SLJ Summit 2018

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School Library Journal Leadership Summit 2018

October 27–28, 2018

(pre-conference events October 26)

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 

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Gold Sponsor

Capstone

Silver Sponsor

Follett

Sponsors

ABDO Gale Lerner Mackin
  Perma-Bound Rosen

Booth Sponsor

TLC

Friday, October 26 | Pre-Conference Events

 

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Optional Guided Tour of New York School Libraries

Brooklyn Friends School: tour of the Preschool/Lower School library, Middle School library, the Maker Space, and the Upper School library. The school is a block away. The libraries and Maker Space are all recently renovated.

 

3:00 – 5:00 PM | Sponsor-led Focus Groups

An opportunity for an in-depth conversation with your peers and SLJ Summit sponsors concerning new offerings. Focus group participants provide important feedback from the school and library community to the companies that create relevant products. You can sign up on the registration form to participate.

 

6:00 – 7:00 PM | Capstone Welcoming Reception

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Brooklyn Heights Room

 

Saturday, October 27

 

8:30 – 9:30 AM | Breakfast with the Sponsors and Registration 9:30 AM | Welcome

Rebecca T. Miller, Executive Editor, School Library Journal & Library Journal
Patricia Stockland, Publisher, Capstone

 

10:00 – 10:30 AM | Opening Keynote

 

11:15 – 11:45 AM | Breakout Sessions

Teaching Tolerance
Stand Up! Empowering LGBTQ Youth

How can we create an LGBTQ inclusive school climate? Using resources from GLSEN, FHAO, and Teaching Tolerance, schools can support LGBTQ+ youth through the curriculum (LGBTQ+ history), library resources, and through GSA clubs. Empower all students by going beyond safety and anti-bullying to creating a climate where all students see themselves in the curriculum and feel valued.

Lois Parker-Hennion

 

Games for Change/XR for Change

Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change will present an XR (Extended Realities) focused panel which will explore various VR, AR, MR applications, including games and resources, and the overall learning potential of these technologies, current trends and where this is headed.

Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change
Other panelists to be announced

 

Owning the Power of Primary Sources in Student Learning

Come and meet Tom Bober, 2018 Mover & Shaker, who will show you how using primary sources in student learning piques curiosity, promotes collaboration and elevated engagement. This session will focus on simple analysis strategies, practical tips, and illustrative examples to successfully incorporate learning with primary sources into your school library.

Tom Bober

 

Public Library and School Library Early Literacy Partnerships

New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and Queens Public Library, a.k.a. Tri-Li, share their most successful early literacy partnerships with schools and school librarians. Tri-Li frequently works together; however, they each have their own unique approach to early literacy and schools. Additionally, hear from a School Librarian in Brooklyn about their very successful Diapers to Dorms early literacy program!

Kristen Rocha Aldrich, Manager, Early Childhood Education, New York Public Library
Rachel Payne, Coordinator, Early Childhood Services, Brooklyn Public Library
Gillian Miller, Coordinator, Early Learning Services, Queens Public Library
Adam Marcus, School Librarian, P.S. 032, Brooklyn

 

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM | Breakout Sessions

Teaching Tolerance
Stand Up! Empowering LGBTQ Youth

How can we create an LGBTQ inclusive school climate? Using resources from GLSEN, FHAO, and Teaching Tolerance, schools can support LGBTQ+ youth through the curriculum (LGBTQ+ history), library resources, and through GSA clubs. Empower all students by going beyond safety and anti-bullying to creating a climate where all students see themselves in the curriculum and feel valued.

Lois Parker-Hennion

 

Games for Change

Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change will present an Extended Realities/XR (VR, AR & MR) focused panel which will explore various applications, including games and resources, and the overall learning potential of these technologies, current trends and where this is headed.

Susanna Pollack, President, Games for Change
Dan Ayoub, General Manager, Mixed Reality Education Microsoft

 

Read Woke Challenge Impacts a Nation

Learn how using diverse Young Adult Literature and incentive based learning during a time of the DACA’s repeal, the Muslim ban, and the Black Lives Matter movement empowered students and increased book circulation. During this session, Cicely Lewis, “The Read Woke Librarian” will share her story of how the “Read Woke” challenge impacted her school library and libraries across the nation and tools to equip participants to lead change through empowering struggling readers and the ability to obtain support throughout the school and community through grant writing. From the US, to Canada and the UK, "Read Woke" has spread like wildfire and sparked a conversation about minority representation in Young Adult Literature. Join Cicely Lewis as she shares the impact of her Read Woke challenge on her students in Norcross, GA.

