ALA Midwinter Meeting 2012 Preconference Workshop
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Omni Hotel Dallas, Trinity 5
Join ALTAFF for the popular Nuts & Bolts featuring three dynamic speakers and engaging roundtable discussions. A meet
and greet with coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. and a boxed lunch will be served at noon. Roundtable discussion topics
include book sales/book stores; community engagement; how Trustees can work effectively with the library director,
and fundraising in big and small ways. Attendees are encouraged to bring brochures, flyers, and other library marketing
materials to share.
Tickets cost $50 in advance, $75 onsite. Event code: CFL1. Register online at www.alamidwinter.org. More information
is available online at www.ala.org/altaff or by calling (800) 545‐2433, ext. 2161.
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Laura Perna, former Digital Literacy Corp Coordinator here at CTLS, wrote a great article in TLA’s Fall issue of Texas Library Journal called, “Collaboration Large and Small: The Digital Literacy Corps Draws Upon Human Talent to Bring Workforce Development Classes to Central Texas Libraries” (click here, then view pages 14-15). We are excited that this project was highlighted in Texas Library Journal and want to thank Laura for recounting DLC’s successes.
The Marble Falls Public Library recently asked me to talk to them about collection development for children – especially what I learned at the April 24, 2010 state library workshop on the same topic. To get ready, I asked our members how they managed their own children’s collection.
You guys never fail to impress me. We got almost 50 responses, with over half coming from small libraries. What are your colleagues’ best ideas for keeping up with what to buy for kids? The answers can be found in the CTLS Best Children’s Selection Resources 2010.