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Peggy Becksvoort <[log in to unmask]>
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Peggy Becksvoort <[log in to unmask]>
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Quite a stellar line-up including Darcy Coffta, the originator of the
notice to melibs.

Hope to "see" a lot of other Maine librarians there.


Peg Becksvoort, LMS, NBCT
*Maine Association of School Libraries*
Librarian, Falmouth Middle School
52 Woodville Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
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On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 9:26 AM, Darcy Coffta <[log in to unmask]>

> *Tuesday, October 7th 2014*
> *1pm - 7pm PDT / 4pm - 10pm EDT*
> This year, as a Library 2.014 <> pre-conference event
> for K-12 and Teacher Librarians (and anyone else who wants to join!), we're
> holding Connected Librarian Day <> on
> *Tuesda=
> y,
> October 7th*.
> This is an open, online, and free event sponsored by Follett
> <> and The Center for International
> Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) <> at
> Rutgers.
> Read more about the 2014 Connected Librarian Day speakers
> <> below the
> schedule.
> Tweet about this event using #cld14
> <>. Direct
> your colleagues, friends, and favorite librarians to
> for more information.
> *Schedule*
> Use the time zone converter to make sure you don't miss out!
> <>
> *Click on the hyperlinked title to join each session*
> *12:30pm PDT / 3:30pm EDT -* Welcome and About the Landscape
> <
> >
> with Britten
> Follett, Joyce Valenza, Ross Todd & Shannon Miller
> *1pm PDT / 4pm EDT - Heidi Neltner* on "Your Stakeholder Connected
> Librarian Toolkit"
> <>
> *In the 21st Century, there are many options for staying connected to our
> school library stakeholders that include technology and good old fashioned
> face-to-face connections.  I=E2=80=99ll share some low-budget - mostly
> free=
> !- tech
> tools and strategies you can use with ease to mindfully communicate your
> programming and success related to stakeholder priorities.*
> *2pm PDT / 5pm EDT - Judy O=E2=80=99Connell* on "Leadership in a connected
> =
> age:
> change, challenge and productive chaos"
> <
> >
> *The 21st century school library leader recognizes that without keeping an
> eye on the future we may be doomed to remaining a prisoner of the past.
> With this eye on the future, the agile leader welcomes innovation, embraces
> change and thrives on chaos. But what skills are necessary to survive in
> the future? What do you need to do today? How will this affect you and your
> school community? Trends in knowledge construction, participatory cultures
> and social networks can give us the blueprint to successful leadership in
> our connected age. The good news is that by preparing today we can
> successfully meet the challenges of our global connected future of
> tomorrow.*
> *3pm PDT / 6pm EDT - Michelle Luhtala* on "Flipped Learning and the
> Essential Tools to Get you There"
> <
> >
> *What does it take to flip your program? Not much! This session will work
> through ten tools that will help school librarians flip instruction and
> help promote self-directed learning. Tools discussed will include course
> management systems, library management systems, eContent Cloud
> collaboration tools, online voicemail services, text-based instruction,
> student response applications, playlist creators, screencasting, and
> blogs.=
> *
> *4pm PDT / 7pm EDT - **Patrice Bryan & Darcy Coffta* on "Schools' Vortex:
> Innovative Library Makerspaces"
> <>
> *The shift from consumption-based learning to creation-based learning means
> many schools are transforming the library into a makerspace. Award-winning,
> innovative programs attest to the success of this movement. We'll look at
> what's being done and how educators teach & students learn in this model.
