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with one or two these dynamic Pre-conference Sessions

2014 NCSLMA Pre-Conference Schedule
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Preconference sessions are $50 for members, $75 for non-members.

Preconference attendees may also sign up for lunch for $25.00.

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Time Session Title Session Description Presenters
9:00 am - 12:00 pm A -- Beyond Dewey: Using Genre to Showcase Your Collection No matter where you are on the ditching Dewey debate, this session will help you explore collection organization options for showcasing and marketing your titles to students. Bring your collection analysis and layout of your library to dive into the possibilities. This session will be repeated in the afternoon. Tamara Cox, the Eliterate Librarian, is a self-proclaimed "wannabe edtech geek" and middle school librarian in South Carolina. She can often be found with a computer in her lap and a book in her hand. Twitter handle: @coxtl
9:00 am - 12:00 pm B -- The Awesome Global Library Race: Keys to the World Ready to open your school library to the world? Join us for adventure as we examine resources and ideas that will open up the world to your students. Participants should bring a device and be ready to "travel" with us as we race to explore global awareness.

Jennifer Northrup is a former middle school media coordinator from Henderson County and now works as the Region 8 Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant for the NC DPI.Twitter handle: @candidlibrarian

Donna Murray is a former instructional technology facilitator and currently works as the Region 7 Digital Teaching and Learning Consultant for the NC DPI.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm C -- Media Specialist and Teacher Collaboration: Supporting Student Learning How do you overcome challenges to collaboration between teachers and media specialists? What are the characteristics of effective collaboration? In this session we invite media specialists and one of your classroom teachers to explore strategies to provide a variety of resources needed to teach the Common Core and Essential Standards. We will provide models of how to use differentiation and classroom technologies to show how teachers and media specialists can work together to create enhanced lessons for the classroom. Please bring a unit plan, example of resources that students will use, and a laptop or iPad. Jewel Davis is the Education Librarian at Appalachian State University. She began her career as a high school English teacher after receiving a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English from UNC-Chapel Hill. After receiving her MLIS from UNC-Greensboro, she began working in Belk Library’s Instructional Materials Center where she teaches pre-service teachers and collaborates with Education faculty members. Co-presenting will Asst. Professor Margaret Gregor and Carol Deal who is with the Dept. of Reading and Special Education.
9:00 am - 12:00 pm D -- Collecting and Sharing Data to Demonstrate Student Achievement This session focuses on how school library media coordinators can collect and share data to demonstrate student achievement. In this session, participants will explore a variety of ways to share library data with stakeholders, evaluate examples of school library annual reports, identify data needed for effective annual reports, and connect data collection and sharing to SLMC's evaluation instrument. This is an interactive session, so participants need to BYOD. Kathy Parker is a Raleigh native who graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She began her career in education 18 years ago as a high school English teacher then transitioned to school library media. She earned National Board certification in 2008. Kathy is currently the School Library Media Consultant at NCDPI.Twitter handle: @kparkerslmcSchool Library Media Wiki
9:00 am - 12:00 pm E -- Fresh Paint for Evolving Secondary Librarians  A panel of middle and high school librarians will share their "best practices" and most useful resources that have helped them evolve into effective instructional leaders in their schools.  Time will be spent discussing key journal articles and sharing practices among workshop participants. Ideas highlighted will be connected to the MCPAI as possible evidences for evaluations.  Bring YOUR best practices and resources as well! You will return to your school armed with some "fresh paint" to begin your own extreme makeover!  Jackie Pierson is the Director of Library Media Services for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public School system.  She has served on the NCSLMA Executive Board since its creation in a variety of roles including conference chair, President, and currently as Coordinator of NCSLMA Book Programs.  She was awarded the 2013 Frances Bryant Bradburn Distinguished Service Award at last year's NCSLMA conference. Co-presenting with Jackie will be several school librarians from the WSFC system.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pre-paid Lunch    
:00 pm - 4:00 pm F --  Beyond Dewey:  Using Genre to Showcase Your Collection No matter where you are on the ditching Dewey debate, this session will help you explore collection organization options for showcasing and marketing your titles to students. Bring your collection analysis and layout of your library to dive into the possibilities.  This session is a repeat of the morning session with the same title. Tamara Cox, the Eliterate Librarian, is a self-proclaimed "wannabe edtech geek" and middle school librarian in South Carolina. She can often be found with a computer in her lap and a book in her hand. Twitter handle: @coxtl
