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SC&I Faculty and Staff to Attend and Exhibit at American Library Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
ALA Conference brings library professionals from around the world #TogetherAgain
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Faculty and staff will attend, present, and exhibit at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 23-28, in Washington, D.C. According to the conference website, the world’s biggest library event brings together thousands of librarians, library staff, educators, authors, publishers, friends groups, trustees, exhibitors, and special guests.

Events include educational programming, relevant legislation and policies, important updates, and discussions impacting libraries, their roles, and their ongoing transformation. New at this year’s conference is “The Digital Experience,” a curated selection of live-streamed speaker and education sessions for registrants who cannot attend in person. In addition, attendees will have a wide range of opportunities to focus on ways to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion practices within their communities and libraries.

Associate Teaching Professor of Library and Information Science Joyce Kasman Valenza is participating in Council, the ALA’s governing body, as Councilor-at-Large, where she will share a memorial resolution honoring the late Associate Professor of Library and Information Science Ross J. Todd.

Valenza is also chairing the AASL’s Educators of School Librarians (ESLS) Annual Meeting and hosting the ESLS and Community of Scholars' lightning talk session, “Weathering the Storms: School Library Teaching, Research, and Practice in Times of Crisis,” on June 25.

On June 25, Associate Professor of Practice, Library and Information Science Marc Aronson will sign copies of his latest book, “Four Streets and a Square: A History of Manhattan and the New York Idea, ”at the Candlewick Press booth at noon.

Also, on June 26, Martha Hickson MLIS’05, RC’82, recipient of the 2022 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity, will receive the award—a cash prize and an object from Handler’s private collection—from Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket. Hickson is a media specialist at North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, N.J.

Come visit SC&I on the exhibit floor at booth #3221. Learn more about SC&I’s Master of Information (MI) program or the Department of Library and Information Science.

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