Registration for YALSA’s 2016 Young Adult Services Symposium, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in Pittsburgh, is now open. Individuals can register for the symposium with early bird rates now through Sept. 15, 2016.
Early bird rates are as follows:
- $199 YALSA Personal Member
- $199 Pennsylvania Library Association Members
- $199 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Members
- $249 ALA Personal Member
- $310 Nonmembers
- $59 Students (enrolled full-time in a library program)
Register early to take advantage of up to $50 in savings. Registration includes:
- Opening session and reception Friday evening
- Educational programming Saturday and Sunday
- Option to register for additional events
- Access to a free webinar
- Certificate of participation with your contact hours
- Snack breaks Saturday and Sunday
- Symposium tote bag
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As I was sitting in the Philadelphia airport, waiting to fly home from Midwinter 2014, I checked my email to find something rather startling: an invitation to be the keynote speaker at a symposium on library services for children and teens sponsored by the National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) in South Korea. According to the email, my book Young Adults Deserve the Best: YALSA’s Competencies in Action had been translated into Korean and distributed to libraries in Korea, and they wanted me to come to the symposium and share my â€œexperience and expertise in youth library servicesâ€â€”all expenses paid!’ Read More →
This month was ALA TechSource’s 2nd annual gaming conference for libraries. Read More →
James Paul Gee is one of the keynote speakers for the Gaming, Learning and Libraries Symposium by ALA TechSource this July. Next Thursday, at 2pm sl (PST) he will be available via live audio stream while trying on different avatars created by teens in Teen Second Life. Avatars are a digital representation of the self and give teens the opportunity for self-representation and to break out of any labels they might have been given in the offline world. Here’s how you can participate: Register for a free sloodle account here, click ‘yes’ when asked if you want to enroll in the course. Teens will know beforehand that there will be adults present. Don’t miss this free opprotunity! Can also launch this real player stream in a browser.
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Deadline for presenter/proposal submissions is (on or before) March 1, 2007. Visit the Call for Presenters section of the Gaming, Learning, and
Libraries Symposium wiki for information about potential topics of interest and proposal submission guidelines.
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