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm G -- Primary Sources in Your Library Primary sources are the raw materials of history — original documents and objects created at the time under study. Used effectively, primary sources can be powerful tools to help students engage, build critical thinking skills, and construct knowledge.  This workshop combines hands-on activities and access to online materials to help you make over your library instruction. Whether you work independently or collaborate extensively with teachers in your school, we’ll share proven strategies for using primary sources in your library across the curriculum.  This pre-conference session is supported by a grant from the Library of Congress. Anne Marie Walter is the assistant director of the Teaching with Primary Sources program at Mars Hill University. With a background in professional development and instructional technology, she has been involved in all aspects of the program, developing and implementing Summer Institutes, in-school and online workshops.  She received her M.S. in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University in 2007, and serves on the TPS national advisory board.  She particularly enjoys collaborating with school librarians: ‘They see every student, teach every grade, and understand how the content areas connect.’  Co-presenting will be TPS coaches and school librarians Caryn Levy and Vicki Kolomechuk, both from Buncombe County Schools.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm H --Collection Analysis:  Understanding & Improving your Collection Does your collection support your student needs?  Your curriculum?  Join us as we evaluate your collection based on data from your automation system, qualitative data from students, and curriculum alignment.  We will discuss the types of data available to evaluate your collection and other data that you can collect as you analyze your collection.  You will leave this workshop with a plan for collection analysis and a template for creating a budget to present to your principal.  Participants will need to bring their own device and collection data. Sandra Andrews is currently the Director of Instructional Technology and Media Services for Lincoln County Schools. Sandra has worked as a school librarian, a district media supervisor, and a district administrator for technology services in North Carolina.  Sandra was on the LIS Faculty at UNC-Greensboro from 2005-2013.   She is active in ALA and AASL having chaired and served on a variety of committees including the AASL Affiliate Assembly,  the ALA Committee on Professional Ethics,  the AASL Intellectual Freedom Committee, Collaborative Awards Committee and the AASL Taskforce on Quantitative Standards.  She presents widely on standards, collection development,  the use of data and literacy issues. Sandra is married with one lovely daughter and two extraordinary grandchildren.  She loves to read (of course), hike, cook, and do yoga.  
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm I -- Demystifing the Arduino Microprocessor Participants will overcome their fear of microprocessors while using a provided Arduino Uno to MAKE a variety of simple, interactive, and coded machines.  We will use John Boxall's "Ardunio Workshop: A Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects" as a reference and guide book for this session.  All materials are provided - bring only your maker spirit. John Draughon and Stuart Annand are Media Coordinators at Enka High School in Candler North Carolina.  They enjoy original cataloging, rules, and inventory.  Oh wait.  They actually enjoy loud rooms, half-baked projects, and collaboration.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm J -- Fresh Paint for Evolving Elementary Librarians A panel of elementary school librarians will share their "best practices" and most useful resources that have helped them evolve into effective instructional leaders in their schools.  Time will be spent discussing key journal articles and sharing practices among workshop participants. Ideas highlighted will be connected to the MCPAI as possible evidences for evaluations.  Bring YOUR best practices and resources as well! You will return to your school armed with some "fresh paint" to begin your own extreme makeover! Jackie Pierson is the Director of Library Media Services for the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public School system.  She has served on the NCSLMA Executive Board since its creation in a variety of roles including conference chair, President, and currently as Coordinator of NCSLMA Book Programs.  She was awarded the 2013 Frances Bryant Bradburn Distinguished Service Award at last year's NCSLMA conference. Co-presenting with Jackie will be several school librarians from the WSFC system.
4:15 pm - 6:00 pm District Leader’s Meeting District Leaders, come learn the latest updates from DPI.  
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Conference Registration CEU forms signed also North Exhibit Hall, Benton Convention Center
5:00 pm - 7:00 Vendor Exhibit Hall opens Come join author and keynote speaker Toni Buzzeo for an early book signing North Exhibit Hall, Benton Convention Center