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Megan Garza

Librarian, Markham Public Library in Toronto

In the Belly of the Fail

PRESENTED ON NOV 21, 2014
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 5

Second-generation librarian, Megan Garza is interested in failure. Why do we have such a hard time failing? What does failure do to us? How can we fail better?

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Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

BY GREG MICKELLS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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The Library's Dead, Long Live The Library

BY PAM SALIBA
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Pam Saliba has a particular passion for all the contents that libraries possess. Unfortunately, often libraries can be viewed as common book depositories which is not true. Pam names off several examples of the things that libraries have been able to innovate with.

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Who Needs Libraries When We Have Google?

BY SARA GODBEE
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 03, 2014

Since the internet has granted us the abilty to easily search for information through engines like Google, are libraries becoming obsolete? Librarian Sara Godbee explains why this is not the case and how libraries still have a vital role in the information age.

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Teaching Kids to Fail

BY MAURYA COUVARES
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Maurya Couvares tackles the difficult task of teaching kids to fail, and helping them to learn from their mistakes. 

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Learning to Fail Better

BY ELENI SCHIRMER
@ VOL 13 ON APR 30, 2015

Co-president of the UW-Madison Teaching Assistants’ Association, Eleni Schirmer talks about insights gained from mistakes made in a recent political showdown in the Wisconsin capitol. She shares how the situation sparked tough questions about how to challenge and overcome social inequalities and how social movements impact public education.

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Learning to Fail

BY CLAIRE MONTANA JENCKS
@ VOL 35 ON SEP 01, 2015

Claire Montana Jencks begins her presentation with the story of her step-father who died after being struck by a lightning bolt. What follows is her perspective on learning to fail, and living life with gusto and passion.

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Dare to fail and to be happy

BY SAM HANG TRAN
@ VOL 9 ON FEB 20, 2017

Dare to fail and to be happy, there is no way to happiness, happiness is the way. Sam Hang Tran explains!

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The Strength of Georgia's Public Libraries

BY WENDY CORNELISEN
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

"When I say, 'library' you think 'books'," begins Wendy Cornelisen's PK talk. Do you think about books when you think about libraries? Well, Wendy's talk disavows you of the notion that libraries are only about books. How about music? Free movies? FISHING RODS! Wendy works with the State's Public Library system which supports all of the public libraries here in the state of Georiga. 

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Love Letter to My Mom (A Life in Libraries and Words)

BY VALERIE WRIGHT
@ VOL 8 ON APR 25, 2019

Thanks to Valerie Wright's Mother, she grew up on a public library, which is the foundation and cornerstone of our Democracy and has shaped her to become the woman she is today. Not only did her mother's passion for libraries impact her life, but so did the endless exposure to literature, words, and the broad access to new ideas.