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Thursday, May 4
 

9:00am

SLSA Board Meeting
Thursday May 4, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
Kennedy

3:00pm

NYC Reception
Thursday May 4, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Preferred Travelers Room

3:00pm

Registration
Thursday May 4, 2017 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Lobby

5:00pm

5:00pm

*Vendor Exhibits Grand Opening*
Join us for the grand opening of our exhibit hall! This event will feature coffee and desserts, friendly networking, and the music of Bob Muhlbauer. 

Thursday May 4, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Courtyard, Alcove, & Hallway

6:00pm

Dinner on the Town
Hosted by local librarians and vendors at local eating establishments

Thursday May 4, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
TBA

7:00pm

Dessert
Thursday May 4, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

 
Friday, May 5
 

6:45am

Yoga
Bring your own yoga mat or large towel!
Special thanks to SLAWNY for providing this relaxing opportunity. 

Friday May 5, 2017 6:45am - 7:30am
Kennedy

7:15am

Continental Breakfast
Friday May 5, 2017 7:15am - 8:15am
Presidential Ballroom

7:15am

SSL Board Meeting
Friday May 5, 2017 7:15am - 8:30am
McKinley

7:15am

Registration
Friday May 5, 2017 7:15am - 5:00pm
Lobby

7:30am

7:30am

8:30am

9:00am

Author Signings
Speakers
avatar for Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Author
I am author of FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2013), EVERY DAY BIRDS (Scholastic, 2016, and co-author with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann, 2013). My forthcoming books include READ! READ! READ! (Wordsong, 2017), POEMS ARE TEAC... Read More →

Artists

Friday May 5, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Alcove

9:30am

9:30am

10:00am

3-D Printers
The presentation/demonstration offers hands on experience using different types of 3D printers. The course objective is to allow the user to set-up and use, determine the best print material, settings and strategies, produce the best prints and use the prints to their ultimate advantage.


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
McKinley

10:00am

Bringing the World to Young Readers
From candy around the globe to vampires, Alicia Klepeis loves to bring the world to young readers in fun and surprising ways. Throughout her writing (over forty books and counting), she makes geography, history, and science more than just a laundry list of facts. She will discuss how to get kids, even reluctant readers, excited about reading and researching. A former middle school teacher, Alicia will share strategies for how to build on the information covered in her books in a classroom or library setting.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Fillmore

10:00am

Creative STEM Camp for Girls
Girls STEM camp girls the opportunity to explore STEM opportunities through hands on activities. The camp is a collaborative effort between the Hilton Central School District, Hilton Parma Rec and Monroe 2 BOCES. Girls have the opportunity to explore 3d printing, Little Bits and stop motion videos with Legos and robotics using materials provided through the Monroe 2 BOCES Maker Space lending library. Coding is taught using Scratch through the Google Camp program that has strands in Music, Art and Animation. Girls work together to solve problems using critical thinking and inquiry. This presentation will provide a history of how we got started 3 years ago and the collaboration that is needed to make the camp a success. Activities will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to take part in some hands on fun!


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Roosevelt A

10:00am

Fostering Civic Engagement Through Archival Research
How can we compel students to change if not the entire world, their current one – not in the future, but right now and today? Using school history as a case-study, this session models how researching local history builds 21st Century learning skills while engaging and inspiring students to enact change within their schools, communities, and beyond.


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Kennedy

10:00am

Mentoring Kicked Up a Notch
The session will include an overview of the Mentors Across Borders program and the transition it has taken over the past two years. We will also include members of the program that are attending the conference to share their experiences. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how a strong and well planned mentor program can create a region wide professional learning community. They will have all they need to replicate and modify the program to meet the needs of their community.

Speakers
avatar for Doreen Bergman

Doreen Bergman

SLS Coordinator, OCM BOCES School Library System


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Roosevelt B

10:00am

TLC for Your Library
Facilitators will give real world examples of how combining the knowledge of the Library Media Specialist, Technology Integration Specialist, and the classroom teacher creates learning experiences that are aligned to standards (i.e. New York, Common Core, School Library Skills, ISTE) and are beneficial for all. This method will enhance student learning through applications (i.e. Nearpod and Kahoot), incorporate 21st Century Skills (collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication) and infuse lessons with technology (i.e. Animoto, Prezi, VeeScope Green Screen, 3D Printers).

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

Instructional Support Curriculum and Differentiating Instruction, OHM BOCES
avatar for Allison Livermore

Allison Livermore

Library Media Specialist, OHM BOCES


Friday May 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
Roosevelt C

11:00am

'Genrefying' Your Library
Re-organizing your library’s fiction section into genres can change the way you do business! Increase circulation, make it easier to browse and gain new insight into collection development. This presentation will include all the information to successfully implement a reorganization into genres.

Speakers
avatar for Beth DiLucente

Beth DiLucente

Librarian, Orchard Park High School


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Kennedy

11:00am

Gene Luen Yang
Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Fillmore

11:00am

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - Bringing the World into Your Library with Technology
Books that fill our shelves help children learn about their world. Students love them. They also love learning through video. This session will share strategies for flattening library walls with technology. With a few clicks, you could be learning from a favorite author, an industry professional or with students many miles away. Skype, Google Hangouts and other tools help students build empathy through global connections. This presentation will encourage educators to use the power of technology to connect their classroom to the world. Skype lessons, Nearpod VR, Google Expeditions, are just a few. Come learn ways to bring the world to your library. Where will you go next?!

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Roosevelt A

11:00am

Poetry! For Joy and for Craft
Poetry is joy. Poetry helps us discover who we are and who we wish to become. And because poems are generally built from a small number of lines, studying poetry helps young readers and writers understand meaning, structure, metaphor, patterns, and word choice one page at a time. This workshop will explore many books, websites, and ideas for sharing poetry in a unit or throughout a year. Help students fall in love with poems, the most elegant writing teachers of all.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

Author
I am author of FOREST HAS A SONG (Clarion, 2013), EVERY DAY BIRDS (Scholastic, 2016, and co-author with Lucy Calkins and Stephanie Parsons of POETRY: BIG THOUGHTS IN SMALL PACKAGES (Heinemann, 2013). My forthcoming books include READ! READ! READ! (Wordsong, 2017), POEMS ARE TEAC... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Roosevelt B

11:00am

Techbytes
During this presentation I would like to present different technologies that can be used in school libraries. My hope is to show librarians how to leverage a few key technologies to make deep impacts in their programs and advocacy efforts. The ability to go back to their libraries after the conference and start implementing.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Turner

Heather Turner

Teacher Librarian, Fabius Pompey MS/HS
Teacher Librarian at Fabius Pompey Middle School High School (Grades 6-12). TL who gets messy, takes risks, makes mistakes and challenges tradition! Bring it on 21st Century Skills, PBL, Inquiry and Technology! DFTBA tech4schoollibrarians.com



Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Roosevelt C

11:00am

The Differentiated Makerspace: Using Makerspaces with ELLs and Special Education
This session will share our experiences working with English Language Learners and Special Education students in our high school library makerspace. Participants will acquire practical advice on creating a hands-on learning area with activities for students of all grade levels and abilities. These activities go across all areas of the curriculum, can be self-directed and promote an environment of collaboration and communication. Examples will be given of makerspace activities that promote confidence in special population students, something they often lack in other classes. Attendees will leave with strategies that they can incorporate to provide inclusive instruction through maker activities.

Speakers
avatar for Gina Seymour

Gina Seymour

Library Media Specialist, Islip High School
Gina Seymour, MLS, M.Ed. is the library media specialist at Islip High School in Islip, New York serving grades 9-12. Gina holds an MS in Library Science (Queens College) and an MS in Instructional Technology (New York Institute of Technology) where she also received the Dean’s... Read More →



Friday May 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
McKinley

11:45am

Vendor Exhibits Open
Friday May 5, 2017 11:45am - 12:15pm
TBA

12:00pm

Author Signings
Gene Luen Yang: 1:45-2:30


Friday May 5, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Alcove

12:15pm

Luncheon with Steven Yates
Steven Yates, AASL President-Elect, will be presenting his AASL Best of...
Don't miss this opportunity to learn how the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) can ignite your passion and your career! AASL president-elect Steven Yates will help you navigate the multiple features and benefits of AASL membership while highlighting exciting and practical resources to help you in your career as a school library professional. Learn more about how your membership in AASL supports the profession and how you can get involved with the work of your national association.  

Friday May 5, 2017 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Presidential Ballroom

1:45pm

1:45pm

2:15pm

Breakout of the Rut
Escape rooms, real life adventure games that require critical thinking and teamwork, are popping up all over the place, but how can we take this exciting concept and use it to teach our students information literacy skills? The answer is Breakouts. Inspired by Breakout EDU, librarians are creating games that teach and reinforce information fluency and library skills while incorporating locks, mysteries, puzzles, and secret codes. In this presentation, two school librarians will show the ways that they have used Breakouts in their schools.

Speakers
MS

Marie Smith

Librarian, Hannibal Central School District


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Roosevelt A

2:15pm

Fair Use for Educators in 2017: 5 Useful Tips from an Administrative and Legal Perspective
This session, led by a SLS Director and lawyer that specializes in copyright, will present participants with various copyright scenarios and have them work through how they would answer them. Participants will gain a better understanding of Copyright Law and how we can help our school communities work through copyright challenges. There will also be time at the end of the session for Q & A.  Please feel free to send questions in advance to Jim Belair, jbelair@monroe2boces.org.


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Roosevelt B

2:15pm

Make the Most of Maker Space
Many elementary librarians are scheduled full time with classes and are not able to make time for maker space. Linda and Mary collaborated to coordinate a maker space for elementary students that is assisted by middle school students. Ideas on how to make a maker space when you don’t have the time or the help in your building.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Shands

Mary Shands

Teacher/Librarian, Schalmont Central School District - Jefferson Elementary



Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
McKinley

2:15pm

Planning a Successful Author Visit… the View from Both Sides
Jan was a school librarian for over 30 years in the East Aurora Schools and currently works as a part-time librarian at the Aurora Town Public Library.  She is the author of three award-winning middle-grade novels:  Rope Burn, Doing Time Online and My Nights at the Improv.  Jan has also written publications for WNED-TV and the American Library Association.  She has conducted children’s writing workshops at various venues including the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.  Based on her experiences both as a librarian and a visiting author she will present tips and insights for planning an effective author visit.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Fillmore

2:15pm

Sensory Storytime
This presentation, hosted by a speech pathologist (and owner of We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym), a special education teacher, and a school librarian (and mother of a child with autism) will offer an insider’s view of autism. Several ideas will be shared on how to reach students through their various senses with hands-on activities, movement, music, and crafts. Participants will leave with book lists and lesson plan ideas that they can put into place right away to more effectively reach their students through sensory storytimes.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Kennedy

2:15pm

Shift Your Thinking: From Roadblocks to Opportunities
This is a “hands-on” workshop that will first cover how our profession has undergone changes, what they are, and how to see the difference between changes beyond our control, and what is in our control and to take advantage of those. Using 6 major areas where changes have occurred, participants will look at goal-setting, consider roadblocks and opportunities, and develop an action plan or plans for their specific situations.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Roosevelt C

3:00pm

Author Signings
Gordon Korman: 4:15-5:00


Friday May 5, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Alcove

3:15pm

Dancing at the Crossroads: Stories to Reach At-Risk Kids
Stories as models for living reach teens when stern lectures cannot. We will discuss youth issues, story and metaphor, and youth response to story. Through listening to stories and follow-up activities, participants will examine various ways in which stories can be used with at-risk teens. Participants will begin to formulate ways to integrate programs for these youth in their library curriculum.


Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Fillmore

3:15pm

Dewey Alternatives
In both of our districts, we have ditched the Dewey Decimal System. Our presentation touches on our processes as well as other ideas for pursuing Dewey alternatives for collection management.

Speakers
JH

Julie Hengenius

Library Media Specialist, Pembroke Jr./Sr. High School


Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Kennedy

3:15pm

Engineering Through ELA
In this session, we’ll discuss how to design lessons that incorporate literacy but doing it through a STEM lens. In this instance, we will explore how using a non-fiction book can kick-off a lesson series and infuse literacy, science, and math from the content of the book while meeting grade level specific Common Core standards. Participants will be able to experience the lesson by partaking in the design challenge aspect of building and design, and will leave eager to design your own lessons with the central point being ELA through STEM.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Roosevelt A

3:15pm

Harnessing the Power of the SLMPE Rubric
New York State Education Department, the Northeast Comprehensive Center, and a K-12 school library media specialist have partnered to present on the SLMPE Rubric. New York State Education Department in partnership with the Northeast Comprehensive Center will provide an overview on the SLMPE Rubric and how it can be used. Following this part of the presentation, a New York State K-12 school library media specialist will share her experience using the SLMPE rubric to guide conversations with school administrators and to advocate for students and the school library program. Furthermore, she will share how the SLMPE rubric has produced a series of positive outcomes in enhancing school library programs across the state.
New York State Education Department and the Northeast Comprehensive will end the presentation by sharing a resource, the SLMPE Rubric Web Pages, that was developed to support school librarians and administrators in their use of the SLMPE Rubric. Participants will learn about the history of the web pages, how members of NYLA/SSL contributed to the updating of the web pages, and how to use the web pages. The presentation will not only be informative, but participants will be provided an opportunity to consider how the SLMPE Rubric and web pages can be used to enhance their school library program

Speakers
avatar for Kerrie Burch

Kerrie Burch

Library Media Specialist, Fort Edward UFSD
I am the K-12 Library Media Specialist at Fort Edward UFSD in Fort Edward, NY. I'll be presenting a session titled "Harnessing the Power of the SLMPE Rubric" at the conference this year. Check out this video to see what you can expect at this very informative session: https://y... Read More →


Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Roosevelt B

3:15pm

Mobile Makerspace: Messes and Successes
The School Library System at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES has developed a collection of circulating makerspace equipment for our region’s libraries. We currently have nine different types of kits, and we are continuously adding to our collection. In this session, participants will hear about our experiences with a traveling makerspace, including successes and failures. There will also be opportunities for hands-on experience with some of our equipment.

Speakers

Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
McKinley

3:15pm

Tweet All About It: Using Twitter Chats to Connect and Educate
Participants will have the opportunity to explore Twitter chats, both on a broad and localized level. In a Twitter chat stakeholders with various roles can connect and offer answers to timely educational issues. They will be encouraged to participate in a Twitter chat after hearing of the benefits of sharing ideas, collaborating with others, and gathering relevant methodologies.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Cavaliere

Debra Cavaliere

Teacher-Librarian, Northport-East Northport
avatar for Danielle Milazzo

Danielle Milazzo

ITRT (Instructional Technology Resource Teacher), Northport-East Northport Schools


Friday May 5, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Roosevelt C

4:00pm

Chair Massages
Sign up here! www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080D4AADAE2AA4F85-reserve
Special thanks to SLAWNY for providing this relaxing opportunity. 

Friday May 5, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Preferred Travelers Room

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

9:00pm

 
Saturday, May 6
 

6:45am

Yoga
Bring your own yoga mat or large towel! 
Special thanks to SLAWNY for providing this relaxing opportunity. 

Saturday May 6, 2017 6:45am - 7:30am
Kennedy

7:00am

Registration
Saturday May 6, 2017 7:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby

7:15am

9:00am

Vendor Exhibits Open
Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am
Courtyard, Alcove, & Hallway

9:00am

Makerspace Playground
Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 10:45am
Twigs

9:00am

Author Signings
Gordon Korman: 9:00-10:15


Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Alcove

9:00am

Chair Massages
Reserve your time slot here: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080D4AADAE2AA4F85-reserve
Special thanks to SLAWNY for providing this relaxing opportunity. 

Saturday May 6, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Preferred Travelers Room

10:15am

10:15am

ESSA Updates
School librarians and system directors can educate themselves about ESSA funding opportunities and actively represent their libraries’ interests at the grant writing planning table. Learn the school library ESSA provisions and make those connections to your school administrators now, so that your library programs become integral components of ESSA in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Laura

Nicole Laura

School Library System Coordinator, Broome Tioga BOCES


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Roosevelt B

10:15am

Game Design as a Catalyst for Learning
By offering game design as a catalyst for learning, learning goes to the next level. Students explore their interests, passions and curiosities as they become creative, innovative and practice thinking outside of the box. Learn to create transdisciplinary learning opportunities that give students voice. Minecraft and VR Quest (Virtual Reality Quest) are the two gaming softwares that will be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Wong

Tracey Wong

ALA Award Winner, Highview School


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Roosevelt A

10:15am

Make Programming Easy
Our panel of experienced librarians will share successful program ideas! Programs shared will include Coffee House Days, Family Reading Night, Battle of the Books, book related contests, and alternatives to booktalks. Designed for middle school but can be adapted for other grade levels. Besides some materials and handouts, participants will leave with ideas, inspiration, and plans for a new program, contest, or event in their library


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Kennedy

10:15am

Makerspace on a Dime
Anyone can afford to do some form of Maker Space. Participants will learn how they can create maker spaces with little or no cost — from making paper airplanes – to using online music tools to vinegar and baking soda rockets in soda bottles or making bookmarks that double as characters for a puppet show. The main thrust is how to get students to have fun and be creative, without actually spending any money.

Speakers
avatar for George DeChant

George DeChant

ssl, ilcs
He's odd. funny creative


Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
McKinley

10:15am

When Am I Ever Going to Use This Anyway?
Students sit in class with no concept of how what they are learning relates to college and career. By bringing people from the community and local universities into the classroom with hands-on demonstrations students have a better understanding of how the content pertains to possible future college options and employment. Participants will leave with an idea of community and college resources and activities they can access to bring real life opportunities to their students.

Speakers

Saturday May 6, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Roosevelt C

11:15am

'Making' a Difference
This presentation will offer the participants a number of ways that they can create community service activities in their library makerspace. The participants will learn how to create community service projects in their schools, whether or not they have a makerspace, using low budget materials.


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
McKinley

11:15am

21st Century Toolbox for the School Librarian
Broaden the reach of your school library program through automation, marketing, and painless data analysis. This presentation will include practical tips to streamline patron attendance practices using your existing library automation system, simple marketing strategies to broaden your library’s physical and digital presence, and establish quick processes to analyze and share library usage data.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Cawley Fox

Karen Cawley Fox

School Media Specialist, Bolivar-Richburg Central School District


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt C

11:15am

Challenge Accepted!
Want to learn the why and how of initiating STEM challenges in your library? In this workshop, we will provide you with several low cost challenges that you will be eager to try in your own library. You will even take part in a challenge or two!


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt A

11:15am

Google Apps for Education in the School Library
A middle school Teacher-Librarian will share how she has used the 1:1 rollout of Chromebooks in her district to make the most out of Google Apps for Education (DRIVE, DOCS/SLIDES, CALENDAR, SITES, FORMS, CLASSROOM, and integration with NOODLETOOLS and GALE products) in her school library.

Speakers

Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Roosevelt B

11:15am

It Takes 2 to Make a Thing Go Right
Why can’t my students find something they want to read and stick with it? This session will explore and detail an independent reading program that empowers students to be self-aware readers who identify their reading interests, utilize tools to select and locate titles in and out of the classroom, read independently and evaluate their reading progress while setting goals for themselves as readers.


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Fillmore

11:15am

Localvore Club
The Trumansburg Middle School Localvore Club is a collaboration started by Special Education teacher Melissa Bryant and librarian Gail Brisson. Come & learn how this program combines research, reading, writing, science, and math with hands-on, practical skills like cooking and gardening in order to build student engagement and career readiness, as well as collaboration among teachers and community members. We’ll even include some of our most requested recipes!

Speakers
avatar for Gail Brisson

Gail Brisson

Trumansburg Central School District


Saturday May 6, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Kennedy

12:00pm

Author Signings
Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Alcove

12:00pm

Makerspace Playground
Saturday May 6, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Twigs

12:30pm