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FAME Officers President President-Elect Immediate Past President Treasurer Secretary

Volume 36, Number 2 Pat Dedicos Lou Greco Cecelia Solomon Joanne Seale Debbie Rothfield

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Conference Wrap Up


2010 FAME Award Winners

Harriet Moulton Chris Page Jill Saracino Mary Smither Jeanette DiRocco Pat Franklin Dawn Gibbs Sharon Henderson Dr. Sheila Brandt Dr. Cora Dunkley Lisa Horton Holly Ruffner

by Karen B. Terilli Amanda Award Winners: Bunnie McCormack Jodie Delgado Principal’s Advocate of Excellence Award Winners: Toni Stivender Karen Kise

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Jim Harbin Student Media Festival @ FAME 2010 Bonnie S. Kelley, State Chair


2011 Legislative Platform


State of Fame Cecelia Solomon, Past President


From the President Cecelia Solomon


A Question of Copyright Gary Becker

We’d love to hear from you! Have you completed a research project you want to share with other media specialists? Have you just returned from a trip where you witnessed exciting innovations for media specialists? Have you learned a new technique, found a new product or service, or just have information that you want to share? The FMQ can be your forum. See page 13 for details and submit your articles today.

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Did you know? “FAME advocates for every student in Florida to be involved in and have open access to a quality school library media program administered by a highly competent, certified library media specialist? FAME is a collaborative, responsive, dynamic network for Florida library media professionals.”

Pat Dedicos FAME President Twin Lakes Academy Elementary 8000 Point Meadows Drive Jacksonville, FL 32256 904-538-0238 x130 904-312-4371

FAME Mission Statement FAME advocates for every student in Florida to be involved in and have open access to a quality school library media program administered by a highly competent, certified library media specialist. FAME is a collaborative,

We are FAME! Anyway you look at it FAME is you and FAME is me! As I reflect back on our 2009 Conference, I have memories of so many people working to exceed the standard through collegial sharing, attending workshops and sessions, expending untold hours of dedication and devotion to our profession! I would like to thank everyone involved in our conference, from committee members to participants to vendors, for exceeding all our hopes and dreams for a successful 2010 “Teamwork” Conference! The 2010-2011 FAME theme is “Looking into the Mystery of Life Long Learning: Guided Inquiry”. This is a form of “information seeking behavior” that has been documented by Carol Kuhlthau. Please familiarize yourself with the book Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century by Carol C. Kuhlthau, Leslie K. Maniotes, and Ann K. Caspari published by Libraries Unlimited. This book has been an inspiration to me in my journey to increase student achievement with information literacy skills and teaching. I am very pleased to announce that Carol and Leslie, her daughter, will be one set of Keynote speakers at the 2011 FAME Conference. The second Keynote speaker will be Marilyn Johnson author of This Book is Overdue! Please read this book, too, and you will find that each librarian is unique and special. Let’s celebrate librarianship!

responsive, dynamic network for Florida library media professionals.

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From the President continued from 4

Before we can successfully execute our jobs as information specialists, we need to have a formal approach. The ExC3El Rubric has given us a map to achieve the expectations for collaboration, collections, and connections to enhance learning. It truly is a guide for 21st century library media programs. I have taken the liberty of writing an adaptation of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and I am calling it The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Librarians. I use much detail from the ExC3EL rubric with some personal antidotal suggestions for implementation of the habits.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Librarians

By Pat Dedicos

An Adaptation of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

You are in charge!

Everyone can win!

The library media program directed by the library media specialist should enhance student achievement. Put your best foot forward! It takes initiative to plan your program and then present it to the school administration and faculty. You need to include information literacy; literature appreciation and literature-based instruction; and most importantly, collaborative planning.

“Always keep the library doors open, and they will come!” The media center is the heart of the school. Since the school media center is ultimately responsible for promoting student achievement, the curriculum has to be the core of the media program. Continual evaluation of the effectiveness of the program allows it to develop and expand meeting the ever-changing needs of the patrons. The facility should support the school vision, mission, and theme. Bright surroundings not only encourage use, it engages the learner. Energy is contagious! An inviting, accessible, and stimulating environment promotes use and learning. Every media center has to meet the needs of the school in which it is housed. No two programs should be the same because no two people are the same. Variety and diversity should be the norm! Showcase your strengths. Build on your success. Grow with your program!!

