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Thursday, February 6
 

9:00am PST

Administrative Leadership Day: Begin with the Endless in Mind
This day for administrators is filled with dynamic speakers including Renee Hobbs, Julie Evans, Adria Klein, Melanie Lewis, Katie Martin, and other experts. We will discuss media and information literacy and explore the foundation for student-centered, self-directed learning. The Administrative Leadership Award will be presented.

Thursday February 6, 2020 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
Majestic I

9:00am PST

Los Angeles Library Tour
Ticket holders will visit Los Angeles Public Library's historic Central Library in this tour especially designed for CSLA. They will enjoy the unique art and architecture, and learn about the library's collections. Meet in hotel lobby.

Presenters
avatar for John Szabo

John Szabo

City Library, Los Angeles Public Library
John F. Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, will lead a discussion of our one conference book. The Library Book by Susan Orlean.John heads the Los Angeles Public Library, which serves over four million people—the largest population of any public library in the... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 9:00am - 3:00pm PST
Lobby

10:00am PST

A Lively and Opinionated Guide to the Best Middle School Books of 2019 (6-8)
In his signature rapid-fire presentation style, Walter will cover the best recent books for middle school students. We guarantee you will leave this session with a very long list of books you need to have.

Presenters
avatar for Walter Mayes

Walter Mayes

Library Media Specialist, The Girls' Middle School
Walter M. Mayes is an actor and director, a librarian, a professional storyteller, an auctioneer, a lecturer on literature for children and teens, an author, a narrator, a Jeopardy Champion (January 1992; five games; $56,003), and a Master of Ceremonies. He is also the father of a... Read More →



Thursday February 6, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Majestic B

10:00am PST

Become an Images Ninja and Copyright-Savvy, Creative Commons Pro (K-12)
We live in a visual world, so powerful images play a key role in effective presentations and lessons. At the same time, we need to model good digital citizenship by respecting copyright law. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore how to find copyright-friendly images and how to create some of our own. In the process, you will learn the ins and outs of copyright and the value of Creative Commons and fair use options. Take your new savvy home to share with your students and teachers. Please bring your laptop if possible for the best interactive experience. Presentation file at bit.ly/cslaimages2020

Presenters
avatar for Jane Lofton

Jane Lofton

aka retired, Teacher Librarian in the wild
After retiring from her position as a teacher librarian at Mira Costa High School, Jane has continued to advocate for strong school libraries. She has also taught part-time for the Rutgers school librarian preparation program. She is a #GoogleEdu Innovator and a CSLA Past President... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Majestic C

10:00am PST

Instagram for your Library (K-12)
Pictures, pictures, and more pictures.  We live and learn by visual images, so why not promote your library with them?  The ins and outs of making Instagram work for you and your library.  Learn how to set up your account, search tools, follow strategies, promotion, and IG apps.  A year of promoting, organizing, and sharing the wonderful things happening in your library--from the vantage point of your students. Tips for collage apps, schedules, student feedback, and security.

Presenters
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Rosan Cable

Teacher Librarian, GGUSD
I am a Teacher Librarian with a passion for technology. @cablesclasses


Thursday February 6, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Majestic D

10:00am PST

To Genrefy or Not to Genrefy? (6-12)
Maybe you think it's just a fad or that students won't know how to find books in other libraries; or perhaps it's just too big a task to take on.  In this workshop, you will learn strategies to test out genrefication and decide if it's for your library.  This workshop features: display ideas, genre lists, genre-related lessons, labeling tips and ready to print signage.  Whether or not you are ready to genrefy, these ideas can help you feature a different area of the library each month so there is always something new.  Leave with ideas you can implement on Monday!

Presenters
avatar for Heather Gruenthal

Heather Gruenthal

Teacher Librarian, Long Beach Unified School District
Heather Gruenthal is a Library Teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District at Leland Stanford Middle School and Perry Lindsey Middle School.


Thursday February 6, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm PST
Majestic A

11:30am PST

Walk
A healthy choices event. Meet in hotel lobby

Thursday February 6, 2020 11:30am - 12:45pm PST
Lobby

1:00pm PST

A Lively and Opinionated Guide to the Best High School Books of 2019 (9-12)
In his signature rapid-fire presentation style, Walter will cover the best recent books for high school students.  We guarantee that you will leave this session with a very long list of books you need to have for your high school library.

Presenters
avatar for Walter Mayes

Walter Mayes

Library Media Specialist, The Girls' Middle School
Walter M. Mayes is an actor and director, a librarian, a professional storyteller, an auctioneer, a lecturer on literature for children and teens, an author, a narrator, a Jeopardy Champion (January 1992; five games; $56,003), and a Master of Ceremonies. He is also the father of a... Read More →



Thursday February 6, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Majestic B

1:00pm PST

Best Elementary School Books of 2019 (K-5)
With the ALA Youth Media Awards just behind us, what do you know about the winners? Where are the backstories? Read alouds? Lesson plans? Interviews? Book trailers? Listen to short booktalks about the Best of 2019 and discover the free state-provided resources within TeachingBooks that will help you share these titles with your readers. Build your list of not-to-be-missed book and author original and curated content.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Ford-Salyer

Deborah Ford-Salyer

Implementation Specialist, TeachingBooks
Deborah Ford-Salyer is a former District Librarian for San Diego Unified Schools. She is currently the CA Implementation and Training Specialist for the state-funded K12 Digital Project for TeachingBooks.



Thursday February 6, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Majestic C

1:00pm PST

But Can You Google It? Teaching Research in the 21st Century (K-12)
If students can Google the answer it is not research, it is fact-checking. In this interactive workshop, attendees will explore unique ways to incorporate smaller research tasks, academic databases, and other tools into everyday lessons with the purpose of building those all-important soft skills (pre-searching, brainstorming, note-taking, time management, organization, and more). Additionally, participants will walk away with a new idea of what research should be in K-12 schools.

Presenters
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Stephanie Gamache

Stephanie Gamache has 11 years of experience in education and is the Digital Media & Library Specialist for Laguna Beach Unified School District. For the first seven years of her career Stephanie was a high school mathematics teacher. Upon finding her true calling she became a Teacher... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Majestic A

1:00pm PST

Redefining Research: Research as a Verb, Not a Product (6-12)
This workshop will give participants an overview of an introductory information literacy unit forming the basis of a four-year curriculum to embed information literacy in high school courses. Developed with a 9th English Teacher, the goal was to transform teacher and student perceptions of research from product-driven assignments to a set of critical thinking skills and strategies to be applied to tasks across disciplines. These skills for the basis for students to become indpendent learners, engaged citizens, and confident and ethical users/creators of information.  

The theoretical basis for this unit comes from  the Inquiry Search Process (ISP) model created by Carol Kuhlthau. Participants will have a chance to interact with the lessons and materials, discsuss challenges and modifications, and co-create visions of how information literacy may transform education.
Please bring an electronic device with wifi as all materials are digital! 

Here is a link to the presentation: http://bit.ly/ChebyRRCSLA20

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Cheby

Lisa Cheby

Teacher Librarian, LAUSD
Lisa Cheby has an MLIS form SJSU, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is a NBCT in Media and Library Services. Her published articles in the field of library science can be found in Knowledge Quest, SRJ and TYSL.


Thursday February 6, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Majestic D

5:00pm PST

Mind Over Media: Analyzing Contemporary Propaganda (9-12)
A recent study found that 50% of students use YouTube as a tool for learning. Librarians celebrate the power of books, media and technology, but some have overlooked YouTube as a tool for teaching and learning, for creative expression, for research, and even as a source of recommendations for pleasure reading. Reflect on your complex love-hate film/media discussion clubs, BookTubers, virtual author visits, and other uses of audiovisual media can help to deepen your school library learning community.

Presenters
avatar for Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

Director, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island
Renee Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities in digital and media literacy education. As professor and director of the Media Education Lab, she has helped bring the pedagogy of digital and media literacy to educators in more than 25 states and over a dozen countries. Author... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Pebble Beach

5:00pm PST

Power Up Your Library with Digital Badges (K-12)
Research, critical thinking, and collaboration happen every day in your library. Are you interested in tracking and celebrating these foundational skills to help tell the story of each individual student? Discover ways to design and leverage digital badges in your learning space and help each learner power up their confidence and communication skills. Our goal is to have you walk away ready to issue a digital badge on Monday!

Presenters
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, Krause Center for Innovation
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Majestic A

5:00pm PST

My Makerspace and More: How to Organize, Manage, and Promote Your Space (K-12)
Secondary libraries may breathe new light with a well-managed makerspace that not only supports the library, but may also support your entire school. This workshop will show you a year-long scope and sequence for a viable makerspace within your library.  You’ll learn ways to conveniently organize your space, how to promote your makerspace, and how to manage your time and projects over the year.

Presenters
avatar for Tommy Martinez

Tommy Martinez

Teacher Librarian, Glacier Point Middle School
As a past elementary teacher, I have learned how to successfully organize and manage a variety of activities through years of understanding the fundamentals required to implementing hands-on learning experiences with STEM influences. As a current teacher librarian, I have incorporated... Read More →



Thursday February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Majestic I

5:00pm PST

A Lively and Opinionated Guide to Media and Information Literacy (K-12)
Media and Information Literacy is the single most volatile curriculum, but it is also most essential to the global competence of our students and the vitality of our democracy.

Presenters
avatar for Walter Mayes

Walter Mayes

Library Media Specialist, The Girls' Middle School
Walter M. Mayes is an actor and director, a librarian, a professional storyteller, an auctioneer, a lecturer on literature for children and teens, an author, a narrator, a Jeopardy Champion (January 1992; five games; $56,003), and a Master of Ceremonies. He is also the father of a... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Majestic B

5:00pm PST

Aunt Betty's Favorite Titles for Reluctant Readers (K-12)
She’s back! Our very own Aunt Betty (Deborah Ford is her “niece.”) is back with her favorite books for reluctant readers. From the gross to the fascinating, discover titles that no one can resist. Join us for this hilarious, fast-paced expanded session and leave with books, resources, and even a magic trick to hook your readers.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Ford-Salyer

Deborah Ford-Salyer

Implementation Specialist, TeachingBooks
Deborah Ford-Salyer is a former District Librarian for San Diego Unified Schools. She is currently the CA Implementation and Training Specialist for the state-funded K12 Digital Project for TeachingBooks.



