One of the most transformative services libraries provide children is that of place, whether size and budget allow for a single bulletin board or thousands of futuristic square feet. As places where stories and imagination come to life in an engaging environment, Orlando’s theme parks are unrivaled in the world, and our keynote will be given by Marty Sklar, former president of Walt Disney Imagineering, and the man behind the creative development of EPCOT and design supervisor for Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris, among many other magical spaces. Following his inspiration we’ll hear from the Center for Childhood Creativity; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP; Richland Library; and Clemson University on how child development, architecture, and stories all work together to create spaces that are vital to children and the communities that support them. The program will also feature an interactive show-and-tell of inspiring libraries from across the globe and everyone is invited to share their own spaces of which they’re proud by tweeting pictures using #ALSCprez. This program honors Charlemae Hill Rolllins, the first African American president of ALA’s Children’s Services Division (which became ALSC), and is generously supported by Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Meeting Type: President's Program, Program
Content Area: Transforming: Physical & Virtual Space
Interests: Children's Literature, Children's Services, Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, Youth Services
Type of Library: Elementary School, Middle School, Public
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Walt Disney Imagineering
New York, New York
Associate Director, Program Development
Center for Childhood Creativity, STATES
Director of Partnerships & Learning
Richland Library (Columbia, SC), South Carolina
Skidmore, Ownings & Merrill LLP
Lecturer & PhD Student
Clemson University School of Architecture
American Libraries’ Design Showcase and Virtual Conference 2.0