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind Know where you want to end up! Have a plan! The library media program directed by the library media specialist needs to incorporate all facets of the instructional program. Consider this: develop reading promotion and guidance; instructional support; student/teacher production; and inclusion in the School Improvement Plan.

Habit 3: Put First Things First Work first, and then play. Do the most important things first and prioritize from there! How are you going to get where you are going? Planning, prioritizing, and executing your week’s tasks should be based on importance rather than urgency. Flexibility is the key. The patron is the top priority. Remember that the patron is anyone who uses the media center. Staff must be in place; a volunteer program supplements under-staffing; budgeting is necessary to provide up-to-date materials and equipment; flexible access is of utmost importance; and the media center should have after-hour access with a functioning website. The media specialist has to promote the program. The media specialist is the best advocate the program has. Others might speak on the media specialist’s behalf, but the media specialist is the only one who “knows all”! Every stakeholder needs to know the breadth and depth of the program. Make the program indispensible!

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be Understood Listen before you talk. Listen with your eyes, ears and heart! Listen or speak? Be a genuine listener. This encourages others to reciprocate the listening. Have an open mind, but naturally be selective. Keep your objectives and goals in order. Create an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving. Whatever is best for the kids should be the underlying cornerstone of any media program.

Habit 6: Synergize Combine all the strengths of all the shareholders! Together is better! Advocacy! Combine the strengths of administration, faculty, staff, community members, and students to produce positive teamwork and achieve goals no one person could accomplish alone. Be an encourager with inspirational and

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From the President continued from 5

supportive leadership. Make sure to tell the story of the media center. Have an “elevator speech� ready for all listening ears. Promote, promote, promote from the smallest activity to the biggest accomplishment. Persevere!

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

can all help each other. Participate in organizations. Lobby for libraries. Speak up for the students of Florida. Together our one voice can increase awareness of the need for certified library media specialists who can provide all the services necessary to ensure student achievement. In closing, try to incorporate these habits into your library media programs. Tell me about your issues and concerns. Let me know about exciting programs that are making a difference in your school and district. Go to the FAME webpage often for current and valuable information ( Check out the new FAME blog ( Most importantly, hold your head high and know you are making a difference for our students in Florida schools!

Take care of yourself! A balanced life-style serves a positive purpose. All work and no play won’t make a productive librarian or media program! Balancing and renewing your resources, energy, and health can create a more dynamic person. When times become hectic, remember “this too shall end�. Never give up. If one door closes, another will open. Be ready!

Habit 8: Find Your Voice Everyone is special and everyone has special talents. When you have mastered every habit, teach the habits to others. Pass it on. Collegial sharing is a means by which we

Humbly yours, Pat Dedicos







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Fame 2010 Conference Wrap up AME 2010 was another wonderful conference. Our attendance was higher than last year, and we had a few more exhibit booths than last year. It was so nice to have the support from FAME members and vendors, both of which are important to our conference.


Our attendees also seemed pleased with the concurrent sessions. The success of these sessions depends entirely upon FAME members (and others) who are willing to share their ideas and expertise. FAME is indeed fortunate to have so many members, vendors and guests who are willing to present, for they receive no compensation and have to pay their registration like everyone else. Year after year a large number of people apply to present at the FAME conference despite the lack of monetary compensation.

Internet: We wish we had the resources to equip every room with Internet service, but we don’t. Instead, we have to determine how many presenters need Internet access and then determine the number of rooms needed to accommodate those sessions. This year we had five rooms with internet access, and the cost was between $8,000.00 and $10,000. If a presenter does not ask for Internet access on the Call for Presenters form, (some forget and leave the space blank on the application), they won’t be assigned a room with internet access.

The FAME conference is an expensive undertaking, and the diagram shows where the expenses occur. Even though we have had to raise the registration price, it barely covers all the expenses. Since the conference is FAME’s main source of income, money which supports our lobbyist, our management firm and our programs (such as SSYRA and FTR), we depend on the sale of the exhibit booths to make a profit. We try hard not to overprice our conference.

