Computers in Libraries '98
Computers in School Libraries
* Sunday, March 1
* Monday, March 2

Computers in School Libraries
As a conference within a conference, Computers in School Libraries '98 brings together a series of programs focused on technology and its impact on the practices and practical concerns of librarians and school library media specialists in the K-12 education system. Organized by Susan Veccia, Editor, MultiMedia Schools and Pam Spencer, Library Coordinator, Fairfax County Public Schools System, this conference will offer participants philosophical reflection, practical how-to tips, and information about the newest products and services designed for the K-12 market. Attendees can also attend sessions at Computers in Libraries '98, which continues through March 4.

Corporate Sponsorships

Information Today, Inc. would like to thank the following companies for their generous support in helping to sponsor the luncheon on Sunday, March 1, 1998 for the Computers in School Libraries Special Track:
Gale Research


Welcome from Tom Hogan, Publisher, MultiMedia Schools magazine

9:10am - 9:45am
Information Literacy and School Libraries

Julie Walker, Executive Director, AASL

The mantra of "Information Literacy" is fundamental to library service in schools. In this presentation, the reality of what this concept means in terms of guidelines and practice is outlined.

10:00am - 10:45am
Research Revisited: Teaching Information Literacy

Suzanne Millies, Philip Lovell, Judy Lange, and Linda Higgins-Spoleti,
Maine Township High School District, Park Ridge, IL

Panel members describe the four-year district-wide commitment that the Maine Township High School District has made to infuse information literacy into the curriculum of its three high schools. A strong staff development program stressed the importance of a "focused question"; investigation, documentation, and critical thinking skills were emphasized in the creative process.

10:45am - 11:15am
Coffee Break

11:15am - 12:00 Noon
Cavalcade of American History and Culture:
Examples from the Library of Congress American Memory Collections

Linda Joseph, Columbus (OH) Public Schools with
John Day and Robert Hines, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools

Join this session to learn how primary sources are being used in the classroom. After a quick tour of the American Memory collections, you will be shown two projects that integrate photo analysis into the curriculum: 1) What Do You See: Analyzing Civil War Photographs and 2) To Market to Market—comparing and contrasting transportation at the turn of the century.

12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
Lunch Break

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hear All About It: K-12 Reference Sources on the Web

Moderator: Tom Garber, Media Coordinator, Lake Braddock Secondary School, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools

Patrick Jeffery, NewsBank
Lynn Mitchell, UMI
Rick Mosenkis, Infonautics
Christine Nasso, Gale Research
Samuel Taylor, EBSCO

Industry representatives present key reference K-12 products and services, and participants will have time for questions and discussion with panelists.

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Coffee Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm
CU-SeeMe Around the World

Sandy Todd, Librarian, Rocky Run Middle School, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools
Reggie Kopecky, Technology Coordinator, Fairfax, VA

Want to travel around the world without ever leaving your school? In this presentation and demonstration you will find out how the commercially produced CU-SeeMe program has enabled Rocky Run students to videoconference with students from Australia to Antarctica, stopping in England in between.


9:00am - 9:45am
Staff Development: Just Do It!

Mary Alice Anderson, Librarian, Winona (MN) Middle School

This session will address the role of the school media specialist in promoting and implementing staff development. Practical suggestions for reaching reluctant staff and providing meaningful staff development on a limited budget will be shared.

10:00am - 10:45am
Offline Access to Online Searching

Judith Graves, Instructional Designer, Library of Congress, National Digital Library, Washington, DC

This presentation will demonstrate how to use HTML to create an offline search tool to facilitate student use of online resources. Using the Library of Congress American Memory and Learning Page Web pages as examples, you will learn how to create a Web page on diskette that will launch students into selected American Memory collections with guidance and direction.

11:00am - 11:45am
Online Projects Ignite Learning

Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, Director, Passport to Knowledge, "Live From..." series
Cathy de Moll, President, OnlineClass

These project-based "adventure learning" telecommunications services will be briefly presented, and conference participants will have time for questions and discussion with panelists.

12:00 Noon - 1:30pm
Lunch Break—Visit the Exhibits

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Video Editing Goes Digital

Lin Oakerson, Technology Support Specialist and
Lis Edwards, Librarian, Madison High School, Fairfax County (VA) Public Schools

Editing video no longer requires hours and hours of shuttling back and forth on tape as the new Casablanca video editing system from DraCo will show. Student work will be featured in this demonstration of a fast and easy way to marry video and computer technology to produce wonderful videos by means of non-linear digital editing.

3:00pm - 3:45pm
To Filter Or Not to Filter: That Is the Question, Part I

Moderator: Linda Uhrenholt, Pacific Bell Education First

Karen Hyman, Executive Director, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative
Joyce Valenza, Librarian, Wissahickon High School, Ambler, PA
Carol Hyatt, Parent, Montgomery County, MD

When does selection end and/or censorship begin in this networked age? How can school librarians who champion free access to information come to terms with the vast and sometimes inappropriate resources of the Net? What are the legal and ethical implications of restricting access to the Internet? Of not restricting access? A panel of media specialists, teachers, and parents will explore issues associated with this explosive topic.

3:45pm - 4:15pm
Coffee Break—Visit the Exhibits

4:15pm - 5:00pm
To Filter Or Not to Filter: That Is the Question, Part II

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