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Adi Redzic, Executive Director

Posted By Leslie W. Christianson, Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Speakers: Adi Redzic, Executive Director

Area/s of Expertise:

Financial Literacy & Financial Empowerment, Leadership Development and Training, Personal and Professional Development, etc.

For more specific information on areas of expertise and speaking topics, please visit: www.iamgoodproject.com/speaking

Target Audience/s:

  • Public LibrariesAcademic
  • Libraries, School Libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Community Members
  • Teen Services
  • Adult Services
  • Library Administrators & Management, Library Board Members
  • Depends; please contact for specifics

About the Speaker:

Adi Redzic is a social entrepreneur, personal coach, author, and a motivational speaker based in Chicago, IL. He’s also the Executive Director of iOmeChallenge.org, a national think tank on financial security of the Millennial generation. To learn more about Adi, get a copy of his book or sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit: www.iamgoodproject.com or follow him @thinkchange

Previous Speaking Experience:

SELECT, RELEVANT & RECENT TALKS:

  • "Financial Literacy: Why You and Your Library Need to Get Involved." -- keynote at the PaLA Annual Conference | Lancaster, PA - September 2014
    http://bit.ly/1kX7sE6
    http://bit.ly/1DEvgKj

  • "Discover. Imagine. Achieve." - Money Smart Week presentation at Washington University in St. Louis | St. Louis, MO - April 2014
    http://bit.ly/1xm1j9j
    http://bit.ly/1C4aPlR

  • "Financial Literacy Forum: Why Students Need Librarians to Get Involved?" -- Presentation at the ALA Midwinter Meeting | Philadelphia, PA - January 2014
    http://bit.ly/1k3l3gy

  • "I graduated college debt-free ... and you can too." - a Jump$tart Coalition of IL talk at College of DuPage | DuPage, IL, September 2013
    http://bit.ly/1FSom6n     2014

Presenter at PaLA Conference:

"Financial Literacy: Why You and Your Library Need to Get Involved." -- keynote at the PaLA Annual Conference | Lancaster, PA - September 2014

Availability: Flexible

Fee:

Contact Information:

iOme Challenge

2 N. LaSalle Street, 14th Floor

Chicago    IL    60602

920-595-0678  

adi@iomechallenge.org   

www.linkedin.com/in/adiredzic

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Ms. Melanie Simms, Simms Communications

Posted By Leslie W. Christianson, Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Speaker: Ms. Melanie Simms, Simms Communications

Area/s of Expertise:

I can speak widely and with confidence on publishing poetry, short stories and novels.

 

Additional expertise includes:

  • Starting a poetry group or organization
  • Public speaking      

Target Audience/s:

  • Public LibrariesAcademic
  • LibrariesSchool Libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Community Members
  • Reference Services
  • Adult Services

About the Speaker:

I am a former Perry County Poet Laureate and can also speak with authenticity as an arts supporter and advocate.

Previous Speaking Experience:

I have been a public speaker for various radio and television shows and have presented several programs for television and local arts programs.
Radio and Television appearances include:
WVIA
WITF
WKOK
PA Matters
Bloomsburg Television
PCN Television

Presenter at PaLA Conference:

Availability:

  • Afternoons
  • Evenings
  • I will make exceptions for morning presentations depending upon the subject matter, and the travel and preparation time required.

Fee:     

Contact Information:

Simms Communications     

131 North 8th Street

Sunbury, Pennsylvania 17801

5702042216

sirenbliss@gmail.com 

www.melaniesimmspoet.com

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Adult Programming  Adult Services  Bucks County  Chester County  Community Members  Juniata-Conemaugh  Lehigh Valley  Northeast  Northwest  Public Libraries  South Central  Southeast  Southwest  West Branch 

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Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Coordinator for Library Sustainability

Posted By Leslie W. Christianson, Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Speaker: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich

Area/s of Expertise:

  • Building Your Base of Support in the Community (Marketing & PR)
  • The Future of Libraries
  • Sustainable Thinking
  • Going Green at Your Library
  • Trustee Duties & Responsibilities

Target Audience/s:

  • Public Libraries
  • Community Members
  • Library Administrators & Management
  • Library Board Members 

About the Speaker:

 

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, MLS, is the owner of Sustainable Libraries, LLC and has been a public library development consultant since 1998. Author of the Handbook for New Public Library Directors in New York State, Rebekkah currently holds the position of Coordinator for Library Sustainability at the Mid-Hudson Library System in New York where she assists 66 public libraries in the areas of governance, management, funding and facilities.

Rebekkah is a certified Sustainable Building Advisor (NaSBA), Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a holds an advanced certificate in Public Library Administration from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University.

Named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2010, Rebekkah is a frequent presenter at libraries and conferences around the US.

 

Previous Speaking Experience:

  • 10 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Library’s Reputation (PR Essentials) | Pre-Conference | Public Library Association (PLA) Conference | Indianapolis, IN
  • Throw Out the Map and Get Out the Compass: Leading Libraries Forward in Uncertain Times | Library Survival Conference | Buffalo, NY
  •  Fear is the New F Word | New York Library Association Conference | Niagara Falls, NY
  • Strategies for Sustainable Funding | Westchester Library System | Ossining, NY
  • The Changing Season of Libraries | Lackawanna County Library System | Scranton, PA
  • Sustainable Thinking: Passageway to Better Buildings, Budgets & Beyond | American Library Association Conference | Anaheim, CA
  • Building Your Base (&Your Budget) | Public Library Association Conference | Philadelphia, PA
  • Grassroots Advocacy 101 | New York Library Association Conference | Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Greening Your Library | Long Island Library Resources Council | Plainview, NY 

Presenter at PaLA Conference:

 

Availability:

 

Fee:

 

Contact Information: 

Mid-Hudson Library System

33 Mahikan Dr.

 Hudson, NY 12534    

914.204.962

rebekkah@sustainablelibraries.org               

http://www.linkedin.com/in/rebekkahaldrich/  

                

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National Association of Library Performers

Posted By Leslie W. Christianson, Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Speaker: Dave Ehlert

Area/s of Expertise:

Educational Entertainment and Author Visits from The National Association of Library Performers

  • Mark Twain or Abe Lincoln Storytelling Programs
  • Musical Programs featuring Elvis, Dean Martin, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and more
  • Author Visits: Autobiography, Sci Fy Spoof and Historical Murder Mystery
  • Fundraisers for Public Libraries in need of Program Funding

Target Audience/s:

  • Public Libraries
  • Academic Libraries
  • School Libraries

About the Speaker:

I've been in the theater business for 20 years in Branson, MO. In 2000, I began performing as Mark Twain. Since then I have performed at a theater in Branson and presented Educational Entertainment at over 300 Libraries in 44 states. The programs have been endorsed by College Professors, Museum Curators and Library Directors across the country.

 

Previous Speaking Experience:

Over 200 references are listed here:
http://www.libraryperformersassociation.com/nonmusicshows/referencelist 

Presenter at PaLA Conference:

Availability:

Fee:

$350-$500  

 

Contact Information:

 

National Association of Library Performers

1918 Herman Road   

Manitowoc  Wisconsin54220

800-358-4795  

 

daveelvisehlert@gmail.com        

www.libraryperformersassociation.com

  

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