> The ways we support and advocate for the change from a quiet environment to
> a bustling activity center will be explored by the panel, as well as ways
> to highlight & share successes with other schools. The two panelists will
> showcase recent success in their schools where the library is now the
> center of action. Here, learning is student-driven & project-based, & kids
> are producers and sharers of information. Collaboration is key and kids
> learn from each other. The panelists will share before, during, & after
> stories of their transition, including best practices.*
> *5pm PDT / 8pm EDT - Matthew Winner & Sherry Gick* on "When Sherry Met
> Matthew: Finding Your Educational Soulmate and Helping Kids to Rule the
> World"
> <
> >
> *Kids hold the solutions to the world=E2=80=99s problems, but need the
> oppo=
> rtunity
> to rise to the challenge. We asked kids how they would change the world and
> then constructed a learning environment to do exactly that. What resulted
> not only translated to an epic win for all of the kids involved, but one of
> the most meaningful projects we as teachers have ever been a part of. And
> when the going gets tough, the tough find an incredible educational
> counterpart to join on the journey.*
> *6pm PDT / 9pm EDT - Jennifer LaGarde* on "Imagining Library Spaces of the
> Future, Today"
> <
> >
> *Simply put, if your school library is still just a place where students go
> to check out books, you=E2=80=99re doing it wrong. Today=E2=80=99s school
> l=
> ibraries should
> be places where students engage with information, each other and learners
> from around the world to ask big questions, solve real problems and build
> new knowledge. Let=E2=80=99s talk about ways that you can transform the
> lib=
> rary
> from a place where students simply consume information, to a participatory
> space where they create, design, engineer and build the information of the
> future.*
> *7pm PDT / 10pm EDT -* Closing Comments
> <
> >=
>  with
>  Britten Follett, Joyce Valenza, Ross Todd & Shannon Miller
> *Speakers*
>   *Patrice Bryan*
> Maplewood Richmond Heights High School
>   ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Darcy Coffta* <>
> Berwick Academy
> Darcy Coffta is Director of Innovation and Upper School librarian at
> Berwick Academy, a PK-12 independent day school in South Berwick, Maine.
> Under Darcy's direction Berwick's Innovation program received a 2013
> Follett Challenge Award and was featured as a "School That Shines" by local
> NBC news affiliate WCSH6. Darcy's recent conference presentations include
> ISTE 2014 and the 2014 Reidy Interactive Lecture Series. Berwick Innovation
> will be presenting at the NAIS national conference in Boston in 2015. For
> more information, you can reach Darcy at Berwick Innovation or via email at
> [log in to unmask]
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Britten Follett* <>
> Director of Social Media and Web Content, Follett Corporation
> A story teller at heart, Britten Follett's investigative television reports
> earned her the prestigious Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards. She graduated
> Summa Cum Laude from Southern Illinois University, where she was an
> award-winning Division One volleyball player. Today she serves the on the
> board of the SIU Alumni Association and the Dean's National Advisory
> Council. She is no stranger to the education industry. Five generations
> ago, her family founded Follett Corporation. Britten has returned to her
> roots in Illinois as the President of the Follett Educational Foundation
> and the Marketing Manager for Follett International. Today she is the
> director of social media and web content for Follett Corporation. When
> Britten is not traveling for work, she is traveling across the country,
> educating the public about child abuse prevention. She sits on the board of
> Prevent Child Abuse Illinois and is the co-author of Who Killed Kelsey?, a
> critique on the child welfare system through the murder of a two-year-old
> girl.
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Sherry Gick* <>
> Library & Instructional Tech Specialist, Rossville Middle/High School
> Library
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Jennifer LaGarde* <>
> Librarian Ambassador
> Jennifer LaGarde (aka library girl!) is the teacher librarian at New
> Hanover High School in Wilmington, NC as well as the lead librarian for New
> Hanover County Schools. With over 18 years experience in education as a
> classroom teacher, teacher librarian, district and statewide leader,
> Jennifer has been nationally recognized for her contribution to school
> librarianship and education in general. In 2011, Jennifer was awarded the
> "I Love My Librarian Award" by the American Library Association, The
> Carnegie Corporation of New York and The New York Times. She was also named
> a 2011 "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal. And in 2013 she was selected
> as one of five teacher librarians (nationally) finalists for the first ever
> Bammy Award for outstanding service in the area of school librarianship.
> Jennifer is the author of the award winning blog The Adventures of Library
> Girl where she proves you don=E2=80=99t have to be super hero to be a
> teach=
> er
> librarian, but having a cape sure helps.
