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Internet@Schools Track at Computers in Libraries

Trying to keep up with events, mobile technologies, ebooks, other new channels for content and curriculum, the internet, apps, strategies, policies, funding cuts, and everything else that’s changing and affecting K–12 educators’ lives and those of their students these days can seem an uphill battle, but it doesn't have to be! Join us for Internet@Schools at Computers in Libraries for two-days of informative K-12 tech- and internet-related conference sessions focusing on the latest ed tech and school library technology trends, tools, and issues.

Those looking to concentrate exclusively on the K–12 education focus of our two-day track can take advantage of special Internet@Schools only pricing. Or, upgrade to our Gold or Full Conference pass options to attend the entire three-day Computers in Libraries conference, including Internet@Schools, to share and learn ideas and tactics from librarians, information professionals, and educators of all stripes.


Track E: Internet@Schools


E101. Researching & Creating With Tech for Under 10

10:15 AM2019-03-262019-03-26

Tuesday, March 26: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

From kindergarten through the end of elementary school, students are using technology to research, cite their sources, and create presentations while learning invaluable skills in the school library. Hear about ISTE and AASL standards with young learners and how to utilize a research model with grades K–5 and scaffold the model for success. Best practices for technology integration with research projects in the school library are shared as well as interactive ideas and strategies for student- created presentations. Leave with a full research project that can be incorporated into the primary grades.


, Teacher Specialist for School Libraries, Calvert County Public Schools


E102. E-Portfolio Development & Tools

11:15 AM2019-03-262019-03-26

Tuesday, March 26: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

E-portfolios have become popular in education and have even moved to the collegiate level as a requirement for graduation. At All Saints, high school students choose a meaningful topic to research all semester and create a beautiful e-portfolio of work. Along this journey, students utilize web tools for remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Learn e-portfolio tool selection guidelines, how to evaluate and measure student learning using e-portfolios, and how the artifact of e-portfolios provide a powerful and comprehensive digital resume of the multiple intelligences of an individual as a linguist, a reflective learner, and a self-learner.


, Head Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas and University of North Texas Adjunct Professor


E103. Hands on History: Unlocking National Archives Records

01:15 PM2019-03-262019-03-26

Tuesday, March 26: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Learn how to bring millions of digitized historical records into your school. In this how-to mini workshop, the National Archives Catalog Community Managers will demonstrate how you can use the National Archives Catalog to access primary sources. They will also demonstrate how students can unlock history through transcription of historical records. Participants will learn how the Citizen Archivist program works, how to create lists of records for your students to transcribe and strategies on how to use this program in the classroom. Activities can be adjusted for a range of grade levels and abilities.


, Community Manager, National Archives Catalog, National Archives and Records Adminstration

, Community Manager, National Archives and Records Adminstration


E104. Power of Interlibrary Collaboration

02:15 PM2019-03-262019-03-26

Tuesday, March 26: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Learn how a librarian and art history teacher collaborated with Smithsonian librarians to travel from Texas to bring a group of independent study students to use the Smithsonian Libraries and Library of Congress. Learn the logistics and benefits of this cross-library collaboration and how the local community library contributed as well.


, Librarian/ District Librarian, Westlake High School/ Eanes ISD

, Art History Teacher, Westlake High School


E105. Tools for Everyday Use

03:15 PM2019-03-262019-03-26

Tuesday, March 26: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Our experienced and popular speaker shares his top tools and favorite tools. He always amazes with the range and value of the apps and tools he shares.


, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports


E201. Fake News/Post Truth: News Digital Literacy in Digital World

10:45 AM2019-03-272019-03-27

Wednesday, March 27: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

We are bombarded by news media in multiple formats—print, broadcast, internet, and social. The volume, velocity, and variety of information is growing exponentially. News 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.


, Head Librarian, Digital Literacy and 3D Design Teacher, All Saints Episcopal School, Fort Worth, Texas and University of North Texas Adjunct Professor


E202. Preparing Students for Academic Success: Gamified Strategy!

