Dr. Kylie Peppler of the Learning Research Network to speak at ASCLA's President's Program

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/08/2014


Marianne Braverman

Programming and Marketing Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)


CHICAGO — ASCLA's President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas offers a glimpse into an exciting educational approach that is attracting more attention from educators, librarians, foundations and governments.

"Connected Learning and Libraries: At the Intersection of the Arts, Media, New Technologies, and Informal Learning", ASCLA' s President's Program, slated for 10:30 a.m. - noon on Sunday, June 29, features Dr. Kylie Peppler, advisor to the Connected Learning Research Network.

It presents an educational approach that makes learning relevant to all populations, to real life and real work and to the realities of the digital age, when the demand for learning never stops. To learn more about the connected learning approach, underlying research and how it can be successfully leveraged in the design of library spaces and programming targeted at today's youth, you can visit the Connected Learning Website.

Sara Laughlin, President of ASLCA, sums up the Division's excitement about this cutting edge program, "At Monroe County Public Library, we've had the pleasure of working with Kylie as we planned a digital creativity initiative.  She helped us understand how learning contexts have broadened and how digital tools are now essential to engaged learning.  

For more information on this, other valuable ASCLA Annual Conference programs or to register, please visit the ALA Annual Conference website.

The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is the premiere destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives and library consultants. ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by advocating for and providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, library cooperatives, and library consultants. Please visit our website at http://www.ala.org/ascla/