Thursday February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Majestic C

5:00pm PST

DIY Chic Bookmaking and Zines in Your School Library Learning Commons (K-12)
In two hours you will enthusiastically walk away with many styles of books and zines that you can use in your K-12 library program the following week. Get your students writing and publishing! You will hand sew a 3-hole pamphlet stitch journal, learn a variety of easy bindings and fun ways to interact with paper that will get your community loving to write. If bookmaking intimidates you, start with zines. You will learn how to manage it so you are not overwhelmed.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Bishop

Lisa Bishop

Teacher Librarian, Aptos Middle School
Passionate about school libraries, literacy in all forms, bookmaking, zine making, digital learning, blended learning and excited to be organizing the first Free Youth Justice Comic Cons inspired by Connie Williams' "Luma Con". I am trilingual-English, Spanish and Swedish. MLIS SJSU... Read More →


Thursday February 6, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Majestic D

7:30pm PST

First Timers Reception
All first time attendees to CSLA annual conference are invited to attend. Past president Renée Ousley-Swank and other board members will welcome you and help to prepare you for a full conference experience. The Earlene Billing First-Timer Grant will be presented.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1SmQhy14cv-zuPBrKce8zz7RWpf25eWLwkrcFLqvywy8/edit?usp=sharing​​​




Thursday February 6, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm PST
Majestic I

8:00pm PST

Walk
A healthy choices event. Meet in hotel lobby.

Thursday February 6, 2020 8:00pm - 8:45pm PST
Lobby
 
Friday, February 7
 

6:30am PST

Informal swim
A healthy choices event.

Friday February 7, 2020 6:30am - 7:30am PST
Outdoor Swimming Pool

7:30am PST

Walk
A healthy choices event. Meet in hotel lobby.

Friday February 7, 2020 7:30am - 8:45am PST
Lobby

8:00am PST

Birds of a Feather - Job-alike
Look for job-alike signs.

Friday February 7, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
CIMA Restaurant

9:00am PST

Opening Session Keynote: Dr. Rene Hobbs-The Library Screen Scene
A recent study found that 50% of students use YouTube as a tool for learning. Librarians celebrate the power of books, media and technology, but some have overlooked YouTube as a tool for teaching and learning, for creative expression, for research, and even as a source of recommendations for pleasure reading. Reflect on your complex love-hate film/media discussion clubs, BookTubers, virtual author visits, and other uses of audiovisual media can help to deepen your school library learning community.

Presenters
avatar for Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

Director, Media Education Lab, University of Rhode Island
Renee Hobbs is one of the nation's leading authorities in digital and media literacy education. As professor and director of the Media Education Lab, she has helped bring the pedagogy of digital and media literacy to educators in more than 25 states and over a dozen countries. Author... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am PST
Majestic Ballroom

10:30am PST

5 Ways to Reimagine Your Library and Media Culture (K-12)
Each library and media center has a unique "vibe." How do you create a space that welcomes learning, curiosity, and risk-taking while also aligning to best practices? Explore 5 unique ways to reimagine library and media culture, from integrating digital learning games to creating options for digital design to honoring instructional play, you'll walk away with 5 concrete strategies (and associated digital tools) to help you shift the culture of your space tomorrow!

Presenters
avatar for Cate Tolnai

Cate Tolnai

Chief Learning Officer / Co-Founder, Krause Center for Innovation
Cate Tolnai supports educators and leaders as Chief Learning Officer at BUOY and Adjunct Faculty member at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothills College. She has been in education since 2002, and brings her experience in classrooms and as a site, district, and county administrator... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Cherry Hill

10:30am PST

Supporting Your Science Teacher Through Library Curriculum (K-5)
In this session, Melissa Fisher (librarian) and David Beshk (science teacher) will discuss how they have collaborated over the last two years and present the units they have created and taught to students in first through third grade. During this session, the presenters will explain the advantages of working together, how they have made the partnership work, and will provide all the needed information to teach the unit at your own school. The presenters will also discuss the use of Seesaw and Book Creator throughout the units.

Presenters
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Melissa Fisher

Melissa Fisher teaches kindergarten through fifth grade students at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, CA. This is her 7th year in this position which focuses on teaching students research and technology through library curriculum. Prior to holding this position... Read More →
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David Beshk

Assistant Director of Summer Programs, St. Margaret's Episcopal School


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Bandon Dunes

10:30am PST

If You Can Google It, It Just Isn't Research (6-12)
Through the completion of various activities, attendees will explore unique ways to incorporate smaller research tasks, academic databases, and other tools into everyday lessons with the purpose of building up student's soft skills (pre-searching/brainstorming, note taking, time management, organization, and more). Attendees will walk away with a new understanding of what research should be versus what it currently is in many schools.

Presenters
SG

Stephanie Gamache

Stephanie Gamache has 11 years of experience in education and is the Digital Media & Library Specialist for Laguna Beach Unified School District. For the first seven years of her career Stephanie was a high school mathematics teacher. Upon finding her true calling she became a Teacher... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Pebble Beach B

10:30am PST

California History from a Native American Perspective (K-5)
Using newly available resources in both video and print, Mr. Robinson will share with attendees his research and recent work that presents a Native American perspective on the Spanish Mission Era, Mexican Rancho Period, Gold Rush and Early Years of Statehood. The historical novel series Lands of our Ancestors, and accompanying teacher guides, will be previewed, along with the educational film "The Other Side of History: The Native California Experience."

Presenters
avatar for Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

Writer/Filmmaker, TRIBAL EYE PRODUCTIONS
Gary Robinson is an experienced, successful author and filmmaker of Cherokee and Choctaw descent who has been creating Native American content for teens and adults for more than four decades.



Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Torrey Pines

10:30am PST

Let Kids Know They’re Not Alone (K-12)
Today, children and teens often suffer from stress, anxiety, and depression. In fact, one in seven children has a mental, behavior, or developmental disorder. While many schools offer Social and Emotional Learning support, kids are often shy about asking for help. Students and families can access materials privately on their devices 24/7, and translate them into many languages, including Spanish. Learn how California school libraries in Bakersfield, Downey, Fairfield, Fresno, and elsewhere are providing digital access to essential mental health resources, giving access equitably to help ALL students.

Sponsors
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Colleen Dawson

Education Sales Consultant
I have my MFA in Creative Writing: Poetry and read about 700 wpm! I love books and libraries. I live in Simi Valley with my husband and our 5 month old daughter.


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Riviera

10:30am PST

Reading is Our favorite Sport (K-12)
Learn about the free tools available to schools to help make reading your schools favorite sport. Spark that enthusiasm with our Kindergarten Readiness, spark the love of reading with Reading Readiness and get a playbook for deciphering informational text with our ITEXT workshop.

Presenters
avatar for Scholastic Book Fairs

Scholastic Book Fairs

Heather Biggs


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Medinah

10:30am PST

Not Just Books in the Library (K-12)
Tired of the library being too quiet? Reinvent your library to be the hub of the school by providing fun budget friendly monthly events for your students and staff to participate in.

Presenters
AC

Angela Corbett

Angela has taught in a variety of environments throughout her career as an educator. She started as an instructor at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium educating the public on a variety of marine topics. Eventually, she became a middle school history teacher until she discovered the role... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Congressional

10:30am PST

A Lively and Opinionated Guide to the Best 2019 Middle School Books (6-8)
In his signature rapid-fire presentation style, Walter will cover the best recent books for middle school students. We guarantee you will leave this session with a very long list of books you need to have.

Presenters
avatar for Walter Mayes

Walter Mayes

Library Media Specialist, The Girls' Middle School
Walter M. Mayes is an actor and director, a librarian, a professional storyteller, an auctioneer, a lecturer on literature for children and teens, an author, a narrator, a Jeopardy Champion (January 1992; five games; $56,003), and a Master of Ceremonies. He is also the father of a... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Pine Valley

10:30am PST

Comics: Gateway to Visual Literacy (6-12)
Visual literacy grows in its importance in this image-rich society, especially was we cross cultures. Comic arts, including comix and graphic novels, are considered in light of visual literacy, focusing on its features for representing and structuring knowledge. Learn strategies for addressing visual literacy explicitly through comic arts for knowledge acquisition and communication.

Presenters
avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor, California State University
Dr. Farmer, CSU Long Beach Professor, coordinates its Teacher Librarianship program, and manages CSU's ICT Literacy Project. She chairs CSLA's CSI and the Research Committee. She has over 30 published books, 100s of articles and book chapters.


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Valencia

10:30am PST

Beyond One-Hit Wonders: Developing Effective Collaborations with Teachers (6-12)
This session will look at strategies for deepening collaborations with teachers. Participants will be asked to consider how goals for collaborative relationships fit ito the library vision. Together we will reflect on how we conduct outreach, establish boundaries and standards, and conduct interviews with potential collaborators. I will offer strategies to design instruction in collaboration with teachers that integrate library standards and how to create and use data to advocate for inclusion of these standards in more courses.
This will be an interactive presentation, so please bring electronic devices with wifi. 

Here is the link to the presentation!


Presenters
avatar for Lisa Cheby

Lisa Cheby

Teacher Librarian, LAUSD
Lisa Cheby has an MLIS form SJSU, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is a NBCT in Media and Library Services. Her published articles in the field of library science can be found in Knowledge Quest, SRJ and TYSL.


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Pacific Dunes

10:30am PST

Guerrilla Librarianship ~ Elementary Style (K-5)
This is a fast paced interactive session taking into consideration Guerrilla Librarianship which is well grounded in Ranganathan's Five Laws of Library Science. This sessions main goal is for Classified Librarians in an Elementary setting to bring back to their school some fresh ideas that have practical application.

Presenters
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Mitzie Larson

Classified Librarian, OUSD
Mitzie considers herself a 'classified' librarian and has been working as one for 28 years and also in the public library. As for education, she has her Library Technician certificate from Santa Ana College and went through the IMRA program CSLA offers.


Friday February 7, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Pebble Beach A

11:45am PST

Advocacy: A Work in Progress (K-12)
All libraries are familiar with the urgent call for advocacy and perhaps you’ve attended inspiring sessions by people who’ve experienced big wins as a result of their advocacy efforts. But, what does advocacy look like when it feels like more of a slow drip over many years? See concrete examples of small changes that have been made and communications that have been shared. Learn about achievable efforts that may be made given time and staffing constraints and what you can jump in and do today, approaching advocacy not as a win-lose endeavor, but as a long-range work in progress.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Devine

Anthony Devine

Teacher Librarian, El Cajon Valley High School
Anthony Devine, Stephanie Macceca, and Suzanne Sannwald are Teacher Librarians from the Grossmont Union High School District. In addition to collaborating together as part of the district’s Library Council, they actively participate with others via site, district, and professional... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Sannwald

Suzanne Sannwald

Teacher Librarian, Grossmont Union High School District
Suzanne Sannwald is the teacher librarian at West Hills High School, where she builds upon previous experiences working in education, libraries, and technology from the middle school level to higher education as well as management roles.
avatar for Stephanie Macceca

Stephanie Macceca

Teacher Librarian, Valhalla High School
Anthony Devine, Stephanie Macceca, and Suzanne Sannwald are Teacher Librarians from the Grossmont Union High School District. In addition to collaborating together as part of the district’s Library Council, they actively participate with others via site, district, and professional... Read More →


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

11:45am PST

Cultivating Expertise in Multiple Literacies (K-12)
"Multiple literacies" is essentially the content area in which teacher librarians are expected to provide instructional leadership to their students and faculty. In this session participants will define “multiple literacies,” discuss effective strategies for integrating them into the curriculum, and share the best resources for cultivating ongoing expertise in these literacies. Participants will also explore methods for describing and promoting the teacher librarian as an instructional coach in multiple literacies.

