Presentations

  • Great Books for Good Purposes, Gaston Public Schools, Gastonia, North Carolina, August 8, 2017.
  • Managing Elementary School Libraries, School Library Connection Workshop, Summer 2017
  • The Write Stuff,  American Library Association Conference, Chicago, Illinois, June 2017.
  • VAASL Spring Regionals, Road Trip: A Children's Literature Adventure, Clinch, James, York, and Potomac Regions, March 2017
    • Co-Presented Dr. Karla Collins
  • We’re in this Together, Indiana Library Federation, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2016.
  • We’re in this Together, Virginia Association of School Librarians, Norfolk, Virginia, October 2016.
  • Building Leader=School Librarian, Virginia Association of School Librarians, Norfolk, Virginia, October 2016.
  • VAASL Spring Regionals, Keynote for Clinch and Roanoke (via Video), March 2016.
  • Change is Fun When Everyone Has the Right Attitude, Virginia Association of School Librarians, Williamsburg, Virginia, November 19, 2015.
  • They May Not be Common, but they are Still Core, American Association of School Librarians, Columbus, Ohio, November 7, 2015.
  • The Heart of the Library, Virginia Association of School Librarians Summer Staff Development, July 20-21, 2015.
  • Choosing the Caldecott, Summer Literacy Institute, Longwood University, July 23, 2015.
  • Keeping K-8 Libraries Relevant, Rourke/SLJ Webinar, November 4, 2014.
    • Panelist
  • edWeb.net Webinars sponsored by Rourke Educational Media
    • September 25, 2013 - Device vs. Content
    • October 24, 2013 - Information eBooks and CCSS
    • November 20, 2013 - Elementary eBooks
    • December 19, 2013 - Purposeful eBooks
  • Rising to the Leadership Challenge: School Librarians Take Charge, American Association of School Librarians, Hartford, CT, November 13, 2013.
    • Collaborative presentation with Ann Martin
  • It's Elementary, My Dear Researcher, Common Ground 2013, Baltimore, MD, April 24, 2013.
  • Adult Learners: PD and the School Librarian, Common Ground 2013, Baltimore, MD, April 23, 2013.
  • AASL Update, Ohio Educational Library Media Association, Sandusky, Ohio, October 18, 2012.
  • Roadmap to Library Leadership, Keynote Speaker, Arkansas Association of School Librarians, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, July 30, 2012.
  • It's Elementary, Dear Researcher, Arkansas Association of School Librarians, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, July 30, 2012.
  •  Building Blocks of Library Leadership, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middleton, Virginia, July 16th and 17th, 2012.
  • Roadmap to Library Leadership, School Library Section of the New York Library Association, Binghamton, NY, May 4, 2012.
  • AASL Update, Arizona Library Association, Teacher Librarian Division, Tucson, Arizona, November 29, 2011.
  • AASL Update, Indiana Library Federation, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, November 16, 2011.
  • 21st Century Skills are Elementary, Indiana Library Federation, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, November 15, 2011.
  • Roadmap to Library Leadership, Keynote Speaker, Michigan Association of Media Educators, Lansing, Michigan, November 3, 2011.
  • 21st Century Skills are Elementary, Michigan Association of Media Educators, Lansing, Michigan, November 3, 2011.
  • Roadmap to Library Leadership, Connecticut Association of School Librarians, Hartford, Connecticut, October 24, 2011.
  • 21st Century Skills are Elementary, Connecticut Association of School Librarians, Hartford, Connecticut, October 24, 2011.
  • Roadmap to Library Leadership, Kentucky Association of School Librarians, Louisville, Kentucky, September 30, 2011.
  • AASL Congressional Briefing, Washington, D.C., October 19, 2011.
  • 21st Century Skills are Elementary, Kentucky Association of School Librarians, Louisville, Kentucky, October 1, 2011.
  • Roadmap to Library Leadership, Linworth Webinar, October 4, 2011.
  • 21st Century Skills are Elementary, Louisiana Association of School Librarians, Lafayette, Louisiana, March 18, 2011.
  • Engaging the Profession, Keynote Speaker, Louisiana Association of School Librarians, Lafayette, Louisiana, March 17, 2011.
  • Curriculum, Collaboration, and Library Connections, Follett Users Conference, Chicago, Illinois, March 10, 2011.
