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In the 1st floor auditorium -- 9:00-10:15 Keynote speaker Cyndy Scheibe, Director of Project Look Sharp 11:30-12:30 Concurrent session 1 Comix 101 with Art Spiegelman, author of Maus and Maus II 2:00- 3:00 Concurrent session 2 Panel: What Boys Love to Read (and Girls, Too!): High Interest Books K-8 with authors Jeff Kinney, Fred van Lente, Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague

Room
Slot
Level
Title
Presenter(s)
Description in Program
5W16
AM
All
National Library of Medicine's Free Health and Science Resources
Bose, Arpita
Human bodies. Environmental pollution. Live surgery. The National Library of Medicine offers more than just health information—it offers interactive, engaging, and free educational resources for students, teachers, and librarians. This session will highlight some of the most youth-friendly resources available, including ToxTown, Medline Plus, Visible Proofs, and NLM’s online exhibits.

AM
All
Library REACH Grants
Dominguez, Arlene
Can you use $10,000 to improve your library program? Find out about the application process and hear from former Library REACH recipients about how their grants boosted learning in their libraries. Have all your application questions answered by Library REACH Program Manager, Arlene Dominguez.
5E20 LAB
AM
All
Now Hear This!: Analyzing Online Audio Resources From the Library of Congress
Galloway, Sherrie; Gail Petri
Explore classroom analysis activities using sound files from the Library of Congress. Oral histories from the Great Depression, Slave narratives, Man-on-the-Street commentaries from December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001, Veteran interviews and author talks in addition to vocal and instrumental musical performances will be included in this workshop. Participants will receive downloading information, an extensive resources list and analysis templates.
5W6
AM
All
K-12 Applications of TeachingBooks.net: a DOE/Office of Library Services Resource
Glass, Nick
Learn how to use and share TeachingBooks’s multimedia author and book resources in your K-8 library and with all your school building colleagues. We will review new features in TeachingBooks (Teacher Tips, Literature Calendar, Reading List Resources among others) and provide specific resources for merging technology and literature within diverse content areas and student research projects. TeachingBooks.net is a resource provided to all DOE schools by the Office of Library Services.
5W2
AM
Elem & Middle
Collaborative Planning: Working Together to Benefit Students
Greenblatt, Melinda
The workshop will start with a short description of the role of collaborative planning in school library media programs and a group discussion of strategies to get teachers involved. Using sample collaborative units in different curriculum areas and a planning template, attendees working in small groups will determine appropriate information fluency skills to be introduced in these units. Attendees will select from groups working with K-2, 3-5 and 6-8th units. They will also have an opportunity to start planning for a unit to be done in their own schools. Resources provided: sample curriculum units; listing of websites with sample curriculum lessons; short list of other related professional resources
5E12
AM
Elem
Turn the Library into a Learning Engine with the SmartBoard
Guo,Yihong
The SMART Board is a powerful tool to reach “Digital Kids” and engage them in learning. This workshop features demonstrations of the use of the SMART Board to create media-rich content and interactive activities for school library programs.

AM
All
Not Just Another Pretty Interface: Books in Print 2.0
Hoffman, Paul S.
Books in Print version 2.0 — whose first release will occur in November 2008 — will provide new Searching, Social Networking and “Discovery” tools for users across library types and user needs. This presentation will provide an overview of current and forthcoming features and will enable both new and seasoned Books In Print users to expand the scope and depth of what they can find as well apply this information to expand services to in-house staff and end users.
5S5
AM
All
Panel: Getting Started with Graphic Novels Panelists: Christian Zabriskie, Queens Library YA librarian; Jessica Fenster Sparber
Morishima, Janna moderator PANELISTS: Christian Zabriskie, and Jessica Fenster Sparber
Graphic novels can attract new students to the library and increase enthusiasm for reading – not just graphic novels, but prose as well. The workshop will provide practical details for librarians about how to start a graphic novel collection, including core lists; tips on cataloging and shelving; how to explain its value and purpose to teachers and administrators; and resources for further information. Panelists will describe how graphic novels can be used for both recreational reading and also as supplements to the curriculum. There will be a Q&A period when attendees can ask any of their graphic novel-related questions.
