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Tuesday, October 2
 

4:30pm

New Board Member Orientation (CLOSED)
New to the NCSLMA Board, join our incoming President-Elect, Laura Long, for an introduction to what we do!

Presenters
avatar for Laura Long

Laura Long

President Elect, NCSLMA
Laura Long is the school library media specialist at Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, NC, a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Masters of Library Science from East Carolina... Read More →
avatar for Kevin M. Washburn

Kevin M. Washburn

Education Section Chair, NCSLMA
Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator at Alexander Graham Middle School (Charlotte NC). I am also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina with the MLIS program. My teaching areas include Children's Literature and Collection Development. My research... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Marriott Room 311

6:00pm

 
Wednesday, October 3
 

7:45am

Registration for Preconferences
Presenters
avatar for Jen Abel

Jen Abel

Media Coordinator, North Henderson High School
avatar for Cindy Sturdivant

Cindy Sturdivant

Teacher Librarian, Charles D. Owen Middle School


Wednesday October 3, 2018 7:45am - 1:00pm
Concessions Benton CC Lower Level

9:00am

Take Action! Creating real change in your library community through action research
Through interactive, hands-on activities, panel discussions, and visual guides, participants will learn a step-by-step process as to how to conduct and communicate the findings of action research. Participants will engage with worksheets to help the better identify and craft their research project. Presenters who have conducted action research in their schools will be on hand to discuss their projects and experiences, and facilitate the participants' work.

Presenters
avatar for Robin Moeller

Robin Moeller

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University



Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Making Data Useful to you
School library media coordinators are information experts! How can we make data informative without being intimidated by it? As organizers of information, SLMCs can effectively use data to inform our practice. In this session, we will view data through the lens of our library media programs exploring data sources, determining how we can make meaning of data in our practice, and pondering ways to share data with others. This is an interactive session, so bring a fully charged computing device.

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

School Library Media Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
Looking for ways to enhance instruction? Are peer educators seeking new technology in their professional development sessions? Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for this half-day pre-conference session as you explore a selection of AASL recognized sites from over the past ten years. Participants will explore online tools and collaborate in how they can be used in classrooms, libraries and professional development.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Moorefield-Lang, a former middle school theater teacher and school librarian, currently serves as faculty with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Advocacy Bootcamp
"Who needs libraries?" Beneath those three words is an iceberg of challenges, from delivering on-point messaging, gathering compelling statistics, and the need to re-educate key audiences on the value of libraries, fundamental not only to librarians, but to our democratic society at large. The recent rash of anti-library trends, including the anti-tax movement, privatization, removal of independent library boards and deprofessionalization, point to a systemic shift in our landscape that is very different than budget cuts and recession: an attack on libraries as a public service.

Advocacy Bootcamp urges attendees to re-think advocacy: to re-define the library community and expand the way we have been advocating for libraries. This session will help library communities prepare to advocate for libraries as fundamental building blocks to democracy, building on the momentum of and key message of ALA’s new public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform. The program will cover advocacy basics such as messaging, networking and community engagement. Intellectual Freedom, as the essential brand of librarianship, and as a value that grows from a solid policy infrastructure, will also be covered. Attendees will focus on actionable steps that they can implement in their library. This is joint effort of ALA's Office for Library Advocacy and the Office for Intellectual Freedom.

Presenters
avatar for Megan Murray Cusick

Megan Murray Cusick

Grassroots Specialist, American Library Association
Megan Murray Cusick is the Grassroots Specialist in ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy. She assists the advocacy efforts of librarians, library staff and advocates across the country, in cooperation with other ALA offices, as well as state chapters and affiliates. She has also provided... Read More →
avatar for April Dawkins

April Dawkins

Assistant Professor,, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
April M. Dawkins is an assistant professor in library and information studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of South Carolina in May 2017, and earned her MLS from NC Central University... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Book Repair on a Budget
We will address a variety of repairs including paper mending, repairing loose covers, and repairing book spines. We will focus on treatments that are relatively quick and easy to perform and that require materials you have on hand or can acquire inexpensively. We will provide books needing repair for this hands-on workshop, but please feel free to bring one or two books from your collection in need of treatment and we will discuss the best approaches for repair of your books as we have time.

Presenters
avatar for Audrey Sage

Audrey Sage

Preservation Manager, University of North Carolina, Greensboro - University Libraries, Preservation Services
Audrey Sage has been a member of UNCG Preservation Services for over twenty-five years and has served as Preservation Manager for the past nine years. Sage holds an MFA in Studio Art from UNCG and a BA in English and a BA in Art, both from Wake Forest University. She has taught many... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Sawyer

Suzanne Sawyer

Preservation Technician, University of North Carolina, Greensboro - University Libraries, Preservation Services
Suzanne Sawyer joined the staff of UNCG’s University Libraries as a Preservation Technician in 2017. Sawyer has five years of experience in book and paper conservation, including as a Conservation Technician at Emory University Libraries and Etherington Conservation Services. Sawyer... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Adkins 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Emerging Leaders (by invitation only)
Closing session for the 2017-18 cohort of Emerging Leaders. Today’s meeting provides an opportunity for participants to share what they learned this year with team members and make plans for future leadership opportunities.

Presenters
avatar for Jen Baker

Jen Baker

Library Media Coordinator, Pamlico County High School
NCSLMA Coastal Region Director; 2014-2015 NCSLMA Emerging Leader; Certified in Social & Emotional Learning & Character Development - Rutgers University; Trained with Mindful Schools; Diversity & Cultural Awareness; HSBOB
avatar for Robin Rhodes

Robin Rhodes

School Library Media Coordinator, West Wilkes High School
Hi! I love being a high school librarian and the Mountains Region Director for NCSLMA. I'm passionate about sharing with, and learning from, other librarians. I've worked in K-12 and public library settings, and as an adjunct professor for ASU's MLS program. I'm all about helping... Read More →
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Ruth Wilcox

SLMC, Paisley IB Magnet School


Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ardmore 4 Embassy Suites Lower Level

12:00pm

1:00pm

Amazing Things Start in the Library with the new AASL Learner Standards
Did you miss out on the spring regional meetings to explore the new standards? No worries--here's your chance! In this session, participants will be introduced to the learner standards through a variety of hands-on activities.

Presenters
avatar for Jenny Umbarger

Jenny Umbarger

Library Media Specialist, Rogers-Herr Middle School
Jenny Umbarger is in her 18th year as School Library Media Coordinator at Rogers-Herr Middle School in Durham, and currently serves as the Library Media Lead for the Middle School Cohort for Durham Public Schools. She earned her BA in Middle Grades Education from UNC-Chapel Hill and... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:00pm

Amazing Projects Spark in the Library
This session will show​ you ​ how​ to add some SPARK to your ​library projects! Come learn how to use Adobe Spark’s suite of apps that will help you and your students create fun, engaging and attractive videos, web stories, and graphics. The three apps include Adobe Spark Video, Page, and Post. They work across all device platforms and are super easy to learn, so you will have plenty of hands-on time to produce your very own final project in each app. We will also discuss ​some ​key elements for making digital stories and presentations that are meaningful and engaging. 
Come with some standard projects you have done with your students, and we will SPARK them up! With the Spark's amazing apps, you will have one more tool to entice your teachers to collaborate with you.

Presenters
avatar for Joanna Gerakios

Joanna Gerakios

Media and Technology Facilitator, Pitt County Schools



Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ardmore 4 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:00pm

Addressing Educational Inequities Through School Library Instruction
We will explore why and how school librarians should address racial inequity in their instructional programs. Using James Banks's levels of integration of multicultural content and principles of culturally sustaining pedagogy, we will share insights on how participants can take existing lesson and unit plans and transform them into more powerful and engaging lessons for all students. Participants should come ready to actively engage in discussion and unit plan development.

Presenters
avatar for Sandra Hughes-Hassell

Sandra Hughes-Hassell

Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Casey Rawson are co-principal investigators for Project READY: Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth. This IMLS-funded project is focused on creating a free, online professional development curriculum for school and public librarians related to... Read More →
avatar for Casey Rawson

Casey Rawson

Teaching Assistant Professor, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science
Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Casey Rawson are co-principal investigators for Project READY: Reimagining Equity and Access for Diverse Youth. This IMLS-funded project is focused on creating a free, online professional development curriculum for school and public librarians related to... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Adkins 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:00pm

Explore, Experience, Engage: Problem-Solving with Primary Sources
Regardless of future career choices, all students need daily practice in critical-thinking skills in order to prepare for the future technologies in their future careers. In a world where information and answers are only a click away, many students have lost the ability to spend time struggling with a problem. One component of STEM education is the Engineering Mindset – the ability to see a problem and explore solutions until arriving at a resolution. Explore primary sources that present problems from the past!

Experience activities that will help your students analyze these primary sources in an attempt to find a solution! Engage in building a problem-solution primary source set for your own classroom using Library of Congress resources!

Presenters
avatar for Bridget Morton

Bridget Morton

Assistant Director of TPS, Mars Hill College
Bridget Morton earned her B.A. with 9-12 Teaching Licensure from UNC-Asheville and M.A.Ed. in English Education from Western Carolina University. She was a high school English teacher in Buncombe County Schools for 10 years before moving into her current position working with the... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:00pm

From Me to We - School Library Strategic Planning
Dr. Chow will share the strategic planning process he has refined over the years and has used successfully for school libraries and 17% of the counties and public libraries in North Carolina. He views the process as built-in advocacy and will provide hands-on training along with hand-outs and a web-based toolkit for all attendees.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Chow

Anthony Chow

Associate Professor, Chair of NCLA Legislative & Advocacy Committee, UNCG


Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:00pm

Let's heat things up and get things moving!
Collaborating with elementary science teachers to support the North Carolina Essential Science Standards focusing on Energy: Conservation and Transfer and Force and Motion. Participants will collaborate in creating labs that can be used in their media centers to demonstrate and support science standards and connect to non-fiction text covering portions of the K-5 physical science strand.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Batten

Leslie Batten

Library Media Coordinator, WSFCS
School librarian for Diggs-Latham Elementary Magnet School for the Arts and youth advocate. Gardening Geek. Book Nerd. Mom
avatar for Steven Overholt

Steven Overholt

District Elementary Science Coach, Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools
Steven Overholt: Has been a District Elementary Science Coach for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools for five years. He also was an Elementary School teacher for more than twelve years teaching in Virginia and North Carolina. He holds his Masters in School Administration from Appalachian... Read More →
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Warren Potts

District Elementary Science Coach, Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools
Warren Potts: Has been a District Elementary Science Coach for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools for four years. Previously he was an Elementary School Assistant Principal in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, an Instructional Sales Consultant for Carolina Biological, and an elementary... Read More →


Wednesday October 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

4:00pm

District Leaders Meeting
Presenters
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

School Library Media Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →



Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

4:30pm

4:30pm

 
Thursday, October 4
 

7:00am

8:00am

Opening Session
Keynote - Pernille Ripp
NCSLMA Awards:
  • Media Coordinator of the Year
  • Media Administrator of the Year
  • Scholarships
  • Read 2 Succeed Grants
  • Action Research Grant

Authors
avatar for Pernille Ripp

Pernille Ripp

7th Grade ELA, Oregon School District
Since Pernille Ripp was a child growing up in Denmark, she knew she wanted to work with kids. She began her journey in education as a math resource teacher, then transitioned into the classroom as a 4th and 5th-grade teacher, and has now found her home as a 7th-grade English teacher... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:50am
Salem 2 Benton CC Main Level

9:59am

Vendor Hall Open
Presenters
avatar for Sedley Abercrombie

Sedley Abercrombie

Lead Library Media Coordinator, Davidson County Schools
I am the lead library media coordinator for 32 school libraries in Davidson County. I'm also a past-president of NCSLMA, an adjunct instructor for the library science program at ECU and a contributing blogger for AASL's Knowledge Quest.


