Nnedi Okorafor @ Book Week, UMN

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning author of Africa-based science fiction and fantasy. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, she is known for weaving African culture into evocative settings, memorable characters, and wonder-filled plots. Nnedi’s books for the young audience include, among others, the Binti series, Akata Witch, The Shadow …

WAAL Conference Call for Proposals

The WAAL (Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians) Conference Planning Committee invites session proposals for Connect, Collaborate, Create: WAAL 2019 at the Lismore Hotel in Eau Claire, WI, April 18-19, 2019. Proposals for presentations, panels, and active workshops are all welcome. Plan for presentations to last for 50 minutes including Q&A. …

APIA in Historic Preservation in San Francisco November 11-13

Student Scholarships With generous support from the National Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Community Involvement Fund, students can apply for a scholarship (registration only) to attend the 2018 National APIA Historic Preservation Forum. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 1. Must be a student currently enrolled or recent graduate. 2. Lodging and transportation are …

Lib Tech Call for Proposals – DUE IN 1 WEEK!

Reminder: Lib Tech is looking for a variety of student voices – send in your projects ASAP!!!! What: Lib Tech Conference 2019 When: March 20-21, 2019 Where: Macalester College – St. Paul, MN Do you have a technology-related library project, experiment, or innovation you’d like to share? We invite you …

Save the date: Nov. 7 NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Save the date: Nov. 7 NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Are you interested in improving consumer health information about women’s health on Wikipedia? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) on November 7 for #citeNLM2018! NNLM staff, network members, medical librarians across the nation will add citations to existing Wikipedia …

Minneapolis Institute of Art Talks: Don’t Read This! Don’t See This! Censorship and the Creative Truth of Words and Art

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes, Spain, 1746–1828, El sueño de la razón produce monstruos, 1797–98, P.83.57.43   Minneapolis Institute of Art Talks: Don’t Read This! Don’t See This! Censorship and the Creative Truth of Words and Art – Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM.    Censorship and the …

Book Week 2018 with Nnedi Okorafor

  Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and authors organized at the University of Minnesota since 1941. The event attracts teachers, librarians, educators, students, and audiences passionate about young readers’ literacy. Over the past 77 years, Book Week has featured some of the most notable authors of …