“The devil came to me and bid me serve him.” These words of confession sparked the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, igniting a series of accusations, interrogations, and executions that continue to entrance people to this day. Join us for an exploration of these fascinating trials, as well as a discussion of how the story of Salem and the portrayal of witches has developed over the past three centuries.
This is intended to be a fun, socializing virtual event. Prep a cocktail or a mocktail, kick back, and listen! Participants will be free to ask questions.
Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link one day prior to the event. This session will not be recorded.
Maya Rook is a historian and educator living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and blends critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the dark, often absurd, aspects of the past. She is the direct descendant of a confessed witch from the Salem witch trials
On behalf of the Western New York Library Resources Council, the Continuing Education Committee would like to thank everybody who made the past two Intersect Unconferences a success! We were inspired by the great ideas, creativity and support from the library workers of Western NY, and we are excited to continue this year with Intersect 2020: From Shushing to Shouting: Advocacy and Using Your Voice!
Due to the current restrictions on gatherings and events, and the uncertainties that face all of us on returning to our working spaces, the Continuing Education Committee has decided to hold this year’s Intersect Unconference virtually. We are trying to keep the spirit of learning from and collaborating with each other alive in our current telecommuting climate, and feel that a virtual unconference can still maintain the format integrity of small breakout sessions, large plenary discussions, and individual spaces for networking, casual discussion, and demonstrations.
The purpose of INTERSECT is to facilitate a culture of co-learning among librarians and other interested professionals in the region by bringing people together to network and share ideas in an interactive, engaging, informal setting where participants determine the content.
Full program to follow!
The registration price this year is $20.20, to commemorate this interesting and unprecedented year! If you are a library worker who would like to attend the 2020 Intersect Unconference but have been furloughed or otherwise economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us, as we are currently working on financial assistance for our colleagues in need.