Thursday October 4, 2018 9:59am - 7:00pm
Piedmont 1, 2, 3 Benton CC Lower Level

10:00am

Small Steps for Increasing Global Awareness
The theory behind Small Teaching suggests that teachers can make simple changes that will have a large impact on student learning. Applying this to the media center, we will discuss and share simple steps and activities to increase global awareness and build empathy for diversity.

Presenters
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Laura Aldridge

School Library Media Coordinator, Terrell Lane Middle School



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

10:00am

Wave Readers to Raving Readers: How Book Club Impacts Students
Presenters will share the results of a year-long initiative to bring a book club to elementary students. This project, which was funded by a Dollar General Literacy Grant, had a significant impact on student achievement and readership. Presenters will share tips on how to apply for a Dollar General Literacy Grant and how to establish a successful book club at the elementary level. Raffle prizes will be given to a few lucky attendees.

Presenters
avatar for Katie Blanchard

Katie Blanchard

3rd Grade Teacher, Nags Head Elementary
avatar for Chelsea Brantley

Chelsea Brantley

Media Coordinator, Nags Head Elementary
As Media Coordinator, Mrs. Brantley strives to make the library every child’s “go-to” place for fun and information. Using 21st-century technology and creativity, she has transformed the library to make stories come to life. Successful grant applications have allowed her to... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

An Amazing eBook Collection Starts with the Librarian!
The presenter will share her rational and process for building her school's eBook collection. She will discuss the various options available when shopping for eBooks and make suggestions for how to begin building an eBook collection that meets your school's needs. She will also invite vendors she has worked with, especially Overdrive and Capstone, to briefly explain the benefits of their products.

Presenters
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Annie Harris

School Library Media Coordinator, Southwest Elementary


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

The Magic of Design Thinking
Come learn about Design Thinking and how to start it in your library. It's an amazing adventure where the students are responsible for their own learning and problem solving.

Presenters
avatar for Robin Jordan

Robin Jordan

SLMC, North Gaston High School



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

#MeToo in Kidlit: Dealing with the Fallout in Public and School Libraries
Sexual harassment, bias, and unequal power dynamics are interwoven throughout our culture; as recent revelations in the children’s literature community have shown, publishing is not immune. We will discuss what has happened, the implications for school and public libraries (and their patrons), and the culture that values some authors and illustrators over others.

Presenters
avatar for Dezarae Osborne

Dezarae Osborne

MSLS Student, UNC
avatar for Mara Rosenberg

Mara Rosenberg

MSLS Student, UNC - Chapel Hill
avatar for Sarah Sculnick

Sarah Sculnick

MSLS Student, UNC
avatar for Ness Shortley

Ness Shortley

MSLS Student, UNC Chapel Hill
I'm a former newspaper journalist turned school librarian. I'm interested in how to make school libraries and collections more inclusive and welcoming to disabled students; collaboration among school librarians, classroom teachers, and public librarians; and using fanworks in the... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Amazing Junior NCCBA Books
Join us for a look at the strong choices nominated for the 2018-19 Children's Book Award - Junior Style We'll present digital tools and tips for sharing this program within your school.

Presenters
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Deb Fidali

Media Coordinator, Flat Rock Middle School
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Lara Luck

Forsyth County Public Library



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Beyond the Walls of the Media Center
Interactive discussion on how to build relationships beyond the walls of the Media Center, with students, parents, the community and teachers. Library and school wide event ideas Sample outlines of family events and organizational handouts to put on your own events.  A few lucky participates will win a few door prizes. 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cml80oXkDH6WCgx7inwq5QFFSltVMJJ0bEdSKnw4SFA/edit?usp=sharing


Presenters
avatar for Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis

Media Coordinator, Polenta Elementary School


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Book Adventures in Time-Travel: The Amazing Journey of Books Featuring Characters of Color
Get ready for time-traveling book adventures! Did you know that characters created by Eloise Greenfield paved the way for stories and characters created by Kelly Starling Lyons and Kwame Alexander? Participants will travel back in time over a 30-year span to explore books featuring characters of color from 1988-2018. This workshop session will take participants on a journey to discover the rich heritage of diversity and cultural expression that have evolved in books for children and young adults. Presenters will lead active discussions with guiding questions, such as: How have books featuring children and young adults of color grown over the years? Who are some of the authors and illustrators who were instrumental in developing authentic characters of color in children’s literature? Participants will experience a hands-on exploration of children’s literature featuring individuals of color through a display of the selected books and digital resources that should be part of all school library media collections.

Presenters
avatar for Tracy Bell

Tracy Bell

Media Specialist, Glenwood Elementary School/Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
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Tiffeni Fontno

Educcation Librarian, Boston College
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Alice Mba

Media Specialist, Morehead Montessori Magnet Elementary School
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Lou Sua

Teaching Assistant Professor, East Carolina University


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Building Community & Promoting Literacy - Implementing Our First “All-School Read”
Presenters will share via visual presentation and panel discussion their experiences implementing their first “all-school read” of Wishtree. Participants will leave with resources and strategies for implementing an “all-school read” at the elementary level. Goodies include: project timeline, book specific resources, and curriculum integration ideas.

Presenters
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Carol Blackwelder

Primary Teacher, Chantilly Montessori Elementary
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Sarah Gayde

Chantilly Montessori Elementary
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Marilyn Pharr

Lower Elementary Teacher, Chantilly Montessori Elementary
avatar for Camela (Camie) Snyder

Camela (Camie) Snyder

Media Coordinator, Chantilly Montessori Elementary
Camie has served as the librarian at Chantilly Montessori Elementary in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for the past 8 years. She has loved books and libraries since she was a small child and credits her mother and countless teachers and librarians for fostering her love of reading... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Hype up Your Media Lessons
Learn what Hyperdocs are about and how you can use them in your media center. Learn how to collaborate with teachers in your school to create Hyperdocs centered around CC standards. Participants will learn about Hyperdocs and see examples. Then they will participate in small group discussions to create one or more Hyperdocs together.

Presenters
avatar for Ashley Greene

Ashley Greene

Media Specialist, West Marion Elementary School
I am Ashley Greene, media extraordinaire. I am from McDowell County in western North Carolina. I work at West Marion Elementary School, where I have happily served for 14 years. I have been a media coordinator for 10 years. I have a passion for reading, and my library is my happy... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

10:00am

Makerspaces are Amazing and for Everyone!
Come experience this Elementary Specialist's amazing journey starting a Makerspace Resource Center. A place where all classes, k-5 can come practice the 4 C's in the media center. The presenters will bring magna-tiles, marble runs, Lego contraptions, task cards and other materials for the attendees to interact with as well as share how the materials were utilized for a schoolwide Club Day.

Here is the Google Slides from the presentation.  You might have to copy and paste in your browser.  Enjoy!


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mfXcz8lJGoWkrEGAAp3u--y58ZcEJXbsO5i1YcdaTf8/edit?usp=sharing




Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose

Media Specialist, Moyock Elementary School
I have been a K-5 media specialist for 20 years. I love books and children and will do just about anything to get them together. I can't wait to share the fun I've had with Global Read Aloud and with a Makerspace in the media center.



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Novel Engineering- Taking Novels to the next level
Novel Engineering and STEM- Using books and novels to encourage problem based and project based learning. After reading a novel or story, students identify a real world problem in the story and come up with a real world solution. They research, plan, and design a solution. Presentations of their product or idea finish up the project. I will have an interactive discussion and handouts with novel ideas as well as providing an interactive experience.


Presenters
avatar for Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor

Media Specialist/Librarian, Dixon Middle School
After twenty two years as a K-2 teacher, I became the media specialist at the elementary school where I worked for fourteen of the twenty two years. Recently, I decided to move to the middle school in the same town. I know the students and their families.and have found this move... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Our Library is WILD ... Where I Can Learn & Dream
Learn strategies and gather ideas to build excitement and engagement in your library media center. Topics will include student-centered library programs that build partnerships with families & the community and ideas to help personalize learning. From riveting research to community reading -- let's make magic! Sample resources and door prizes will be shared!     Presentation:   tinyurl.com/wmsNCSLMA18

Presenters
avatar for Gina Webster

Gina Webster

School Library Media Coordinator, Walkertown Middle School
My work email is gcwebster@wsfcs.k12.nc.us. | Our email server has recently experienced some filtering issues. Feel free to reach out to my personal email if you have difficulty reaching me at work.



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Secrets to Success with STEAM
This dynamic, fast-paced, and informative session will provide you with curated lists of outstanding books, innovative activities, and free resources related to STEAM activities. Lesson ideas, makerspace resources, STEM lab tips, STEAM Club activities, summer reading events, Inventor’s Challenge instructions, and best practices from the Global Cardboard Challenge will be shared. The link to the presentation is tinyurl.com/steamsecrets2!

Presenters
avatar for Tonya Fletcher

Tonya Fletcher

Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator, Franklin Elementary
From a young age, my passions have included stories, making, and technology. My role as the Digital Learning and Media Innovation Facilitator allows me to help teachers and students explore their own passions. I'm also a Creativity Consultant for the Imagination Foundation and I lead... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

10:00am

Taste What's New in Middle School Literature
Millions of books are published each year. Even Media Specialists have difficulty keeping up! In this session, colleagues will “sample”, “nibble”, and “taste” 35-40 middle grade and (YA) books that have been published recently while participating in an easily adapted class model for introducing new literature to their students.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Overpeck

Julie Overpeck

Media Specialist, Holbrook Middle School
I am the Media Specialist at Holbrook Middle School. I am a middle-grade book reviewer and am also interested in makerspaces and teaching students how to research. Instagram handle @mrsoslibrary.
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Angi Russell

English Teacher, Holbrook Middle School



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

10:00am

The Media Center of Movement
I want to share how I have adapted the media center into a space that includes movement stations, literacy stations, and technology stations which collectively ignite their brains so students are ready and excited to learn. I want participants to experience what my students do during media so I plan to bring the resources I use, as well as provide a handout with more information. Finally, I would like to open up the discussion to questions. I want participants to feel confident that they can transform their programs to include movement and other stations.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Smiley

Elizabeth Smiley

Media Coordinator, Francis Bradley Middle School



Thursday October 4, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

11:00am

#LibFive: Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries
Is there anyone more equipped to meaningfully speak on the concept of inclusive libraries than our students? Of course not. Of course not. To leverage students’ experience, perspective, and wisdom—and to create student-driven PD—three of our amazing 8th grade students--Cesar Falcon, Jose Gomez, and Jaida Morris--at Mount Vernon Middle School worked with me to develop student-led training for librarians. During this session, we'll explain our #LibFive concept and unpack those Five Key Foundations for Building Inclusive Libraries. My students will share their stories and lived library experiences!

Visit https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_N3-tF9rHYNasFGusLZ8iv1sfiH3AtShBS-8bCd_eAM/edit?usp=sharing for the presentation slides.

