2014 Illinois School Library Media Association Conference November 6-8, 2014 Tinley Park Conference Center Tinley Park, IL Use the QR code or URL (case sensitive) to navigate to important conference links, including the online scheduler, hotel map, and evaluation form. http://goo.gl/iIBhIk A PROUD SUPPORTER OF ISLMA FOR 19 YEARS The Fun and Fast Way To Order Books! See The Newest 2015 Titles! 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Take time to visit the Exhibit Hall; there you can visit vendors to see new products and visit the Playground to try your hand at making. In addition to the three exciting keynote speakers, we also have Terri Grief the AASL President, authors, illustrators, and a whole catalogue of librarian peers from around the state sharing their knowledge. The conference theme is Leading Change, because school librarians should be leading change in their schools and districts. We can lead change by making sure our programs align with best practices, by collaborating with teachers to ensure students are getting the best possible learning experiences, and by actively participating in leadership and curriculum committees. We should be familiar with and modeling new technologies that will improve the learning process and help teachers be more productive. The school librarian is ideally suited to lead change with our experience across the curriculum and with all of the students. Even our conference is Leading Change with a new venue, format changes, and our first-ever Edcamp and Playground. One of the best aspects of the Annual ISLMA Conference is the chance to be surrounded by professionals who understand your challenges and opportunities. This is the only professional development conference in Illinois that is focused solely on school librarianship. You are surrounded by professionals; take advantage of this fact to build your professional network. Use every opportunity to meet new colleagues and talk with people who really understand the job you do. Start up conversations with each person you sit next to, they might just have that one idea or solution that you have been searching for. Once you leave the conference, maintain connections with colleagues across the state through ISLMA-net, Twitter, and other social media. While you are enjoying the conference, remember that it is planned, staffed, and presented by volunteers. Save a smile or kind word for the conference volunteers who have given their time to provide you this experience. Most of all, take advantage of all the conference has to offer. Return to your school with the enthusiasm, knowledge, and support network to Lead Change. Stephanie Stieglitz ISLMA President ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 3 2014 CONFERENCE 67((5,1* &200,77(( &21)(5(1&($7$*/$1&( Thursday, November 6 Friday, November 7 Saturday, November 8 President Stephanie Stieglitz 7:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M. Registration Open 6:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Registration Open 6:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Registration Open 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Morning Seminars 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. ISLMA Store and Anderson’s Bookshop Open 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall and Exhibits Open Steering Chair Jason Janke Executive Secretary Becky Robinson Registrar/Financial Secretary Caroline Campbell Exhibits Carrie Light Sheila Shifrin Hospitality Andrea Perrin Christine Pulgar 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. Lunch on Your Own 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Afternoon Seminars 7:00 - 9:00 P.M. Edcamp 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. Keynote Speaker 9:15 - 10:15 A.M. Concurrent Session 1 10:30 - 11:30 A.M. Concurrent Session 2 11:00 A.M. Exhibits Open 7:30 A.M. - 1:45 P.M. ISLMA Store and Anderson’s Bookshop 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. Concurrent Session 6 9:45 - 10:45 A.M. Concurrent Session 7 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Lunch 10:45 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Exhibits and Author Showcase 12:30 - 1:00 P.M. Membership Meeting 12:00 - 1:30 P.M. Author Luncheon 1:00 - 1:30 P.M. Dessert in Exhibit Hall 12:45 - 1:45 P.M. Booktalk Open Mic Publications Daniel Russo 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. Concurrent Session 3 1:45 - 2:45 P.M. Concurrent Session 8 Publicity Pamela Kramer 2:45 - 3:45 P.M. Concurrent Session 4 License Renewal Barb Lund 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Concurrent Session 5 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. Closing Keynote and End-of-Conference Raffle /RFDO$UUDQJHPHQWV Mary Jo Matousek Katherine Femal Program Angie Green Katrina Bromann Jennifer Bromann-Bender Kathy Ruck Registration Pat Salvatini Store Roxanne Forgrave Betty Buenning Playground Mary Morgan Ryan 5:30 - 6:30 P.M. University Alumni Receptions 6:00 P.M. Exhibits close 6:30 P.M. Awards Dinner with Keynote 8:00 - 10:00 P.M. Playground after Dark 4 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE GENERAL INFORMATION Store The ISLMA Store, located in South Pavilion 3, will be open during the conference with a wide selection of merchandise for both school and personal shopping. The store philosophy is to provide a limited number of many different items. If you see something you want, do not wait until later to buy – it may not be available. If you want to purchase items for school, you must provide your school’s tax exempt number. A tax exempt form is available on the ISLMA website (http://tinyurl.com/ qjm8e2v). For your convenience, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit will be accepted for store purchases. Badges Conference badges must be worn at all times when attending conference programs, meetings, exhibits or hospitality functions. Meals Admission to each prepaid meal function requires a ticket. Please check your registration packet to see that you have the correct meal tickets. If you requested accommodation of special dietary restrictions, please inform the server of this at each meal. Autograph Policy Authors’ books will be available at Anderson’s Bookshop located in South Pavilion 4, and authors will be signing their books during the Author Showcase. Please be considerate of others and keep your autographs and conversations limited if there is a long line. Smoking Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Services for the Disabled If you requested special service to accommodate a disability, please notify personnel at the ISLMA registration desk. All conference activities are accessible. Schedule Changes Conference planners make every effort to fulfill program offerings as described. Any late cancellations or substitutions will be posted at the respective meeting rooms and at the registration desk. Exhibits The exhibits are an important part of the program. Exhibits will be open Friday from 11 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. and Saturday from 7:30 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. The floor plan and listing of exhibitors can be found on pages 29-32 of this program book. HALL OF IDEAS: One of the best aspects of our profession is that librarians are willing to share ideas, best practices, and materials in order to help colleagues, students, and staff. This culture of sharing inspired the creation at the Hall of Ideas for the 2013 conference, and the tradition continues this year. Stop by the Samuel Tinley Room on Friday and Saturday to inspire and be inspired during the 2014 conference. PLAYGROUND: Located in the Exhibit Hall, the Playground is a gathering space for showcasing, through casual programming, technology and the maker movement. We will have a technology petting zoo featuring tablets and e-readers, green screen technology, 3D printing, among other technology items, that you can experience up close. Wondering about the maker movement? We’ll have maker activities going on in the Playground, so you can experience it yourself and think about how to incorporate “making” into your library program. Come play! AUTHOR SHOWCASE: On Saturday from 10:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., you can visit with thirty authors. See their books, get autographs, and discuss school visits. Raffle prizes will include Skype visits, books, and promotional materials. ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 5 2014 Professional Development Seminar Descriptions— Thursday BYOD – These sessions have been designed to be hands-on “bring your own device.” Participants are highly encouraged to bring a laptop, or other device, ready to access a wireless network, with a fully charged battery. On-site technical assistance will not be available. 6(0,1$5 Teaching Information Fluency Carl Heine, Partner, Information Fluency, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Common Core State Standards outline a framework for teaching information fluency but do not specify how to do it. This workshop provides five model lessons that embed information fluency into curriculum and assessment and satisfy multiple Common Core Standards. BYOD Level: MS/HS - Limit 40 Room: North Pavilion 1 6(0,1$5 %HVW%RRNVIRU0LGGOH6FKRRO Jonathan Hunt, County Schools Librarian, San Diego County Office of Education; past participant on Newbery, Printz, and other book award committees Survey 100 of the best books for middle school with practical tips and strategies for using them in your library program, including a special emphasis on the Common Core State Standards. Level: K-12 - Limit 60 Room: North Pavilion 2 & 3 6(0,1$5 Behind the Scenes at 3DQWKHUVRQWKH1HZV Creating Student Centered News Broadcasts creates a popular weekly video that highlights school news and projects. Students are responsible for writing the script, conducting interviews, creating a weekly poll, and filming and editing. Students will be on hand to share their experiences. Level: Elementary - Limit 40 Room: North Pavilion 4 6(0,1$5 ,PSOHPHQWDWLRQ#<RXU 6FKRRODQGLQ<RXU/LEUDU\ 0DNLQJ,W:RUN Gretchen Zaitzeff, Library Specialist, Technology Support, Social Media Manager, Univeristy High School, Illinois State University; Jim Kurz, Technology Director, University High School, Illinois State University; and Shannon Maney-Magnuson, English Faculty Associate, University High School, Illinois State University Learn best practices for a successful and smooth 1:1 implementation at your school. Topics include: Choosing the right device for your population; options for configuring, filtering, distributing and supporting hundreds of devices; and writing user agreements. Level: K-12 - Limit 40 Room: North Pavilion 5 6(0,1$5 :KDW·V1HZDQG1RWDEOHLQ Non-Fiction books for the K-12 Classroom? Kathleen March, Anderson’s Bookshop Join Kathleen March from Anderson’s Bookshop in a review of what’s new and exciting (as well as few old favorites) in non-fiction books for the K-12 readers. Level: K-12 - Limit 40 Room: North Pavilion 6 Corrie Ball, Library Resource Center Director, Wild Rose Elementary School, D303, St. Charles This workshop will demonstrate how our 4th grade news broadcast team 6 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE 6(0,1$5 Technology Supports for 5HDGLQJ:ULWLQJDQG 5HVHDUFK$/RRNDW$VVLVWLYH 7HFKQRORJLHVDQG:HE%DVHG 7RROVWR6XSSRUW8QLYHUVDO Design for Learning Samantha Conklin, INFINITEC Assistive Technology Specialist. She collaborates and provides technical assistance to classroom teams to support the integration of assistive technology for students, and provides training on a variety of topics. This hands-on presentation will introduce participants to a range of assistive technology, whether it is accessing the computer, curriculum, writing, or reading. It will also highlight how and when technologies become assistive technology. In addition, participants will review websites and web tools that support Universal Design for Learning. The three basic tenets of UDL, multiple means of representation, multiple means of expression and multiple means of engagement, will be defined in terms of practical application of the internet. These web based supports