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Monday, December 9
 

7:00am EST

Breakfast Concessions
Breakfast foods and coffee available for purchase.

Monday December 9, 2019 7:00am - 10:00am EST
Carlyle's Concourse Level

7:00am EST

Registration
Monday December 9, 2019 7:00am - 6:00pm EST
Ballroom Lobby

7:00am EST

NJLA Boutique
Monday December 9, 2019 7:00am - 6:30pm EST
Boardroom 2

7:30am EST

One Book One Conference Harbor Me Book Discussion
Join Joyce Valenza and Amy Gazaleh for a book discussion about our first One Book One Conference read Harbor Me.


Presenters
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Amy Gazaleh

Librarian, Hightstown High School, East Windsor Regional
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Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level

7:30am EST

Authors' Alley
Take some time to visit with our amazing authors and illustrators!  Today's guests include:

Author of the Year, 2019 Caldecott Winner Brian Lies, will be signing books today!

Monday December 9, 2019 7:30am - 6:00pm EST
Ballroom Lobby

8:00am EST

NJASL General Session with Awards and John Schu Keynote
 The Reading Life: Connecting Classrooms, Libraries, and Communities through Story 
John Schu is known for his expertise in children’s literature and for igniting a passion to read. He will share his heart through story. Participants will walk away inspired to implement heart-growing literacy practices that will make the world better and brighter for their students and colleagues.

Presenters

Monday December 9, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level

9:00am EST

Exhibitor Hall
Our sponsors and vendors make our conference possible.  Come see what they have to help you improve your program, enhance your teaching, and engage your students!

Complimentary coffee and tea available from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and 12:15 - 2:15 PM.

Monday December 9, 2019 9:00am - 6:30pm EST
Ballroom D & E

10:00am EST

The Secret Ingredients of a Writer's Journey -- from Surviving to Thriving
How do writers get their ideas? Game shows, of course! What does this slogan have to do with a writer's journey? DRINK COFFEE. DO STUPID THINGS FASTER AND WITH MORE ENERGY. How does one writer go from surviving to thriving through the magic of books/libraries/adversity? It's kind of a funny (and sad) story . . . Donna Gephart, author of Lily and Dunkin, In Your Shoes, and The Paris Project, shares how the library helped her go from surviving to thriving and inspired her to become an author.


Presenters

Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

The Challenge of Book Challenges: Strategies for Defending Students’ Right to Read
We strive to build diverse and inclusive library collections, but what happens when censors try to ban those materials? Panelists share strategies and resources to defend students’ right to read. Participants will learn to prepare a Challenge Emergency Kit composed of resources that can be customized for any book, school, or grade.  

Panel Includes: Hilda Weisburg (Author/Speaker/Professor/ Presenter, School Librarian's Workshop), Kristin Pekoll (Assistant Director for ALA's Office of Intellectual Freedom), and Martha Hickson (North Hunterdon High School)


Presenters
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Anne Piascik

School Library Media Specialist, Morristown High School, Morris School District
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Martha Hickson

Librarian, North Hunterdon High School
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Hilda K. Weisburg

School Librarian\'s Workshop
Leadership, Advocacy,ALA/AASL, Intellectual Freedom, workshops and presentations.



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Curriculum as Advocacy: Library Curriculum Writing 101
Back by popular demand! If you are working without a curriculum, with an outdated curriculum, or without administrative support, this workshop is for you! In this session you will learn how a curriculum can support your practice as well as your program, and safeguard your position. We will examine two examples of board-approved curricula including the process of creating them.

Instruction, Professional Growth, Media Literacy, Digital Citizenship


Presenters
avatar for Amy Gazaleh

Amy Gazaleh

Librarian, Hightstown High School, East Windsor Regional
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Kim Zito

School Librarian, Crossroads North Middle School
I'm the Volunteers Coordinator for NJASL. Talk to me about volunteering your time with our organization! All are welcome.


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Raritan 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Sketchnoting: Purposeful Doodling that Integrates Both Sides of the Brain
Join us for a non-tech, fun-filled session as we practice this trending marriage of doodling and traditional notetaking. Ignite your auditory, kinesthetic, and visual processing and turnkey what you learn across the curriculum! Right and left brains welcome and no art talent necessary!

Presenters
avatar for Bev Tindall

Bev Tindall

Library Media Specialist, West Orange High School LMC
I have been an educator for over 30 years and have seen many changes over that time, however, I am excited about current shifts in education and the Library world! Follow me @bevtindall !



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Trenton/Monroe Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Celebrating Poetry
Finding ways to encourage middle school students to explore and appreciate poetry can be challenging. Participants in this workshop will leave with ideas for creating a poetry celebration that will have your students engaged in writing and reading poetry in fun and creative ways.

Presenters
avatar for Angel Somers

Angel Somers

Media Specialist, West Long Branch Public Schools



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Cook 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Exploring the Rainbow: LGBTQ+ Literature Across the Curriculum
The new law requiring schools to include instruction that portrays the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people will require teachers and librarians to become familiar with LGBTQ+ material and be prepared for challenges. This session examines LGBTQ+ literature for K-12 curriculum, and highlights resources for addressing challenges.




Presenters
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Yvonne Roux

Education Librarian, William Paterson University
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Ellen Pozzi

Assistant Professor, William Paterson University



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Hillsborough 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Historical Fiction: Did That Really Happen?
Join award-winning author, Trinka Hakes Noble, and learn the value of historical fiction cross-curriculum learning for the young reader, featuring her newest title A Fist for Joe Louis and Me, plus The Scarlet Stockings Spy, The Last Brother and Rettie and the Ragamuffin Parade.

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Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Campbell Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Going Beyond the Book with Maker Space
Maker spaces allow students the freedom and flexibility to figure things out on their own, construct solutions to problems and explore ideas in a new and creative environment. Come learn how to incorporate maker space in a way that works for you and your students.  A variety of maker space ideas will be explored from whole class activities and challenges to small group centers and stations.

Presenters
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Maren Vitali

Library Media Specialist, Eisenhower Intermediate School/Bridgewater-Raritan School District



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Princeton Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Digital Age Librarians: Always in Beta
Librarians are vital to managing the vast amount of change in the digital age which means that we must be flexible and our practice malleable. This session will focus on how libraries are always in beta and must lead through change, not just react to it.

Presenters
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

President, ISTE
Bill Bass is a former English teacher who now serves as Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Library Media in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Brunswick C Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

The Doctoral Journey: A Panel Discussion
Meet educators who are pursuing their doctorates.  Hear their backgrounds, work, research, and experiences. This panel of seven speakers will share their dissertation projects, course work, work experiences, time management secrets, and the challenges and opportunities of pursuing a doctoral degree while working.
Panel Includes: Samantha Bahna (Doctoral Student, NJCU), Christine Enrico (Counselor, Union City),Justine Krawiec (Teacher, Livingston), Manuel Negron (Principal, Passaic), Emily Vandalovsky (Dean, Bergen County College)




Presenters
avatar for Dr. Christopher Shamburg

Dr. Christopher Shamburg

Doctoral Co-Coordinator & Professor, New Jersey City Univerity
Professor, Coordinator of the Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadershiphttp://web.njcu.edu/sites/faculty/cshamburg/http://www.njcu.edu/edd


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Piscataway Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

A School’s Best Friend: Maximizing Efforts in Meeting Students’ Needs
A review of foundational theory and program logistics for implementation of an Animal Assisted Therapy Program, supplemented by real-world application strategies and personal accounts of program effectiveness. Attendees will gain access to a program model that supports school-based initiatives of literacy, social-emotional learning, and differentiated practices for all learners.

Panel Includes: Christina Cucci (NJASL Past President), Lindsay Reed (Director Absecon Public School District), and Jessica Torcicollo (Guidance Counselor Absecon Public School District)

Presenters
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Dr. Dan Dooley

Superintendent
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Christina Cucci

Technology/Media Specialist, Reynolds School



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Brunswick A & B Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

Spark and Tell Monday Session I

Jessica Gottlieb (Technology/Vendor - All Levels) Library Consortium: Adding Digital Content on a Budget The Connected Library Consortium is run by librarians in NJ and PA. It allows schools to receive almost $70k in content for starting at $250. Find out about the Consortium, how to add digital content, and manage ALL of your libraries digital resources.

