May 13, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time.
Featuring Barbara Stripling. Stripling will draw particularly on her experience as Director of Library Services for the New York City schools and as past-president of the American Library Association. She will include examples from both situations.
Recently reflecting on her long career, Stripling wrote: “Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning. As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right: an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others.”