Community Learning Conference is September 22 at Headquarters Library

August 28, 2017

Alachua County Library District invites the public to attend its fourth annual Community Learning Conference on Friday, September 22, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Headquarters Library. This professional development conference and networking opportunity is for anyone interested in the success of adult learners and the programs serving them. There is no cost to attend the conference at 401 E. University Avenue, in Meeting Room A.

Each year topics are presented for staff and volunteers from all GED, literacy, ESOL and related programs based in libraries, community and faith-based non-profits, community colleges and public school adult education programs. The conference is also appropriate for adult learners and their families.

This Community Learning Conference includes three presentations: Empowering Adult English Language Learners’ Multilingual Identity, Adult Education for Unique Learners and Reducing Homelessness through Literacy. Presenters include: Peijuan Cao, University of Florida (UF) instructor in the Unified Elementary ProTeach program; Hyunjin Jinna Kim, UF Ph.D. student and Chair of the Multilingual Engagement Students’ Activity Group for Exchange at UF; Mike Lemire, Alachua County Library District staff member and previous University Homeless Council volunteer; Linda Mussillo, Adults with Disabilities Specialist in the Adult Education Department at Santa Fe College; and Aleksandra Olszewska, Fulbright Scholar and Ph.D. student in ESOL/Bilingual Education in the College of Education at UF.

To reserve space or for more information about the conference, please contact Alachua County Library District Literacy Coordinator Theresa Sterling at or (352) 334-3929. Please visit the Library District’s eBranch for additional information.


If a person with a disability needs an accommodation in order to participate in this event he or she is entitled, at no cost to him or her, to the provision of certain assistance.  Please contact the Alachua County Library District at 352-334-3910 at least three (3) days prior to the event.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service). 


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