I spoke about strategies for offering mock award programs in the library, including as a partnership program between school and public library, at the 2016 Missouri Association of School Librarians Fall Professional Development Day in Jefferson City. The slides from the talk are below.
I gave a keynote talk on STEAM in the school library at the 2016 Missouri Association of School Librarians Fall Professional Development Day in Jefferson City.
This presentation, which explored reasons for offering family engagement at the library as well as strategies and areas to do so, was presented at the 2016 Wisconsin Library Association conference. The slides are below.
I spoke at the 2016 Wisconsin Library Association conference on the topic of leadership–specifically tips and strategies for taking on the role of leader in your organization and career. The slides from the presentation are below.
This session, “Trend Scanning for Strategic Planning: Creating the Skokie Public Library 2016-2019 Strategic Plan,” was offered as part of the Library 2.016: Libraries of the Future online mini-conference. I outlined the timeline of our library’s strategic planning process, specifically discussing the times and types of trend scanning that contributed to the new plan. The archived session is available here; the slides are below.
In June 2016, I presented a one-hour webinar for Infopeople exploring the topic of STEAM programming for diverse populations. The webinar focused on four main topics: 1) informal STEAM education as an issue of equity; 2) programming for children; 3) programming for teens; and 4) go-to resources for reaching diverse audiences with STEAM program opportunities. A recording of the webinar is available at this link.
At the 2016 Reaching Forward conference in Rosemont, IL, my Skokie Public Library colleague Shauna Anderson and I presented a session on pop-up programming as a method of offering more low-stakes, high-impact experiences to child and teen patrons. Our slides are below.