At least week’s MLA Conference, I had the privilege of presenting with Minnesota School of Business Librarian, Krista Jacobson, on using Pinterest to market your library. This seems to be a topic of interest to a fair number of people as the session was pretty well attended! If you’re interested in using Pinterest to market your library, you may consider viewing our conference handout materials at http://mnlibraryassociation.org/uploads/conf12/handouts/B8.pdf. Here, you’ll get a nice sampling of the topics we covered. We hope to also present on this topic at the LibTech Conference in March, so if Pinterest catches your fancy, be sure to checkout the LibTech Conference program to see if our presentation made the cut! Oh, and between you and me, I’d love to just talk about Pinterest with you too! — Kate Bessey
Flipped Education invites you to the second annual Superhero Tech Camp at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd, MN October 19-20, 2012.
Superhero is geared for innovators and leaders in educational technologies and was created to move beyond how-to and focus on authentic application and integration. Superhero is different by design. The sessions are longer, faster paced and are more collaborative with a high value given to the informal networking and learning that happens outside of the conference rooms.
Flipped Education is proud to announce Ramsey Musallam, one of the leaders in implementing Flip Teaching into his classroom, will be our keynote speaker and lead workshops at Superhero 2012. Ramsey speaks on best practices of Flip Teaching and cycles of learning using video as an instructional device.
Ramsey teaches AP Chemistry in San Francisco, regularly works with YouTube EDU to develop educational content and leads workshops in their teacher’s studio. Ramsey recently presented at ISTE on how to become a flip teaching Jedi and is the new co-host of the the Infinite Thinking Machine.
- 2 Hands-on sessions Friday + lunch
- 2 Hands-on sessions Saturday + lunch
- Networking Events
- Superhero Surprises throughout the weekend
Learn from…Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Teachers, Apple Distinguished Educators, YouTube Star Teachers, Midwest Superhero Teachers
If you’re interested in attending this conference, but need some financial assistance, consider applying for a CMLE scholarship!
Register for the MEMO Conference by September 25th (even if your school can’t send a check until a bit later) to take advantage of this great early bird deal!
Join us on October 12 & 13 to hear Kathy Schrock, Gail Lovely, Shannon McClintock Miller, Mary Amato – not to mention many of our own local talented folks! Learn, network with friends and colleagues, and have some fun to start the school year off right! You can also add the MEMO Pre-conference on October 11 for only $50!
Details and registration are available at http://memotech.ning.com/page/2012-fall-conference
Questions? Contact MEMO at email@example.com.
The 2012 Annual Conference of the Minnesota Library Association will be held October 3-5, 2012, in St. Paul, Minnesota. This premier educational event attracts more than 400 library professionals, Friends of the Library, and library trustees from across Minnesota.
The three-day conference features high-quality continuing education opportunities with more than 70 sessions across nine simultaneous tracks (Administration & Leadership; Authors, Literature, and Programming; Children & Young Adults; Collection Management & Technical Services; Digital Information & Technologies; Diversity; Library Trustees & Friends; Professional Development; Public Services), a silent auction fundraiser, countless networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with vendors you want to talk to showcasing library products and services.
The conference will feature Killer Cocktails, Dinner with Colleagues, MLA division and subunit meetings, online handouts, and a lineup of informative and thought-provoking keynote presentations:
- “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask” by Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist Dr. Anton Treuer
- “10 Quick and Painless Steps to Effective Advocacy for Libraries” by advocacy guru Stephanie Vance
- “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” by library consultant and futurist Joan Frye Williams
The conference will also include breakout sessions by featured speakers:
- Saroj Ghoting – Sharon Lerner Early Literacy Lecture series (three sessions)
- Stephanie Vance – secrets for effective communication with elected officials
- Erin Walsh – what happens to the adolescent brain on the path from childhood into adulthood
- Joan Frye Williams – the importance of middle management
New features this year include the one-day MonstrosiTEEN mini-conference focusing on teen services, an Appy Hour breakfast showcasing must-have apps for your handheld device, an eReader petting zoo, tweet-ups, and sessions and activities focused on first-time attendees.
Complete details about sessions, speakers, and registration are now available at www.mnlibraryassociation.org/mlaconference2012.
About MLA: The Minnesota Library Association is an association of library supporters, representing all types of libraries by helping them accomplish together what none can do alone. MLA provides opportunities to meet library peers and associates, and meets the interests of its more than 625 members by facilitating educational opportunities, supporting strong ethical standards, and fostering connections between the library community and various constituencies. In addition to the annual three-day conference, programs are planned and sponsored year-round by MLA divisions, sections, roundtables, and committees. Find out more at www.mnlibraryassociation.org.
Did you know?! CMLE offers scholarships of up to $200 per fiscal year per individual for staff affiliated with our member libraries to attend workshops, conferences, and other library-related activities to promote professional development. For all of the details and to apply for a scholarship, go to www.cmle.org/scholarships.asp.
Past recipients of the CMLE scholarship were able to attend national conferences such as ISTE. Locally, members received scholarships for attending the Children’s Literature Workshop in St. Cloud, the TIES conference, the Library Technology Conference at Macalaster College, and for annual MEMO and MLA conferences.
Funds are limited! Apply soon!