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Training Showcase @ Annual – Come show off!

We are still welcoming showcasers, if you want to show off your training abilities. Host a table at the Training Showcase – fun, fast and casual!

Coming to ALA Annual? Is training your superpower?

We would like to invite you to consider hosting a table at our Training Showcase at ALA Annual in Chicago on Sunday, June 25 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on the Exhibit Floor.

The showcase is an annual event sponsored by our round table to give trainers and training organizations a chance to showcase best practices in library training, learning, and continuing education. All types of libraries, and staff and public trainers will enjoy coming to learn, share, and meet new people. This year we are going to have a casual, fun, atmosphere with refreshments and prizes for participants who visit tables.

Should you host a table?

The Showcase normally attracts 80-100 attendees – all of whom are interested in training and staff development. Whether you are a training vendor, a library staff trainer, a library consultant, or involved with state, consortium, or national training, you have expertise to share. You will have your own table (at no charge) and will be sharing at least one training tip—on whatever topic you’d like. We will share your contact information so that participants can follow-up. Please let me know if you are interested in participating – we would love to have you as a part of this event!

To get involved and learn more details, contact Angela Glowcheski, glowcheskia@seqlib.org today!

Angela Glowcheski / Public Services Director
glowcheskia@seqlib.org / 770-479-3090
Sequoyah Regional Library System
116 Brown Industrial Parkway Canton, GA  30114″

AASL President’s Program addresses “What an administrator wants”

Dr. Scott Beck


Jennifer Habley
Manager, Web Communications
American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

CHICAGO – Scott Beck, head principal at Norman (Okla.) High School, will conclude the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Awards Ceremony & President’s Program taking place at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, as part of the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“As school librarians, we know how critical it is to the success of our library programs to have a supportive administrator,” said AASL President Audrey Church. “I am very excited to have Dr. Scott Beck as my President’s Program speaker. Dr. Beck knows what a 21st-century library program that contributes to student learning looks like and understands the key role that today’s school librarian plays in instruction in his/her school. We look forward to him sharing his perspective on how school librarians transform student learning.”

Beck is currently the head principal at Norman High School, serving 2,000 students in grades 9-12. Over the course of his 17-year career in education, Beck has also served as an assistant principal and a National Board Certified social studies teacher. As principal, Beck has overseen a 30-million-dollar renovation at the high school, including a state-of-the-art learning commons and a 1:1 laptop initiative.

Beck presents nationally and internationally on educational issues. Past presentations include “Library as School Hub” and “Building the Eclectic High School” presented at the 2012 and 2013 High Schools that Work National Conferences. He holds a Master’s degree in education administration, curriculum and supervision and a Ph.D. in education leadership and policy studies from the University of Oklahoma.

The AASL Awards Ceremony and President’s Program is an annual event featuring prominent experts on issues relevant to school librarianship and is open to all registered conference attendees. For more information about this and other AASL programs at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, visit www.ala.org/aasl/annual.

The American Association of School Librarians www.aasl.org, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

Summer PD from BestPrep

From ITEM:

“BestPrep is still accepting registration for its Technology Integration Workshop. From July 31 – August 3, the University of St. Thomas in downtown Minneapolis will serve as our host.

The four days will be filled with keynote and breakout sessions that inspire, motivate, and educate. Topics discussed will be wide-ranging: how to use and apply educational technology, ways to engage students, and skills students will need when entering the workforce. Additionally, participants will have time to apply their knowledge and the information learned by updating a unit plan.

And of special note, one afternoon will be spent off-site at a local business in a job shadow. Job shadows help today’s educators prepare students for tomorrow’s workforce. Volunteers from various businesses discuss the skills employers are looking for and help draw parallels between class curricula and students’ careers.
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Professional development plans for the summer

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From San Jose State University:

“Are you going to the ALA Annual Conference in June? The San Jose State University School of Information is holding a unique one-unit course during the conference that is available to non-matriculated students through our Open Classes program. If this will be your first time attending ALA Annual or you want to take full advantage of the conference experience, this course was designed for you!

Taught by iSchool lecturer Patty Wong, the “Professional Socialization and Leadership” course examines current trends in the information profession. Students will attend daily seminars, participate in a number of special programs, and attend the conference trade show. They will also have the opportunity to meet with prominent ALA member leaders and get a bird’s eye view of association governance.”
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ITEM Member Looking for Tech Trainers!

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I am looking for trainers for 2-hour technology classes between June 5-8. Since so many districts are still in school, I am having trouble. If you are available between these dates, or know someone who might be, please let me know, or pass this email along.

Between June 5-8 we schedule 3 two-hour sessions each day (8 – 10AM, 10:15-12:15, 1:00 – 3:00 PM). All teachers in both the Park Rapids and Nevis School Districts are required to take 3 classes, although many take additional classes. Sessions are held in the Park Rapids Century School and in the Nevis High School. We do pay a stipend to teachers.

We are mostly looking for classes that help teachers integrate any type of technology into their classroom. Have an idea? Shoot me an email and we’ll discuss it. 🙂 If you’re interested, but June doesn’t work for you, please note that we have a similar setup in August, from the 21st through the 24th. I will again be looking for instructors for those classes, so if you are interested, please let me know.

Class sizes are typically quite small, typically 5 – 12 in each class, so it’s a great way to do some personalized training. Thanks! Laurie — Laurie Conzemius Park Rapids, Minnesota http://www.LaurieConzemius.com <http://www.laurieconzemius.com/> ISTE Board of Directors lconzemius@gmail.com