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Tuesday, December 10 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Chat n' Chew Lunch

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Take this opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and discuss topics related to all aspects of school librarianship as you enjoy your lunch. Join one of these discussions or create your own table topic on the spot (number corresponds to table number)

  1. Ask an Author facilitated by Chana Stiefel
  1. Standards and Curriculum Writing facilitated by Gabrielle Casieri
  1. ISTE facilitated by Betsy Quinn
  2. Doing a Diversity Audit on Your Collection facilitated by Sarah Neiderman
  3. Digital Storytelling facilitated by Kris Morano
  4. eBooks & Audiobooks: Challenges and Success Stories facilitated by Maryrose Little
  5. Remodeling Your Library Media Center facilitated by Arielle Goldstein
  6. Continuing Education -- Which Direction Should One Go Beyond MLIS facilitated by Laura Doughty
  7. Wellness facilitated by Christina Cucci
  8. School and Public Library Connections facilitated by Allyson Cogan
  9. Makerspaces facilitated by June Sustick
  10. Makerspaces facilitated by Ruth Malwitz
  1. Have Your 1st Graders Vote for Irma Black Award facilitated by Sharon Baller
  2. Newbies - Elementary facilitated by Lisa Straubinger
  3. Newbies - Middle School facilitated by Mary Lewis
  4. Newbies - High School facilitated by Michelle McGrievey
  5. Spring Meeting: : Building Our Community facilitated by Amy Gazaleh, Gina Policastro, Beth Raff and Kim Zito
  6. Library Advocacy facilitated by Mollissa LeMay
  7. Introverts United - Sometimes you just want to eat your meal without having to make small talk. Read without feeling rude. Catch up on your social media feeds (and please post about #njasl19 and tag @njasl and important stakeholders such as @NewJerseyDOE @njsba @NJPSA)
  8. Making the High School Library Fun During Lunch facilitated by Kristen Caldwell
  9. Beyond Pop-ups: Share Your Ideas for Creating a Permanent Makerspace in your Library facilitated by Nicole Wohlrab
  10. Teaching Citations K-12 facilitated by Mary Thomas
  11. Collaboration with Teachers/School-Wide Activities facilitated by Kimberly Pallant

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Sharon Baller

Media Specialist, Orchard Hill Elementary School
Hello. As of Dec. 7th I will have (hopefully) adopted a 3 yr. old rescue dog to add to our family of 3 humans and 2 cats (also adopted rescues). I love to read and write poetry. My friend, George and I have been exchanging pictures with original haiku since August. I recently conqured... Read More →
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Mollissa LeMay

Librarian-Technology Teacher, Mendham Borough School District
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Gabrielle M. Casieri

School Library Media Specialist, Lawrence Intermediate School
I teach information literacy to over 900 4th/5th/6th grade students every year! I am an active member of NJASL, currently chairing the NJASL Standards Committee.
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Christina Cucci

Technology/Media Specialist, Reynolds School
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Lisa Straubinger

Teacher Librarian, T. Baldwin Demarest School
I am a K-4 Teacher Librarian in Old Tappan, New Jersey. This is my 6th year in my dream job! I help to organize the Engagement Session, am the County Groups liason and the Recording Secretary for BPASL. I am also a certified adult and children's yoga teacher. I love connecting with... Read More →
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Arielle Goldstein

Technology Facilitator, Millburn Twp Schools
I am not just a teacher but a technology specialist, a curriculum writer, a trainer, a STEM teacher and organizer, and an assessment coordinator. Not only am I used to wearing many hats; I sincerely enjoy it; I thrive in an environment where no two work days are the same. Along with... Read More →
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Amy Gazaleh

Librarian, Hightstown High School, East Windsor Regional

Mary Lewis

Moderator, NJASL Membership Chair
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Kristin Caldwell

Librarian, Wayne Hills
I'm a high school librarian with a decade of experience as an English Teacher (teaching Philosophy and Literature, Writing, and traditional English courses). I love reading, creating fun activities and options in my library, and finding ways for my students to unplug and reconnect... Read More →
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Laura Doughty

Director, Meckler Library, The Pennington School
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Chana Stiefel

FB, Twitter, and Instagram.">Chana Stiefel is the author of more than 25 books for kids about exploding volcanoes, stinky castles, and creepy critters. Her picture books include MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH!, illustrated by Mary Sullivan (HMH, 2019) and DADDY DEPOT, illustrated by Andy Snair (Feiwel & Friends... Read More →

Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level