SLJ Leadership Summit 2014 | Schedule


Friday, October 24

5:30 – 7:30 PM: Opening Reception sponsored by Capstone Publishers

Saturday, October 25

8:30 – 9:30 AM: Brainstorming Breakfast: Enjoy coffee and breakfast as you network with the SLJ Summit sponsor partners at an informal gathering

9:00 – 10:00 AM: SLJ Summit Registration

10:00 – 10:15 AM: Welcome by Rebecca T. Miller, Editor in Chief, School Library Journal

10:15 – 10:45 AM: Keynote address by Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent, Mooresville Graded School District

Dr. Mark Edwards, Superintendent of the Mooresville Graded School District, NC, and the 2012 National Superintendent of the Year, will address the role of librarians in one of the most innovative school districts in the nation.

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Keynote Panel: Life After Going 1:1

Mooresville’s CTO and team of media specialists will discuss the impact of a broad 1:1 program, including the balance of print and digital in instruction, and their evolving professional roles.


Mesha Booker, Media Coordinator, East Mooresville Intermediate, NC
Susie Harkey, Media Coordinator, Park View Elementary School, Mooresville, NC
Kristi Kallio, Media Coordinator, Mooresville High School Media Center, NC
Terry Lehmann, Media Coordinator, Mooresville High School, NC
Allison Long, Media Coordinator, Mooresville Middle School, NC
Scott S. Smith, Ed.D, Chief Technology Officer, Mooresville Graded School District, NC

12:10 PM: Special Announcement

12:15  1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30  2:45 PM Panel: Smart Stakeholders: Our Digital Future

Scott Chain, Vice President Market & Industry Relations, Follett
Dottie Coven, VP Learning and Education Platform, Baker & Taylor, Inc
Eric Fitzgerald, VP of Direct and Distribution Sales, Capstone
Deb Ford, Director of Library Outreach, Junior Library Guild
Randal Heise, President/CEO, Mackin Educational Resources
Monte Kuehl, National Sales Director, ABDO
Trisha McDonell, Global Public Relations Manager, LEGO Education
Roger Rosen, CEO and President, Rosen Publishing
Dave Schroeter, Vice President of Sales, Gale | Cengage Learning
Terri Lynn Soutor, Brain Hive, President
Patricia Stockland, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Lerner Publishing Group

Moderated by
Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT

2:45 PM: Special Announcement

2:503:00 PM: Break

3:00– 4:00 PM Author Panel: Journeys Near and Far

Loree Griffin Burns, author, Handle With Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey; The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe; and Citizen Scientists

Joyce Sidman, author, Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature; Ubiquitous: Celebrating Nature’s Survivors, and Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems

Elizabeth Rusch, author, The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity; and Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

4:00  5:00 PM: Book Signing

5:30  7:30 PM: Cocktail Reception

Sunday, October 26

7:30  8:10 AM: Breakfast

8:10 AM: Introduction and Welcome
Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, School Library Journal and Library Journal

8:15 – 9:00 AM: Keynote by Stephan Turnipseed, President Emeritus, LEGO Education North America

9:00  9:45 AM: Both Sides Now: Librarians Discuss Leadership

Doug Johnson, Director of Technology for the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage (MN) Public Schools
Joyce Valenza, Teacher-Librarian/Springfield Township HS (PA) High School, blogger, “Neverending Search”
KC Boyd, Library Media Specialist, Wendell Phillips Academy High School, Chicago, IL                           Michelle Colte, Library Media Specialist, Hale Kula Elementary School, Wahiawa, HI

9:45– 10:00 AM: Break

10:00  11:30 AM: Fifteen-Minute Fast Learning Sessions: Collaboration

10:00  10:15 AM: Student Book Budgets

Andy Plemmons, School Library Media Specialist, David C. Barrow Elementary, Athens, GA

10:15  10:30 AM:  St. Paul Success

Tori Jensen, Media Specialist, LEAP High School/St. Paul Public Schools

10:30  10:45 AM:  Global Read Aloud

Pernille Ripp, fifth grade teacher, Middleton, WI, creator of the Global Read Aloud Project

10:45  11:00 AM: Do as I Do: Practical Research Skills that Empower Modern Learners

Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Instructional and Programming Librarian, Castilleja SchoolPalo Alto, CA

Jole Seroff, Director of Library Information Services, Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA

11:00 11:15 AM: Feed and Read

Lauren McBride, school librarian, Seneca Ridge Middle School of the Loudoun County Public Schools

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Closing Keynote: Patricia Polacco, author and illustrator




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