5W12
AM
All
Budgeting and Book Purchase in FAMIS
Roman, Nelson or representative
Join the Division of Contracts and Purchasing (DCP) to learn about the changes in the next generation of FAMIS E-Catalog 2.0. How will the new system affect purchasing? Learn how to identify vendors, contracts, and other important items to help you and your purchasing secretary place orders in FAMIS.

AM
All
From Concept to Comic
Siegel, Mark
This session is aimed at all librarians interested in graphic novels. Both novices just reading their first comics and experts interested in broadening their knowledge base will find a new entry point to the comics medium as First Second Editorial Director Mark Siegel (an accomplished graphic novelist in his own right) explains the nuts and bolts of comics creation. He will take librarians from the idea that is the initial genesis of the book through the writing, the art, and the production process. The workshop will give librarians the tools to analyze and come to a fuller understanding and appreciation of the graphic novels they select for their library – enabling them both to expand the understanding of graphic novels for the students and teachers in their schools and to defend the quality of the graphic novels in the library to their administrations.
5E14 LAB
AM
Elem & Middle
21st Century Media Literacy for Digital Learners: Clay Animation
Sotero, Laticha
In this workshop, participants will learn how to use technology and information literacy in an exciting way to engage digital learners. Participants will discover how clay animation can help students of all levels showcase their knowledge and creativity in a fun and engaging medium. 21st Century Media Literacy for Digital Learners: Clay Animation demonstrates a fantastic way to incorporate writing, art and technology skills. Students will be highly motivated using clay to express themselves. This workshop is sure to stimulate your creative juices as well!

AM
Elem
Who Will I Be in the 21st Century?
Uhlig, Elizabeth
The children we work with today have the privilege of ushering in the first decade of the new century and will one day be looked upon as pioneers of a new era. How can we help our students to understand that they are living in extraordinary times and that they have the opportunity to leave their mark? By looking at life stories and memoirs of people who lived during other crucial periods, we can convey to children that right now, as they live, work, and play, their own lives are extraordinary. Ms. Uhlig will share some of the memoirs she has published for herself and other authors, and will talk about her techniques for getting young authors to place value on their own lives and the stories they have and will have to tell as they move through the 21st century.
5S8
AM
All
WIDGETS! WIDGETS! WIDGETS!
Wilson, Andrew
The widgets are here! Widgets are wildly popular pieces of free software used in the social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook. The New York City public libraries will be rolling out a series of new educational widgets very soon. Their new “bookshelf widget” lets students, teachers and librarians share the books they are reading with their friends, teachers and classmates. Which one of your friends has played the latest video game or read a cool book? Check your widget! Find out all you can do to promote reading in your school with free widgets from the New York City public libraries. No previous knowledge of social networking or widgets is required for this simple workshop.
5W22
LUN
All
CultureGrams Invites Children to Explore the World!
Bay, Andy
CultureGrams treats 204 countries equally across 25 categories with a unique focus on culture and daily life. Written and reviewed by qualified people living in the country, CultureGrams help students understand differences between peoples and learn how various aspects of a culture are related. Included are photo galleries, slideshows, and video representing daily life, tools to compare and graph country data, flags, maps, national anthems, recipes, and more. The Online Edition also includes upper-elementary/middle-school level reports on U.S. states, Canadian provinces, and countries. Lunch will be provided.
5W8
LUN
All
Literacy Skills For Today's Classroom Using ProQuest Digital Solutions
Bergeron, Deborah
What do you think it means to be literate? Chances are that your answer will differ from that of many other teachers and media specialists. That's because literacy is an evolving concept and the kids that we teach today have grown up in a digital world! That means changing our approach and it means considering the evolution of literacy from reading to information to digital to media and visual literacy. We will focus on that evolution and show you how to leverage the databases that you have to aid in the development of student literacy skills. Lunch will be provided.
