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The Internet Conference & Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers
Sunday, November 3rdMonday, November 4th
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Organized and moderated by Ferdi Serim, Editor, MultiMedia Schools,
and Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School.

This conference within a conference 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. 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 – Internet@Schools: Strategies & Applications
Mojave Learning Center

Key strategies for success and real-world applications are discussed throughout this day of programs. From 21st-century survival skills for media specialists, to building and maintaining virtual school libraries, and technology and skills development, this track offers many ideas, tips, and strategies to take back to your library or media center.

Early Bird Session – Correlating Library Resources to Support Curriculum and Assessment Standards
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Dan Leone, President, Greenhaven Press

Join Dan Leone, President of Greenhaven Press, for a special “early bird” session to kick off the conference. Leone will discuss the No Child Left Behind legislation and its impact on K-12 education.  Learn how schools and libraries across the country are correlating their programs to state curriculums in an effort to meet assessment standards and qualify for this significant new source of federal funding. This session will be informal, inviting participants to share their school or district’s curriculum correlation strategies. Greenhaven Press was acquired by Gale Group in 2000 and now includes Greenhaven, Lucent, KidHaven, and Blackbirch imprints.

Session S101 – Making the Internet Sing Your School's Tune: A Quick, Easy, and Inexpensive Blueprint
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Linda J. Lindsay, School Librarian, Seabury Hall

Does your school library's Web site look and act like AnySchoolLibraryUSA? Or, are visions of large expenditures holding you back at the starting block? Learn strategies to build and maintain a virtual school library that adds value to your school's academic program as well as reflects your library's unique qualities—with a minimal outlay of money and time. All you need is access to a server and you're ready! Learn design tips for customizing your site, ideas for collaboration with teachers and for using your Web site as a classroom tool, and shortcuts to selecting the best Internet resources.

Session S102 – The Incredible Journey: Tools for Continuous Improvement
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Priscilla Kimery, Director, Research Assessment, Evaluation &
Karen McKenzie-Wilson, Assessment Coordinator, Plano Independent School District

Teamwork, goals, data, united leadership, and celebration of successes can send school districts on an "incredible journey" of improving student performance. But how can mere words be transformed into concrete and successful actions that result in continuous improvement? This session presents methods and tools for positively affecting student achievement. It includes the use of assessment data and program evaluation results, areas that may be new to school library and media specialists, but which are key to their evolving role as "information hubs" in their schools.

Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Session S103 – Building Student-Centered Library Web Sites—With Students
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Scott Perloff, Assistant Director, Education Technology, & Taylor Harris, Librarian, Milken Community High School

Learn how the use of a student-centered, library Web site can create powerful learning opportunities. Education Technology at Milken Community High School focuses on the students as both learners and teachers. Through the guidance of the nationally recognized Generation Yes program, students are encouraged to work as technology mentors to faculty and staff. One example of this strong model of teaching and learning has been the teaming of Gen Y students and library staff dedicated to the creation of a vital school library Web site. This "student resource" is by far the most used area of the school's Web site. Hear about the school's successes, challenges, and lessons learned.

Internet@Schools Attendee Luncheon
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Session S104 – From Nancy Drew to Internet Detectives and Madison Finn: The Internet in Juvenile Fiction
1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Jean Reese, Associate Director, Education Library, Vanderbilt University

Technology, whether in the form of computers, the Internet, or World Wide Web, is commonplace in our lives today. And, kids are right up there at the top of the "surfing the Web" list of enthusiasts. It was only a matter of time before "cyberspace" became part of the plots of children's fiction. This session explores some Internet fiction books for today's "cyberkids" and how children's authors have incorporated the Internet into their titles. How is the Internet represented? How are kids who use the Internet portrayed? How might we use these books to teach about cyberspace? Join Jean Reese who shares her answers to these questions as well as her strategies.

