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Library leaders to talk revolutionary ways to offer e-books to the print-disabled at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
There has been a shift in the way people access information: E-books and the widespread use of graphics to convey information have created a “new normal” for how we read and learn. While these resources are readily available, too many of them are not accessible. As a result, people with disabilities such as vision impairments, physical limitations and severe learning disabilities, often face barriers to information.

AASL seeks gaming proposals

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks proposals for sessions on tabletop and/or digital gaming to be presented during GAME | Gaming as Meaningful Education taking place Sept. 23-24, 2016, in Rochester, NY. Co-sponsored by the ALA Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT), GAME will focus on how games encourage critical thinking, problem solving and creative activities. To submit a proposal, visit www.ala.org/aasl/rfp.

United for Libraries to host 'First Author' panel at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host “First Author, First Book” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Leaders to address the digital divide at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
From the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development’s ConnectHome effort to the Federal Communications Commission’s Lifeline program to citywide digital inclusion initiatives, libraries are playing significant roles in connecting low-income Americans.

Experts to talk election year opportunities, challenges for libraries at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

ORLANDO, Fla.—The presidential election is right around the corner, with the presidency, Congress, and the U.S. Supreme Court in the balance, and a new Librarian of Congress imminent. Learn about actions that the American Library Association (ALA) is taking to prepare for the coming opportunities and challenges at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Bring federal job training funding home to your library: Learn how at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
Learn how to secure workforce support funding for your library at this year’s 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Technology experts to discuss socially-conscious 3D services in libraries at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
ORLANDO, Fla.—3D printers may seem novel, but they are already being harnessed for social good. A prime example: The Silicon Valley-based social advocacy organization Benetech has forged a partnership between libraries, museums and schools to level the playing field for learners with disabilities. Learn more about this innovative partnership at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

Don’t miss Astronaut Yvonne Cagle talk about getting girls excited about science and math

What are the best ways that libraries can excite young learners about science and math? How can leaders facilitate informal learning through libraries and entertainment?

Copyright leaders to host copyright Q&A at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
ORLANDO, Fla.—Have a question about copyright policies? Library copyright experts will be available during the 2016 American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., to respond to vexing copyright questions about licensing, fair use, electronic reserves, using music, images and video content, and more.

Leaders to discuss innovative coding programs at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

 
ORLANDO, Fla.—Coding in libraries? Learn about the variety of programming in school and public libraries at the 2016 American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

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