Presenters
avatar for Melanie Lewis

Melanie Lewis

Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia
Dr. Melanie Lewis is currently Assistant Professor in Media at the University of West Georgia. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of Teacher Librarian Services at Fresno Pacific University; a district coordinator of libraries, technology... Read More →


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

11:45am PST

Creating a Culture of YES in Your Library (K-12)
Frustrated and overwhelmed by the many hats you wear in the library? Sara Escobedo, Teacher Librarian at Warren High School in Downey Unified, will show you ways to find balance, engage students and teachers, and put the joy back into saying “yes!”

Presenters
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Sara Escobedo

Teacher Librarian, Warren High School


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

11:45am PST

Student Created Google Expedition VR trips with Google Poly (6-12)
Learn how students have been able to go beyond experiencing virtual reality to create their own Google Expedition field trips. See examples of student created VR and learn how to incorporate VR creation in your library using Google Poly.


http://bit.ly/CSLAPoly



Presenters
avatar for Trevor Foglesong

Trevor Foglesong

Teacher Librarian, Upland High School
Trevor Foglesong is a teacher librarian at Upland High school and CSLA VP of Communications. He has been the teacher librarian for five years and previously taught English for over fifteen years at the same school. He is a technology lead for the district, school webmaster, and a... Read More →
avatar for Sam Chiang

Sam Chiang

Research and Composition Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Upland High School, Azusa Pacific University
Sam Chiang is a teacher at Upland High School. He has taught for over 18 years. He teaches Research & Literature at UHS and freshman composition at Azusa Pacific University. He earned Bachelor’s of Arts in English at California State University, Fullerton and a Masters of Arts in... Read More →


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

11:45am PST

Making a Mindful Morning Library Program: A Complete Guide (K-12)
Children and emotional rollercoasters come together. How can we help equip students for the ride? If you are interested in providing your students with opportunities to learn strategies for self-regulation this session is for you! There will be an overview of a Mindful Morning program that has been successfully implemented in a middle school library. You will try out several of the activities yourself and you will leave with a full list of activities you can quickly, cheaply, and easily implement in your own library.

Presenters
avatar for Terra Hazen

Terra Hazen

Librarian, Petaluma Junior High
Terra Hazen is a pioneering force in her role as a middle school library and media specialist in Petaluma, CA. In the last two years she has transformed her space and library program to support 21st Century Learning, foster community partnerships and create a thriving literacy program... Read More →



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

11:45am PST

Librarian Fashion Show: Books & Looks
This inaugural event, sponsored by the California Teachers Association, will be hosted by Aunt Betty (aka Deborah Ford-Salyer). Enjoy your box-lunch while enjoying fashions including Signature looks, Hair & Makeup, Accessories, Buttons & Bags, and Literary Costumes. Vote for your favorite "Look" Prizes will be awarded.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Gruenthal

Heather Gruenthal

Teacher Librarian, Long Beach Unified School District
Heather Gruenthal is a Library Teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District at Leland Stanford Middle School and Perry Lindsey Middle School.
avatar for Doree Tschudy

Doree Tschudy

Teacher Librarian


Friday February 7, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

11:45am PST

CalSNAP Simplifies the Search Process (K-12)
CalSNAP.org Simplifies the Search Process for students and educators! We do this by providing a single search of the premier licensed media content in CaliforniaStreaming PLUS the California State Library funded databases and a curated and growing collection of safe and vetted open K-12 visual resources. Come learn how CalSNAP can be used in school libraries to transform the learning experience and encourage good digital citizenship and copyright compliance. CaliforniaStreaming.org is a non-commercial digital video and multimedia library for the teachers and students of California.

Presenters
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Laura Smith

Coordinator III, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Laura Smith currently heads the Los Angeles County Office of Education’s Multimedia Services unit offering CalSNAP. LACOE’s Multimedia Services is a member of the California County Education Technology Consortium (CCETC), a collaborative of county offices that comprise the largest... Read More →



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

11:45am PST

Support Media Literacy Skill Development (K-12)
Ensure that students have access to the most current nonfiction content for discovery and exploratory learning at their level. Britannica School and Escolar are derived from subject area and media experts, a team fact-checkers, and a tried and true editorial process. It continues to be the prevailing trusted source for factual information, anchored in authority, depth, and relevancy. Britannica presents an unbiased perspective to better help students understand and respect different viewpoints, as well as develop the communication skills to express their own. Diverse content types including video, article, images, primary source documents, vetted websites, and journal articles provide students exposure to unbiased content presented in a variety of media. Join us for this one-hour session to learn strategies and activities to develop media literacy skills with your students.

Presenters
avatar for Bill Bundy

Bill Bundy

Regional Sales Manager, Britannica Digital Learning
Britannica Digital Learning provides reliable, award-winning reference and curriculum solutions for educators, serving over 150 million students across more than 83 countries. Partnering with education leaders to help leverage technology creatively, Britannica provides personalized... Read More →


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

11:45am PST

Making Your School Library a Third Place: Becoming the Heart (and Hangout) of Your School (6-12)
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.

Presenters
avatar for Candice Sunseri

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
Congressional

11:45am PST

A Lively and Opinionated Guide to the Best 2019 High School Books (9-12)
In his signature rapid-fire presentation style, Walter will cover the best recent books for high school students. We guarantee that you will leave this session with a very long list of books you need to have.

Presenters
avatar for Walter Mayes

Walter Mayes

Library Media Specialist, The Girls' Middle School
Walter M. Mayes is an actor and director, a librarian, a professional storyteller, an auctioneer, a lecturer on literature for children and teens, an author, a narrator, a Jeopardy Champion (January 1992; five games; $56,003), and a Master of Ceremonies. He is also the father of a... Read More →


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

11:45am PST

A Year in the Life of an Elementary School Library (K-5)
A lot happens in an Elementary School Library in a year. Come get great ideas, and lessons and learn about great books at the root of it all. Learn what happens in our elementary school libraries over the course of a school year. Presented by a Library Manager (private school) and a Teacher Librarian (public school), we will share our ideas to help you through the entire year. This workshop will be great for Library techs, assistants, teacher librarians and everyone who is working in an elementary school library. Presented by Patricia Ohanian, Teacher Librarian, and Carolyn Hancock, Library Manager.

Presenters
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Patricia Ohanian

Teacher-Librarian, Addison Elementary School
Patricia Ohanian is currently a Teacher Librarian at Addison Elementary School in the Palo Alto Unified School District.  Prior to coming to Palo Alto, Patricia was a classroom teacher, traveling specialist teacher and teacher librarian in San Jose. In addition to reading, Patricia... Read More →
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Carolyn Hancock

Media Specialist, Walden School
I am the Library Manager at Walden School, a small, private, independent, progressive elementary school. We have a strong emphasis on Social Emotion Learning, diversity and inclusiveness. I am a praprofessional with a background in computer science and engineering.



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

11:45am PST

20/20 Vision: Showing School Boards, Admin & Teachers Your Value (K-12)
Do you find it difficult to communicate all you do to contribute to student success and illustrate the ways your school library positively impacts students? Would you like to try to increase funding for your library, or to make your position seem indispensable? Come learn about ways you can keep your library -- and its value -- in the forefront of the minds of decision makers all year long. We will particularly look at strategies for interacting with teachers and engaging with committees and your school board through proactive advocacy.

Presenters
avatar for Amy Linden

Amy Linden

Teacher librarian, El Dorado High School
Amy Linden is the teacher librarian for El Dorado High School in Placerville, CA. Amy has been an educator for 27 years, 20+ of those as a teacher librarian, in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada. She is a frequent presenter and past recipient of two CSLA Good Ideas! awards... Read More →


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

11:45am PST

The Angry Librarian: Staying Passionate When You Are Undervalued & Overworked (K-8)
We love kids, we love books, maybe not in that order. We may not be certificated, but classified library techs strive to be informed and effective while working less hours for less pay, often being overlooked by administration and district leadership. Learn how to advocate for yourself, connect with stakeholders and make your presence - and hard work - known while building your community, getting your message out to students, teachers and families and organizing your priorities. Also, learn how to reboot when you burn out because the reality is, with fewer hours on the clock, we can’t do it all.

Presenters
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Tanya Turek

School Library Technician, Conway Elementary
Before becoming an elementary school library tech, Tanya Turek (she/her) was a children’s bookseller for 20 years. Working with a diverse, underserved population, Tanya’s love of children’s literature grew into a passion for literacy, diversity, inclusion and representation... Read More →



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

1:00pm PST

Reading Critically - Fiction as an Information Source
How does fiction help us read the world and our place in it? This session focuses on the results of research on teens understanding of fiction as an information source and recommendations for reading critically to read the world.

Presenters
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Mary Ann Harlan

Mary Ann Harlan has been involved in school libraries since 1997. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. She spends her work time a professor of teacher librarian courses, and researching and writing about fiction as an information... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Cherry Hill

1:00pm PST

Unlikely Partners in Crime: CTE and the Library (6-12)
In this session, you will learn about how the library and CTE teamed up to increase the rigor of not only CTE related programs, but across campuses as a whole. In this presentation you will learn about how to find partners, lessons that can be created, and how to make these partnerships work. Hear from a CTE facilitator and a teacher librarian, ask questions, and create a plan to find your unlikely partner in crime.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Taireh

Elizabeth Taireh

District Teacher Librarian, Huntington Beach Union High School District



Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Bandon Dunes

1:00pm PST

Media Literacy in the Age of Fake News (6-12)
Fake news isn't new, but social media's influence is. Teaching students to judge the veracity of what they read online is vital. We must show them how to fight against false information by knowing how to recognize fake news, understanding why it goes viral, and developing strategies to combat it. This session will provide resources, instructional strategies, and learning activities for librarians to help students become educated news consumers and think critically about what they read. Participants will gain a wealth of resources for building a news literacy toolkit.

Presenters
avatar for Sue Heraper

Sue Heraper

Teacher Librarian, Newbury Park High School Library


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Pebble Beach B

1:00pm PST

Weeds, Wish Lists and WOW! Curating your Collection with a Growth Mindset (K-12)
An overview of the best practices for curating a healthy library collection, expert guidance on developing a manageable weeding and replacement plan, keeping your wish lists and new purchasing up to date and bringing the Wow Factor back to your shelves. Find new ways to recruit and engage volunteers, get the word out about library wish lists and grow your collection along with yourself. We will use the CREW Method and attendees will receive a copy to take.

Presenters
avatar for René Hohls

René Hohls

Learning Resource/Library Services Specialist, Ventura County Office of Education
Rene is a K-12 library resource and program trainer and professional development coordinator. She works with school library staff and leaders in and around Ventura County to support best practices in library services to students. She assists teaching staff and administrators on issues... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Hazelton

1:00pm PST

Fostering Equity, Empathy, and Belonging in the Library (6-12)
Librarians are in a unique position to foster equity, empathy and belonging in their schools through their library programs. Learn ways to move beyond building diverse collections to developing your entire library program through a social justice lens in order to develop empowered, empathetic, inclusive students and teachers. Learn about projects that have helped build students’ and teachers’ capacity to converse across cultural differences and to research and participate in current social movements to make change. Come away with inspiration to engage in equity work and ideas to implement in your own library.

