By Mirah Dow, School of Library and Information Management
June 15-16, 2011 is the date for the upcoming Institute. We hope you have marked your calendar and are making your plans to attend. As in the past, this will be another opportunity to learn best educational practices presented by educational experts, be inspired (and entertained) to teach reading and writing by award winning authors, and to spend time networking with school librarian friends. You will not want to miss it!
This Institute will be held at Emporia State University, The Teachers College. Each day the doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with lunch provided on-site. Drinks and food will be provided first thing each morning, during breaks, and at lunch time at no extra cost to the participants. Maximum registration will be 120 seats filled on first-registered, first-served basis.
As in the past, Day One will be devoted to best educational practices of high interest to school librarians. Day Two will feature authors of interest to all grade level school librarians. A Wednesday night special event is being planned. It will feature “technology tools.” We will announce the names of presenters and authors, and all related details, just as soon as guests and plans are all “locked-in.” Keep watching the website.
Details about the Institute as they are available will be posted at http://slim.emporia.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/2011-summer-institute-june-15-16-2011.pdf
Registration will be available at http://www.nekls.org/ Laura DeBaun will once again manage registration. You may communication with Laura at email@example.com or 785-838-4090 (phone), or 785-838-3989 (Fax). You may send a completed registration form with your school’s PO or check to Laura DeBaun, Northeast Kansas Library System, 4317 West 6th Street, Lawrence, KS 66049. Please make checks for registration payable to Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians.
The Institute will once again be offered for 1 graduate credit hour. The course number is LI755 (Dow). Tuition for this one-credit hour course for Kansas residents is $245. Tuition for non-Kansas residents is $628. ESU summer enrollment begins on March 14. You may get enrolled by calling ESU’s Office of Distance Education, 1-877-332-4249 (toll free) or 620-341-5385. Jan Gerstner is the administrative assistant who will be happy to assist you. This course will focus on practical applications of the presenters’ content. This will be worthwhile, graduate level, but will not require you to spend large amounts of time outside the Institute. A syllabus will be posted online at approximately May 1 at http://slim.emporia.edu/
Individuals who enroll for credit must also register for the Institute.
The Kansas Summer Institute is an official KSDE event. It is co-sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education; the School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University; the State Library of Kansas; Northeast Kansas Library System; and the Kansas Association of School Librarians.