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Friday, February 7 • 11:45am - 12:45pm
Making Your School Library a Third Place: Becoming the Heart (and Hangout) of Your School (6-12)

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Based on the book The Great Good Place (2000) by Ray Oldenburg, eight characteristics of third places, the "anchors" of community life, (Starbucks being the most oft-cited example) will be presented. Participants will share ideas for implementing these characteristics in their libraries. The presenter will discuss the transformation of Moorpark High School's library from a place that received less than 10 visits a day, to the heart of the campus, where on a typical day more than 300 students come in and out to have breakfast, study, play cards, charge their phones, and even check out books.

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Candice Sunseri

Library/Media Tech II, Moorpark High School
I love to talk about YA books, ways to market the library and draw more students in, and ways to work effectively with classroom teachers.

Friday February 7, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PST