Presenters
avatar for Cassy Lee

Cassy Lee

Teacher Librarian, Chinese American International School
Cassy Lee is a middle school Teacher Librarian focused on education equity, empathy, & empowerment - 2020 AASLRoald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award, 2018 SLJ Champion of Student Voice.


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Torrey Pines

1:00pm PST

Latest Updates, Features and Solutions for Libraries (K-12)
We will share our latest Titlewave updates along with new materials that will support social emotional, diversity, bilingual and other unique needs your schools may have.Follett Bookfairs!! Come find out what makes our bookfairs different and hear what we have planned for the future! Destiny 17.5 is being released this month! Get a sneak peek at the newest features that will save you time and help you do your job even more effectively and efficiently.

Presenters
avatar for Richie Gibson

Richie Gibson

Outside Sales Consultant, Follett
Product: Print and digital books for the library and classroom, Makerspace, Destiny library management program, Follett Book Fairs and eFairs, www.Titlewave.com - Follett's online search catalogTwitter: @rlgibson67Follett School Solutions is focused on helping schools build world-class... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Riviera

1:00pm PST

Success Matters: Increase Literacy and Reading Engagement (K-12)
Literacy is a key factor in student success. It impacts self-esteem, social emotional wellness and academic achievement. Thorndike Press supports literacy in and outside of the classroom by publishing books in an inviting large print format, which improves children’s reading skills and reading confidence. With greater comprehension comes greater reading satisfaction; learning to read can then transition to reading to learn. Come learn how large print is a literacy intervention resource that makes a difference for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Wyatt

Jennifer Wyatt

Education Sales Consultant, Striving Reader, Thorndike Press, Gale A Cengage Company
After 20 years in Education as a teacher, Librarian, Digital Learning Specialist, and District-level administrator, Jennifer Wyatt joined the team at Thorndike Press to bring awareness of the power of large print for striving readers and help in the fight for student literacy.


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Medinah

1:00pm PST

Easy to Use Web Tools Every Librarian Should Know About (K-12)
We all wear different hats as part of our job as Teacher Librarians. There are some amazing web tools that are available for free (or at a low cost ) that can be used to support and manage the many tasks that we do as librarians. These tools can help with library communication, advertise and create library promotions, share your library resources with staff and students, promote books, and much more. Come see actual examples of how you can incorporate these tools tomorrow to support your library.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Kennedy

Linda Kennedy

Teacher Librarian, Elk Grove Unified School District
Linda is currently a Teacher Librarian at Albiani Middle School located in the Elk Grove School District. She also serves as a Technology Coach at her school site helping to support both students and teachers. She loves sharing practical and creative ideas with fellow Teachers & Teacher... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Congressional

1:00pm PST

California Young Reader Medal Nominees for Elementary and Middle School (K-8)
All books nominated for CYRM for the 2020-21 school year will be presented. Presenters will share the titles and books will be given away as well in a drawing. History and background on CYRM committee and contest will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Wile

Janet Wile

Supervisor Library Services
Janet Wile is Supervisor of Library Services for Central Unified School District and currently the Co-Administrator for the CYRM committee. I am blessed to be a Lilead Fellow and adjunct faculty at FPU in the Teacher Librarian program. I recently adopted 2 rescue dogs, Gracie and... Read More →
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Ramona Cheek

Teacher Librarian, Central High School West
I am a high school teacher librarian. I have a book blog called Young Adult Reading Machine so I can remember which books I read and if I wanted to get them in my library or not. Ask me about Bass Lake, I have a place up in the mountains and lake, it is my happy place. See you at... Read More →
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Lesley Ogle

High School & District Librarian, Arcadia Unified School District
Lesley is the CSLA lead for the California Young Reader Medal committee. She has seven library cards but just one cat. She loves sad books, funny TV shows, and strong cups of coffee. She really wants to talk about audiobooks with you.


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Pine Valley

1:00pm PST

Lighting up Literature and Poetry: Tech, Making and LEDs (K-8)
How do we combine books, research, technology skills and making in the short class time that we have? In this session you will see samples of student work to create Light Up Poetry, Biography Lanterns designed w/GSlides, and have a chance to try it yourself. All lesson materials and needed links will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Catherine Davis

Catherine Davis

Director of the Multimedia Learning Center and Lower School Technology, Westside Neighborhood School
Catherine has been a teacher across all grade levels. She holds a B. A and M.A, in History, a Social Science Credential, as well, as an MA in Learning Technology. She has earned certification for IMRA She holds a Leading Edge Certification in Blended and Online Learning. She thought... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Valencia

1:00pm PST

Utilizing Digital Signage to Teach Digital Literacy (K-12)
Rather than a scope and sequence approach to teaching digital literacy, come see how digital signage can be used as a holistic tool toward teaching learners things like creative commons license differences, the value and power of databases, and attribution.

Presenters
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Amanda Cramer

Media Technician, Portola High School
Amanda has been in IUSD over 15 years. As a former graphic designer and videographer, she enjoys promoting digital literacies at her school and her role as library support staff.


Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Pacific Dunes

1:00pm PST

Sensory Storytime: Successful Strategies for Autistic and Sensory Challenged Students (K-5)
Traditional storytimes often exclude children with autism and other learning disabilities. Knowing the right strategies may ease the anxiety of our students, the librarian, and staff. Understanding just a bit of what autism is and being flexible can make all the difference for your students. Sensory storytimes strategies are for all ages but we will focus on preschool to 5th grades. Tips and tricks are designed for school-aged children with autism or other special needs and sensory processing challenges. You will learn how to engage students through pictures books, music, movement, and play.

Friday February 7, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Pebble Beach A

2:15pm PST

Steal These Lessons: Five Ways to Reach Students (K-12)
Are you looking for new and creative ideas to enhance your library curriculum? This session will offer five lesson ideas, complete with digital materials and ideas for adapting the curriculum to your particular needs. The five lessons are: Power Reading; Defend Your Book; Art Criticism; Willett Wall of Records; Digital Citizenship.

Presenters
avatar for Christopher Fluetsch

Christopher Fluetsch

Teacher Librarian
Christopher has spent his teaching career in non-traditional settings. He uses that experience to create engaging curriculum for his library program. He is a devoted backpacker, SCUBA diver and reader.


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Bandon Dunes

2:15pm PST

Teaching Research to Students in Kindergarten through Third Grade (K-3)
In this session, the presenter will discuss how the research process is taught in kindergarten through third grade through the steps of presearch, research and create. The presenter will discuss research units taught in the different grade levels to showcase how the research skills and concepts taught build from one year to the next. The presenter will also discuss the use of Seesaw and Book Creator throughout the research units.

Presenters
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Melissa Fisher

Melissa Fisher teaches kindergarten through fifth grade students at St. Margaret's Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, CA. This is her 7th year in this position which focuses on teaching students research and technology through library curriculum. Prior to holding this position... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Pebble Beach B

2:15pm PST

Creating Libraries (and Library Systems) that Support Equity and Access (K-12)
How do you ensure that everyone has access to the school library? Participants will explore how and why to provide access to all students, staff, and families. The session includes a particular focus on alternative ways and times to provide that access as well as specific groups, like Special Education and Alternative Education, which may need a second look at how you best serve them.

Presenters
avatar for Thomas Nixon

Thomas Nixon

Library Services Manager, Fresno Unified School District
Thomas Nixon is the manager for Online Learning & Library Services for Fresno Unified School District. He is the author or co-author of several books on online and distance learning. Tom is a past recipient of the CSLA Innovation Award.


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Torrey Pines

2:15pm PST

One Conference, One Book: The Library Book by Susan Orlean
Our One Conference Book is The Library Book. Susan Orlean chronicles the 1986 Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the crucial role that libraries play in our lives. https://flipgrid.com/cslaob20


Presenters
avatar for John Szabo

John Szabo

City Library, Los Angeles Public Library
John F. Szabo, City Librarian of the Los Angeles Public Library, will lead a discussion of our one conference book. The Library Book by Susan Orlean.John heads the Los Angeles Public Library, which serves over four million people—the largest population of any public library in the... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

2:15pm PST

Get Students Reading More with Ebooks and Audiobooks
We offer the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video. Learn why digital content can have a deeper impact on student learning, what to consider when choosing a digital content solution as well as tips and strategies for using ebooks and audiobooks to increase student engagement. One lucky winner will be chosen at the end of our session and will receive an OverDrive prize pack!

Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Riviera

2:15pm PST

Using Interactive eBooks in MackinVIA for Differentiated Instruction (K-12)
No two students are the same, nor do any two students learn the same. One-size-fits-all solutions do not always work for students with physical or learning disabilities, English language learners, or emerging, struggling, or reluctant readers. Come learn how you can meet the needs of our often-overlooked special needs learners by becoming aware of students’ interest areas and using the unique features within MackinVIA interactive eBooks to assist in differentiated instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Mackin

Mackin

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86007715394?pwd=Z3VISFR3UEFlTS9NK2RZMklJNTlTQT09Meeting ID: 860 0771 5394Passcode: 377498Visit us during exhibiting hours! We will be available to chat and answer questions in our Zoom room during these times:10:00am - 10:10am10:40am... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Medinah

2:15pm PST

It’s in the bag! Makerspaces to Go! A “Novel” Idea (4-10)
Support classroom curriculum, challenge student curiosity and thinking with the power of “Makerspaces to Go”. A variety of children’s books serve as the starting point for the development of themed bags housing material and activities to engage students in authentic doing and learning. Books selected are a starting point for investigations. Making, doing, creating, will include art, music, crafting, photography, up-cycling, storytelling, and technology. Leave with renewed enthusiasm and strategies that can be readily adapted to suit your literacy, STEAM and program requirements for both junior and senior students.

Presenters
avatar for Julia Andreacchi

Julia Andreacchi

TL & Adjunct Professor Queen's University
Julia Andreacchi is an experienced teacher and online facilitator of Teacher-Librarian Additional Qualifications courses, at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada. Course content delivered addresses 21st-century skills and knowledge required to be an effective Teacher-Librarian... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Congressional

2:15pm PST

California Young Reader Medal Nominees for Middle School and YA (6-12)
All books nominated for CYRM for the 2020-21 school year will be presented. Presenters will share the titles and books will be given away as well in a drawing. History and background on CYRM committee and contest will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Janet Wile

Janet Wile

Supervisor Library Services
Janet Wile is Supervisor of Library Services for Central Unified School District and currently the Co-Administrator for the CYRM committee. I am blessed to be a Lilead Fellow and adjunct faculty at FPU in the Teacher Librarian program. I recently adopted 2 rescue dogs, Gracie and... Read More →
avatar for Ramona Cheek

Ramona Cheek

Teacher Librarian, Central High School West
I am a high school teacher librarian. I have a book blog called Young Adult Reading Machine so I can remember which books I read and if I wanted to get them in my library or not. Ask me about Bass Lake, I have a place up in the mountains and lake, it is my happy place. See you at... Read More →
avatar for Lesley Ogle

Lesley Ogle

High School & District Librarian, Arcadia Unified School District
Lesley is the CSLA lead for the California Young Reader Medal committee. She has seven library cards but just one cat. She loves sad books, funny TV shows, and strong cups of coffee. She really wants to talk about audiobooks with you.