5W16
LUN
All
The American Place Theatre’s Literature to Life Program
Brownson, Gwen & Billy Lyons
Come get a taste of The American Place Theatre’s arts and literacy program, Literature to Life, which has reached over 325,000 students nationwide. This workshop will feature a performance excerpt of one of our ten theatrical adaptations of American Literature - The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. This masterwork of contemporary literature studied in schools across the country is a collection of short pieces about the character, Tim O'Brien, and his experiences surrounding the Vietnam War. He presents a blurred line between truth and reality, fact and fiction, that makes his journey unforgettable. Immediately following the performance participants will experience a demonstration of the Literature to Life interactive methodology. Literature to Life Programs -Performances, Residencies and Professional Development Workshops are available for immediate booking to your school – come find out more. Bring your lunch.
5E7
LUN
All
World Book Web Based Products
Fenzel, Debbie & Pat Marinello
Facilitators will provide an overview of the World Book Student and changes to the online reference site consisting of World Book, WB Kids and WB Advanced. Also to be featured, World Book Discover, World Book’s differentiated instruction reference site. Lunch will be provided.
5E20 LAB
LUN
All
Web-based Learning – Integrating Technology into the Classroom Global Perspective of the 21st Century Learner
Geraets, Roger
It is challenging to keep up with technology and encourage technology integration in the classroom, but with Atomic Learning’s Web-based learning, students and educators have training at their fingertips. See how just-in-time learning can positively impact technology skills, encourage technology integration, and empower learners to excel. Lunch will be provided.
5W12
LUN
All
EBSCOHOST 2.0: The Future of Database Searching
James, Mike
EBSCOhost 2.0 was released in July 2008 and was designed to make database searching easier and more efficient for the end user. In this half-hour session the facilitator will detail the new enhancements associated with EBSCOhost 2.0 as well as demonstrate sample searches to illustrate the value of this powerfully intuitive interface. Bring your lunch.
5S5
LUN
Sec
An Introduction to Greenwood Databases
McDonald, Brien & Kevin Ohe
Greenwood is a newly added vendor to the NYC schools. Come to this session to learn how Greenwood’s award-winning databases can meet your school’s research needs. Featured products include: Pop Culture Universe, The African American Experience, The Latino American Experience, and Daily Life Online. Lunch will be provided.

LUN
All
Application of the SMART Board Technology
Meehan, Ryan
Learn about SMART Board interactive white board technology and Notebook Software in this informative session. Bring your lunch.
5E14 LAB
LUN
All
Mandarin User Group Meeting
Pizzuta, Holly
Holly Pizzuta, Mandarin Representative, will offer new ideas on using the power of Mandarin to manage your library efficiently. She will also answer questions regarding Mandarin M3 and Oasis. Lunch will be provided.
5W2
LUN
Elem
Dana the Procrastinator - Dane Reid author
Reid, Dane
Come and learn about a new picture book by Dane Reid and published by Desmond Reid. Building on his experiences with early childhood education and personal tardiness, Dane wrote “Dana The Procrastinator,” the story of an intelligent boy whose chronic procrastination caused him to miss out on a big opportunity. Lunch will be provided.
5S8
LUN
All
The Nolen Library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Roth, Emily and Naomi Niles
The Nolen Library in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes visitors of all ages and levels of interest to study art and art history and to learn about the Museum, its exhibitions, and collections. The Library includes a Children’s Reading Room and a Teacher Resource Room with a variety of materials to assist educators. This session will highlight the wide range of services the librarians provide to various types of museum visitors. Particular emphasis will be placed on services to K-12 teachers and librarians including ideas on how librarians can partner with other educators in integrating art into the classroom. Bring your lunch.
5W6
LUN

Make Your Budget Go Further Through Strategic Resource Management
Ruggerio, Rich and Jeff Roth
Leaders in districts of all sizes tell us that effective resource management is a growing priority. Destiny Resource Management Solutions; a browser-based program, gives you optimum flexibility. We provide you the tools and systems to track everything from textbooks to band instruments, library materials to lawn mowers, digital resources to the microscopes in your science labs. It’s a powerful, practical way to save money, save time, and invest more in your students. Bring your lunch.