Brian Lies (Author/Illustrator - Elementary and Middle)  Things Students Have Taught Me During Years of School Visits: 2019 Caldecott Honor-winning author/illustrator Brian Lies has worked with students in elementary schools across the country for nearly three decades. What bits of wisdom have students taught or shown him that would be good for all of us to remember? What changes has he seen in students during that time?

Kristin Morano (Makerspace - Elementary) Better Together with Bots-Building ad Promoting Library/Makerspace: Quickly spark enthusiasm with diverse learners and incorporate coding STEM/Maker. Use a variety of digital tools to promote library/maker with stakeholders and enhance student ownership. Session will explore materials and strategies and allow for collaborative sharing. Initially inspired by Ozobots and LEGOs, student engagement is transforming our library makerspace.

Chana Stiefel & Donna Cangelosi (Literature/Booktalk - Elementary) Exploring Multiple Books Released on the Same Subject: From the moon launch to MLK, explore with kidlit authors Chana Stiefel and Donna Cangelosi what students gain when librarians stock their bookshelves with multiple books on the same topics--including various points of view, layers of information, diversity, connection, inspiration, entry points, various reading levels, and more. Reading lists included!

Elisa Varon (Instruction - Elementary) Earth Day Poetry Resources You Can Use This April! The 50th anniversary of Earth Day takes place on April 22, 2020. Combined with National Poetry Month, April 2020 brings lots of opportunities for interesting and informative student poetry! Attend this session to get some ideas for resources you can use in your library or give to your teachers.





Presenters
avatar for Jessica Gottlieb

Jessica Gottlieb

Educational Sales Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
I have spent the last six years embracing everything MAKER. From running mini-Maker Faires around NJ to helping schools start Makerspaces to creating challenge cards for the new Mackin Maker kits, I have fallen in love with the ed-tech world and what it can do for students.
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Brian Lies

Author, Author
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Donna Cangelosi

Author
Donna Cangelosi splits her time between writing for children and working with them in her private psychology practice. She has written a variety of psychology and counseling-related books addressing the healing powers of art and play. Donna’s debut picture book, FRED’S BEAUTIFUL... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Douglass 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Speed Learning
WE HAD TO EDIT THE PRESENTATION DESCRIPTIONS DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINTS.
FULL MONDAY SPEED LEARNING PRESENTATION DESCRIPTIONS ARE IN THE PROGRAM BOOK.

Bonnie Barr (Technology/Vendor - All Levels) Accessit Library The Library Automation System You’ve Been Waiting For! 

Samantha Bremekamp (Instruction - Elementary & Middle) - Innovation in the Library: 360 Cameras to Google Tour Creator

April Bunn & Justin Langlois (Technology - All Levels) - Podcasting 101- in the Library and Beyond 

Gabrielle Casieri (Social Emotional Learning - All Levels) Mindfulness in Your Library Program

Tara Cooper-Weiss & Caren Demyen (Professional Growth - Middle & High School) Putting MEDIA in SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST

Kim Denaples (Instruction - Elementary) Character Education across the Curriculum

Anastasia Hanneken (Instruction - All Levels) Using Hyperdocs in the Library

Joe Holiday (Literature/Booktalk /Vendor and Sponsor - Elementary & Middle) The Reading Rocks Magic Show

Stephen Kozan (Instruction - Elementary & Middle) Books Written by Kids for Kids

Lara Kraft (Instruction/Vendor - Middle & High) Preparing Students for Lifelong Success: Overcoming Challenges Around IL Instruction

John Morano (Author/Illustrator - All Levels) Environmental Author Discusses How to Give Voice to the Voiceless 

Carol Munn (STEM - Elementary, Middle, High) Robots & Computational Thinking, How Does That Work?

Emma Otheguy (Literature/Booktalk - Elementary & Middle) What’s New in Latinex KidLit

Anne Poole & Jaimie Fauver (Instruction - Middle & High School) Networking Ideas for High School & Middle School Media Specialists

Rosemary Rich & Catherine Spinella (Community Engagement - Middle & High)  School and Public Librarians United: ComicCon in the Library

Peter Richter (Instruction - Middle & High) Using Google Web Pages as a Hub for Lesson Instruction -

Leslie Rochman & Darlyne Kelleher (Collaboration - Elementary & Middle) Technology Together: A Collaboration with Speech, Enrichment & the Library

Donna Swift (Professional Growth - All) And The Winner Is...

Jacquelyn Tasker (Literature/Booktalk - All) Bridging Cultures with Books: International Children’s Literature in Your Library  

Ross Todd (Media Literacy/Digital Citizenship - All) Students and Digital Safety. Research Findings and Instructional Interventions 
 
Dana Cummings (Literature/Booktalks/Vendor - All) - Booktalking! Nurture a Reading Culture and Develop Lifelong Readers! 

Presenters
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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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April Bunn

School Library Media Specialist, Red Bank Regional HS
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Peter Richter

Media Specialist, Westwood School District



Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Coding Unplugged: Using Books and Activities to Excite Children About Computer Science
Children are learning how to code as early as preschool. With such an abstract activity, children need some context. This presentation will show how children’s books can be used to introduce students to the foundational building blocks of computer programming. We’ll also do some entertaining and exciting unplugged activities together.


Presenters
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Laurie Wallmark

Award-winning author Laurie Wallmark’s debut picture book, ADA BYRON LOVELACE AND THE THINKING MACHINE (Creston Books, 2015), received four starred trade reviews (Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and School Library Journal) and many national awards including Outstanding Science... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Community Voices: Authors and Educators Supporting Librarians
The session will feature a workshop style program that shares a variety of practices to support librarians via authors and educators. How to create partnerships with students and resources from authors in the community and state will be explored.




Presenters
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Dr. Donna Clovis

Assistant Professor, Rider University
Author and librarian connections


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Hillsborough 5th Floor

11:15am EST

So You Want to be a Children's Author?
Librarians have stories; many are natural storytellers! Hoping to publish books conventionally or otherwise, or even to encourage students and others to do the same? How? What are the barriers? How has the environment changed? We have written, illustrated, published, & helped others publish for 30 years now, and will clue you in.

Presenters
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Danny Adlerman

We're happy to talk all aspects and phases of publishing, especially picture book publishing. Of course we're always thrilled to speak about our books, music, art, games, and/or experiences!



Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Brunswick C Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Breakout the Possibilities: Engaging All Learners with BreakoutEDU
Engage all learners? From orientation activities to digital citizenship, BreakoutEDU has both hands-on and digital activities that are sure to involve all. This workshop will give you the tools you need to begin creating your own BreakoutEDU. No boxes, no problem. We will show you how to create your own.

Presenters
avatar for Loreli E. Stochaj

Loreli E. Stochaj

School Librarian, Franklin School



Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Raritan 5th Floor
  Instruction, STEM

11:15am EST

The Power of Comics as Literacy
Comics serve as powerful tools for student engagement, literacy, and as perfect societal artifacts that reflect our global community. This presentation will include tips on obtaining resources, comics educator communities, tested lesson plans for all levels and subjects, and ideas on creating a comic con and student pop culture club.

Presenters
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Tim Smyth

Teacher, Wissahickon High School


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

11:15am EST

Using Picture Books to Teach Inclusion and Empowerment
Picture books are invaluable tools for teaching students about inclusion and self-empowerment. Using No Peacocks! A Feathered Tale of Three Mischievous Foodies and Chicks Rule!, authors Robin Newman and Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen examine and discuss the deeper themes of their books.



Presenters
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Robin Newman

Author
Raised in New York and Paris, Robin Newman is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the City University of New York School of Law. She was a practicing attorney and legal editor, but she now prefers to write about witches, mice, pigs, and peacocks. She’s the author of the Wilcox... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Cook 5th Floor

11:15am EST

Brain-Science Principles to Promote Active Learning with Educational Technology
It's time to engage! This highly interactive presentation will showcase how to use brain science principles and educational technology to promote active learning, collaboration and information recall. Get and keep your students' attention!

Panel includes: Justine Krawiec, Isaiah Gomez, Dana Mason, Judith Francis, and Stephanie Vera (Doctoral Students NJCU)

Presenters
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Dr. Laura Zieger

Chairperson & Professor, New Jersey City University


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Campbell Concourse Level

11:15am EST

Therapy Dogs Meet and Greet
Have a chance to meet Skye and Hope - Absecon Public Schools' therapy dogs!