will include reading, writing, and research for your K-12 students. Level: K-12 - Limit 20 Room: Bremen Room 6(0,1$5 /LWHUDF\$FURVVWKH Disciplines with Primary Sources Byron Holdiman, Teaching with Primary Sources Director, Quincy University Literacy is an extremely important part of the Common Core, but how is teaching reading in a specified discipline different than being a reading teacher? Through this session you will be introduced to strategies for specific discipline literacy learning. Level: 6-12 - Limit 40 Room: Sam Tinley Room 2014 Professional Development Seminar Descriptions— Thursday 6(0,1$5 5ROOLQJWKH'LFHZLWK*DPLQJ in the Library Tom Gross, Information Specialist, Washington Community High School; Jason Carr, Teacher, Illini Bluffs SD #327 Gaming is a great way to create relationships with students and to give students a connection to school. This program will give background on creating a gaming club and the benefits of creating this type of program in the library. Level: 6-12 Limit 40 Room: North Pavilion 1 6(0,1$5 Best Books for High School Jonathan Hunt, County Schools Librarian, San Diego County Office of Education; past participant on Newbery, Printz, and other book award committees Survey 100 of the best books for high school with practical tips and strategies for using them in your program, including a special emphasis on the Common Core State Standards. Level: 9-12 Limit - 60 Room: North Pavilion 2 & 3 6(0,1$5 Standards and Text and /LEUDULHV2+0< Laura Beltchenko, Read, Learn Achieve Literacy Staff Development and ELA Common Core Consulting In this interactive workshop, we will look at the important role of school librarian/media specialist as “instructional support specialist” in the development of the English Language Arts Common Core Standards. Bring your fully charged laptop or tablet and together, we will take a brief but meaningful adventure through the instructional shifts of the ELA CCSS to recognize how these new standards impact the boundaries of literary and informational/nonfiction collections both qualitatively and quantitatively. We will then discuss the attributes of new literacies and changes in how students become literate consumers of text and media. Although this workshop sounds intense, we will laugh together, share ideas and become more aware of the importance of the school librarian in the era of new standards! BYOD Level: K-12 Limit - 40 Room: North Pavilion 4 6(0,1$5 +RZWKH&HQWHUIRU&KLOGUHQ·V %RRNV&DQ+HOS<RX Dr. Deborah Stevenson, Director of the Center for Children’s Books and Editor of The Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books Kate Quealy-Gainer, Assistant Editor of the BCCB Explore the tools and resources available to you from the Center for Children’s Books at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In partnership with The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books—an authoritative analytic review journal—the Center aims to inspire and inform adults who connect young people with resources in person, in print, and online. In this session you will learn about what the CCB has to offer and how it can help you improve collection development and service to your users. Level: K-12 Limit - 40 Room: North Pavilion 5 6(0,1$5 :KDW·V1HZDQG1RWDEOHLQ )LFWLRQ%RRNVIRUWKH. Classroom? Kathleen March, Anderson’s Bookshop Join Kathleen March from Anderson’s Bookshop in a review of what’s new and notable in fiction books for the Grade K-5 reader. Level: K-5 Limit 40 Room: North Pavilion 6 6(0,1$5 )RONWDOHV$ORXG3UDFWLFDO $GYLFHIRU3OD\IXO6WRU\WHOOLQJ Janice Del Negro, Storyteller and Professor, Dominican University Janice Del Negro will present an afternoon storytelling workshop including: the practical application of storytelling in the library and classroom, the selection of developmentally appropriate stories for preschool through high school ages, and the basic techniques for presentation. A list of recommended resources and a demonstration of participation and other stories for telling will round out this hands-on workshop. Level: K-12 Limit - 33 Room: Bremen Room (GFDPS From 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday night, everyone is both the audience and the presenter at Edcamp! After settling in, you are invited to join like-minded professionals in conversations about topics that group members propose. Participatory conversations among colleagues focus on a shared interest, question, expertise, experience, or obstacle. Come and share with other school librarians. Meet in the South Pavilion. ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 7 )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,2167$%/( North Pavilion 2 North Pavilion 3 North Pavilion 4 North Pavilion 5 North Pavilion 6 Bremen Room Samuel Tinley Room South Pavilion 5 South Pavilion 6 St. Andrew Room Turnberry Room Muirfield Room 8 Session 1 9:15 - 10:15 A.M. I Don’t Dewey, iBrowse Session 2 10:30 - 11:30 A.M. Little Free Libraries at Schools The Amazing Race: Geography and Research Skills in a Brutally Competitive Environment Getting to the Core of Your Battle of the Books Program Stronger Together: Forming Your Own Networking Group Targeting CCSS and District Initiatives through the Library Media Program Rolling the Dice with Gaming in the Library Danielson for LRC Directors: Making it Easy and Understandable Reading Programs for Student Success Repurpose, Renovate, and Rejuvenate Your Media Center Hall of Ideas Best Books for Middle and High School Hall of Ideas Caldecott Medal and Honor Books and Process Monarch Family Reading Night What Can Google Drive Do for Your Library? LGBTQ Characters in Books for Elementary Students Beyond Lexiles Part 1: The Other 2/3 of Reading Complexity Center Your Library You Can Do It! Academic Research in High School Outside the Library Walls School Libraries 2020: Igniting a Vision for the Future Leading Students in a Hyperconnected World Becoming a Key Player in Common Core: Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion Be the Change, Lead the Change Working Together: School and Public Libraries 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE Lunch $0(;+,%,7623(112&21)/,&79(1'257,0(30 $0to30/81&+0(0%(56+,30((7,1* North Pavilion 1 Keynote 8:00 - 9:00 A.M. 5,&+$5'%<51(.(<127(,16287+3$9,/,21 ,6/0$6725($1'(5621·6%22.6+2323(1$030 Room Session 3 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. Cafe Biblioteca: An Experiential Family Reading Night Engaging ELL’s in the Library Session 4 2:45 - 3:45 P.M. Beyond Organizing Books: How to Keep All the Other ‘Stuff ’ in Its Place Reluctant Learners: Research in One Day and Beyond Illustrations in Children’s March BOOK Madness Literature, What Pictures Can Teach Us About Visual Literacy and Comprehension We Survived 1:1! The Continued Graphic Novels from the Inside Opportunities & Challenges of 1:1 Read Up a SWARM! Latest Info From Springfield Collaborative iPads: The Library in Your Hands Googlists: Reseachers in the Digital Age Have You Read...? Reader’s Using Digital Game-Based Advisory for Secondary Students Workbooks to Integrate Simulated Problem-Solving Experience into School Libraries Hall of Ideas Hall of Ideas What’s New and Notable in Fic- Truth is Stranger than Fiction tion Books for the K-5 K-12 Classroom Integrating Literacy and the Arts Analyzing Primary Sources in with Innovative Change Elementary Schools Privacy and Confidentiality: 21st Century Learning Spaces Issues for School Libraries Beyond Lexiles Part 2: Bringing Information Cycle Senior Theory Down to Earth Seminars: How Databases Defeated Google Put Your Feet Up, It’s Time to Relax Literacy Collaboration=Building Rock Star Session 5 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Poverty in Our Schools: A ‘Make and Take’ Presentation Researching and Curating with iPads Digital Booktalks We Present... Sample SLO’s How a Cohort Can Change Everything Blood Pie & Dangerous Girls: Engineering Excellent Author Visits for Your School Behind the Scenes at Panthers on the News: Creating Student-Centered News Broadcasts Hall of Ideas Booktalking Nonfiction Essential Resources for Every Teacher-Librarian Worth the Work: A Genrefication Project The Stages of True Collaboration: Concrete Steps to Engage Classroom Teachers 3081,9(56,7<$/801,5(&(37,2161257+3$9,/,2152206 30(;+,%,76&/26($:$5'6',11(5:,7+.(<127( 303/$<*5281'$)7(5'$5.,16287+3$9,/,21 )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,2167$%/( Change Students’ Minds about Reading through the Caudill Program ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 9 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,2167$%/( Room North Pavilion 1 Session 7 9:45 - 10:45 A.M. How to Be a Connected School Leader The Social Library The Inquiry Process and Sparking Curiosity with Artifacts North Pavilion 3 Monarch Madness! The Wonder of Bringing Literature and Digital Technology Together Hosting an All School Read-a-thon Fundraiser Writing Books for Children and Young Adults Writing Books for Children and Young Adults A Course, an Endorsement, or a Degree: The GSLIS LEEP (Online Education) Program and You Building Community: Incorporating Social Emotional Learning in the Library Designing Interactive Learning Spaces on Limited Budgets North Pavilion 5 North Pavilion 6 Bremen Room Samuel Tinley Room South Pavilion 5 South Pavilion 6 St. Andrew Room Turnberry Room Muirfield Room &217,1(17$/%5($.)$67 (;+,%,7623(1$07230 North Pavilion 2 North Pavilion 4 10 Session 6 7:30 - 8:30 A.M. 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. 10 Digital Tools Hard CORE Organizers for the COMMON Educator Got Smart Cookies? Let Their Imaginations Loose with the Gingerbread Man Hall of Ideas Level Up in the Library Hall of Ideas Xtreme Tactics from an Xtreme Librarian Reading and Writing with Great Poetic Voices Becoming a Key Player in Common Core: Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion Diving into the Deep/Invisible Web Layering Apps as We Layer on Common Core But I Hate to Read Embracing Shades of Gray - My Sibert Year Google Sites for Librarians 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE Stage Fright No More: Tips and Tricks for Engaging Read-Alouds and Sensational Storytelling 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,2167$%/( Session 8 1:45 - 2:45 P.M. eRead Illinois: Get the Scoop on Scoping and Much, Much More Behind the Scenes of the Bluestem List Teaching Our Teachers: Librarians as Staff Developers Reading with the Abes Living on the Edge: Flipping Your Library to a Research Center Transform Your Library Instruction with Apps Connecting through Tumblr Hall of Ideas AASL’s Best Websites and Apps for Teaching and Learning Community Engagement with Little Free Libraries Becoming a Key Player in Common Core: Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion Measuring Student Growth Closing Keynote 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. 6+$11210F&/,172&.0,//(56287+3$9,/,21 (1'2)&21)(5(1&(5$))/(6 $030(;+,%,76$1'$87+256+2:&$6( 30$87+25/81&+(21 30%22.7$/.23(10,&6$07,1/(<5220 Lunch 10:45 A.M - 1:30 P.M QR Codes: Connecting Students to Digital Resources ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 11 )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 Online Conference Evaluation During your 2014 conference experience, we would appreciate your feedback using the new online evaluation form. The move to electronic evaluation allows ISLMA to receive your feedback quickly and respond immediately to your needs and suggestions. It also gives each attendee a chance to comment about every session or comment about the conference as a whole. When you respond, you will need to include the workshop number (W#) or use Friday, Session 1 DPDP W1. I Don’t Dewey, iBrowse Lane Young, Director of Library and Educational Technology, North Shore Country Day School; Emily Fardoux, North Shore Country Day School; Katie Kirsch, Upper School Academic Integrator, North Shore Country Day School Hear about our school library’s decision to adopt the word-based METIS classification system, which we rechristened iBrowse, and adapt it for a K-12 library. We explain why we made the change, how we did the work, our efforts to educate our community about the system, and its impact thus far. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W2. Getting to the Core of Your Battle of the Books Program Dorsey Chambers, Library Coordinator, Chicago Public Schools; Connie Amon, Librarian, Galileo Scholastic Academy; Toby Rajput, School Library Program Faculty, National Louis University “We all felt so excited that we almost fainted!” – Shannon, 4th grade CPS student. Discover new ways to leverage the excitement of the Battle of the Books program to meet Common Core Standards and inspire close reading and critical thinking strategies in your classroom, school, or district level program! Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: All 12 the code “2014” to comment on the conference as a whole. Use the QR code to the right or navigate to: http://goo.gl/nRLSTJ (case sensitive). Be sure to complete an Online Conference Evaluation for each session that you attend. Professional Development Credit for Educator License Renewal forms will be sent by email for each session you attend. W3. The Amazing Race: Geography and Research Skills in a Brutally Competitive Environment Mary Greska, LMC Director, Edison School, Elmhurst District 205; Rebecca D’Angelo, 5th Grade Teacher, Edison School, Elmhurst District 205 The Amazing Race: Bobcat Style! is an international geography and research challenge patterned after the popular TV show (without the bungee jumping, feasting on raw fish specialties, or the like). Student teams earn points by using map skills as well as answering questions about the geography, culture, history, landmarks, climate, language and people of countries around the world and delivering the correct answers to that round’s “Pit Stop” by the announced deadline. Students absorb geography and research skills in this engaging competitive challenge. Learn how to start an Amazing Race in your library! Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Elementary W4. Targeting CCSS and District Initiatives through the Library Media Program Janet Jungk, Interim District Media Specialist, Carrollton CUSD; Dr. Kerry Cox, District Superintendent, Carrollton CUSD How does your program align with District initiatives and Common Core State Standards? We share our story in implementing and fostering these initiatives through the Library Media Center 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE by reviewing past collaborative work with STEM and Inquiry. We also discuss key roles in collaboration, coaching, and targeting the CCSS. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: All W5. Rolling the Dice with Gaming in the Library Tom Gross, High School Library Information Specialist, Washington Community High School; Jason Carr, Teacher, Illini Bluffs SD 327 Gaming is a great way to create relationships with students and to give students a connection to school. This program will give background on creating a gaming club and the benefits of creating this type of program in the library. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: Middle/ High School W6. Danielson for LRC Directors: Making It Easy and Understandable Judy Bauman, Library Resource Center Director, Tate Woods, Lisle District #202, Lisle Be ready to be evaluated! Learn how library media specialists can use the Danielson Framework to enhance your own practice. The presenter has been there and done that! You will receive specific examples about how to build evidence of your work. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: All )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W7. Reading Programs for Student Success Elisa Gall, Librarian, Latin School of Chicago; Kefira Philippe, Librarian, Nichols Middle School, Evanston; and Jan Harper, Librarian, Homewood-Flossmoor High School Reading programs aren’t just for the public library, or just for summer! Librarians who have used reading programs to motivate students will share their experiences as well as practical tips on how to implement creative programs throughout the year, both inside and outside of the library. Room: Bremen Room Level: All W8. Hall of Ideas Come see what your colleagues have to offer! One of the best things about our profession is our willingness to share our ideas, best practices, and the things we create in order to help our friends, colleagues, students, and staffs. The Hall of Ideas is a browsing space where attendees can be inspired to try new things, to improve current practices, or find solutions to common problems. Room: Samuel Tinley Room Level: All W9. Best Books for Middle and High School Jonathan Hunt, County Schools Librarian, San Diego County Office of Education, California Take a whirlwind tour of several dozen of the best books for middle and high school students and learn about some of the most exciting new books and trends in young adult literature. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: Middle/High School W10. Monarch Family Reading Night Michele McDaniel, Library Media Specialist, Carl Sandburg Elementary, Charleston CUSD 1 Family Reading Nights are a great way to extend reading and literature appreciation beyond the classroom. Looking for ways to add a little spice to your Family Reading Night? Why not base it on the 2015 Monarch Nominee books? Come see examples of previous years’ activities and walk away with an arsenal of ideas and activities based on the 2015 Monarch List. Each attendee will receive a packet of samples and activities. There will also be plenty of ideas and tools for how to stay organized and recruit volunteers so you can enjoy the evening. Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: Elementary W11. Center Your Library Neha Thakkar, Library Media Specialist, Chicago Public Schools Divide and conquer! Use a center-based system for student autonomy and the time to practice skills! Reflecting on my lack of print and technology resources, growing class sizes, and using the Daily 5 idea of small group work, individual work, and using data, I started centers in the library. BYOD Room: St. Andrew Level: Elementary W12. Becoming a Key Player in Common Core: Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion Gail Janz, LBSS Foundation Chair; Kay Maynard, LBSS Board; Joyce Reid, LBSS Board Winners of the Read for Information Grants will share their project experiences including grant writing tips, how they collaborated with their peers, and the impact on their library programs. Room: Turnberry Level: All W13. Be the Change, Lead the Change Sally Decker Smith, Independent Library Consultant Designated leaders are not the only ones who can--and should--lead their organizations to bigger and better things. Come learn ways of thinking that will let you take steps to leading others, whatever your position. Room: Muirfield Level: All Friday, Session 2 DPDP W14. Little Free Libraries at Schools Karrie Fisher, Library Director, Baker Demonstration School The Little Free Library movement is gaining momentum, and the little boxes are creating a culture of sharing books with anyone who wants one. In the spirit of giving and sharing books with our neighbors, the Baker Demonstration School designed and built a Little Free Library as part of the fifth grade library curriculum. If you’d like to see how it’s done and give it a go at your school, this session will explain how you can expand the walls of your school library out into the world. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W15. Stronger Together: Forming Your Own Networking Group Shelley Riskin, Chicago Area School Library Network (CASLN) Chairperson, Pleasant Ridge School; Mary Alonzi, Library Media Director, Springman Middle School, Glenview; Patrick Gall, Library Media Director, Catherine Cook School, preK-8, Chicago School librarians often work alone--so wouldn’t it be wonderful to regularly get together with colleagues to share ideas, experiences, and programs? Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: All W16. Repurpose, Renovate, and Rejuvenate Your Media Center Janet Jungk, Interim District Media Specialist, Carrollton CUSD; Dr. Kerry Cox, District Superintendent, Carrollton CUSD; Mary Kash, District Media Specialist, Carrollton CUSD Join us as we share our experiences of transforming our rural library space! With creative funding, an ISLMA reading grant, and administrative support, we repurposed office space to create a STEM Room in the Grade School. We also renovated a high school library to create a bustling Learning Center/Internet Café. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: All ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 13 )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W17. You Can Do It! Academic Research in High School Carolyn Kinsella, Librarian, Minooka Community High School South Campus; Alexa Tancil, Science Teacher, Minooka Community High School, South Campus Academic journal research with sophomores? Yes! Find out how collaboration between the librarian and biology teachers resulted in students finding, reading, and analyzing academic research in preparation for developing and reporting on their own experiments for the Shedd Aquarium’s SIS and the IMSP Grant for Introducing Student Research and Development for the High School Classroom. Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: High School W18. Outside the Library Walls Stephani Edell, LRC Director, Lagrange Highlands School District 106 The library has so much to offer, but we rarely lead our students outside its walls! What can be done to encourage active learning outside of the physical space? How can librarians guide students with independent learning, foster a passion for learning, and help create critical thinkers in today’s world? Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: Elementary/Middle School W19. School Libraries 2020: Igniting a Vision for the Future Erin Wyatt, Learning Center Director, Highland Middle School, Libertyville District 70 Explore where school librarianship and school library programs are headed with a panel of practicing librarians. In this Ignite format session, speakers will share their visions and plans for the future of their library programs. A panel discussion and Q & A will follow the individual presentations. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: All W20. Leading Students in a Hyperconnected World new information and challenge old information. What does this mean for our roles as teachers? And how do we lead students to become conscientious consumers and producers of information? In this session Richard Byrne will offer some answers to those questions and challenge you to find new ways of leading students in a hyperconnected world. Room: Bremen Room Level: All W21. Caldecott Medal and Honor Books and Process Jonathan Hunt, County Schools Librarian, San Diego County Office of Education, California Survey some of the best picture books of 2014 with a sitting member of the committee, learn about the process of picking the Caldecott Medal and Honor books, and use this information as a model to create your own mock Caldecott book discussions. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: Elementary W22. What Can Google Drive Do for Your Library? Kai Rush, Lead Teacher for Technology & Library/University Instructor, St. Charles East, D303, St. Charles Do you know what Google Drive can do for you? Almost everything you can dream of. Come to this session and let me show you all the ways Google Drive, its connected apps and tools can help you be the star of your school. Google Drive can help you collaborate with teachers, organize your library, and help students and teachers achieve the highest student achievement. Let me show you how Google can ROCK your world! Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: All W23. LGBTQ Characters in Books for Elementary Students Richard Byrne, Blogger, Free Technology for Teachers From phones to tablets to Google Glass, today’s students are more connected to the world than ever before. With a few keystrokes and a click, students can discover Barbara Fiehn, Western Kentucky University Let’s discuss elementary books with LGBTQ characters, review sources, and the challenge of including these in school collections. Elementary students need these books as they may be in a same sex parent family, may be gender nonconform- 14 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE ing, or may have LGBTQ siblings or family members. They just may be curious. Room: St. Andrew Level: Elementary W24. Beyond Lexiles Part 1: The Other 2/3 of Reading Complexity Georgeann Burch, K-12 LIS Program Coordinator, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois; Elizabeth Bush, Adjunct Lecturer, GSLIS and Reviewer, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois A Lexile number plus a child’s reading range do not always add up to reading success! Explore the 3-part model for measuring text complexity and discover how “qualitative” and “reader + task” can help librarians and teachers balance the equation. Room: Turnberry Level: All W25. Working Together: School and Public Libraries Kelly Stulgate, Grade School Outreach Coordinator, Glenside Public Library District, Glendale Heights; Stephanie Wolferman, Early Childhood Outreach Coordinator, Glenside Public Library District, Glendale Heights The public library offers many resources for the school librarian that go unused. Find out how to form a working relationship with your public library and get the most out of the resources they offer, including outreach services. Two outreach librarians will detail their highly successful outreach programs for grades preK-8. Room: Muirfield Level: All )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 )ULGD\6HVVLRQ SPSP W26. Cafe Biblioteca: An Experiential Family Reading Night Karrie Fisher, Library Director, Baker Demonstration School If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Pete’s A Pizza, Growing Vegetable Soup – what do these books have in common? They are on the menu at Cafe Biblioteca! Looking for a program that will bring families into the library to experience the joys of reading out loud together? Turn your library into a cafe and your families will have an evening of fun reading and eating! I will tell you how to bring this amazing event to your students and parents. All you need is a little time and your imagination. When fun things happen in the library, everyone reads and loves it! Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: Elementary W27. Engaging ELL’s in the Library Nancy Wadin, Teacher Librarian, Sunny Hill Elementary School, Barrington CUSD 220, Carpentersville Determined to take steps to help your English Language Learners, but unsure of how to scaffold for them? Make your library a stress-free place for students learning in a second language. Gain a deeper understanding of their complex needs and walk away with 10 practical strategies to aid all of your students. Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Elementary W28. Illustrations in Children’s Literature, What Pictures Can Teach Us about Visual Literacy and Comprehension Laura Beltchenko, Read, Learn Achieve LLC In this literature-rich session, participants will experience the advanced messages that illustrations send in children’s literature. We will explore a few of the overarching structures of children’s picture books and the impact these structures provide for literacy instruction. We will then explore the purposeful, productive, and thoughtful visual point of view that illustrations communicate. The overarching goal of this session is to assist the educator or parent with picture books that provide ALL students with a vehicle to understanding the advanced comprehension implications pictures convey and that words may not reveal to the reader. This session also provides a lens to ELA Common Core Standards: RL/RI 1, RL 3, RL/RI 5 and RL/ RI 7. Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: All W29. We Survived 1:1! The Continued Opportunities & Challenges of 1:1 Eva Thurman-Keup, Librarian, Joliet West High School; Amy Lingafelter, Librarian, Joliet West High School We made the library an integral part of Joliet High School District 204’s implementation of a 1:1 computing environment. Three years in, we will share how creating flexible spaces and at-need online research tools kept our services relevant now that all 6000 of our students have laptops. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: Middle/High School W30. Read Up a SWARM! Allison Bava, Library Media Specialist, Hinsdale South High School; Ashley Rasmussen, Queen Bee SD #16 Looking for ways to get students reading? Come see how we created excitement about reading through competition, while also working towards a school-wide goal. We will share our planning and implementation stages, and how we teamed with teachers to improve student learning and reading skills by encouraging reading for pleasure. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: High School W31. Collaborative iPads: The Library in Your Hands Elizabeth Buenning, Library Media Specialist, Lake Zurich Middle School South; Emily Coklan, Library Media Specialist, Lake Zurich High School; Laura Dooley-Taylor, Library Media Specialist, Lake Zurich Middle School North Secondary librarians collaborated to make the libraries a 24/7 operation with our resources accessible on 1:1 iPads. This shift required collaboration and adaptation of library materials and resources geared for student success in a mobile environment. We will share tools helpful to this process and how we adapted. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: Middle/High School W32. Have You Read...? Reader’s Advisory for Secondary Students Gretchen Zaitzeff, Library Specialist, University High School Learn how to find the right book for the right student, keep up with new releases while remembering what is on your bookshelves and make curriculum connections using YA literature in a fast-paced, fun session targeted at secondary teacher-librarians. Room: Bremen Room Level: Middle/High School W33. What’s New and Notable in Fiction Books for the K-5 Classroom? Kathleen March, Anderson’s Bookshop Join Kathleen March from Anderson’s Bookshop in a review of what’s new and exciting (as well as few old favorites) in fiction books for the grade K-5 reader. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: Elementary W34. Integrating Literacy and the Arts with Innovative Change Linda Lucke, Learning Center Director, Libertyville School District #70, Butterfield Elementary School; Robin O’Connor, Primary Gifted Specialist, Hawthorn School District #73, Aspen Elementary School Using Common Core State Standards within English Language Arts, as well as Library and Fine Arts, the Artist I-Five curriculum drives visual literacy with rigor and fun. Embracing change with an indepth alignment of curriculums provides today’s learner not only increased student engagement, but additional intervention strategies. Lessons are innovative and easily differentiated. Additionally, using Artist I-Five critical thinking questions, students will discover deeper understandings and connections between text and illustrations. Teachers can also modify the depth, complexity, and pacing of the lessons. Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: Elementary ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 15 )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W35. Privacy and Confidentiality: Issues for School Libraries Barbara Fiehn, Associate Professor, Western Kentucky University Brief introduction of the newly revised ALA Privacy Tool Kit focusing on new sections: the impact of emerging technologies on privacy and updates on minors’ privacy. Additional resources will be identified. Room: St. Andrew Level: All W36. Beyond Lexiles Part 2: Bringing Theory Down to Earth Georgeann Burch, K-12 LIS Program Coordinator, Graduate School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois; Elizabeth Bush, Adjunct Lecturer, GSLIS and Reviewer, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Grad School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois Building on “Beyond Lexiles, Part 1,” apply measurements of text complexity to Jason Chin’s versatile title, “Gravity.” Brainstorm how to use a book across reading levels and curricular areas. Room: Turnberry Level: All W37. Put Your Feet Up, It’s Time to Relax Pamela Kramer, Retired Retirees are invited to this session to discuss, well, whatever they want to! Catch up with old friends, learn about new opportunities, and find ways to stay connected to the profession. Room: Muirfield Level: Retirees Friday, Session 4 SPSP W38. Beyond Organizing Books: How to Keep All the Other ‘Stuff ’ in Its Place Lauren Ochs, District Librarian, Warrensburg-Latham CUSD 11 My books are in order on the shelves, but my desk looks like it exploded. What do I do? Learn how to corral the crap--from CPDU forms, to articles you want to save, to overflowing desk supplies, and all kinds 16 of other stuff with both tech-based and low-tech solutions. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W39. Reluctant Learners: Research in One Day and Beyond Bridget Wilmot, Library Information Specialist and Instructional Technology Coordinator, Riverside Brookfield High School; Kirsten Rusinak, Library Information Specialist, Riverside Brookfield High School Our library’s curriculum helps students build a strong foundation to be independent researchers and thinkers. From formal three-week research units to one-day power lessons, we have created a variety of customized activities (both physical and virtual) to reach even the most reluctant researcher through classroom lessons, programming, and website content. Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Middle/High School W40. March BOOK Madness Leah Giarritano, Library Media Specialist, Hinsdale Central High School; Kerrin Riley, Library Media Specialist, Hinsdale Central High School Lead change at your school by implementing an innovative book program, coinciding with the NCAA March Madness Basketball Tournament, which will unite your school community, including those reluctant boys! Eight divisions (genres) with four books in each go head-to-head to determine your school’s favorite! Learn how we garnered overwhelming student participation and excitement. Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: Middle/High School W41. Graphic Novels from the Inside Bill Barnes & Gene Ambaum, The Unshelved Guys Gene and Bill love comics, and in this program they show you some of the reasons why, with moments that demonstrate the unique power of this amazing medium. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: All 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE W42. Latest Info from Springfield Lou Ann Jacobs, Legislative Advocate, ISLMA; Joyce Karon, Member, Illinois P-20 Council Once again, your legislation/school policy tag team presents recent laws, bills, and actions taken by the General Assembly and the Illinois State Board of Education (among others) that will have an effect on local school districts with suggested steps to improve student achievement. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: All W43. Googlists: Researchers in the Digital Age Emily Sergeant, Librarian/LRC Director, East View Elementary, Oswego SD #308 In our digital world, our students turn to Google for everything from quick fact checks to serious research questions. In this session we will explore all that Google has to offer, like ready-made lesson plans, Google Apps, and Advanced Search. We will discuss how to teach your students to properly search, narrow results, collaborate on projects, and evaluate websites. BYOD Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: Elementary/Middle School W44. Using Digital Game-Based Workbooks to Integrate Simulated Problem-Solving Experiences into School Libraries Terrance Newell, Associate Professor University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies This session explores librarian-designed, digital simulations and games that are powerful learning tools for information skills development. We will discuss aspects of digital simulations and games that make them effective sites for learning. We will also overview real-world examples of librarian-designed platforms that assist school librarians in teaching information skills. Room: Bremen Room Level: Elementary/Middle School )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W45. Truth Is Stranger than Fiction K-12 Kathleen March, Anderson’s Bookshop With the greater emphasis on non-fiction as a way to meet Common Core, it is important to keep fiction in front of your readers. Join Kathleen March from Anderson’s Bookshop in a review of new and notable fiction and non-fiction books that can be paired together to help you support well-rounded reading for K-12 students. