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Wednesday, July 26 • 10:20am - 11:25am
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We are experiencing a dramatic transition on the library landscape – in both public and school libraries. The digital age is rapidly and radically transforming how we live, play, work, and learn – and the traditional library has been upended in the process.  Conversations ensue about the need for staffing and funding an “obsolete” institution, but the attendees of BLC know better. Libraries are not less important in the 21st century – they are more important than ever! They continue to be the free, scaffolded portals (physical & digital) to knowledge and learning – open and accessible to all. A vibrant, democratic society relies on this shining beacon of light in every community.  In a world facing the darkness of ignorance, intolerance, and conflict, we need that light even more brightly.  

Peter and Paul will share their advocacy work what they call Library 2.0, using stories, animated films, and inspirational messages. They describe the library as a mission-critical beachhead for innovations and creativity in our schools and communities.   Peter and Paul will enjoin attendees to work with them to articulate and broadcast the urgent message that the modern library has increased and critical relevance in a rapidly changing world. The keynote concludes with a group brainstorming activity to imagine how we might convey the Library 2.0 message.  Who knows, at BLC 2017, FableVision may unveil an animation or book BLC attendees helped to create!

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Paul A. Reynolds

CEO, FableVision Learning
Paul is the CEO and Co-Founder of Boston-based FableVision, which creates and distributes original educational media, mobile games and apps designed to move the world to a better place. Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia... Read More →
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Peter H. Reynolds

Founder, FableVision Learning
Creativity champion, Peter H. Reynolds, is a NY Times best-selling author/illustrator and founder of FableVision, an award-winning educational multi-media company co-located at the Boston Children’s Museum. Published in over 25 languages, Peter's books The Dot, Ish, Rose's... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Georgian Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All