Thursday, June 7, 2012

ILA Welcomes Christopher Harris To Speak At The Annual Conference

ILA Welcomes Christopher Harris To Speak At The Annual Conference

The Iowa Association of School Librarians is proud to announce that national digital content expert and author, Christopher Harris ,will be a presenter and keynote speaker at this year’s Iowa Library Association Conference in Dubuque this October. Harris, a participant in the first American Library Association Emerging Leaders program in 2007, will present a half-day preconference on Wednesday, Oct. 10. The topic will be “Dealing with Digital” and will provide a practical guide for participants who are seeking answers to what it means for schools and libraries that information is going digital.

The director of an educational services agency that supports libraries in 22 small rural districts in western New York, Harris blogs about “E-Content” for American Libraries Magazine and is a regular technology columnist for School Library Journal.

On Thursday, Oct. 11, Harris, a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2008, will present the opening keynote, challenging us to work together to meet the needs of our communities.

Harris is involved with the ALA Office of Information Technology Policy Committee and a number of ALA eBook and Digital Content task forces and working groups. He will discuss eBooks in one of his concurrent sessions.

Many of you will, no doubt, be interested in attending his concurrent session on gaming in the library based on research for his book, Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games. He'll discuss the value of games and will recommend the best games for various age levels.