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: All W46. Analyzing Primary Sources in Elementary Schools Tom Bober, Librarian, RM Captain Elementary, Clayton School District, Clayton, MO Love primary sources, but unsure of how to use them in K-5 instruction? See how an elementary librarian, after attending a workshop at the Library of Congress, collaborated with teachers and utilized tools to incorporate primary sources into library lessons. Attendees will see examples with student work and curriculum connections. Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: Elementary W47. 21st Century Learning Spaces Patti Fleser, Library Media Specialist, Deer Path Middle School; Leanna Fifhause, Library Media Specialist, Deer Path Middle School Do you work in a library? Perhaps it’s the IRC or LMC? You may even call your space a Learning Commons. As Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Is your space designed to help create and support 21st Century Learners? Join two middle school librarians who went through the process of creating a brand new 21st Century Learning space. They’ll share the process, their experiences, and what they’ve learned along the journey. Room: St. Andrew Level: All W48. Information Cycle Senior Seminars: How Databases Defeated Google Jeanne Brucher,Teacher Librarian,Geneseo High School, Geneseo CUSD 228; Deanna Bott, English Teacher, Geneseo High School, Geneseo CUSD 228 This project was started to introduce dual enrollment seniors to college databases but is now for all seniors to refine their research skills and understand how even “factual news stories” change over time. Students use a variety of sources to trace a flashpoint historical event through a full news cycle. Room: Turnberry Level: High School W49. Literacy Collaboration=Building Rock Star Nick Glass, Founder and Executive Director, TeachingBooks.net Join this session to learn specific, easy-tomanage ways to deepen everyone’s connections to books in your building. From promoting the readers’ choice awards to giving teachers interactive text complexity tools, attendees will acquire powerful, new librarian-directed actions that directly enrich the reading activities in your school. Room: Muirfield Room Level: All )ULGD\6HVVLRQ SPSP W50. Poverty in Our Schools: A ‘Make and Take’ Presentation Jane Lenser, District Media Specialist, North Boone CUSD #200 Poverty is a growing problem in many of our communities which negatively affects students. Learn how educators can help those students achieve success. Find out how you can locate local statistics to plug into your own PowerPoint presentation that you can bring back to co-workers in your district. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W51. Researching and Curating with iPads Marc Garneau, Librarian, New Trier High School; Deborah Lazar, Librarian, New Trier High School Go paperless while researching and curating. In this workshop you will learn how to collect articles in PDF format, highlight, annotate and curate research materials from digital and traditional sources, all on your iPad. BYOD Software needed for this session: A PDF annotator (i.e. Notability, UPAD), Chrome for iPad, Google Drive for iPad, a document scanner (i.e. Doc Scan HD or JotNot Scanner) Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Middle/High School W52. Digital Booktalks Sarah Lorraine, Librarian, Nazareth Academy, LaGrange Park This session will discuss the fundamentals of digital booktalking including how to build an effective and compelling digital booktalk, how and why digital booktalks can be utilized by school librarians, and the various free and paid apps and Web 2.0 programs that can be used to create digital booktalks. Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: All W53. We Present...Sample SLO’s Lisa Talbert, LMC Director, Highland Elementary School Is your district discussing student growth as part of your evaluation? An ISLMA committee has written three sample SLOs, one for each level: elementary, middle/ junior, and high school. Learn about our writing process and how to adapt these samples to you and your school. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: All ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 17 )5,'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W54. How a Cohort Can Change Everything Janet Anderson, High School Librarian, Barrington High School; Marsha Voigt, Literacy Expert After many different attempts to reach out to our teachers, integrate information literacy, and market the various services and resources we have, we found our solution through a literacy cohort. Learn how teaming with another expert in a cohort format can change how teachers think and teach. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: High School W55. Blood Pie & Dangerous Girls: Engineering Excellent Author Visits for Your School Julie Jurgens, School Services Coordinator, Arlington Heights Memorial Library An author visit involves so much more than booking a room and ordering some books. Learn about how to carefully select engaging authors, how to reduce or eliminate costs, how to effectively partner with community organizations, and much more. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: All W56. Behind the Scenes at Panthers on the News: Creating Student-Centered News Broadcasts Corrie Ball, LRC Director, Wild Rose Elementary School, St. Charles SD 303 This workshop will demonstrate how our 4th grade news broadcast team creates a popular weekly video that highlights school news and projects. Students are responsible for writing the script, conducting interviews, creating a weekly poll, and filming and editing each episode. Room: Bremen Room Level: Elementary W57. Booktalking Nonfiction Jennifer Bromann-Bender, Librarian, Lincoln-Way West High School The author of Booktalking Nonfiction (Scarecrow Press, 2013), More Booktalking that Works (Neal-Schuman, 2005), and Booktalking that Works (Neal-Schuman, 2001) will share ways to present booktalks for new and old biographies and informational texts along with ideas about how to incorporate nonfiction into your school library program. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: Middle/High School W58. Essential Resources for Every Teacher-Librarian Angela L. Green, District Librarian, Illini Bluffs SD #327, Glasford In this session, participants will learn the essential resources and tools that librarians need to do our job efficiently. These include established, fundamental knowledge area resources that help school librarians continue to learn, adapt, and remain current on topics of interest and professional development. Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: All W59. Worth the Work: A Genrefication Project Christy Semande, District Librarian, Canton USD #66 When we ask students if we can help them find books, we ask what genres they like. Isn’t it easier to lead them to one section and say, “Look at the possibilities” than to pull books from all over? This presentation covers the process and the results of the Canton High School genre project. Room: St. Andrew Level: All W60. The Stages of True Collaboration: Concrete Steps to Engage Classroom Teachers Latrice Ferguson, School Library Media Specialist, University High School; Kate Pole, Social Science Teacher, University High School Making connections with teachers is truly the most difficult part of a school librarian’s job. What are the concrete actions that librarians can take to build truly collaborative partnerships with teachers, partnerships that go beyond booktalking, research projects, and drop in information literacy lessons. During this session, featuring a social science teacher and a school library media specialist, we’ll offer concrete steps that moved us from step 1 to Holy Grail! Additionally we’ll talk about the construction of our favorite collaborative lesson connecting Hip-Hop Music to the Civil Rights Movement. Room: Turnberry Level: All W61. Change Students’ Minds about Reading through the Caudill Program Bonita Slovinski, LRC Director, Lincoln Jr. High School This session will allow for discussions for using the Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award on the 2015 list, how to promote the program, and how the program can reach all students. Room: Muirfield Level: Elementary/Middle School 8QLYHUVLW\5HFHSWLRQV 30 North Pavilion Rooms Dominican University Illinois State University University of Illinois 18 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE #WeNeedDiverseBooks From the creators of the NYT Best Seller Rosie Revere, Engineer & Iggy Peck, Architect A tale of passion (and fashion) and adventure . . . “There are no stereotypes in this charming book, only the diversity of human experience in its real dimensions." —Brain Pickings Happy Birthday Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty illustrated by David Roberts Abrams Books for Young Readers ISBN-13: 978-1419712197 Ages 3 and up Rosie Revere NYT Best Seller for 25+ weeks! iTunes Top 10 Red Book Top 15 Andrea Beaty 2014 Prairie State Award Winner AndreaBeaty.com Teacher guides School & Skype Visits Pre-k to 5th ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 19 +27(/0$3 20 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE Bring the library to his living room. AFFORDABLE INTERNET With Internet at home, kids won’t need to walk or ride their bike just to do their homework online. Your kids deserve the chance to do their homework on a computer at home. $ With Internet EssentialsSM from Comcast, your family can: $" $# $ $ $ $ You may qualify for Internet Essentials if your child is eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program. 9 95 a month + tax A LOW-COST COMPUTER 149 $ 99 + tax Available at initial enrollment ) ) ) No price increases No activation fees No equipment rental fees FREE INTERNET TRAINING Online, in person and in print To learn more or apply, visit: InternetEssentials.com Or call: 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) Restrictions apply. Not available in all areas. Limited to XFINITY® Internet Economy Plus service for new residential customers meeting certain eligibility criteria. Advertised price applies to a single outlet. Actual speeds vary and are not guaranteed. After initial participation, if a customer is determined to be no longer eligible for the program but continues to receive Comcast service, regular rates will apply. Subject to Internet Essentials program terms and conditions. Internet Essentials is a program to provide home Internet service for families. It is not a school program, and is not endorsed or required by your school. Your school is not responsible for Internet Essentials accounts. Call 1-855-846-8376 for restrictions and complete details. © 2014 Comcast. All rights reserved. 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,216 Saturday, Session 6 DPDP W62. 10 Digital Tools Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian Educational Consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium There are so many digital tools that we can use in our libraries and classrooms. Everyday we find more and more, leaving it somewhat overwhelming at times. Shannon will show ten awesome digital tools.... well maybe a couple more.... and how she has integrated them into successful, creative, and collaborative projects within her library and school. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W63. The Social Library Alison Personette, Library Media Specialist, Sandwich High School, Sandwich CUSD 430, Sandwich How can libraries re-think traditional clubs and offer a social space for students to share their interests? This session includes ideas for starting a Media Club, re-inventing “book club,” and using social media to brand your library, connecting the library to students and students to each other. Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Middle/High School W64. Monarch Madness! Deidre Winterhalter, Youth Services Librarian, Hinsdale Public Library The school year is already underway, but there is plenty of time to step up your school-wide Monarch program! Travel beyond the booktalk and learn more about interactive activities and related resources aligned with standards. Bonus: learn about the Monarch Award process and how you can contribute! Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: Elementary 22 W65. Hosting an All School Reada-thon Fundraiser Christine Pulgar, Media Specialist, Glen Oaks School - North Palos District 117; Andrea Hogan, Reading Specialist, Glen Oaks School - North Palos District 117 Learn how to plan, organize and orchestrate a school wide Read-a-thon fundraiser. We’ll show you how and give examples of activities that our teachers have used! Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: Elementary W66. Writing Books for Children and Young Adults Jennifer Bromann-Bender, Kym Brunner, Lori Degman, Esther Hersenhorn, Gina Linko, Kevin Luthardt, and Jenny Ward Do you have an idea, notes, or even an entire manuscript or article written? What do you do next? Do you just want to hear the fascinating stories about how each author got his or her start? Join writers of fiction, nonfiction, and professional articles and books to find out how to get your writing published. Authors will share how they got their many books into the hands of children, teenagers, and adults. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: All W67. Hard CORE Organizers for the COMMON Educator Mary Jo Matousek, Media Center Director, Meridian Middle School, Apatakisic Tripp SD #102, Buffalo Grove; Katie Hauser, Librarian, Elgin High School; Marcia Brandt, Director of K-4 Library Media Services, Herscher CUSD # 2 We will share the Common Core Resources that we have curated as part of the ILEAD U 14 Grant Program, to support teachers across grade levels who are implementing the Common Core Standards. We will show you how to replicate and add on to this resource, at your school. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: All 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE W68. Got Smart Cookies? Let Their Imaginations Loose with the Gingerbread Man Laura Murray, Author Mike Lowery, Illustrator Join 2014 Monarch Award winning author, Laura Murray, and illustrator, Mike Lowery, as they share the “making and baking” process of creating a children’s book, as well as ideas to help cultivate connection, creativity, and imagination in your smart cookies through story and illustration. Attendees can look forward to handouts on resources for nurturing young writers and artists, activities and printables in the librarian-created and core-aligned teacher’s guides, and fun book and Gingerbread Man-related giveaways! Room: Bremen Room Level: Elementary W69. Hall of Ideas Come see what your colleagues have to offer! One of the best things about our profession is our willingness to share our ideas, best practices, and the things we create in order to help our friends, colleagues, students, and staffs. The Hall of Ideas is a browsing space where attendees can be inspired to try new things, to improve current practices, or find solutions to common problems. Room: Samuel Tinley Room Level: All W70. Level Up in the Library Erin Preder, LMC Director, John R. Tibbott Elementary School During this session you will learn how being a connected educator took my library to a whole new level. I will share how Pinterest, Twitter, and my PLN made an epic difference in my library. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: Elementary 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W71. Reading and Writing with Great Poetic Voices Bill Buczinsky, School Poetry Presentations, A Child’s Voice; Shelley Riskin, Library Media Director, Pleasant Ridge School, District 34, Glenview Let the masters of poetry past help students enthusiastically meet 21st century English/Language Arts Common Core Standards. Poet performer Bill Buczinsky shows educators how to harness the playfulness of poetry to create powerful student readers and writers through great poets: Emily Dickinson, Shakespeare, Langston Hughes, and more. Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: All W72. Becoming a Key Player in Common Core: Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion Gail Janz, LBSS Foundation Chair; Kay Maynard, LBSS Board; Joyce Reid, LBSS Board Winners of the Read for Information Grants will share their project experiences including grant writing tips, how they collaborated with their peers, and the impact to their library programs. Room: St. Andrew Level: All W73. Diving into the Deep/Invisible Web Susan Peterson, Librarian, New Trier High School Library; Matthew Stuczynski, Librarian, New Trier High School Library We will discuss the idea of the “Invisible Web” and how it relates to mainstream web searches. In addition, this workshop will introduce some ways to search the “Invisible Web” using some little known search engines in order to break out beyond the Google mainstream. Room: Turnberry Level: All W74. Embracing Shades of Gray My Sibert Year Toby Rajput, Assistant Professor and Children’s Literature Librarian, National Louis University Library Librarians are familiar with The Robert F. Sibert Award for distinguished informational books for children, especially in the age of Common Core. But the experience of actually being a member of an ALSC Book Award committee was full of surprises, including new learning about the nature of nonfiction and the need to embrace shades of gray. Join Toby Rajput, Children’s & Youth Literature Librarian for National Louis University, as she shares her Sibert year. Room: Muirfield Level: Elementary/Middle School Saturday, Session 7 DPDP W75. How to Be a Connected School Leader Shannon McClintock Miller,Teacher Librarian Educational Consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media, and Executive Director of Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium In this presentation you will learn how online and social media can help school and district leaders connect with colleagues, share ideas, and enhance personal and professional growth. Shannon will show you how to build your personal learning network (PLN); resources that exist to keep K-12 school leaders connected online; and tips for using social media to enhance professional learning...without being overwhelmed. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W76. The Inquiry Process and Sparking Curiosity with Artifacts Leslie Hesterman, Library Resource Center Director, Hillcrest Elementary, Downers Grove SD #58, Downers Grove Teacher-librarians will understand how hands-on learning with artifacts can facilitate the inquiry process for learners. How can we spark our students’ excitement about a new topic of study? How can we get them to begin thinking deeply and critically about what they are learning? During this session, we will review the inquiry process of learning--specifically the Stripling Model. This inquiry model can be useful for research projects, Genius Hour, or a variety of learning experiences. We will also discuss how introducing artifacts into the inquiry process can engage learners initially and get them wondering. We will discover resources from the Field Museum’s Harris Learning Collection, the National Park Service, the Illinois DNR and more. We will experience actual artifacts, and brainstorm how we could use this process in our own libraries. Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Elementary W77. The Wonder of Bringing Literature and Digital Technology Together Cynthia Garbutt, Author Combining literature, WeJIT technology and a Common Core Curriculum Book Trailer Guide, this session will focus on the magic of reading action adventure fantasy embedded with interactive web-based discussion links, engaging the middle grade reader in authorial decision making, and encouraging imagination through creativity. Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: Middle School W78. Writing Books for Children and Young Adults Jennifer Bromann-Bender, Cindy Garbutt, Cole Gibsen, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Kate Hannigan, Alice McGinty, L.S. Murphy, Jennifer Ward, and Sallie Wolf Do you have an idea, notes, or even an entire manuscript or article written? What do you do next? Do you just want to hear the fascinating stories about how each author got her start? Join writers of fiction, nonfiction, and professional articles and books to find out how to get your writing published. Authors will share how they got their many books into the hands of children, teenagers, and adults. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: All ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 23 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W79. A Course, an Endorsement, or a Degree: The GSLIS LEEP (Online Education) Program and You Kate McDowell, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Library & Information Science; Georgeann Burch, K-12 Program Coordinator, Graduate School of Library & Information Science School librarians are lifelong learners. Learn how the Univeristy of Illinois Graduate School of LIS can satisfy your hunger for further knowledge, skills, endorsements and licensure through the GSLIS LEEP (online) education program. Choose from over 30 online GSLIS courses per semester as a community credit, endorsement, MS or CAS student. You’ll learn about program learning objectives, the range of GSLIS courses and degree options, and resources for course information and enrollment. Discover the “look and feel” of synchronous online courses and the virtual classroom. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: All W80. Building Community: Incorporating Social Emotional Learning in the Library Sia Paganis, Teacher-Librarian, Spring Wood Middle, KESD 20, Hanover Park Social Emotional Learning is an Illinois State Learning Goal. Come to this session to find out what SEL is, and how you can build SEL skills with staff and students through everyday practice in the library. We will be reviewing the SEL competencies and also discussing specific examples of implementation in the library. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: All 24 W81. Designing Interactive Learning Spaces on Limited Budgets Brian Pichman, Evolve Project In this session we will discuss the importance of redesigning library spaces to make them more interactive and collaborative. The Evolve Project is a collaborative platform that aims to change the way people see libraries through the injection of technology that fosters collaboration and exploration. See what other libraries have done to build maker spaces, fab labs, and other creative concepts that you can start today! Room: Bremen Room Level: All W82. Xtreme Tactics from an Xtreme Librarian John Schumacher, Teacher-Librarian, Brook Forest Elementary School, Oak Brook Library Journal named John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu) “The Xtreme Librarian” for the extreme tactics he uses to make the school library the heart of the school. This session will provide a glimpse into Mr. Schu’s elementary school library program. Participants will learn about practical and innovative ways to get their students excited about reading, booktalking, connecting with authors, and technology. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: All W83. Layering Apps as We Layer on Common Core Colleen Herman, Librarian, Chicago Public Schools You might be in the position that you have a class set of iPads in your library or maybe you want to learn more about iPads because the teachers in your building are using them more and more. As we all work to have our lessons align with Common Core Standards and lessons taking place in the classroom, what do we need to know about layering apps? Come to this session to find out how CPS librarians are using multiple apps at one time to strengthen their collaboration with teachers, engage their students, and take full advantage of “multi-tasking” with an iPad. This session is one you won’t want to miss! Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: All 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE W84. But I Hate to Read Terri Grief, AASL President Elect All librarians have the “But I hate to read” kids. Come to this session to get ideas to entice even those students to read. Specific titles will be shared and strategies will be discussed. Room: St. Andrew Level: All W85. Stage Fright No More: Tips and Tricks for Engaging ReadAlouds and Sensational Storytelling Amy Atkinson, Librarian, University Laboratory High School, U of I Urbana/ Champaign Paralyzed by the thought of performing? Simply want to up your read-aloud game? Or help a hesitant classroom teacher bolster his storytelling skills? Learn empowering theater tricks to both enhance self-confidence and make read-alouds engaging and effective for students of all ages, particularly teens and tweens. Room: Turnberry Level: Middle/High School W86. Google Sites for Librarians Kristy Rieger, Library/Technology Coordinator, Marquette School of Excellence Need a winning idea for teen programming, or a lesson in digital citizenship? Google Sites is an easy tool to create content or enhance your own web skills! Come build a practice site, and see how students and patrons can collaborate on it with Google Apps. (Laptops encouraged for participation.) BYOD; Gmail account required Room: Muirfield Room Level: Middle/High School $XWKRU6KRZFDVH $030 6RXWK3DYLOLRQ %RRNWDON2SHQ0LF 30 Sam Tinley Room 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,216 Saturday, Session 8 SPSP W87. eRead Illinois: Get the Scoop on Scoping and Much, Much More Veronda Pitchford, Director, Membership Development and Resource Sharing/eRead Illinois Project Director, RAILS; Natalie DeJonghe, eRead Illinois E-book Trainer/ Coordinator, RAILS Thanks to feedback from school libraries, B&T and eRead Illinois are developing critical scoping ability for schools. Learn about how participating schools will be the first to have access to this exciting new feature. Join us to learn the what, when, and why of the eRead Illinois program. Room: North Pavilion 1 Level: All W88. Behind the Scenes of the Bluestem List Tamra Ashby, LRC Director, Alice Gustafson Elementary, Batavia; Katy Paterson, Librarian, Rockford Public Schools; Carrie Light, Library Information Specialist, South Park Elementary, Deerfield District #109 Do you want to know more about how the Bluestem Award process works from first nomination to finalist on the List of 20? Would you like to get involved as a committee member? Join three current members of the Bluestem Committee for a discussion of the inside story of the award. We will also take you on a tour of the Bluestem website that’s loaded with resources and additional information. Room: North Pavilion 2 Level: Elementary W89. Teaching Our Teachers: Librarians as Staff Developers Anita Beaman, Director, Post Baccalaureate Certificate Program for School Librarianship, Illinois State University Teachers need to be up to date on new trends in technology, but who is teaching them? The school librarian is the perfect person to take on this role! Get tips for keeping yourself up to date and creating opportunities to teach your teachers! Room: North Pavilion 3 Level: All W90. Reading with the Abes Amy Bland, Prairie Ridge High School, Crystal Lake; Lisa Dettling, Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire; Kat Femal, Woodstock High School, Woodstock; Jennette Gonzalez, Ridgewood High School, Norridge; Jennifer Keith, Lincoln Community High School, Lincoln; Christie Sylvester, Prospect High School, Mt. Prospect The ALHSBA committee will be presenting the books selected for the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award for the 2014-2015 school year. Also, we would love to have our group of readers continue to be diverse from all areas of the state, so please come and see how you, a member of your school or a student can sign up to be a reader, on the nominating committee or even a member of the steering committee in the future. We will show you how to apply, how to register your school to participate in the program to select the winner for 2015, and how you can promote the awesome “Abe” books for this year and next at your school. Join us for an up-close and personal look at the Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Program. Room: North Pavilion 4 Level: High School W91. Living on the Edge: Flipping Your Library to a Research Center Ryan Lambert, District Media Specialist, Farmington Central School District 265 This program will offer a re-evaluation of your district’s libraries by converting them into a warm, comfortable, student driven, and student focused research center. Our school district is in our 2nd year of changes, and our student and staff traffic flow is off the charts. Room: North Pavilion 5 Level: All W92. Transform Your Library Instruction with Apps Alicia Wiechert, Library Media Specialist, Romona School, D39, Wilmette; Corrie Ball, Library Resource Center Director, Wild Rose Elementary, D303, St. Charles Want to use iPads in your library, but not sure where to start? Come and learn how you can transform your library instruction with 10 of our favorite apps. This session will describe projects that use apps such as Pic Collage, QR readers, Explain Everything, iMovie and more. Room: North Pavilion 6 Level: Elementary W93. Connecting through Tumblr Anna Kim, Media Specialist, Chappell Elementary School, Chicago Public Schools Is it difficult to keep up with Twitter conversations? Are you having trouble finding time to maintain your blog? Maybe Tumblr is the best fit for you. Come to this session and learn how to set up and run your Tumblr as a way to connect with students or to connect with other professionals. BYOD Room: Bremen Room Level: Middle/High School W94. AASL’s Best Websites and Apps for Teaching and Learning John Schumacher, Teacher-Librarian, Brook Forest Elementary School, Oak Brook AASL’s Best Websites and Apps for Teaching and Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. Come learn about the 2013 and 2014 lists from a current committee member. You will receive ideas for implementing these free and user-friendly sites into your library and classroom. Room: South Pavilion 5 Level: All ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 25 6$785'$<&21&855(176(66,216 W95. Community Engagement with Little Free Libraries Lauren Collen, School Librarian, Machesney Elementary, Harlem CUSD 122, Machesney Park Take the idea of Little Free Libraries to a whole new level! Learn how you can be the catalyst for positive change by reaching out to businesses, the public library, community groups, and beyond to establish a network of Little Free Libraries in your community. Room: South Pavilion 6 Level: All W96. Becoming a Key Player in Common Core: Read for Information/LBSS Grant Winners Panel Discussion Gail Janz, LBSS Foundation Chair; Kay Maynard, LBSS Board Member; Joyce Reid, LBSS Board Member Winners of the Read for Information Grants will share their project experiences including grant writing tips, how they collaborated with their peers, and the impact to their library programs. Room: St. Andrew Level: All W97. Measuring Student Growth Dr. Diana Zaleski, Illinois State Board of Education This presentation will discuss the implications of the Performance Evaluation Reform Act and demonstrate how to incorporate the measurement of students’ growth into an effective local assessment system that supports the success of educators and their students. Room: Turnberry Level: All W98. QR Codes: Connecting Students to Digital Resources Sharon Peterson, LMC Director, Oak View School, Valley View S. D. 365 QR codes are the easy way to connect students to your established digital resources or your created digital resources. Scavenger hunts, author videos or websites, voting, surveys, how-to-do-it instructions (video or audio), if it’s in the cyber world QR codes can easily connect students to them. BYOD Room: Muirfield Level: All Joanne Zienty, Alice McGinty, Marianne Malone, Sherri Rinker, Lori Degman, Patricia Murphy, Terri Murphy, Sallie Wolf, Janet Nolan, Liesl Shurtliff, Eileen Meyer, Gina Linko, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Cherie Colyer, Judy Fradin, Kym Brunner, Kate Hannigan, Cole Gibsen, Kevin Luthardt, Kate Kapolnek, Esther Hershenhorn, L.S. Murphy, Michele Weber Hurwitz, Anastasia Ely, Crystal Chan, Philip Siegel, Cynthia Garbutt, Bill Buczinsky, Laura Murray, Mike Lowery, Jennifer Ward An Illinois library conference like no other 2015 Joint Conference for Illinois Academic, Public, School and Special Libraries -- October 21-24, 2015 in Peoria October 21 – 24, 2015 Peoria Civic Center 26 $XWKRU6KRZFDVH Participants 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE 7RVKRZRXUWKDQNVGHVVHUWLVRQXV eRead Illinois and Baker & Taylor would like to thank the Illinois school library community for their role in the development of the scoping feature for the Axis 360 e-book collection. Through our combined efforts, libraries now have the flexibility to scope the collection to meet the unique needs of their users. Baker & Taylor is pleased to sponsor dessert during the ISLMA business luncheon. Visit Baker & Taylor at booth #506 and RAILS at booth #505 in the ISLMA exhibit hall. For more information about eRead Illinois, please visit www.ereadillinois.com. &ƵŶĚŝŶŐĨŽƌĞZĞĂĚ/ůůŝŶŽŝƐǁĂƐƉƌŽǀŝĚĞĚďǇƚŚĞ^ĞĐƌĞƚĂƌǇŽĨ^ƚĂƚĞƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞ/ůůŝŶŽŝƐ^ƚĂƚĞ>ŝďƌĂƌǇ͘ ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 27 )($785('63($.(56 )ULGD\0RUQLQJ.H\QRWH Richard Byrne, Free Technology for Teachers Blog “Leading Students in a Hyperconnected World” Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers. Richard also maintains iPadApps4School.com and PracticalEdTech.com. He has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Eurpoe, Australia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Richard’s work is focused on sharing free web-based resources that educators can use to enhance their students’ learning experiences. )ULGD\(YHQLQJ$ZDUGV Banquet Gene Ambaum & Bill Barnes, The Unshelved Guys “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library” Librarian Gene Ambaum and cartoonist Bill Barnes are the authors of the library comic strip Unshelved. They began pub- lishing the comic on February 16, 2002 and now have ten published collections. In their keynote, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library,” Gene and Bill deliver the laughs as they take you on a tour of the world’s only library comic strip. The staff and patrons of the Mallville Public Library are instantly recognizable and give us a unique opportunity to gently laugh at ourselves and the people we work with on both sides of the desk. the Illinois students chose it to receive the Monarch Award this year! Mike Lowery is an artist living in Atlanta, Georgia, with a beautiful German lady named Katrin and his incredibly genius daughter, Allister. Mike’s work has been seen on everything from greeting cards to children’s books to gallery walls all over the world, and he is a Professor of Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta. 6DWXUGD\$XWKRU$ZDUGV Luncheon 6DWXUGD\$IWHUQRRQ Keynote Laura Murray, 2014 Monarch Author Winner Mike Lowery, 2014 Monarch Illustrator Winner Laura Murray is a children’s author, former teacher, and mom of three mischief makers. Her first book, The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School, was inspired by her students’ favorite unit - the School Gingerbread Man Hunt. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection, received a starred ALA Booklist review, and has been nominated for 10 state children’s choice awards. She is “over the moon” that Shannon McClintock Miller, Van Meter School “Be the Change You Want to See” Author of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice Blog, Shannon is the K-12 Teacher Librarian at Van Meter School in Iowa and Educational Consultant for Mackin Educational Resources. Shannon encourages her students to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others within their school and around the world. WƌŽǀŝĚŝŶŐ^ŽůƵƚŝŽŶƐĨŽƌϮϭƐƚ ĞŶƚƵƌǇ>ŝďƌĂƌŝĞƐ sŝƐŝƚƵƐĂƚďŽŽƚŚϰϬϴ hƉĚĂƚĞĚtĞďƐŝƚĞ͗&ĂƐƚĞƌʹ ĂƐŝĞƌƚŽƵƐĞʹ DŽƌĞŝŶĨŽƌŵĂƚŝŽŶ Hot New Titles Perma-Digital eBooks & databases Award Winning Non-Fiction Spanish &Bilingual Playaway Bookpacks GoReaders & more Largest Pre-Bound Books Collection Perma-Bound Rebinding Services Leveled Classroom Libraries KƵƌhŶĐŽŶĚŝƚŝŽŶĂů'ƵĂƌĂŶƚĞĞʹ /ĨǇŽƵ͛ƌĞĞǀĞƌĚŝƐƐĂƚŝƐĨŝĞĚǁŝƚŚĂďŽŽŬŝŶŽƵƌWĞƌŵĂͲŽƵŶĚďŝŶĚŝŶŐǁĞ͛ůůƌĞƉůĂĐĞŝƚ 28 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE Exhibit South 413 500 213 300 312 401 412 501 112 202 212 301 311 402 411 502 111 211 302 310 403 410 503 110 206 305 309 404 409 504 109 203 205 306 308 405 408 505 307 406 407 506 114 200 214 102 113 201 103 104 106 105 106 The Playground 400 101 South North 100 The Playground East 107 108 204 West ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 29 (;+,%,7256 BOOTH 101 BOOTH 309 BOOTH 110 BOOTH 106, 107 BOOTH 306 BOOTH 200 BOOTH 506 BOOTH 310, 311 BOOTH 203 BOOTH 307 BOOTH 112, 113 BOOTH 300 BOOTH 211, 212 BOOTH 410 30 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE Alexandria 1831 Fort Union Boulevard Salt Lake City, UT 84121 (800) 347-6439 Kevin Dibb www.goalexandria.com Anderson’s Bookshop 520 N Exchange Court Aurora, IL 60504 (630) 820-0044 Pete Anderson www.andersonsbookshop.com Baker and Taylor 2550 W. Tyvola Road, Suite 300 Charlotte, NC 28217 (704) 998-3231 Lois Hanley, Pat Moore www.baker-taylor.com Book Systems, Inc. 4901 University Square, Suite 3 Huntsville, AL 35816 (800) 219-6571 Bart Eby www.booksys.com Books A’Plenty Roxanne Forgrave 2208 West Garden Drive Kankakee, IL 60901 (815) 939-5205 Roxanne Forgrave Books Galore, Inc. 6040 Mack Road Howell, MI 48855 (517) 548-4552 Lori Puvalowski www.booksgaloreinc.com Bound to Stay Bound Books 1880 West Morton Jacksonville, IL 62650 (800) 637-6586 Berry Bell www.btsb.com Britannica Digital Learning 331 N LaSalle Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 347-7051 Wendy Pickering info.eb.com Camcor, Inc. 872 S Milwaukee Avenue Libertyville, IL 60048 (847) 643-6939 Dan Merryman www.camcor.com Capstone 3725 N Kenneth Chicago, IL 60641 (773) 202-0955 Kori Kubitz www.capstonepub.com Chicago Kids Media 1320 Tower Road Schaumburg, IL 60173 (312) 231-9057 Ann Knipp www.chicagokidsmedia.com Childrens Plus, Inc. 1387 Dutch American Way Beecher, IL 60401 (708) 946-4100 Rick Ziebert Comcast 1500 McConnor Parkway Suite 200 Schaumburg, IL 60173 (847) 789-1442 Debra Marton [email protected] Discover Your Dragon 4550 N. Kasson Chicago, IL 60630 (773) 744-9567 Donald Kiolbassa BOOTH 407 Dominican GSLIS 7900 W. Division Street River Forest, IL 60305 (708) 524-6054 Don Hamerly gslis.dom.edu BOOTH 503 EBSCO Information Services 10 Estes Street Ipswich, MA 61938 (800) 653-2726 Bill Shufreider www.EBSCO.com BOOTH 100 FactCite Lincoln Library Online 812 Huron Road, Suite 401 Cleveland, OH 44115 (800) 516-2656 Susan Gall www.thelincolnlibrary.com BOOTH 204 Facts4Me 720 Vandustrial Drive Westmont, IL 60559 (800) 515-0087 Sandra Morgan www.facts4me.com (;+,%,7256 BOOTH 500, 501 Follett 1340 Ridgeview Drive McHenry, IL 60050 (888) 511-5114 Donna Williams, Greg Broman, Sean Dunne, Wayne Schumann, Linda Dikun www.follett.com BOOTH 406 Gale Cengage Learning 27500 Drake Rd Farmington Hills, MI 48331 (800) 877-4253 Kira Prince www.gale.com BOOTH 111 Gumdrop Books P.O. Box 505 Bethany, MO 64424 (800) 821-7199 Tim Monak www.gumdropbooks.com BOOTH 301, 302 H J Educational Resources 25824 Ross Street Plainfield, IL 60585 (815) 609-1270 Heather Vulpone BOOTH 504 Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources One Natural Resource Way Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 785-0973 Valerie Keener www.dnr.illinois.gov BOOTH 104 Illinois Heartland Library System 6725 Goshen Road Edwardsville, IL 62025 (618) 656-3216 Ellen Popit www.illinoisheartland.org BOOTH 305 BOOTH 502 BOOTH 109 BOOTH 403 BOOTH 213, 214 BOOTH 413 ISLMA PLAYGROUND BOOTH 411 Illinois Press Foundation 900 Community Drive Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 241-1300 Barry J. Locher www.illinoispress.com iRead / ILA 33 W. Grand Avenue, Suite 401 Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 644-1896 Cynthia Robinson www.ireadprogram.org ISLMA P.O. Box 1326 Galesburg, IL 61402 (309) 341-1099 Mary Jo Matousek islma.org ISLMA Coordinator: Mary Morgan Ryan [email protected] Brown Dog Gadgets 3540 North 126th Street, Unit F Brookfield, WI 53005 (262) 290-6630 www.browndoggadgets.com Joshua Zimmerman BOOTH 400, 401 LBSS Endowment Fund PO Box 1326 Galesburg, IL 61402 (815) 488-7680 Gail Janz, Jean Baile www.lbssfund.org BOOTH 108 Mackin Educational Resources 3505 County Road 42 W Burnsville, MN 55306 (952) 895-9540 Steve Jarrell www.mackin.com Media Technologies 892 Industrial Park Drive Shelby, MI 49455 (231) 286-4704 Donna Gunther www.mediatechnologies.com Norwood House Press PO Box 316598 Chicago, IL 60631 (866) 565-2900 Don Hull, Lisa Walsh, Patti Hall www.norwoodhousepress.com Olivet Nazarene University One University Avenue Bourbonnais, IL 60914 (877) 9-OLIVET Cheryl Westberg graduate.olivet.edu OverDrive One OverDrive Way Cleveland, OH 44125 (216) 573-6886 Brian Potash company.overdrive.com BOOTH 408, 409 Perma-Bound Books 617 East Vandalia Road Jacksonville, IL 62650 (800) 637-6581 John Simpson, Dan Willis, Vickie Green, Ione Graves perma-bound.com BOOTH 505 RAILS - Reaching Across Illinois Library System 125 Tower Drive Burr Ridge, IL 60527 (630) 734-5000 Renee Anderson www.railslibraries.info ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 31 (;+,%,7256 BOOTH 205, 206 BOOTH 202 BOOTH 201 BOOTH 312 Rainbow Book Company 500 East Illinois Route 22 Lake Zurich, IL 60047 (847) 726-9930 Mickey Simmons www.rainbowbookcompany.com Renaissance Learning 2911 Peach Street Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494 (715) 424-3636 Fatima Peters, Mike Fahrenbacher www.renaissance.com BOOTH 308 Rosen Publishing 3725 N Kenneth Chicago, IL 60641 (773) 202-0955 Kori Kubitz www.capstonepub.com BOOTH 102 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators-Illinois 1220 Forest Avenue Oak Park, IL 60302 (708) 431-3066 Lisa Bierman, Alice McGinty www.scbwi.org BOOTH 405 Scholastic Book Fairs 301 South Gary Avenue Roselle, IL 60172 (800) 543-0112 MaryBeth Boblak, Deborah Banting www.scholasticbookfairs.com BOOTH 404 Scholastic Library Publishing 2315 Dean Street St. Charles, IL 60175 (800) 387-1437 Nick Stiglich, Janeen McKenzie scholastic.comlibrarypublishing 32 Stop Falling Productions 237 E Fifth Street Eureka, MO 63025 (636) 257-1335 Sarah Hedrick www.stopfalling.com Steelcase Education Solutions (773) 495-2114 Douglas Liszka steelcase.com BOOTH 105 Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University 1800 College Avenue Quincy, IL 62301 (217) 228-5429 Byron Holdiman www.qutps.org BOOTH 114 TeachingBooks.net 50 E Gilman Street Madison, IL 53703 (608) 257-2919 Nick Glass,Ray Roushar www.teachingbooks.net BOOTH 402 University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science 501 E Daniel Champaign, IL 61820 (217) 244-3274 Georgeann Burch www.lis.illinois.edu BOOTH 412 World Book, Inc. 233 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2000 Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 316-1732 Keith Morgan - Metro Chicago Area; Angela Stuhlmacher - North/Western Illinois; Courtney Gebhardt - Southern Illinois www.worldbook.com 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE BOOTH 103 LibrarySkills, Inc. P.O. Box 469 West End, NC 27376 (800) 482-9161 Lin Cox, Phil Cox www.libraryskills.com ,6/0$/($'(56 %RDUG0HPEHUV ,6/0$3DVW3UHVLGHQWV ,6/0$3ROHVWDU5HFLSLHQWV Stephanie Stieglitz – President Deb Turner – Past President Angie Green – President Elect Christy Semande – Secretary Lauren Ochs – Treasurer Jacob Roskovensky, Board Member (2013-2015) Daniel Russo, Board Member (2013-2015) Latrice Ferguson, Board Member (2014-2016) Andrea Perrin, Board Member (2014-2016) Becky Robinson – Executive Secretary Caroline Campbell – Financial Secretary Kay Maynard, 1988-1989 Nancy Bloomstrand, 1989-1990 Pamela Kramer, 1990-1991 Caroline Campbell, 1991-1992 Kathleen Shannon, 1992-1993 Johanne Grewell, 1993-1994 Sondra Miller, 1994-1995 Carol J. Fox, 1995-1996 Jane Yoder, 1996-1997 Joan Herron, 1997-1998 Donna Lutkehaus, 1998-1999 Kenneth Hawley, 1999-2000 Barbara Lund, 2000-2001 Pam Storm, 2001-2002 Katherine Oberhardt, 2002-2003 Leslie Forsman, 2003-2004 Lou Ann Jacobs, 2004-2005 Leslie Forsman, 2005-2006 Becky Robinson, 2006-2007 Jane Sharka, 2007-2008 Randee Hudson, 2008-2009 Gail Janz, 2009-2010 Jeremy Dunn, 2010-2011 Sarah Hill, 2011-2012 Chris Graves, 2012–2013 Deb Turner, 2013-2014 Kay Maynard Joyce E. Karon Carol J. Fox Pamela Kramer Jim Skrine Caroline Campbell Mary Ellyn Gibbs Carol Morrison Sondra Miller Johanne Grewell Esther Baker Lois Schultz Lou Ann Jacobs Jacqueline Plourde Barbara Lund Kathleen Shannon Shelley Riskin Dr. Gail Bush Sharon Ball Becky Robinson Pam Storm Anita Beaman Leslie Forsman ILLINOIS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE 33 $&.12:/('*0(176/,&(16(5(1(:$/ $&.12:/('*0(176 “To promote lifelong learning by the students of Illinois, ISLMA will provide leadership and support for the development, promotion, and improvement of the school library media profession and programs in Illinois.” ISLMA Mission The Leading Change conference exemplifies the mission of ISLMA and it will provide benefits to students throughout Illinois. ISLMA gratefully acknowledges the contributions of the following organizations who made the conference possible: Baker & Taylor and eRead Illinois for sponsoring Friday’s Luncheon desserts Camcor for providing multimedia projectors and AV equipment Capstone for sponsoring the Award Banquet Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau for supporting the production of promotional materials Comcast for sponsoring Richard Byrne’s keynote presentation Follett School Solutions for sponsoring the President’s Reception ISLMA/LBSS Endowment Fund for sponsoring the Author Luncheon This year’s Playground was supported by Fountaindale Public Library, Urban Free Library, and RAILS. Steelcase provided furniture for the Playground. ISLMA also thanks the exhibitors, presenters, and volunteers for their unique contributions and recognizes the following groups for exceptional support: Anderson’s Bookshop ISLMA Readers’ Choice Award Committees Premier Print Group Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Committee Tinley Park Convention Center Professional Development Credit for Educator License Renewal ISLMA is an approved provider for continuing Professional Development. The number of credits (per clock hour) available for each portion of the conference is listed. Use the QR code to the right or navigate to: http://goo.gl/nRLSTJ (case sensitive). Be sure to complete an Online Conference Evaluation for each session that you attend. Professional Development Credit for Educator License Renewal forms will be sent by email for each session you attend. Retain your Registration/Confirmation of Attendance forms and Conference Program Book as documentation of your attendance and participation. Thursday, November 6 Professional Development Seminars Seminars # 1-13 3 each Friday, November 7 Morning/Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (Six 1-hour sessions, includes Keynote) 6 Saturday, November 8 Morning/Afternoon Concurrent Sessions (Four 1-hour sessions, includes Keynote) 4 34 Join the Twitter conversation at #islma 2014 ISLMA FALL CONFERENCE Digital Resources on the Go! Capstone Interactive eBooks iPad app PebbleGo for the iPad! for offline reading! Í Designed and leveled for the specific needs of K–3 researchers Í More than 3,000 titles Í Four databases: Animals, Earth & Space, Biographies and Social Studies Í ALL with audio recorded by professional voice over artists—no other publisher has more! Í 24/7 access from school or home Í Easy access policy—unlimited use by every student in your school, 24/7 from school or home Í iPad compatible! Í Offline reading app now available! 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