Internet Conference & Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers
Internet Librarian 2001
Monday, November 5th • Tuesday, November 6th
and Moderated by Ferdi Serim, Editor, MultiMedia Schools
As a conference
within a conference, Internet@Schools 2001 brings together a series
of programs designed to address the practical concerns of librarians and
school media specialists who are using the Internet to improve learning
in the K-12 system. Sponsored by MultiMedia Schools, this 2-day
event requires separate registration and may be bundled with registration
for Internet Librarian 2001 at a reduced rate. See registration
page for details.
Information Power and Library
Media Program Standards
Jane Prestebak, Spring Lake HS, Spring Lake, MN
The new Information Power standards have influenced the development of standards and evaluation tools on national and state levels. Rather than focusing on program checklists that define services, evaluation tools are focusing on improving student achievement with a focus on information literacy goals. Examples of evaluation tools including AASL publications, NSSE (association of regional accreditation organizations), and newly developed state standards are presented and compared.
Internet Resources for School
Collection Development Librarian, and
Many school libraries lack the funding to provide full online services to their students. This session suggests useful, free Web sites for elementary and high school students, which can be accessed from any computer. They will provide the standard reference works; e-books; links to sites that provide reliable information; recent full- text magazine articles; biographical and literary information; and Web site evaluation techniques.
Who Dunnit? And Other Web-Based
Library Media Specialist, Columbus Public Schools
How many times have you hit a dead end on the Web? Cute games, shallow lessons, and biased information are in abundance. Where’s the depth? Learn how to use the Web as a tool for curriculum integration with engaging and thought-provoking activities in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Join us for a session of fun and learning.
Internet, Schools & the Future
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Allen Paschal, CEO, Gale Group
Lunch sponsored by the Gale Group.
Making Technology Work for
Learning: An Information Problem-Solving Approach
editor, MultiMedia Schools Magazine
The best laid plans for technology integration often flounder on the rocks of building level problems. The Big6 process provides a means for expanding awareness of information literacy throughout the school staff, while strengthening the effectiveness of technology throughout the school. Learn how to apply this process to shaping staff development efforts for effective IT use.
Emerging Technologies: Suppliers’
Life on the bleeding edge of technology has its own kind of stress. Schools racing to complete their wiring now must consider if wireless makes more sense. Promises for eliminating technology’s version of the Tower of Babel (Student Interoperability Format) might make your software purchases obsolete on delivery. What’s in the works that we must monitor closely, to see scarce dollars generate the most educational benefit? This interactive session provides you an opportunity to learn, discuss and decide.
3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Leading the Leaders: Tech
Standards for Administrators
Principal, E.J. Martinez Elementary School, Santa Fe, NM
the ISTE NETS Technology Standards for School Administrators have reached
the Central Office, providing library/media specialists with a unique opportunity
to provide vital assistance, and in doing so, elevate awareness among decision-makers
of the crucial role they play in developing contemporary literacy. Our
tech-savvy principal and experienced school librarian discuss what people
in each role need from the other, and share practical strategies for making
the most of this ”teachable moment.”
Sorting Out Staff Development:
Big Fun with Big6
Editor, MultiMedia Schools Magazine, Digital Storytelling Teacher,
EJ Martinez Elementary, Santa Fe, NM
Keeping up with staff development needs while keeping your sanity is an increasingly elusive goal. Recast the challenge as an information based problem solving activity! This provides you with a way of simultaneously teaching staff vital information literacy skills, while making best use of your (and their) time. See how the Big6 process is being applied to this thorny task.
Treasures Without Mining:
Jeanne Otten, GEM Systems Librarian, ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, Syracuse University
There are thousands of lesson plans, curriculum units and other educational materials distributed on Web sites across the Internet. In many instances, these valuable resources are difficult for most teachers to find in an efficient and effective manner. The goal of the Gateway to Educational Materials (GEM) is to solve this resource discovery problem and to provide “The Gateway” to quality collections of educational resources. GEM records (the individual packets of metadata which describe and point to an object, much like a catalog card) are collected together at a central location, forming The Gateway. When teachers connect to The Gateway, they are able to access the Internet-based educational resources of participating GEM Consortium members. When they use The Gateway database, rather than an Internet search engine, teachers are able to locate resources they need quickly and efficiently.
Lunch Break—A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Increasing the Value of the
School Library Catalog with Internet Resources
K-12 Consultant, LibraryHQ
Parents, teachers, and librarians are concerned about giving students access to the wealth of valuable learning resources on the Internet without exposing them to its dangers. The debate in our society has focused on the latter aspect (on blocking sites automatically based on keywords or concepts) commonly referred to as filtering. With Site Source we took the opposite approach. Since a key aspect of librarianship is the selection of information resources appropriate for library users, we enlisted librarians and educators to select Web resources using the same sorts of criteria they use for books, magazines, and audiovisual materials. We then catalog those items using the same national standards librarians use to catalog more traditional materials so that the library patron has a consistent way to search for information to provide safe, reliable, and educational Internet resources. This session focuses on both collection development and patron access in K-12 libraries, with numerous examples.
Coffee Break—A Chance to Visit the Exhibits
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Session I204 & I205
Internet Librarian Trends
A select panel
of presenters from Internet Librarian will conduct a special overview for
the education community, addressing emerging trends that shape our profession.
How are new opportunities changing the way business, research and government
tackle the challenges of knowledge management in the digital age? Which
promise to become more than fads? Attend this interactive session for the