NLA/NSLA 2016 Joint Conference / Keynote Speakers
Thursday - James LaRue, Director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom
LaRue is the director of the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the Freedom to Read Foundation. Author of "The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges," LaRue was a public library director for many years, as well as a weekly newspaper columnist and cable TV host. He has written, spoken, and consulted on leadership and organizational development, community engagement, and the future of libraries. When he left the Douglas County Libraries in 2014, the trustees named a library after him: the James H. LaRue Library in Highlands Ranch, CO. And he’s not even dead yet.
Friday - Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist
Shannon is a mom and Eric's wife. She served as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for 8 years. Shannon is now an international speaker and consultant who speaks about education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others, especially children.
Shannon is Mackin's Teacher Librarian Advocate and a teacher librarian consultant for Cantata Learning. She is part of Best Keynote and EdSpeakers. Shannon is a collaborator with Educational Consultants.
Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums. She is currently writing two children's book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Make it Happen Award by ISTE.