  • The Roadmap to Library Leadership, Keynote Speaker, Virginia Educational Media Association Fall Conference, Hampton, Virginia, October 28, 2010.
  • 21st Century Teacher Learners, Virginia Educational Media Association Fall Conference, Hampton, Virginia, October 28, 2010.
  • It's Elementary, Dear Researcher, Virginia Educational Media Association Fall Conference, Hampton, Virginia, October 28, 2010.
  • The Building Blocks of School Library Leadership, School Library Systems of Genesee Valley, Monroe 1, Monroe 2-Orleans, and Wayne-Finger Lakes, October 18, 2010.
  • The New School Market, Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Conference, October 8, 2010
    • Panelist with Shirley Mullin, Kids Ink Bookstores; Sally Bulthuis, Pooh's Corner Bookstore; and Anne Storan, Paragraphs Bookstore.
  • 21st Century Skills are Elementary, Webinar, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, September 28, 2010.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Melissa Johnston, Florida State University and Vince Barnes, North Elementary, Noblesville, Indiana
  • AASL Update, Nevada Library Association, August 14, 2010.
  • Let's Burn Rubber...Racing to Impact School Improvement, American Association of School Librarians, November 7, 2009.
  • Rev Up Writing, American Association of School Librarians, November 6, 2009
    • Collaborative Presentation with Marge Cox, Veterans Memorial Elementary, Naples, Florida.
  • It's Elementary, Dear Researcher, Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, Madison, Wisconsin, March 23, 2009
  • No School Library Left Behind, Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, Madison, Wisconsin, March 23, 2009
  • Let's Have an Author Visit!, Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 31, 2009.
  • Can We Talk?, Indiana Library Federation, November 20, 2008.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Linda Mills, Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg, Indiana
  • Celebrate a Winning Team, Colorado Association for School Librarians, Denver, Colorado, November 6, 2008.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Vince Barnes, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana
  • Collaboration, presentation for Anderson Community Schools Library Media Specialist, Anderson, Indiana, April 24, 2008.
  • Inquire about Inquiry, class presentation for Avon Community Schools, Avon, Indiana, April 22, 2008.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Kym Kramer, MSD Pike Township, Indiana, Indiana
  • A 21st Century Odyssey, Indiana Principal Leadership Academy Winter Conference, January 28, 2008.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Vince Barnes, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana
  • The Sweet Sounds of Collaboration, Indiana Music Educators Association, January 19, 2008.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Janene Krent, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana
  • Children's Literature 101, Noblesville Schools Parent University, January 15, 2008.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Penny Patterson, Hinkle Creek Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana
  • The LMS in the Writing Process, Indiana Library Federation Conference, November 15, 2007.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Susan Page, Education Consultant, Yorktown, Indiana.
  • Infusing Lesson Plans with Assessment Strategies that Matter, American Association of School Librarians, October 27, 2007.
    • Collaborative Presentation with Deborah Levitov, SLMAM, Lincoln, Nebraska, Marilyn Scahill, Millard Public Schools, Nebraska, and Rhonda Hassig, Blue Valley Public Schools, Kansas
  • Good Enough for Prime Time: AASL 2007 Award Winners, American Library Association, June 25, 2007.
    • Collaborative Presentations with 2007 Award Winners
  • An Illuminating Writing Experience, Indiana Computer Educators Conference, January 25, 2007.
    • Collaborative presentation with Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools, Noblesville, Indiana
  • Building Sandcastles, Indiana Computer Educators Conference, January 25, 2007.
    • Collaborative presentation with Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools, Noblesville, Indiana
  • Read Alouds Too Good To Miss, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 6, 2006.
  • I'm a Researcher, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 6, 2006.

