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Suggestion Drawing Out the Process

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:27 pm

Description: Graphic novelist and art teacher Thien Pham and high school librarian Annette Counts combine forces to help kids understand the research process. Drawing on (pun intended) research about metacognition and visual thinking, Thien Pham and Annette Counts will show attendees how to get students to sketch out their thought process as they make research decisions. The end result is students who are not only aware of the challenges of the research process but prepared to think critically about the best steps to take to achieve their research goals.

Description: Graphic novelist and art teacher Thien Pham and high school librarian Annette Counts combine forces to help kids understand the research process. Drawing on (pun intended) research about metacognition and visual thinking, Thien Pham and Annette Counts will show attendees how to get students to sketch out their thought process as they make research decisions. The end result is students who are not only aware of the challenges of the research process but prepared to think critically about the best steps to take to achieve their research goals.

Presenters: Annette Counts & Thien Pham

Format: Lecture

Types of libraries: Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate

Subjects: Children’s Services, Information Literacy, Instruction, Library School Education, Young Adult Services, Youth Services

Additional comments: Our session will be fun, creative and interactive. Participants will have the opportunity to practice visual thinking techniques and leave the session with a lesson they can implement with their student researchers.

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Suggestion The Compassionate Maker

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:26 pm

Description: This program will explore numerous low cost, no tech programming ideas suitable for school or public libraries of any size. No need for a high tech makerspace in your school or public library, all you need are inexpensive supplies and children/teens who wish to take action in their community through engaged self-expression. This program will show you how to support children and young adults as they explore societal themes, such as compassion, empathy, and social justice through the creation of authentic content and products.

Description: This program will explore numerous low cost, no tech programming ideas suitable for school or public libraries of any size. No need for a high tech makerspace in your school or public library, all you need are inexpensive supplies and children/teens who wish to take action in their community through engaged self-expression. This program will show you how to support children and young adults as they explore societal themes, such as compassion, empathy, and social justice through the creation of authentic content and products.

Presenter: Gina Seymour

Format: Lecture

Types of libraries: High School, Middle School, Public, School/Media Center

Subjects: Young Adult Services, Youth Services

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Suggestion Nonfiction titles for Children: from picture books to graphic novels that ignite & inspire learning

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:26 pm

Description: Take required nonfiction reading to the next level. Come discuss and explore what you should buy for your collection to increase circulation (while fulfilling those common core requirements!).

Description: Take required nonfiction reading to the next level. Come discuss and explore what you should buy for your collection to increase circulation (while fulfilling those common core requirements!). Join Karen Ginman, Youth Material Selector for New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library, and Amie Wright, Manager of MyLibraryNYC at New York Public Library, a school library outreach partnership serving over 500 schools citywide, and Anna Taylor Children’s Educational Programming Coordinator at New York Public Library, as they discuss trends in children’s literature. Walk away with an understanding of current trends and how to select the best titles for school age and younger. Amie, Anna, and Karen had the pleasure of serving on the New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, an annual list of notable titles, including nonfiction for kids, selected by NYPL librarians.

Presenters: Karen Ginman, Amie Wright & Anna Taylor

Format: Panel Discussion

Types of libraries: Student

Subjects: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Collection Development, Youth Services

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Suggestion Trends in Tween Nonfiction: notes from the Middle Grade Set

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:25 pm

Description: Middle Grade titles to make history hip and science sizzle. Join Karen Ginman, Youth Material Selector for New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library, and Amie Wright, Director of MyLibraryNYC, at New York Public Library, a school library outreach partnership serving over 500 schools citywide, as they discuss trends in MG Nonfiction-- Come discuss and explore what you should buy for your collection to increase circulation (while fulfilling those common core requirements!).

Description: Middle Grade titles to make history hip and science sizzle. Join Karen Ginman, Youth Material Selector for New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library, and Amie Wright, Director of MyLibraryNYC, at New York Public Library, a school library outreach partnership serving over 500 schools citywide, as they discuss trends in MG Nonfiction-- Come discuss and explore what you should buy for your collection to increase circulation (while fulfilling those common core requirements!). Walk away with an understanding of current trends and how to select the best titles.

Presenters: Karen Ginman & Amie Wright

Format: Panel Discussion

Types of libraries: Middle School, Student

Subjects: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services

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Suggestion Trends in YA Nonfiction: from graphic novels to biographies and everything in between

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:25 pm

Description: Be a part of the conversation! Join Karen Ginman, Youth Material Selector for New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library, and Amie Wright, Manager of MyLibraryNYC at New York Public Library, a school library outreach partnership serving over 500 schools citywide, as they discuss trends in YA Nonfiction-- Come discuss and explore what you should buy for your collection to increase circulation (while fulfilling those common core requirements!).

Description: Be a part of the conversation! Join Karen Ginman, Youth Material Selector for New York Public Library & Brooklyn Public Library, and Amie Wright, Manager of MyLibraryNYC at New York Public Library, a school library outreach partnership serving over 500 schools citywide, as they discuss trends in YA Nonfiction-- Come discuss and explore what you should buy for your collection to increase circulation (while fulfilling those common core requirements!). Walk away with an understanding of current trends and how to select the best titles in Nonfiction for Teens.

