Tours & Fun
Going Dutch at Next- Storytime with Erik B. Bring your own coffee and story
June 3 at 8 am and 8 pm (UTC+2)
Erik Boekesteijn: Senior Advisor at the National Library at the Netherlands (KB). Board member StoryHouse, Chester,UK. SLIS Fellow, USA. Consultant Public Libraries 2020, and founding father of Public Libraries 2030. Facilitator and consultant for IFLA. Owner of Shanachie Media and producer of This Week in Libraries and ShanachieTours, Global Library Motivator. Musician and Author.
LJ’s Mover and Shaker of the Library world 2009 / Best Librarian in the Netherlands 2015
Hello, Stranger: Connecting with Librarians in a Pandemic World
June 3 at 5.30 pm (UTC+2) on Zoom: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/95247974497
In this short session, we’ll anonymously share in large groups and intimately share in small breakout sessions (using Chatham House Rule) about how we’re really doing as librarians, library workers, and library stakeholders in a pandemic world. Come to vent, connect, and enjoy the serendipitous and wonderful
experience of connecting with strangers!
Prompts will range from easy/perception-based, like “Do I seem like a cat or dog person?” to deeper, connection-based questions, such as, “What’s been your happiest memory this past year?” Together we’ll listen to one another, reflect on library lives, and share how we’ve handled our many experiences over the past year.
Hosts: Ashley Maynor and Evan Barber
Bios: Ashley Maynor (she/her/hers) is the founder and a host of the League of Awesome Librarians. A convener, storyteller, and accessibility advocate in library land, she serves as the director of the Library Lab for New York University developing a curated series of pop-up spaces, events, workshops, trainings, projects, and initiatives aimed at preparing libraries and library staff for future unknowns.
Evan (he/him/his) is an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. He’s happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out about music and movies. He’s also passionate about good web design, accessibility, and giving student employees meaningful job experience.
The Next Room
Join our drop-in stage: The Next Room for social events, dining together, online dancing and lots of fun!! Open 24 hours during the festival!