Northeast Ohio Regional Library System - Event Information


Event Name:Summer Library Symposium
Event Type(s):Children
Teen
Description:Geographic Member/Other Cost:  $75
Full/CE Member Cost: 
             $75


Our Featured author is Steve Sheinkin, the award-winning author of several exciting books on American history for young adults.
 
Event Date:08-05-14
Event Time:9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location:Kent State University
Student Center/ Governance Chambers
1085 Risman Drive
Kent, OH 44242

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Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 330-655-0531)
Details:NEW ADDITION TO THE SYMPOSIUM!!!

All are welcome to come celebrate the recent release of KSU's in-house author, Angela Johnson's new children's book, All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom with a FREE cake and punch reception in the SLIS Marantz Room directly after the symposium event.

Angela Johnson will also be autographing her books that day.


Morning Keynote

His 2012 title Bomb: The Race To Build And Steal The World's Most Dangerous Weapon, was awarded a Newbery Honor, won the Sibert Medal, the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His book The Notorious Benedict Arnold won both the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for nonfiction. His most recent titles are Lincoln's Grave Robbers, a true-crime thriller, and El Iluminado, a graphic novel written with Ilan Stavans. Steve lives in Saratoga Springs, NY.

 

Morning Breakouts:

Children's Literature Update:
Presented by: Dr. Carolyn Brodie, KSU SLIS and Sue McCleaf Nespeca
This will be an update on the latest and greatest K-6 literature including ficiton and non-fiction  that is available to school librarians.

Common Core Apps :
Presented by Marianne Martens, KSU SLIS and Meghan Harper, KSU SLIS
A brief talk about the Common Core and some helpful apps to support it.  This session will include hands-on i-pad activities (i-pads will be provided).

•Almost Everything Librarians Need to Know about INFOhio and Education in Ohio:
Presented by Paula Deal, INFOhio
What do all types of librarians need to know about Ohio’s New Learning Standards and upcoming student assessments, early literacy and career and college readiness?  INFOhio has the information and the resources. This overview of recent K12 changes  will include a preview of the new INFOhio website and some powerful tools, practical ideas and strategies for your library and collaborating with others.

Research as Detective Work:
Presented by Steve Sheinkin
Often during school visits, while I'm describing the labor intensive process of finding and researching stories for my books, a student will say, “So, you do homework for a living?” I’ve learned to counter the charge by telling students that what I do is really more like detective work. In this workshop, I'll go through the step-by-step process I use to research stories, and try to make the case that the process of researching a true story is very similar to that of following clues to solve a mystery.



Afternoon Breakouts:

Young Adult Literature Update:
Presented by: Christina Getrost, Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library and Mary Anne Nichols, Lecturer, KSU/SLIS
This will be an update on the latest and greatest Young Adult (grades 7-12) literature that is available to school librarians.

Common Core Apps
Presented by Marianne Martens, KSU SLIS and Meghan Harper, KSU SLIS
A brief talk about the Common Core and some helpful apps to support it.  This session will include hands-on i-pad activities (i-pads will be provided).

Weeding Non-Fiction and eBooks – Yes You Can and Yes You SHOULD!
Presented by Belinda Boon, Assistant Professor Kent State University School of Library & Info.
Science We all know weeding is necessary to maintain up to date and useful collections, but how much is “too much”, especially when budgets are tight (or non-existent)? And how does one even begin to week e-materials? This session offers practical tips for weeding specific Dewey categories and highlights the issues involved with weeding e-books.

Bad Boys? Little Black Sambo, Mickey, and Waldo?
Presented by Julie Cummins
A visual presenation of controversial picture book illustrations that may raise your eyebrows.



Closing Sessions:

Emerging Technologies: Presented by: Holly Klingler, Emerging Technologies Librarian, NEO-RLS
Looking for info on the latest techno-trends for teachers, schools, students, and patrons but you don't want to be overwhelmed by too many techie details? Come join Holly Klingler, for a discussion and a friendly show and tell program where you can learn about what's in and what's out in the world of technology.


Closing Keynote:
Women Who Dared (And One Foolish Man: Thrills, Frills, and Chills
Presented by children's author, Julie Cummins

Fasten your chin strap and get ready to venture forth with these amazing women, all born before 1900, who flew, dove, and drove as they performed death-defying feats. Why? To entertain and fascinate the public and 'maybe' gain some fame.

Some of the published credits of Julie Cummins include The Inside-outside Book of Libraries, Country Kid, City Kid, Tomboy of the Air: Daredevil Pilot Blanche Stuart Scott, and more recently Women Explorers and Flying Solo.



This workshop is sponsored by NEO-RLS and Kent State University School of Library and Information Science.


NEW ADDITION TO THE SYMPOSIUM!!!

All are welcome to come celebrate the recent release of KSU's in-house author, Angela Johnson's new children's book, All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom with a FREE cake and punch reception in the SLIS Marantz Room directly after the symposium event.

Angela Johnson will also be autographing her books that day.

 

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