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Pine Valley

2:15pm PST

Paired Texts For Elementary STEAMers (K-5)
Short on time, but long on elementary curriculum? Consider pairing ELA and Science standards with fiction and nonfiction texts. Add a makerspace or STEAM activity and accomplish multiple goals while enriching the entire learning experience. Discover booklists and ready-to-use lesson plans and activities that save you time. Lab coat not required.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Ford-Salyer

Deborah Ford-Salyer

Implementation Specialist, TeachingBooks
Deborah Ford-Salyer is a former District Librarian for San Diego Unified Schools. She is currently the CA Implementation and Training Specialist for the state-funded K12 Digital Project for TeachingBooks.



Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Cherry Hill

2:15pm PST

Poetry in the Library (6-12)
April is National Poetry Month! In this session, we’ll share ideas and engage in hands-on activities to bring poetry alive in the library. You’ll leave with a plethora of practical tips and ideas for poetry collaborations at your school. bit.ly/LibPoetCSLA20

Presenters
avatar for Amy Woods

Amy Woods

Sherri Bryan, Amy Woods, and Amy McMillan are all former English teachers turned teacher librarians. They have a combined experience of 44 years as classroom teachers and more than ten years as teacher librarians. As affiliates of the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP), they are... Read More →
avatar for Sherri Bryan

Sherri Bryan

Teacher Librarian, San Marcos High School
Sherri Bryan, Amy Woods, and Amy McMillan are all former English teachers turned teacher librarians. They have a combined experience of 44 years as classroom teachers and more than ten years as teacher librarians. As affiliates of the South Coast Writing Project (SCWriP), they are... Read More →
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Amy McMillan

Teacher Librarian, Santa Barbara Unified Schools
Amy McMillan is a teacher librarian at a public junior high school. She is an Apple Teacher, as well as a Google Certified Innovator. She holds a National Board Certification in English Language Arts.


Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Valencia

2:15pm PST

The Writing on the Walls: Giving Students Ownership in the Library (K-12)
Student spaces should be reflective of student interests and experiences. This helps students to feel connected to these spaces. What better way to do that then to let them have a say in the physical space? Walls are often spaces that we use to decorate, provide information, or otherwise use in a utilitarian way. What if we instead re-purpose these and create student-centered spaces that are directly reflective of our students? This session will explore different ways this can be done and how you can create spaces within your library for students to create and explore, at times by literally writing on the walls.

Presenters
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Shail Engstrom

Shail Engstrom is a District Librarian working in Perris, CA. She has a Master's Degree in Library and Information science from San Jose State University and has worked as a classified library tech, teacher librarian at a school site and now at the district level. Her work has been... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Pacific Dunes

3:30pm PST

Exhibitors Grand Opening
Come to the exhibit hall for an opportunity to talk with our industry partners and learn about their exciting new products and services. We have several new exhibitors this year. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. The Technology Award will be presented by Mackin.

Friday February 7, 2020 3:30pm - 6:30pm PST
Majestic Ballroom

4:15pm PST

Walk
A healthy choices event. Meet in hotel lobby.

Friday February 7, 2020 4:15pm - 5:30pm PST
Lobby

6:30pm PST

Curious Skeptics: Supporting Media Literacy in California (6-12)
Join the California Department of Education for a conversation about state level supports for media literacy, ways to support media literacy across content areas, and new opportunities for media literacy supports in the coming years.

Presenters
avatar for Renée Ousley-Swank

Renée Ousley-Swank

School Library Technology Consultant, California Department of Education
Renée Ousley-Swank has served as a teacher and a teacher librarian at both the school level and district level. Renée is a second-generation teacher librarian and is now the California Department of Education (CDE) School Library Technology Consultant. She received her Masters of... Read More →
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Jenn Roush

Asst. Director/District Librarian, Fairfield-Suisun USD
Jenn Roush is the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction (and District Librarian) in Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. She is excited to serve as Norther Region President-Elect in 2020-21. Talk to Jenn about: ** Equity and Access for ALL students ** YA Books ** Ensuring... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Hazelton

6:30pm PST

Everyone a Reader (1-3)
Everyone A Reader (EAR) provides one-to-one reading support for emerging and reluctant readers. Learn how to involve volunteer parents and community members in your elementary school library using this positive reading support program. Since 1995 EAR has provided instructional strategies and resources to elevate elementary students’ reading comprehension, decoding skills, and increasing their confidence in the classroom. Participants will gain access to online resources and learn how to manage the program from recruiting volunteers to assessing student needs and monitoring their progress.

Presenters
avatar for Cindy Dunlevy

Cindy Dunlevy

Coordinator, Library Media Service, San Diego County Office of Education


Friday February 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Pebble Beach B

6:30pm PST

Poetry Slam
No need to be quiet, librarians! Bring your voices and applause to this inaugural event, we’ll bring the mic! All styles and all poets wanted -- slam, spoken word, free verse, freestyle, and more! Sing, perform standup, read a piece of prose, read a published work of verse or a piece of student work, or create something new right on the spot. Drop-in performers welcome, but it will help us plan if you RSVP: bit.ly/CSLAslam

Friday February 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

6:30pm PST

Integrating Augmented and Virtual Realities (K-12)
Do you want to start integrating immersive realities into your site’s media toolkit? Join us for a share out of what Portola High School is doing to bring augmented and virtual realities to their staff and students. Learn about research, funding ideas, training resources, specific equipment, and challenges. Leave with practical information to help you start your endeavor!

Presenters
AC

Amanda Cramer

Media Technician, Portola High School
Amanda has been in IUSD over 15 years. As a former graphic designer and videographer, she enjoys promoting digital literacies at her school and her role as library support staff.


Friday February 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Pine Valley

6:30pm PST

Super Size Your Graphic Novel Section (7-12)
Are you overwhelmed by the abundance of superheroes, titles, series, and story arcs? Can't find professionally reviewed Manga and worry about buying the wrong thing? This "Best of the Best" style session will introduce you to some must-haves and some under (or not at all) reviewed graphic novels suitable for your library. Grades 7-12.

Presentation: bit.ly/SuperSize20
Middle School booklist: bit.ly/MSGN20
High School booklist: bit.ly/HSGN20

Presenters
avatar for Sara Smith

Sara Smith

Teacher Librarian, Sanger Unified School District
Sara Smith is currently in her 7th year as a high school Teacher Librarian in Sanger, CA. She has been reading manga and comicbooks for most of her life. She runs The Graphic Library, and reviews for "No Flying No Tights" and "Booklist" magazine.


Friday February 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Congressional

6:30pm PST

Becoming a Connected Collaborator: Paraprofessional Panel (K-12)
Who do you connect and collaborate with to ensure your students/patrons receive quality library services. Do you collaborate with teachers to support classroom instruction? Do you connect with the public library in the community you work to support literacy events? Do you collaborate with your administrator to share the vision of the school library program? Become a "connected collaborator!" and leave the conference with tools/ideas you can use at your own school site.

Presenters

Friday February 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm PST
Cherry Hill

8:00pm PST

Evening Reception
Everyone is invited to this social event. Mingle with your colleagues as well as speakers and exhibitors in a casual setting, and burn calories on the dance floor. The event is sponsored by ProQuest.

Friday February 7, 2020 8:00pm - 10:30pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

9:00pm PST

Late night informal swim
A healthy choices event.

Friday February 7, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Outdoor Swimming Pool
 
Saturday, February 8
 

7:45am PST

Walk
A healthy choices event.

Saturday February 8, 2020 7:45am - 8:45am PST
Lobby

8:00am PST

Birds of a Feather - Discussion Topics
Look for discussion topic signs.

Saturday February 8, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am PST
CIMA Restaurant

9:00am PST

People Power: Nonfiction Picture Bios (K-8)
People created history. People make the present. People will build the future. The stories of people are powerful inspirations; their lives serve as lessons. In this panel, authors of nonfiction picture biographies discuss their commitment to telling stories about people that matter. Some possible discussion questions could include: What are the challenges of writing about people? What is the research process?

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin

Children's book author
Nancy Churnin is the award-winning author of eight picture book biographies, with two 2020 releases: Beautiful Shades of Brown, the Art of Laura Wheeler Waring, the first picture book biography of this groundbreaking African American artist, released Feb. 4 by Creston Books/Lerner... Read More →
avatar for Allison Kimmel

Allison Kimmel

Writer/Teacher
I released a nonfiction picture book- THE ETERNAL SOLDIER- with little bee books last May and this June, I am set to release another nonfiction picture book- UNBEATABLE BETTY- with HarperCollins. It tells Betty Robinson’s story, the first woman who won Olympic gold for track and... Read More →
avatar for Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J. Loney

Author, Penguin Random House Knopf
I am a picture book author who believes that every kid should get to see themselves as the hero on the cover of a book. I love to discuss the power of animal stories, nonfiction, biographies, and diversity including race/ethnicity as well as social class, religion, sexual orientation/identity... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Bandon Dunes

9:00am PST

Apps and Digital Notes for Student Research (9-12)
Learn how to turn social media apps like SnapChat and Google Apps for Education into tools that support student research. The session will include a discussion and tips on how to empower students to use the tools they are familiar with in innovative ways to support their research.


http://bit.ly/CSLADigitalNotes

Presenters
avatar for Trevor Foglesong

Trevor Foglesong

Teacher Librarian, Upland High School
Trevor Foglesong is a teacher librarian at Upland High school and CSLA VP of Communications. He has been the teacher librarian for five years and previously taught English for over fifteen years at the same school. He is a technology lead for the district, school webmaster, and a... Read More →
avatar for Sam Chiang

Sam Chiang

Research and Composition Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Upland High School, Azusa Pacific University
Sam Chiang is a teacher at Upland High School. He has taught for over 18 years. He teaches Research & Literature at UHS and freshman composition at Azusa Pacific University. He earned Bachelor’s of Arts in English at California State University, Fullerton and a Masters of Arts in... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Pebble Beach B

9:00am PST

Tech Tune-Up: Award-winning Practices (K-12)
Discover the secrets of CSLA's Technology Award winner's educational technology practices. Find out the new school-worthy ed tech tools and uses. Tune up your ed tech competency.

