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DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Letha Kay Goger

Education & Library Consultant
Merced, California Area
I'm interested in realizing the potential of librarians -- school and public -- to advance STEM literacy and global literacy in their communities. STEM literacy + global literacy builds a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective on the world. STEM literacy is expressed when groups of people have the knowledge, understandings, skills, dispositions, and behaviors to competently make decisions and act on local, regional, national and global issues together.

I believe libraries will play a key role in supporting the growth of interconnected solutions, not only by increasing technology-enabled access and interconnectedness to needed resources and information, but also as locally-based institutions that provide contextualized knowledge and skills for place-based, real world inquiry, investigation, and problem-solving that can be accessed by all. I believe STEM literacy must be exceptionally and broadly supported through enabling platforms and digital libraries that are accessible to the nation’s core democratic and community-based institutions - public libraries and schools.

For the past ten years, my work has focused on the development and best use of high-value digital libraries for advancing open knowledge society and accessibility to open educational resources (OER) around the globe.

M.A., World Cultures and History, Digital Libraries and Learning
University of California, Merced (2009)

M.L.I.S., Global Librarianship, Digital Libraries and Instructional Design
San Jose State University (2011)