Today we were privileged to present alongside our wonderful students at the Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World online conference. This is just one of the many conferences hosted by Library 2.0 and its global network of educators and librarians. Each year the LRC staff members participate as presenters in a minimum of one Library 2.0 conference per year. We also regularly present and attend conferences nationally and internationally, online and in person, because we believe in the value of sharing ideas and learning together as a collaborative global community.
This particular session however is definitely one of the most exciting ones we have every done. This session was presented not only by LRC Staff members, but by a selection of our students, who work every day to make a difference in their community and other communities around the country.
There is little akin to the satisfaction gained in observing your students share their innovation projects and discuss the personal and social importance of the initiatives they are passionate about.
At 2:20 Wednesday afternoon we all piled into the recording studio and began rotating through all of our presenters young and not so young.
The session lasted just under 30 minutes and is now available online if you would like to listen in as the kids share the ways in which they are making a difference locally, with an actual global audience of educators and interested parties.
This is the link to the recording in case you get a chance.
(Apologies in advance to native Spanish speakers for my special Spanish introduction. I promise that once you get into the main presentation you will be glad you did.)
I can't say enough about how proud we are of our students, their projects, their passion for positive change and the way the handled themselves today.