Curry Lance, John Silva, and many more. Pre-recorded videos for discussion will be available from Dr. Stephen Krashen, Dr. Debbie Reese, Steve Potash, and other notables.
This will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions with full recordings and replay for everything so librarians can join as they are able and tune in later to catch up on what they missed.
Questions? Contact Erin Qiilu Hollingsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org.