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Conference Presentations 

2015

  • Change is Fun...When You Have the Right Attitude, Virginia Association of School Librarians, Williamsburg, VA, November 2015.
  • They May Not Be Common, But They Are Core, American Association of School Librarians, Columbus, Ohio, November 2015.
  • Heart of the Libraries, Virginia Association of School Librarians Summer Staff Development, July 19 & 20, 2015.
  • Leading the Common Core with Your School Library, Madison-Oneida BOCES, May 27, 2015.
  • Leveraging Your Library's Data for Decision Making, Strategic Planning, and Advocacy, American Library Association, June 2015.
    Collaborative presentation with Janine Reid and Rebecca Vargha

2014

  • Keeping K-8 Libraries Relevant, Rourke / SLJ Webinar, November 4, 2014.

2013 

  • edWeb.net Webinars sponsored by Rourke Educational Media
    • September 25th, 5pm EST - Device vs. Content
    • October 24th, 5pm EST - Information eBooks and CCSS
    • November 20th, 5pm EST - Elementary eBooks
    • December 19th, 5pm EST - Purposeful eBooks
  • "Rising to the Leadership Challenge: School Librarians Take Charge", American Association of School Librarians, Hartford, CT, November 13, 2013.
  • "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.

2012

  • "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.
  • "Roadmap to Library Leadership", School Library Section of the New York Library Association, Binghamton, NY, May 4, 2012.

2011

  • "AASL Update", Arizona Library Association, Teacher Librarian Division, Tucson, Arizona, Nov. 29, 2011.
  • "AASL Update", Indiana Library Federation, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Nov. 16, 2011.
  • "21st Century Skills are Elementary", Indiana Library Federation, Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Nov. 15, 2011.
  • "Roadmap to Library Leadership", Keynote Speaker, Michigan Association of Media Educators, Lansing, MI, Nov. 3, 2011.
  • "21st Century Skills are Elementary", Michigan Association of Media Educators, Lansing, MI, Nov. 3, 2011.
  • "Roadmap to Library Leadership", Connecticut Association of School Librarians, Hartford, CT, Oct. 24, 2011.
  • "21st Century Skills are Elementary", Connecticut Association of School Librarians, Hartford, CT, Oct. 24, 2011.
  • "Roadmap to Library Leadership", Kentucky Association of School Librarians, Louisville, KY, Sept. 30, 2011.
  • "AASL Congressional Briefing", Washington, D.C., Oct. 19, 2011.
  • "Roadmap to Library Leadership", Linworth Webinar, Oct. 4, 2011.
  • "21st Century Skills are Elementary", Louisiana Association of School Librarians, Lafayette, LA, Mar. 18, 2011.
  • "Engaging the Profession", Keynote Speaker, Louisiana Association of School Librarians, Lafayette, LA, Mar. 17, 2011.
  • "Curriculum, Collaboration, and Library Connections", Follett Users Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Mar. 10, 2011.

2010

  • "The Roadmap to Library Leadership", Keynote Speaker, Virginia Educational Media Association Fall Conference, Hampton, Virginia, Oc.r 28, 2010
  • "21st Century Skills are Elementary", Virginia Educational Media Association Fall Conference, Hampton, Virginia , Oct. 28, 2010.
  • "It's Elementary, Dear Researcher", Virginia Educational Media Association Fall Conference, Hampton, Virginia, Oct. 28, 2010.
  • "The Building Blocks of School Library Leadership", School Library Systems of Genesee Valley, Monroe 1, Monroe 2-Orleans, and Wayne-Finger Lakes, Oct. 18, 2010.
  • "The New School Market", Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association Conference, Oct. 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

2009

  • "Let's Burn Rubber...Racing to Impact School Improvement", American Association of School Librarians, Nov. 7, 2009.
  • “Rev Up Writing", American Association of School Librarians, Nov. 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, Mar. 23, 2009
  • "No School Library Left Behind", Wisconsin Educational Media and Technology Association, Madison, Wisconsin, Mar. 23, 2009
  • "Let's Have an Author Visit!", Indianapolis Youth Literature Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, Jan. 31, 2009.

