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Mark your calendars! #TLDay15 is just round the corner

tldayOnce again, the Rutgers University Master of Information Program and The Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) sponsor a day celebrating our profession

Join us on Monday, October 19th 2015 from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT /1:00 PM  – 6:00 PM PDT for Teacher Librarian Day

A Library 2.015 pre-conference, this open, online, and free event explores Teacher Librarians and School Culture

Here’s our tentative agenda featuring a stellar array of special guests (list in Eastern Time):

4:00-4:30 PM Ross Todd: Opening Keynote

4:30-5:00 PM  Naomi Bates: “Building Reading Culture with Book Trailers.” On book trailers and how they impact student interest with reading and technology.

tlday5:00-5:45 PM  Craig Seasholes leads a panel discussion on “Social Justice @Library” with: Barbara Stripling (past president of ALA), Angela Hartman (from Hutto High School 2015 – Miss Honey Award Winner), Sue Doherty (MA, who led NEA Assembly resolutions this summer), Keisha Miller (South Orange Public Library – #weneeddiversebooks), Maureen Sullivan (San Fran TL on their collaborative  #blacklivesmatter LibGuide), and Calypso Gilstrap (OK Library Association).

6:00-6:45 PM Joyce Valenza, Michelle Luhtala, & Shannon Miller: “What It Means to Build a Reading Culture”

7:00-7:30 PM  Karen Bonano:”TLs Driving School Culture as Thought Leaders.” Looking at how librarians can identify and tap into their natural talent to make a difference in their school community. If they focus on and nurture their natural talent it does mean they need to identify and connect with a team of talent in the school community to be successful. They may need to think outside the library, physically and virtually. This could show up in projects or programs they may be wanting to develop and implement in their school, e.g. digital citizenship, guided inquiry, edtech integration, makerspace zones, etc.

7:30-8:00 PM  “What’s Next in the TL World?” Closing and Reflection (with news about the upcoming AASL event!)

And, as we close we will spill into the ever popular . . .

8:00-9:00 PM TLNewsnight, featuring our friends from SCASL, the South Carolina Association of School Librarians!

Please mark your calendars and share the news!  Tweet about this event using #tlday15. Direct your colleagues, friends, and favorite librarians to the Global Teacher Librarian Network for session descriptions and more information.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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