AA HWY Library Staff Conference Held

image of Gurney NormanAshland, Gateway, and Maysville Community and Technical College libraries hosted the first AA HWY Library Staff Conference on May 21 in Maysville. The theme, Road to Success, aimed to bring together public, school, and academic libraries. Over 70 library staff members from Boone to Bourbon to Boyd counties shared, collaborated and learned from the featured workshops on How to Write a Book Review for the Newspaper, According to Wikipedia: a Teaching Moment, Using Google Apps, Graphic Novels, Consumer Health Resources, Social Networking, Romance Genre, and the The Lonesome Road of the Professional Writer: Martha Bennett Stiles. Mr. Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate, as the keynote speaker shared his childhood experiences with books and emphasized the importance of the care and instruction he received from the librarians in his life. Library staff members also earned Kentucky Certification Renewal Points for each session attended. A number of door prizes were distributed, rounding out a day long learning experience.