Education experts to discuss library hacker spaces at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Wed, 05/13/2015

Contact:

Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

ALA Washington Office

202-870-7730

jwright@alawash.org

SAN FRANCISCO—How can libraries ensure that learners of all ages stay curious, develop their passions, immerse themselves in learning? Learn about developing library learning spaces at this year’s 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. The interactive session, “Hacking the Culture of Learning in the Library,” takes place from 1:00–2:00p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The session will be held at the Moscone Convention Center in room 2018 of the West building.

Leaders will discuss ways that libraries serve as informal learning spaces that encourage exploration and discovery, while librarians lead in creating new opportunities to engage learners and make learning happen. During the session, library leaders will explore ways that libraries are creating incubation spaces to hack education and create new paradigms where learners own their education.

WHO:

  • Moderator: Christopher Harris, school library system director, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership; ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Fellow for Program on Youth and Technology Policy
  • Erica Compton, project coordinator, Idaho Commission for Libraries
  • Megan Egbert, youth services manager, Meridian Library District (Idaho)
  • Connie Williams, teacher librarian, Petaluma High School (Calif.)

WHEN: Sunday, June 28, 2015, 1:00–2:00p.m.

WHERE: Moscone Convention Center (West Building, Room 2018), 747 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer of the ALA’s Washington Office, at jwright@alawash.org.