Presenters: Karen Ginman & Amie Wright

Format: Panel Discussion

Types of libraries: High School, Middle School, Public, Student

Subjects: Young Adult Services, Youth Services

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Suggestion The Reluctant Reader and Ripley’s: They Can Be Reached—Believe It or Not!

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:24 pm

Description: In this 45-minute multimedia presentation by Dean Miller, Managing Editor of Ripley Publishing—featuring an exclusive live performance by one of Ripley’s latest discoveries here in Florida—you’ll learn how you can create support content for your patrons and education professionals that converts our curious content into standards-based curriculum that entertains AND educates reluctant readers, emerging readers, and readers for whom English is a second language.

Description: In this 45-minute multimedia presentation by Dean Miller, Managing Editor of Ripley Publishing—featuring an exclusive live performance by one of Ripley’s latest discoveries here in Florida—you’ll learn how you can create support content for your patrons and education professionals that converts our curious content into standards-based curriculum that entertains AND educates reluctant readers, emerging readers, and readers for whom English is a second language. Renowned for presenting engaging, true stories and amazing artifacts from around the world for almost 100 years, the legendary Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brand is committed to making them accessible to readers at all levels:

• Our growing range of books and e-books are filled with high-interest content, vivid images, and eye-popping facts using short bursts of age-appropriate, scaffolded text that supports readers of our titles as they build their vocabulary and comprehension skills.

• Our exclusive, interactive Web content through Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter engages Net generation students while reinforcing their technical proficiency, Internet research skills, and Internet safety.

• Our thousands of mind-blowing exhibits and artifacts in our 31 Odditoriums around the globe are also available as traveling exhibits that can be brought into your media center—all of which encourage readers to actively learn more!

Discover how you can use Ripley’s incredible archive of the weird, the outrageous, the amazing, and the UNBELIEVABLE in your library!

Presenters: Wendy A. Reynolds & Dean Miller

Format: Facilitated Discussion

Types of libraries: Academic, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Middle School, Prison Library, Public, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate

Subjects: Children’s Literature, Children’s Services, Continuing Education, Diversity, Ebooks, Independent Librarians, Instruction, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Librarianship, Library School Education, Literacy, Popular Culture, Professional Development, Social Media Networks, Special Needs Populations, Youth Services

Additional comments: We plan to provide a unique, one-of-a-kind interactive component to the presentation with a live, family-friendly performance by 20 Penny Circus, an incredible pair of performers from the Florida area who are featured in our upcoming 2016 Annual, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Unlock the Weird! Their brief performance would then be used as the basis of our presentation. Using what they’ve just seen, audience members will actively participate in the process of creating a standards-based, age-appropriate lesson plan and brainstorm other curriculum aides using our incredible content.

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Suggestion Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:24 pm

Description: AASL Library Standards and Common Core Standards identify “understanding copyright and fair use” as essential 21st century skills. How can we inspire creativity in the digital culture, and help students make conscious choices about sharing their own creative work while understanding the value of respecting the rights of other creators?

Description: AASL Library Standards and Common Core Standards identify “understanding copyright and fair use” as essential 21st century skills. How can we inspire creativity in the digital culture, and help students make conscious choices about sharing their own creative work while understanding the value of respecting the rights of other creators? This interactive conversation will present iKeepSafe’s Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens K-12 curriculum, and help librarians and educators identify ways to integrate copyright and fair use lessons into their regular teaching. The curriculum is the first to be created by a team of educators, copyright experts, and open information advocates. It provides balanced, clear, and accessible information on accessing, sharing, and generating creative work in the digital world.

Presenters: Hallie Saber & RaeAnn Ramsey

Format: Facilitated Discussion

Types of libraries: Academic, Community College, Elementary School, High School, Library School, Middle School, Native, Public, Research Library, School/Media Center, Student, Undergraduate

Subjects: Children’s Services, Copyright, Digitial Libraries, Electronic Resources, Ethics, Information Literacy, Intellectual Property, Library School Education, Resource Sharing, Technology, Virtual Communities and Libraries

Additional comments: The Copyright & Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens K-12 curriculum is free to use, and aligns with the following education standards:

- American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

- Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

- International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), ISTE Standards (Formerly known as NETS

- Partnership for 21st Century Skills, 21st Century Standards

- California State Standards, English Language Arts & Literacy

- California School Library Association, Model School Library Standards for California Public Schools

iKeepSafe’s six pillars of digital citizenship – BEaPRO™ Balance, Ethics, Privacy, Reputation, Relationships, and Online Security – represent the six areas of essential skills and competencies that prepare kids for success in the digital culture. Our BEaPRO™ parent workshops received a prestigious award from the American Association of School Libraries in 2013.