11:45 AM2019-03-272019-03-27

Wednesday, March 27: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

School librarians strive to prepare students for academic success. But what does this look like? How do we make the leap from AASL Standards to the ACRL Frames? Our experienced speakers discuss practical and engaging strategies to differentiate and personalize learning to ensure success at the university level. To scale these practices for learner preparedness, they are using a gamified strategy to bridge the divide and are developing a 23 Things-style prototype. Get a peek and share your input—join the conversation!


, Information & Technology Resources Dept. Leader, Kutztown Area School District and Rutgers University

, Assistant Professor, Master of Information Program, Rutgers SC&I


E203. Bring the World into Your Library

01:45 PM2019-03-272019-03-27

Wednesday, March 27: 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Technology is a powerful tool to break down the barrier of distance. With the click of a button and an internet connection, we can bring the world into our libraries, connecting our students with others across the country and around the world. Learn about a variety of free opportunities for building connections with other teachers and students, as well as means of connecting with educational programs. Bery discusses events such as Dot Day and the Global Read Aloud and explores resources such as Google Groups, Skype a Scientist, Skype in the Classroom, Mystery Skypes, virtual field trips, as well as freemium resources such as Padlet, Seesaw, Hangouts, Skype, and Flipgrid, and explains how to facilitate their connections.


, Library Media Specialist, Carlisle Public School


E204. Munch ‘n’ Make: Uniting Students & Staff Through Experimentation & Play

03:30 PM2019-03-272019-03-27

Wednesday, March 27: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Last year, Stafford High School piloted a lunch program based on the makerspace movement. We wanted to change the culture of our school by fostering a relaxed, highly inclusive library program. We felt that many of our staff and students weren’t fully aware of the range of skills, talents, and equipment we have to support them. Come see how this problem-solving program is opening up opportunities for collaboration throughout our school community and building supportive relationships.


, Librarian, Stafford HS

, Teacher-Librarian, Stafford Senior High School


E205. Trending @ School Libraries

04:30 PM2019-03-272019-03-27

Wednesday, March 27: 4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Our experienced and popular “Games & Gadgets” guy explores the tools, tech, gadgets and robotics that are trending for school libraries.


, Director of Strategic Innovation, Evolve Project

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Innovation & Education: Central Role of Libraries in Our Digital Communities

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Rick Huijbregts, VP, Strategy & Innovation, George Brown College former VP, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Cisco

Our speaker, an architect by training, has been working over the last number of years to make communities and organizations smarter. He shares some strategies and examples on how libraries can take center stage at their community’s “smart cities” journey, as well as support their own digital transformation.

Coffee Break

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Track E - Internet@Schools

E101: Creating an Award-Winning School Library Program

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Fran Glick, Coordinator, Library Media Programs, Baltimore County Public Schools

This presentation explains and explores the journey of Baltimore County Public Schools redefined school library program and its path to National School Library Program of the Year 2017 (AASL). Glick shares goals, strategies, leadership, advocacy, and change management to provide support for other school libraries and school librarians looking to redefine and grow their programs and practices.

E102: You Have What It Takes to Be a Future-Ready Librarian!

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Shannon Miller, Teacher Librarian & Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson

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!

Lunch Break

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

E103: Student Research Gets Personal: Independent Research Seminars

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Joquetta Johnson, Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School Baltimore County Public Schools
Kelly Ray, Resource Teacher, Library Media Programs & Digital Resources, Baltimore County Public Schools

The Independent Research Seminar is a unique, personalized learning experience for high school students who are motivated to engage in a rigorous research process for investigating a topic of their own choice. Facilitated by the library media specialist in collaboration with content teachers, students learn collaboratively and independently using resources in an online research framework. Students also have an opportunity to work with an expert mentor in the field of their research and present their research at an annual Student Research Symposium. Educators discover the benefits of this unique course model for a variety of students by hearing their stories and exploring our online research framework, course implementation resources, and Symposium highlights.

