FREE! LIVE VIA
National Town Hall
engaging the nation’s library community in
and information-sharing on items of
interest to our profession.
@ your library program begins with the premise
most valuable asset in your library is its staff. This two-hour
broadcast will introduce you to the salient issues your library
address over the next decade: the looming staff shortage, the build-ing of a diverse
staff and educational opportunities for staff growth.
• John W.
Berry, ALA President, discussing the work of his task force
A. Alire, member of the ALA Executive Board and former
of REFORMA, presenting an overview of our recuitment crisis
need to recruit librarians who reflect the diversity of the
Buron, Coordinator, Young Adult Services, Queens Borough
Library, on the innovative Library Page Fellows Program;
Marie Ford, Personnel Librarian, The University of Illinois at
on strategies for recruiting from within your own library;
• Curt B.
McKay, Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Library &
Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana/ Champaign,
library education available on weekends and by distance
Salahuddin, Project Coordinator for Staff Development,
Public Library on staff development, mentoring, tuition reimbursement
Topper, Assistant Dean, Graduate School of Library &
Science, Dominican University, on collaboration with
Public Schools and ALA’s Spectrum Initiative.
Friday, April 26,
11:00 to 1:00 P.M. Central Time
RPLS; 345 West Eldorado Street, Decatur, IL 62522
Shelbyville Public Library; 154 N. Broadway, Shelbyville, IL 62565
to receive this free program:
Angela at email@example.com or call (217)