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Friday, June 15 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Libraries Empower Incarcerated Youth

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How can libraries move beyond traditional services and empower incarcerated youth to develop transformative strategies that disrupt the narrative of incarceration as identity? This session will explore how Nashville Public Library connected incarcerated youth to media mentors, their families, and community through media-based workshops. We will explore library partnerships using provided tools for identifying partners, and creating goals and strategies under the connected learning framework.

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Liz Atack

Elizabeth (Liz) Atack works at Nashville Public Library (NPL), where she oversees Bringing Books to Life (BBTL), a literacy outreach program. In addition to managing the daily and long range operations, she is on the front lines of helping kids learn (and love!) to read, juggling story times, trainings for teachers and adult education providers, and reading workshops for parents. Under her leadership, BBTL has won local and national awards and, in 2014, she was named the Toyota Family Teacher of the Year by the National Center for Families Learning. Before coming to NPL, Liz was a teacher and museum educator. She graduated from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, and possesses a master’s degree in Childhood Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City., Nashville Public Library BBTL
Elizabeth (Liz) Atack works at Nashville Public Library (NPL), where she oversees Bringing Books to Life (BBTL), a literacy outreach program. In addition to managing the daily and long range operations, she is on the front lines of helping kids learn (and love!) to read, juggling... Read More →
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Klem-Marí Cajigas

Klem-Marí is the full-time Family Literacy Coordinator for Bringing Books to Life! (BBTL), Nashville Public Library’s award winning early literacy outreach program. She delivers BBTL’s Loving & Learning Family Literacy workshops to schools and childcare centers throughout Nashville and Davidson County, in both English and Spanish. Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Orlando, Florida, Klem-Marí graduated from Stetson University with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Religious Studies. She moved to Nashville in 2003 to attend Vanderbilt Divinity School. After earning a Master of Divinity, she continued on to doctoral work in Ethics and Society at the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt. Klem-Marí realized that the professional academy was not for her, however, and joyfully left her program to pursue other opportunities. She has been with Nashville Public Library since 2012., Nashville Public Library BBTL
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Raemona Little-Taylor

Raemona is the Teen and Adult Services librarian at the Fairfax branch of the Marin County Free Library in Northern California. While working at Nashville Public Library as a teen librarian, she was awarded a 2015 LRNG Educator Innovator grant from the National Writing Project, the MacArthur Foundation, and John Legend’s Show Me Campaign to bring connected learning into the Woodland Hills juvenile detention center. In 2016, Raemona was named an American Library Association Emerging Leader., Marin County Free Library
Raemona is the Teen and Adult Services librarian at the Fairfax branch of the Marin County Free Library in Northern California. While working at Nashville Public Library as a teen librarian, she was awarded a 2015 LRNG Educator Innovator grant from the National Writing Project, the... Read More →
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Niq Tognoni

Niq began working for the innovative Digital Youth Network in 2010 as a mentor at the Chicago Public Library’s YOUmedia learning lab space. A background in performance arts and education attracted him to the research-based learning models that guided the creation of the “Connected Learning” pedagogy in after-school sites. He joined Nashville Public Library in 2014 to launch the Studio NPL program, and-together with a talented team of mentors and library staff- has grown the program into several sites including a mobile lab that brings digitally-focused learning opportunities to students in schools, community centers, and beyond. He continues to study implementation of digital literacy experiences for teens, and serves as an adviser for several grants and maker-spaces nationwide., Nashville Public Library - Studio NPL
Niq began working for the innovative Digital Youth Network in 2010 as a mentor at the Chicago Public Library's YOUmedia learning lab space. A background in performance arts and education attracted him to the research-based learning models that guided the creation of the "Connected... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 118

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