NCSLMA is providing funding for media coordinators or teams of media coordinators and teacher presentations at NC educational conferences during the 2016-2017 school year. The purpose of this initiative is to advocate for teacher/librarian collaboration, IMPACT model, reading programs (BOB, Children's Book Award) etc. and other benefits of school libraries. The funds available can be used to pay for expenses including registration, substitutes, travel, housing, etc. The list below includes upcoming NC educational conferences in which NCSLMA is seeking presenters. If you are interested in submitting a proposal (must be received three weeks prior to event), please scroll down the page to the proposal form. If you have questions, contact Bitsy Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the committee reads each proposal, we will be looking for these types of advocacy points:
A clear reflection that the conference is being led by a school librarian
Evidence that the librarian is a vital component in the school they are representing
Implementation/use of the IMPACT model
Reading programs OR
Other benefits that the school library/librarian provides for faculty, students, or parents.
Please consider presenting a proposal at NCSLMA to share your experience.
Conferences by Month
Please click on the link to find out more about each organization's conference
The following scaffold is designed to serve as an outline of a presentation with the necessary content as designated by NCSLMA. Download a copy of the Presentation Scaffold.
I. Pre-activity designed to identify common knowledge of libraries and school librarians. Ask the participants to list words/phrases related to school librarians and/or libraries. (This could be done as a large group, small group or individual activity. The purpose is to focus the participants on their impression of libraries and librarians. Depending on the size of the group, it could be beneficial to have the group(s) prioritize and organize the ideas based on their perceptions as a teacher. Place the major topics in some relationship to the central idea (library/librarian). Allow the discussion to include connections with arrows, question marks, etc in order for the group to determine what they know (or think they know about libraries).
II. Introduce yourself and your experience as an educator/school librarian.
III. Use the followingimage from Impact: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs to identify the three major areas of library media specialist: Teaching and learning, information access and delivery and program administration. Depending on the size of the group, it could be beneficial to have the group(s) prioritize and organize the ideas they generated in the pre-activity based on these three areas. Allow the discussion to include connections with arrows, question marks, etc in order for the group to determine what they know (or think they know about libraries).
IV. Introduce the NC Standards for Information/Computer skills instruction with examples from your teaching experience. This “show and tell” should provide students with examples of the three levels of collaboration as identified in IMPACT. Level 1: Integration - Resources provided to support the classroom. Level 2: Cooperative Activities - Lessons support classroom objectives as students are scheduled for instruction. Level 3: Co-planning - Cross-curricular lessons and units are planned, delivered and evaluated jointly. Depending on the time allowed, try to limit the number of examples you describe. Keep in mind multi-disciplinary, grade and ability level examples will have the most benefit for the majority of college students.
V. Use the pre-activity for participants to expand on their learning from the presentation. Add words to the original cards/word strips/etc.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, the following application must be submitted