[Web4lib] Announcement: OPAL Program: Bill Moyers on America

Tom Peters tapinformation at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 7 17:11:44 EDT 2006

Greetings!  The OPAL collaborative of libraries (www.opal-online.org) offering online public programming for library users worldwide is pleased to announce an upcoming online workshop designed especially for librarians to introduce the upcoming PBS series of TV programs containing investigative journalism by Bill Moyers about money and politics, the environment, and net neutrality.  The workshop details are pasted below.  Please note:  If you want to order posters for your library about this series, you need to submit your request by next Monday, Sept. 11.  Also note that, as of today, Bill Moyers himself plans to join the live online workshop for a few minutes to greet attendees and provide an overview to the series.  
A complete list of upcoming OPAL online programs, including links to the online rooms and background information, is available at the following URL:
Thursday, September 28, 2006 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, noon Central, 11:00 a.m. Mountain, 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and 5:00 p.m. GMT: 
Bill Moyers on America 

In October, Bill Moyers returns to investigative journalism with a series of three documentaries airing Wednesdays, October 4, 11, and 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (Check your local station for times.) MOYERS ON AMERICA takes on crucial issues affecting democracy: money in politics, the environment, and Internet neutrality. This workshop will:

* Feature a brief introduction by Bill Moyers describing the series and the crucial role libraries play in our democracy,
* Introduce you to the MOYERS ON AMERICA Citizens Class where your patrons can connect, reflect, and respond to the important issues raised by the documentaries,
* Solicit ideas from you on ways to use this content in your libraries,
* Tell you how to access free resources to promote in-house community conversations.

The MOYERS ON AMERICA series is generously offering free posters for your book display. Please send your requests - including quantities and full shipping address and phone number with the subject line MOA POSTERS to Danielle Muniz at munizd at thirteen.org by September 11. 

For more information about the MOYERS ON AMERICA Citizens Class and a description of the series, please see http://www.pbs.org/moyers/citizensclass.html. 

Presenters: Bill Moyers, Journalist; Taylor Willingham, Coordinator for Texas Forums, an initiative of the LBJ Presidential Library; and Kristin Miller and Diane Domondon, Public Affairs Television. 

Sponsor: Texas Forums 
Location: OPAL Auditorium 

Tom Peters, OPAL Coordinator

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