Presenters
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Dr. Dan Dooley

Superintendent



Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Brunswick A & B Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Spark and Tell Monday Session II
Adnan Ezad (Instruction - High School) Using Multi-Media Software and Applications: Incorporating Subject Matter and Student Interest: This session will demonstrate how to leverage various mulit-media platforms,
particularly iMovie, Unity Game Design Engine and Audacity as different means students can choose from in order to demonstrate mastery of common content-related skills.

Anne Piascik and Debra Gottsleben (Professional Growth/Community Engagement - All) Snapshot Day: How Taking a “Selfie” Can Help You Advocate for your Library: Learn how to advocate for your library by using Snapshot Day. Snapshot Day was started by the New Jersey State Library and is a way to capture the impact that librarians have on their communities in a single day by collecting and sharing statistics, photos and stories.

Stephanie Singer (Community Engagement - Middle) Junior Librarians: Building up Your Minion Army: Over a couple years, the student volunteers in the Readington Middle School Library Media Center have increased in number and importance to the library program. The Junior Librarians help with basic duties as well as special projects around the LMC. Learn more about how this 30-student strong club has come to thrive.

Shari Stein (Digital Citizenship - Middle/High School) Crossroads: Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship: We will explore how to weave digital citizenship into digital literacy and media studies; to effectively communicate with students and teachers about how to use technology responsibly in language they understand; and use strategies to promote collaboration among technology coordinators, curriculum supervisors, library media specialists and teachers.

Kim Zito (Makerspace/STEM/Tech - All) AR To Go: Extend your Impact and Reach into Classrooms: Extend your reach within your school by creating To Go Kits for use by teachers in the classroom. Learn about materials and tools for creating Augmented Reality To Go Kits--then adapt the idea to materials that you have in your library.



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Debra Gottsleben

Morristown High School
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Anne Piascik

School Library Media Specialist, Morristown High School, Morris School District
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Stephanie Singer

Library Media Specialist, Readington Middle School
I am the Readington Middle School library media specialist, President of the Hunterdon County Librarians Association, mother of two readers, and overall helper person.
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Shari Stein

Librarian/Media Specialist, John P. Stevens High School
Shari Stein has been a teacher and head librarian for the past 32 years. She is an expert in digital content management and social media usage. Shari has made presentations on digital literacy and digital citizenship to over 5000 students. She also teaches Staff Development courses... Read More →
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Kim Zito

School Librarian, Crossroads North Middle School
I'm the Volunteers Coordinator for NJASL. Talk to me about volunteering your time with our organization! All are welcome.


Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Douglass 5th Floor

11:15am EST

Putting AR in Academic Research: Augmented Reality ın Library Projects
With Tulay Altin

Have you wondered how to integrate Augmented Reality in your library research projects? Technology can help students become more engaged in their use of the library for research. Our presentation will explore various methods to conduct/present library research using Augmented Reality. Highlights of two student projects will be discussed.




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Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Piscataway Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Get Student Researchers FactCite-ed! Biographies, Countries, Science, American History, Mythology and More!
New Jersey student researchers LOVE using FactCite! Find out why. This session will present case studies from New Jersey elementary, middle, and high schools. Participants will receive project ideas to implement in their own libraries.

Presenters
avatar for Lincoln Library Press, Inc. (FactCite)

Lincoln Library Press, Inc. (FactCite)

Lincoln Library Press
FactCite Lincoln Library Online presents award-winning databases for researchers from primary grades through high school. Subscriptions include unlimited simultaneous access at school or from anywhere, on any device (including smartphones and tablets). The K-8 Bundle includes six... Read More →
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Arlen Kimmelman

Techbrarian, Clearview Regional High School



Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Princeton Concourse Level

12:30pm EST

Lunch Concessions
Come pick up some lunch and snacks while visiting with our Authors and Vendors.

Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST

12:30pm EST

Authors/Illustrators Panel Luncheon "Better Together: How Authors Support School Library Media Specialists as Literacy Leaders" (Ticketed Event - Full)
Authors and illustrators of books from every level from elementary to professional share how they support School Library Media Specialists as literacy leaders.

Presenters
avatar for Bill Bass

Bill Bass

President, ISTE
Bill Bass is a former English teacher who now serves as Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology and Library Media in the Parkway School District in St. Louis, MO. As a speaker, writer and professional developer, he focuses on systemic and sustainable integration of technology... Read More →
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Lisa Bakanas

School Library Media Specialist, Cherokee High School
School lIbrary media specialist at Cherokee High School, Marlton NJ.NJASL Past PresidentLover of literature, crafts, animals and a good pun.Excited to be presenting on digital citizenship and community building. Honored to be moderating the Author Lunch again this year!
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Brian Lies

Author, Author


Monday December 9, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Trenton/Monroe Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

Statewide School Library Advocacy in Action
What happens when school libraries in your community are threatened? A panel comprised of community advocates and school library leaders who mounted advocacy campaigns will share their stories and results of advocacy, provide tips for others to become school library advocates as well as identify like-minded advocates in their communities, and explain the working relationship between these communities and NJASL.

Panel featuring:Bonnie Lafazan (Springfield School District parent), Jennifer Park (Mahwah School District Parent), Christina Cucci (NJASL Immediate Past President), Jill Mills (NJASL President), Beth Thomas (NJASL President Elect, Conference Chair and Springfield resident)

Presenters
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Tricina Strong-Beebe

School Library Media Specialist, Hainesport Township School District
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Mary Moyer

Consultant, NJASL
Retired school library media specialist. Currently, serving as a legislative consultant for NJASL, advocating for school libraries.



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Piscataway Ballroom Level

2:00pm EST

Daring to Create a Picture Book on a Difficult Subject
Books on difficult topics are needed in schools. . . and students are eager to read them.  Brian Lies will show how the creation of his 2019 Caldecott Honor-winning The Rough Patch unfolded in words and pictures over 14 years—including doubts, frustrations and the importance of following your instincts.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Lies

Brian Lies

Author, Author


Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

Censorship Beyond Books
Learn about the wide variety of resource challenges libraries have faced this past year and how to prepare for them. While the profession is well-versed in protecting the right to read books, many libraries lack policies and experience in protecting the right to access information and services beyond books.

Presenters
avatar for Kristin Pekoll

Kristin Pekoll

Assistant Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
Kristin Pekoll is Assistant Director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). She is dedicated to promoting the right to read and providing education about intellectual freedom and the First Amendment. She is the author of "Beyond Banned Books... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Princeton Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

You Can Do the Rubik's Cube
Our mission is to provide resources and support to schools and organizations to teach STEM/STEAM standards and 21st century skills by using the Rubik's Cube.The Rubik's Cube fosters math, art, critical thinking, coding, algorithm, and social skills.


Presenters

Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Brunswick A & B Ballroom Level

2:00pm EST

Untapped Resources for Audiobooks and Large Print
Need a large print book or audiobook for your student that you just can’t seem to find? Come and discover how the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center can help. It’s now easier than ever to borrow TBBC’s collection of audiobooks and large print.

Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth Burns

Head of Reader Services, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Cook 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Collaborating to Teach Curricular Concepts through STEAM & Making
In this workshop, we will delve into the core of STEAM and Making.  We will discuss the critical importance of utilizing these educational approaches as vehicles to deliver core curricular concepts.  Concrete examples of STEAM and Maker lessons related to the NGSS, ELA, Math and Social Studies curricula will be offered for K-5 levels.


Presenters
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Nicole Midura

Librarian, Barclay Brook Elementary School (Monroe Twp School District)
20 years as a school librarian. Outside the box thinker at largeEducational Disruptor#hiddenfigurismFollow me with caution @MiduraLibrarian
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Erinn Mahoney

Principal, Barclay Brook Elementary/ Monroe Township



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

2:00pm EST

Podcasting Tech 101- Equipment and Recording
Curious about what equipment you need to start creating podcasts with your students/staff? How to write a podcasting grant? Want to learn how to record and edit? This is the session for you. We’ll cover the nuts and bolts (microphones and sound boards) of podcasting. Includes recording a group podcast episode.

Presenters
avatar for April Bunn

April Bunn

School Library Media Specialist, Red Bank Regional HS
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Justin Langlois

Media Specialist, Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School
I'm an advocate for all things library. Libraries are a great asset to our schools and our culture!



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Raritan 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Spark and Tell Monday Session III

Samantha Bahna (Instruction - All Levels) Better Connections Through Active Engagement, Big Data, & Personalized Learning: Want to ensure that your tech-enhanced lessons are being understood? What is the difference between consuming technology instead of creative, collaborative-rich projects that facilitate cooperative learning? This session demonstrates how to create engaging lessons that are self-paced and place students accountable for learning.

