Staff Achievements

Florida Library Association Presentation | May 2015

Co-presented at the Florida Library Association annual conference with another staff member. Presentation title: Innovative Strategies in Teen Programming: Crowdsourcing Content. The presentation featured strategies to increase engagement of teens in library programming. Attendees learned how teens can develop program content and how libraries can use their space as a venue to showcase local teen events and accomplishments. These types of programs engage teens and build on their performance experience and confidence.

KIM PETERS
Reference Clerk, Orlando Public Library

Published Staff Member | January 2015

Published an article entitled "Buried Treasures" on EPOCH (Electronically Preserving Obituaries as Cultural Heritage) and Orlando Memory in the Central Florida Genealogy Society newsletter.

VANESSA NEBLETT
Assistant Department/Branch Manager, Orlando Public Library

Published Staff Member | August 2014

Co-authored a chapter entitled "Preserving Your Community's Memories: Developing Librarians for Digital Preservation," which has been selected for inclusion in the anthology Creative Management of Small Public Libraries in the 21st Century to be published by Scarecrow Press in December 2014.

ORMILLA VENGERSAMMY
Technology & Education Center Department Head, Orlando Public Library

Tampa Bay Library Consortium Webinar | June 2014

Presented in a webinar hosted by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium entitled Learn More About Makerspace Projects in Chattanooga, Orlando, and Tampa. During the presentation one of the participants tweeted 'Quite possibly the BEST library makerspace - Melrose Center'.  

ORMILLA VENGERSAMMY
Technology & Education Center Department Head, Orlando Public Library

2014 Florida Library Association Presentation | May 2014

Co-presented at the Florida Library Association with Ann Collins and Natalie Houston; Presentation title: Envision Excellence in STEM Education: Plans and Practices for Embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The presentation offered detailed step-by?step guidelines for streamlining STEM planning for any audience from strategic planning through implementation and specific programming activities. The presentation includes lively slide shows, demos of hands?on technology training, activities to get everyone involved, and strategies for applying instructional design principles to develop creative and critical thinking skills.

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