2008

  • "Can We Talk?", Indiana Library Federation, Nov. 20, 2008.
    Collaborative Presentation with Linda Mills, Greensburg Elementary School, Greensburg, Indiana
  • "Celebrate a Winning Team", Colorado Association for School Librarians, Denver, CO, Nov. 6, 2008.
    Collaborative Presentation with Vince Barnes, North Elementary School, Noblesville, Indiana
  • "Collaboration", Anderson Community Schools Library Mtg., Anderson, Indiana, Apr. 24, 2008.
  • "Inquire about Inquiry", 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, IN.

2007

  • "The LMS in the Writing Process", Indiana Library Federation, Nov. 15, 2007.
    Collaborative Presentation with Susan Page, Education Consultant, Yorktown, Indiana.
  • "Infusing Lesson Plans with Assessment Strategies that Matter", American Association of School Librarians, Oct. 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, Jun. 25, 2007.
    Collaborative Presentations with 2007 Award Winners
  • “An Illuminating Writing Experience, Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Jan. 25, 2007.
    Collaborative presentation with Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools, Noblesville, Indiana
  • "Building Sand castles", Indiana Computer Educators Conference, Jan. 25, 2007.
    Collaborative presentation with Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools, Noblesville, Indiana

2006

  • "Read Alouds Too Good To Miss", Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 6 & 7, 2006.
  • "I'm a Researcher", Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 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 Nov. 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, Jun. 23, 2006
    Collaborative presentation with AASL Special Committee on Advocacy.
  • "Campaign for Library Leaders", Missouri Association of School Librarians, Apr. 24, 2006.
  • "Building Strong Foundations with Library Media Programs for Student Success: The Blue Ribbon
  • Exemplary School Media Award", IDOE Regional Contact Meeting, Mar. 3, 2006
    Collaborative presentation with Kym Kramer, Pike Township, Indianapolis, Indiana.

2005

  • "Principal Perspective", moderator, Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 7, 2005.
  • "Impacting School Improvement", Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 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, Nov. 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, Nov. 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, Jul. 20, 2005.
  • "Let's Have an Author Visit", Indiana State Reading Association, Mar. 14, 2005.
  • "Come Out of Your Shell at the Library Media Center", Indiana State Reading Association, Mar. 14, 2005.
    Collaborative presentation with Marge Cox, Noblesville Schools

2004

  • "Using Data", Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 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 Seminar, Nov. 13, 2004.
  • "Publishing Tips", IDOE Library Regional Contact Meeting, Oct. 7, 2004.
  • Panelist, "Ideas for Implementing @ your library", American Library Association Annual, Jun. 2004.
  • "Social Studies and the Young Hoosier Book Awards", Bookmarks to the Past: Teaching Social Studies through Children's Literature, Indiana Historical Society, Feb. 7, 2004.
  • "Collaboration Connections", Indiana Computer Educators, Jan. 29, 2004
    Collaborative presentation with Leslie Preddy, Perry Meridian Middle School, Indianapolis, Indiana

2003

  • "Young Hoosier Book Award Program", Indiana State Reading Association, March 3, 2003

2002

  • "Use Your Data to Make a Difference", Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 7, 2002.
    Collaborative presentation with Nancy McGriff, South Central Schools, Union, Indiana
  • "YHBA", Association for Indiana Media Educators, Nov. 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.

2001

  • "School Tour Site", American Association of School Librarians, Nov. 14, 2001.
  • “Read Across the City”
    • Association for Indiana Media Educators, Oct. 17, 2000.
    • Indiana State Reading Association Conference, Feb. 4, 2001.
    • American Association of School Librarians, Nov. 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

2000

  • “If I Ran the Circus”, Keys to Information Power Conference, Indiana Dept. of Education, Jun. 20, 2000. 

1998

  • “New Augusta South Technology Training.”, Indiana Principals Technology Academy, Feb. 25, 1999.
  • “It’s Elementary Mr. Cronkite.”, Association for Indiana Media Educators, Apr. 3, 1998.
    Collaborative presentation with Karen Satterlee, New Augusta Public Academy South, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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.

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