SLJ Leadership Summit
School Library Journal Leadership Summit 2013
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500 E 4th Street
SEPTEMBER 28-29, 2013


Friday, September 27

6:00-7:30 PM: Opening Reception sponsored by Capstone 9:00-close: Late Meet-up Social

Saturday, September 28

9:30-10:00 AM: Registration & Networking

10:00-10:15 AM: Welcome remarks, Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, School Library Journal & Library Journal

10:15-11:30: Keynote address by Annie Murphy Paul, Author, Brilliant: The New Science of Smart (Crown)

Learning is the master skill, the ability that allows us to realize our ambitions: succeeding in school, getting ahead at work, playing a sport or a musical instrument, speaking a second language. Yet until recently, even the experts didn’t understand how learning works. Now research in cognitive science, psychology and neuroscience is revealing the simple and surprising techniques that can help us learn to be smarter.

11:30 – 12:30: Lunch

12:30 – 1:45: Keynote Panel: Allies in Administration: Pivot Points & Opportunities for Teacher Librarians

As schools innovate to meet learning needs, teacher librarians are seeing robust role changes that can put them at the core of school and district leadership. School Library Journal is excited to bring members of the Vancouver (WA) Public Schools administrative team to take part in the SLJ Summit in this keynote panel. Each administrator will talk about what keeps them up at night and share insights about how teacher librarians can evolve their roles to bring expertise and solutions to district initiatives. Vancouver Public Schools has shown leadership and vision in strengthening school library programs and connecting teacher librarians to educational technology, instructional quality and professional development. This is unique opportunity to hear from progressive administrators what they want and need from 21st century teacher librarians.

Lisa Greseth, Chief Information Officer, Vancouver Public Schools, WA
Layne Curtis, Curriculum Director, Vancouver Public Schools, WA
Kym Tyelyn-Carlson, Principal, Skyview High School, Vancouver Public Schools, WA
Mark Ray, Manager of Instructional Technology and Library Services, Vancouver Public Schools, WA

1:45 – 2:45: Leadership Exchange

2:45 – 3:00: Break

3:00– 4:00: Panel: Storytelling in Transition
Moderator: Daryl Grabarek, Editor, Curriculum Connections, School Library Journal

Jessica Anthony, Author, Chopsticks (Razorbill, 2010)
Limbert Fabian, Creative Director, Moonbot Studios
Brandon Oldenburg, Creative Director, Moonbot Studios
Becky Herr-Stephenson, Co-author, USC Annenberg Innovation Lab study “T is for Transmedia”
Ben Schrank, Publisher, Razorbill and editor, Chopsticks

4:00– 4:30: Autographing

6:00-7:30: Cocktail reception

Sunday, September 29

7:45 – 8:15: Breakfast Buffet

8:15 -9:00: Keynote address by Antero Garcia, Assistant Professor, English department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

9:00-9:30: Presentation by Barbara Stripling, President, American Library Association

9:30-9:45: Break

9:45-11:15: Fast Learning – Collaboration

9:45-10:00: Limitless Libraries Study Findings, Stephanie Ham, Lead Librarian, Nashville Public Library
10:00-10:15: School & District Collaboration, Carolyn Foote, Librarian, Eanes ISD
10:15-10:30: YALSA: National Forum on Libraries, Beth Yoke, Executive Director, Young Adult Library Services Association
10:30-10:45: School/Public Library Collaboration, Deborah Jones, Librarian, Mansfield ISD
10:45-11:00: PTA & School Library Relations
Jennifer D. LaBoon, Manager I/Coordinator ,Library Technology, Fort Worth ISD Library Media Services
Cindy Buchanan, Information Literacy Specialist, Johnson Elementary, Aldine ISD
11:00-11:15: Are We Speaking the Same Language? Librarians, Principals, The School Library Program, and Taking the Lead, Joel Castro, Associate Superintendent, Lubbock ISD

11:30-12:00: Smart Stakeholders
Joyce Valenza, Teacher-Librarian/Springfield Township HS, PA

12:00: Closing remarks & refreshments

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