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Internet@Schools West 2009 October 26 – 27, 2009
Monterey, CA
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Amy Armstrong, Theology Deptartment Chair, Moreau Catholic High School

Sessions by Amy Armstrong
10-26-2009 11:15 AM 12:00 PM S102: It Takes a (Global) (Virtual) Village: Social Learning for Students and Teachers
Anne Arriaga, Head Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School

Anne received her BA from Bowdoin College and her MLIS from San Jose State University. Soon after being accepted into San Jose State University's School of Library and Information Science, she began working at Moreau Catholic high school as a library assistant and became co-librarian two years later. During her final summer as a graduate student, she served as the Exploratorium's Learning Commons and Teacher Institute intern where she supported a cohort of math and science teachers from around the country. At Moreau Catholic, Anne helped to implement the 23 Things, developed the Live from MCHS program, founded the MCHS Library 24 Hr. Read-a-thon, and serves as curriculum consultant to faculty members - connecting teachers to relevant information, professionals in their field, and professional development opportunities. Additionally, Anne partners with teachers to provide in-class instruction on a variety of topics that pertain to information and digital literacy and collaborates with faculty to build subject assignment-specific LibGuides.

Sessions by Anne Arriaga
10-26-2009 11:15 AM 12:00 PM S102: It Takes a (Global) (Virtual) Village: Social Learning for Students and Teachers
Dr. Mary Ann Bell, Professor of Library Science/, Sam Houston State University

Mary Ann Bell, BA, MLS, Ed.D. is a Professor in the Department of Library Science, Sam Houston State University, where she teaches classes related to technology and librarianship. She is the author of Internet and Personal Computer Fads, Haworth Press, 2004 and Cybersins and Digital Good Deeds: A Book About Technology and Ethics, Haworth Press, 2006. Her most recent book, School Librarians and the Technology Department: A Practical Guide to Succesful Collaboration, came out in May 2013. She has also written numerous journal publications and presented conference presentations on the topics of information ethics and creative teaching with technology. She is active in Texas Library Association, American Library Association, and Texas Computer Education Association. She received her BA from Baylor University, her MLS from Sam Houston State University, and her EdD from Baylor University. She enjoys nature photography, hiking, reading and trying out new devices and resources to keep up with technology.

Sessions by Dr. Mary Ann Bell
10-27-2009 3:15 PM 4:00 PM S204: I Can See Clearly Now: New Ways to View Information
Amy Buckland, eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator, McGill University Library

Amy is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University, where she leads a team in charge of digitization, publishing initiatives, and scholarly communication. She is president-elect of the SLA Eastern Canada Chapter, and publisher of Library Student Journal. She was named an SLA Rising Star in 2010, and a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2008. You can find her online at and in most social networks as Jambina.

Sessions by Amy Buckland
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Vint Cerf, VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

Vinton G. Cerf is Google's vice president and chief Internet evangelist. As one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the Internet's TCP/IP protocols and architecture. Cerf holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and MS. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA.

Sessions by Vint Cerf
10-26-2009 8:45 AM 9:45 AM Digital Publishing, Preservation, & Practices
Tim DeWolf, Manager, Research Library, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Sessions by Tim DeWolf
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Karen Egger, Library Media Specialist, Keller Middle School, Clark County (Nevada) School District

Seven years school library experience in both elementary and middle schools in the Clark County, Nevada school district. (Las Vegas) National Board Certified Library Media Specialist and member of the NBPTS Support Provider Cadre. 2009 Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellow President: Clark County School Librarians Association 2008-09 Memeber of the American Library Asociation and American Association of School Librarians. Virtual member of the AASL/ALSC/YALSA School/Public Library Cooperative; AASL Advocacy Committee; Affiliate Assembly. Chairman of the Nevada Library Association School and Children's Library Section 2005-2007. BA from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania; MA from University of Pittsburgh.

Sessions by Karen Egger
10-27-2009 1:30 PM 2:30 PM S203: Gaming in the Library: The Hows and the Whys
David W. Free, Editor-in-Chief, C&RL News, & Marketing & Communications Specialist, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)

Sessions by David W. Free
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Beth Gallaway, Independent Library Consultant, Information Goddess Consulting and Author, Game On! Gaming at the Library

Beth Gallaway, author of Game On: Gaming at the Library (Neal-Schuman, 2009), was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2006 for her work in advocating for videogames in libraries. She is an independent library trainer/consultant specializing in gaming, technology, and youth services, and is a YALSA certified Serving the Underserved (SUS) trainer.