Arlen Kimmelman (Diversity/Inclusion - Middle and High) We All Make History: LGBTQ+ & Disabilities Resources - Presentation of a school’s website created in support of the NJ CHAPTER 6: chapter 35: Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes: C.18A:35-4.35 “History of disabled and LGBT persons included in middle and high school curriculum” in effect starting with the 2020-2021 school year.

Amy Popp (Technology - Elementary, Middle and High) Using Animoto to Encourage Student Creativity and Learning - This Spark and Tell session will briefly highlight the use of Animoto in library media
classes (grades three and up) to promote and encourage student creativity. Animoto is
a wonderful tool for students but it requires some skill to obtain full accounts (not trial
accounts) for students. Instructions will be given and student work will be shown.

Steve Tetreault (Technology - All Levels) BookClubShare.com: A Free, Educator-Created Resource - At an NJASL Edcamp in March 2018, some librarians lamented the lack of a way to easily pass on their book club materials. Based on this conversation, BookClubShare.com was created by an MI student. Learn how, and how to save space and money by giving and getting book club materials.

Leslie Wise and Lauren Heiba (Makerspace - All Levels) Planning an NJ Makers Day Event - NJ Makers Day has been a success in New Jersey for four years. If you'd like to join in the fun either during the
school day or after school, for one day or a weekend, we have experiences to share! Talk to us about how we plan and pull off this very popular event for our District. Projects, documents and examples will be shared to jumpstart your own ideas on what might work in your district.

Presenters
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Arlen Kimmelman

Techbrarian, Clearview Regional High School
avatar for Amy Popp

Amy Popp

Library Media Specialist, Tuscan School
Hi! I am passionate about the integration of literature with technology.When I am not working, I love to read, write, and travel.Please feel free to e-mail me with questions/comments/feedback!
avatar for Steve Tetreault

Steve Tetreault

Teacher of English, W.R. Satz Middle School
I am a 20 year English teaching vet who recently graduated with an M.I. and school librarian certification. I have a few degrees in Ed Admin and Supv, as well. Please touch base on Twitter! @DrTLovesBooks
avatar for Leslie Wise

Leslie Wise

District Library Coordinator, Middlesex Borough Schools



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Douglass 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Girls Who Code Free 3-12 Grade Clubs in New Jersey - No CS Experience Required!
Girls Who Code is a leading non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. We offer free Clubs for grades 3-12. No computer science experience is required to run a Club. In this session I will share information about our Clubs including how to start one, how they work, what Club members will learn and everything someone would need to know to become part of our Clubs community.

Presenters
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Eve Balick

Regional Partnership Coordinator - New Jersey, Girls Who Code
My role is outreach in New Jersey for free Girls Who Code Clubs and resources, which are perfect for school librarians to add to their media centers. I will share information about doing so, including the $300 Clubs fund we provide per semester.


Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Hillsborough 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Engage with Gale
Please come visit with us to hear more about all of the new resources that Gale has to offer, including Gale’s SEL (Social Emotional Learning) resources for both students and instructors.  We will also share the latest of Gale’s In Context databases, including “Environmental Studies” and “Health and Wellness”.

Presenters
avatar for Geoff Thieke

Geoff Thieke

Strategic Accounts Manager, Gale
Ruby Award (20 years)


Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Campbell Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

OPALS Automation 2019 Annual Progress Report & Updates Overview
OPALS open source library technology development is directed by the library community that uses it. This meeting reviews 2018-2019 updates and outlines what has been prioritized by OPALS Advisory Board for 2019-2020. Librarians wishing to observe this dialogue are welcome to attend.

Presenters
avatar for Harry Chan

Harry Chan

President, Media Flex - OPALS
Media Flex is a library technology and services company that has served libraries since 1985. Thirty four years ago, we developed one of the first applications that could actually store, index and retrieve complete MARC bibliographic records using IBM XT personal computers. This work... Read More →



Monday December 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Brunswick C Ballroom Level

3:15pm EST

Library Advocacy 2.0: Where Do I Start?
Library Advocacy 2.0:  I Want to Advocate for School Library Issues But Where Do I Start?
Various advocacy resources including those from NJASL and AASL will be reviewed along with the pending school library legislation along with ways that school librarians can become advocates for their own library program.



Presenters
avatar for Mary Moyer

Mary Moyer

Consultant, NJASL
Retired school library media specialist. Currently, serving as a legislative consultant for NJASL, advocating for school libraries.
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Tricina Strong-Beebe

School Library Media Specialist, Hainesport Township School District



Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Piscataway Ballroom Level

3:15pm EST

Be an Influencer: Making Social Media Work For You
Creative messaging can elevate the public image of your school library and expand its influence. This session will focus on tips for how to share your library message and engage with the larger community while keeping true to your personal style.

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Latimer

Jennifer Latimer

School Media Specialist, Clinton Elementary School - South Orange Maplewood SD
I am the School Media Specialist at Clinton Elementary in Maplewood and contributing author of the ISTE book Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age. I am the recipient of the Jean E. Harris Progressive School Library Media award in 2015 and Code.org teacher of the month in July 2014... Read More →
avatar for Amy Popp

Amy Popp

Library Media Specialist, Tuscan School
Hi! I am passionate about the integration of literature with technology.When I am not working, I love to read, write, and travel.Please feel free to e-mail me with questions/comments/feedback!



Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Douglass 5th Floor

3:15pm EST

One-Book Programs: Libraries Can Lead Communities to be Better Together
Unite your community in a literacy experience. One-Book programs can motivate readers, promote student leadership and bring generations together. From selecting and getting the titles to promoting, hosting and evaluating the events, our panel of four librarians will share a variety of strategies for implementing successful community reads.

Panel includes: Kim Zito (South Brunswick Public Schools), Lisa Manganello (South Brunswick Public Schools), Corissa Walker (Verona Public Schools), & Elissa Freda (Verona Public Schools)

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Joyce Valenza

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Campbell Concourse Level

3:15pm EST

How to Bring National Geographic Into Your Classroom Through Geo Inquiry
National Geographic Education is a nonprofit organization that offers free courses, resources, and life-changing adventures to educators who are active in the community. Bring geo inquiry into your classroom through live interactions with explorers and educators across the globe.



Presenters
avatar for Samantha Bremekamp

Samantha Bremekamp

School Media Specialist & Innovation Teacher, Shrewsbury Boro
A humble mix of old school librarian with new age innovation teacher. Always be present!Nothing makes me happier than collaborating and sharing knowledge. We all have so much to learn from one another.



Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

3:15pm EST

Bienvenidos Book Club: Valuing Immigrant Students and Family Literacy Experiences
Many immigrant students face unique challenges related to literacy and finding joy and a purpose for reading in schools.  Join us as we introduce Bienvenidos Book Club, a culturally-relevant family literacy structure designed to increase family engagement and student motivation, while building students’ at-home libraries.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Kenneth Kunz

Dr. Kenneth Kunz

Professor of Literacy and Language Arts, Monmouth University
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Kathryn Diskin

Assistant Superintendent, Millburn
Kathyrn Diskin is currently the Assistant Superintendent for the Millburn School District. During the past 26 years, she has worked as a Teacher, Principal, and School District Administrator. She has her master's in Educational Administration from Kean University and a bachelor's... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Brunswick A & B Ballroom Level

3:15pm EST

Garden State Children's Book Awards: Children Approved!
With Ellen Pozzi (William Paterson University) and Betsy Quinn (Madison Public Library) 

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Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

3:15pm EST

John Schu's Review of Books for You and Your Readers, Too! (Grades K-6)
Join in a conversation with John Schu as he presents some of the best new books. In typical John fashion, he will share book trailers, websites, activities, and interviews you can easily incorporate into book talks and programs to get everyone in your library hurrying to your bookshelves to find the perfect book.
 

Presenters
avatar for Mr. Schu (John Schumacher)

Mr. Schu (John Schumacher)

Ambassador of School Libraries, Keynote Speaker
John Schumacher (aka Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs©.You could say every day is a giant book party for this teacher-librarian! In fact, Library Journal named him "The Xtreme Librarian... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Trenton/Monroe Concourse Level

3:15pm EST

Say YES to Graphic Novels!
Participants will explore a brief history of the graphic novel format, discuss the controversy surrounding the use of GNs in elementary grades, and learn about popular GN authors and titles.