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Michelle Luhtala* <>
> Head Librarian, New Canaan High School
> Michelle Luhtala is the department chair of New Canaan (CT) High School
> Library. She facilitates a professional learning community for over 7,000
> school librarians and tech integrators at She
> serves on the American Association of School Librarians=E2=80=99 (AASL)
> Boa=
> rd of
> Directors and the Connecticut Digital Library's advisory committee on
> databases. Michelle is a contributing author to Growing Schools: Librarians
> as Professional Developers. She blogs at
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Shannon Miller* <>
> Teacher Librarian & Technology Integration Specialist
> Shannon is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She
> encourages young people and educators to have a voice while learning,
> creating, collaborating, and connecting to others globally. She is an
> educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School
> and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of
> Library & Educational Services for Biblionasium. She speaks and consults in
> Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social
> media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others.
> Shannon is the author of the award winning The Library Voice blog and
> enjoys writing for various blogs, journals and other forums.
> Shannon is a member of ALA, AASL, IASL, ILA, ISTE, SIGMS, ASCD, Children's
> Literature Network and Board of Directors,Iowa Student Learning Institute.
> Shannon serves on AASL Best Websites committee and STEM Task Force;
> advisory boards for Library Journal, Horn Book, and School Library Journal;
> School Library Monthly; Rosen Digital Library, StarWalk Kids board of
> advisors; EasyBib advisory board; BiblioNasium advisory board; eSchool
> Media advisory board; and Gale K12 Customer advisory board. She is a
> FableVision Ambassador, Social Media WRADvocate for LitWorld's World Read
> Aloud Day and on the Board of Advisors for In This Together Media. She is
> part of the Bammy Awards Council of Peers. She has served as advocacy chair
> for IASL and Iowa Center for the Book Advisory Council.
> In 2011,Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award and was
> chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In 2013,she was
> named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50
> featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the
> featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators projects
> partnered with the US Department of Education. In 2014,Shannon was named a
> Library Journal Mover & Shaker.
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Heidi Neltner* <>
> Teacher Librarian at Johnson Elementary, Fort Thomas Kentucky
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Judy O=E2=80=99Connell* <>
> Courses Director, Faculty of Education, School of Information Studies
> Charles Sturt University
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Joyce Valenza* <>
> Lecturer, Rutgers University Library and Information Science
> Joyce is an Assistant Professor and co-director of the MLIS program at
> Rutgers University School of Communication & Information. She has been a
> school, public and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the
> techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Tag Team
> Tech column for VOYA. She is the author of several books for ALA Editions.
> Her NeverendingSearch Blog (on the SLJ website) won an Edublogs Award for
> 2005 and 2009. She was selected as a Technology and Learning 100@30 and
> was
> awarded an Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. Joyce is active in
> ALA, AASL, YALSA, and ISTE. Joyce earned her doctoral degree from the
> University of North Texas in August, 2007 and speaks nationally about
> issues relating to libraries and thoughtful use of educational technology.
> She considers herself a founder and mother of the school library Geek
> Tribe, #tlchat, and TL Virtual Caf=C3=A9.
> ------------------------------
>   <>
>   *Matthew Winner* <>
> Teacher Librarian
> Matthew Winner is an elementary school teacher librarian in Elkridge, Md.
> He is a 2013 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was named a White House
> Champion of Change. Matthew is the host of the popular children=E2=80=99s
> literature podcast Let=E2=80=99s Get Busy and the author of the Busy
> Librar=
> ian
> blog. Find Matthew online at @MatthewWinner or by visiting
> ------------------------------
> --=20
> Darcy Coffta
> Jackson Library
> Upper School Librarian
> Innovation Center Director
> Berwick Academy
> 31 Academy Street
> South Berwick, Maine  03908
> Telephone:  207.384.2164 x.2702
> Facsimile:  207.384.3332
> Library <>
> Innovation Center
> <>
> *"I have not failed.  I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."*
> *~ Thomas Edison*