The Anchorage Chapter of the Alaska Library Association is hosting a special event for those who are attending, have attended, or are thinking about attending library school.
When: Tuesday, April 12, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where : UAA/APU Consortium Library, room 307
See this linked flyer for more details: AkLA Networking Night
There won’t be a December FLIP meeting, but (as mentioned in a previous post) we are planning a movie night here in the Consortium Library. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 18 (probably starting around 7:30 p.m.). No final decision has been made on the flick, so if you’ve got a favorite, please add your suggestion(s) in a comment!
Also, we are starting a book club! The first selection is Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder by David Weinberger. We plan to meet sometime around the end of January or beginning of February to discuss, so start reading (or add it to your Christmas list) now. More details coming soon…
Neither of these events are limited to only those that attend FLIP meetings. If you are interested in hanging out, chit-chat, and/or library fun, please come!
At the last FLIP meeting, we talked about all kinds of things, as we are wont to do, but perhaps the two most fun were the ideas of a FLIP Book Club (not a flip-book club) and a Library Movie Night. The book club could be anything, really, and if we wanted to move away from library-themed books, we could actually extend it out to patrons. Maybe we could do something for The Whale and the Supercomputer. But it could also be a professional development kind of thing, internally. (Coral’s suggestion: Everything is Miscellaneous.)
The Movie Night could be some kind of library-themed movie–I hear this has been done before?–in 307, in the evening, with people throwing in for pizza or something. It would be pretty informal, and “library-themed” can mean anything from “Party Girl” to “Desk Set” to a documentary about libraries. Ideas are welcome!
Do either of these thoughts interest you, though? If so, comment!