Melissa McDonald - Library Media Specialist Montgomery County Public Schools, Brookhaven ES and Clopper Mill ES
THE .5 LIBRARIAN – Adventures in School Librarianship

Being a half-time school librarian presents unique challenges to the school library media program, and if you are a half-time librarian at two schools, the challenges are elevated to a new level. Learn ways to play to your strengths and make the best of a challenging situation!

Angenine Goode and Tatanisha Love
Harnessing the Power of the Library Media Center to Enable, Engage and Empower 21st Century Learners

Discover innovative ways to engage the 21st century learner as well as enable and empower them to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers? Uncover a variety of tools promoting self curation, discovery and inquiry that all digital citizens can use to extend their learning in the Library and beyond.
MASL 2013 Livebinder

Matthew C. Winner, Rebecca Oxley and Jan Van Huizen
Graphic Novels and the Black-Eyed Susan Book Award

Shed presuppositions and explore the sophistication of this unique format. Understand the role graphic novels play in supporting the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts. Meet the 2013 BES Graphic Novel nominees and check out our “Best of the Rest” graphics, excellent for your library’s core collection.


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School Libraries @ the Core!: Disciplinary Literacy and the Common Core

All fields of study demand analysis of complex texts and strong oral and written communication skills using discipline-specific discourse. Because each discipline acquires, develops and shares knowledge in distinct ways, educators in each field must take ownership by building robust instruction. Learn how school libraries have become a critical part of this process.

Nick Glass
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Library Collaborations that Infuse Multimedia and Authors into Your School's Literacy Work

Join this session to learn ways to infuse multimedia author and book resources directly into your library programming and collaborations with teachers to stretch all readers’ understanding and connection to the books read in your school. Experience how seamless it is to incorporate award-winning authors into the classroom, to excite readers with video book trailers, and to have at every teacher’s disposal ready-to-use lesson plans about the books in the K-12 curriculum. Common Core, text complexity, Black-Eyed Susan, and 1:1/BYOD connections will be emphasized. NOTE: Nick Glass, founder of TeachingBooks.net, is presenting because more than half of Maryland schools subscribe to this service -- but everyone attending this session (subscriber or not) will leave equipped to deeply engage readers and teachers with multimedia connections to the texts and literacy activities in their school.