National Book Festival 2017

Washington, DC – The 18th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Saturday, Sept. 1. Key Links https://www.loc.gov/bookfest http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/multimedia/posters https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress https://twitter.com/librarycongress https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress Playlist Author Stages Amazing authors, illustrators and poets will make presentations on stages dedicated to kids, fiction, history, poetry, contemporary life and …

Radio

February 13 is World Radio Day which seeks to raise awareness about the importance of radio, facilitate access to information through radio and enhance networking among broadcasters. Radio Free Europe Twitter Moment Radio Wiki Radio Planeta.com World Radio Day Public Broadcasting at 50 Radio Preservation Task Force: From Archive to Classroom

Literacy

Literacy = The ability to read and write. Celebrations: September 8 is International Literacy Day   Embedded Tweets if you can read this keep doing New Zealand proud — Brendan Kelly (@brendankellol) December 6, 2017 International Literacy Day September 8 is International Literacy Day from ron mader     Wiki literacy Planeta.com The Value of …

Internet

The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide. – Wikipedia Wiki Internet Planeta.com Technology Trust and Freedom on the Internet: Nethui 2017 Introducing Internet Universality Indicators

The Value of Communication = El Valor de la Comunicación

Image: Lila, Lucia, Lucia, Lila (one of our favorite videos, so far reaching 73,120 people on Facebook) Communication = Exchange of information and thoughts Also see: communication nerds = enthusiasts and superfans of communication The Value of Communication Many people are aware that improving communication is a worthy objective, yet they are stymied by how to put practice …

Environmental Journalism

Environmental Journalism = Investigation and publication of news focusing on nature Questions What are examples of quality environmental journalism? How has environmental journalism changed in the past 20 years? What is the future of environmental journalism? Embedded Tweets Environmental hazards and safeguards. Kudos for today's coverage @LasVegasSun of @EPA budget https://t.co/PDgXkAeF4E #health #nature #epa pic.twitter.com/KFEMkFrvfm …

Improving Signage

Photo: La Cosecha Anniversary Make a good first impression! Visitors expect to find helpful directions — online and on the ground. Orientation is key. Rules of Good Signage Good signage obeys three simple rules: 1) The information is clear. 2) The information is accurate. 3) The information is where the visitor is looking. Confusing, obsolete …

Story

Storytelling = Conveying of events in words, and images, often by improvisation Storytelling is the intersection of where locals and visitors meet, so there’s always more than a single story. This presentation explores the slow transition as we learn how to collaborate – what kind of world do we want for everyone? Our stories are invariably …