Schedule

Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 8:00–5:30 PM

8:00-9:00 AM | Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:15 AM | Orientation

Eileen Abels, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College
Rebecca T. Miller, Library Journal & School Library Journal
Matt Keller, Chief Marketing Officer, Capstone

9:15-10:00 AM | Keynote: There Is No Box: Innovation and Your Whys, What Ifs, and Why Nots?

Presented by Joyce Valenza, Rutgers University (NJ)

In this interactive keynote, Joyce Valenza will explore notions of why—what drives innovation across libraryland—and what inspires some of us to connect dots others don’t see. She’ll share video interviews of innovative practitioners who, driven by vision, engage in transformative leadership to improve and enchant communities. Evoking Simon Sinek’s work on purpose and Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset, Ms. Valenza will engage participants in finding their whys and sharing their own transformative leadership strategies.

10:00-10:45 AM | Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Topics and Trends in Collection Development
    Roger Sutton, The Horn Book
    Luann Toth, School Library Journal

    This lively conversation will provide a behind-the-scenes look at two of the industry’s top review journals along with commentary on the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of publishing for today’s children and teens.

  • Designing a (Developmentally Appropriate and Educationally Sound) Learning Space
    Laura Koenig, Boston Public Library (Central) (MA)

    Through the lens of the recent renovation to the Boston Public Library’s Children’s and Teen spaces, explore ways to create intentional learning spaces for young people. Discover resources that can help you plan a new space, or look at your existing spaces in a new light.

  • Your Essential Partnerships
    Amy Short, Cambridge Public Schools (MA)

    What is possible when you establish and nurture strategic partnerships in your school and district? This working session will help you determine the strengths and opportunities within your library program and devise a plan to identify and connect with needs of key stakeholders.

10:45-11:00 AM | Bio Break

11:00-11:45 AM | Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • So, You Want To Be a Reviewer?
    Martha Parravano, The Horn Book
    Elissa Gershowitz, The Horn Book

    What are the elements of a good book review? What qualifications do you need to be a children’s book reviewer? And where do you start?” Find out in this session with esteemed Horn Book editors.

  • Online Research in the Age of Fake News
    Michelle Luhtala, New Canaan High School Library (CT)

    Fake is the new four-letter word, but it distracts us from a considerably larger array of resource evaluation challenges we face as research coaches. In this session, the facilitator will share strategies to address news literacy across disciplines.

  • Dynamic Community Partnerships
    Liz Phipps Soeiro, Cambridgeport School (MA)

    When you create a community based and civically oriented program in your school library, everyone benefits. Learn how to get started or expand an existing program.

11:45 AM-12:15 PM | Camp I: Imagine, Create, Share: Expanding Opportunities For Creative Learning

Natalie Rusk, MIT Media Lab

12:15-1:15 PM | Lunch (provided)

1:15-1:45 PM | Camp II: Fast Learning Sessions

  • Mastering the Author Visit
    Cathryn Mercier, Simmons School of Library and Information Science (MA)
  • Snapchatting The Odyssey
    Amanda Lawrence, Dartmouth High School (MA)
  • Little Libraries: Free, Fun, and Community Created!
    Liz Phipps Soeiro, Cambridgeport School (MA)

1:45-2:30 PM | Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Diversity in Collections and Services
    Mahnaz Dar, Library Journal and School Library Journal
    Sujei Lugo, Boston Public Library (MA)

    With a publishing industry that hasn’t always kept pace with the increasingly diverse demographic of library patrons, ensuring inclusivity in collection development and programming can be daunting. This session will examine current trends and hot-button issues and offer tools for evaluating literature with an eye toward inclusivity.

  • Let’s Smash Some Apps!
    Joyce Valenza, Master of Information Program, Rutgers University (NJ)

    Creating dashboards or palettes or playlists for learning is a new essential skill for your faculty and students and it is one you can model. If you are implementing 1:1 or BYOB, or expanding the potential of HyperDocs, this session will prepare you to smash together both digital content and workflow tools for use in your own learning community.

  • Online Research in the Era of Fake News
    Michelle Luhtala, New Canaan High School Library (CT)

    Fake is the new four-letter word, but it distracts us from a considerably larger array of resource evaluation challenges we face as research coaches. In this session, the facilitator will share strategies to address news literacy across disciplines.

2:30-2:45 PM | Bio Break

2:45-3:30 PM | Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Making in the Education Context
    Sue Cusack, Lesley University (MA)

    Makerspaces are popping up all around the country, engaging young learners and community members in creating, tinkering, and geeking around, but what does this movement look like in K–12 education? Join us for this interactive session as we explore the unique tensions of making and the maker mindset within a standards-based learning environment.

  • Shaping a Multimedia Collection
    Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes, SLJ‘s, “Classroom Bookshelf” bloggers, Lesley University (MA)

    Learn strategies for creating multimodal, multigenre text sets for K–12 language arts and content area curriculum, highlighting the ways that librarians and teachers can work together.

  • Your Essential Partnerships
    Amy Short, Cambridge Public Schools (MA)

    What is possible when you establish and nurture strategic partnerships in your school and district? This working session will help you determine the strengths and opportunities within your library program and devise a plan to identify and connect with needs of key stakeholders.

3:30-4:15 PM | Camp III: Building Your Social Media Presence

Patrick Larkin, Burlington Public Schools (MA)

4:15-4:45 PM | Camp IV: Author Keynote

Rita Williams-Garcia, award-winning author of One Crazy Summer and the forthcoming Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

4:45-5:30 PM | Back to Basecamp: What’s In Your Backpack? Tool Inventory and Speed Mentoring


 
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