This might be of interest to the AMF media specialists, Judy Judith K. Graves Digital Projects Coordinator Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540-4604 Email: jgrav [at] loc [dot] gov (v)202/707-2562; [f]202/252-3116 Virtual Programs & Services: http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/ Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov/ >>> Tom Peters <[log in to unmask]> 10/16/08 12:20 AM >>> Greetings! The ALA Connections Salon series of free online programs, an initiative of ALA President Jim Rettig, continues this Friday (Oct. 17th) with an interview and discussion with Pat Scales, the President of ALSC, the Association of Library Services to Children. The interview will last approximately one hour, with a salon-like discussion following. Details are below. To access this and all upcoming free OPAL online programs, please visit the following URL: http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm Friday, October 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:00 Central, noon Mountain, 11:00 a.m. Pacific, and 7:00 p.m. GMT/UTC/Zulu: ALA Connections Salon: Kid Connections with Guest Pat Scales The October installment in the series of ALA President Jim Rettig's ALA Connections Salons will be an online discussion with Pat Scales, President of the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC). Throughout her 36 years as a middle school librarian and advocate for students' right to read, Scales has been passionate about helping young people find books that are just right for them. Following the interview participants will be free to ask questions and engage with Scales and with one another to discuss the joys and challenges of bringing books and kids together. Like European discussion salons, the ALA Connections Salon provides a relaxed environment (online, of course) where ALA members can participate in formal and informal discussions centered around a timely topic. Host: American Library Association Location: ALA OPAL Large Online Room Future dates and topics of ALA Connections Salons are: * Nov. 21, 2008: Political Connections * Dec. 19, 2008: Gaming Connections * Feb. 20, 2009: ALA Connections * March 20, 2009: Next Generation Catalog Connections * April 17, 2009: Advocacy Connections * May 15, 2009: Education and Recruitment Connections * June 19, 2009: Future Connections For more information about all of ALA President Jim Rettig's initiatives, please visit the following URL: http://jimrettig.org/content/initiatives/initiatives.htm Tom Peters, OPAL Coordinator NOTE THE NEW CONTACT INFO TAP Information Services 6106 South Stillhouse Road Oak Grove, MO 64075 phone: 816-616-6746 email: [log in to unmask] web: www.tapinformation.com Skype: tapeters4466 Maxito Ricardo in Second Life and Lively TAP Info helps organizations innovate.