Welcome presenters representing our partner colleges:

McDaniel College

Thursday, 9:40-10:30 in Conference III:

Testing, Testing, Testing: Discover the Latest Trends and Tools for Easy Creation of Effective Online Media Assessments

Robin Lauren - Veterans Elementary School/Howard County

Leela Noble - Centennial Lane Elementary School/Howard County

Laurie Ressler – McDaniel College

Numbers talk. In this age of shrinking budgets and growing demand for data-driven results, the need is more urgent than ever to show that our Media programs make a vital contribution to student achievement. Learn how online assessments tools such as TRAILS and QUIA can boost your Media program.

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Towson University

Thursday 1:40-2:30 in Conference III:

Promoting Diversity in School Library Collections: A Book Club Meeting About Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Fran Luther – Associate Professor, Towson University

Ada Woods – Librarian, Cook Library, Towson University

Come prepared to participate in a book club-style discussion of Sherman Alexie’s the Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book has been selected for this year’s Humanities Council’s One Maryland, One Book program. A book review is available at http://www.mdhc.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book

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University of Maryland College Park

Thursday 3:00-3:50 in Conference II:

Toward a Union of fact and Fiction: Incorporating Science Fiction in the Science Curriculum

Amanda Waugh – Graduate Research Associate, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Mega M. Subramaniam, Ph. D – Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Science and science fiction seem like a good combination, but are they? Numerous case studies exist touting the use of science fiction in science classrooms. We correlate popular YA science fiction with concepts in the Maryland State Core Curriculum to encourage collaboration between Science and English teachers and Media Specialists.

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Friday, 9:30-10:20 in Salon B:

Empowering Learners with Disabilities

Rebecca Oxley - Graduate Research Assistant, iPAC, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Christie Kodama – Library Media Specialist, Highland Elementary School, Montgomery County

Mega M. Subramaniam, Ph. D – Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

School librarians confront unique challenges serving students with disabilities, yet little research is available on actual or optimal conditions for access, learning and teaching. Challenges and best practices including collections, professional development, assistive and educational technologies, and facilities from 3 school libraries serving special needs learners will be shared.

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Friday 11:30-12:20 in Conference III:

Accessing the Cryptographic: Adult Graphic Novels and Intellectual Freedom in the High School Library

Rebecca Oxley - College of Information Studies, University of Maryland College Park

Graphic novels have a meaningful impact on adolescent YA readers, and can present unique challenges in the HS collection as well as support literacy, learning, and teaching. This session will include discussion of intellectual freedom and sequential art, plus reviews of 8 exceptional works of adult graphic literature from the school librarian perspective.

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