Getting Together | May 2014
The Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children's Literature and the Special Collections Research Center at Fresno State are currently hosting an exhibit, "Turning Pages: Intersections of Books & Technology,” which runs through May 30, 2014.
Technologies new, old, and reinterpreted have altered the paradigm of the book since its inception. From creation and content to format itself, the collective notion of the book, a benign object, is continually changing. “Turning Pages” provides a glimpse into some of the ways in which technology has radicalized books and bookmaking. With examples from both special collections, as well as book art from five world-renowned artists, visitors are invited to explore the convergence of books and technology—from advances in printing to the digital arena to new and exciting forms of art. Exhibition artists include Thomas Allen, Su Blackwell, Brian Dettmer, Pamela Paulsrud, and Mike Stilkey.
For more information, visit the Arne Nixon Center website.
The theme of ALSC's 2014 Charlemae Rollins President's Program in Las Vegas is "The Ripple Effect: Library Partnerships that Positively Impact Children, Families, Communities, and Beyond." The program will explore how library and community collaborations can be the nexus of support for children and families, and will inspire attendees to create meaningful partnerships in libraries. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 30, 1:00-2:30 p.m., during the ALA Annual Conference.
Amy Dickinson, syndicated advice columnist, will deliver the keynote address and speak about her collaboration with the Family Reading Partnership of Ithaca, N.Y. to launch the campaign "A Book in Every Bed" that then sparked a national movement.
Anna McQuinn, author of "Lola at the Library," will bring an international perspective to the proceedings, speaking on her work in the United Kingdom with young children and their families.
The program will culminate with a panel of librarians from across the country discussing their innovative partnerships that support children and families. Nicholas Higgins, director of outreach services, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library, will discuss his efforts working with families with parents who are incarcerated and their children. Beth Munk, children's services manager, Kendallville Public Library (Ind.), will discuss her collaboration with Big Brothers and Sisters. Lesley Clayton, manager of children’s library services, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library (Broomfield, Colo.) will share her collaboration with the Bal Swan Children's Center, a local preschool, to host parent workshops that support early literacy and social and emotional development.
Don't let the deadline sneak up on you! Act now and take advantage of the early bird registration rate, which expires June 30. Join your fellow children's librarians and educators for ALSC's two and a half day National Institute in Oakland, California, September 18-20, 2014. The Institute schedule is packed with unique education programs, speaker events, and networking opportunities. For the complete schedule of events and registration information, visit the Institute webpage.