Monday, April 29, 2013

Reminder: AFCC at the end of May

Don't forget to check out the schedule of the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC), 25-30 May.

Our own Nancy Johnson is the keynote at the awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 28, 7:30pm – 8:30p.

iStory: An Invitation, Challenge, and Dare
Story connects us across time, place and culture. It is as ancient as a human experience and as fresh as a download onto a wireless device. This lecture invites, challenges, and dares us all to commit to the “i” – identity, information, imagination, illumination – to keep story alive, even (and especially) in a high tech world.

Our own Ben Farr is on a panel about book selection, Tuesday, May 28,  5:30pm – 6:30pm.

The World at Your Fingertips: The Art of Book Acquisitions

LEO VINCENT (Director, Advance Library Services Pte Ltd), BENJAMIN FARR (Librarian), PANNA KANTILAL (Librarian)

Libraries are repositories of knowledge, making librarians all-powerful gatekeepers who choose what books will be added to that collection of knowledge. When acquiring books, what does a librarian, a library supplier and a bookseller has in common. What decides which books are chosen? Find out all this and more in this discussion panel so that you know what sells.

So attend at least the Tuesday evening and see both of them!

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