LUN
All
Gale Cengage Presents The Global Perspective of the 21st Century Learner
Sciglimpaglia, Craig
Leaders in Global Issues in Context offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. This Gale Cengage database ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues – social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural – and headlines in world hot spots.
5E12
LUN
All
Everything You Need Right at Your Fingertips, Mackin.com
Thomas, Ryan
An easy tutorial of Mackin.com, the most comprehensive school library website that gives you access to any title in print, thousands of school specific lists, curriculum lists customized to NY standards, dynamic Collection Analysis and Title Matching services using your MARC data.
5W12
PM
Elem
The Natural Rhythm of Things: Using Art, Music and Nature to Promote Literacy
Adlerman, Danny and Kim
Kim and Danny introduce you to their world of books, music, words, melodies, & artistic vision. Not for those disinterested in a good time. WARNING: You may pick up a hint or two to make literacy more fun for your kids!
5S8
PM
All
A Library Home Page in an Hour: No Experience Necessary!
Ahart, Melissa and Michael Dodes
Are you a technophobe, but you’d still like your library to have a public face online and share important information with your students, teachers, and parents? This workshop will teach you how to build a basic library home page that you can add to your Destiny catalog or NYC DOE school web portal… IN ONE HOUR! No previous web design experience is necessary and novices are ENCOURAGED to attend. You’ll get a basic template for your own page and some examples of exemplary school library web sites.
5W22
PM
All
Reflective Practice: Goals for Professional Growth
Bowie, Linda Williams
This workshop will explore the use of the “Reflective Practice: Goals for Professional Growth” rubric as a tool for focusing on one’s daily library practice, professional growth, goal setting and reflection. The rubric was developed by the New York City Office of Library Services with input from librarians across NYC including the members of the Campus Librarians Network (CLN) a monthly professional development series sponsored by New Visions for Public Schools and the OLS. Input on use of the tool and conversations about professional performance reviews and librarian evaluations in a changing school environment will be explored with participants. Copies of the rubric will be available.
5E14 LAB
PM
Elem
Creating Virtual Field Trips to Communities Around the World
Ciaramello,Terri
This Social Studies technology lesson was created for the Office of Instructional Technology and was first disseminated in August 2008. While it is a series of 8 workshops, it can be boiled down to an overview with some hands on time on computers. It was written to go along with the Social Studies Scope and Sequence for 3rd grade.
5E2
PM
Sec
Blazing TRAILS: Leading Your School TowardTotal Information Literacy on Campus Libraries
Cuff, Linda; Karen Levy; Roseann Bayer; Linda Moser Mata
Looking for a free, user-friendly tool that helps pinpoint the information skills with which your students struggle most? Need a way to demonstrate to your staff and administration how information literacy ties in with school-wide educational objectives? Want to generate data that clearly shows the benefits of librarian-led instruction? Then TRAILS is for you!
5E10
PM
All
Library REACH Grants (a reprise of the morning session)
Dominguez, Arlene
Can you use $10,000 to improve your library program? Find out about the application process and hear from former Library REACH recipients about how their grants boosted learning in their libraries. Have all your application questions answered by Library REACH Program Manager, Arlene Dominguez.
5W25
PM
All
Voice Thread: Developing Student Voice and Personal Inquiry
Ettenheim, Susan
VoiceThread is a web-based communications network for K-12 students and educators. Simple, powerful and safe, VoiceThread is a place for creating and collaborating on digital stories and documentaries, practicing and documenting language skills, exploring geography and culture, solving math problems, or simply finding and honing student voices. In this session participants will explore the wide range of exciting possibilities using Voice Thread, look at examples of what is being created now and visit the Voice Thread wiki to see how teachers everywhere are sharing lessons and ideas.
5W2
PM
All
Virtual Author Programs and Multimedia Book Connections for 21st Century Libraries
Glass, Nick
Learn how to use and share TeachingBooks’s multimedia author and book resources in your K-8 library and with all your school building colleagues. We will review new features (Teacher Tips, Literature Calendar, Reading List Resources among others) and provide specific resources for merging technology and literature within diverse content areas and student research projects. TeachingBooks.net is a resource provided to all DOE schools by the Office of Library Services.