Sessions by Beth Gallaway
10-27-2009 1:30 PM 2:30 PM S203: Gaming in the Library: The Hows and the Whys
Richard Geiger, Information & News Consultant

Recently retired from the San Francisco Chronicle and looking for new opportunities.

Sessions by Richard Geiger
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School AISL, BAYNET, BASIL Past President

Susan Geiger has been the librarian at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, California for 28 years. Susan has been involved with schools, technology and the Internet since creating her school's first website in the mid nineties with a group of students. Moreau Catholic initiated a one to one laptop program in 2007. The library has been an intregal part of this transition and provides just-in-time tech support to faculty, students and staff. A ubiquitous computing environment  has created an opportunity for Susan and her staff to take on some non-traditional roles as infomation prosfessionals within the school community and redefine the role of the library.

Sessions by Susan Geiger
10-26-2009 11:15 AM 12:00 PM S102: It Takes a (Global) (Virtual) Village: Social Learning for Students and Teachers
Buffy J. Hamilton, Librarian, Creekview High School

Buffy J. Hamilton is a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library in Canton, Georgia, with nineteen years of experience as an educator as a high school English teacher, technology integration specialist, and librarian.   She is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for students and teachers. A 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, Buffy's  interests include social media, participatory learning and culture, ethnographic studies, digital composition, personal learning environments, poetry, and social scholarship.  

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Sessions by Buffy J. Hamilton
10-26-2009 10:15 AM 11:00 AM S101: Give Them Something to Talk About: Infusing Library 2.0 Into Your Library Instruction and Web Presence
Gillian Harrison, a director at BCR library network cooperative

Sessions by Gillian Harrison
10-26-2009 2:15 PM 3:00 PM S104: How to Get What You Want From Electronic Resource Vendors
Janie L Hermann, Public Programming Librarian, Princeton Public Library


Janie Hermann is the Public Programming Librarian at Princeton Public Library where she oversees the 1,500+ programs planned annually by the library’s 15 member cross-departmental programming team. Janie was chosen by Library Journal as a “Mover and Shaker” in 2007 for her work in developing Princeton’s technology training program and for her founding of Tuesday Technology Talks in 1999. She serves on the executive board of ALA’s  Learning Round Table and is active on several other ALA committees. A graduate of GSLIS at The University of Western Ontario she has lived in NJ for the last 12 years where she has been involved with NJLA and was appointed by the state librarian to serve on the Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Future of Libraries in New Jersey. During the last 14 years Janie has given over 150 presentations to librarians at the local, state and national level on a variety of topics ranging from Social Software to Newspaper Indexing.  In her spare time she enjoys scrapbooking, skiing and spending time with her family.


Sessions by Janie L Hermann
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Paul Holdengraber, Director, Public Programs, New York Public Library

Sessions by Paul Holdengraber
10-27-2009 9:00 AM 9:45 AM Libraries of the Future: Places of Desire
Sarah Houghton, Director, San Rafael Public Library

Sarah Houghton is the author of and the Director for the San Rafael Public Library. She was named a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker as a Trendspotter.  She is the author of Technology Training in Libraries (published 2010) and two ALA Library Technology Reports (about technology training and internet filtering).

Sessions by Sarah Houghton
10-27-2009 11:30 AM 12:15 PM S202: Trying Not to Filter: Internet Filtering Technologies Update
Ms Kathleen A Johnson, Librarian, Seattle Academy

Kathleen has presented at several conferences in the Library and Technology fields. She provided the keynote speech for Mosaic Day - part of the Seattle Children's International Festival. She has been a Librarian for 33 years, worked in high tech for three years where she set up a digital engineering library for a cryptography firm. Kathleen was also a software applications trainer for 5 years. Overseas she collaborated with a colleague to set-up a national cultural archives for the country of Burkina Faso. Her wiki on 21st Century Learning won the 2008 Golden Can award for best education 2.0 wiki on Wetpaint.

The conference powerpoint can be found on Slideshare by searching for "Diigo - Your Outboard Brain" or by searching on her user name SIMKathy.

