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January 8, 2018

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Increase the Effectiveness of Your SCHOOL LIBRARY Program: Strategies, Strategies, Strategies!

Presented by Tricia Kuon
Award-winning Library Media Specialist and International Presenter

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Specifically Designed for School Librarians, Media Specialists, Library Aides, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12

  • Over 101 best strategies to increase the effectiveness of your entire school library program
  • Amazing, easy-to-implement ideas to save you time and money
  • Suggestions to help you create the best collection of literature and resources to meet the needs of your school
  • Receive an extensive school library resource handbook filled with practical ideas, strategies and materials for increasing the effectiveness of your school library program

Practical Ideas and Strategies

In this highly practical, NEW seminar, Tricia Kuon, an award-winning teacher, librarian and researcher will share a wealth of information to help you make your school library program the most effective program it can be. How to create a vibrant, exciting environment that attracts students to visit the library again and again will be a central theme. Tricia also seeks to save you time. Knowing that the school librarian wears literally 100s of hats, she has researched the very best practices in school library media centers in order to hone in on the information librarians need the most. Using the extensive resource handbook provided at the seminar, you can begin implementing the strategies in your own library immediately.

Tricia will take a close look at what is trending in libraries to provide a glimpse of the enormous array of possibilities in library land. Also important are hot topics including answers for handling controversial or difficult situations. Essentials of library programming such as storytelling, read-alouds, lesson planning, author visits, library clubs, reading programs, developing makerspaces, and fundraising will be explored. Online tools that provide librarians up-to-date information about cutting-edge technology practices, best books and ways to be a part of a larger library community will be discussed. Collaboration, curriculum support, teaching research skills, and the discussion of the library’s role and impact on student achievement, as well as the future of libraries will also be included. Join Tricia for an inspiring day filled with practical tips that will strengthen, promote and energize your school library program.

This seminar is designed for library media specialists, support staff and administrators who are looking for ways to enhance their school library program and create an exhilarating, cutting-edge, inviting library environment.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Enhance Your Library Program Immediately
    Learn timesaving, tested, practical, new, fascinating, and creative strategies to immediately improve your library program … Strategies, strategies, and more strategies to make your library media center the best learning space possible
  2. Create a Unique and Powerful First Impression
    First impressions are key … Creating a space that has a WOW impact that not only invites, but seizes the attention of all stakeholders and is a great way to get your students excited about your school library
  3. Practical Strategies for Lesson Building
    Reading aloud, storytelling, how to do research, how to search for information, how to search the catalog, genres of literature, writing skills, and more will be emphasized as we delve into must-haves in every library curriculum
  4. Ideas for Collaboration and Keeping Current with New Practices
    In the busy world of the school library, how can you find time to collaborate with teachers who also lack time to collaborate with you? Learn how to stay current and find time to collaborate with teachers!
  5. Best Practices for Making Your School Library Outstanding
    Discover the best practices for making your library program outstanding … Strategies, strategies, and more strategies!
  6. Improve the Media in the Library Media Center
    Explore the latest and greatest in technology use and learning in the library … How to stay ahead of students and help reluctant teachers into the technology age
  7. Outstanding School Library Makerspaces
    Best practices in school library makerspaces with great ideas that are time-efficient and practical
  8. Too HOT to Handle—What’s Trending Now and Hot Topics
    What do cutting-edge libraries look like? What do they do? What do students want from their library? What do teachers want? What’s controversial and too hot to touch in the library world? From books to robots and more, we will delve into the popular and the contentious
  9. Predicting the Future
    What’s coming next for school libraries? How are school librarians re-inventing themselves and their spaces? Will print books eventually disappear altogether? These topics and many more will be discussed!
  10. Receive an Extensive School Library Media Handbook
    Leave with a resource handbook filled with 101 of the newest, current ideas, strategies and materials for strengthening and enriching your library program!

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • How to make the most of your time and money
  • Strategies for implementing technology for yourself, students and teachers
  • How to increase appreciation of diversity in the library
  • Practical ideas to make your library inviting and exciting
  • Specific ideas for lesson preparation
  • The best resources for building your collection
  • How to match students with books that make them want to read more
  • Methods and resources to help you stay up-to-date in a constantly evolving field
  • Tips for becoming a program that leads to every patron becoming a library advocate
  • Ways to utilize your own library data to show student achievement
  • Ideas for using social media to market your library and its programs
  • Innovative methods to promote your program to the school and community
  • Proven strategies for teaching information literacy skills
  • Strategies for networking locally, regionally and globally

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As librarians, we have the opportunity to influence our students’ lives by making the library the place in school where they want to be as often as possible. The more we have students in our libraries, the more chances we have to show them the great books available to them – and we know that great books can change lives! I’m excited to invite you to a day devoted to sharing strategies, strategies and more strategies to help you enhance your own library program.

I will share and discuss the key essentials of library programming such as storytelling, read-alouds, lesson planning, author visits, library clubs, reading programs, developing makerspaces, and fundraising. I will also share my favorite online tools that provide the best, up-to-date information about cutting-edge technology practices, best books and much more!

Whether you work at the elementary, middle, high school, or public library, this seminar will provide you with motivation, strategies and resources to help you develop and grow your library program to its greatest potential, leaving you exhilarated without feeling exhausted.

I hope you will join me and your colleagues for an inspiring day filled with practical strategies and tips that will strengthen, promote and energize your school library program.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Tricia Kuon

P.S. This seminar will focus on the best, most practical, budget-friendly ideas that can easily be implemented in your library media center.

Who Should Attend

School Librarians, Media Specialists, Library Aides, and Administrators serving grades K-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Practical suggestions, resources, lesson ideas, and strategies to improve your library program
  • Timesaving tools and ideas for reinventing your library space, amazing makerspaces, technology, robots, top trends, and a glimpse of what the future may bring
  • How to collaborate and keep up with what’s new when you don’t have any time
  • Book lists and strategies for booktalking, storytelling, author visits, fairs, and more!

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in increasing the effectiveness of their library programs.

Consultation Available
Tricia Kuon will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own library program.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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