Joquetta L Johnson - Library Media Specialist Pikesville HS/ Baltimore County Public Schools
Voracious Vocabulary: Apps That Attack Words

How can we assist all students in owning the words they need to know in order to be college and career ready? Participants will be provided with web and mobile learning applications that can transform teaching and learning vocabulary into engaging, enjoyable, meaningful, and collaborative learning experiences.

Patty O'Donnell - Supervisor of Library Services Harford County Public Schools
The Danielson Framework and Library Media Specialists Observation and Evaluation Processes
HCPS Observation Evaluation Framework.pdf
The Charlotte Danielson Framework has been adapted to fit the position of Library Media Specialists. A committee in Harford County re-wrote the observation and evaluation process including forms, essential criteria and rubrics connecting state, local and AASL standards to show all roles, most importantly instruction, of the Library Media Specialist.

Waverly Room
Catherine Mairs - School Library Media Specialist Fallston HS
Dedra Van Gelder - Instructional Specialist for Library Media Charles County Public Schools
Using the Black Eyed Susan Books 6-12 in Your Classroom

Learn how the Black-Eyed Susan books for grades 6-12 can fit into classrooms other than English. Members of the selection committee will introduce selected titles from this school year's book nominations, along with curricular connections, and lesson activity ideas. 6-9 Book Trailers HS Book Trailers BES and Common Core

Matthew C. Winner - Library Media Specialist Ducketts Lane Elementary School/Howard County Public Schools
with Julia Younkins - Library Media Specialist Frederick County Public Schools
Rebecca Oxley - Library Media Specialist/Prince George's County
and Katie Shanahan Yu - Library Media Specialist/Montgomery County

Help! I’m new here! An Insiders’ Panel for Rocking Your Library Program

New to the library or looking for a way to crank the volume to 11? We want your school year to ROCK! Join our panel of experienced library media specialists as they share strategies and highlight programs that take center stage in their libraries. Discussion and Q&A.


- Twitter
- Pinterest
- 100 Scope Notes
- Mr. Schu Reads
- Fuse #8
- YALSA the Hub connection
- Daring Librarian blog
- Neverending Search blog
- Adventures of Library Girl (Jennifer LaGarde)
- Busy Librarian blog (Matthew)

- "Don't water the rocks." - Joyce Valenza
- "Be a creeper." - Katie :)

- Google Drive
- Diigo
- Evernote
- delegate tasks
- let go of the extraneous
- prioritizing; write everything down
- be kind to yourself

- Twitter
- TL Virtual
- Professional conferences (both library and non... ie. tech, reading, comic, etc.)
- Library Media Connection magazine
- Keep in contact with your cohort
- Join/Form a PLC (Professional Learning Community)

- "Have a full speed ahead attitude. The 20th century is not coming back." (Becca :)

Carol Thornton - School Librarian Tracey’s Elementary School / Anne Arundel County Public Schools with Andrea Sporre - School Librarian Bates Middle School / Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Alexis Mazur - School Librarian Beall Elementary / Montgomery County Public Schools
Promoting Primary Sources to Hook Students on History - The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

Learn about an exciting opportunity & explore three primary source activities created last summer. From Abraham Lincoln, to a project providing professional development to teachers, to the BES picture book, The Camping Trip that Changed America, this session has something for everyone. Bring an open mind, leave with motivating lessons!

Glory Be: Primary Source Ex.