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Friday, April 22 • 8:30am - 10:00am
Stories from Abroad: Travels with Library Explorers

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Hear about opportunities to travel and work at the same time. Hear about PSU Professor Tom Larsen and his work in libraries in Vietnam, and High School teacher Maureen Milton will talk about her connection with the International Board on Books for Young People. Maureen has traveled to Bali with IBBY and recently presented at the conference in Rwanda. Award-winning storyteller and librarian Heather McNeil will speak of the challenges and adventures while collecting stories in Kenya, tell a story, and discuss the issue of telling stories from outside your own culture.


Linda Campillo

Certified Librarian/ Media Specialist, Woodrow Wilson High School, Portland, OR
I have been a school librarian for about 18 years now and have worked at every grade level. I also have a background in Anthropology and Journalism, which has lead me to be interested in everybody's story. I also love to travel and immerse myself in other cultures although I haven't... Read More →
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Tom Larsen

Head of Cataloging and eAccess, Portland State University
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Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →


International Relations RT / IRRT

IRRT's objective is to provide a framework for information sharing among librarians, library staff and library supporters interested in international librarianship activities at all types of libraries. The IRRT aims to increase communication among OLA members about international visits... Read More →

Friday April 22, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Convention Center, Cascade D