Presenters
avatar for Lesley Farmer

Lesley Farmer

Professor, California State University
Dr. Farmer, CSU Long Beach Professor, coordinates its Teacher Librarianship program, and manages CSU's ICT Literacy Project. She chairs CSLA's CSI and the Research Committee. She has over 30 published books, 100s of articles and book chapters.
avatar for Katie McNamara

Katie McNamara

Teacher Librarian, Kern High School District
Katie McNamara is a Future Ready Librarian, Google Certified Innovator, AASL Tech Troubadour, and CSLA President that enjoys learning, empowering teachers to inspire student learning, and frequently sharing her expertise as a global presenter.


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Hazelton

9:00am PST

Equity Through Diversity: The Importance of LGBTQ Titles in Our Elementary School Libraries (K-5)
This session will continue the discussion of Jeromy Winter's CSLA Summer Journal Article, Equity Through Diversity: The Importance of LGBTQ Titles in Our Elementary School Libraries. Through this presentation, you will discover how to change the underrepresentation of LGBTQ titles in our elementary school libraries. You will get a closer look at why LGBTQ books in our primary libraries are essential. Attendees will gain practical ideas on selecting titles and learn about places to find these titles. You will also have an opportunity to examine the LGBTQ books currently in Jeromy's elementary school libraries. Find presentation documents here.

Presenters
avatar for Jeromy Winter

Jeromy Winter

Teacher Librarian, Selma Unified School District
Jeromy Winter has been a Teacher Librarian at two elementary schools in Selma Unified School District for five years. Previously, he taught first grade for thirteen years. In addition to his primary education career, he is an online instructor at Fresno Pacific University Continuing... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Torrey Pines

9:00am PST

Legislative Session
Our legislative advocate and VP Government Relations will speak on the status of school library issues in our state. This is an excellent opportunity to hear firsthand about what is happening in Sacramento.

Presenters
avatar for Glen Warren

Glen Warren

Director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries, Encinitas Union
Learning Opportunities Valuing Everyone (LOVE)"What matters to you, matters!" & "Who matters to you, matters!"Information Literacy, Student Academic Freedom, & Equity of Access


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

9:00am PST

Collection Development Searches That Get You What You Want (K-12)
Through use of the advanced search feature on the Perma-Bound website, we will show you how to get results that zero-in on exactly what you want for collection development!

Bring your own device, and make sure you can log in to your Perma-Bound account, or have created an account before the workshop. You will be given the opportunity to practice with a few scenarios for collection development.

Presenters
avatar for Perma-Bound

Perma-Bound

Mark Bobrosky, Regional Sales Manager, Perma-Bound
WELCOME TO THE PERMA-BOUND VIRTUAL BOOTH!WE ARE GIVING AWAY SOME FREE BOOKS! SEE BELOW!Visit the Perma-Bound Landing Page    Win a stack of books! Click     on the Google form link to enter    Information about our learning     session: Selecting Books that Build a Diverse Library    where all attendees will get a free book!    Meet all our California Sales     Representatives with links... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Medinah

9:00am PST

The 8 ProQuest Products to which California Schools Have Access (4-12)
Learn about how the ProQuest research solutions can help California students achieve success with the most common research assignments. Whether it is an animal report, a biography or a pro/con issues project, ProQuest offers authoritative and editorially vetted online research databases available 24/7. The session will cover each of the eight ProQuest products to which California schools have access. Bring your curiosity, your questions and your enthusiasm to this interactive session.

Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Riviera

9:00am PST

Manga in the School Library: What, How, & Why (6-12)
This will be a discussion about what manga’s place is in the library, how to go about purchasing, cataloging, maintaining, and promoting it, and why it is essential for reaching out to reluctant readers. The discussion will be supported by data gathered from practical experience and circulation statistics.

Presenters
avatar for Emily Ratica

Emily Ratica

Teacher Librarian
I’m the Teacher Librarian for Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino, CA. I generally spend my free time with my husband and 4 children, binging Doctor Who, playing board games, reading comics and/or Harry Potter, and debating the merits and drawbacks of various superhero powers... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Congressional

9:00am PST

APIDA Women Voices: Where Are We Now? (K-12)
APIDA representation has had to struggle with images of the model minority, perpetual foreigner, yellow peril, exoticism, etc. This panel seeks to explore and examine the status of APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi-American) women voices in KidLit. The panelists will discuss their own personal narratives in addition to issues related to representation, #ownvoices, challenges, etc.  

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Faculty/Author, University of Pittsburgh

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Wang

Andrea Wang

Author
Andrea Wang is the author of the award-winning picture books THE NIAN MONSTER (APALA Honor) and MAGIC RAMEN (Freeman Book Award Honor). She has also written seven nonfiction books for the educational market and has two forthcoming picture books and two middle grade novels. Andrea... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Pine Valley

9:00am PST

Lives Matter: Social Justice in Kidlit (K-12)
Award-winning authors, Larry Dane Brimner (Sibert Medal, Eureka) and Susan Goldman Rubin (Golden Kite, Eureka) will draw parallels between today’s headlines and the news of yesteryear to point out that although race and social justice issues have improved, they haven’t improved all that much. They will examine the importance of raising awareness and giving truthful, unbiased accounts of American history. 


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Valencia

9:00am PST

Building the Future: STEM in Kidlit (K-8)
obots, Tree Canopies, Design Thinking...oh my! STEM education is not going anywhere. That’s because STEM is the future. Using STEM KidLit books is a must in today’s schools. Learn about how authors, Julie Hampton and Connie McLennan, include STEM topics in their books and why you should promote STEM books in your libraries!

Presenters
avatar for Julie Hampton

Julie Hampton

Boss of me, Self-Employed
I am an author illustrator. My debut picture book, Betty Builds It, is coming out Fall 2019, Publisher is California based Graphic Arts.
avatar for Connie McLennan

Connie McLennan

I am an illustrator, painter, and author of a picture book about the coast redwood canopy called "The Forest in the Trees." I majored in Journalism at CSUS and illustration at San Francisco's Academy of Art. I was born in Yreka, CA and have lived in Rocklin, CA since 1985.


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Pacific Dunes

9:00am PST

Classified Diaries: Dream Big - The Three Year Plan (K-8)
Let's work on creating a 3 year Library Improvement Plan. I will share strategies and tools that have worked for me in getting the library on the school site plan for funding, and using a 3 year plan to improve the library collection and program. You will leave this session with the tools to create, promote, and implement a 3 year plan. Bring your laptops, and your dreams for your library.

Presenters
avatar for Amelia Lafleur

Amelia Lafleur

Library Specialist, Fontana Unified
Amelia began as a library paraprofessional in 1997. Her passion is combining technology and literacies to create experiences that draw students into reading and learning, while nurturing their curiosity as independent thinkers.


Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am PST
Pebble Beach A

10:15am PST

The Beauty of Brown: A Bookmaking Workshop (K-8)
With the use of writing prompts, paper and fabric, Charlotte Watson Sherman, debut author of BROWN SUGAR BABE, will help participants create simple books that feature beautiful shades of brown. She will also discuss her new diverse book!


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Bandon Dunes

10:15am PST

Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens (K-12)
Students grow up with powerful technologies to access, share, copy, generate, and collaborate on creative work in new and evolving ways. They consume media, but also create, publish, distribute, and critique. In this rich environment, students must interact with creative work ethically and legally. Whether they know it or not, copyright and fair use are directly relevant to these activities. Through our unbiased curriculum that positively focuses on creating and sharing, attendees will reinforce their own copyright knowledge, get answers to situations in education, and participate in student lesson activities.

Presenters
avatar for Copyright and Creativity

Copyright and Creativity

Resources for Teaching Copyright, Copyright and Creativity
Media information literacy is an essential skill that students need to learn, and understanding copyright is a key component.  Our goal is to end copyright confusion for teachers and students, and to share our FREE K-12 curriculum and visual aids that enable students to be ethical... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Pebble Beach B

10:15am PST

Getting' Techie with It (6-12)
Increasing student engagement and providing choice puts the responsibility of learning into their hands. Students learn best when they engage with content to create something original and personally relevant. Encourage students to show their learning by providing engaging technology tools for self-expression and communication such a green screen, Adobe Spark, Google Tour Creator and a 360-degree camera. Sample student work from grades 4-12.

Presenters
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Brigeen Houghton

Brigeen is the Library Coordinator for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. She provides assistance to school libraries in her county, hosts a 4 day library workshop series for library professionals, helps maintain a book review site for school libraries www.readinginaction.org... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Hazelton

10:15am PST

Celebrating 50 Years Strong of the Coretta Scott King Book Award with Culturally Responsive Conversations about Diverse Children's and Young Adult Books (K-12)
For 50 years, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards has selected the best books by and about African Americans. Learn about these superb books, and discover ready-to-use instructional materials that make programming easy and culturally relevant to implement. Primary source author interviews, along with freely available curriculum and literacy tools will be emphasized -- while experiencing more ways to use the state-sponsored TeachingBooks resources.

Presenters
avatar for Nick Glass

Nick Glass

Founder & Executive Director, TeachingBooks
Nick is a nationally known educational partner focused on improving literacy opportunities for all students. Equity work is how he defines his professional charge. He is the Founder of TeachingBooks and the Setup Coordinator for our K12 Online Content Project.


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Torrey Pines

10:15am PST

Discover Santa Ana College Associate’s Degree and Certificate Programs in Library Technology (K-12)
These programs are designed to successfully prepare students for employment as library technicians, library assistants, library media technicians, and other library support staff positions in school, public, special, and academic libraries. The program includes instruction in public services, children’s services, and technical services. Students also complete two internship experiences during the final semester. Starting in Fall 2020, our certificate program may be completed online. Come to this session to discover what the Santa Ana College Library Technology Program can offer for you and your staff!


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Medinah

10:15am PST

Promoting Your School’s Electronic Resources to Students and Teachers (K-12)
Using EBSCO databases and interfaces brings together 21st Century learning standards with the steps of the research process, which can help to meet the objectives of school curriculum. In this session we will focus on Tips, Tricks and Best Practices for promoting your schools databases and electronic resources and creating a better user experience for teachers and students.

Presenters
avatar for EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services
Databases, e-journals, digital magazines, e-books, audiobooks


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Riviera

10:15am PST

Connecting Location to Population, through Independent Reading (9-12)
Three teacher librarians and an amazing world geography teacher teamed up to create a way for students to immerse themselves into various cultures by reading fiction and nonfiction. As the students embarked on learning about a new continent, teacher librarians connected them to books of the people and the stories represented. Students read of book of their choice and created projects to share out that book and their creations with others. Come learn how to replicate the magic of reading and the project outcomes for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Ramona Cheek

Ramona Cheek

Teacher Librarian, Central High School West
I am a high school teacher librarian. I have a book blog called Young Adult Reading Machine so I can remember which books I read and if I wanted to get them in my library or not. Ask me about Bass Lake, I have a place up in the mountains and lake, it is my happy place. See you at... Read More →
avatar for Christine Flores

Christine Flores

Teacher Librarian, Central Unified School District
I am a high school teacher librarian in Central Unified School District in Fresno, CA. Formerly, I worked as an English teacher, National Park ranger-- environmental educator and coach.I have worked cross-curricularly with ELA and History teachers for more than two decades. I believe... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Congressional

10:15am PST

Aunt Betty's Reluctant Reader Recommendations (K-12)
She’s back! Our very own Aunt Betty (Deborah Ford is her “niece.”) is back with her favorite books for reluctant readers. From the gross to the fascinating, discover titles that no one can resist. Join us for this hilarious, fast-paced session and leave with books, resources, and even a magic trick to hook your readers.

