Events

Top 5 myths about National Library Legislative Day

Attendees holding photobooth signs during NLLD 2017=6

Originally published by American Libraries in Cognotes during ALA Midwinter 2017. The list of core library values is a proud one, and a long one. For the past 42 years, library supporters from all over the country have gathered in Washington, D.C. in May with one goal in mind – to advance libraries’ core values and communicate the importance of ... Read More »

Getting connected with Google Fiber at Midwinter 2017

Google fiber logo - colorful houses and rainbow bunny rabbit

In the ICYMI file, take note of a session newly added to OITP’s lineup at Midwinter – Getting Connected with Google Fiber: Libraries Leading the Way to Digital Inclusion. Using the internet is obviously not just a matter of a connection. Library professionals know very well that many people in their communities struggle to gain access to online resources and turn to ... Read More »

7 sessions + 1 party = Washington Office at Midwinter 2017

ALA 2017 Midwinter Meeting logo

What do Google, Inc., the Harvard School of Education, Georgia Department of Public Health and the Lakeview (Okl.) Elementary School have in common? If you guessed “the Washington Office lineup at Midwinter 2017,” you were right! Our sessions cover topics ranging from computer science education to professional development to family engagement in libraries. For your convenience, we’ve compiled a list ... Read More »

And what a #CSEdWeek it was

Student and instructor participating in Ready to Code progamming

Today marks the last day of a very full #CSEdWeek for Libraries #ReadytoCode. While our Ready to Code project team is routinely effervescing about the stories we hear about youth projects taking place in and through libraries, this week allowed us to take a step back and share, check out what others in the CS learning space are up to, ... Read More »

Library broadband access key to transforming communities

Logo for Transforming Communities broadband event

Speaking at a recent Washington, D.C., forum on the importance of broadband to all communities, particularly rural, Senator John Boozman (R-AR) reflected that “libraries are on the front lines” of broadband access. He went on, speaking at the Transforming Communities: Broadband Goals for 2017 and Beyond event, to describe the critical role libraries play in serving communities by offering Internet ... Read More »