Summertime – Time to Register for the Summer Institute
Mirah Dow, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University
Summer is upon us. That means it is time now to register for the 2009 Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians. You will want to be there – with public and school librarians and reading teaches who will gather to share innovative approaches for teaching reading comprehension, inspiring children and youth to read and write, and using the International Digital Children’s Library. There will be fun, good food, books sales and signing, door prizes, and a trip to William Allen White’s home, a national historic landmark in Emporia.
Read the Signs: Pathways to Student Learning
2009 Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians
June 17-18, 2009
Daily Sessions 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Kanza Room, ESU Memorial Union, Emporia State University
Registration: $100 (includes lunch and breaks)
Please visit the Institute website for complete details about time, location (map), featured presenters, onsite book sales, registration, Wednesday evening event, lodging, enrollment for graduate credit and the course syllabus, and sponsors. Any questions, please contact Mirah Dow, email@example.com or Jackie Lakin, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration form online at
Judi Moreillon, “Streamlining the Coteaching of Reading”
Judi is author of Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension: Maximizing Your Impact (American Library Association) and author of Sing Down the Rain and Read to Me/Vamos a leer. In the national drive to improve test scores and build a nation of readers, the proven teamwork tools presented in Judi’s textbook and in the workshop will help educators accomplish this.
Featured Guest Author
Nancy is National Book Award Finalist and Edgar Award Winner. Nancy is author of Impossible; The Rules of Survival; Double Helix; Black Mirror; Locked Inside; The Killer’s Cousin; and Are you Alone on Purpose. Nancy’s new novel, Impossible, is a School Library Journal Best Book of 2008, a Booklist Editor’s Choice for 2008, and a Kirkus Reviews Best YA book of 2008.
Sharon is teacher-librarian, past president of the American Association of School Libraries, and Acquisitions Editor, School Library Media, Libraries Unlimited. Sharon will demonstrate the International Digital Children’s Library, the world’s largest collection of children’s literature on the Internet.
On Wednesday evening, 7-9:00 p.m., visit the historical showplace home of William Allen White, nationally known newspaperman and author. Beverley Olson Buller, Kansas teacher-librarian and author of From Emporia: The Story of William Allen White, will introduce you to “the sage of Emporia” and sign books. The house will be open for tours. Tour Tickets: $3/each available during the Institute. Buller’s book will be available for sale.
SLIM’s School Library Media Professional Development Webpage
Kansas Department of Education; School of Library and information Management, Emporia State University; State Library of Kansas; and Kansas Association of School Librarians.