Laura Lippman, author of the Tess Monaghan novels, and David Simon, creator of the HBO series The Wire and Treme, are a married couple, but the PLA President’s Program was still the first time they’d appeared together—apart from a single appearance before a much smaller audience in a synagogue.
YALSA’s Teens and Technology Interest Group sponsored a Pecha Kucha 20x20 session on programming and other technology issues for teen services.
Pecha Kucha is a short-format talk. Each speaker prepares a slide show of 20 images, which each show for 20 seconds before advancing automatically, for a total presentation time of just under 7 minutes.
For my last session today, I attended “Reach Out and Read: How Libraries Can Work with Doctors Who ‘Prescribe Reading’ to Achieve Common Goals.” I am not a children’s librarian, and I am definitely not a doctor, but I was interested in this session because it brought in perspectives from outside of the library world and I was curious to see how doctors and libraria
William Joyce, author and illustrator of children’s books, including George Shrinks,Dinosaur Bob, and The Man in the Moon, and recipient of three Emmy awards for animated series based on his books, spoke as part of the Auditorium Speaker Series Saturday about the power of stories.
Five presenters discussed the ways in which each implements transliteracy in their libraries. Transliteracy is often defined as the ability to read, write, and interact across a range of platforms, tools, and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio, and film, to digital social networks.
Sarah Sogigian, advisor, youth services, Massachusetts Library System, and convenor of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)’s Pop Culture in Libraries Discussion Group, presided over an open session Friday that allowed a large gathering of instructors, librarians, and students to attend.