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Program Agenda

 2019 Program Info 


Exhibits open at 7:45am.      
General Session begins at 10:30am.    
Presenters listed on the Program Info page will rotate throughout the week during the following session times: 11:00-12:00; 1:00-1:45.

Presenters and schedule at each location:

A - Laura Murray
B - Matt Garcia

DAPHNE               A - 11:00-12:00, B - 1:00-1:45
MONTGOMERY   B - 11:00-12:00, A - 1:00-1:45
BESSEMER          A - 11:00-12:00, B - 1:00-1:45
DECATUR             B - 11:00-12:00, A - 1:00-1:45

ATTENTION:   Media Specialist CEU credit. Your STI-PD number will have to be assigned by your LEA.

2019 Alabama Library Expo Program

  7:45 – 10:30   Exhibits, Registration, Refreshments
10:30 – 11:00   General Session and Awards
11:00 – 12:00   First Session
12:00 –  1:00    Lunch
  1:00 –  1:45    Second Session

Program Topics and Presenters

A. Laura Murray has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. After more than 15 years working in the corporate design world she has turned her attention to something she loves and has been doing for as long as she can remember — drawing. Her new book, Amazing Alabama: A Coloring Book Journey Through Alabama’s 67 Counties, gives expression to her art and to her love of coloring books. Murray found inspiration for her book in the region that she calls home — on weekend trips around the state, poking around its many small towns, touring the local museums, and more. She has logged many miles in the making of her first coloring book, her sketchbook always with her. When not busy with her illustration work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and two pets at her home in Auburn, Alabama. See more of Laura’s work at


B. Matt Garcia and his wife J’aime Garcia attended Sterling College each earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. With a combined professional experience in logistics and working directly with librarians for the better part of 10 years, they decided to launch Maker Maven in April of 2016. Maker Maven was created to help our educators prepare today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow. S.T.E.M., S.T.E.A.M., S.T.R.E.A.M., and Maker Education are all synonymous, with the end goal of getting our youth prepared for a future where technology/digital literacy is projected to be one of the top characteristics for hiring potential employees. Matt Garcia will speak on the worldwide importance of S.T.E.M. Education, building a strong S.T.E.M. culture on your campus, and on how you can start by using the resources that are already at your fingertips.  You can learn much more by joining the Maker Maven newsletter and following blog posts on by going to, or on social media.  Connect with us on Twitter & Instagram: @maker_maven and/or Facebook & Pinterest: @makermaven.




Alabama Library Expo
PO Box 680122
Prattville, AL  36068
Phone: (205) 305-1511