5S4
PM
Middle
Selecting Edgy Fiction for Middle Schoolers
Goldfarb, Elizabeth
Middle School students frequently ask for novels and true books on edgy subjects. The librarian is faced with the challenging task of selecting books for young teens of varying maturity. What criteria do you use in selecting titles both fiction and non-fiction ? How do you shelve and promote these titles? Do you restrict borrowing? The presentation will include brief booktalks of some titles added to the Booker T. Washington Teen Health & Wellness CCD Collection. Participants should come with three novels they have selected for their collection. A list will be generated and shared.
5W24
PM
All
Using Audiobooks to Build Student Success
Herman, Cheryl and David Rapkin
Current research suggests that engaging different learning styles is crucial in helping students be successful. Using audiobooks maximizes students’ auditory learning modalities and provides an appealing, affordable alternative for experiencing quality literature for all students. Presenters will discuss theoretical as well as practical issues related to the use of audiobooks with children and young adults. The second part of the presentation will take attendees behind the scenes in the audiobook studio with Grammy® Award-winning Producer David Rapkin. Informative handouts―plus, each attendee receives a complimentary unabridged audiobook! Come one, come all ― hear the story, feel the magic.
5W6
PM
All
Panel: Making the Most of Your Graphic Novel Collection
Keller, Esther moderator; Peter Gutierrez, Josh Elder, Mark Siegel and Andrea Swenson

This panel is aimed at librarians who have already established a graphic novel collection, and who are interested in a) expanding it; b) helping teachers use graphic novels to supplement the curriculum; c) inviting graphic novelists to speak to students; and d) helping students make more connections between graphic novels and prose. The panel will include a literacy expert, a graphic novel author and a librarian, who will relate how they have used graphic novels in creative ways in the classroom. Lesson plans, book clubs, and reading guides will be among the nuts-and-bolts issues discussed.
5S2
PM
High school
Information Literacy: How Are YOUR Students Doing?
Lampach, Viviane and Chris Bowlin
Librarians will be exposed to the QUIA Web as online assessment tool. They will be shown how to create their own Research Literacy quizzes and how they can be administered. In addition we will highlight our three lessons on research literacy that includes Website Evaluations, Search Strategies and Plagiarism. Discussion will touch on three in-library lessons, three reinforcement lessons, and utilizing QUIA Web as an online assessment tool. If your principal needs data you can provide it! Don’t be afraid, we try to make research literacy engaging for you and your students! Space is limited to 25 attendees.
5S5
PM
High school
Developing a Career and College Prep Center in Your HS Library
Mehlman, Barbara & Kate O’Connell
All high schools need a Career and College Prep Center (even if it’s just a corner of your library) to provide resource materials for students from their freshman year all the way to their senior year. It is critical that they start thinking about college from the day they enter high school. This is a form of priming, a way to get the kids to assume from the get-go that they are going to continue their education after high school. We will share the rationale for creating this Center — the one we gave to the principals in our campus school as well as in our application to build a new CCD collection. We will also explain how we lead the students into using these resources.
5E4
PM
All
Notebook 10: Integrating the SmartBoard into Your Information Fluency Lessons
Paulson, Sara
Participants will discuss and recreate lesson graphics using Notebook 10, the latest version of Smartboard software. Emphasis will be on the software, not the hardware. This is not a basic functionality training, but a workshop in how to integrate the shape generator, gallery, screen shade, screen capture, two-page spread, and Lesson Activity Toolkit—all features of Notebook 10—into your lesson planning to enhance students’ learning and teachers’ modeling of information fluency skills. Intermediate level: For librarians who have started using a Smartboard, but have not fully integrated it into their practice.
5S5
PM
Elem
Growing Researchers From the Ground Up: the Independent Investigation Method as a Group Process in the Elementary Grades
Rosalia, Stephanie
Librarians serving grades K-5 will participate in a hands-on lesson utilizing the Independent Investigation Method (IIM) of research. The workshop will stress IIM as a group process and show how students of any age or ability can be taught to organize real research without copying. Correlations and connections to the IFC will be made.