Lunch: Hotel food is expensive. That’s the final line. When they prepare lunch, the cost of preparation and people transporting it and serving it is included. We allotted $40.00 per person for lunch, and we had difficulty finding lunch for that price. Originally, we were to have buffet lunches, but lack of space made that plan impossible. People could not have handled a buffet lunch, with the shortage of tables available so, as the space for lunch kept shrinking, we switched to box lunches at the last minute.

Every year we see the same concerns about the conference. Unless someone has been on the conference committee, it is difficult to fathom what goes into planning a successful conference. We were fortunate again this year to have a wonderful, dedicated committee who spent many hours planning and working. It is always truly a labor of love for FAME. Here are some of the concerns: Concurrent Session Rooms: We have no choice in the rooms we get. They are assigned by the hotel, and when we get the contract, we are given the list of rooms and the dates/times the rooms will be available to us. While some rooms are a little larger than others, they always seem to be about the same size. Of course, it’s impossible to determine which sessions will be the most popular as it varies from year to year, but we do try to guess. To alleviate the problem of overcrowding, we try to repeat as many sessions as possible; but that depends on space. This year we had fewer rooms than in the past, but we managed to repeat as many sessions as possible.

Room rates: Every year, we’re told some hotel nearby has rooms for $79.00 (or something similar). That’s nice, but these hotels are not conference hotels. They do not have an exhibit space, rooms for concurrent sessions, or even enough rooms to house the number of attendees who are at our conference. FAME is too large for small conference hotels but not large enough for big hotels. Since some FAME members prefer to stay at other hotels rather than the conference hotel, we don’t generate enough income for the hotels to make them want to accommodate us with more space. We hope this brief article will answer some of the questions our attendees have had in the past about the FAME conference. We are sure there are other questions, so any time you are at a conference, please feel free to come by the registration desk. Someone from the conference committee will be there along with our management firm, so someone will always be available to answer any questions. We love to have input from our attendees.

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FAME 2010 Award Winners his year the Awards Committee received many outstanding applications, which made the job of choosing the winners very challenging. The Award Committee is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2010 Amanda and Principals Advocate for Excellence Awards:

T Karen B. Terilli FAME Awards Committee Chair Library Media Specialist Leewood K-8 Center 10343 SW 124 Street Miami, FL 33176

Bunnie McCormack, Library Media Specialist at Chasco Middle School in Pasco county, was awarded the middle school Amanda Award for her Guitar Hero program that “encourages students to complete reading, writing, FCAT, and technological components by participating in the LEARN based Guitar Hero Motivational program.” Jodie Delgado, Library Media Specialist at Coral Shores High School in Monroe county, won the high school Amanda Award for her Poetry Out Loud program that increases the visibility of poetry in her school. Her students learn that poetry can be fun as they discuss it in a “non-threatening manner and learn recitation techniques and gain self-confidence in speaking before others.” Congratulations to Karen Kise, principal of Meadowlane Primary School in West Melbourne, winner of the elementary Principals Advocate for Excellence Award, and to Toni Stivender, principal of Sebring High School in Sebring, winner of the secondary Principals Advocate for Excellence Award. Both principals were nominated by their library media specialists, Connie Benavidez and Sandra Rankhorn respectively, for their leadership and advocacy of exemplary school library media programs at their schools.


September 28-30, 2011

39th Annual Fame Conference Bonnet Creek Hilton

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Principals Advocate Award

The Amanda Award Deadline – May 15 This award recognizes a high school and middle school media specialist for developing programs that enhance and support the self-esteem and well being of young adults by creating exemplary environments where students are made to feel that they fit in and that they are part of the school. Davidson Titles, Inc. sponsors the Amanda Award. Award Recipients receive $300 and a trophy. 2010 Amanda Award – Middle School Winner Bunnie McCormack, Library Media Specialist Chasco Middle School Pasco County “Guitar Hero” Bunnie’s award-winning program “encourages students to complete reading, writing, FCAT, and technological components by participating in the LEARN based Guitar Hero Motivational program.” 2010 Amanda Award – High School Winner Jodie Delgado, Library Media Specialist Coral Shores High School Monroe County “Poetry Out Loud” Jodie’s award-winning program “increases the visibility of poetry”. Students learn that poetry can be fun as they discuss it in a “non-threatening manner and learn recitation techniques and gain selfconfidence in speaking before others.”

