Just discovered the Online Programming for All Libraries (OPAL) which is a collaborative effort by libraries of all types to “provide cooperative web-based programming and training for library users and library staff members.” They archive all presentations. The presentation that brought me to this impressive organization was a talk by Marion Blumenthal Lazan, a Holocaust survivor. I am impressed with the quality of the speakers and topics and the access to these presentations via podcast, audio streaming and video streaming.
Then, I found this presentation which will be on Thursday, April 5 – beginning at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 4:30 Central, 3:30 Mountain, 2:30 Pacific, and 9:30 p.m. GMT:
- The Civic Mission of Libraries: A Presidents’ PanelJoin ALA Presidents Sarah Long (1999-2000), Nancy Kranich (2000-2001), and Leslie Burger (2006-2007), and Sally Reed, the Executive Director of Friends of the Library USA for a lively discussion of the changing role of libraries in communities.
Should be an interesting conversation. I haven’t seen this posted elsewhere.