Presenters
avatar for Julie Stivers

Julie Stivers

School Library Media Coordinator, Mt Vernon Moddle
Hello! I'm the librarian at Mount Vernon Middle, an alternative public school in Raleigh, NC, where I love helping students find and devour engaging, reflective literature. My research and practical interests include culturally sustaining pedagogy, inclusive library spaces, and finding... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

Genre it's More than just a Location
In this interactive session, I will present on the how/why and logistics of moving the fiction library collection from Dewey Decimal to Genre. I will cover the process from the first stages of acquiring the genre report from Follett, sorting, labeling and finally to the organization by Genre. Through this presentation, I will show the process of using Destiny to assign copy category and sub-location and discuss the trial by error of the physical process of pulling books and sorting by genre.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Bromley

Heather Bromley

Media Specialist, Koontz Intermediate School


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Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

3D Printing Extravaganza K-8
Unsure of how to make 3D printing work in your classroom? Join us as we explore 3D printing from K-8 perspective in the Owen District. Come learn how we have implemented programs such as Turtle Art (block programming inspired by LOGO), Tinkercad, and Google Drawings to help our students make 3D creations that correlate with the curriculum (K-8)! If you are a K-2 classroom or art teacher (K-12), we will show you how to use an app that turns pictures of what you draw into a printable 3D object.
All resources will be available through Google Drive.

Presenters
LH

Legare Hartbarger

Media Coordinator, Buncombe county Schools
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Lila Morel

Librarian, Black Mountain Primary School
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Cindy Sturdivant

Teacher Librarian, Charles D. Owen Middle School



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

Amazing Learning Spaces:Transforming Libraries to Learning Commons
As a result of a county bond package, all libraries in WS/FCS schools will be "touched" by new technology, new flexible furniture and soft seating. The "thought process" involved will be shared, pros and cons and "lessons learned" will shared---along with some pretty amazing pictures!

Presenters
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Jackie Pierson

Director of Library Media Services, Winston-Salem Forsyth County Public Schools


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

11:00am

Choose Your Own Adventure: tap into the power of digital tools to put students in control of their reading journey
Have too many titles in mind when giving a book recommendation? Does where to start seem overwhelming to some of your readers? This session will show how you can create tools to empower students to find a amazing titles on their own. Bring a device, and explore how you can get started!

Link to presentation:
http://bit.ly/ChooseYourOwnAdv

Hyperlinks are within the presentation. They contain a Google Drive folder and the link to the webpage created.

Presenters
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Delandrus Seales

Media Coordinator, Dr. John Codington Elementary
2017-18 NCSLMA Emerging Leader


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

The Magic of Digital Content and Online Resources
You do not have to be a digital magician or even a technology illusionist to bring free, digital resources to your Media Center. From NCWiseOwl to OER Commons, there are a plethora of rabbits to pull out of the proverbial magic hat that all Media Coordinators wear. Looking to build upon your repertoire of magic tricks? Then this is the session for you!

Presenters
avatar for Teika Clavell

Teika Clavell

Educator on Loan Eastern NC, NC DPI
All things Digital Teaching and Learning, Technology Integration with C & I, and Schoolnet, Canvas, and Digital Tools


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

Twine Starts in the Library...
...but you choose where to go with this amazing interactive fiction tool that will engage students in rich writing experiences (with some coding as well)! Learn how to use Twine to write “choose your own adventure” style stories and games. I’ll demonstrate the basics, share numerous curricular applications, and give participants time to try it out.

Information about Twine and Interactive Fiction

FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME if you have any questions!

Presenters
avatar for Kristina Thoennes

Kristina Thoennes

School Library Media Coordinator, Mooresville Intermediate School
I am passionate about learning activities and tools that empower, challenge, and engage students, such as interactive fiction, coding, Minecraft, and other game-based learning. I'm also a big fan of the NC Children's Book Award program!



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

11:00am

A Dynamic Duo: Literacy & Maker
This session demonstrates the power of integrating literacy into a makerspace environment. Participants will engage in higher level thinking, activate their maker mentality and harness the force of technology within the context of a rich and meaningful literature-based experience. The elements of personalized learning form a foundation for this exciting learning adventure.

This session supports Professional Learning themes that include: Authentic & Challenge Based Tasks, Voice and Choice, Design Thinking, Instructional Planning, and 21st Century Learning Spaces.

Presenters
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Christine Clark

District Media Specialist, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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Kimberly Ray

District Media Specialist, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Media Services



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

11:00am

Be Amazing Worldwide with Global Read Aloud
Please come and share what you are doing to make the Global Read Aloud happen at your school. I will share how I implemented GRA at my elementary school last year, as well as what is on tap for this year! We had fun in PE, at lunch, with BreakoutEDU, SeeSaw, and our daily news show. GRA is a great way to integrate global awareness with all of your students. Teachers love having help with that portion of their evaluation as well. Great books+whole school involvement+global connections = AMAZING!
Here is the link to the presentation!  Happy Reading!   You might have to copy and past into your browser.  

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1fgANrlo7sfDPX2a5ZHSvwQxL-IMgXEg3-EbZ1tPjg80/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Rose

Lisa Rose

Media Specialist, Moyock Elementary School
I have been a K-5 media specialist for 20 years. I love books and children and will do just about anything to get them together. I can't wait to share the fun I've had with Global Read Aloud and with a Makerspace in the media center.


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

Celebrate Diversity with LGBTQ Books
Have you ever struggled with finding resources and support for your LGBTQ students? We will present and discuss books of LGBTQ interest for middle and high schoolers. We will provide a resource list for participants broken down by level. We will discuss community options for funding and other ways to serve our LGBTQ students ranging from faculty book clubs to Gay Straight Alliances and diversity clubs.

Presenters
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Beth Bruch

Media Coordinator, Southern Alamance High School
I'm a high school librarian & I love ALL my students.
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Paige Ysteboe

Media Specialist, Western Middle School



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

11:00am

Collaboration: successful partnerships with school and public libraries
Want to expand your horizons and tap into new resources? Come learn about the newly launched Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit from AASL. Get hands on and dig deep into the toolkit, see real-life examples of successful partnerships and leave with some ideas on how to get started working with your public library.

Presenters
avatar for Sedley Abercrombie

Sedley Abercrombie

Lead Library Media Coordinator, Davidson County Schools
I am the lead library media coordinator for 32 school libraries in Davidson County. I'm also a past-president of NCSLMA, an adjunct instructor for the library science program at ECU and a contributing blogger for AASL's Knowledge Quest.



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

Fiction Prescription: Using story to heal
Using the voices of our community, a librarian and school nurse will host an interactive discussion on the AASL “Include” standard: focusing on inclusivity, cultural relevance, empathy, equity, and universal representation. Expect a book list, materials, and tools on mental health, physical disability, ACEs, among other stories that reflect bibliotherapy. bit.ly/ficscrip

Presenters
avatar for Mollee Holloman

Mollee Holloman

Librarian, Manteo Elementary
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Jodi Wyant

MSN, School Nurse, Manteo Middle


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

Maker Space on a Budget
The current trend for media centers is to create a maker space. With budget cuts and a lack of funding how do you create one? During this session we will give you some helpful hints on how to create a makerspace with little to no budget. You will also learn some fun and easy maker activities that you can take back and use with your kids. We will be giving away two copies of Laura Fleming’s new book : The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, STEM books, and Picture books. 

Presenters
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Amy Ralph

Media Coordinator, Southwest Elementary School
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Sara Ralph

Media Coordinator



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

Making Learners into Innovators - A Read 2 Succeed Grant
Learn tips about running a Maker Space and Breakout boxes with middle and high schoolers. I will discuss free and low cost Makerspace options resources that work. I will also have several items for you to try such as a 3D printing pen and Little Bits electronics. For our Breakout boxes, I will share free links, ideas, and resources for you to get started - or add to - your clue-building repertoire.  Try some hands-on clue hiding ideas beyond the standard Breakout boxes. and leave with ideas you can use tomorrow! (And in the near future, maybe you will also hear your students say, "But I don't want to go to lunch; I want to stay in class!")
 
Blog post: goo.gl/4m9ard 
Presentation link: goo.gl/VZ6LhL

Presenters
avatar for Katie Bogle

Katie Bogle

Media Coordinator, A. L. Brown High School
I am a tech geek mixed with "old school" educator who is always trying something new. My current projects are re-organizing our fiction section to function more like a book store, connecting more teachers with our Breakout boxes, and incorporating "making" into the classroom... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

11:00am

Taking WWII Hiroshima Beyond History Class
Kathleen Burkinshaw, MG author, will discuss how historical fiction can be used in other subjects, such as enhancing current events discussions. She’ll also discuss how some classes have used her book, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM, which was inspired by events in her mother’s life in Hiroshima during WII and surviving the atomic bombing on August 6th. (She will provide a Discussion Guide for TLCB and will do a book(s) giveaway after presentation).

Authors
avatar for Kathleen Burkinshaw

Kathleen Burkinshaw

Author/Speaker
I'm a Japanese American Author, wife, a mom to a daughter in her last year in college(Yikes!) and own a dog who's a kitchen ninja! My first MG historical fiction, THE LAST CHERRY BLOSSOM is nominated for 2018-2019 NCSLMA YA Book Award(MS)! I have presented my mother’s experience... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

The North Carolina Children's Book Award Picture Book Titles for 2019 Will Put Some Magic In Your Media Center!
Abracadabra! This list of ten fascinating books covers everything from music, bullying, and the amazing life of plants, to love, friendship, tweeting, and the incredible magic of a pencil. Digital presentations, handouts, door prizes, and lots of fun will be packed into this session! Don't miss it!

Below are the acceptance videos for the picture book award, Quit Calling Me a Monster! Highlight and right click. Choose "Go to...."

Bob Shea
https://youtu.be/GWPGWzDt1FA

Jory John
https://youtu.be/ioyV3sS5Fl4



Presenters
LD

Lisa Denning

Media Coordinator, North Harnett Primary
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Lisa England

Media Coordinator, Frank Morgan Elementary
I am a media specialist in my 8th year at Morgan Elementary in Clemmons, NC. I have served as school chairman of the NCCBA committee for 14 years. I am a happy GiGi to four precious little ones and proud to represent North Carolina as the School Library Media Coordinator of the Year... Read More →
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Wendy Moorehead

Media Coordinator, Boone Trail Elementary



Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

New Board Member Orientation (CLOSED)
Informational meeting for new board members. 

Presenters
avatar for Laura Long

Laura Long

President Elect, NCSLMA
Laura Long is the school library media specialist at Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, NC, a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Masters of Library Science from East Carolina... Read More →
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Kevin M. Washburn

Education Section Chair, NCSLMA
Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator at Alexander Graham Middle School (Charlotte NC). I am also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina with the MLIS program. My teaching areas include Children's Literature and Collection Development. My research... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am

12:00pm

Bright Star Theater - Sleepy Hollow (Ticketed Event)
Bring your ticket to Piedmont 4 for your plated lunch while watching Sleepy Hollow!

Thursday October 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Winston 1B

12:00pm

Thursday Box Lunch (Ticketed Event)
Bring your lunch ticket to the vendor hall to pick up your lunch!

Thursday October 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Piedmont 1, 2, 3 Benton CC Lower Level

1:30pm

Girl Book vs. Boy Book
As the author of "The Miscalculations of Lightning GIRL", Stacy McAnulty had to decide if she wanted 'girl' in the title because it might deter male readers. This INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION session will examine reading habits of children, talk about ways to expand their literacy world, and look at how adults intentionally (or unintentionally) categorize readers and books.