Previous Winner 2009 Amanda Award winner–High School Brigitta McTigue, Library Media Specialist Park Vista Community High School

2010 Principals Advocate Award Winner – Secondary Ms. Toni Stivender Sebring High School Sebring, Florida Nominated by Library Media Specialist Sandra Rankhorn Ms. Stivender shows support for her library media program every day and in many ways. As Ms. Rankhorn states, “her respect for the judgment of library media staff is demonstrated in the freedom she allows them in making decisions concerning the physical layout, equipment purchases, and in collection development and weeding. She invites her library media specialist to be part of the school’s leadership decisions. Most of all, I love that she regularly checks books out and our staff and students see that she reads them.” 2010 Principals Advocate Award Winner – Elementary Ms. Karen Kise Meadowland Primary School West Melbourne, Florida Nominated by Library Media Specialist Connie Benavidez Ms. Kise “is a supporter of information literacy and the media program in our school,” states Ms. Benavidez. She “advertises what our program is doing, readily makes funds available, supports the primary role of the library media specialist in the learning and teaching process by encouraging a flexible access media program, and encourages and advises other principals on how to become a Power Library.”

Previous Winners of the Principals Advocate Award 2009 Principals Advocate Award Winner – Secondary Dr. Jon R. Prince, Principal Palm Beach Gardens High School Nominated by Library Media Specialist - Deb Svec 2009 Principals Advocate Award Winner – Elementary Mrs. Denise Robertson, Principal Twin Lakes Academy Elementary School Nominated by Library Media Specialist - Pat Dedicos

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Jim Harbin Student Media Festival @ FAME 2010 By Bonnie S. Kelley, State Chair On September 1, 2010, announcements were mailed to all teacher sponsors that their students’ Jim Harbin Student Media Festival entries were finalists in their respective grade level (K - 2, 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12) and category (Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Instructional, Music Video, News, Public Service Announcement). These finalists were invited to register online to verify their attendance for either the Elementary or Secondary Awards Ceremony, an onsite Video Production Contest, and four Elementary or Secondary Student Workshops. A fifth onsite workshop was available to all students, teachers and parents entitled “Uploading Video to FAME just got Easier” with Clayton Bosquez of JDL Horizons. At 10:00 AM on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, forty-five secondary students representing fifteen teams convened in the Alachua Room of the Hilton Orlando Bonnett Creek Hotel to hear their video production assignment in an “Apprentice-like” style. The three member teams were required to produce a video by 3:00 PM in one of the two new categories for the 2010 - 2011 school year- Book Trailer or News Feature. A Mac laptop lab was provided by Apple Computers for editing. All participating students received a FAME Jim Harbin photo frame, and students producing the winning video in each category were presented with an iTunes gift card at the end of the Secondary Awards Ceremony. Seminole Ridge High School from Palm Beach County won first place for their Book Trailer on Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston, and Osceola Middle School from Marion County won first place for FHS News Feature. From 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, four Elementary Student Workshops were provided by sponsoring organizations for sixty students participants. Nancy Kuznicki, Region 4 Director of the Florida Society of Technology in Education (FSTE), presented “Digital Animation using FRAMES” for Tech4Learning. “Produce a Professional Morning Show in Fifteen Minutes or Less using NewTek TriCaster” was provided by Robert Weigandt of Encore Broadcast Systems. “Enhancing Video with Sound using GarageBand” was presented by Dr. Mark Benno from Apple Computers. Senior Solutions Engineer Patrick Koster from Adobe Systems presented “Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements for Digital Communicators.” These workshops were repeated from 1:30 – 2:30 PM for the secondary students, and room signage was provided by Lenn Fraraccio of AVI-SPL.