Presenters
avatar for Elizabeth Stern

Elizabeth Stern

Library Media Specialist, Beck Middle School


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Raritan 5th Floor

3:15pm EST

Librarian as Tech Coach: Better Together
This session will explore how to build the groundwork to develop your role as an Instructional Technology Librarian through coaching and mentoring your teachers and students.

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl Vassallo

Cheryl Vassallo

Librarian/Tech Coach, C W Lewis Middle School
Wakelet Presentation: https://wke.lt/w/s/UzKyCo


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Princeton Concourse Level

3:15pm EST

Infobase’s Online Resources Support Your Social Emotional Learning Goals
This workshop will focus on the many ways Infobase can help your school or district meet its social emotional learning goals. Learn how Infobase’s streaming video/multimedia resources and research databases can be used to help students set achievable goals, navigate social pressures, develop a growth mindset, and much more!

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Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Cook 5th Floor

3:15pm EST

Creating a Cross-Curricular Learning Environment with Digital Curriculum
Join Kids Discover President & CEO Ted Levine as he discusses the benefits of creating a culture and environment that promotes cross-curricular learning, and see live examples of how Kids Discover is creating digital tools and content that make creating cross-curricular lessons easy, and more importantly, exciting for students.

Presenters
avatar for Ted Levine

Ted Levine

President & CEO, Kids Discover
At Kids Discover, we're passionate about creating and delivering memorable learning experiences at the elementary and middle school levels. We believe the future of science and social studies instruction is immersive, and our goal is to raise students' expectations each and every... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Brunswick C Ballroom Level

3:15pm EST

What’s New for Research and Writing with Scrible? A lot!
Come see Scrible’s new LIBRARY PLAN, designed for the budgets and responsibilities of school librarians! As the most advanced research and writing platform ever built, Scrible lets students curate, annotate and collaborate on research and offers citation capture, bibliography and outline creation and Google Docs integration. Real-time analytics help teachers track student progress and personalize interventions.

Presenters
avatar for Victor Karkar

Victor Karkar

Founder/CEO, Scrible
Cofounder & CEO, ScribleABOUT SCRIBLE60% of secondary students struggle with research. 50% of high school grads aren't ready for college writing. We're changing that. Including the costs to colleges and employers, America's widespread research and writing skills crisis costs $1B... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Hillsborough 5th Floor

4:15pm EST

Vendor and Authors' Alley Reception
Our authors and vendors have teacher resources, activities and ideas, projects, and products to make your library program come alive!  Come spend time with our vendors and authors and have some FUN!                    




Monday December 9, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm EST
Ballroom D & E

5:30pm EST

Engagement Session
While you are enjoying your playtime, come out and make new friends!  During the Engagement Session, meet the County Groups, NJASL Board Members, and Committee Chairs. Learn how you can become more involved!  There will be games, raffles, and prizes!

Enjoy complimentary passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, with a "Better Together" cocktail special! Thank you to our county organizations for helping sponsor this event!

Monday December 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Ballroom D & E
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

7:00am EST

Breakfast Concessions
Tuesday December 10, 2019 7:00am - 10:00am EST
Ballroom D & E

7:00am EST

Registration
Tuesday December 10, 2019 7:00am - 10:00am EST
Ballroom Lobby

7:30am EST

One Book One Conference Harbor Me Book Discussion
Join Joyce Valenza and Rebecca Bushby for a book discussion about our first One Book One Conference read Harbor Me. 


Presenters
avatar for Rebecca Bushby

Rebecca Bushby

Education Librarian, The College of New Jersey
College librarian with eight years experience as a School Librarian in ME and NJ.Research interests include: Teacher-Librarian Collaboration, HS Librarian-College Librarian Collaboration, First Year/Freshman Student ExperienceTalk to me about: One Book Programs
avatar for Dr. Joyce Valenza

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →


Tuesday December 10, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level

7:30am EST

NJLA Boutique
Tuesday December 10, 2019 7:30am - 3:15pm EST
Boardroom 2

7:30am EST

Authors' Alley
Take some time to visit with our amazing authors and illustrators!  Today's guests include:



Tuesday December 10, 2019 7:30am - 4:00pm EST
Ballroom Lobby

8:00am EST

NJASL General Session with Awards and Jacqueline Woodson Keynote
Presenters
avatar for Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Keynote Speaker, Author


Tuesday December 10, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level

9:00am EST

Exhibitor Hall
Our sponsors and vendors make our conference possible.  Come see what they have to help you improve your program, enhance your teaching, and engage your students!

Complimentary coffee and tea available from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and 12:15 - 2:15 PM.

Tuesday December 10, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm EST
Ballroom D & E

10:00am EST

Advocating for your Library
Administrators don’t always know what you need in your library, but it can often be daunting trying to advocate for your needs. In this session, we will explore how you can hold productive conversations with your administrators so that they can best support your work.

Presenters
avatar for Phillip Crisostomo

Phillip Crisostomo

Assistant Principal & Doctoral Student, Willingboro School District
Phillip Crisostomo is a doctoral student in the Educational Technology Leadership Program at New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. Currently, he is employed as the Supervisor of Instructional Technology & Data Analysis as well as a mentor for new school leaders with the Leader2Leader... Read More →



Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

Jacqueline Woodson Book Signing
Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

Librarians as Invention Education Leaders
Explore the benefits of invention education and learn why librarians are ideally suited to lead the way! Learn how you can work with your local, state, and national STEAM community to engage your makerspace students in invention challenges such as NJ STEAM Tank (K-12) and LEMELSON-MIT InvenTeams (9-12).

Presenters
avatar for Amy Edwards

Amy Edwards

School Library Media Specialist, Manasquan High School
Makerspaces, STEAM TANK, Invention Education, Lemelson-MIT InvenTeams.



Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Hillsborough 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Amplify Student Voice with Podcasts
Chances are, you’ve listened to a podcast, and so have your students! Whether you’re low or high tech, there are multiple ways podcasting can be used in the library so that students can practice, strengthen, and demonstrate research, reading, writing, critical thinking, and speaking skills. This will be an introduction, but if you’ve had experience, please come and share!

Presenters
avatar for Leigh Woznick

Leigh Woznick

Media Specialist, Middle School



Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Princeton Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Discover ALSC’s Notable (Outstanding! Distinguished! Just Plain Great!) Children’s Books
Every year the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) selects notable books of “especially commendable quality” which “exhibit venturesome creativity.” This list includes fiction and nonfiction titles for birth through 14. This program will describe the process of developing the list and introduce our favorites on the 2018 list. 

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Pozzi

Ellen Pozzi

Assistant Professor, William Paterson University
avatar for Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth Burns

Head of Reader Services, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center



Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Trenton/Monroe Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Not Your Mother’s Book Fair
Discover how today’s book fair has evolved to serve a new generation of learners in an entirely different way. Books inspire, motivate and in some create a generational change.  Learn how today’s book fair is designed to meet the needs of all children.

Presenters
avatar for Stephanie Davern

Stephanie Davern

Sales Development Consultant- Book Fairs, Follett Book Fairs
Chris Alexander is a Sales Development Consultant at Follett School Solutions; who specializes in relationships with districts, schools, and non-profits to help them expand their mission and reach. His passion is to improve the quality of life for students through the power of literacy.Along... Read More →


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Piscataway Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

Copyright 101
Confused about copyright? Get an understanding of the basics of copyright law as they apply to print, media and online materials. Develop strategies to help your teachers and students abide by the law. Find resources to learn more about copyright, as well as sources for copyright-free materials.

Presenters
avatar for Yvonne Roux

Yvonne Roux

Education Librarian, William Paterson University


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Raritan 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Integrating Digital Citizenship Lessons in Collaboration with Subject Area Teachers
Participants will learn how to create Digital Citizenship lessons while actively experiencing several lesson samples. These include class discussions, resource links, content frames, feedback and assessment forms while learning the technical “how to” steps for Google web pages.

Presenters
avatar for Peter Richter

Peter Richter

Media Specialist, Westwood School District


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Tips to make the most of your Digital Collection
Discover how to optimize your digital collection and keep your students engaged with the latest content trends, app features and tips for promoting ebooks and audiobooks. You'll also learn powerful curation options, how to incorporate digital titles into curriculum and PD, and ways to maximize your budget and circulation.

