The American Association of School Librarians 14th National Conference is on! This coming weekend thousands of librarians will descend upon the sleepy hamlet of Charlotte, North Carolina. Once there, the hordes will meet and talk and learn and hobnob and recharge and get overwhelmed and reflect.
I have the honor and pleasure of participating in providing several conference activities. I'll be wing-woman to ISS chair Cheryl Steele, who is hosting the Independent School Section's Social on Thursday 11/5. Over 100 people have registered for this event! On Saturday 11/7 I'll participate in two programs, the first with Patt Moser and David Loertscher:
Learning Commons, Information Commons, Library Media Center - What's in a Name?
What is an Information Commons? A Learning Commons? And is there any difference between these and the Library Media Center? What library models currently used in Higher Education are applicable to the K-12 world? What does all this have to do with Information literacy? Join your colleagues for a spirited discussion about the evolution and possibilities of "The Library" in our schools.
And the second with a whole bunch of folks, led by Dorcas Hand, our fearless editor:
INDEPENDENCE: Leadership to Learning, Information, and Access in Independent School Libraries
Program to feature ten chapter authors for a forthcoming Libraries Unlimited book on Independent School Libraries, topics include Library 2.0, accreditation issues, advocacy in a broader context, library communities of support, bridging library skills between levels, and programs beyond the curriculum. Author/speakers are all practicing librarians in independent schools nationwide who will offer a breadth of experience to support their insights in to best practices as we look further into the 21st century.
Let the learning continue!