Get involved with PA Forward!
Debbie Malone, PaLA Past President (2012) and Library Director at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA, encourages academic librarians to promote the PaLA “PA Forward Speak Up! Authors and Illustrators Speak Up for PA Libraries” initiative which involves authors volunteering to speak about their work at libraries across the state on or around November 6, 2014. This is an initiative of the PA Forward Basic Literacy Partners Committee.
Authors are asked to complete a survey describing their work, and they are then placed on a speaker list from which libraries can select authors and topics that will interest their communities. Authors would be asked to speak only at libraries within their home counties.
On my own campus I asked three faculty members who I know publish a good bit to participate, and they were eager to do so. Each library presentation will involve an opportunity for book sales and signings. Faculty members could talk about the research publications – it’s not all about fiction writers.
Thank you for promoting this initiative!