The complete schedule of upcoming OPAL public online events.
Most OPAL programs are held in the Auditorium.
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Recordings and other documents about previous OPAL programs.
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Archive of Previous Interviews
A Conversation with George Buys, co-founder and CEO of
conducted on December 15, 2009
ALA Connections Salon: Gaming, with special guest Scott Nicholson,
held on December 19, 2008.
A Casual Conversation with John Budd
Professor at the School of Information Science and Learning Technologies at the
University of Missouri - Columbia,
held on December 5, 2008.
ALA Connections Salon: Politics, with special guests Emily Sheketoff,
Director of the ALA Washington Office, and Vic Klatt,
held on November 21, 2008.
ALA Connections Salon: Kids, with special guest Pat Scales,
President of the Association for Library Services to Children,
held on October 17, 2008.
ALA Connections Salon: Making Connections, with special guest Jim Rettig,
President of the American Library Association,
held on September 26, 2008.
A Casual Conversation with Greg Schwartz
from the Louisville Public Library,
held on July 11, 2008.
A Casual Conversation with Marshall Breeding,
the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Jean and Alexander
Heard Library at Vanderbilt University,
held on March 28, 2008.
A Casual Conversation with Michelle Boule,
librarian and blogger extraordinaire,
held on February 15, 2008.
First Fridays Conversation with Writer Hampton Stevens,
held on August 4, 2006. Hosted by the Johnson County Library.
Interview with Bob Askey, a prolific and award-winning narrator of audio books, recorded on
June 15, 2006.
Interview with Kerri Regan, a high school senior who is blind and appeared on the 2005
Jeopardy Teen Tournament. Kerri was interviewed by Diana Brawley Sussman.
Interview with Michael Moodie, Deputy Director of the
National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of
the Library of Congress, recorded on June 17, 2004.
Audio Recording of Michael Moodie interview (large WMA file)
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