Indiana Computer Educators, January 26, 2007.

  • Collaborative presentation with Linda Mills, Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg, Indiana
  • The Sweet Sounds of Collaboration, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 6, 2006.
    • Collaborative presentation with Janene Krent, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana.
  • Transforming the Support of School Library Media Programs Through Advocacy, American Library Association, June 23, 2006
    • Collaborative presentation with AASL Special Committee on Advocacy.
  • Campaign for Library Leaders, Missouri Association of School Librarians Conference, April 24, 2006.
  • Building Strong Foundations with Library Media Programs for Student Success: The Blue Ribbon Exemplary School Media Award, IDOE Regional Contact Meeting, March 3, 2006.
    • Collaborative presentation with Kym Kramer, Pike Township, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Principal Perspective, moderator, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 7, 2005.
  • Impacting School Improvement, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 7, 2005.
    • Collaborative presentation with Penny Patterson, Hinkle Creek Elementary, Kristi Boyd, White River Elementary, Carroll Hopp, Hazel Dell Elementary, and Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools all of Noblesville, Indiana.
  • Impacting Writing @ Your Elementary Library Media Center, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 8, 2005
    • Collaborative presentation with Penny Patterson, Hinkle Creek Elementary, Noblesville, Indiana and Linda Mills, Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg, Indiana.
  • Elementary Writing Round Tables, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 8, 2005.
    • Co-facilitator with Penny Patterson, Hinkle Creek Elementary, Noblesville, Indiana and Linda Mills, Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg, Indiana.
  • AIME: some facts, some stories, some fun, Iowa Association of School Librarians, July 20, 2005.
  • Let's Have an Author Visit, Indiana State Reading Association, March 14, 2005.
  • Come Out of Your Shell at the Library Media Center , Indiana State Reading Association, March 14, 2005.
  • Collaborative presentation with Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools
  • Using Data, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 16, 2004.
    • Collaborative presentation with Nancy McGriff, South Central Schools, Union, Indiana and Leslie Preddy, Perry Meridian Middle School, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Online Connections @ your library, Missouri Association of School Librarians Fall Seminar, November 13, 2004.
  • Publishing Tips, IDOE Library Regional Contact Meeting, October 7, 2004.
  • Panelist, Ideas for Implementing @ your library, American Library Association Annual Conference, June 2004.
  • Social Studies and the Young Hoosier Book Awards, Bookmarks to the Past: Teaching Social Studies through Children's Literature, Indiana Historical Society, February 7, 2004.
  • Collaboration Connections, Indiana Computer Educators Conference, January 29, 2004.
    • Collaborative presentation with Leslie Preddy, Perry Meridian Middle School, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Program, Indiana State Reading Association Conference, March 3, 2003.
  • Use Your Data to Make a Difference, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 7, 2002.
    • Collaborative presentation with Nancy McGriff, South Central Schools, Union, Indiana.
  • YHBA, Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, November 8, 2002.
  • Collaborative presentation with Becky Appleman, Forest Glen Elementary School, Indianapolis, Indiana; Kristi Boyd, White River Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana; and Lu Dayment, Greenwood Middle School, Greenwood, Indiana.
  • YHBA, Indiana Library Federation, May 2002.
  • School Tour Site, American Association of School Librarians Conference, November 14, 2001.
  • Read Across the City
    • Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, October 17, 2000.
    • Indiana State Reading Association Conference, February 4, 2001.
    • American Association of School Librarians Conference, November 14, 2001.
      • Collaborative presentations with Karen Satterlee and Lauren Kniola, New Augusta Public Academy South; Kym Kramer, Fishback Creek Public Academy; Heather Newman, Moorhead Elementary School, and Michael McCullough, Brookview Elementary School all in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  •  It Takes Two: Collaboration, Media & You, Indiana DOE Workshop for Media Specialists, May 16, 2001.
    • Collaborative presentation with Leslie Preddy, Perry Meridian Middle School, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • If I Ran the Circus, Keys to Information Power sponsored by Indiana Dept. of Education, June 20, 2000.
  • It’s Elementary Mr. Cronkite., Association for Indiana Media Educators Conference, April 3, 1998.
    • Collaborative presentation with Karen Satterlee, New Augusta Public Academy South, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • New Augusta South Technology Training., Indiana Principals Technology Academy, February 25, 1998.

Consulting Projects

  • Library Leadership Workshop, Butler County Schools, Greenville, Alabama, August 2013.
  • Technology and Literature Ideas, Holy Cross Lutheran School, Indianapolis, August 2013.
  • School Board Presentation, South Henry School Corporation, Spiceland, Indiana, June 6, 2007.
  • LMS Staff Development Workshop: Data to the Finish!, Parkway School District, Chesterfield, Missouri, Jan. 12, 2007.
  • Library Consultant for series published by Gareth Stevens, 2010.
    ...........Animals that Live in the Desert
    ...........Animals that Live in the Forest
    ...........Animals that Live in The Mountains
    ...........Animals that Live on the Farm
  • Content Advisor for Discovering Today's Library by Alice K. Flanagan and Emily J. Dolbear, Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2007.
  • Content Advisor for Welcome to the Library by Alyse Sweeney, Scholastic Library Publishing, 2007.
  • Collecting the Data - Templates and Resources for the School Library Media Specialist
    • Funded by a grant from IDOE and a collaborative effort of Nancy McGriff, South Central Schools and Leslie Preddy, Perry Meridian Middle School.  The website was taken down in 2015.