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Grand Hyatt Atlanta (Buckhead)
3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

(Deadline for conference registration was August 1.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION OR MEAL PAYMENTS)
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Thursday, August 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Librarian Writer Supports Courageous Conversations, Critical Multiculturalism and Communal Networks

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Librarian-author Roland Barksdale-Hall, recipient of the 2015 BCALA National Leadership Award and the county's public housing authority library director, wrote "Leadership Under Fire Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty"(Amber Books, 2016) because of gunfire, policing and the pain of our youth. Today's youth ran up and asked. "What are you going to do?" He struggled with what to do and changed in the process. He chose to act under fire, inspire hope and will tell the story of a library modernization,collaboration and community engagement.  Quinby Street Resource Center identifies needs, develops innovative intergenerational programming and offers the following information services:

·         Employment—find a better job, plan an exciting career

·         Career planning—help in applying to college or technical schools

·         Computer training—assistance in using computers, writing letters

·         Community programming & cultural celebrations—storytelling, tours, courses about nutrition to workshops about tracing your roots.

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Roland Barksdale-Hall

Library Director and Author, Quinby Street Resource Center
Roland Barksdale-Hall, library director, Quinby Street Resource Center, is a storyteller, faculty member at Writing Success, and author of Leadership Under Fire, Communicating, Teaching and Setting Communities at Liberty (Amber Books, 2016). He tells the story of a library modern... Read More →

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