Simultaneously, the Elementary Awards Ceremony was held in Salons J/K/L from 1:30 – 2:30 PM. Allison Walker, Entertainment Reporter for New 13 in Orlando, was the host for both award ceremonies. Thirty-nine Oscar statues were presented to schools as they discovered if they won first, second, or third place. For the first year, a Best of Show was determined by assigning schools 3 points for first place, 2 points for second, and 1 point for third place. A Best of Show trophy and a copy of Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements, courtesy of Adobe Systems, were presented to the winning school at each grade level. At the Primary Level, Dr. N. J. Jones Elementary School in Marion County won Best of Show. At the Intermediate Level, two schools were tied — Trinity Elementary from Pasco County and Dr. N.J. Jones Elementary. Awardwinning author Joan Hiatt Harlow was the keynote speaker for the elementary students, and she autographed copies of her book Blown Away! for all finalists immediately following the ceremony. The Secondary Awards Ceremony was held folloowing the same venue from 3:30 – 4:30 PM presenting fifty Oscar statues. Edward Bloor, a current Sunshine State Young Reader Award author of Taken at the Middle School level, was the keynote speaker for the secondary students, and he autographed copies of Tangerine for these student winners at the conclusion of the ceremony. At the Middle School Level, Best of Show was won by Dunnellon Middle School from Marion County; the High School Best of Show was presented to Lake Weir High School from Marion County. The award ceremonies were directed by Dave Cook, Television Manager for WPDS-TV in Largo, Florida, and produced by Sean Clark, also with Pinellas County Schools. Both ceremonies were broadcast live on EduVision provided by JDL Horizons on FAME’s Jim Harbin website at articlenbr=95 As Chair of the Jim Harbin Student Media Festival for a second year, my personal goal was to make the FAME Conference a destination for all student finalists to celebrate their success. All of these entries placed first in both their District and Region competition before advancing to State Competition this summer. Congratulations to all finalists for a job well done!

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If a Spanish book has a chapter online, i.e. vendor sample, is it permissible to download the chapter and publish it on Moodle? I believe the answer to be “no”, as one may print only a single copy of a chapter of a book. Since the Moodle online copy would be available to multiple people, I think this would negate “fair use”. However, since our state funds are expected to be “low” this next year, this teacher is trying to think of economical ways to provide her students with Spanish translations. Would you please advise me as to whether I am correct in my interpretation?


The fact that an author (copyright owner) places some or all of the copyrighted content of a work they created on-line, doesn’t grant the end user any rights to using that material beyond what Fair Use would allow, unless the copyright holder states otherwise. You are correct in your assumption. However, the teacher, within the Moodle course, could provide the students with a link to the chapter, but one doesn’t know how long that sample link will remain in place. If the book has already been purchased for students, I would recommend contacting the copyright owners and requesting permission to include the specific pages desired in the Moodle class. The worst they can is no, but they might provide permission, with or without conditions.


I am an elementary media specialist. Technology opportunities are ever changing and new situations continue to arise. I have had teachers asking about showing “Hulu” videos in the classroom. Could you please advise?

Most streaming web sites, including Hulu, require the user to enter into or accept “Terms of Use” or a “User Agreement”, which govern the use of the sites and what use rights are granted to the user. This is viewed as having entered into a contractual agreement and contract law supersedes copyright and any privileges granted users as a result of copyright.

In the case of Hulu, when you visit their homepage, you would scroll down to the very bottom and in very small print, you will find a link to their “Terms of Use.” I am providing you with a link to that document directly. ( If you would then scroll to Section 3 of the document, you will find that it would not be permissible for you to use the materials provided on Hulu, in the manner you have indicated in your email message, without having obtained prior permission from Hulu. I would encourage you to contact them, being specific as to the instructional purposes for using the programs desired. The worst that can happen is that they say no, but they may possibly grant permission. Many of these sites are not aware of the possible educational uses and if they receive enough inquiries, they may modify their Terms of Use or make special conditions available for educators in the future.

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Gary H. Becker National Copyright Law Consultant A “Question of Copyright” is an ongoing column authored by Gary H. Becker, national Copyright law consultant and retired public school system technology administrator. If you have a question, pleased send it to You will receive an individual response and your question may appear in a future edition of FMQ. Requests to withhold names will be honored.

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School Libraries Won’t Matter Without Highly Qualified Certified School Librarians

“The school library provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today’s information and knowledge-based society. The school library equips students with life-long learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens.” —United Nations Educational, Scientif ic, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO/IFLA School Library manifesto. Retrieved from

F A M E 2 0 11 L E G I S L A T I V E P L A T F O R M Performance Pay for Teachers FAME opposes one size fits all performance pay for teachers. We believe that judging the performance of certified school librarians based upon only a small portion of our professional duties (reading) is not appropriate for students or professionals.