Presenters
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Tracy Waalkes

Account Executive, OverDrive Education


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Campbell Concourse Level

10:00am EST

Emotionally Speaking
Are you a rational, thinking person?  Yet in fact, emotions exert far more influence than we recognize or acknowledge.  Learn to identify and manage yours in various situations.  Discover how to improve your communications by recognizing the emotions of other as well as your own.

Presenters
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Hilda K. Weisburg

School Librarian\'s Workshop
Leadership, Advocacy,ALA/AASL, Intellectual Freedom, workshops and presentations.


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Brunswick A & B Ballroom Level

10:00am EST

Myth of the Reluctant Reader, Part IV: The Roots of the Problem
This installment examines common factors that drive a child to become a reluctant reader, including causatives at home, in social settings, and the school environment. Core research and data are culled from firsthand interviews with parents, educators, and students themselves, both reluctant and enthusiastic (for comparative value) readers alike.

Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Cook 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Spark and Tell Tuesday Session I
Lisa Bakanas (Community Engagement - All Levels) Community Building - Engage your students with Riddles of the Day, Hink Pinks and Would You Rather polling. A little bit of planning can turn your media center into a fun filled space. Build community, learn about your students, spark their creativity and foster critical thinking -- for free!

Kate-Lynn Brown (Makerspace and Community Engagement - All Levels) Create to Innovate: Making the Most of New Jersey Makers Day - New Jersey Makers Day can help you showcase to administrators and stakeholders the unique role you play in your school using STEM and maker culture to inspire students through innovative hands-on learning experiences. Learn how you can tap-in to the NJMD network of support, develop critical community partnerships, and apply for grant funding to enhance your NJMD activities.

Christine Carr (Community Engagement - Elementary)  Little Free Library Challenge - Each year I challenge my students and their families to seek and find Little Free Libraries. When they find them they should take a book and they should email me a selfie or groupie picture and tell me where they found it. What started as a summer program for me and my students turned into an all year challenge. Learn how to get started.

Arielle Goldstein (Makerspace/STEM - All Levels) Adding Empathy to Your Library Through Design Thinking - By integrating Makerspaces and STEM, libraries are working to strengthen students’ abilities to be creative and flexible problem-solvers. Come learn about how to add empathy to their learning using the Design Thinking Process.

Michele McAvoy (Social Awareness - Elementary) Girls Girls Girls: ENDING the "girls can be mean" social norm. - The "girls can be mean" social norm must end. Girls as young as 5 are acting like "mean girls" a term often used for teens. Exclusivity and eye rolling are prevalent in early elementary. This session will embrace the issue and discuss how books can be a tool for social education.



Presenters
avatar for Arielle Goldstein

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 →
avatar for Lisa Bakanas

Lisa Bakanas

School Library Media Specialist, Cherokee High School
School lIbrary media specialist at Cherokee High School, Marlton NJ.NJASL Past PresidentLover of literature, crafts, animals and a good pun.Excited to be presenting on digital citizenship and community building. Honored to be moderating the Author Lunch again this year!
avatar for Christine Carr

Christine Carr

Librarian / Media Specialist, Highland School



Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Douglass 5th Floor

10:00am EST

Answer Me World Book
World Book contains factual information that young learners need for projects, reports and research.  Articles are wide-ranging on animals, countries, cities, and biographies with pictures, charts, graphs and other media including videos.  World Book provides facts in concise, accurate terms that they understand.

Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Brunswick C Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

NJLA/NJASL Task Force Meeting
Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm EST
Lobby

11:15am EST

iSTEAM Collaboration = Libraries + Everyone Else
How can you take your MakerSpace to the next level? Or how can you introduce Maker Education and the Design Process to your school? In this presentation, we will introduce our iSTEAM framework used in our District and discuss how you can use your collaboration skills to build an iSTEAM Framework for your own school, with your Library program as the foundation.  Projects, documents and examples will be shared to jumpstart your own ideas on what might work in your district.

Presenters
avatar for Leslie Wise

Leslie Wise

District Library Coordinator, Middlesex Borough Schools



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Brunswick A & B Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

ClassDojo & Seesaw: Mastering Parent-School Communication and Digital Portfolios
ClassDojo and Seesaw can transform how educators communicate with students, parents, and the entire school community. Attendees will learn how to implement and use these valuable free resources, including various resources such as the digital portfolio option that can be used to empower students to demonstrate and share their learning.

Presenters
avatar for Linda Lampert

Linda Lampert

Technology Facilitator, Rahway Board of Education
Mrs. Linda Lampert is a Technology Facilitator for the Rahway Public Schools in Rahway, NJ. In this position, she collaborates with over 40 different classroom teachers to help them to incorporate technology into their classrooms. She has been instrumental in helping her building... Read More →
avatar for Kim Kefalas

Kim Kefalas

Technology Teacher, Linden Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 22 years and the last 2 years I have been a technology teacher for grades K-5. My school is an Apple Distinguished School.



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Cook 5th Floor

11:15am EST

Integrating Theater into the Library Setting
As a former director and playwright of didactic plays for teens, I will present backstory on my collection of plays and my library presentations and then segue into the possibility of using role-playing and other theater games in a library setting. 

Presenters
avatar for Gwyn English Nielsen

Gwyn English Nielsen

Author/Illustrator
GWYN ENGLISH NIELSEN has been writing professionally for over twenty years and has four books in print. She holds a B.A. in English from Bucknell University and a M.A. in creative writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. After over twenty years teaching creative writing, English... Read More →



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Brunswick C Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Urban Legends and Myths in Teaching and Learning
This presentation will take a critical look at urban legends and myths about teaching and learning, including Learning Styles, The Learning Pyramid, and Multitasking.  We will explore research on myths, why they persist and how library/media professionals can help. Bring an open mind and your sense of humor.

Presenters
avatar for Marcus Childress

Marcus Childress

Vice President for Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer, Baker University
Dr. Marcus Childress is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Baker University (Kansas, USA). He earned his Ph.D. in Instructional Design and Technology from Virginia Tech. Dr. Childress’ research interests include instructional design, online learning... Read More →



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Best Books for Young Adults
Grades 6 - 12

You’ve read the reviews, or seen the best books lists, but have you actually had time to read them? Join Liz and Sharon for a lively presentation of some of their recent favorite best YA books, based on those recommended by ALA committees, bloggers, and other experts.

Presenters
avatar for Sharon Rawlins

Sharon Rawlins

Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library
I love promoting books for teens!
avatar for Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth Burns

Head of Reader Services, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Trenton/Monroe Concourse Level

11:15am EST

Representation Matters: Creating a diverse collection for all ages
All students should be able to find books and materials that mirror their own experiences and also ones that provide windows into the world/life experiences of others who are not like them.  In this presentation we will look at the trends in literature that provide representation for all students – focusing on race, identity, and religion in picture books, middle readers and young adult literature.

Presenters


Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Princeton Concourse Level

11:15am EST

Using Makerspaces to Market Your Library and Make it Future Ready
As libraries and librarians are being called on to embrace 21st Century Learning and Future Ready standards embracing makerspaces allows a celebration of those standards while also becoming a great way to celebrate/champion/market your library.  Makerspaces allow a way to take on hot topics like diversity and social-emotional learning in a way that fosters great education and showcases the importance and necessity of the library.

Presenters
avatar for Elissa Malespina

Elissa Malespina

Teacher Librarian, FRS-NJ Librarians Task Force Chair, National Future Ready Thought Leader, ISTE - Future Ready Librarian PLN
avatar for Jessica Gottlieb

Jessica Gottlieb

Educational Sales Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
I have spent the last six years embracing everything MAKER. From running mini-Maker Faires around NJ to helping schools start Makerspaces to creating challenge cards for the new Mackin Maker kits, I have fallen in love with the ed-tech world and what it can do for students.



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Raritan 5th Floor

11:15am EST

Putting the Joy Back into Your Life & Work
Who doesn’t want to be a little happier? Librarians are an essential part of our world and the work they do to promote literacy. But no one can do it all alone & taking care of ourselves is also essential. Join this session and learn easy tips to infuse your day with joy and happiness.

Presenters
avatar for Gail Fazio

Gail Fazio

Reading Specialist & Finder of Joy, Dog With a Bone Educational Coaching Unleashed
The work librarians do is so important, but what if they are stressed? I help teachers find joy in the work they do. Let's reconnect to your purpose together! Tag me on social media if you find joy from our time together! #DogBoneCoaching #JoyAtWork


Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Hillsborough 5th Floor

11:15am EST

Developing Empathy Through Reading Picture Books
Kidlit authors Chana Stiefel and Donna Cangelosi discuss the importance of using picture books to introduce and explore difficult topics with students, including loss, death, war, refugees, the Holocaust and more. Learn how picture books can help students develop empathy and process their emotions in a safe and healthy environment.

