The Summer Institute for School Librarians is one of the most enjoyable and informative training events of the year for school librarians. It is also one of the most enduring traditions, celebrating its fourteenth year in 2010. This year, it will be on June 23-24. It will be at the Teachers College, Visser Hall, Room 330, Emporia State University. The doors open at 8:30 AM and the daily sessions are from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
This year’s program is called: “New Tools for New Generations: Viable Tools for Effective Student Learning”
Day one keynote presenter will be Buffy Hamilton, the school librarian who writes The Unquiet Librarian. Buffy refers to this blog space as the place where “I will muse on all things related to the field of school library media and life as a modern school librarian.” The Unquiet Librarian was a Best Librarian/Library Blog Nominee 2009, Edublogs Award.
The second day guest presenter, Mark Crilley, is an author and illustrator of young reader books and comics. Mark has written the book series: Miki Falls: Spring; MikiFalls: Autumn; Miki Falls: Summer; and Miki Falls: Winter, and more. Mark is a former English teacher and entertaining presenter. In addition, Kansas librarians, Mickey Coalwell and Royce Kitts, will share their experiences and ideas for using graphic novels in library programming.
Get registered and/or enrolled today. Registration form and general information sheet are available online at: http://slim.emporia.edu/index.php/summer-institute-for-school-librarians/
The registration fee is $100.00 per person and registration will be capped at 120. There is a separate fee and enrollment for graduate credit at SLIM.
This event is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education; School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University; State Library of Kansas; Northeast Kansas Library System; and the Kansas Association of School Librarians.