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Suggestion Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:24 pm

Description: Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature, a grant funded generously by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), aims to significantly increase online access to biodiversity material by positioning the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) as an on-ramp for biodiversity content providers that would like to contribute to the national digital library infrastructure through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Description: Expanding Access to Biodiversity Literature, a grant funded generously by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), aims to significantly increase online access to biodiversity material by positioning the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) as an on-ramp for biodiversity content providers that would like to contribute to the national digital library infrastructure through the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). The grant proposes to address challenges common facing content providers—including insufficient amounts of content, indexing of scientific names, and metadata creation—and make necessary digital infrastructure enhancements by creating an innovative model for open access to data that will support collaboration among these institutions. The project meets the goals of the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program by increasing access to digital services, expanding the range and types of digital content available, improving discoverability, and supporting open access.

This Conversation Starter will introduce the Expanding Access project both to interested participants and to any who are considering making their digital content available in an open source repository or other digital library. In this context, topics covered will include: content selection; copyright and public domain; the BHL infrastructure; MACAW (an open source upload/metadata tool); the Internet Archive; digitization; metadata; curation; managing digital projects across multiple institutions; and how to get involved in the project.

Presenters: Mariah Stewart Hamilton Lewis & Patrick Randall

Format: Lecture

Types of libraries: Academic, Consortium, Federal, Government, Medical, Museum, Nonprofit, Other, Research Library

Subjects: Cataloging, Collection Development, Copyright, Digitial Libraries, Digitization, Electronic Resources, Guidelines and Standards, Metadata, Partnerships

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Suggestion Joplin, A Case Study in Collaboration

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:23 pm

Description: After a devastating natural disaster in 2011, the Joplin community encountered multiple opportunities to rebuild their city, physically, economically, and culturally. Although the Library was not damaged, a federal grant was obtained to construct a new library as part of a larger economic development plan. This presented an amazing opportunity to step back and redefine the purpose and the value that a Library can and should have for Joplin.

Description: After a devastating natural disaster in 2011, the Joplin community encountered multiple opportunities to rebuild their city, physically, economically, and culturally. Although the Library was not damaged, a federal grant was obtained to construct a new library as part of a larger economic development plan. This presented an amazing opportunity to step back and redefine the purpose and the value that a Library can and should have for Joplin. The City then embarked on a process that brought together multiple entities, leaders, professionals, and citizens to examine, challenge, vision, and to collaborate on what a new library should be. The results were both expected, and surprising. This session explores the process and how concensus and direction was achieved. This session will focus on the dynamic process, the journey, more so than the results, the outcome, and architectural solutions, although these aspects will be briefly described.

This session will offer a discussion of how the various entities were engaged, as a catalyst, a model, and as encouragement for other communities to seek these opportunities when considering and/or planning for a new library.

This session will be led by the Joplin Public Library Director, Jacque Gage, along with commentary by members of the design team, including SDA Architects of Springfield, Mo., and OPN Architects of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Presenters: Jacque Gage, James Stufflebeam & Brad Brown

Format: Facilitated Discussion

Types of libraries: Public

Subjects: Buildings and Facilities, Community Engagement

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Suggestion ’3 and 1/2 Minutes, Tens Bullets’ Panel Discussion with Special Guests

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 02:22 pm

 

 

Description: In 2012, 17 year old Jordan Davis was fatally shot by 45 year old Michael Dunn in a Jacksonville Florida gas station over an argument about “loud music." As conversations about Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Freddy Gray, and other victims of senseless violence play out on the national stage, 3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS dives deep into the aftermath of Jordan Davis’ murder. The seamlessly constructed, riveting documentary film 3 1⁄2 MINUTES, TEN BULLETS explores the danger and subjectivity of Florida’s Stand Your Ground self-defense laws by weaving Dunn’s trial with a chorus of citizen and pundit opinions, and with Jordan Davis’ parents’ wrenching experiences in and out of the courtroom.

We invite you to attend a screening of the 98 minute film as part of the of the “Now Showing @ ALA” series and join us for a panel discussion of the film and the broader role of the library in promoting racial and social justice within its communities, followed by an audience discussion.

Speakers: TBA - Invited guests include: Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis; Michael Eric Dyson, Opening General Session speaker (if available); representatives of the Video Round Table, the Black Librarians Caucus and the Social Responsibility Round Table

Presenter: Michele McKenzie

Format: Panel Discussion

Types of libraries: Academic, Community College, High School, Public, Undergraduate

Subjects: Adult Services, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Diversity, Equity of Access, Ethics, Multicultural Services, Public Services, Social Change, Urban Libraries, Young Adult Services

Additional comments: This program will give librarians attending the Annual Conference in Orlando a unique opportunity to engage directly with the film’s subject about the impact of racial profiling and issues brought forward by the grassroots social movement, Black Lives Matter. The panel discussion proposal is a result of expected interest in the topic and the need for a larger venue than that usually provided by the Now Showing @ALA screening room. The guests listed in the proposal have yet to be confirmed pending their availability and the scheduling of the event.

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