Authors
avatar for Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty

Author
Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a dog therapist (is that a thing???), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She has written dozens of books including a... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

1:30pm

Reaching New Heights with Hi-Lo Readers
The evidence is clear that the reading reading levels of students increase when students read more, and self-selected reading leads to greater motivation. With a NCSLMA Read to Succeed grant, we purchased high interest-low level books and challenged all of our EC students to read 40 books.

Presenters
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Julie Overpeck

Media Specialist, Holbrook Middle School
I am the Media Specialist at Holbrook Middle School. I am a middle-grade book reviewer and am also interested in makerspaces and teaching students how to research. Instagram handle @mrsoslibrary.



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

1:30pm

The Magic of LEGOs
Participants will see examples of Legos WeDo 2.0 being used in a makerspace and receive sample lesson plans and materials to take with them. Participants will also be provided time to experiment with the LEGO We Do sets and App. The session will be presented in a station-rotation format with the presenter facilitating discussion at the tables.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Media Specialist, Fairview Heights Elementary School



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:30pm

“Ebook Sharing Made Simple with your schools LMS”

Have your teachers ever wiped you out of all the solar system books, habitat, body systems, life cycles, state and presidents books because every teacher is teaching the same lesson at the same time? Ebook Sharing with Google Classroom/ Drive, Canvas, Chalkable, Moodle, and other document sharing LMS programs is becoming more popular. Now you can share the entire PDF of an ebook with all students at the same time.


Presenters
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David Burrow

Regional Manager, Burrow Library Services(vendor)


Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

1:30pm

Amazing High School Titles (NC Young Adult Book Award)
Come join us to learn about the Amazing titles that have been nominated for the 2019 NC Young Adult Book Award. Ten exciting new titles await you and your students!

Presenters
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Robin Jordan

SLMC, North Gaston High School



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:30pm

Amazing Programs in Your Library
Add magic to your media program! Learn tricks to keep up your sleeve to create programs large and small- Roaring 20’s Day, Arts Night Out, STEAM night, Poetry Cafes, book marketing, and more. No hocus pocus here- only good ideas to pull out of your hat with directions, prizes, and treats. Join in and presto change-o, your programming fears will vanish. My presentation is too large to upload, so here is the bit.ly link:  http://bit.ly/rrhodesncslma2018. Let me know if I can help!

Presenters
avatar for Robin Rhodes

Robin Rhodes

School Library Media Coordinator, West Wilkes High School
Hi! I love being a high school librarian and the Mountains Region Director for NCSLMA. I'm passionate about sharing with, and learning from, other librarians. I've worked in K-12 and public library settings, and as an adjunct professor for ASU's MLS program. I'm all about helping... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

1:30pm

Creating the Amazing School Librarians of the Future
With the release of the new National School Library Standards, AASL is developing new standards for school librarian preparation programs that will shape the next generation of school librarians. In this session, you will get a preview of the broad preparation program standards, components, and rubrics. Attendees will also get an early look at a crosswalk of these standards with other sets of standards that impact school librarians including Future Ready.

Presenters
avatar for April Dawkins

April Dawkins

Assistant Professor,, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
April M. Dawkins is an assistant professor in library and information studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of South Carolina in May 2017, and earned her MLS from NC Central University... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

1:30pm

Great Graphic Nonfiction for Middle and High School Students
This session will present the latest nonfiction graphic novel titles that can be used in a variety of curriculum areas. Participants will learn about some classic titles, as well as the newest award winners. Ideas will be provided for how to use the graphic novels in your classrooms and libraries.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Gavigan

Karen Gavigan

Associate Professor, University of South Carolina - School of Library and Information Science
Dr. Gavigan worked as a school librarian for 15 years. She also worked as a public librarian and an academic librarian. Her research interests include the use of graphic novels in libraries and classrooms. She chairs the IASL/IFLA joint committee on school libraries, and she is a... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

1:30pm

Growing Readers: Exploring the NCCBA Junior Books with an After School Book Club
The presenter will share via visual presentation and discussion her experience leading an after-school book club for elementary students. Participants will leave with resources and strategies for running a book club at the elementary level. Goodies include: a digital folder of organizational and management resources for running student book clubs.

Presenters
avatar for Camela (Camie) Snyder

Camela (Camie) Snyder

Media Coordinator, Chantilly Montessori Elementary
Camie has served as the librarian at Chantilly Montessori Elementary in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools for the past 8 years. She has loved books and libraries since she was a small child and credits her mother and countless teachers and librarians for fostering her love of reading... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

1:30pm

Incorporating Virtual Reality and Google Expeditions in your Media Program
In this presentation, I will discuss ways that we have used Virtual Reality in our Elementary and above classrooms to teach vocabulary words that align with our North Carolina Standards.

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Jayne

Sharon Jayne

School Library Media Coordinator, Rocky River Elementary School
This will be my fourth year being an SLMC after 21 years of being in the classroom. Feel free to ask me anything!



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:30pm

Leading from the Library
Perhaps you are a new media coordinator, a "reluctant leader," or maybe you simply would like to grow the leadership component of your role. In this session, you will gain a greater understanding of how leadership is embedded in your job description, and how to bring out the leader within you! The presentation will include numerous practical examples and opportunities to share ideas with other participants.

Presenters
avatar for Joanna Gerakios

Joanna Gerakios

Media and Technology Facilitator, Pitt County Schools



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

1:30pm

Stations aren’t just for the radio!
You don’t need magic to make the Media Center “cooler than a polar bear’s toenails.” Crafty Calhoun found a frequency that blends teacher collaboration with reading & writing standards, with every student actively participating in his or her learning while covering meaningful topics such as Black History, Women’s HERstory, and Poetry. All done with Low tech but yielding high impact.

Elementary, Middle, & High School

Presenters
avatar for Vanessa Calhoun

Vanessa Calhoun

Media Center Specialist, Carrington Middle School
This is my 23rd year in education. I feel my mission is to get minds moving, thinking, and creating. I love the things people toss out--I always have a plan to transform. My Media Center is not quiet but it is for EVERYONE. I love a good head decoration and fun t-shirt. Here is my... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

1:30pm

Super 3 - Plan, Do, and Review!
Use the Super 3 Research Model to help your students stay focused, engaged, and reflect on their learning. In this session I will share examples of how I collaborate with teachers to use the Super 3 framework with students, including handouts and photos of students in action! The 3 steps of Super 3 (Plan, Do, Review) can be modified to work for learners in all grades K-5.

Presentation link: bit.ly/2NcuD1u

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Husketh

Elizabeth Husketh

Media Coordinator, Club Boulevard Humanities Magnet Elementary
I am a Media Specialist and former classroom teacher in my 16th year in Durham Public Schools. I am also a Media Lead for Durham Public Schools serving half the elementary schools in my district. My interests include collaborating with teachers and parents, building a diverse collection... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:30pm

You CAN do K-5 Research on a Fixed Schedule!
Are you on a fixed schedule? 40 minute classes with only 25-30 minutes of class time a week? Learn its ok to chunk your research lessons! Learn how to do basic research with kindergarten and first! Teach plagiarism and citations, use NCWiseowl resources, books, Ebooks, google docs, and graphic organizers! Coordinate with teachers on science and social studies curriculums! Through
a Google Slides presentation leave with handouts and ideas for k-5 lessons!

Presenters
MB

Marina Bonomo

Librarian, New Market Elementary
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Colleen Yarnell

teacher librarian, Union Cross



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

1:30pm

Amazing English Learners in Your Library
A five-member panel from Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools including Diana Castano, Bilingual Programs Instructional Coach; Joy Hamm, ESL teacher at Walkertown Middle and High Schools;Tina Dezern, ESL teacher at East Forsyth Middle School; Amy Snyder, Media Coordinator at Kimmel Farm Elementary; and Ruthie Kirk, ESL teacher at Old Town Elementary will share book selections, digital resources, and strategies for making the media center a go-to place in your school for students learning English and their families. A digital collection of highlights will be provided to attendees.

Authors
avatar for Ruthie Kirk

Ruthie Kirk

Author & ESL Teacher, Old Town Elementary
Ruthie Kirk is the author of STEAM Jobs In Robotics, STEAM Guides in App Development, and STEAM Guides in Transportation, as well as nonfiction articles in Highlights magazine. She lives with her husband in Winston Salem, teaches English as a Second Language at Old Town Elementary... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:40pm
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

2:30pm

Collaborative Book Clubs for Exceptional Learners: Read2Succeed Grant Winner
Ever thought about doing book clubs with exceptional learners? We did! Come hear about our experience of working with classes of high school students that included all levels of abilities and reading interests. We will share our handouts, ideas, book list, successes and failures so you can create your own book club experience!

Presenters
SJ

Sydney Jacobs

English Teacher, Graham High School
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Tracey Patterson

Media Coordinator, Graham High School
I am in my tenth year as a librarian and instructional technology specialist working in the state of North Carolina, currently for Alamance-Burlington schools and previously Wake and Guilford counties. Prior to working as a media coordinator, I worked as an English teacher in the... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

2:30pm

Aw, Snap! Engaging Reader Responses
#Booksnaps engage students with texts and spark discussions with classmates. This technique is Snapchat-inspired, but can be used with a variety of tech tools and sharing platforms to get students thinking and responding. It can also be adapted for various subjects and media. Bring a mobile device and a book, and you will be amazed at how easy it is to make and share a #booksnap during this hands-on session.

Presenters
avatar for Joanna Gerakios

Joanna Gerakios

Media and Technology Facilitator, Pitt County Schools



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

2:30pm

Refreshing NC's Information and Technology Essential Standards - We need your input.
Would you like to contribute to refreshing NC’s Information and Technology Essential Standards which currently guide digital teaching and learning for our students? Come to this focus group session where we will review our students’ ITES, get input on possible revision of these standards, and share thoughts and ideas for moving our students forward in the digital age. This will be an interactive session, so please bring a charged, computing device.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Goodman

Deborah Goodman

Digital Teaching & Learning Lead Consultant, NC DPI


Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

2:30pm

Amazing Titles for Middle School (NCYA Book Award Titles)
Come join us to learn about the Amazing titles that have been nominated for the 2019 NC Young Adult Book Award. Ten exciting new titles await you and your students!

Presenters
RW

Ruth Wilcox

SLMC, Paisley IB Magnet School



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

2:30pm

Collaboration: successful partnerships with school and public libraries
Want to expand your horizons and tap into new resources? Come learn about the newly launched Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit from AASL. Get hands on and dig deep into the toolkit, see real-life examples of successful partnerships and leave with some ideas on how to get started working with your public library.

Presenters
avatar for Sedley Abercrombie

Sedley Abercrombie

Lead Library Media Coordinator, Davidson County Schools
I am the lead library media coordinator for 32 school libraries in Davidson County. I'm also a past-president of NCSLMA, an adjunct instructor for the library science program at ECU and a contributing blogger for AASL's Knowledge Quest.



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

2:30pm

Defending your Pages with Policy: Developing and Revising your Selection & Reconsideration Policies
Over the last two years, librarians representing a wide range of academic, school, and public fields, have worked to update the ALA Selection Policy Workbook. With its new title and expanded scope, the Selection & Reconsideration Policy Toolkit for Academic, School, and Public Libraries is an excellent resource to evaluate your current policies on selection and reconsideration. During this session, a member of the working group will highlight areas of the toolkit of special importance to school libraries and lead a discussion on leading the revision of existing school and district level policies. This session and this resource will enable library professionals to rationally and confidently defend their collections, support intellectual freedom and protect their libraries from censorship.