Presenters
avatar for Chana Stiefel

Chana Stiefel

Author
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 →
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Donna Cangelosi

Author
Donna Cangelosi splits her time between writing for children and working with them in her private psychology practice. She has written a variety of psychology and counseling-related books addressing the healing powers of art and play. Donna’s debut picture book, FRED’S BEAUTIFUL... Read More →



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Campbell Concourse Level

11:15am EST

Spark and Tell Tuesday Session II
Margaret Auguste (Lit/Book Talk/Community Engagement - Middle) Librarian’s Take the Lead: Advocate for LBGTQ Culture through Curriculum: In 2020, NJ schools will require the inclusion of the contributions of LGBTQ people. Be a Leader: discover how to: · Add popular LGBTQ books in your collection · Incorporate important LGBTQ history into the library and school curriculum. · View LGBTQ students through my lens as a librarian and
therapist.

Laura Doughty (Instruction - High School) Matching the Primary Source to its Archival Collection: While analyzing primary sources documents for their Civil War Character Interview project, students learn how to use bibliographic information as well as primary source terminology to search for and locate the archival collection in which the document is housed, thus leading to the browsing and discovery of other useful primary sources.

Lisa Manganello (Instruction - High School) Summer Reading Redesign: Unhappy with the quality of the existing summer reading assignment, the South Brunswick High School English team, in partnership with the librarians, surveyed students and parents, revised expectations, and relaunched reading during the summer of 2019. This session will share our findings and how our new understanding will impact future assignments.

Joan Vicari (Community Engagement - All) The LibraryLink: The LibraryLink will present how to plan and implement free library programs to link your students and staff to each other, the school district, and businesses and organizations.

Betsy Wasiak (Instruction/Technology/Professional Growth - All) Google Classroom + Screencastify = Peaceful Librarian: Promote and streamline your library happenings 24/7 to parents, staff and students making your life a lot easier! After viewing screencasts and topics in a “library” Google Classroom, participants will be able to formulate ideas to create custom informational/promotional screencasts for their own libraries.
“How To “ resource links will be provided.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Doughty

Laura Doughty

Director, Meckler Library, The Pennington School
avatar for Lisa Manganello

Lisa Manganello

Librarian, South Brunswick High School
avatar for Betsy Wasiak

Betsy Wasiak

School Library Media Specialist/7th-8th Grade, Montgomery Upper Middle School



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Douglass 5th Floor

11:15am EST

Raspberry Pi Workshop
This workshop is geared to demonstrate the use of Raspberry Pi to enhance the coding experience for middle grade students.


Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Piscataway Ballroom Level

11:15am EST

Student Run Live YouTube Broadcasting In Your Media Center
Unleash the power of YouTube at your school. With minimal resources your library can produce a live show that can be viewed in homerooms or by parents at home. Students will learn 21st century skills, public speaking, and how to manage and participate on a team. Your show can be a tool to develop school culture and help engage students in curricular and extracurricular activities. This workshop is for perfect for elementary, middle or high school administrators.

Presenters
avatar for Mike Huston

Mike Huston

Media Specialist, Ocean Township Board of Education
Educational TechnologyDigital Use Divide



Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

12:30pm EST

Chat n' Chew Lunch
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




Presenters
avatar for Sharon Baller

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 →
avatar for Mollissa LeMay

Mollissa LeMay

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

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.
avatar for Christina Cucci

Christina Cucci

Technology/Media Specialist, Reynolds School
avatar for Lisa Straubinger

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 →
avatar for Arielle Goldstein

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 →
avatar for Amy Gazaleh

Amy Gazaleh

Librarian, Hightstown High School, East Windsor Regional
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Mary Lewis

Moderator, NJASL Membership Chair
avatar for Kristin Caldwell

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 →
avatar for Laura Doughty

Laura Doughty

Director, Meckler Library, The Pennington School
avatar for Chana Stiefel

Chana Stiefel

Author
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

12:30pm EST

Lunch Concessions
Come pick up some lunch and head to the Chat n' Chew event in Ballroom A,B and C

Tuesday December 10, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST

2:00pm EST

25 Ways to Build the Bridge between your School and Public Library
To support and empower the communities that we serve, librarians need to step out beyond library walls. With successful school outreach programs, librarians can create lasting networks and educate the community on modern library practices. Librarians are the bridge between schools and the library. Teachers and parents can’t do everything. It takes a village to raise a child. And part of that village is your local librarian. Participants will receive 25 ideas for programs and services that will help to build the bridge and close the educational gap between schools, home, and the library.

Presenters
avatar for Taysha Gateau-Barrera

Taysha Gateau-Barrera

Media Specialist, Triangle School
avatar for Jessica Bauer

Jessica Bauer

Youth Services Department Supervisor, SCLSNJ
Ask me about public library and school library collaboration!



Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Cook 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Library Ninja: Embedding Library Lessons into the High School Curriculum
Infiltrating the high school curriculum can be a challenge, but not for the library ninja. Two experienced librarians reveal their stealth, agile, creative, shape-shifting tactics and share the library ninja code. Participants will be invited to contribute their own ninja secrets!

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Manganello

Lisa Manganello

Librarian, South Brunswick High School
avatar for Dr. Joyce Valenza

Dr. Joyce Valenza

Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
Joyce Valenza has been studying and writing about young people, technology and information fluency for more than twenty years. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Master of Information program. For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for... Read More →



Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Douglass 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Using #EdTech to Make a Blended Escape Room
Do you have a lesson that you want to improve?  Try a Game-Based Learning approach where students collaborate to solve content-based puzzles to open lock-boxes and "escape”.  This workshop combines the low-cost benefit of a digital escape room and combines it with the hands-on experience of a physical escape room.

Presenters
avatar for Eric Guise

Eric Guise

Tech Coach Podcaster, GotTechED the Podcast/ Hopewell Valley Central High School
Teacher, Ed.D, Co-host of GotTechED the Podcast (@WeGotTechEd), Google Certified, Media/Tech Specialist, BTANJ Outstanding TOY (2016). I love talking about the integration of educational technology into the classroom to ENHANCE a lesson!


Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Raritan 5th Floor

2:00pm EST

Using Interest Development Theory in your Library
Interest development theory offers P-16 practitioners a research-tested basis upon which to design instruction and collaboration. You will learn about the triggers that interest your students and how to wield them for maximum effectiveness. Take advantage of what your students already like to engage them in new, dynamic ways. 

Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Princeton Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

Digital Citizenship for Special Needs Students
How do we prepare our students with special needs to become good digital citizens and navigate the Internet safely? This session will offer suggestions for lessons designed for HS students with intellectual/learning disabilities. While the lessons were used in a HS setting, they are applicable for all grade levels.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Bakanas

Lisa Bakanas

School Library Media Specialist, Cherokee High School
School lIbrary media specialist at Cherokee High School, Marlton NJ.NJASL Past PresidentLover of literature, crafts, animals and a good pun.Excited to be presenting on digital citizenship and community building. Honored to be moderating the Author Lunch again this year!



Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Hardenberg Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

Promoting Inclusivity and Diversity in Professional Spaces
The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee is hosting this session on best practices for promoting inclusivity and diversity both in the workplace and within professional communities. We will utilize experiential activities to discuss microaggressions, cultural competence, and providing welcoming spaces. Participants will focus on action and implementation within the workplace. 

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Pozzi

Ellen Pozzi

Assistant Professor, William Paterson University



Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Trenton/Monroe Concourse Level

2:00pm EST

School Libraries: The Calming Center for Schools
Come with ideas and suggestions addressing this most critical topic in the transformation of how we treat and serve our young people 
● Who are our Trauma-Sensitive Students? 
● What practices can we establish that protect these students? 
● Why is it essential to become a Trauma-informed School Librarian? 
● How can the School Library serve as a Calming Center? 
● Is this an additional responsibility or a necessary practice? 

Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

2:00pm EST

Google Classroom in the Library
What will others learn from you and how might they use it in their practice? Integrate Google Classroom into your library instruction! Google Classroom can help you collaborate asynchronously with teachers, provide uniform instruction across classes, and easily integrate a variety of technology tools. Use Google classroom to connect with your students, your colleagues, and other learners across your district. 

