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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

DEBORAH B. SALYER is an award-winning library media specialist and an outstanding international presenter. She is the California Implementation and Training Specialist for TeachingBooks. Deborah has presented at many state and national conferences, and is the author of numerous books including What's NEW in Children's Books and Creative, Powerful Strategies to Use Them in Your Program (2023), the comprehensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. Deborah is known for her inspirational message, budget-friendly ideas, and innovative ways for making the most out of the resources you have. Join Deborah for a day filled with practical, easy-to-implement ideas that will highlight the latest, best books available in children's literature and exciting, creative ways to utilize them in your program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"I look forward to this seminar every year! So full of great info and wonderful books!"
- Mary BethKelly, District Library Director

"I always walk away with so many great titles and ideas for my library! This is a must-see seminar!"
- Diane Howes, Librarian

"I love all the extra things Deborah did to make these books and their bonus content accessible to educators and students. And I love her sense of humor!"
- Katy Clapper, Library Media Specialist

"For years I have been coming to this seminar. When people ask me how I know so much about books I tell them to come with me and sit in the front row. Every year, more teachers follow my lead."
- Nicole Smith, Media Specialist

"Deb Salyer is an amazing and entertaining presenter who gives so much information beyond the day's presentation. I have been attending her seminars for years now."
- Melina Prevel-Turmel, Library Media Specialist

"This is the first BER seminar that I have been to in many years and now I realize just how much I have been missing! Deborah was knowledgeable, funny, and a joy to listen to! I'll be back next year for sure!"
- Nancy Shwartz, Library Media Specialist

"I learned so much! I really appreciated all of the lists in Deborah's LiveBinder, the links to the book trailers, and the ideas for how to teach lessons with the books."
- DeAun Green, School Librarian

"Bam! Just like that - I know what books to order! Deborah is consistently amazing, providing a well rounded list of options that cover all the genres and elementary age levels in a timeless resource."
- Megan Radtke, Librarian

"Absolutely great. Incredible time savings for a school librarian. Impressive knowledge and presentation by Deborah Salyer!"
- Sharon Lavallee, School librarian

"I've been attending for years and I always enjoy Deborah's seminar. It's great to come away with titles I hadn't come across and the resource handbook is such a useful tool to reference. "
- Kelly Tokarski, Librarian