October 16-18 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
Workshops Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Internet@Schools Program [PDF]


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 takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, October 16 and 17, the first two days of Internet Librarian 2018.
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

Carolyn Foote, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Opening Keynote

Sharing Cultural & Civic Resources: OFBYFOR ALL

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Nina Simon, Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History & Author, The Participatory Museum, & Blogger, Museum 2.0

Are you ready for your library to become of, by, and for your community? For 7 years, Nina Simon has led dramatic change as director of the MAH, a small museum in Santa Cruz, Calif. Around the world, community-rooted organizations like the MAH have opened up museums to new people in new ways. Now, they are sharing the OFBYFOR ALL playbook for community transformation— and invite you to join in. Imagine libraries that are reflective OF their communities. Co-created BY their communities. Welcoming FOR their communities. Join the movement and help chart a new future for libraries as beloved institutions of, by, and for all.

Coffee Break in the Sponsor Showcase

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

Track E - Internet@Schools

E101 - Future-Ready?

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Brian Pichman, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

What does it mean to be a future-ready librarian? How will being a future-ready librarian affect my library, school, teachers, and especially my students? What can I do to become a future-ready librarian today? These questions are central to the Future Ready Librarians initiative and also what we ask ourselves every day as we embrace our roles within the library and school community. Miller explores the critical role that librarians play in the strategic work of schools and educational systems connected with educational technology leadership, empowering students as creators and learners, content curation, innovative instructional practices, collaboration, community connections, and more. She shares stories and inspires us to embrace the change we can bring through our roles as librarians. Leave this presentation knowing you have what it takes to be a future-ready librarian!

E102 - Emerging Literacies

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, Rutgers University School of Communication & Information & Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer

Based on recent experience teaching a Rutgers University course for librarians, this talk provides an overview of interdisciplinary literacies needed and discusses how to share them with students, offering tips on how to get started. Literacies explored include connected and social learning; information ethics and remix culture; curation; communicating knowledge and creative expression; media, global, and data literacy; computational thinking; mobile technologies; digital citizenship/leadership; social reading; making; and coding.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit Sponsors

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

E103 - DiscoVR Beyond Expeditions

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Katie McNamara, Teacher-Librarian, Kern High School
Valarie Seita, Teacher-Librarian, Carmel Unified School District

Go beyond expeditions and discoVR a whole new world. A world you can create. A world you can explain. A world for all to explore. Harness the power of 360 creation and make virtual reality interactive. App-smash 360 tools for increased engagement and intriguing learning experiences. Although expeditions and field trips are pretty amazing, there is much more to the 360 world. The first talk gives you the tools and techniques to enable students to not merely be consumers, but also creators of virtual reality. Then learn from another school’s AR/VR journey about what works and what pitfalls to avoid to successfully bring VR to your school library. Explore ways to integrate VR across content areas and to support social emotional learning initiatives in your school.

Break in the Sponsor Showcase

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

E104 - Building Better Ideas

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

The most important thing that anyone can do to improve what they do is to become more capable at generating ideas. This conversation explores the role that ideas have in catalyzing innovative practice in libraries and discusses the strategies and techniques that you can use to become better at building better ideas tomorrow. Join us for a provocative conversation about how you can nurture, curate, incubate, grow, extend, and remix ideas that enable you to create the raw material that supports innovative library practice.

E105 - Future-Ready OER: Trends & Strategies

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dr. Cynthia Jimes, Director, Research and Learning, Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education

The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME), in collaboration with Florida State University, is conducting a 2-year study to explore the role of school librarians in advancing the use of open educational resources (OER) for teaching and learning. Funded by the IMLS, the study seeks to document school librarians’ current digital and OER curation practices and to develop a framework and a set of practical recommendations for advancing open digital resource collections for the benefit of students, educators, and communities. After introducing the what, why, and how of OER, the session presents the digital curation habits that are emerging through the study’s interviews with school librarians across the U.S, and discusses the implications of integrating OER into the everyday curation practice of school librarians.

Networking Reception in the Sponsor Showcase

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

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Tomorrow’s Architects

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Peter Morville, President, Semantic Studios

We think we’re creating programs, services, and software. But we’re not. We are agents of change. Our systems shape belief and behavior at scale. Experience isn’t enough. Methods, metrics, culture, and governance are shifting. As we strive to make sense of artificial intelligence, digital strategy, and the Internet of Things, it’s never been more vital to think expansively about how we organize the future. In this spirited talk about the design of paths and goals, Peter Morville builds upon his famous “polar bear book” to reframe vision, strategy, process, and the information architecture of time; and draws from his latest book, Planning for Everything, to reveal four principles and six practices essential for shaping the future.

Coffee Break in the Sponsor Showcase

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

Track E - Internet@Schools

E201 - Telling the Library Story: Messaging & Media Strategies

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
David Jakes, Founder and Chief Design Officer, David Jakes Designs LLC

Your library is filled with stories of learning, of discovery, of exploration and of human connection. It’s time to start telling those stories. To that end, Jakes explores the importance of creating a messaging and storytelling program for your library. Learn how to create compelling videos that capture the role that the library plays in learning and in the lives of students. Learn proven storytelling techniques and have the opportunity to explore the very best technologies that are available to do this work. We also discuss how to use these capacities to support a more capable student video creation experience. Ramp up your storytelling and video creation skills in a single hour to become a teacher-librarianstoryteller-videographer!

E202 - What Students Say About Libraries

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

Too often, students have little voice in the design of our libraries. How can we get input into our space design from our patrons, and what are they trying to tell us? Explore strategies and tech tools for gathering student input, and see the results of surveys and student impact.

Lunch Break - A Chance to Visit Sponsors

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

E203 - Laptops for Everyone

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sherri Wilcox Crawford, High School Librarian, Shawnee Mission North High School

A high school library went to the 1:1 model, increased student readership and enthusiasm about books, then underwent a renovation to create a flexible learning environment to support the new technology and methods of teaching. This session shares tips, best practices, successes and failures of 1:1, as well as how to merge the old library mission with new tech.

Break in the Sponsor Showcase

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

E204 - Critical Digital Citizenship for School Libraries

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mark Roquet, Outreach and Programming Librarian, Yolo County Library

Digital citizenship education typically covers topics such as staying safe online, fighting cyberbullying, and copyright law awareness. Notably, many popular digital citizenship curricula are either created or funded by Silicon Valley companies. Engaged citizenship requires more than following rules and avoiding conflict—it means having the knowledge and agency to make society better. In order to be impactful citizens, our students need to understand the major forces that continue to reshape our society, economy, and information landscape. How can we prepare our students to tackle discriminatory algorithms, online harassment, the sharing economy, and digital threats to our democracy? Join us for an open-ended discussion about how we can rethink digital citizenship to prepare students to be change makers rather than just consumers.

E205 - Multimedia Tools

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

The web now is far more than text. The volume of audio, video, and other types of multimedia is incredible. There are lots of new tools to search the masses of multimedia available. Our experienced and popular speaker shares the best tools for faster and easier access to the vast resources out there!

Wednesday Evening Session

Are Librarians Smarter Than a Machine?

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Moderator: Stephen Abram, CEO, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.
Sue Considine, VP, Library Operations, Library Systems & Services, LLC
Gary Price, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports
Amy Affelt, Director, Database Research, Worldwide, Compass Lexecon & Author, The Accidental Data Scientist: Big Data Applications & Opportunities for Librarians & Information Professionals
David Lee King, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library & Publisher, davidleeking.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) helps the learning curve for machines. Curiosity and knowing the location of endless resources support librarians. Get some facts in a fun atmosphere, see some interesting demos, watch the competition, and vote for the smartest! See Amazon Echo & Echo Dot Kids–Alexa, iPhone Siri, Google Home, and Dewey (Palo Alto City Library Robot) pitted against library industry stars! Bring your smart phone/computer too!

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Library Market

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Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)

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