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Upcoming Conference & Program

posted Jul 27, 2011, 3:32 PM by calane cala   [ updated Aug 22, 2011, 8:08 PM ]

Invitation: CALA/NE Chapter is excited to invite its members and interested librarians to
attend the upcoming
"Future Development and Service of Global Children’s Librarianship Conference", which takes place August 8-10, 2011 in New York City.

About the Conference
The Future Development and Service of Global Children’s Librarianship conference
is sponsored by the Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) and the Library Society
of China (LSC), and hosted by four libraries in NYC: the C.V.Starr East Asian Library of
Columbia University, and
three of the most dynamic and comprehensive library systems
in the United States:
the Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library, and the New York Public Library.  A delegation of 80 library administrators from China's academic and public libraries
will join American librarians at this conference. The conference will include a series of presentations and discussions which will focus on library services to the youth, technological development in libraries, and ways to collaborate nationally and internationally. The conference is the first of its kind sponsored by Chinese  and American library associations on this topic and will have long term impact on librarianship in both countries.  

Programs, Locations, & Directions

A pdf. version of the program schedule is attached at the bottom of this page. 
For directions to a library, click the name of the library

Monday, August 8, 2011
Chinese Delegates Arrive in NYC

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

 9:15 am -12 noon
Brooklyn Public Library
Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(Dweck Auditorium)
2:00 pm -3:30 pm
New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue
at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10018-2788
(917) 275-6975

Brooklyn Public Library
9:15 9:30
Welcome Speech by BPL Interim Executive Director, Linda E. Johnson
9:30 10:30
Services for Young Children at Brooklyn Public Library by Rachel Payne
10:30 – 11:00 The Children’s Place for Children with Special Needs and Kidsmobile by Carrie Banks         
11:00  – 11:20 Break
11:20  – 12:00
Collection Development for Children’s Material (Ages: Birth to 8) by Marilyn Ackerman & Francesca Burgess

New York Public Library
2:00 – 2:10
Welcome Speech by Ms. Theresa Myrhol, Chief Librarian of Mid-Manhattan Library
2:10 – 2:30 Introduction of NYPL Organization Structure by Mr. Kevin Winkler, Deputy Director for Library Sites and Services
2:30-2:45      Q & A       
2:45  – 3:30  NYPL Tour

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10:00 am -12:00 noon
Queens Library
Central Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11432
(718) 990-0700
(Auditorium, Lower “C” Level)
2:30 pm -4:00 pm
C.V. Starr East Asian Library, at Columbia University
300 Kent Hall
1140 Amsterdam Ave.,
M.C. 3901
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-4318

Queens Library
10:00-10:10 Welcome Speech by Thomas W. Galante, Queens Library CEO & Library Director
10:10-10:30    Children’s Services Overview by Daniel Nkansah, Coordinator, Children’s Services
10:30-10:50 BOOST (Best Out of School Time) by Leslie Taylor, Coordinator, Youth Enrichment Services
10:50-11:00 Break
11:00-11:20 Children’s Library Discovery Center (CLDC) Overview by Sharon Cox, CLDC Manager
11:20-11:30 Q&A
11:30-12:00 CLDC Tour

C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University
Welcome Speech by Jim Cheng, Director of the C.V.Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University
Tour of the C.V.Starr East Asian Library

Thursday, August 11, 2011
Program at Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

calane cala,
Jul 27, 2011, 5:32 PM