PLA (Public Library Association) Division
Apply for American Dream Starts @ your library literacy initiative! Online applications will be accepted until August 26. Grants range from $5,000. to $15,000.by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 10:55 am
Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Office for Literacy & Outreach Services (OLOS) are initiating the third round of The American Dream Starts @ your library, a grant initiative aimed at public libraries in order to expand and enhance resources and services to English language learners.
This grant is aimed at public libraries and public library bookmobiles. To learn more about the initiative and see the application, please visit www.americandreamtoolkit.org
The press release on American Libraries: http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/news/ala/dollar-general-literacy-foundation-renews-support-american-dream-starts-your-library
If you've won the grant, please share your experience with PLA members in the comments section.
Past projects: http://www.americandreamtoolkit.org/people.html
Press release: http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=9825
Chrystie Hill's Blog post on the PLA Unconference: http://librariesbuildcommunities.org/?p=348
You can read all about the conference at www.plablog.org and on twitter - search #PLA12. Also, the conference was covered on several library-related blogs - http:// gcplpla2012.blogspot.com/ and http://www.scoop.it/t/pla-2012 (PLA Facebook Forum post-conference: https://www.facebook.com/pla.org/posts/10150895033945620)
Other educational opportunities: http://www.ala.org/pla/education
For a full registration, one:
- would be able to take the shuttles from some hotels to the convention center for free
- would be able to drop in on programs/educational sessions other than the preconferences http://placonference.org/programs of which there are nearly 200 choices
- would be able to go to all special events listed here as open to all conference attendees: http://placonference.org/specialevents
- can attend the Unconference,
- and they would be able to visit the Exhibits Hall http://placonference.org/exhibits/exhibitors
For some of the intangibles registrants get at the conference, I’d check out some Blog posts from PLA 2010. http://plablog.org/tag/pla2010
Google "#PLA2010" too and you'll see articles, blogs... and some other conferences with the same acronym.
Read American Libraries and Library Journal articles about the conference:
Shuttle Update:Shuttle service begins at 6:30am on Tuesday, March 13, with pickup from select hotels. Regularly scheduled buses will operate in the morning and afternoon/evening between the following PLA hotels and the Pennsylvania Convention Center: Crowne Plaza, Doubletree, Hotel Palomar, Hyatt at the Bellevue, Hyatt Penns Landing, Radisson, Ritz Carlton, Sofitel & Westin. The remaining hotels are within walking distance of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Accessibility: We will have a total of 2 ADA buses as part of the 6 all day buses. If you call the number 1-866-767-3305 on the signage and flyers, the call will go directly to James and he can make sure one of the ADA buses is in place for pick up."
Coat check is in Hall G, near registration, and yes – You can store your bags on Sat.
From the Airport to the Convention Center or hotels: the convention bureau says: "The SEPTA train is AWESOME!!!!! It makes stops at each airport terminal, easy to access, runs every 20 minutes and is cheap…$7 per ride. It drops off right in the Convention Center…stop is called Market East Station. See attached for more details…."
Question for you expert researchers... what's the standard tip for coat check? I haven't been able to find the answer using Google and I always thought that you gave coat check $1 per coat or bag when you pick them up.
See: http://placonference.org/programs for a searchable list of all programs and converstations
Program Recommendations for Trustees
PLA understands that public library trustees visit PLA Conference with a unique leadership perspective. Fortunately, PLA 2012 is packed with programs relevant for trustees. Please take advantage of these recommended programs to help make the most of your conference experience.
Thursday, March 15
- Advocacy is #1 in Times of Shrinking Funding
- Emergency Succession Planning
- Turning the Page Goes Global
- Creative Funding: How to Afford the Services Your Community Wants
- Being the Best: Stories from the Best Small Libraries in America
- Mechanics and Schematics: Some Ramifications of Building Modifications
- Now what? 12 Steps to Survival in a Leaner, Meaner World
- Everyday Ethics: Tools for First Responders on the Library's Front Lines
- Isn't It All Just Improv Anway? Building Successful Relationships in the Workplace and Community
- Why Libraries Matter: Empowering Community Voices
- Building Your Base (& Your Budget)
- Commons Ground: Information Commons, Master Planning, and New Models of Public Service Delivery
- Saying Yes to the Community
Friday, March 16
- Deep Green: Achieving Sustainability from the Ground Up
- Transforming Public Libraries from Institutions of the Industrial Age to Change Agents for the Networked Society
- The Future of Libraries: Trends in Building Design, User Experience, and Community Partnerships
- Dancing with Elephants: Leading Not Following During Tough Times
- Sustainable is the New Strategic
- Intellectual Freedom Update 2012
- With Friends Like These . . .
- Losing My Religion: Crafting Meeting Room Policies That Keep You In Charge and out of Court
Saturday, March 17
- Grassroots Library Advocacy
- In Order to Form a More Perfect Union... Library Access As an Emerging Constitutional Right
- Visualization: A New Frontier for Library Design
- Creating the Library of the Year
"What is PA Forward?
The Pennsylvania Library Association’s 21st Century Literacies Initiative, PA Forward, was conceived to give voice to what the library community already knows, and what other states throughout the nation are also recognizing:
With the right support, libraries are ideally positioned to become the community centers of information, technology, and learning that will fuel educational and economic opportunity for all of our citizens.
Libraries have moved far beyond just being book repositories. They’re agile institutions serving real-life needs. Libraries can be key to powering progress and elevating the quality of life in PA by fueling the types of knowledge essential to success: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy." http://www.paforward.org/Home/PoweringProgress/WhatisPAForward.aspx
I finally have some time to look through this site tonight.
The redesign team sent us a helpful message which we added some links to.
ALA’s redesigned ALA Connect space went live. If you use ALA Connect or would like to check it out, the following help documents are now publicly available in the “Help” community on Connect.
- What’s Changed in the Redesigned ALA Connect - http://connect.ala.org/node/172850
- Where did all of my/our posts go? - http://connect.ala.org/node/184722
- When should I post something as a Discussion/Online Doc/File or something else? - http://connect.ala.org/node/184730
- Where did [this thing] move to in the redesign? - http://connect.ala.org/node/184732
PLA specific links:
PLA Board on ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/64035
Find a PLA Committee on ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/taxonomy/term/23705
Reply via email to an email from ALA Connect: http://connect.ala.org/node/104622
We're sometimes asked this question after a webinar.
Here's the response:
The webinar will be recorded, and all registrants will have unlimited access for one year to the archived recording.
This webinar (and its archived recording) is intended for the sole use of the webinar registrant, whether an individual or a group. Neither individual nor group registration includes permission to rebroadcast or redistribute this webinar to another individual or to another group not covered in the initial registration. Thank you for your cooperation.