Attending the ALA/AASL Annual Conference was amazing! Presenters provided motivational, educational, and entertaining sessions.
Attached are links to the presentations I enjoyed.
Emporia High School Librarian
3302 West 18th Ave.
Emporia, KS 66801
ALA/AASL Annual Conference Anaheim - Summer 2012 http://alaannual.org/
The annual international conference included numerous celebrated authors, educators, and speakers covering various topics concerning: books, literacy, technology, Common Core Standards, social media, regional meetings, and successful practices. Videos are available @ http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/ala12/videos
8:00- 12:00 Friday – June 22 – Libraries in the Cloud
https://dougjohnson.wikispaces.com - select the Workshop Resources tab for the presentation and support materials
4:00-5:15 Friday – June 22 – Opening General Session – Rebecca MacKinnon – Freedom of Expression – First Amendment Rights - Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
8:00-10:00 pm Friday – June 22 – AASL Affiliate Assembly http://www.ala.org/aasl/aboutaasl/affils
8:00-10:00 Saturday – June 23 – When Worlds Collide: An AASL and Common Core Mash up - Librarians learned how the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and the Common Core State Standards align. http://ithsnyclibrary.wikispaces.com/Projects
10:00 – 10:30 Saturday, June 23 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning - Honored websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL’s' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.
10:30-12:00 Saturday, June 23 – Can’t Cover it up! How Social Media and Instant News Inform Contemporary Young Adults A generation exposed to online gossip, chat rooms, Twitter, and Facebook expect more from their reading experience. YA authors discussed how modern teens' use of social technologies has influenced the evolution of story arcs, plot pacing and character interaction. Authors: Geoff Herbach - Stupid Fast; Janet Gurtler – I’m Not Her; Laura Roecker & Lisa Roecker -The Liar Society; Miranda Kenneally – Catching Jordan
1:30-3:00 Saturday, June 23 - Spectacular Services for At-Risk Teens – YALSA – Participants learned how to identify at-risk populations, avoid stereotyping, and how to advocate, plan, design, and implement programs for these students.
4:00-5:00 Saturday, June 23 – Being a Social Teen Advocate – YALSA – Create a Facebook fan page and incorporate tools like Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ in order to connect with teens. Although The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkets was published in 2006, we are sacrificing our literary culture due to the impact of technology on the experience of reading. Birkets examines how literature intimately shapes and nourishes the inner life. The pros and cons of the impact of technology on today’s youth were presented.
8:00-10:00pm Saturday, June 23 – Scholarship Bash – The Rock Bottom Remainders perform their “It’s Past Our Bedtime Tour” - Nearly 2,200 people attended the group’s last concert and sang along with band members who livened the stage. Among those who performed were Stephen King, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Matt Groening, and Scott Turow. “Paperback Writer” and “Proofreading Woman” were hilarious! Some of the popular songs can be found on youtube @ http://www.youtube.com/watchv=2jMJ0k2tSxE
The original uncensored band info is available @ http://www.youtube.com/watchv=eRg1SsUn7UA&feature=related
8:00-12:00 Sunday, June 24 – AASL Affiliate Assembly – Members met at regional tables, discussed, and voted on the concerns and commendations.
6:45-8:45pm Sunday, June 24 - Newberry Caldecott Awards Banquet featured Chris Raschka - A Ball for Daisy; Jack Gantos – Dead End in Norvelt; John Rocco – Blackout; and Lane Smith – Grandpa Green. View the slideshow @ http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/894883-312/slj_goes_to_the_2012.html.csp Jack Gantos fondly recalled “Draw what I see, think what I feel, then write!” His tuxedo speech was presented as an obituary “Read in Peace!”
8:30-9:30 Monday, June 25 - ALTAFF President’s Program with Dan Rather – This journalist revealed personal thoughts, highlighted important moments of his career, and discussed his memoir: Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.
10:30-11:00 Monday, June 25 – Introducing Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero with Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver – The authors of the Hank Zipzer and Ghost Buddy series shared the four principles of each book: laughter, friendship, unique characters, and heartfelt compassion.
12:00-2:00 Monday, June 25 - The AASL Awards Luncheon highlighted best practices in school library programming. Through collaboration, leadership, national involvement, upholding the principles of the profession, and innovative programming, each person or program being honored has made a significant contribution to the school library profession. The luncheon was a celebration of school librarians that have modeled excellence.
Updates and comments have been posted to the annual session including the "ALSC and YALSA Joint Presidents’ Program: The Digital Lives of Tweens and Young Teens." You can see Stephen's notes @ http://www.slideshare.net/stephenabram1/yalsa2012. Dr. Poris's slides contained proprietary materials and will not be posted.