Presenters
avatar for Gabrielle M. Casieri

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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April Oliver

School Library Media Specialist, Lawrence Elementary School



Tuesday December 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Campbell Concourse Level

3:15pm EST

25 Websites and Apps (to Make a Librarian’s Job Easier)
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KL2Ocz3jzIlhFKXsYJX88CnPfi1T8jOTH0kASuNYn2w/edit?usp=sharing
This presentation will showcase 25 of the best apps and websites for teacher-librarians to use.  Each tool will be described in detail and attendees will leave with a portfolio of new ideas.  This presentation was presented two years ago, and has been updated with brand new tech tools.

Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Raritan 5th Floor

3:15pm EST

Using Predictable Books with English Language Learners (ELLs)
The early reading needs of children for whom English is a second language are supported by the use of predictable books in the classroom. This workshop will examine the tenets of second language acquisition and the early reading experience of non-native English-speaking children. An overview of the different types of predictable books will also be highlighted connecting them to ELLs’ reading needs.

Presenters
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Angela Parrino, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor, College of Mount Saint Vincent


Tuesday December 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Princeton Concourse Level

3:15pm EST

Telling Tales: Storytelling Craft and Technique for Librarians
Storytelling brings people together! This interactive workshop will equip librarians to create oral storytelling experiences based on folklore, fairy tales, and urban legend. Participants will explore story selection, methods for learning a story, and performance style and technique- all while playing fun games and practicing the art of crafting a story for a live audience!

Presenters

Tuesday December 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Woodbridge Ballroom Level

3:15pm EST

Speed Learning
Doug Baldwin and Mike McEwan (STEM - Middle and High School) Build it Better : Engaging students in STEM and Entrepreneurship - The Build it Better Design Challenge, a partnership between Piscataway Library, Macewan Consulting and NJIT, is a no cost one-day competition designed as a bridge experience in areas of both STEM and entrepreneurship. The goal of the competition is to present teams of students/participants with the challenge to design, build, test and market a product for the consumer market. This short learning opportunity will cover the Build it Better model, how it can be used to enhance STEM learning, as how to implement it locally at your school.

Elizabeth Burns and Jennifer Apgar (Literature/Book Talk and Instruction - Middle and High School) A Short Introduction to Large Print Books - Large print books are for all ages! Learn what types of learners need large print books, why they are hard to find, where you can get them for your students, and how to promote them to those who need them.

Mary Desmond (Instruction - Middle and High School) Rethinking the Research Process With Big 6 - There is no doubt that students today struggle with conducting research on their own. In this workshop explore six important steps created by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz needed to make any research project a success. Numerous tools and activity ideas will be provided.

Gianna DiPisa (Instruction/Community Engagement - Middle) 8th Grade Research: Connecting School and Public Libraries - 8th Grade Research is a newly designed library cycle course that has allowed for the 8th grade class to obtain free public library cards. Curriculum and a focus on making meaningful community connections between school and public libraries in a middle school setting will be reviewed.

Andrea Gomez (Technology/Instruction - Elementary) Sphero Robots as Collaborative Learning Tools for Reinforcing Mathematical Concepts The use of Sphero Robots in the classroom affords students the opportunity to work together on common learning goals. I will demonstrate activities students can collaborate on to reinforce mathematical concepts, such as shapes, measurement, and angles.

Michelle Kowalsky (Professional Growth/Technology - All) Online Tutorials for Primary Sources Learning from Library of Congress - Digital objects from the Library of Congress' collections will be shared and discussed. These online primary sources provide an endless supply of activities for short-duration information literacy instruction, homework assignments, research projects, or flipped classroom activities. Teacher training (with stipends!) via Teaching with Primary Sources Grant will be detailed and demonstrated.

Sarah Neiderman (Instruction/Professional Growth - All) Hosting Comic-con at your Library: Leveraging Fandom for Engagement - Learn practical advice to plan and execute a comic-con event at your library,
tips for engaging teachers and community members, ideas for activities with how-to’s, and ways to involve students in every step of the process.

Beth Raff (Instruction/Professional Growth - All Levels) - Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens: I will share an activity guide, infographic and framework developed by my ALA Emerging Leaders group based on the AASL Library Standards. We demonstrate how to use the shared foundation of Include as a lens to support professional development and instruction around seeking balanced perspectives, global learning, empathy, tolerance and equity.

Rosemary Rich & Catherine Spinella (Community Engagement - Middle & High) Librarians United: How Public & School Librarians Tackled Teen Programming Together: Putting together school library events can often be time consuming and difficult to implement given limited budgets and teaching priorities. Public libraries provide wonderful teen programming only to have limited attendance. Solution? Bring the public library programs to where the teens are, in the schools. Join us for an informative session on the success of our joint teen programs between West Essex Regional Middle and High Schools and the Fairfield Public Library.

Peter Richter (Instruction/Technology - Middle and High) Using “Do Nows” to Engage Students in Media Center Lessons - Participants will see examples of media center lessons that use brief Do Now activities to motivate students to actively participate in class discussions. These are ideal for use in collaboration with teachers as the activities are easily adapted to the subject area content.

Melinda Roberts (Instruction/STEAM - Elementary) Leap into Science: A School Library and Public Library Approach - presenting with Jaimie Donnelly, Director of Maple Shade Library - Looking for ways to incorporate more STEAM into your library curriculum? Want to explore ways to collaborate with your local public library? Two librarians, a school librarian and public librarian, talk about their experiences with the Leap into Science program and how you too can incorporate it into your library curriculum.

Diana Rodriguez and Linda Andrews (Makerspace - Elementary) Make It Happen: Makerspace and the K-5 Curriculum - Collaboration between stakeholders brought a makerspace and design thinking to our K-5 public school. We will share our process and illustrate how we met goals for student learning and empowerment, and we will explain how we tied "making" to curriculum using high- and low-tech examples.

Stephanie Singer (Media Literacy/Digital Citizenship - Middle) The ABCD's of Website Evaluation - With misleading data easily found online, your students need to know how to evaluate websites for reliability. By teaching them the ABCD’s of website evaluation, your students will become more discerning about their information sources and the content they encounter in their Google searches.

Lisa Straubinger (Instruction/Community Engagement - Elementary/Middle) Read to Make a Difference - Build a community of readers and leaders by having your students read for a cause. Discover ways your school community can come together to support others simply by reading.

Audrey Vernick (Instruction - Elementary and Middle) - The Dos and Don’ts (and Secrets) of Collaboration A coauthor of acclaimed novels Two Naomis and Naomis Too, Audrey Vernick discuss the joys and not-joys of collaboration. Group projects are a cornerstone of education, and the collaboration tools authors use—improvisation, brainstorming, outlining, capitalizing on strengths, identifying the best technology--make everyone Better Together.

Presenters
avatar for Doug Baldwin

Doug Baldwin

Head of Technology, Piscataway Public Library
I am the Head of Technology for the Piscataway Public Library for the past 2 years, previously serving as Emerging Technologies Librarian for 5 years before that. I administer the technology and networking systems for the library system, as well as coordinating our makerspace services... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Burns

Elizabeth Burns

Head of Reader Services, New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center
avatar for Gianna M. DiPisa

Gianna M. DiPisa

Library Media Specialist
I am a second year SLMS who is very eager to network and attend my first NJASL Conference this year!
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Michelle Kowalsky

Michelle Kowalsky is a librarian at Rowan University. As a former LIS instructor and school library media program coordinator, she trained new and experienced librarians in New Jersey for more than 20 years. She is a recent winner of the NJLA Research Award -- with John Woodruff... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Neiderman

Sarah Neiderman

Melvin H. Kreps Middle School
avatar for Beth Raff

Beth Raff

School Librarian, Mt. Tabor Elementary School
I am an ALA Emerging Leader 2019. Talk to me about my Include project!
avatar for Peter Richter

Peter Richter

Media Specialist, Westwood School District
avatar for Melinda Roberts

Melinda Roberts

Library Media Specialist, Maple Shade School District
avatar for Stephanie Singer

Stephanie Singer

Library Media Specialist, Readington Middle School
I am the Readington Middle School library media specialist, President of the Hunterdon County Librarians Association, mother of two readers, and overall helper person.
avatar for Lisa Straubinger

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 →



Tuesday December 10, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm EST
Ballroom A-B-C Ballroom Level
 
Saturday, December 21
 

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