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Please Join Me for a Talk with the Library and Information Science Graduate Student Association University of Missouri

If you have time, please feel free to listen to my talk with the University of Missouri Library and Information Science Graduate Student Associate.

Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 7:00pm CST

Please sign on using the following link http://t.co/SM00696a

Mizzou

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ForwardFocus Conference

This is a gentle reminder that registration for the 2012 ForwardFocus Conference will be open until  Friday, October 26.  There is still time to attend this unique conference focusing on community college libraries, a conference that I am honored to be providing the keynote address.  The conference will be held on November 2, 2012, both in person at Illinois Central College and across the nation virtually via Blackboard Collaborate.   Please see their conference website (http://forwardfocusconference.wordpress.com/).

 

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Reaching Forward Conference

Here are the slides from the two presentations that Toby Greenwalt and I did at the Reaching Forward conferences.  Thanks to all who attended, contributed through conversation, and provided great tips for others.  I hope that you learned as much as I did.

 

 

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AZLA Recap

 

As I reflect back on my experience at AZLA 10, I am struck by these thoughts.  First and foremost, I am so incredible grateful and humbled by being invited to give the keynote address to such awesome librarians.  I am inspired and encouraged by the conversation that took place.  I am glad to have had the opportunity to enter so many wonderful stories.  I am happy to have met so many awesome librarians (both in-person and virtually).  I look forward to hearing the wonderful stories that emerge from Arizona!

To my new Arizona friends, you all ROCK!

 

Photo Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/4759535950/sizes/l/

 

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Coming to a City Near You

Keynote Address: Pushing It Forward: Social Justice, Civic Librarianship and Information Activism.

While libraries and library staff contribute to the profession and the world, we sometimes forget about our own community.  Anthony Molaro will share his story and ideas on how libraries and librarians can create a more just world.  If knowledge is power, but inaccessible, what good is it?  It is time for us to reunite information and people.

Anthony Molaro, Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Arizona Library Association Annual Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Analysis of Chat Reference: To Chat or Not to Chat, That Is the Question
Academic
Patricia Bravender and Colleen Lyon, Grand Valley State University Libraries; Anthony Molaro, Messenger
Public Library of North Aurora
In the midst of an economic crisis, libraries must continue to provide essential reference services with fewer staff
and resources. Is online chat one of these essential reference services, and, if so, are the reference skills of a
professional librarian necesary to answer the majority of online chat questions? Should libraries provide chat
reference no matter the cost? This program will present an analysis of one library’s online chat reference service for
one year, which showed some surprising results.

Michigan Library Association Annual conference. Traverse City, MI.

Friday, November 12, 2010 9:45 – 10:45 AM

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Upcoming Presentations

Keynote Address: Pushing It Forward: Social Justice, Civic Librarianship and Information Activism.

While libraries and library staff contribute to the profession and the world, we sometimes forget about our own community.  Anthony Molaro will share his story and ideas on how libraries and librarians can create a more just world.  If knowledge is power, but inaccessible, what good is it?  It is time for us to reunite information and people.

Anthony Molaro, Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Arizona Library Association Annual Conference. Scottsdale, AZ.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:30 – 10:00 AM

Analysis of Chat Reference: To Chat or Not to Chat, That Is the Question
Academic
Patricia Bravender and Colleen Lyon, Grand Valley State University Libraries; Anthony Molaro, Messenger
Public Library of North Aurora
In the midst of an economic crisis, libraries must continue to provide essential reference services with fewer staff
and resources. Is online chat one of these essential reference services, and, if so, are the reference skills of a
professional librarian necesary to answer the majority of online chat questions? Should libraries provide chat
reference no matter the cost? This program will present an analysis of one library’s online chat reference service for
one year, which showed some surprising results.

Michigan Library Association Annual conference. Traverse City, MI.

Friday, November 12, 2010 9:45 – 10:45 AM

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Arizona Library Association Annual Conference

The Information Activist Librarian will be the keynote speaker for this year’s Arizona Library Association’s Annual Conference.

Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Date: Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

Title: Pushing it Forward: Social Justice, Civic Librarianship and Information Activism

Description: While libraries and library staff contribute to the profession and the world, we sometimes forget about our own communities.  Anthony Molaro will share his story and ideas on how libraries and librarians can create a more just world.  If knowledge is power, but inaccessible, what good is it?  It is time for us to reunite information and people.

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