List guest speakers you have used in your library whether for a fee or free:
New One for Cyberbullying: Senior Special Agent Doug Estes
Arkansas State Police Cyber Crimes Unit/ARICAC TF
Central Arkansas Task Group Coordinator
Office (501) 618-8154
Fax (501) 618-8140

New one: Arkansas teen author Allison Betancourt takes honorariums and miles with miniumum 10 book purchase. She wrote Perfectly Imperfect. My teens loved her. She is a senior in high school; great to talk to book clubs or writing groups. Contact her mom Angie abetancourt23@windstream.netDSCN3223.JPG

1.Ark Attorney General's Office - 800-448-3014 or 501-682-3659 ask for Carol Robinson; Internet Safety, Internet Predators, Cyberbullying (free)
2. New education rep at Arkansas Historical Preservation Society
contact Shelle Stormoe
Education Outreach Coordinator
Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Direct Line: 501-324-9786
AHPP General Number: 501-324-9880

  • Take the Last Train to Clarksville:
  • Arkansas's Historic Depots and Railroad HistoryArkansas's Haunted Historic Sites (this program changes every year)Equal Education:
  • Historic Sites and Schools in Arkansas Associated with the African American Education Experience.Historic Architecture in ArkansasHistory in Your Backyard
  • (customized for your community)History Happened in Arkansas?
  • Arkansas's National Historic LandmarksLaw and Order on the Western Frontier
  • : Fort Smith National Historic SiteMysteries of the Mound Builders
  • : Parkin and Toltec Archeological SitesRohwer:
    • Japanese-American Internment in Arkansas

3. Andrea Campbell - Hot Spgs Village Forensics author, Training her spider monkey Ziggy as companion/helper to disabled person - small fee
4. Grif Stockley - Black History in Arkansas - author of many books set in or about AR - currently working with the Butler Center

5. Sandra Hubbard - Documentary Filmmaker- The Lost Year and others about AR History - resident of LR right now and owner of Morning Star Studio; she speaks to multimedia, computer, and EAST classes about filmmaking or to history classes about AR history in the 50's - small fee -
6. Misti Clark, professor at HSU in computer science dept., will come to demo the software called ALICE. IT is like a digital storytelling software but is also teaching the kids animation and more. Would work for 6th grade on up I think. She is . She could also talk to your multimedia or EAST classes.
7. Author of** Bath House Row: We Bathe the World// will speak to schools in our Gar Co area about Historic Hot Springs without a fee. Her book is available for $39.95. Deborah Phillips-Carroll's email is 877-439-9585 or 501-282-1866;; she will not charge a speaking fee if you will cover travel and the room rate if away from Hot Springs.
8. Johnny Cantrell of the Corps of Engineers can come speak to Garland County students and those around Lake Millwood about the algae growth and containment and the ongoing studies to combat the growth of certain agressive weeds in the state lakes which inhibit tourism, fishing industry, real estate sales, and could really impact our economy.
9. AETN can come to your school to do a variety of programs from early Pre-K parenting help classes to camera techniques and lighting for filmmaking. Contact the Education division of AETN in Conway.
10, Authors from Oklahoma willing to come speak to libraries in Arkansas:
Call them or visit their web sites for details and titles of their books; both have new books coming out this year. Theywould love to come visit your schools.
Darleen Bailey Beard Phone: 405) 329-7385
Gwendolyn Hooks Phone: 405) 672-5054
11. Liz Robbins of Garland Co. Historical Society and former Lakeside English teacher will speak on history of our area and gangsters or family history
12. Celia Anderson, author of "Love, Ocean", new YA title says that she will speak to book clubs or groups for $250 a day! And wants to plan some times around ArLA in Hot Springs like that Friday before or Wed, Thur, Fri after. Coming to Lakeside HIgh that first week in November.Books are $10 and I have ordering info. Her publishing company is Tempie Rene PUblishing, PO Box 4476, LR, AR 72204 270-872-7960
To reach her by email: