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Welcome to the 2008 School Library Fall Conference Wiki!
The Office of Library Services is busy planning our exciting 2008 Fall Conference! Our 2008 Fall Conference for school library personnel will be held on November 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Brooklyn Technical High School, 29 Ft. Greene Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
For the first time ever, this event will be organized with all secondary and elementary level librarians invited to attend on the same day.
Brooklyn Tech is at 29 Fort Green Place but it is a HUGE school occupying a full city block! There are MANY entrances. The entrance participants should look for is on South Elliott Place near Dekalb Avenue -- we will have directional signs posted. The main entrance will be totally OFF LIMITS to us as voting will be taking place there from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Cyndy Scheibe is the Executive Director and founder of
Project Look Sharp
and an associate professor of psychology at Ithaca College where she has taught for the past 18 years.
She holds a doctoral degree in developmental psychology ('87) and a master's degree in communications ('83), both from Cornell University ('87).
While at Cornell, she and John Condry started the Center for Research on the Effects of Television (CRETV), including the ongoing collection of television content for the CRETV archive which now contains more than 10,000 hours of TV programs and commercials videotaped over a period of more than 20 years.
In addition to her media literacy work with Project Look Sharp, Dr. Scheibe also currently serves as the director of CRETV, and is a nationally known speaker on issues of media literacy and the effects of television on children.
She is a founding board member of the Alliance for a Media Literate America, and her publications include the educational booklet
12 Basic Principles for Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking into the K-12 Curriculum
(with Faith Rogow), and the article "A Deeper Sense of Literacy: Curriculum-Driven Approaches to Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom" in
American Behavioral Scientist
(October 2004, Sage Publications).
Click on the picture to listen to an interview with Barbara Stripling about the Fall Conference:
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