Internet Librarian 2002 •
The Internet Conference & Exhibition for Librarians & Information Managers
Sunday, November 3rd – Monday, November 4th
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.
Bird Session – Correlating Library Resources to Support Curriculum and
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.
S101 – Making the Internet Sing Your School's Tune: A Quick, Easy, and
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.
S102 – The Incredible Journey: Tools for Continuous Improvement
Kimery, Director, Research Assessment, Evaluation &
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.
S103 – Building Student-Centered Library Web Sites—With Students
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.
S104 – From Nancy Drew to Internet Detectives and Madison Finn: The Internet
in Juvenile Fiction
Jean Reese, Associate Director, Education Library, Vanderbilt University
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.
S105 – Big6—Technology Skills & Strategies
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.
S106 – Big6—Technology Skills & Strategies (continued)
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.
Bird Session – Setting Up An Advisory Service on New Federal Education
Merna Smith, Senior Industry Research Manager, NCS Learn (Pearson Education Technologies)
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.
S201 – Ready or Not? Information Competencies for the College Bound
Moreau Catholic High School
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.
S202 – Meeting the Challenge Using HyperStudio and the Big6 to Teach Information-Literacy
Moore, Library Media Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools
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.
S203 – Designing and Implementing an Online Library Skills Curriculum
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.
S204 – Web-Based Project Pages
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.
S205 – Getting the Most Out of Subscription Databases
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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