What: American Association of School Libraries (AASL) National Conference
Where: Greater Columbus Convention Center | 400 N. High St. | Columbus, Ohio
When: Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 7
Why: Each of the following AASL National Conference sessions supports Follett’s dedication to empowering the school librarian.
Who: “Administrators Empowering School Library Programs”
Friday (Nov. 6) | 8 to 9 a.m. EDT | Battelle Grand Ballroom
The session highlights how K-12 superintendents have empowered their librarians to become leaders in their buildings and districts, and are giving them the tools to transform their library programs. The panel, featuring members from Project Connect, will address the evolution of the school library program as an integral part of any district.
Panelists are: Steve Joel, superintendent, Lincoln (Neb.) Public Schools; Mary Reiman, director of library media services, Lincoln Public Schools; Steve Webb, superintendent; Vancouver (Wash.) Public Schools; Mark Ray, chief digital officer, Vancouver Public SchoAnchorols; and Jennifer Boudrye, director of library programs, District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) Public Schools.
“Power of a Positive Librarian: Yes! And…”
Friday (Nov. 6) | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. EDT | Room C220-222
Casey Veatch, Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist, Colorado Department of Education
School librarians live in a shifting climate where they must prove their value to the students, staff and administration. This session will demonstrate to attendees how to elevate their libraries to the center of academic progress.
“Success for Struggling Readers: New Strategies Using eBooks”
Saturday (Nov. 7) | 9:50 to 10:50 a.m. EDT | RoomD230-232
Ann Fondren, District Library Coordinator (ret.), Spotsylvania (VA) County Schools
Sarah Downing, Librarian, Freedom Middle School, Spotsylvania County Schools
Two seasoned educators will share strategies for using ebooks to help struggling readers succeed and gain new enjoyment from reading. The session will include an overview of resources and strategies that individualize instruction, and ways to work with teachers in using ebooks in curriculum planning.
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