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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


I Have A Problem With That: Engaging Our Community
In 2004, the African American History and Cultural Events (AAHCE) committee was formed at Richland Library to address related concerns and to provide enhanced, system-wide programming for the African-American community on a recurring basis. Our foundational program was "I Have a Problem With That", a roundtable discussion addressing minority issues. Join us as we share our experiences with this successful platform, and discuss ways which we have developed supplemental programming for the African American community that sets the stage for successful community conversations.

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Quincy Pugh

Film and Sound Manager, Richland Library
Quincy Pugh received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Augusta University(GA) in 1982 and a Master of Librarianship from the University of South Carolina in 1988. Pugh has been the Film and Sound Manager at Richland Library since 1989. In this capacity and as chair... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Ivy I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead) 3300 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
Friday, August 11


Visual Lit: Using Graphic Novels to Engage Adults
Graphic novels aren't just for children and teens! Learn more about how public libraries can engage grownup comic readers with book clubs, lectures, displays, and art activities. Learn about programs and community engagement that can bring attention to a quickly growing genre.

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Amanda H Davis

Adult Services Librarian, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Amanda H. Davis is an Adult Services Librarian at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. She received her MLIS from Valdosta State University and is a proud ALA Spectrum Scholar and ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow. Her professional interests include public librarianship... Read More →
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Angel Truesdale

Adult Services Specialist, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Angel Truesdale is an Adult Services Specialist with Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in North Carolina. During her six years at the library, she has developed and implemented a wide range of tech-centric programs and trainings for adults. Angel's interests also include workforce development... Read More →


Self-Publish Your Success
Which would your family most likely keep as a memory of your words: a loose leaf manuscript or a printed book? Self-publishing a book preserves your passion, experience, or muses, which can be a priceless adventure for you and future generations. Whether you want fame and fortune with countless book sales or simply one book as an accomplishment, you will expand many skills, to use on your current job or other endeavors. This session will show you the five steps to self-publishing, where you can find success when publishing short stories, poetry or manuscripts as special keepsakes.

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Judine Slaughter

Executive Director, United Black Writers Association, Inc
How many collections do you have at home or at work? Whether it is pictures, poetry, or personal stories, Judine Slaughter will help you find success in self-publishing. Her daughter earned $40k in college scholarships after Judine published her book of poetry. After self-publishing... Read More →


Engaging & Educating the Community - An African American Perspective
The panel will describe how IndyPL African American History Committee (AAHC) / Center for Black Literature and Culture (CBLC)  reaches out to African-American community in Indianapolis. IndyPL AAHC/CBLC presents the diverse accomplishments and heritage of African Americans to the general public. Our major annual programs are Meet the Artists (MTA) and Fall Fest/Slammin' Rhymes . MTA is an engaging showcase of various artistic mediums by burgeoning artists. Fall Fest is an afternoon of inspiration and cultural edutainment using interactive programming. Other programs have focused on violence prevention such as Kin, Killing Kin (KKK) and the accomplishments of women of color like Women of a New Tribe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghB0JcYQqqA  Meet the Artists 2017.   https://youtu.be/AGykDRE8pUs Center for Black Literature and Culture.   

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Lauren Freeman

Circulation Supervisor/AAHC Committee Member, Indianapolis Public Library
Lauren Freeman has been working for the Indianapolis Public Library for over 10 years and has been actively serving on the African American History Committee for 6 years. She is currently the Circulation Supervisor for the Outreach Branch where she has the privilege of riding the... Read More →
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Nichelle Hayes

Librarian in Charge of Center for Black Literature and Culture, Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL)
I'm interested in history, genealogy, community service and literature. Follow my blog https://thetiesthatbindblog.wordpress.com/. I'm the Treasurer of the Indiana Black Librarians Network, affiliate of BCALA, (IBLN). http://indianablacklibrarians.net/ Follow us on Facebook... Read More →


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