Saturday Sessions

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C1 and D1 Who? Me? The New Librarian? – DOUBLE SESSION
Lin Carvell, Millersville University; Jean Tuzinski, Mansfield University; Sue Piorkowski, Blue Ridge Elementary School; Susan Hefley, Dassa McKinney Elementary School

C2 Kadir Nelson, 2007 Caldecott Honor Award Recipient
Kadir Nelson, Illustrator, Luncheon Speaker


C3 Mind Stretching Strategies for Any Novel!
Nancy Polette, Professor of Education, Lindenwood University

C4 Creating Tomorrow’s Readers: Interactive Readalouds and Text Sets
Christine Markley, Librarian, Washington Elementary School; Erica Johnson, 1st Grade Teacher, Washington Elementary School

C5 From Robert Morris and Ben: Finding and Using Government Information in the Elementary Classroom CANCELLED

C6 Explore Pennsylvania Through the Pennsylvania Center for the Book
Karla M. Schmit, Education and Behavioral Sciences Librarian and Assistant Director of the PA Center for the Book

C7 iPod = “information Pod”: Podcasts, Podcasting, and Libraries
Douglas Uhlmann, Librarian, AV Coordinator, William Penn Charter School,

Discussion on polices for use of iPods and mp3 Players in the library! What tools do you use to podcast?
Audacity, Garageband, Gcast, Gabcast?

C8 Understanding By Design in the Library - What’s the Big Idea?
Click on the link to the wikispace created for our workshop for our lessons, handouts and curriculum!
Susan C. Dahlstrom, Librarian, Upper Merion Area High School; Upper Merion Area School District Librarians: Maggie Caverly, Annmarie Kocher, Beth Uckele, Kay Haskell, Terry Murphy, Carolyn Walsh, and Sharon Nardelli

C9 Project-Based Library Instruction
Carrie Higgins, Library Media Specialist, Wissahickon Charter School; Kristi Little, Dean of Administration, Wissahickon Charter School
Carrie's wiki -

C10 Score Big with Pockets Full of Fun
Christine A. Kallevig, Author, Professional Storyteller

C11 Ask Here PA, Live Chat Reference, 24/7/365
Vince Mariner, HSLC/ACCESS PA

C12 So Many Great New Books, So Little Time!
Joanne M. Bongaarts, Educational Consultant

C13 Sound Bite Booktalks
Dotty Delafield, Librarian, Mt. Nittany Middle School; Martha Freeman, Author
Handouts and Book Bait from the presentation.
Copies of the Sound Bite Booktalks written during the session will be posted soon. I'll send a notice out to the listserv.

C14 Engaging Students With Curriculum-Linked, Standards-Aligned Educational Multimedia
Dale Roades, Training Manager, Access Fiber Solutions

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D2 Web 2.0 Meets Information Fluency: Designing Projects for 21st Century Learners
Dr. Joyce K. Valenza, Library Media Specialist, Springfield Township HS
Things we didn't have time for:
PowerPoint Reform
Image Generators (for presentations and many creative classroom purposes)
Digital Storytelling, especially

D3 How to Read a Picture Book (If You Can’t Read the Words)
John E. Manders, Children’s Book Illustrator

D4 Development of a K-12 Information Literacy Scope and Sequence for School Libraries
- Dr. Mary K. Biagini, Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh;
- Daniel Hood, Information Literacy Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University Library;
- Samuel J. Jackendoff, Curriculum Supervisor for Library and Information Sciences, Pittsburgh Public Schools

D5 Bilingual Children’s Literature: Enrichment for All Second Language Learners
Dr. Celeste T. Burns, Professor, Mansfield University

D6 Books for Boys (Grades K-8)
Kim L. Deniker, Librarian, Wilmington Area School District

Please note that the session's PowerPoint(R) presentation
+ Will not be copied and handed out during the session
+ Please e-mail to request PPT at
+ Thanks to all who attended.
+ PPT can be downloaded here:

D7 R.B.I. @your library® = Read Better Information at your Library
Beth A. McGuire, District Librarian, Fannett-Metal School District

D8 What Are They Reading? A Teacher’s Book Club
Carolyn P. Van Etten, Librarian, Northern Potter Jr./Sr. HS; Georgia McCutcheon, Science/ Chemistry Teacher

D9 Laptop and Technology Grants: Find them. Win Them
Michelle T. Foreman, Instructor, Librarian, Shippensburg University; Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School
Powerpoint - GrantWriting PPT.ppt (for earlier Office versions), GrantWriting PPT2007.pptx (for Office 2007 only)

D10 Beyond the Studio Door: The Writing of Safe
Susan Shaw, Author

D11 Scoring a Victory for Literacy and Imagination: Returning to Narnia with Prince Caspian!
Dr. Randy M. Testa, Vice President, Education & Professional Development, Walden Media

D12 Celebrate Pennsylvania in Books
Trinka Hakes Noble, Author, Illustrator

D13 Technology in the Library beyond Microsoft Office
Teresa L. Finegan, Elementary Librarian, West Chester Area School District

D14 Reading is Grand!
Denice G. Pazuchanics, School Media Specialist, Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Bethal Park SD; Rev. Ingrid Kalchthaler, Head of Youth Services, Bethal Park Public Library

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