E104: “Dashing” to Code

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cynthia Cooksey, Library Media Specialist, Pablo Perez Elementary, McAllen, Texas

Participants learn the basics of creating a coding culture in their library through the use of Dash and Dot robotics, starting with basic blockly code and moving into intermediate skills where conditional statements and algorithms are utilized. Get tips and techniques to make coding happen in your community.

E105: Library of Things

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Erica Thorsen, Library Media Specialist, Albemarle County Public Schools, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Va.
Monica Cabarcas, Library Media Specialist, Albemarle High School, Charlottesville, Va.

Intrigued by the trend of public libraries lending “things,” this library adapted the idea for the Albemarle High School community. Learn how the library planned, developed, implemented, and marketed its own “Library of Things.”

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Join us for tasty bites and drinks as we celebrate the grand opening of the 2018 Computers in Libraries Exhibition. Featuring leading-edge companies, the exhibition offers visitors a choice of products in all aspects of library technology, including webbased products and services, integrated library and information systems, online services, document delivery services, and more.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Digital Transformation & Libraries: Participatory Culture Hubs

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Brendan Howley, Co-Founder, Icebox Logic
Daniel Lee, Director, Enterprise Information Solutions, ARC Business Solutions Inc. SLA Fellow

Positioning today’s libraries as community crossroads for prosperity is a nascent area for digital transformation. Few public resources are as “switched on” to the heartbeat of a community and its economic development than the library— and users don’t just want information, they want actionable intelligence. Our speakers share the insights gleaned from working with more than 30 library systems while experimenting with a library-friendly, purpose-built methodology to deepen the relationships between libraries and the communities they serve by designing and telling more impactful stories which help shape community dialog and library advocacy. Get ideas and insights to use in your library community!

Coffee Break - Exhibit Hall Opens

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

Track E - Internet@Schools

E201: Radical Information Literacy in School Libraries

10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mark Roquet, Librarian, Seven Hills School, Walnut Creek, California

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 disturbing the comfortable, what these changes might look like, and how we can implement them in school libraries.

E202: Ten (Or So) Secret Strategies for Serious Searchers

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Joyce Valenza, Assistant Professor, Master of Information Program, Rutgers SC&I
Dr. Brenda Boyer, Information & Technology Resources Dept. Leader, Kutztown Area School District Rutgers University

Beyond Google tricks, Valenza and Boyer share strategies for transforming students (high school, college, and graduate) into thoughtful, playful, and creative researchers. Abraham Maslow tells us: “If the only tool you have is a hammer, treat everything as if it were a nail.” By promoting skills and naming and visualizing classic strategies, students address threshold concepts and assemble a toolkit—understanding when they need a hammer and when a wrench works best. Incorporating ACRL’s frame “Searching as Strategic Exploration,” and AASL’s Shared Foundation of Inquiry, speakers explore search as creative problem-solving and share strategies for moving novice searchers towards agility and expertise.

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

E203: Personas & Jobs to Be Done

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Deirdre Costello, Director, UX Research, EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO’s User Research team often builds tools based on their research to communicate with stakeholders and development teams. Recently, they’ve worked on a set of K–12 personas, as well as a tool getting more and more attention in the field of user experience. Get an in-depth look at the personas and new tools designed for them.

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall

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

E204: Designing Spaces: Person Centered Library Design

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Carolyn Foote, Librarian/ District Librarian, Westlake High School/ Eanes ISD

As we focus increasingly on redesigning libraries as Future Ready spaces, how can we incorporate student voices into our planning and design?  Learn strategies for gathering and incorporating student input using tech tools, design thinking strategies, focus groups, and more.


E205: Curation Strategies: Behind the Scenes

4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Gary Price, Co-Founder, infoDOCKET & FullTextReports

We most often use the web at the time of need and spend little time building or curating collections from the multitude of open web resources. Building a collection allows us to share potentially useful resources with users. What sources are we missing and how can we find them? Our expert not only shares some of the tools he uses each day to compile INFOdocket but describes the mindset needed to become an open web collector and curator, as well as strategies and tools for keeping track of what you are curating.

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