Two Upcoming Workshops

Children’s Services Fundamentals

An Infopeople online course, September 24 to October 21, 2013

Do you want to be more comfortable and confident in providing library services to children and their families? In this course, expert children’s librarian and author Penny Peck will help you gain the skills to:

•             Conduct an effective reference interview with children

•             Determine children’s reading interests and find books to meet those interests

•             Plan entertaining programs to attract families to your library

•             Promote books and reading to children of all ages

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others. For a complete course description and to register go to

Note: This course is approved as covering the Youth Services competencies for the LSSC program in combination with Teen Services Fundamentals.

The Future of Libraries 9.0: Libraries Re-imagined

San Francisco Public Library, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Wednesday, October 9, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (sign-in 9:00 – 9:30)

$35 registration fee

Sponsored by the Pacific Library Partnership Staff Development Committee

The Future of Libraries 9.0 is the ninth in an annual series of one-day conferences where speakers highlight innovations taking place in libraries today.  This year’s conference theme will be Libraries Re-imagined, with the following sessions and presenters:

The Digital Public Library of America: how DPLA “brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world”.

Presenter: Luis Herrera, DPLA board member and San Francisco City Librarian

Minimally Staffed Libraries: Livermore’s Easy Access Library and Alameda County’s REACH Ashland Youth Center library.

Presenters: Nathan Brumley, Livermore Public Library; Gary Morrison and Tiffany Yang, Alameda County Library

A Library-Developed eBook Platform: Enki, one year later: A progress report on the new Enki eBook platform, developed by Contra Costa County Library and Califa, and now up and running at several libraries.

Presenters: Elliot Warren, Contra Costa County Library, and other presenters to be determined later

Maker Spaces in Libraries: exciting new projects at the Mountain View and Sunnyvale libraries.

Presenters: Ann Awakuni and Paul Sims, Mountain View Public Library; Rachel Collier and Kate Gaidos, Sunnyvale Public Library

Further details about the conference will be posted to this list when they become available. For more information and to register, go to .

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