Leatherstocking Conference 2017


    The 32nd Annual Leatherstocking Conference

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    Future Ready Librarianship:

    Implementing Innovative Learning Opportunities in the Digital Age


    October 26, 2017
    Vernon Downs Hotel Casino
    4229 Stuhlman Rd.
    Vernon, New York   13476

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    Mark Ray

    Keynote Speaker:    Mark Ray

    Director of Innovation and Library Services Vancouver Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Lead

    Link to Mark's Ted Talk
        Link to Mark's  Article from School Library Journal

    Sandra Uwiringiymana
    Featured Speaker: Sandra Uwiringiyimana Author and refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Link to puchase Sandra's Book

     Sandra Uwiringiyimana is cofounder and director of partnerships and communications at Jimbere Fund, an organization that aims to revitalize distressed communities in Congo. Since her family’s resettlement in 2007, Sandra has fought to call for justice for the Gatumba massacre and has become a voice for women and girls, refugees and immigrants, and forgotten people like the Banyamulenge tribe. In telling her story, Sandra has shared the world stage with Charlie Rose, Angelina Jolie, and Tina Brown at the Women in the World Summit. She addressed the United Nations Security Council at the request of Ambassador Samantha Power to plead with world leaders to act on the pressing issue of children in armed conflict. Sandra is a student at Mercy College in New York City.


    7:30- 8:30 Registration, breakfast, vendor time/ makerspace petting zoo
    8:30 Welcome
    8:50 Keynote Address
    10:00- 10:45 Vendor Time
    10:45- 11:45 Session 1
    12:00-1:00 Lunch, vendor time, makerspace petting zoo
    1:00-2:00 Session 2
    2:00-2:20 Vendor Time
    2:25- 3:25 Session 3 
    3:00 Door Prize Drawings

     Sponsored By:
    Madison Oneida School Library System
    Oneida/Herkimer School Library System
    Otsego Northern Catskills School Library System 
    Mohawk Regional Information Center