10:00 AM - Noon Special Interest Group Meetings (Academic Librarians and School Librarians)
Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch and networking
1:00 - 2: 30 PM Speaker - Angela Siefer, Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Membership Meeting, all are welcome
Special Interest Group Meetings:
The Special Interest Groups that are meeting are the Academic Special Interest Group and the Schools Special Interest Group. If you aren't a member of one of those special interest groups please arrive at noon.
The Academic Librarians Interest Group is an informal discussion group that meets four times a year at various places in the service area to discuss the challenges, ideas, and strategies of academic libraries. This includes but is not limited to instruction, information literacy, marketing, technology, trends, and more. This group is open to all interested parties, and our meetings are free. Join us and share your tips for a successful university life!
The School Librarians Special Interest Group is comprised of High School Librarians who are Supporting members of SWON Libraries. They meet periodically to discuss a wide range of issues such as library trends, emerging technologies, group purchasing, group discounts, staffing, best practices, school library patrons, YA literature and collaboration with other types of libraries.
Angela Siefer, Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Angela envisions a world in which all members of society have the skills and the resources to use the Internet for the betterment of themselves and their communities. Since 1997 Angela has worked on digital inclusion issues with local community organizations, the National Telecommunications Information Administration, state governments, and the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition. A portfolio of her written work is at angelasiefer.com. Email Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Angela will give us an update on Federal Agency rulings and their meanings as well as how some telecommunications companies and non-profits are working together to address digital equity issues around the country.
Membership Meetings take place twice a year. Find out what we've accomplished and what we're planning. There will also be a vote on the finalized budget for FY2017.
Food: Lunches will be provided! When you register you will have options for special dietary requests.
If you are only attending the Membership Meeting portion of the event and will not be eating lunch with us then the event is free. If you plan on attending only the Membership Meeting please send an email to email@example.com and we will make sure to correct your invoice accordingly.