Presenters
avatar for April Dawkins

April Dawkins

Assistant Professor,, The University of North Carolina Greensboro
April M. Dawkins is an assistant professor in library and information studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her doctorate in library and information science from the University of South Carolina in May 2017, and earned her MLS from NC Central University... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

2:30pm

Finding Friendship; Using Books to Enhance Empathy and Connection
The authors will present an interactive panel discussion about the ways that their and other books can be used in the school library setting to help readers build empathy and enhance connections and create a learning environment that meets the instructional needs of a diverse population of students. Handouts will include book club discussion questions.

Authors
avatar for Constance Lombardo

Constance Lombardo

Constance Lombardo began drawing when she was 10 years old, inspired in part by the Illustrators Annuals her dad brought home from the advertising agency where he worked, and in part by the fact that her sister did a drawing and got lots of attention. She received her BFA in Illustration... Read More →
avatar for Jo Hackl

Jo Hackl

Author, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe; Founder, Outdoorosity.org, Author, Random House Children's Books
Jo Hackl was born near Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where her favorite artist, Walter Anderson, painted a secret room. Jo later moved to a ghost town, Electric Mills, Mississippi. Anderson’s secret room and the ghost town inspired Jo’s novel, Smack Dab in the Middle of Maybe. Today... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

2:30pm

High School Hocus Pocus: Programs for Teen Readers
Keep the magic of reading alive throughout the year! In this joint presentation, learn how DCS high school librarians work together & with outside agencies to create enchanting opportunities for readers. Our bag of tricks includes PLC meetings, bookstore/public library partnerships, book clubs, author visits, summer book checkout, & our very own reading program, the DCS Teen Lit Top 10! 

Presentation Link:  http://bit.ly/hshocus

Presenters
avatar for Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County, NC | President, NCSLMA 2017-18 | Past President, NCSLMA 2018-19
avatar for Lorie Steed

Lorie Steed

Media Coordinator, Central Davidson High School



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

2:30pm

Making a Chorus: Adding New Voices to Our Students' Experience
This session will explore what voices our students are hearing (and not hearing) as they move through their educational experience. We will discuss strategies for not only increasing the number of voices, but diversifying those voices enough that each student hears a chorus that's representative of the world they'll encounter. The session will be co-led by author Kwame Mbalia, who recently signed on to write a book for Rick Riordan's imprint.

Authors
avatar for Scott Reintgen

Scott Reintgen

Author, Random House
Scott Reintgen is the author of the Nyxia Triad series. His former career as a teacher in diverse urban communities in North Carolina taught him the difficult lesson that inspiration isn’t equally accessible to everyone. So he set out to write a novel for the front-row sleepers... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

2:30pm

Northside Neighbors: When A School Library Becomes A Summer Hub of Community Engagement
Come learn how one elementary school library opens it's doors during the summer months to create a dynamic summer reading program for students in its neighborhood walk zone. Samples of programs and calendars will be shared along with lessons learned along the way. See how you can replicate such a program with little or no funding in your own school community.

Presenters
avatar for Kathryn Cole

Kathryn Cole

Librarian, Northside Elementary School
Hi! I'm Kathryn (Kat) Cole and I have the pleasure of being the librarian at Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC. I am passionate about creating participatory and inclusive library spaces. I strive to combine purposeful play, culturally sustaining literature, social justice... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

2:30pm

Seeing is Believing: visual systems for personalized learning
This presentation showcases how incorporating visual systems into an elementary school library improved student access to nonfiction and created a personalized learning environment. This interactive presentation will highlight the results of the project, give participants a chance to discuss challenges in their own libraries, and take away a make-over plan for inspiration.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Brookshire

Mark Brookshire

Media Assistant, South Mecklenburg High School



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

2:30pm

Stemeracy (Stem + Literacy)
Stemeracy (Stem + Literacy). Using a Nearpod presentation, this session will illustrate how to combine various forms of literature with activities based on STEM for K-8 students. This incorporates Breakout EDU, Interactive student notebooking, and other STEM activities which can be combined with elementary and middle school literacy.

Presenters
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Anitra Cook

Media Coordinator, Sam D. Bundy Elementary
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Vatoyia Gardner

School Media Coordinator, Pactolus School



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

2:30pm

THE ALPHA-SKETCH CLASSROOM
Let author and Illustrator Bradd Parton introduce you to Alpha-Sketch. An Alpha-Sketch is a drawing made only of the letters of the alphabet. Each letter is used once in every drawing. While it deals with the alphabet, Alpha-Sketch is not about learning letters; it’s about thinking creatively, varying your point of view, and looking for details. Bradd created this drawing style and has published multiple picture books as well as a series of activity books. This year marks the release of THE ALPHA-SKETCH CLASSROOM, a teacher’s manual that shows how this creative style can be used to engage your students in a fun, effective way. Bradd also provides a custom book project for schools to use as a fundraiser where he writes/illustrates an original book about what makes your school great. Students sell the books, and your school earns $5 profit per copy sold with no minimums to order. His presentation also includes a game where attendees can win prizes like books, t-shirts, prints, and magnets by guessing what is being drawn with the alphabet.

Presenters
avatar for Bradd Parton

Bradd Parton

Author/Illustrator, Alpha-Sketch:Art for the Smart
I am an author/illustrator that has been successfully working with schools for over 18 years. I am most known for creating the Alpha-Sketch art style. Every line in my art is actually a letter of the alphabet and each letter is used once in all illustrations. There are no omissions... Read More →



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

2:30pm

THREE TIMES LUCKY's Conclusion: THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS
THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS!  Introducing the latest (and final) book in the middle-grade mystery series than began with the Newbery Honor book THREE TIMES LUCKY.  Use this book just after kids read THREE TIMES LUCKY, or use it as the end note to the award-winning series set here in NC.  I'll talk about the book, creativity, and my writing process.  I'll give you a quick look at the presentation I use in school visits, and talk about the questions kids ask - about their own creativity, and about my books.  There will be plenty of time for your questions, too.  Hope to see you there!  Sheila Turnage

Presenters
avatar for Sheila Turnage

Sheila Turnage

New York Times bestselling author Sheila Turnage is best known for her Newbery Honor book THREE TIMES LUCKY, and the other books in the Mo & Dale Mysteries series: THE GHOSTS OF TUPELO LANDING, THE ODDS OF GETTING EVEN, and THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS.THE LAW OF FINDERS KEEPERS (September... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

2:30pm

“Amazing Teaching Comes From Reflective Practice: Up Your Game with National Board Certification”
Being amazing begins with reflective practice which is what National Board Certification is all about! During this interactive workshop you will hear from a new high school NBCT and one in-progress candidate who will share their challenges and victories in their quest for National Board Certification. They will share how their quest for certification helped them to become more reflective in their daily practice. You CAN be amazing and accomplish your National Board Certification!

Presenters
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Karen Meier

Media Coordinator, Southwest Guilford High School
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Jennifer Worrells

Library Media Specialist, Grimsley Senior High School



Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

2:30pm

Memberclicks training for new board members
Presenters
avatar for Jo Higgins

Jo Higgins

School Library Media Coordinator, Thomasville High School


Thursday October 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

3:30pm

General Session & Business Meeting
Keynote - Alan Gratz
  • Business Meeting
  • NCSLMA Book Award Presentations

Authors
avatar for Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz

Alan Gratz is the bestselling author of a number of novels for young readers, including Samurai Shortstop, The Brooklyn Nine, Prisoner B-3087, Code of Honor, Projekt 1065, The League of Seven series, and Ban This Book. His latest novel is Refugee, the story of three different refugee... Read More →


Thursday October 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:15pm
Salem 2 Benton CC Main Level

5:00pm

7:15pm

Author/Board Dinner (CLOSED)
Dinner for authors and board members after book signing. 

Thursday October 4, 2018 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Garden Terrace Embassy Suites Second Level
 
Friday, October 5
 

7:00am

7:30am

8:00am

Slam...Pow...Wow! Superheroes Real and Imagined
Our students were exposed to real and imaginary superheroes through a study of the creation and reading of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction. The art teacher, a fourth grade teacher, and media specialist collaborated on an integrated arts unit. Students read graphic novels featuring superheroes, designed artwork, and met with two local graphic novel authors. They also logged their reading in Biblionasium. Come join us with our journey that took many twists and turns. Link to Google Slides (Copy and paste into a browser) http://bit.ly/2QvwyR7

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Blades

Kathy Blades

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Currituck County Schools
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Sandra Reynolds

Chief Information Officer, Currituck County Schools


Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

8:00am

Amazing Connections to Learning with NCWiseOwl
NCWiseOwl supports curriculum standards, differentiation and personalized learning. Take a closer look at the amazing wealth of NCWiseOwl content and the features available to help teachers and students! FREE resources are just a click away! (Bring a device!) bit.ly/InstructWiseOwl 

Presenters
avatar for Cynthia Sartain

Cynthia Sartain

EAST Area DTL Consultant, NC DPI



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

8:00am

Canvas and Gale - Get more from NCWiseOwl.
You already have access to Gale’s curriculum-aligned digital resources through the state. But how can you – and your students – get the most out of them? During this session, you will grow with Gale by:
• Leveraging the new Canvas integration
• Exploring top features for elementary, middle and high schools
• Hearing insights from local districts and schools
Best of all, you will leave with tips and best practices that will make an immediate impact in your 21st century learning environment.

This will be hands on session exploring how to use the NCWiseOwl resources with Canvas.

Presenters
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Geoff Thieke

Strategic Account Manager, Cengage Gale
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Ken Wilmers

Education Sales Consultant, Cengage Gale


Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

8:00am

Hyperdocs + teacher/media collaboration=Happiness
The session will detail what Hyperdocs are, how to use templates to create them, and ways to creatively use them (stations) during research and other library lessons. I will also model how I use Hyperdocs during my collaborative middle school media units with core curriculum teachers. Attendess will begin creating a hyperdoc with a small group.

Presenters
avatar for Christel Hirsch

Christel Hirsch

Media Specialist, Liberty Middle School
I am a middle school media coordinator working in Western North Carolina. This is amazingly the beginning of my eleventh year as a librarian. I am a teacher, maker, and collaborator striving to use awesome strategies and technology to serve our wonderful students' needs and to make... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

8:00am

Intima-data-tion
What is there to fear? Come to this session and be encouraged, not fearful, about using data to inform your practice. Join me to defeat data intimidation! In this session, we will share our data stories, review samples of annual reports, and identify data useful to SLMCs.This will be an interactive session, so please bring a charged, computing device.

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

School Library Media Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

8:00am

New and Amazing in NCpedia and ANCHOR: Integrating Access to Content and Curriculum Resources
Join us to find out what's new and amazing in NCpedia, NC’s online encyclopedia, and ANCHOR (formerly the Learn NC Digital History Textbook). Explore resources and features that integrate content, lessons and primary sources for inquiry-based instruction and virtual learning for NC social studies and digital literacy education. Share your feedback to help us make these resources even better!

