Calls for internationalizing libraries are increasing in the library world, and among all types of libraries—public, school, academic, and government-national. This preconference will feature specialists from all 4 library types (public/school/academic/government-national), providing strategies for internationalizing.
What does it mean to Internationalize?
Libraries and library and information professionals play an important role in a global world. “Internationalizing” your library can take many forms: it can mean providing other-language materials or ESL/citizenship classes in a public library; it can mean adding literature from other lands in a school library; it can mean offering outreach and instruction to international students in an academic library; it can mean increasing foreign partnership collections in a government/national library; and much, much more. It is a reflection of your level of engagement in international activities in your library. And even more. Register to participate and let’s brainstorm together!
Why should you attend this training?
This is unique opportunity to hear and learn from experts with exceptional experiences in internationalizing libraries. This is the only event of its kind at ALA Annual—a unique opportunity to meet, hear and learn from the best in the field. This training will provide you with specific “recipes” and “plans for actions” as well as “tool kits” on what new internationally oriented activities can be implemented in your library. Moreover, this training is intended to provide you with the new concepts, approaches and philosophies on internationalizing your libraries.
Who are the speakers/trainers?
This preconference will feature specialists from all 4 library types (public/school/academic/government-national), providing strategies for internationalizing. Participants will gather in subgroups of the 4 library types to hear their own specialists, ensuring getting the most relevant (tailored) information.
What will you bring back to your libraries?
Unlike regular ALA sessions that are short and sometimes general, this preconference will be intensive and training-oriented. The speakers/trainers will present real-life examples of internationalizing, and step-by-step instructions on implementing it at your library. Namely, “here’s what we did…here’s how we did it…here’s the challenges to expect…here’s how to overcome them…here’s the results.” You will be able to bring back to you libraries a tool kit of ideas and strategies. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Cost: $90 USD
Registration includes: Materials, refreshments and lunch.
Register today! http://2016.alaannual.org/register-now
Event code: IRO1
Meeting Type: Preconference/Institute, Ticketed Event
Interests: International Issues
Type of Library: Other
Cost: Ticketed Event. Not included with registration.
Pima County Public Library
International Outreach Librarian
California State University Fullerton
Head Near East Section and Turkish Specialist
Library of Congress
Washington,, District Of Columbia
Coordinator of Bibliographic Services
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Juneau School District/jAnglo American School Moscow
Director, Strategic Planning and Assessment
Indianapolis Public Library
Indianapolis Public Library
Librarian, Library Planner
National Library Board, Singapore