Cicely Lewis

 

Curriculum, Collections, and Collaborating: Enhancing the Love of Reading & Learning

Learn some of the benefits of collaboration with your librarian, from unit planning to class visits. Get a glimpse at a successful collaboration model between school librarians and New York City's public librarians in the MyLibraryNYC program.

Shauntee Burns, Manager of School Outreach for The New York Public Library
Melissa Jacobs, Director of Library Services for the Department of Education
Amy Mikel, Coordinator, School Outreach for Brooklyn Public Library

 

1:15 – 2:15 PM | Sustainability Certified: School Librarians in the Lead

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Cochair, NYLA Sustainability Initiative, Mid-Hudson Library System (NY)
Jen Peet Cannell, School Library System & Arts in Education Director, Questar III
Jill Leinung, Retired Elementary School Librarian

 

2:15 – 2:45 PM | BREAK & Virtual Reality Demo

 

2:45 – 3:45 PM | Author Panel: "Read Woke"

Cecily Lewis
Ibi Zoboi, American Street (HarperCollins)
Renee Watson Bloomsbury
S.K. Ali (Simon & Schuster)

Moderated by:
Daryl Grabarek, Senior Editor, School Library Journal

 

3:45 – 5:00 PM | Autographing

 

5:30 – 6:30 PM | Cocktail Reception

 

Sunday, October 28

 

8:15 – 8:45 AM | Opening Keynote: Dave Eggers in Conversation with Betsy Bird

Dave Eggers, Author, What Can a Citizen Do?; Cofounder, Voice of Witness, 826 National, and Scholarmatch
Betsy Bird, Collection Development Librarian, Evanston Public Library (IL)

 

8:45 – 9:30 AM | Superintendents Panel

Dave Schuler, Superintendent, Arlington Heights, IL
Carla Santorno, Superintendent, Tacoma Public Schools
Sean Doherty, Superintendent, Clayton Missouri Public Schools
Michael Prayor, Superintendent (High Schools), New York City

Moderated by:
Joyce Valenza, Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers University

 

9:30 – 10:30 AM | Scaling the Impact of School Librarians

Presented by:
The Lilead Fellows

 

11:15 – 11:45 AM | Drag Queen Story Hour (in a half hour!)

 

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM | Closing Keynote

Jake Barton, Principal and Founder, Local Projects

Local Projects is a media and physical design firm that creates ground breaking experiences. Credits include landmark projects like the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and The Legacy Museum. Local Projects has garnered major honors including the National Design Awards and Cannes Lions, for work that focuses on retail including Open House for Target, storytelling with StoryCorps, and education with a suite of Noticing Tools for the Gates Foundation. Barton’s TED talk has nearly a million views, and he is among Fast Company's list of top fifty designers.

 

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Gold Sponsor

Capstone

Silver Sponsor

Follett

Sponsors

ABDO Gale Lerner Mackin
  Perma-Bound Rosen
 

Booth Sponsor

TLC

Keynote Speakers

Dave Eggers
 
 

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including What Can A Citizen Do?, Her Right Foot, and This Bridge Will Not Be Gray. He is the cofounder of: Voice of Witness, an oral-history series focused on human rights; 826 National, a network of writing and tutoring centers; and ScholarMatch, which connects donors and under-resourced students to make college possible. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

George Takei
 
 

With an acting career spanning six decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese-American internment camps during World War II, to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture. Mashable.com named Takei the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, with 10.4 million likes and 2.8 million followers on Twitter.

Takei has been a passionate advocate for social justice, outspoken supporter of human right issues and a community activist. He has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign "Coming Out Project," and was Cultural Affairs Chairman of the Japanese-American Citizens League. He is also chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese-American National Museum in Los Angeles. He was appointed to the Japan-US Friendship Commission by former President Clinton and the government of Japan awarded Takei the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his contribution to US-Japanese relations. The decoration was conferred by His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. He is currently preparing a graphic memoir about his life in the internment camps, They Called Us Enemy, with cowriters Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, for publication by Top Shelf Productions in summer 2019.



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