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Agan

Kelly Agan

Digital Projects Librarian, State Library of North Carolina
As a digital projects librarian, I work on development of digital collections for North Carolina history, heritage and government information at the State Library of NC. I have broad experience in NC public history, education and outreach. And I wear a few other hats at the State... Read More →
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Rebecca Hyman

Educational Programs & Outreach Librarian, State Library of North Carolina



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

8:00am

The Magic of LEGOs
Participants will see examples of Legos WeDo 2.0 being used in a makerspace and receive sample lesson plans and materials to take with them. Participants will also be provided time to experiment with the LEGO We Do sets and App. The session will be presented in a station-rotation format with the presenter facilitating discussion at the tables.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Harris

Jason Harris

Media Specialist, Fairview Heights Elementary School



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

8:00am

Too Busy for Badges? Think Again!
Struggle with getting your teachers on board with professional development? Ever notice they zone out during staff meetings? Need a way to get your teachers engaged? Ever thought of doing PD in your PJs? Stop by to learn more about Badging. By implementing Brag Board Badges, teachers are inspired to complete PD on their own and at their own pace. Through the use of hyperdocs, slide decks and innovative tech tools, the badge board process shows classroom teachers how to use new tools while also modeling how the tools can be applied in the classroom. By tapping into teachers’ internal competitive nature, Brag Board Badging can completely change the way your school does Professional Development. During this session, Brag Board Badging will be explained and templates of all materials will be given so you can carry out this PD at your school with minimal effort!

Presenters
avatar for Lesli Darden

Lesli Darden

Instructional Technology Facilitator
I'm the Instructional Technology Facilitator at Goldsboro High School. I love all things Google!
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Katie Johnson

Media Coordinator, Goldsboro High School
I am the media coordinator at Goldsboro High in Wayne County, NC. I love Disney, puppies, books (a given) and all things Google!



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

8:00am

Using Self-Directed Learning Pathways During Library Enrichment Block
This session will facilitate how student-directed learning pathways work to give students choice within a range of learning objectives, effectively increasing students ownership and accountability of their learning. Participants will learn how this learning method can be used to enhance student experiences through virtual field trips, collaborative learning, and interest-based learning. Suggested apps, tips for successful integration, and product information will be shared.


Presenters
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Anitra Cook

Media Coordinator, Sam D. Bundy Elementary
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Brandy Davis

4th Grade Teacher, Sam D. Bundy Elementary



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

8:00am

Welcome to the Amazing World of Augmented Reality :Metaverse
Metaverse is an augmented reality experience that allows teachers to present content, challenge ideas and assess students in an alternative way. In this session participants will participate in a Metaverse experience, create a Metaverse account and learn how to make a basic student experience. Participants will need to download the app onto their phone or ipad in advance. There will be a few door prizes.

Presenters
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Sue Tobin

ITF, Davidson County Schools
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Joanie Williams

Media Coordinator, Midway Elementary



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

8:00am

Looking for an "AMAZING" research tool?
We all know how critical it is to teach students how to find and evaluate sources, but teaching them how to cite, organize, and use those sources is just as important. Since EasyBib has discontinued its school licensing, many of us have been searching for something to take its place. Enter NoodleTools --- a strangely named but powerful tool at a reasonable price. Come and see what this all-encompassing tool can do for you and your students.

Click here to download a copy of my presentation so you can edit it and use it to present to faculty and other stakeholders.

Click here to get an editable copy of the Google Slide presentation to show students how to set up a NoodleTools account.

Presenters
avatar for Jo Higgins

Jo Higgins

School Library Media Coordinator, Thomasville High School


Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

8:00am

Care of Magical Creatures
In order to keep the magic going, you need to take care of the most magical of creatures - yourself! Learn how to manage your stress, develop your resilience & cultivate self-compassion so you can work your magic without burning out your flame.

2 weeks of positivity: goo.gl/sfLzon
Stress mitigation resources: goo.gl/6TksQ6
Slides: https://my.visme.co/projects/w4y3o8g6-care-of-magical-creatures#s1



Presenters
avatar for Jen Baker

Jen Baker

Library Media Coordinator, Pamlico County High School
NCSLMA Coastal Region Director; 2014-2015 NCSLMA Emerging Leader; Certified in Social & Emotional Learning & Character Development - Rutgers University; Trained with Mindful Schools; Diversity & Cultural Awareness; HSBOB


Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

8:00am

Culturally Responsive co-teaching with your Librarian as your Partner
Culturally Responsive Teaching is a pedagogy that recognizes the importance of including students' cultural references (race, ethnicity, class, gender, region, religion, and family) in all aspects of teaching/learning with literacy resources that contribute to that student's cultural identity and personalized learning. This is a great way to collaborate w/teachers while also identifying student, classroom, and library cultural needs. Google slides and digital resources will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Crystal Joyce

Crystal Joyce

School Library Media Coordinator, Old Richmond Elementary
I an the NCSLMA Advocacy & Governance Section Chair. I am in my 9th year teaching in the library. I also attending Appalachian State University to get my Master's Certificate in Instructional Technology.



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

8:00am

Graphic Novels 101
An introduction to graphic novels/mangas/comics as part of a successful school library program, including a discussion on helping teachers integrate them into their curriculum and a guide on essential works to begin your collection.

Presenters
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M. Brandon Robbins

Media Coordinator, Southern Wayne High School



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

8:00am

Minions: How Media Assistants Became Integral to My Library and School
This will be a presentation about how my media assistants became more than just media assistants. I will discuss how my "Minions" became leaders in my school by being given lots of responsibilities in and out of the library.

Presenters
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Susan Ringo

SLMC, West Wilkes Middle School



Friday October 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

9:00am

Play with Words: Motivating Students to be Creative Writers
Learn how my students improved their writing skills after I received the NCSLMA Action Research Grant. This session will provide a wealth of resources, engaging lesson plans, and writing center ideas, so your students' writing will include elaborate details, vivid images and interesting words.

Presenters
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Vicky Mahoney

Media Specialist, Clayton Middle School



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

9:00am

Become a NC Digital Research Ninja!
Become your school’s expert for NC digital content for the classroom! Learn about content and classroom activities from state government agencies, libraries, museums and more. We’ll help you expand your community’s access to trusted content and primary sources to support inquiry-based instruction and virtual learning.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Agan

Kelly Agan

Digital Projects Librarian, State Library of North Carolina
As a digital projects librarian, I work on development of digital collections for North Carolina history, heritage and government information at the State Library of NC. I have broad experience in NC public history, education and outreach. And I wear a few other hats at the State... Read More →
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Rebecca Hyman

Educational Programs & Outreach Librarian, State Library of North Carolina



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

9:00am

Digital Citizenship and the DLCs
Join me to connect the digital citizenship focus area of NC’s Digital Learning Competencies to our practice as SLMCs. In this session, we will examine the competencies in the digital citizenship focus area, review instructional digital citizenship resources, and share our expertise with each other. This will be an interactive session, so please bring a charged, computing device.

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

School Library Media Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction
Kathy is a Raleigh native who answered the calling to be a lifelong educator. She graduated with English and history degrees from North Carolina State University and earned ESL certification and a master's degree in library science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

9:00am

Media Magic - Video Production and Visual Literacy
Using both presentation and demonstration, participants will create engaging audio and video recordings of stories & poems.The session will include discussion of visual literacy and how to integrate in all curriculums. Resources adapted for all grade levels will be shared, including templates and lesson plans.

Presenters
avatar for Pam Johnson

Pam Johnson

Digital Learning Facilitator, Buncombe County Schools
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Alicia Luke

Media Coordinator, AC Reynolds Middle School



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Amazing Movies Start with WeVideo!
This session will introduce attendees with WeVideo-an online video editor, and show you the many ways it can be used from Elementary to High School and beyond. School news, book trailers and more! You will learn how to set up a free account and free trial, and navigate through the easy to use video tools and resources. We will play around with green screen and how to apply various backgrounds and other fun stuff.

Presenters
avatar for Judy Rominger Uhrig

Judy Rominger Uhrig

media Coordinator, Mount Tabor High School


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

9:00am

Amazing Things you see when you refocus your cultural looking glass
Students want to read however their book selection generally does not reflect their culture. They are more eager to want to read if they can see themselves in their books. This session will provide resources and a guideline to selecting titles that provide positive and encouraging images of multicultural characters. This session will also introduce a high school junior and her service learning journey to help provide more multicultural books to public school libraries.

Presenters
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Angelina Monroe

High School Junior
Service Learning Project
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Tonya Monroe-Leach

Media Specialist, Western Guilford High School


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Going Global in the Media Center
Participants will learn how to connect with others using their webcams! This is appropriate for elementary and middle school but can certainly be modified for high school. Participants will learn about Mystery Skype/Hangouts, Skyping with Scientists/Authors, as well as collaborating with other classrooms across the world through a virtual environment. Resources will be provided with a google slideshow/google docs linked to my presentation. 

Presenters
avatar for Hali Pyles

Hali Pyles

Media Specialist, Hawfields Middle School
I am currently in my 7th year as a Media Specialist. Prior to that I was a 6th grade Science and Social Studies teacher. I graduated from Western Michigan University with my bachelor's in Elementary Education and from Appalachian State University with my master's in Library Science... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Is Your Makerspace Accessible?
Makerspaces can provide powerful learning opportunities for our students. Awareness of inclusion of all students and their abilities is incredibly important. In this session, Heather Moorefield-Lang will share a variety of examples in which librarians are including culture, abilities, appealing to different ages and genders, as well as expanding general awareness in makered activities. Bring your own ideas and examples to share!

Presenters
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Moorefield-Lang, a former middle school theater teacher and school librarian, currently serves as faculty with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

9:00am

Middle School Magic-A Showcase of Amazing Things Happening in Our Middle School Library!
Want to get your middle-schoolers engaged and excited about what they are learning? Join us as we share how we did that, by using project-based learning and incorporating technology skills into our lessons. We will share sample lessons, examples of ways to incorporate clubs into your program, and how to utilize community members/high school students to benefit your program. (Hand-outs will be available.)

My Smore Presentation



Presenters
avatar for Cheri Hudson

Cheri Hudson

Media Coordinator, Lakeshore Middle School
Hi! My name is Cheri Hudson and I am the Media Coordinator at Lakeshore Middle School. Throughout my career I have worked as a teacher assistant/bus driver, taught 1st-3rd grades, and have worked as a Media Coordinator in grades K-8th. I have also worked as the Branch Manager/Programming... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

9:00am

Personalizing Your Library Instruction
Empower students within the library and allow them to take control of their learning through the use of menus and choice boards. By allowing students to choose projects and lessons that incorporate their interests and passions, it allows students to learn the library curriculum, explore making and STEM based projects, and dig deeper into topics that interests them. The presentation can be found at bit.ly/personalizelibrary

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Fulton

Melissa Fulton

Library Media Specialist, Westchester Country Day School


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

9:00am

Amazing Things Start with National Boards
Are you ready to start your National Boards? Not sure how to or what it involves? In this presentation you will learn about eligibility, costs, how NC supports candidates, timeline for 2018-19, certification process and components. We will explore the National Board website to locate the needed resources to get started. Are you ready for an Amazing Journey? Great! Let's get started.

Presenters
avatar for Renee Gentry

Renee Gentry

Media Specialist, Roaring River Elementary School
I am an elementary media specialist with 23 years experience. Currently I work at two small elementary schools in Wilkes County. I am a National Board certified teacher and love to encourage others to do so as well.



