Labs w/Librarians: Professional Development BY and FOR NHCS School Library Media Coordinators!
Unless otherwise noted, all Labs w/Librarians will be held from 4-5pm in the Windows Lab at CBRC.
October 13, 2015
Topic: Library Advocacy 101 w/Elissa Malespina Description: Join Elissa for a frank conversation about how to advocate for the best resources for students, while also building understanding of library programs among important stakeholders. Register in Schoollink Resources: Link to Elissa's Presentation!
December 10, 2015
Topic: MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More With Less w/Jennifer and Mark Samberg (of the NC Friday Institute). Description: No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Register in Schoollink Resources:
February 23, 2016
Topic: Taming Your Collection w/Tiffany Whitehead and Cathy Jo Nelson Description: Best practices related to collection management policies such as: weeding, access, filters, challenges, OPACs, etc. Register in Schoollink Resources:
April 19, 2016
Topic: Read. Tweet. Repeat. Using Social Media to Cultivate a Community of Readers. Description: Instead of trying to compete with it, let's harness the power of social media to generate excitement about reading, spark meaningful conversations and build the types of communities that support a life long love of reading. This session is all about using the tools of today to keep our students and colleagues reading tomorrow. Register in Schoollink Resources: Link to presentation.
November 3, 2015
Topic: Media Makeovers: Designing Library Media Spaces with Student Learning in Mind w/Jennifer Northrup and Sarah Justice Description: You don't need a big budget to give your space a massive, learning centered, makeover. Join Jennifer and Sarah for tips and tricks to redesign your library with student learning as the focus AND without spending a lot of money. Register in Schoollink Resources: Link to Jennifer and Sarah's presentation.
January 26, 2016
Topic: Best Foot Forward w/Shannon Miller Description: Best practices for building community connections (with your principal, teachers, parents and students) from the beginning of the year forward. Register in Schoollink Resources: Sorry! Due to technical difficulties, video not available!
March 15, 2016
Topic: Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Learning from Diana Rendina Description: School libraries are no longer the quiet dusty rooms where students sit at heavy wooden tables and read silently. We’re using modern technology and teaching strategies – now we need to update our spaces to match. In this session, attendees will get ideas and inspiration for transforming the physical space of their libraries to make them innovative, student-friendly learning environments. Learn how to apply educational design theory to renovate your library no matter what your budget is. Learn strategies for changing up your space that you can apply as soon as you get back Register in Schoollink Resources:
May 16, 2016
Topic: Reading in the Wild | School Librarians as Champions of Independent Reading w/Donalyn Miller! Description: Register in Schoollink Resources: