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Patti Tjomsland is an outstanding library/media specialist with over 25 years of experience as a classroom teacher and school library/media specialist. She is a national presenter on a variety of Internet and school library topics. Patti is currently a member of the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults committee.

Patty is the author of What’s NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE and How to Use It in Your Program (Grades 6-12): 2011, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credits include Library Orientation Stations and Library Trivial Pursuit in Linworth Publishing’s Skills for Life: Library Information Literacy for Grades 9-12, and Five Easy Pieces in SIRS’ Bits, Bytes and Nibbles.

Patti’s presentations are filled with practical, state‑of-the-art ideas and information you’ll be able to use immediately.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Patti’s knowledge and recall of the books presented amazes me! I’m so glad I came.
– P. Kruger, English Teacher

Patti is awesome! Thanks for the wonderful info on all the new books. I’m excited to get to work on my order for the next school year!”
– Joanne Phillips, Librarian

I look forward to this seminar each year. I feel I can order books with more assurance and have a balance to my collection.”
– Marsha Enax, Librarian

“Thank you, thank you! I can’t wait to share these novels and ideas with my co-workers and students.
– Lissa Garcia, 7th Grade English Teacher

Great suggestions! I appreciate all the supplemental activities and resources included as Patti introduces all the new literature available for young adults. Patti provides a wealth of knowledge that will help me re-kindle my class library, while engaging my students in reading.”
– Cheryl Liccione, Special Ed Reading Teacher

Great speaker with lots of enthusiasm! Very knowledgeable! I am glad I came – I left with lots of ideas to use with books as well as upcoming young adult literature!”
– Katie Van Slightenhorst, 7th Grade Language Arts

“Patti is knowledgeable, engaging and well organized. I was so interested and excited about the books she discussed that at lunch I really wanted to go to a bookstore or the library, but decided to come back for the rest of the workshop and go to the bookstore or library later.”
– Wendy Baron, Teacher

I appreciate hearing about new titles that someone has read. There are so many new titles and never enough time.”
– Alice Braine, Librarian

Tremendous. Extremely professional, smooth, well-organized presentation.”
– Linda Fillwock, English Teacher

“Patti Tjomsland is extraordinarily well organized, her presentation is unflaggingly focused.”
– Vicki Whitaker, Teacher

“Patti keeps on task and paces herself well. She provides excellent information regarding books. I like the addition of potential content issues, such as sex, language, etc. This helps with selection. The best seminar that I’ve attended and I enjoyed every second.
– Jean Faris, Librarian