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

9:00am

Fixed or Flex: Innovative Professional Learning Strategies
Come join in the conversation as we look at innovative professional learning strategies that can help you address your teacher’s needs while considering your own schedule – fixed or flex! We will look at readily available resources and how to utilize them through various approaches. bit.ly/FixedFlexed 

Presenters
avatar for Cynthia Sartain

Cynthia Sartain

EAST Area DTL Consultant, NC DPI



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

9:00am

Give Your Amazing Students a Voice!
We can empower students to share their unique voices, increasing their engagement at school. Come learn ideas that encourage students to use their voices, including Flipgrid, interactive bulletin boards, family literacy activities, student news, Skype, creative writing, Padlet, and more. Participants will leave with strategies they can implement right away!

bit.ly/NCSLMAvoice

Presenters
avatar for Kristi Allred

Kristi Allred

Media Coordinator, North Davidson Middle School
@allred_kristi | | @NDMSLibrarian



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

9:00am

New Wine In An Old Wine Bottle: The Trajectory Of School Libraries In Nigeria
This presentation describes school library activities using the analogy of new wine in an old bottle. New wine is using new ideas, thoughts, creativity or creative potential in the school library.  We will discuss challenges facing school libraries in Nigeria and some proactive steps taken by institutions and individuals in revamping the school library system. 

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Fadekemi Oyewusi

Dr. Fadekemi Oyewusi

Visiting Professor, East Carolina University


Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

9:00am

Telling Our Amazing Professional Story: Everyday Advocacy for School Librarians
Whether your a school librarian, library media specialist, teacher librarian or any other name that is included in the role of school library advocate, you have an amazing story to tell about the things that are happening within your school library program, as well as across the state and nation. This workshop will help guide you through the process of recognizing your voice, structuring your narrative, and leveraging your story to the stakeholders and decision makers that we must share our story with.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin M. Washburn

Kevin M. Washburn

Education Section Chair, NCSLMA
Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator at Alexander Graham Middle School (Charlotte NC). I am also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina with the MLIS program. My teaching areas include Children's Literature and Collection Development. My research... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

9:00am

Unleash the Magic of Elementary Battle of the Books
Curious about how EBOB works? Want to know more about what a battle round looks like? Not sure how to get a team up and running? All it takes is 50 minutes and PRESTO! You will be heading back to school with the information you need to prepare your first team for competition. Door prizes provided by Perma-Bound, BTSB Books, and Scholastic.

Presenters
avatar for Paula Farmer

Paula Farmer

School Library Media Coordinator, Moravian Falls Elementary
I am a SLMC in a small, rural Title I elementary school located in the foothills. I love my job, and my passion is connecting kids with books that ignite a desire in them to read. I serve on the NCSLMA Elementary Battle of the Books Committee, and an currently in my second year as... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:50am
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Is Genrefication the Solution You've Been Looking For?
Have you been intrigued by the movement to “ditch Dewey”? Drs. Becnel and Moeller will open with the history and theory behind genrefication and then cede the floor to a panel of school librarians who will tell you how they genrefied their own libraries, reflect on the results, and take your questions.

Presenters
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Kim Becnel

Associate Professor of Library Science, Appalachian State University
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Robin Moeller

Associate Professor, Appalachian State University



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Ardmore 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Breakout of the Media Center
Do you need an escape from the Meia Center? Are you creative enough to breakout of he room? Breakout Rooms, where people solve themed puzzles and break codes to escape the room, are becoming very popular. You can personalize your own breakout room, using my easy formula which uses free programs.

Thank you all for coming to my session! Here are the links I promised!

Breakout of the Media Center presentation slides- https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yID88ogGykzNIGTJhJ_eqYnNK8SjYP0lgdhRRCxhsjU/edit?usp=sharing

Here is the presentation that I used as a planner and then turned into an answer key. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ibFfHyU9n3zpHAiWLHO0vj4SGLRiuR6rbVAAT9n2FF8/edit?usp=sharing

Presenters
avatar for Beryl Lemmons

Beryl Lemmons

Media Specialist, Durham Public Schools


Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Managing the Library Classroom: PBIS and Discipline Strategies Panel Discussion
The panel of elementary and middle school librarians from a diverse selection of schools will discuss strategies and techniques related to classroom management and PBIS in the library classroom. Panelists will share struggles they have had, solutions to problems, and successes they have had. Panelists will also answer questions related to discipline and PBIS from the audience.

Moderators
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Annie Harris

School Library Media Coordinator, Southwest Elementary

Presenters
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Kristin Brynsvold

Media Coordinator, Konnoak Elementary School
avatar for Lisa England

Lisa England

Media Coordinator, Frank Morgan Elementary
I am a media specialist in my 8th year at Morgan Elementary in Clemmons, NC. I have served as school chairman of the NCCBA committee for 14 years. I am a happy GiGi to four precious little ones and proud to represent North Carolina as the School Library Media Coordinator of the Year... Read More →
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Deb Fidali

Media Coordinator, Flat Rock Middle School
avatar for Bitsy Griffin

Bitsy Griffin

Librarian, NCSLMA President Elect, Old Town Global Academy
I still don’t know what I want to do in life. I suffer from a severe case of wanderlust. | | I seriously envy those of you who are settled and don’t spend your life dreaming of exotic places. I have truly loved everything I’ve done and every place I’ve been. For a season... Read More →
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Stephanie Turner

Media Coordinator, Mineral Springs Middle School
avatar for Colleen Yarnell

Colleen Yarnell

teacher librarian, Union Cross



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

10:00am

NC Kids Digital Library- the first of its kind
NC Kids Digital Library is the first of its kind statewide digital library of ebooks, audiobooks, and videos for children preschool through elementary grades.
With funding from the legislature, the help of the State Library, NC Public Library Directors Association developed a digital library of materials that can be used by any child in the state with a public library card or a student ID that has been added to the public library ILS. Available in all 100 counties of NC.
Demo of NC KIds website, Libby App instruction cards, related promotional materials.

Presenters
avatar for Ruth Ann Copley

Ruth Ann Copley

Library Director, NC Kids Digital Library Wrangler, Davidson County Public Library, NC Public Library Directors Assoc.



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

The Easy Make Oven: Combining the Right Ingredients for Media Center Magic
Makerspaces. Coding. Virtual Reality. Breakouts. DLC's. Technology and innovation aren't going anywhere, they are just increasing. Yet, we still LOVE and cherish the art of the story and strive for reading engagement. There's a whole list of amazing ingredients to choose from, but what will result in that magical melding versus a molten mess? How does one library do it all? This session will cover one library's attempt to bridge tradition with innovation, with and without a sous chef. Presentation will include visuals, demonstrations and interactive stations. Freebies will be provided as well as access to a list of resources.

Presenters
avatar for Natalie Ezell

Natalie Ezell

School Library Media Coordinator, Flat Rock Middle School
I have been spellbound by the art of the story for as long as I can remember. It led me to write and read constantly as a child and ultimately drew me away from veterinary medicine and into literature and teaching instead. I spent my first eight years teaching Language Arts and Science... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

10:00am

50+ Digital and Online Tools
Looking for great websites and apps? Then this is the interactive session for you. Join Heather Moorefield-Lang for a fast-paced session on digital and online tools. Be ready to leave with an exciting new batch of resources to share! Make sure to bring your favorite device to the session!

Presenters
avatar for Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Heather Moorefield-Lang, a former middle school theater teacher and school librarian, currently serves as faculty with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in the Department of Library and Information Studies. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

10:00am

Bringing Novels to Life with Nonfiction Research
I do many collaborative projects in particular with a 4th grade teacher around her novel units. We do 10-15 projects yearly on nonfiction areas that relate to novels she covers in class. Using different types of projects for each from newspaper articles to Chatterpix to Google Slides to flip books. i will show student examples, how to use various tools for the projects, what novels we pair with nonfiction research, and how the teacher is able to cover all her ELA fiction and nonfiction objectives by combining our projects with her novel studies.

Presenters
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Holly DuBois

Media Coordinator, Caleb's Creek Elementary School


Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Building BRIDGES
In this interactive workshop you will learn about how we, as high school librarians, developed and organized a BRIDGES event that connected high school librarians and academic librarians. We will share about the data and the information that was discussed at the conference. We will also discuss where we can go with this information to impact the learning of our high school students.

Presenters
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Jessica Bair-Epps

Media Coordinator, Walkertown High School
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Karen Meier

Media Coordinator, Southwest Guilford High School
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Jennifer Worrells

Library Media Specialist, Grimsley Senior High School



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Children’s Literature Across Continents

Discover children’s books with settings on every continent. From Oceania to Asia to South America to Africa to North America to Europe -- children can be transferred to places far away while developing authentic cultural awareness through books appropriate for grades Kindergarten through fifth. Information on events where students celebrate reading initiatives including the fall Global Read Aloud and the spring Reading Without Walls as well as service learning opportunities in South Sudan through the Walk for Wisdom student initiative.  ACCESS THE SLIDE PRESENTATION WITH RESOURCES AT https://tinyurl.com/y8qtv9h3 .  CONTACT ME AT karen.puckett@rss.k12.nc.us

Presenters
avatar for Karen Puckett

Karen Puckett

Media Specialist, Isenberg Elementary School



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Amazing Book Competitions = Amazing Readers
Want to motivate unmotivated middle school readers? Then, this session is for you! It will guide you on how to create and run a successful Middle School Battle of the Books program while connecting your students to amazing books.

NCSLMA Board
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Charlene Waller

Media Coordinator, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology


Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

Behind the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Seals: Serving on National Children’s Book Award Committees
Have you ever wondered what serving on a national book award committee entails? Do you want to serve on one of these committees but do not know where to begin? If you answered yes to either of these questions, please join Prof. Bailey as he shares the ends and outs of serving on national book award committees. Caldecott, Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, Stonewall, and other Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) award committees will be highlighted. The session will conclude with a lively interactive question and answer session.

Presenters
avatar for Alan Bailey

Alan Bailey

Associate Professor, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Over my 34-year career as a librarian, I have served as a public school librarian, a branch manager of a public library, and have worked in community college and university libraries. For more than 25 of those years, I have been responsible for developing collections for young children... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

10:00am

Breaking Out with Author Visits
Breakout activities are a great way to engage students while having fun. When used in conjunction with an upcoming author visit, they help build excitement and background knowledge about the visiting author. Attendees will participate in a breakout activity, receive materials for author breakouts, and then learn how to set one up for their own students.

Presenters
avatar for Pamela Sands

Pamela Sands

Media Coordinator, New Century International Middle School
I am excited to be presenting at NCSLMA for the first time! This is my 21st year as an educator, and my 11th year as a Media Coordinator. Being a “school librarian” had been my dream job since 4th grade, so I jumped when an opportunity opened at the school where I was teaching... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Celebrating in the Library: a Year of Activities for Every Level
Looking for ideas to promote the library? Ideas to get students and staff excited about reading and encourage them to visit more often? Join us as we talk about celebrations for every month of the year for Elementary, Middle and High School. Attendees will walk away with a Calendar full of ideas!

Presenters
avatar for Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County, NC | President, NCSLMA 2017-18 | Past President, NCSLMA 2018-19



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

10:00am

Lessons from The Lorax and Other Environmental Literature
Discover a wealth of exceptional elementary books that nurture environmental stewardship, while building literacy skills. Find ways for students to use the media’s center’s reference materials to further their understanding on ecological trends. Finally, participate in a role-playing simulation to make environmental literary themes come alive. Receive lesson plans and reading lists matched to state standards.

