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Gather & Grow: Helping Your Community Bloom

Gather & Grow: Helping Your Community Bloom In-Person

Gather & Grow: Helping Your Community Bloom

Friday, October 28, 2022

One day of virtual content, beginning at 9:30am - brought to you by the Southern Tier Library System, in partnership with Chemung County Library District through Central Library Development funds.

Event details & links to attend each session will be posted here: https://learning.stls.org/

Keynote Speaker - Elon Green! 

Elon Green has written for the New York Times Magazine, The Awl, and New York. He is anthologized in Sarah Weinman’s Unspeakable Acts. He is the author of Last Call: A True Story of Love, Lust, and Murder in Queer New York. Last Call is about the long-forgotten early 1990s murders of men picked up in Manhattan gay bars and the resulting police investigations. It’s also about the lives of the victims, and the city's queer social scene and nightlife at the height of the AIDS epidemic. Last Call won the 2022 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.

Find Last Call on OverDrive: https://stls.overdrive.com/media/5522892

Other sessions will include: 

Session Times

Track One

Track Two

9:30-10:30 AM

Elon Green



10:45-11:45 AM

Big Programs for Any Budget: Out-of-the-Box Ideas that Won’t Break the Bank with Chelsea Price, librarian and author

Ideas to Try in Your Library with Keturah Cappadonia and Panelists

11:45-12:15 PM


12:15-1:15 PM

Welcoming & Retaining Transgender & Nonbinary Library Staff and Patrons with Elsworth Carman

STARCat/WorkFlows Tips n’ Tricks with Mandy Fleming


1:30-2:30 PM

Stress First Aid & Coping for You and Your Staff with Barbara Ganzel

Helping People Research Their Family Trees with Maggie Young, CCLD


2:45-3:30 PM

Transforming Teen Services in your Library with Shauntee Burns-Simpson, T3 Trainer

Policies and Challenges to Materials with Brian Hildreth

3:30-3:45 PM

Wrap-Up & Goodbye

Friday, October 28, 2022
9:00am - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
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