ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series continues with 'Literacy Innovations'

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/08/2014


Joaquin Falcon

Communications Specialist


CHICAGO ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” monthly webinar series continues with “Literacy Innovations in Libraries.” This free webinar will focus on methods, techniques and ideas to help keep libraries of all types on the forefront of innovative trends in the profession.  It takes place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Please join us in a discussion on how libraries of all types are breaking ground with innovative approaches to all types of literacies.  Attendees will hear from nationally recognized speakers including Heather Moorefield Lang of Virginia Tech University, presenting “Handheld Devices in Libraries: a Case Study;” Valerie Hill of Ethridge Elementary School (Texas), presenting “Minecraft and Digital Citizenship;” and Mark McBride of Monroe County Community College (N.Y.), discussing “Information Literacy and the 21st Century College Student.”

Registration is mandatory and limited to the first 100 participants who arrive in the virtual room.  Visit the Adobe Connect event page to sign up today:

These webinars will be archived and accessible to ALA members.

This webinar is presented by the ALA Office for Library Advocacy and co-sponsored by Stripling’s Presidential Advisory Committee, the ALA Office for Literacy Outreach (OLOS) and the OLOS Advisory Committee.  For more information about this series or for questions about registration, please contact the ALA Office for Library Advocacy at

These webinars are part of Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives 2013-2014 Webinar Series.  Two additional free webinars, presented by ALA members are scheduled for the coming months. Please save the dates for these upcoming webinars:

  • STEAM in Libraries: May 19, 2014
  • Community Engagement: June 9, 2014

For information on these webinars, or for speaking opportunities, please contact Sue Considine, Fayetteville Free Library, at

These informative, timely sessions are intended to showcase best practices, successes, and to transfer knowledge among ALA members.