Presenters
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Jayne Young

Librarian & AIG Facilitator, Scurlock Elementary School of Technology (Hoke Co. Schools)
What a hard question! I love the outdoors and think our students are on devices more than they should be. They need to explore. So I like to encourage outdoor activity through my lessons and the books that students read. The other part of me believes in giving back so I love for... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

10:00am

NCSLMA​ ​Awards,​ ​Grants​ ​and​ ​Scholarships:​ ​What​ ​you need​ ​to​ ​know​ ​and​ ​didn't​ ​know​ ​to​ ​ask!
Do you want to apply for the NCSLMA Awards, Grants or Scholarships and have questions? Join us for a Q&A session with the Chairs of the Awards Committee as we share examples of Read 2 Succeed and Action Research grants, tips and ideas for applying for the NCSLMA Awards, Grants and Scholarships.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Justice

Sarah Justice

Media Specialist, Rosman Middle/high Schools
Sarah Justice is the media specialist at Rosman Middle and High Schools in Transylvania County, NC. She was the 2016 North Carolina School Library Media Association Media Coordinator of the Year. Mrs. Justice has worked her way across the state of North Carolina in pursuit of her... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

10:00am

WakeForward: Advancing School Libraries through Stronger Connections
What makes a library program amazing? Hear about our district-wide initiative that serves to better define and advocate for strong school library programs, while also providing personalized professional learning for our school librarians. We've spent a year working with focus groups, crosswalking state and national standards and frameworks, and developing toolkits. We hope to share our efforts (links to our resources provided) with others across the state. Let's build connections to strengthen our libraries, together!

Presenters
avatar for Kendra Allen

Kendra Allen

Lead Librarian
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Susan Bock

Coordinating Teacher for Elementary School Libraries, WCPSS


Friday October 5, 2018 10:00am - 10:50am
Ayers Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

21st Century Skills in a 22nd Century Library!
Makey Makey, Sphero, Ozobot, Scratch--funny words but amazing technologies! How can you incorporate these into your Math/Science/History/Art/English/CTE/any classroom? Why would you want to? How can you utilize your librarian to help with this? That's exactly what you'll learn during this session. Examples that range from talking trees to interactive ghost maps will be shared.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Justice

Sarah Justice

Media Specialist, Rosman Middle/high Schools
Sarah Justice is the media specialist at Rosman Middle and High Schools in Transylvania County, NC. She was the 2016 North Carolina School Library Media Association Media Coordinator of the Year. Mrs. Justice has worked her way across the state of North Carolina in pursuit of her... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Conference 1 Benton CC Lower Level

11:00am

Amazing Things start with...Wikipedia?!
Interactive discussion with an abbreviated presentation on the positives and negatives of using Wikipedia as a research tool & incorporating it into digital literacy lessons, with practical applications for classroom collaboration. Digital resources, handouts, plus NCLA Tech Trends Round Table Swag!
  Link to Presentation PDFs: https://tinyurl.com/yd74gbw8

Presenters
avatar for Aislynn Denny

Aislynn Denny

Media Specialist, Western Guilford Middle School
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Julie Raynor

Readers' Services Supervisor, High Point Public Library



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 3A Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

Be a spHERO Superhero @ STEM Camp
Join the citizens of Catawba as we search for our newest superheroes in a week-long STEM Summer Camp. Learn how 4th - 6th graders used Sphero robots to defeat numerous villains using paint, water and even shaving cream! Our session will "unmask" everything from start to finish and "save the day" with amazing lessons and prizes!

Presenters
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Lara Arrigoni

Media Coordinator, Sherrill's Ford Elementary
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Amanda Moose

Media Coordinator, Claremont Elementary


Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Terrace 2 Embassy Suites Second Level

11:00am

Teach with OSMO
OSMO is a wonderful tool that is used to inspire creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. OSMO is easy to use and students love learning while playing. This presentation will show you all OSMO has to offer and how you can easily integrate it into your classroom instruction. Participants will be able to try out various OSMO games. A Google Slide presentation will be shared with participants for reference. Door prizes will be available from OSMO! Come out and see what all OSMO has to offer you and your students!

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Washburn

Amanda Washburn

Media Specialist, George Hildebrand Elementary
I am a Media Specialist working in Burke County serving in a rural elementary school. This is my 11th year teaching AND being a media specialist! My greatest joy is helping students find their love of reading and nurturing it so they will be life long readers and learners!



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 1A Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

The Greatest Show on Earth: Balancing Library Science & the Library Assistant
In this session, media coordinators will learn how to balance teaching secondary students to be effective library assistants while also teaching crucial Library Science skills (NCDPI's Information and Technology skills). The key is fostering student ownership in the media center by immersing the students in all areas of librarianship and using engaging digital tools to access, create, and share their input. Participants will experience examples of student work and receive a link to useful tools and resources to take back to their home schools.

Presenters
avatar for Mary Potter

Mary Potter

School Media Coordinator, Seventy-First Classical Middle School
I am the proud Media Coordinator and 8th Grade Library Science teacher of Seventy-First Classical Middle School in Fayetteville, NC.
avatar for Pamela Sands

Pamela Sands

Media Coordinator, New Century International Middle School
I am excited to be presenting at NCSLMA for the first time! This is my 21st year as an educator, and my 11th year as a Media Coordinator. Being a “school librarian” had been my dream job since 4th grade, so I jumped when an opportunity opened at the school where I was teaching... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Gaines 2 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

Collaboration Successes and Partnerships
Wanting to collaborate and partner with classroom teachers and lessons and just not sure how to get your foot in the door? Join us as we discuss successful collaborative projects and partnerships through the eyes of a Media Coordinator and Classroom Teacher. Participants will walk out with project ideas, activities and ideas to build collaborative partnerships with classroom teachers and engaging activities that will not only spotlight the Media Center program but student learning.

Presenters
avatar for Brene Duggins

Brene Duggins

Media Coordinator, Oak Grove High School
Media Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Davidson County, NC | President, NCSLMA 2017-18 | Past President, NCSLMA 2018-19
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Shannon Templeton

English Teacher, Oak Grove High School



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 1B Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

Technology Infused Middle Grades Projects for All Learners!
For my presentation, I will share with teachers various technology units that they can complete with students. The projects presented include Age of Exploration, Non-Fiction Choice Board, Book Snaps with can be completed with fiction or non-fiction book, a menu choice board about the French/Indian War, a rock cycle project, World War I stations, circuits, the periodic table, and a book bento project that can be done with any book fiction or non-fiction. As I present the various technology infused projects, I will introduce the tool or tools used in the project. I will allow teachers an opportunity to explore the tool briefly before moving on to the next project. I plan to discuss the free and paid portions of the various tools.

Presenters
avatar for Vickie Blankenship

Vickie Blankenship

Media Coordinator, East McDowell Middle School



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Conference 2 Benton CC Lower Level

11:00am

The Magic of Collaboration: Art meets Technology
This workshop will showcase a collaborative project between Mrs. Laws, an art teacher at Eastern High School and Mrs. Sumner, the EGHS School Library Media Specialist. This collaborative project teaches students how to create Book Origami, a sculptural practice of folding book pages to create word art or images in print. While doing so, though, students use Web 2.0 tools to take pictures throughout the folding and then upload these pictures to Windows Movie Maker to create stop-motion-animation videos of the entire process. They learn OneDrive to store and share photos, Windows Movie Maker to create the actual video, and QR code generators to use in their final display around the library, linking their video for students to view next to their final projects. The workshop itself will teach school library media specialists the full project—including how the collaboration began, where to find materials, and standards used. Afterwards, the first 20 participants will learn how to create Book Origami themselves using books and patterns provided that they can take home with them!

Presenters
avatar for Karla Sumner

Karla Sumner

Media Specialist, Eastern Guilford High School



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 3B Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

A "Wonder"-ful Reading Experience
Each year, Newlin Elementary School staff works within the boundaries of a fixed specials schedule to create a wonder-ful grade-level wide reading program using R.J. Palacio’s book Wonder. Fifth graders explore Auggie’s world and reflect on themes such as kindness and friendship through small group discussions, family programs, special PE, Music, Art, and Media/Technology projects, and skype visits with “real-life Auggies”. Learn how the magic of collaboration between members of the speciality staff, school administration, student support services, the fifth grade team, and outside organizations creates a truly amazing experience for our students! 

Presenters
avatar for Heather Holley-Hall

Heather Holley-Hall

Media Coordinator, Harvey R. Newlin Elementary School, Burlington
I am an elementary school librarian. I love children's books. I have the beginnings of a makerspace in my library, but I'm not great at incorporating into my library schedule yet, so I am looking for ideas.



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Terrace 1 Embassy Suites Second Level

11:00am

Amazing Funding? It's out there.
Sometimes being amazing takes money. We will dive into the world of grant writing and look at the differents types of grants are out there and what information you need to apply. Be prepared to collaborate and begin your grant journey. Assistance with your grants will continue after the conference.

Presenters
avatar for Sara Levin

Sara Levin

Media Coordinator, Falkland Elementary
Sara Levin is going on her 13th year as a Media Coordinator and 16th year as a librarian. She is a graduate of the ECU MLS Program. She enjoys writing grants and has received close to $170,000 in the past 5 years. She has presented grant writing sessions at NCSLMA, NCTIES, the... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Ardmore 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

High School Battle of the Books
Interested in learning more about HBOB? This informational session is about the 2018-2019 HBOB booklist and regional competitions. Ideas will be shared on how to promote HBOB in your district and with your students. There will be time for questions.

Presenters
KM

Karen Meier

Media Coordinator, Southwest Guilford High School



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Gaines 1 Embassy Suites Lower Level

11:00am

Telling Our Amazing Professional Story: Everyday Advocacy for School Librarians
Whether your a school librarian, library media specialist, teacher librarian or any other name that is included in the role of school library advocate, you have an amazing story to tell about the things that are happening within your school library program, as well as across the state and nation. This workshop will help guide you through the process of recognizing your voice, structuring your narrative, and leveraging your story to the stakeholders and decision makers that we must share our story with.

Presenters
avatar for Kevin M. Washburn

Kevin M. Washburn

Education Section Chair, NCSLMA
Media Coordinator and Technology Facilitator at Alexander Graham Middle School (Charlotte NC). I am also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina with the MLIS program. My teaching areas include Children's Literature and Collection Development. My research... Read More →



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 3C Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

The Amazing Genrefication Journey
This session will detail the steps for successful genrefication of middle/high school fiction collections. Participants will get tips on gauging interest, time frames, updating digital catalogs, shelving, labeling, signage, and orientation lessons. Participants will be eligible for door prizes ranging from books to signage!

Presenters
avatar for Traci Snyder

Traci Snyder

School Library Media Coordinator, Harnett Central Middle School



Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Salem 1C Benton CC Main Level

11:00am

The Magic of Sharing Your Story: How we are using storytelling to change our school culture
Everyone has a story! Learn how we use storytelling to improve our school culture in order to be more inclusive. We collaborated with students in English classes, Yearbook, Student Council and more to provide various avenues for all voices to be heard, both students and teachers. We will have many examples of how we are using the power of storytelling, from projects to spur of the moment interviews. Participants will leave with a variety of ideas to use in their media centers and classrooms.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Holland

Laura Holland

Media Specialist, Asheboro High School
avatar for Molly Lyons

Molly Lyons

English Teacher, Asheboro High School


Friday October 5, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Terrace 3 Embassy Suites Second Level

12:00pm

All Conference Luncheon (Ticketed Event)
Keynote - Jeff Mack
This is an all conference event, however, you do need a ticket (as indicated on your registration) to attend.

Authors
avatar for Jeff Mack

Jeff Mack

Growing up in Syracuse, New York, Jeff Mack spent most of his childhood drawing monsters, making comic books, and building haunted houses in his basement. He has spent most of his adulthood doing the same things. Since 2003, he has written and illustrated a long list of award-winning... Read More →


Friday October 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Salem 2 Benton CC Main Level