Presenters
avatar for Deborah Ford-Salyer

Deborah Ford-Salyer

Implementation Specialist, TeachingBooks
Deborah Ford-Salyer is a former District Librarian for San Diego Unified Schools. She is currently the CA Implementation and Training Specialist for the state-funded K12 Digital Project for TeachingBooks.



Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Cherry Hill

10:15am PST

Diversity: Identity and Beyond! (K-12)
This panel addresses what diversity in kidlit means today. Considering the diverse needs of our students, we need a bigger and more inclusive definition for diversity, a definition that includes and goes beyond identity. Right?

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Faculty/Author, University of Pittsburgh

Presenters
avatar for Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

Writer/Filmmaker, TRIBAL EYE PRODUCTIONS
Gary Robinson is an experienced, successful author and filmmaker of Cherokee and Choctaw descent who has been creating Native American content for teens and adults for more than four decades.
avatar for Andrea J. Loney

Andrea J. Loney

Author, Penguin Random House Knopf
I am a picture book author who believes that every kid should get to see themselves as the hero on the cover of a book. I love to discuss the power of animal stories, nonfiction, biographies, and diversity including race/ethnicity as well as social class, religion, sexual orientation/identity... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Pine Valley

10:15am PST

Using Picture Books to Build Empathy, Compassion, and Courage (K-8)
Picture books are powerful catalysts for change. This panel features authors of picture book biographers and/or narrative nonfiction picture books that honor and celebrate marginalized voices. The authors will share how their books can be used to build empathy, compassion, and courage. 

Presenters
avatar for Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin

Children's book author
Nancy Churnin is the award-winning author of eight picture book biographies, with two 2020 releases: Beautiful Shades of Brown, the Art of Laura Wheeler Waring, the first picture book biography of this groundbreaking African American artist, released Feb. 4 by Creston Books/Lerner... Read More →
avatar for Meeg Pincus

Meeg Pincus

Author
Meeg Pincus is the author of MIEP AND THE MOST FAMOUS DIARY (2019, SLJ and Kirkus starred reviews) and WINGED WONDERS (2020, Kirkus starred review) and 13 other picture books in various stages of production. She loves to write about "solutionaries" who help people, animals & the... Read More →
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Emma Bland Smith

Emma Bland Smith, a librarian and writer based in San Francisco, is the author of ten children’s books. Her first picture book, Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most Famous Wolf in the West, won Bank Street College’s Cook Prize and Northland College’s SONWA award... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Wang

Andrea Wang

Author
Andrea Wang is the author of the award-winning picture books THE NIAN MONSTER (APALA Honor) and MAGIC RAMEN (Freeman Book Award Honor). She has also written seven nonfiction books for the educational market and has two forthcoming picture books and two middle grade novels. Andrea... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Valencia

10:15am PST

Engaging Young Readers with Fun and Humor (K-8)
Knock, knock! Who’s there? A panel of kidlit authors talking about jokes! Not kidding! In this panel, authors will share how they use humor as a tool to motivate young readers, who are often reluctant readers. Some possible discussion questions could include: Why is humor important? How does humor encourage critical thinking? What are the challenges of writing humor? 

Presenters
avatar for Erin Dealey

Erin Dealey

Children's Author and Speaker
avatar for Nikki Shannon Smith

Nikki Shannon Smith

Author
I\\'m the author of nine published and soon-to-be published books for children and young adults. I\\'m also an elementary school teacher, daydreamer, beach lover and chocolate fiend.


Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Pacific Dunes

10:15am PST

How Two Classified Librarians Collaborated Across Districts to Create a Battle of the Books! (K-5)
Two classified elementary librarians created a unique version of the Battle of the Books, purposefully designed to include empathy, tolerance, resourcefulness, teamwork, diversity, and inclusion awareness. In this session, a slide presentation will include the following: Application/qualification, choosing titles, three different rounds of play, including a mystery round, lunchtime team practices, Kahoot games, “Blurt hat!” reading journals, team t-shirts, book bags, parent volunteers, competition moderator, scoring, trophies, video, attendees will play BOTB’s, Q&A.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Oshima

Andrea Oshima

Library Media Technician, Aviara Oaks Elementary
Carlsbad has been my home since 1963. I have had many jobs that center around children and books, from preschool teacher, bookstore manager, city library employee and now Aviara Oaks Elementary Classified Librarian. Talk to me about Battle of the Books,Gr. 4 Breakfast Book Club... Read More →
avatar for Sue Foote

Sue Foote

Library Media Assistant, Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary
I have been a Library Media Assistant with the Encinitas Union School District for 10 years. Instagram: OPELibrary. I am excited to start a new position as Learning Commons Technician at San Dieguito High School Academy in the San Dieguito Union High School District on Monday, February... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am PST
Pebble Beach A

11:30am PST

Membership Meeting & Luncheon
Join us for this important membership forum. Your ideas and reflections guide our association’s work. The Honorary Membership Award will be presented and the scholarship recipients recognized. A buffet lunch will follow. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A3600fbe3-5d8e-487f-858c-0f59ae326fc6

Saturday February 8, 2020 11:30am - 1:30pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

1:30pm PST

Ice Cream Social
Come to the exhibit hall before it closes, say farewell and thank you to our exhibitors, and enjoy an ice cream treat sponsored by Gale Cengage.

Saturday February 8, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Majestic Ballroom

1:30pm PST

Stretching & mindfulness
A healthy choices event.

Saturday February 8, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
Ferrero

2:45pm PST

Why Media and Information Literacy Matters: Cats vs. Dogs, Fake News, Phishing and a Whole Lot More (6-12)
Join Catharine Reznicek, Educational Technology Specialist from the Ventura County Office of Education, to discuss Media and Information Literacy - essential skills for surviving and thriving in today’s digital society. I will provide an overview of the AEIOU’s of information literacy (Access, Evaluate, Integrate, Originate, and Use Information) and discuss techniques we can all use to combat misinformation, disinformation, and “fake news”. Together we can help our students develop critical thinking skills while nurturing their innate sense of creativity and curiosity. A curated resource list will be provided and discussion and collaboration will be encouraged.

Presenters
avatar for Catharine Reznicek

Catharine Reznicek

Director, Education Technology, Ventura County Office of Eeducaiton


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Cherry Hill

2:45pm PST

Diversity, Inclusivity & Social Justice in Kids' Books: Change Is Happening (K-5)
As librarians, we are the people most likely to support and encourage future diverse voices in the world of children’s books. When We Need Diverse Books was founded in 2014, there were only 510 books about people of color published out of 3,400 total, as reported by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. In 2018, that number rose to 1,019 out of 3,644. The challenge of finding authentic, representative and inclusive books for your shelves is still real. Self-educate, advocate, and discover the best resources for children’s books that are truly mirrors, windows and sliding glass doors.

Presenters
avatar for Tanya Turek

Tanya Turek

School Library Technician, Conway Elementary
Before becoming an elementary school library tech, Tanya Turek (she/her) was a children’s bookseller for 20 years. Working with a diverse, underserved population, Tanya’s love of children’s literature grew into a passion for literacy, diversity, inclusion and representation... Read More →



Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Torrey Pines

2:45pm PST

6 Expert TeachingBooks Tips for All Library Staff (K-12)
There are many transformative, simple ways that library staff can use the California State Library-provided TeachingBooks - newly enhanced if you haven’t explored it recently. Join this fun session with Nick Glass, TeachingBooks’ founder, to become equipped and confident to implement six specific strategies that bring books to life throughout your building.

Presenters
avatar for TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks

TeachingBooks.net
Everyone should know that everyone in California has free access to TeachingBooks -- licensed by the California State Library for all schools, libraries, and residents as part of the California K-12 Online Content Project.Dive into the world of children's and young adult books at... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Medinah

2:45pm PST

It’s More Than Engaging Activities (K-12)

How is your school equipping students to become safe, savvy digital citizens? Nearpod and CSLA have partnered to offer every California Librarian and Library technician with a bundle of free ready-to-run resources that make Digital Citizenship instruction easy and engaging. Access Common Sense Media's award winning Digital Citizenship content delivered through Nearpod's engaging platform. Come learn how you can use Nearpod to support your students and align with California's Digital Citizenship initiatives.

Presenters
avatar for The Nearpod Team

The Nearpod Team

@nearpod, Nearpod
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Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Riviera

2:45pm PST

Bullet Journaling for Health and Wellness (K-12)
Have you have ever felt that there is too much to do and not enough time? If you had more time, what would you do with it? The Bullet Journal Method, created by Ryder Carroll helps you prioritize your life to find your true path. Develop practices for goal setting, stress relief, daily gratitude, and habit tracking. All you need to get started is a pen and notebook.

Presenters
avatar for Heather Gruenthal

Heather Gruenthal

Teacher Librarian, Long Beach Unified School District
Heather Gruenthal is a Library Teacher in the Long Beach Unified School District at Leland Stanford Middle School and Perry Lindsey Middle School.


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Hazelton

2:45pm PST

Genrefication in Action: How You Can Genrefy for Any Library (K-12)
Genrefication is a great tool to help students more easily navigate your library. Students can find books more easily. Genrefication can also help make collection development and shelving easier. The process seems daunting and a bit scary, but genrefying your library is not one size fits all. It is a spectrum and can look a myriad of different ways to fit different libraries, students, and budgets. This session will go through several options for how to genrefy a library, the pros and cons of each, budgetary constraints, time constraints, etc. to help you build a plan for how you can work towards a genrefied library.

Presenters
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Shail Engstrom

Shail Engstrom is a District Librarian working in Perris, CA. She has a Master's Degree in Library and Information science from San Jose State University and has worked as a classified library tech, teacher librarian at a school site and now at the district level. Her work has been... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Congressional

2:45pm PST

Eureka! Nonfiction Book Award Winners: Meet the books and learn about the California Reading Association
Learn more about the Eureka! Nonfiction book awards and honors given out each year to the best of children's nonfiction by the California Reading Association (CRA). Find out why this organization could be an important part of your professional association memberships.

Presenters
avatar for René Hohls

René Hohls

Learning Resource/Library Services Specialist, Ventura County Office of Education
Rene is a K-12 library resource and program trainer and professional development coordinator. She works with school library staff and leaders in and around Ventura County to support best practices in library services to students. She assists teaching staff and administrators on issues... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Pebble Beach A

2:45pm PST

Need Money for your Library? Advocating for Library Funds to Support All Learners (K-12)
This session will cover connecting your library to the eight state LCFF priorities, and will show how to connect your library program to your district’s LCAP. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the eight state priorities they can use to advocate for library funding that supports site and district goals.

