June 02, 2020

Connecticut Library Association's Annual Conference Goes Virtual

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Barbara Bailey, Director of Welles-Turner Memorial Library in Glastonbury and Bridget Quinn-Carey, Chief Executive Office of Hartford Public Library will be joined by TSKP STUDIO's Kara Gruss, Whit Iglehart, Jeannette O’Connell and Susan Pinckney to present:

“Engaging Across Generations of Library Users: Designing for Learners of all Ages.”

The presentation will take place on Day 5:June 3rd 9:30AM - 11:30AM. The Connecticut Library Association is holding their first annual virtual conference. Registration is free to members. For more information please visit: https://ctlibraryassociation.org/2020_CLA_Virtual_Conference

SUMMARY: From spaces designed for play-based learning of Birth-to-5 and their caregivers; to reading, study and after-school spaces for elementary/pre-teens; to technology-rich study and Makerspaces for teens, public and school library programs and spaces must continually adapt to best serve and engage each successive generation of learner. This includes college age and adult spaces for individual and group study, as well. Given funding limitations,expansive additions often not feasible, existing spaces must be re-imagined. We will discuss opportunities to reclaim space, programmatic needs, challenges and approaches for each age group, with case studies from urban (Hartford) to suburban (Glastonbury).


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