DBRL Programs

Block Party
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.

Block Party for Older Kids
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

At any age, playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Bring school-age kids to this session of block-building to explore and create together. Ages 6 and older.

First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Frankenstein” by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. This classic novel, written when Shelley was only 19 years old, tells the chilling tale of a young scientist's desire to create life. Victor Frankenstein's monster is stitched together from the stolen limbs of the dead and the result is a grotesque being who, rejected by his maker, sets out on a journey to seek his revenge. In the most famous gothic horror story ever told, Shelley confronts the limitations of science, the nature of human cruelty and the pathway to forgiveness with rich language and evocative imagery.

Mizzou LIS Adjunct Workshop
Columbia Public Library, Parliament III

The Library and Information Science Program at University of Missouri iSchool (SISLT) invites their current and prospective adjunct instructors to attend this informative workshop focused on tips and tricks for using online course management tools and teaching online courses. This workshop is specifically organized for MU adjuncts and will provide an opportunity to share experiences, learn about current developments in the LIS program and connect with iSchool's LIS faculty and students. (This pre-conference is limited to prospective and current MU adjuncts.)

The Gender Evolution in Adolescent Literature
Columbia Public Library, Bradley

Literacy behaviors that we used to think were gendered are crossing genders now. This gender diversity is evident in the popularity of some types of adolescent literature. New offerings often combine action/adventure with romance, paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction elements. Twenty-two of the twenty-eight nominations for the YALSA’s 2013 Teens’ Top Ten Titles were either fantasy or science fiction, long considered male genres. In addition, the notion that males eschew contemporary realistic fiction is being countered by the rising popularity of “lad lit,” about the romantic problems of teenage boys, that has been popular with both boys and girls. Whether it is due to changes in gender expectations or changes in how writers are addressing teen readers, we are seeing boys who exhibit literacy behaviors that have been associated with girls and vice versa. While we will still encounter readers with more traditional preferences, many of our teen clientele may have new attitudes toward what they prefer to read. The key to improving readers’ advisory is to approach every reader as an individual, recognizing that there is as much diversity within gender as across genders.

SISLT Reception and Poster Sessions - All-Conference Event
Columbia Public Library, Windsor I & II

Join us for the annual all-conference reception sponsored by School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri. Students, alumni, faculty and area librarians are all welcome! This year, we are combining this popular event with our poster session presentations, which will begin at 5:00 p.m. POSTER SESSIONS: National Library Legislative Day with MLA Presenter: Christina Prucha, Cataloguer Librarian/Archivist, Logan University Celebrate Free Comic Book Day @ Your Library Presenter: Christine Mills, Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District The Public Library Leadership Fellows Program Presenter: Denice Adkins, Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Education Librarian, Kansas City Public Library Book Talk Diversity Presenter: Anna Garcia, Education Librarian, Kansas City Public Library Learning about Diversity: The Roles of LIS Education, LIS Associations, and Lived Experience Presenters: Charles Yier, Denice Adkins, Associate Professor, and Christina Virden, Graduate Reference Assistant, University of Missouri ICT Adoption in research Libraries in Ghana Presenter: Kodjo Atiso, University of Missouri Library Services in Juvenile Detention Centers Presenter: Chris Vaughn, Technical Assistant, Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center Midwestern Carnegie Libraries : A Socio-historical Analysis of Architecture and the Library Profession at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century Presenter: Kristen Schuster, Doctoral student, University of Missouri Columbia, SISLT Visual Merchandising Committee: Bringing Departments Together to Promote Programs and Services Presenter: Courtney Flesch, Stack Maintenance, Teen, and IT Manager, Kirkwood Public Library Designing a MARCXML—TEI Crosswalk Presenter: Joseph Quinlisk, Student, School of Information Science & Learning Technologies, University of Missouri 5 of My Favorite Displays! Presenter: Kira Green, Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library - Woodneath Library Center Shelf Reinvention Presenter: Kathy Bigley, Branch Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library - Blue Springs North Branch MOYAC: Missouri Youth and Children Discussion List Presenter: Lisa Peters, Youth Services Consultant, Missouri State Library

And the Oscar Goes to…The Nighthawks: Special Collections Internships
Columbia Public Library, Truman

Julie Portman (Fontbonne University Library) and Rob Tygett (St. Louis Public Library) were awarded internships at prominent cultural institutions to research and catalog objects in hidden collections. Julie Portman cataloged materials at the Prints and Drawings Department of the Art Institute of Chicago and Rob Tygett worked as a cataloger in the film archive at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. This program will discuss the professional benefits of being an intern and explore the internship planning and application process. Come join us as we share our project experiences and travel adventures.

Block Party
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.

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