Sessions by Ms Kathleen A Johnson
10-27-2009 4:15 PM 5:00 PM S205: Expanding the Concept of Library
Peter Levy, Director, Strategic Development, Curriki
Peter Levy has more than 15 years of experience working in the cross-section of technology and education. Peter began his career as an analyst for Jupiter Communications and has worked in a range of leadership roles for Scholastic, bigchalk and Wireless Generation. For Curriki, Peter directs all of the ongoing partnership arrangements with for-profit publishers, not-for-profit organizations and Ministries of Education. Through partnerships and viral growth, Curriki now shares more than 18,000 learning assets with close to 45,000 teachers and students all over the globe. Curriki expects to grow that number to 20,000 assets and 100,000 registered members by the end of 2008. Peter earned both Bachelors and of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication with a Concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Sessions by Peter Levy
10-27-2009 10:30 AM 11:15 AM S201: Open Educational Resources: Join the Global Education Community
Shawna Martin, IT Director, Moreau Catholic High School

Shawna Martin is a former Art and English teacher who began working as a Technology Coordinator in 1995. She is currently Director of  Technology at Moreau Catholic High School.

Sessions by Shawna Martin
10-26-2009 11:15 AM 12:00 PM S102: It Takes a (Global) (Virtual) Village: Social Learning for Students and Teachers
Richard Mellott, Resource Specialist, Glendale Unified School District
21 years as an educator, I've used computers in the classroom for various educational purposes, since 1988, when it was Reader Rabbit, Math Blasters, Number Munchers, and Carmen Sandiego. Now, I'm helping design an alternate reality game, working with googleearth, online applications like, and whatever works to help bridge the gap for both students who learn differently (all of them), and teachers, as we creep into the 21st century. I've been an EETT Mentor teacher for three years, have taken over 300 staff development units on using the internet in the classroom, have a Technology Leader II certificate from Los Angeles County Office of Education, and have presented at quite a few conferences on Googlelittrips, and videoconferencing between the classroom and professionals. I'm also presenting on the integration of technology into special education settings. My website says it all.

Sessions by Richard Mellott
10-26-2009 1:15 PM 2:00 PM S103: Videoconferencing: Bringing Professionals to Your Classroom
Roger Pence, Science Teacher, Benicia Middle School

Roger is a middle school science teacher with interests in multi-disciplinary science, multi-media and authentic learning. He has a Bachelor's degree in meteorology, teaches 7th and 8th grade science at Benicia Middle School in Benicia, CA. Currently working on a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis on Educational Technology. Helping to develop a master's level class for Touro University on Digital Storytelling to be taught this summer at Benicia, CA through Touro University College of Education.

Sessions by Roger Pence
10-26-2009 4:15 PM 5:00 PM S106: Digital Storytelling Brings Content to Life!
Michael Porter, OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.

Sessions by Michael Porter
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Renee Ramig, Director of Technology, Seven Hills School

Renee is in her 26th year of working with technology in education.  She works with teachers, librarians and administrators helping them to find ways to move from integrating technology to making technology truly integral.  Renee speaks regularly at conferences such as CUE, MacWorld, CLMS, and CAIS.

Sessions by Renee Ramig
10-26-2009 3:15 PM 4:00 PM S105: Web 2.0 in Elementary School
Greg Schwartz, Library Systems Manager, Louisville Free Public Library

Greg Schwartz is the Library Systems Manager for the Louisville Free Public Library.

Sessions by Greg Schwartz
10-27-2009 7:30 PM 9:30 PM Rockin' Battle Decks
Billie Warren-King, Head Librarian, Archbishop Mitty High School Bay Area Independent School Librarians (Vice President)

Billie King has been a high school librarian for ten years at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, CA. She has an MLIS from San Jose State University and a Bachelors of Science from Northeastern Univ. She is a member of Bay Area Independent School Librarians and is a member of their consortium committee that attempts to, and is sometimes successful at negotiating pricing with a plethora of vendors. She is a co-moderator for Mitty's Peer Tutroing Program and is continually surprised at getting paid for doing what she loves to do.

Sessions by Billie Warren-King
10-26-2009 2:15 PM 3:00 PM S104: How to Get What You Want From Electronic Resource Vendors

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