October 23-25 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
Workshops Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Internet@Schools Program [PDF]

Internet@Schools Track at Internet Librarian 2017

Trying to keep up with events, mobile technologies, ebooks, other new channels for content and curriculum, the internet, apps, research strategies, policies, funding cuts, and ... gasp ... everything else that's changing and affecting K-12 educators' lives and those of their students these days? Of course you are, but it can seem like an uphill battle! To help you keep up, we invite you to our next round of informative K-12 tech- and internet-related conference sessions. The Internet@Schools track, sponsored by Internet@Schools magazine, takes place Monday and Tuesday, October 23 and 24, the first two days of Internet Librarian 2017.
Because it is fully integrated into the Internet Librarian conference as a 2-day track, Internet@Schools attendees can easily network and share not only with K-12 presenters and attendees but with the broader range of Internet Librarian attendees and speakers. Choose to attend the entire 3-day Internet Librarian conference to share and learn ideas and tactics from librarians, information professionals, and educators of all stripes, Or, concentrate exclusively on the K-12 education focus of our 2-day track by taking advantage of special internet@Schools only pricing. either way, you'll have access to a wide range of ideas, tactics, products, and services, both in the sessions you attend and from education, library, and information industry companies and associations in the sponsor showcase.

Organized and moderated by

David Hoffman, Internet@Schools magazine, &
Carolyn Foote, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

Monday, October 23, 2017

Opening Keynote

Opening Keynote: Mix It Up for ROI Secret Sauce!

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Eric Chan, ✎ ▷ I G I T A L . △ R T I S △ N  , EEPMON

EEPMON is a Millennial hybrid new media artist exploring the creative intersections through the usages of art and technology. He has collaborated and worked with various projects both in art and technology with firms and galleries across North America, the U.K., and Asia. He has held several shows and won awards internationally. He says, “Technology provides a new area for innovators and artists to experiment and develop new modes of creative expression.” He sees the computer as an artistic tool, just like the paintbrush, and with a desire only a truly passionate artist could have, set out to generate dense, dynamic, and beautiful digital graphic compositions that attracted clients such as Marvel, Canada Goose, Microsoft Xbox, and the Canada Science and Technology Museum. His creative and innovative nature is inspiring and has allowed him to transform retail stores into art exhibitions for his creations, combine open-data weather and color to create artistic works, and more. Currently EEPMON is doing his digital artist in residence at Algonquin College Applied Research and Innovation Center in Ottawa, Canada. Follow him on social media: EEPMON or his website at www.eepmon.com.

Coffee Break in the Sponsor Showcase

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Track E - Internet@Schools

E101 - Disturbing the Comfortable: Radical Information Literacy in School Libraries

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Mark Roquet, Outreach and Programming Librarian, Yolo County Library

School librarianship has seen renewed interest as a potential corrective to “fake news” and other recent (real and perceived) information literacy failures. The internet has weakened traditional journalism, altered the economics of academic publishing and content production, created new networks of bigotry and disinformation, and, at least in theory, empowered young people around the world with immediate access to information and new tools to share their own knowledge and identities. But by largely hewing to traditional notions of bias, authority, and the nature of academic and civic engagement, school librarians may have reinforced existing inequalities and made themselves less relevant in the world our students will face. Can we transform information literacy instruction to help create the world we want to live in? Join us to discuss what these changes might look like and how we can implement them in school libraries.

E102 - Is It Real or Is It VR? Exploring AR & VR Tools

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Carolyn Foote, Library Consultant, Free Range Librarian

Explore the best of emerging apps and tools for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and their potential in this introductory session. Consider a variety of apps and tools and how apps such Quiver, NYT VR, and Discovery VR can be incorporated into the library or curriculum in meaningful ways. How can libraries support the use of these tools, and what questions should we be asking? Lastly, identify ways libraries can be engaging in action research to further understanding of the impacts of VR and AR tools.

LUNCH BREAK - A Chance to Visit Sponsors

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

E103 - Teaching Students to Distinguish Evidence From Argument

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Instructional and Programming Librarian, Castilleja School
Sara Zoroufy, Research Teaching Assistant, Castilleja School, Palo Alto, Calif.

When students pick up a nonfiction text, they tend to approach it either as offering an opinion or presenting evidence. In reality, sources contain both elements. Library instruction often assumes that when students evaluate sources, they naturally know how to distinguish between the two. Join our speakers for this hands-on session, where you can share your practices and explore new ways to teach this critical skill that often gets lost in the shuffle.

BREAK in the Sponsor Showcase

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

E104 - Learning at the Speed of Technology

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
David Jakes, Founder and Chief Design Officer, David Jakes Designs LLC

Our students have access to remarkable technology. From smartphones to everything Google, how technology is leveraged to support student learning is a question every library and school must address. Join David Jakes as he explores the dynamic nature of technology and helps you understand the tools and trends that are reshaping what it means to be a learner in a learning landscape always in perpetual beta. Explore the boundless conditions that students have before them to craft their own learning expedition with technology and the role that libraries have in empowering that journey. Most importantly, see how school libraries can embrace an innovation mindset that can support and prepare students for the opportunity of possibility.

