Networking Happy Hour and Trivia

Session Description

Close out this year’s Institute with a little friendly competition. Vie for top marks at our Institute trivia; winners will be entered into a raffle for a prize pack! (We’ll also announce our Edible Books winners, who will also snag some sweet prizes!)

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Song- and Story-Share

Session Description

Children’s library workers are always looking for new and fresh content for their programming. What are songs and stories you have been using in your programming that have been successful? Bring your innovation and success to this content-sharing networking chat! (Of particular interest – innovations in digital storytimes, such as off-site storytimes, and song- and rhyme-sharing that is inclusive!)

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 Moderator TBD

Partnering to Improve Indigenous Representation

Session Description

Indigenous Representation is a statewide project with a mission to bring quality Indigenous-authored resources and professional development opportunities to Minnesota educators and librarians. In this live discussion, hear about how we designed Indigenous Representation to ensure accurate representations and foster paradigm shifts using Indigenous-authored materials. Learn about the many paths this work has taken and strategize about the possibilities for such work in your own state.

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Leah Larson 
Darlene St. Clair 

Networking Happy Hour and Edible Books Review

Session Description

After a long day of incredible content, it’s nice to unwind. Grab a cuppa, crack open a cold one, or just tune in to chat! At this Networking Happy Hour, we’ll also be viewing the Edible Books submissions (more information on that to come soon!) while we connect and unwind from a developmental day of programming.

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ALSC 101

Session Description

ALSC 101 will be an opportunity for new or prospective members to learn some ways to become involved in ALSC. If you’re not currently an ALSC member, this is a great way to learn more about the benefits of membership and how ALSC can support your in your professional growth and development!

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“How You Doin’?” A Networking Discussion and Community Check In

Session Description

Librarians across the country are facing a number of new challenges: quick transitions to virtual programming, PPE needs for staff, cleaning (and re-cleaning and re-cleaning) materials. Do you have processes your library has instituted that have worked well? Processes your library is struggling with? Bring your questions, concerns, stories, and more to this Institute networking session and community check-in!

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Moderator: Kirby McCurtis, ALSC Board President