#ChesnuttLibrarian Presented at ALA Annual Conference 2016 #ALAAC16 on 6/25/16 in Orlando, FL (6.30.2016)

Velappan Velappan, #ChesnuttLibrarian Presented at ALA Annual Conference 2016 #ALAAC16 on 6/25/16 in Orlando, FL (6.30.2016) - Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State UniversityMr. Velappan Velappan, Head of Access Services at Charles W. Chesnutt Library, participated in a presentation with five other librarians from other universities at the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference on Saturday, June 25th 2016 at 1:00PM-2:30 PM in Orlando, FL.  The theme of the presentation was “FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends” and Mr. Velappan’s particular topic was “Click It, No More Tick It: Using “Gimlet” Desk Statistics to Improve Services at the Charles W. Chesnutt Library.”  Approximately 150 people attended his presentation.  Click here for more details on Mr. Velappan’s presentation.

The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition was held in Orlando, FL from June 23 – June 28, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).  The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer in different places around this country.  The largest such convention in the world is attended by more than 25,000 librarians, library supporters, educators, writers, publishers, friends of libraries, trustees and special guests from all over the world.  The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians.  Approximately 850 exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, online services, automation software, furniture and other materials vital to today’s libraries and librarians. ALA units display professional exhibits highlighting the various aspects of the profession.   

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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 (9.28.2015)

Defend the Freedom to Read, Banned Books Week, Sept. 27 - Oct. 3rd, Chesnutt Library, 2015

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

–via ALA Banned Books Week

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2014 Banned Books Week, Chesnutt Library Display

From Chesnutt Library blog archives:

Selected book list via Chesnutt Library catalog:

Resources from the American Library Association:

 

Banned Books Week Poster 2015, Chesnutt Library

[Librarian Blogs]: Vote for My “Ignite Session Presentation” to be Selected for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference (3.17.2015)

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I’ve submitted a proposal to do the presentation for an “Ignite Session” to be part of the 2015 ALA  Annual Conference in San Francisco.  The public voting begins now and it counts 30% of the selection process.  So please vote for my Ignite Session.  If you do not have an account in ALA Connect already, you can sign-up/register here to create a free account to Vote.  You don’t need to be ALA member to create a ALA Connect account.   
 
This is [where you can] see my Ignite session’s Abstract and Vote.
 
Should you have any questions, [please]  let me know.  I’ll help you out to set up the ALA Connect account.  Please remember the voting is open until March 31st.    
 
Thanks in advance,
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#FlashbackFriday: Librarian Robert Foster’s Recap from @ALAAnnual Conference (7.25.2014)

I attended the 2014 Annual ALA Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 27th through June 30th. The absolute highlight of the conference was being able to rub shoulders with librarians all over the world. We were able to hold informal discussions on everything library related. It is delightful to be able to meet these people who are addressing the same obstacles and rewards of the profession. I attended sessions at the conference that allows me to better understand ways to serve our patrons from the best practices used by professional librarians. The value of the conference is being able to network, learn, and conceive ideas. This is truly a rejuvenating exercise for those who attend.

#ChesnuttLibrarian Presented at ALA Annual 2014 Conference Conference #ALAAC14 on June 29th (6.30.2014)

Mr. Velappan Velappan, Access Services Librarian at Charles W. Chesnutt Library, participated in a presentation with six librarians from other universities at the “American Library Association (ALA) Annual 2014 Conference” on Sunday, June 29th 2014 at 3:00PM in Las Vegas, NV.  The theme of the presentation was “FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends” and Mr. Velappan’s particular topic was “How to Incorporate Social Media Tools and Other Web 2.0 Technologies to Improve the Academic Library’s Public Service.”  Approximately 220 people attended his presentation yesterday. Click here for more details on the FEAST presentations.

Velappan Velappan Presented at 2014 ALA Annual | 2014 FEAST: Future & Emerging Access Services Trends, June 29th, 2014 3-4pm
The 2014 (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition is in Las Vegas from June 26 – July 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, holds its Annual Conference & Exhibition each summer. The largest such convention in the world is attended by more than 25,000 librarians, library supporters, educators, writers, publishers, Friends of Libraries, trustees and special guests. The conference includes more than 2,000 meetings, discussion groups and programs on various topics affecting libraries and librarians.  Approximately 850 exhibiting companies feature the latest in books, online services, automation software, furniture and other materials vital to today’s libraries and librarians. ALA units display professional exhibits highlighting the various aspects of the profession.