Midwinter

 

OELMA Presents: 2014 Midwinter Conference

 

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March 8, 2014

 

 

 

The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA), Kent State University, and State Library of Ohio welcome you to participate in this one-day meeting that focuses on the collaboration between school and public libraries to build reading success.  Cherie Pandora and Stacey Hayman, co-authors of Better Serving Teens through School Library-Public Library Collaboration (Libraries Unlimited, 2013) are the keynote speakers.  Break-out sessions will focus on aspects of reading and literacy that are relevant to both public and school libraries and give attendees the background knowledge and tools to support student reading and build collaborations between school and public librarians.  Sessions include a round-up of new and noteworthy books for children and young adults; hands-on text complexity, PARCC, collaborating to build successful teen services and much more.

 

Attendees are encouraged to share their public and school library collaborations in a visual way for the Partners on the Road Walkabout.

 

 

Date:  Saturday, March 8, 2014 

Cost:  $75 (includes morning coffee and lunch) 

Time:  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Location #1:  State Library of Ohio, 274 E. 1st Ave., #100, Columbus, OH  43210 

Location #2:  Kent State University, University Library, Kent, OH  44242 

Parking:  State Library parking is available in front of the building, at no charge. 

Parking At Kent State, the University Library is located at 1125 Risman Drive, Kent, Ohio. Guests may park in front of the Kent Student Center or across the street on Summit Street. (See campus map for details and directions.)

 

 

Schedule of Events

These sessions will be available in Columbus:

9:45-10:30 a.m – General Session

Library Partnerships: Creating Reading and Learning  Success  VIDEOCONFERENCE

Presenters:

Cherie Pandora, Adjunct Instructor Bryant and Stratton College-Akron campus

and retired School Librarian; Stacey Hayman, Librarian

Session Description:

Encourage reading! Campaign for literacy! Promote non-fiction, aka informational texts! Reduce summer slide! Find the money, and the time, to get this done!  Does this sound like YOUR daily to-do list? We’ll share examples of collaboration that can help you to create additional reading and learning success in your own library. When we partner with our public library counterparts we're stronger together!


Breakout Sessions (Each Breakout Session will be presented four times.) 

Hands-On with Text Complexity - Reading Room

Presenters:

Anita Gonzalez, English Language Arts Specialist, OSU Doctoral Candidate, The Ohio Resource Center; Jessica Klinger, School Librarian, Franklin Heights High School, Southwestern City Schools

Session Description:

In-depth look at text complexity using a variety of rubrics and charts to aid in measuring the complexity of selected texts.  Participants will be given the opportunity for hands-on experience in measuring text complexity and discussing rationale for assigning book levels.

How Can Librarians Help Get Them Ready for PARCC? - Board Room

Presenters:

Gayle Geitgay, Instructional Integration Specialist, INFOhio; Emily Rozmus, INFOhio iLibrarian

Session Description:

How can school and public librarians work together to help students and teachers get ready for PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers?  Learn the PARCC basics, what you need to know and ways you can help your community members prepare for the PARCC.

Hot Off the Press: New and Noteworthy Picture Books - Room 106

Presenter:

Morgan Hidy, Youth Services Librarian, Worthington Libraried

Session Description:

This presentation will highlight the latest and greatest in new picture book releases while examining target audience, appeal, and possible classroom uses.

YA Reads You Don’t Want to Miss - Room D

Presenters:

Ann Pechacek, Lead Librarian at Worthington Public Libraries; Krista Taracuk, Retired School Librarian, State Library of Ohio Board Member

Session Description:

Too many books, too little time.  This session is designed for the high school librarian and the young adult public librarian who are interested in the fiction titles of 2014 that will appeal to the young adults in their district.  Print out of lists will be available prior to MidWinter on Krista’s Picks http://krista’spicks.blogspot.com

 

These sessions will be available at Kent State University:

9:45-10:30 a.m Library Partnerships: Creating Reading and Learning  Success  VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE:

Presenters:

Cherie Pandora, Adjunct Instructor Bryant and Stratton College-Akron campus

and retired School Librarian This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">; Stacey Hayman, Librarian

Session Description:

Encourage reading! Campaign for literacy! Promote non-fiction, aka informational texts! Reduce summer slide! Find the money, and the time, to get this done!  Does this sound like YOUR daily to-do list? We’ll share examples of collaboration that can help you to create additional reading and learning success in your own library. When we partner with our public library counterparts we're stronger together!

Breakout Sessions (Each Breakout Session will be presented four times.) 

Great Books to use with Teens

Presenter:

Sarah Rosenberger - Teen Librarian Akron-Summit County Public Library

Session description:

Finding books to use in your library/classrooms can be a daunting task. You want books that support the Common Core standards, but that teens will also enjoy reading. This session will introduce you to a variety of YA books that fit the bill.

From A to Zita: New Titles in Children's Literature for K-6

Presenters:

Evie Kremyar, MEd., Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Children's Librarian; Chris Andersen, MEd, MLIS, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Children's Library Associate

Session description:

A lively look at new titles in children's fiction and non-fiction for the K-6 audience with application for the Common Core in mind.  

Public + School = Powerful Practice

Presenters:

Angela Maxwell, School Librarian, Hilltop Elementary, Beachwood City Schools; Amy Dreger, Children's Services Supervisor, Beachwood Branch, CCPL

Session Description:

This session will detail concrete examples of collaboration between the school and public library. As a former YA librarian and current Children's Services Supervisor, Amy Dreger has collaborated with elementary and high school librarians in Beachwood. She's collaborated with Angela and other librarians to implement mutually beneficial programs and ideas. Join us and walk away ready to implement deposit collections, mock Caldecott awards, book-to movie parties, library book clubs in your school, and more!

How Can Librarians Help Get Them Ready for PARCC?

Presenter:

 Jennifer Schwelik, INFOhio eLearning Specialist

Session Description:

How can school and public librarians work together to help students and teachers get ready for PARCC:Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers? Learn the PARCC basics, what you need to know and ways you can help your community members prepare for the PARCC.

Assessment Readiness...No Need to Reinvent the Wheel!

            Presenters:

Kris Baker, District Librarian, Field Local Schools; Lisa Barnes Prince, Library Media Specialist, Kent City Schools and INFOhio iCoach

Session Description:

Kris will be covering a wide variety of web sites and tools that will help students acquire the technology skills that are needed for the PARCC assessments. There will be great ideas for mini lessons, additions to your web site or suggestions for classroom teachers.  Lisa will be sharing some specifics about INFOHIO tools such as Book Flix and Discovery Learning.  She will also highlight the resource tools in INFOHIO that have an assessment area which would assist students with PARCC preparation.

 

 

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