Presenters
avatar for Renée Ousley-Swank

Renée Ousley-Swank

School Library Technology Consultant, California Department of Education
Renée Ousley-Swank has served as a teacher and a teacher librarian at both the school level and district level. Renée is a second-generation teacher librarian and is now the California Department of Education (CDE) School Library Technology Consultant. She received her Masters of... Read More →
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Jenn Roush

Asst. Director/District Librarian, Fairfield-Suisun USD
Jenn Roush is the Assistant Director of Curriculum and Instruction (and District Librarian) in Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District. She is excited to serve as Norther Region President-Elect in 2020-21. Talk to Jenn about: ** Equity and Access for ALL students ** YA Books ** Ensuring... Read More →
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Debra Lockwood

Library Media Supervisor, Tulare County Office of Education
Debra is the Library Supervisor at Tulare COE. She supports library staff in developing future ready library programs that allow students an opportunity to inquire, create & investigate so personalized learning occurs every day for every student.



Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Pebble Beach B

2:45pm PST

Mix & Mingle with the Authors (K-12)
Meet with dozens of authors in an intimate setting, and have the chance to win a free book. Tickets are included in the Ultimate Package add-on or may be purchased separately.

Saturday February 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

4:00pm PST

Upper MG and YA: Tough Topics (6-12)
Today’s youth face tough choices; some may even have tough lives. Grief. Trauma. Shame. These themes are things that touch every preteen and teen’s life. But they are also things that can be difficult to talk about and to write about. The authors in this panel deliberately handle tough topics with care and consideration. Join the discussion on why and how to use books in an effort to reach kids who are dealing with issues that are often kept in the dark, and that these books shine a light on.

Presenters
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Nicole Maggi

Author, Sourcebooks Fire
Nicole Maggi began writing poems about unicorns and rainbows at a very early age. She detoured into acting, earned a BFA from Emerson College, and moved to NYC where she performed in lots of off-off-off-Broadway Shakespeare. After a decade of schlepping groceries on the subway... Read More →
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Melanie Sumrow

Author, Yellow Jacket/Simon and Schuster
Melanie Sumrow is an Upper Middle Grade author. Her debut novel, THE PROPHET CALLS, was a 2018 Writer’s’ League of Texas Award Finalist. Her next book, THE INSIDE BATTLE, releases March 3, 2020.


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Bandon Dunes

4:00pm PST

A Teacher Librarian's Approach to Blended, Student-Centered, and Personalized Learning (6-12)
Explore what experts have to say about blended, student-centered, and personalized learning; review popular open education resources (OERs); and create your own HyperDoc, digital learning menu, or playlist. Use a variety of digital tools, such as Answer Garden, Socrative, and G Suite apps (Forms, Docs, Classroom) to enhance student engagement and facilitate formative assessment. This session will be interactive and hands on, so bring your device. For Slides click here: bit.ly/blendedCSLA20. For a copy of the Hero's Journey HyperDoc, click here: bit.ly/BLHyperDoc2020

Presenters
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Amy McMillan

Teacher Librarian, Santa Barbara Unified Schools
Amy McMillan is a teacher librarian at a public junior high school. She is an Apple Teacher, as well as a Google Certified Innovator. She holds a National Board Certification in English Language Arts.


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Hazelton

4:00pm PST

The Girl Positive Library: Reviewing Feminist Reads for Teens (9-12)
This session reviews recently published YA titles from a feminist lens. It includes an overview of feminist issues that impact teens, tropes in YA literature, and book talks, critiques, and recommendations of current titles.

Presenters
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Mary Ann Harlan

Mary Ann Harlan has been involved in school libraries since 1997. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University. She spends her work time a professor of teacher librarian courses, and researching and writing about fiction as an information... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Torrey Pines

4:00pm PST

Presidents and Honorary Members "Think Tank"
The inaugural "Think Tank" is an opportunity for CSLA's past presidents and honorary members to collaboratively reflect and share their concerns, thoughts, and suggestions for the current CSLA board in an effort to achieve the greatest impact of CSLA's mission. This inaugural event will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 2:45pm - 3:45pm in Pebble Beach B.

Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Pebble Beach B

4:00pm PST

Engaging author visits: Making Imagination Real with Reading, Writing, Song and the Arts
Being your most creative self doesn’t have to be hard. Experience an author visit by children’s book author, Lisa Caprelli, as she takes you on a journey from a child’s point of view with creative thinking. By using examples from her own series, Unicorn Jazz, Caprelli will go beyond the books as she shares the meaning behind her passion for storytelling and how she creates picture books that expand imagination. Her messages within the Unicorn Jazz series include the importance of teamwork, social emotional learning, building empathy, sharing kindness, celebrating happiness, the power of being unique and believing in others. In addition to Lisa Caprelli’s author’s visit, you will also walk away with over 25 resources that you can use year-round for your school’s library and teachers’ classrooms, including coloring pages, curriculum guides, and other fun and imagination-inspiring activities.

Exhibitors
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Lisa Caprelli

School Author Visits, Workshops, Speaker, Lisa Caprelli
Lisa Caprell is an award-winning children's book author of the series Unicorn Jazz and is speaking Saturday at 4:00pm about her successful "Behind the Scenes Making of School Author Visits" for grades K-6. She lives in Huntington Beach, California. She enjoys traveling to schools... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Medinah

4:00pm PST

The POWerful Punch of YA Graphic Novels (9-12)
Graphic novels have evolved from the comic violence of CRASH! BANG! POW! to a medium that tackles challenging subjects with sensitivity and emotion. Conducted by two school library staff, this session will introduce and explore YA graphic novels that examine contemporary and challenging issues of discrimination, immigration, family loss, addiction, mental health, and more. Blending artwork with the written word, graphic novels pack a POWerful punch. Reach out to your teens and make an impact with your graphic novel collection. Annotated booklist will be distributed.

Presenters
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Silvia Gutierrez

In her library career Silvia has worked in academic, public and school libraries serving pre-schoolers to professors. At her current school she created the graphic novel section which has grown from a handful of copies to more than 300. She collaborates with teachers in bringing graphic... Read More →
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Gabriela Gualano

Teacher Librarian, Paul Revere Middle School
Gabriela Gualano is a first year teacher librarian in LAUSD. Prior to transitioning to the library, she was a TK and kindergarten teacher for eight years. Gabriela has worked in public libraries since college and looks to her mother, co-presenter Silvia Gutierrez, as her inspiration... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Congressional

4:00pm PST

Diverse Fantasy: Beyond Harry Potter! (K-12)
Harry Potter has dominated the KidLit fantasy landscape for two decades. Now, authors of diverse backgrounds who grew up reading Harry Potter are producing fantasies of their own. In 2019, Kirkus Reviews wrote an article about the “current effervescence of non-European fantasy” which brings to light the “thematic limitations of the traditional canon.” This panel of diverse authors explores both the legacy of Harry Potter in their own work and the ways that they sought to differentiate and personalize the fantasies they created.

Presenters
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Henry Lien

Author, Holt/Macmillan
Henry Lien is a 2012 graduate of Clarion West Writers Workshop, Seattle. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Peasprout Chen middle grade fantasy series. His short fiction has appeared in publications like Asimov’s, Analog, and F&SF, and he is a four-time... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Valencia

4:00pm PST

Insider Tips: How To Be A Kidlit Author/Illustrator (K-12)
Are you interested in writing KidLit? Are you curious about the process behind the book? In this panel, learn about the process of conception to publication. Get insider tips about the creating process (writing fiction, writing nonfiction, illustrating), about agents, about editors, etc. Most of this session will be a Q & A session so bring your questions! 

Moderators
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Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan

Faculty/Author, University of Pittsburgh

Presenters
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Erin Dealey

Children's Author and Speaker
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Connie McLennan

I am an illustrator, painter, and author of a picture book about the coast redwood canopy called "The Forest in the Trees." I majored in Journalism at CSUS and illustration at San Francisco's Academy of Art. I was born in Yreka, CA and have lived in Rocklin, CA since 1985.


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Pine Valley

4:00pm PST

The Healing Power of YA Fiction (6-12)
This session will explore ways in which teens sometimes gain emotional strength through YA fiction. Testimonial letters and emails from such readers offer evidence of lives changed through connecting with the right book at the right time. Participants will share titles that may offer hope for teens struggling through difficult situations, or dealing with past or ongoing trauma. How might we help match specific readers with that life-changing book? Not that such reading is a cure all, but that it can be an important step along the way. And, of course, can lead to a lifelong reading habit.

Presenters
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Marilyn Reynolds

Consultant, 916 Ink
Marilyn Reynolds began her writing career out of a sense of frustration with the lack of books that would appeal to the reluctant readers in her alternative high school classroom. Now, with eleven books of teen fiction in the "True-to-Life Series from Hamilton High," plus a book for... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Pebble Beach A

4:00pm PST

Midgrade With a Heart (6-12)
Mid-grade readers are special - They are between picture books and young adult books. Learn more about this unique age group. Also, learn about authors who are able to speak to this group by pulling at their heartstrings. The authors in this panel have all written books that will make you say, “Awww!”

Presenters
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Jen Nails

Librarian/Media Specialist & Author, Adelson Educational Campus
I'm a K-12 Librarian/Media Specialist, born/raised in Las Vegas, NV, and a MG author. I also love all things National Park.


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Pacific Dunes

4:00pm PST

The Power of the Paraprofessional Library Assistant (K-12)
Participants will hear the preliminary results of a study conducted to examine how the presence or absence of full-time paraprofessional library assistants affects administrators’ ability to distribute instructional leadership responsibilities in multiple literacies to certificated teacher librarians.

Presenters
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Melanie Lewis

Assistant Professor, University of West Georgia
Dr. Melanie Lewis is currently Assistant Professor in Media at the University of West Georgia. She previously served as Assistant Professor of Education and Program Director of Teacher Librarian Services at Fresno Pacific University; a district coordinator of libraries, technology... Read More →


Saturday February 8, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
Cherry Hill

5:10pm PST

Walk
A healthy choices event. Meet in hotel lobby.

Saturday February 8, 2020 5:10pm - 6:15pm PST
Lobby

6:00pm PST

Section Gallery Walk
Network with other attendees and meet your CSLA section representatives. Learn about recent and upcoming CSLA local events. Lifetouch will take free individual and group professional photos.

Saturday February 8, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm PST
Colonial Ballroom A & B

7:00pm PST

CYRM Banquet
This gala event celebrates the 2019 winners of the California Young Reader Medal. Each table will have an author or illustrator as a guest of honor. The program includes speeches from nominating students and award-winning author Pam Muñoz Ryan. The banquet will be followed by author signings.

Saturday February 8, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm PST
Majestic Ballroom

9:00pm PST

Late night informal swim
A healthy choices event.

Saturday February 8, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm PST
Outdoor Swimming Pool
 
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