E105 - Infographic Pitfalls: Fake Data, Foolish Claims, & Eye Candy

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Debbie Abilock, author, speaker, NoodleTools, Inc.

Student infographics are often attractive visual collages of statistics and facts instead of a synthesis of learning. In this session, Debbie addresses pedagogy behind the creation of infographics, including the data and visual literacy skills and source evaluation strategies needed by students to create a synthesized visual argument.

NETWORKING RECEPTION in the Sponsor Showcase

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Information Today, Inc. invites all conference registrants and exhibitors to this special Networking Reception in the Sponsor Showcase. This is a great time to gather with fellow Internet Librarians and suppliers, renew acquaintances, meet new colleagues, sample tasty goodies, and check out the latest products and services in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


Innovating, Experimenting & Building a Future of Libraries in a Digital Transformation

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Greg Lucas, State Librarian, California State Library

As a former journalist, our speaker has a unique perspective on the future of libraries and the challenges of digital transformation. Hear his insights and ideas as well as some of the innovative and creative experiments in and with libraries currently underway in California.


Coffee Break in the Sponsor Showcase

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Track E - Internet@Schools

E201 - Students & Search Results – the Nitty Gritt

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Deirdre Costello, Director, UX Research, EBSCO Information Services

Process, findings and advice from a Researcher on EBSCO's User Research team who has spent the last year focusing on how students interact with search results.

E202 - Cultivating Engagement Alongside Mastery of Skills

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Rigele Abilock, Founder, ReflEQ & NoodleTools

How many times do educators watch compliant, on-task students but worry if they are personally engaged? Students “deliver the deliverables” but skim over critical opportunities for deep thinking. Research shows that actively involved students are not just on-task, but continuously forming cognitive and emotional connections to their learning. Key findings at the intersection of education, psychology, and neuroscience can inform practical ways to boost student metacognition and growth mindset “in the learning moment.” Watch how to scaffold feedback loops and reflective questioning alongside your favorite extended assignment, research project, or portfolio review process using new technology paradigms to support and document student engagement.

LUNCH BREAK - A Chance to Visit Sponsors

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

E203 - Pushing Beyond Future-Ready: Creating a Bold Context for K-12 Libraries

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
David Jakes, Founder and Chief Design Officer, David Jakes Designs LLC

There are a number of ways to describe the conditions for learning that support working, learning, and contributing as a citizen in a world in perpetual beta. Educators have described this landscape as “21st century,” “next-generation,” and most recently “future ready.” In this session, we discuss five provocative shifts in library practice that can establish a new reality for what “library” means and how it serves a school community. Our goal is to push on the boundaries of the design of libraries. Together, we consider the transformative programmatic directions that K–12 libraries can take to create a remarkable experience for students, an experience that prepares them to be agile and participatory learners and citizens.

BREAK in the Sponsor Showcase

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

E204 - Fake News & Post-Truth: News Literacy in Today’s Digital World

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Kimberly Moore, Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints' Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

We are bombarded by news media in multiple formats—print, broadcast, internet, and social. The volume, velocity, and variety of information is growing exponentially. New literacy skills are essential to distinguish between fact and opinion in this ocean of data. How do you tell if a news story is true or false? If adults have trouble deciphering what is true and what is not, then how do our students fare? Moore shares teaching strategies she uses with her digital literacy class on critical-thinking skills for analyzing and judging the reliability of news and information, differentiating among facts, opinions and assertions in the media we consume, create and distribute.

E205 - New, Cool, & Indispensable Apps, Sites, & Tools for Educators

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gary Price, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports

Our eagle-eyed ed-tech and information industry watcher talks about how to find good apps and shares a number of apps that media specialists and other educators will want to check out. He also shares the top sites and tools that info pros and searchers will want to use. Come and benefit from his vast knowledge and gather tips and tools to share with others.

Tuesday Evening Session

Death Match! Apps vs. Browser; Libraries vs. Cultural Institutions; Amazon vs. Libraries; Libraries vs. Robots

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Moderator: Erik Boekesteijn, Senior Advisor, National Library of the Netherlands & Member, Storyhouse Board of Directors
Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History & Author, The Participatory Museum, & Blogger, Museum 2.0
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library & Publisher, davidleeking.com
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research, Worldwide, Compass Lexecon & Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals
Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project
Stephen Abram, CEO, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.
Corinne Hill, Library Director, Chattanooga Public Library & Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year

Are libraries in a death match with other cultural or community institutions? With Amazon? With robots? Are apps or the browser the way of the future? Check out these fast and furious debates by experienced librarians, IT pros, thought leaders, and practitioners! Stimulate your thinking and have fun too with our popular ring leader!

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Internet@Schools Track

Diamond Sponsor

Knight Foundation

Platinum Sponsor

Library Market

Gold Sponsors

Baker & Taylor
Demco Software
Emerald Publishing
NewsBank, inc.
SAGE Publishing

Break Sponsor

Knight Foundation

Networking Reception Sponsor

Knight Foundation

Evening Session Sponsor


Learning Partner

Special Libraries Association

Association Sponsor

Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)

Media Sponsors

Computers in Libraries Magazine
Information Today
Internet@Schools Magazine
Marketing Library Services
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