5E20 LAB
PM
All
Using Thinkfinty.org to Enrich Instruction
Schwartz, Mindy & Felicia Armetta
Thinkfinity.org and ThinkfinityNY.org offer the highest quality, standards-based, K-12 lesson plans, student materials, interactive tools and Web sites in seven academic disciplines. The goal is to improve student achievement in traditional classroom settings and beyond by providing high-quality content and extensive professional development training. In this workshop participants will explore Thinkfinify.org’s free educational resources—in literacy, math, social studies and science—designed by leading educational organizations in the United States. Attendees will also strategically search the sites Thinkfinity.org and ThinkfinityNY.org and find over 55,000 free K-12 lesson plans, student materials and interactive tools.
5E3
PM
Elem
Literacy + Exercise = Literacise
Smalls, Irene
Energize your teaching with Literacise. Literacise is storytelling plus++. Literacise is a total interactive storytelling experience. Research shows children learn better when they are engaged physically, emotional, visually and aurally with the material. This workshop reaches the whole child. Children who are active and healthy learn more. Meet your learning standards in an entertaining way. Using her book, “Jonathan and His Mommy” published by Hachette Book Group Irene provides a template to turn your class literacy sessions into fun events students will never forget. Wear comfortable clothes. We will be moving, dancing and even exercising a bit. Yes, there will be dancing in the aisles.
5E7
PM
All
Non-Public School? What Can the Office of Library Services Do For You?
Steves, Kathy
The NYC School Library System/NYC DOE Office of Library Services offers a great many resources that non-public school libraries do not fully utilize. This workshop will explain many resources: the Handbook, newly assigned workshops, the listserv, Destiny and more. An open discussion will follow the presentation so that attendees may discuss the unique challenges of working in a non-public school library.
5E12
PM
All
NEW! Research Guides for the NYPL Digital Gallery
Tamarkin, Susannah
Can't find the right image when using the NYPL's Digital Gallery during a "teachable moment" in your library? Want a quick and easy way to access images that are directly relevant to social studies curriculum for elementary, middle & high schools? The Digital Gallery Research Guides are here! Developed for branch librarians, these handy guides point you to immediate images as correlated with the new social studies scope & sequence guides.
5W16
PM
Elem
Maximizing Our Impact: Classroom Library Collaboration for Teaching Reading Comprehension Using Authentic Children's Literature
Teicher, Marilyn and Pauline Kola-McVeigh
We will be sharing two reading strategies that were used in the library with the librarian and the classroom teacher. These strategies could be done by the librarian alone in a fixed program or as a collaborative unit of study. These dynamic lessons will help students in literacy by using specific strategies. A powerpoint presentation will be used and handouts will be provided. Reference will be made to the professional book written by Judi Moreillon entitled Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension, where the strategies are laid out in detail.
AUD
PM
Elem & Middle
Panel: What Boys Love to Read (and Girls, Too!): High Interest Books K-8;
Von Drasek, Lisa moderator; PANELISTS: Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid author; Fred van Lente, Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague
Lisa von Drasek will moderate a panel discussion with four authors and artists whose work is beloved by almost all kids, even the most reluctant of reluctant readers. Jeff Kinney (Diary of a Wimpy Kid); Fred van Lente (Marvel Adventures Spider-man and Iron Man); and Mark Newgarden & Megan Montague (Bowwow Bugs a Bug) will discuss how they energize their storytelling with humor, action, and visual imagery. They will also discuss the types of books they loved when they were children, and how kids today have reacted to their work.
5S6
PM
Elem
Staten Island History Day
Wilson, Andrew
The New York Public Library is joining with the Staten Island Borough Historian, Borough President and a group of Staten Island historical organizations to present the all new Staten Island History Day Fair. The fair is for fourth graders and supports the new standardized Social Studies curriculum. A new NYC history website, being developed by the public libraries, will supply a great collection of Staten Island History books and images never before available on the web. Students can use these resources to develop their projects. Winning Staten Island History Day Fair projects at the school level will be entered in a borough-wide competition. Workshops will be held in the spring to help school winners upload their projects to the new website.