Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Guerilla Storytime: What are you doing at #ala2013, Part I

This year at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, something really awesome will be going down in the Uncommons. On both Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m. sharp, anyone in the vicinity of the Uncommons will witness something terrific.

It's called Guerilla Storytime*.

Cory Eckert came up with the brilliant idea for Guerilla Storytime, which will serve two purposes: 1) allow youth services librarians to get new ideas and inspiration from peers; and 2) demonstrate to conference attendees who aren't youth services librarians that storytime isn't "just reading to kids." These Guerilla Storytimes will involve impromptu challenges and demonstrations as librarians get to show off their mad storytime skills. It will also involve lots of fun with new friends.

I urge you to drop by the Uncommons at 3 p.m. on either Friday or Saturday of conference to watch--and hopefully participate in--this storytime that is so much more than storytime.

*fun fact: there are two acceptable spellings of the word guerilla/guerrilla


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