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Lian Sze Author Archive

Email: lsze@ala.org  

Lian Sze has worked on various PLA projects such as DigitalLearn.org, Turning the Page Online, Public Libraries Online and ALA’s Emerging Leaders program. She graduated from Dominican University with her MLIS in May 2012 and is a huge advocate of increasing technology and digital literacy in the public library. In her spare time, she is a volunteer beekeeper at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago.

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Fantasy Football, Information Literacy, and the Library

In August 2015, I invited Evan Silva, fantasy football author/podcaster/expert, to speak to an audience at the Skokie (IL) Public Library (SPL). Silva, though well known in the fantasy football world, had never spoken at a library or similar educational institution and wasn’t sure why I would contact him. To me, the connection was obvious. Librarians help and teach our patrons to find the best information possible in order to make the best decisions possible.