Friday, October 10, 2014

CYPD 2014

In August I had the opportunity to attend and present at the CYPD (Children & Young People's Division) conference in Indianapolis.

The conference theme #NowTrending was right on topic for me since my Sunday session topic was using Twitter and my Monday keynote speech was centered around Connections.  

As a keynote speaker, I did feel a bit out of place... look at this lineup!


The conference was a great opportunity for me to connect with librarians from across the state and not just school librarians.  It was awesome to see old friends and make new ones as well.

My presentation on Twitter:



Let me be honest with you...the highlight of the evening was listening to Adam Gidwitz speak as well as meeting him.  What an amazing storyteller and all around nice guy!

 

Monday, I was the keynote speaker to a room filled with mostly public librarians.  After I got over my nervousness, I truly enjoyed sharing with them about the power of connections.  My professional life has been forever changed because of connecting.



My friend Lindsey Hill kindly videoed my entire keynote so I could watch it later.



Out of my comfort zone at CYPD?

Absolutely.

Worthwhile & memorable?

Definitely!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tech Tune Ups with Staff


As part of my new job responsibilities, I'm in charge of offering monthly professional development related to technology to our staff K-12.

The first of school, we hit it hard with 7 Tuesday Tech Tune Ups in a row.


The interactions with staff members K-12 and seeing a variety of leaders sharing & leading during each session has been a blast!




Here's what's our focus will be in October:



The sessions are completely optional, but our teachers do need to earn 14 contact/professional development hours this school year.  I hope the casual, hands-on sessions I'm offering continue to meet their needs.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Connected Librarians Day




It's almost here!  The second annual Connected Librarian Day is October 8, 2014.



I'm super excited to be apart of this day, presenting with my best pal, Matthew Winner.



For even more information, check out Joyce Valenza's blog.

Hope you'll join us!
 
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