Session S105 – Big6—Technology Skills & Strategies
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Robert E. Berkowitz, School Library Media Specialist, Wayne Central School District, Ontario Center

This session shares proven strategies for ensuring that library media specialists are key partners in the excellence of education within their communities. It discusses Big6, the most widely known and used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The information problem-solving model is applicable whenever people need and use information. It integrates information search and use skills along with technology in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information to specific needs and tasks. Learn more about the approach and how you can use it in your school.

Coffee Break
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Session S106 – Big6—Technology Skills & Strategies (continued)
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4 – Internet@Schools: Tools & Techniques
Mojave Learning Center

Information competencies and literacy are key to developing successful students and adults. This track provides solid tools and real-world examples of successful programs that develop these competencies. It also looks at other tools and techniques for addressing today's challenges—ROI for subscription databases, Web-based project pages, and specific technologies and processes for success.

Early Bird Session – Setting Up An Advisory Service on New Federal Education Legislation
8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Merna Smith, Senior Industry Research Manager, NCS Learn (Pearson Education Technologies)

This presentation will summarize key issues of the No Child Left Behind Act and its impact on U.S. schools, provide strategies for dealing with new requirements, and cover useful online information sources. It will also present a model database for tracking federal and other funding programs  and provide strategies for developing an advisory service within the media center. 

Session S201 – Ready or Not? Information Competencies for the College Bound
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Susan Geiger, Librarian, Moreau Catholic High School
Karen Guma, Librarian, Bishop O'Dowd High School
Kristin Ramsdell, Library Instruction Coordinator, California State University Hayward

Are we equipping our students with the competencies they need to succeed? This panel of high school librarians and their college counterparts explores the shared responsibility and challenges of addressing standards for information literacy. Recognizing the need to articulate and collaborate on information-literacy curriculum, the panelists also address issues of instructional methods and assessment as the vision of a continuum of skills as expressed within the AASL/AECT and ACRL standards begins to form.

Session S202 – Meeting the Challenge Using HyperStudio and the Big6 to Teach Information-Literacy Skills
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Maribeth Moore, Library Media Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
Cathy Watson-Pittman, Internet Cataloger
Susan Kaelin, Library Media Specialist
Karen Parsons, Library Media Specialist

School library media specialists tend to view the Big6 as a process to be taught to students. While aware that we use a process to solve our own information problems, sometimes it is only in retrospect that we realize we have been applying those same principles we have so diligently sought to teach our students. Such was the case when Jefferson County, Kentucky's Director of Library Media Services challenged four librarians to work on a project to develop Internet-accessible information-literacy skill lessons using HyperStudio. Learn how they, and you, can follow the Big6 process to develop or modify information-literacy skill lessons using HyperStudio.

Lunch Break
12:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Session S203 – Designing and Implementing an Online Library Skills Curriculum
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Jan Ross, Library Media Specialist, Dixie Elementary Magnet School

This session is a demonstration of an online library skills curriculum. It explains how and why the curriculum was created, how it is modified and changed based on new ideas and new technology, and makes suggestions about how other librarians can create their own curriculums. Ross illustrates this concept with a series of lesson plans, Web sites, and worksheets that correlates with the lesson, as well as other Web sites librarians may find helpful.

Networking Break
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Session S204 – Web-Based Project Pages
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Diane Spears, Head Librarian & Mike Terry, Webmaster, Greenhill School

This session looks at how Greenhill School has transformed traditional pathfinder projects into online library projects. The speakers will talk about how this initiative impacts collaboration, organization, time management, on-demand access, and the reinforcement of information-literacy skills.

Session S205 – Getting the Most Out of Subscription Databases
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Billie King, Head Librarian, Archbishop Mitty High School

How do you make big returns on the big bucks you spend for subscription databases? If you've spent hundreds or thousands of dollars on subscription databases only to find few students use them, come to this session. It covers strategies for marketing that will increase the use of your subscription databases, discusses four groups of patrons the school librarian must sell to, shares strategies for promoting collaboration with teachers, and describes how to teach use of subscription databases to students.

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