School Library Media Materials FAME requests for the Legislature to provide meaningful increases to the allocation for school library materials. Research has shown a positive link between school library expenditures at schools with certified school librarians and an increase in student test scores. Resources provide support, improve student reading and increase success in every subject area of the curriculum.

Online Resources/ Instructional Technology FAME requests for the Legislature to: UÊE xpand availability of online resources through

the Florida Electronic Library; UÊFund maintenance data collection for the union

catalog of school library media resources; UÊRestore significant instructional technology

funding from the state.

Intellectual Freedom FAME supports the AASL position on intellectual freedom that says, “Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored.”

“The Library Media Center (LMC) is the thrust into the very heart of the instructional program. It becomes accountable for progress in every facet of the school’s curriculum.” —David Loertscher, Taxonomies of the School Library Media Program, 2nd Edition

“Learning to be responsible citizens in a digital world is critical… Learning to use these tools, create content, stay safe, provide feedback and communicate in positive ways is a component of information literacy.” —Donna Baumbach, “You Are Not Alone,” Florida Media Quarterly, Summer 2009

“Schools must be transformed from platforms for instruction to platforms for learning, from bureaucracies bent on control to learning organizations aimed at encouraging disciplined inquiry and creativity.” —Phillip Schlechty, Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations

“They (certified school librarians) are needed more than ever to help students deal with different challenges brought by encountering so much information.” —Jana Knezek, Director of Library and Information Services for the Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, TX, THE Journal

“These differences in what a child experiences in her school library may soon present a new digital divide. On the one hand, there are students who can effectively access, appreciate, understand, and create quality information in all media formats; on the other hand, there are those who cannot.” —Valenza, Joyce Kasman, and Doug Johnson. “Things that keep us up at night.” School Library Journal 55.10 (2009): 28+. General OneFile. Web. 22 July 2010.

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The 2009-2010 State of FAME Address Members of FAME and guests,

FAME ByLaws. We will now vote on each item.

The FAME By-Laws declare that each year the President shall submit a report to membership at our annual business meeting. For thirty-seven years, past presidents have fulfilled this duty. They’ve done so during periods of prosperity and at times of great struggle. Many of us in this room remember many of those times. Hurricanes have kept people from attending the annual conference, and hurricanes have sent them home early. 9/11 kept us all from a conference. The past two years have not been easy, truly a time that has tested the strength of our organization, but FAME members are dedicated and committed to being the best they can be for their students, faculty and each other. We chose to move forward, survive the “down” and be ready for the “up” as one group, one team, one strong Florida Association for Media in Education.

Professional Development Committee (passed) Ways and Means Committee (passed) Dues Year (passed)

FAME and school library media specialists are by no means recession-proof. I know positions have been lost and membership is lower. I also know that we, school library media specialists, are resilient in the face of adversity. We are the best value for the dollar in our schools. What other instructional position wears so many hats (and thank you Citrus County library media specialists for having this on a t-shirt): teacher; information navigator; communicator; programmer; information literacy instructor; networker; Internet trainer; organizer; advocate; Web mentor; publicist; archivist; literacy supporter; fundraiser; storyteller; customer service provider; budgeter; consultant; reader’s advisor; planner; fact finder; collection builder; researcher. Some of us also have textbooks and property inventory control (no lie – we have a cement mixer barcoded!)

Finance Committee: William Connell and Joanne Seale worked closely with committee chairs to structure a budget that FAME members could support. Thank you all for keeping FAME alive and well and in the black not the red. Florida Teens Read!: The committee has seen the program grow in areas of the state and knows its charge is to spread the enthusiasm for reading on the high school level throughout our state. Intellectual Freedom Committee also went completely green. The essay contest was announced on the FAME home page, essays were submitted via e-mail, reviewed from e-mail attachments and announced through e-mail and on the web. Jim Harbin Student Media Festival: We all heard from Bonnie Kelley a few minutes ago about the wonderful success this year’s program was, and look forward to next year. Leadership Development: Spring Region meetings are a great way to network with other SLMS. This year’s region meetings showed the vast resources we have available to us. If you missed the Baldwin Library of Children’s books in Gainesville, you missed a national treasure, and we were allowed in the stacks! Please make attending your Region’s meeting a priority. Region meeting information will be on the FAME website very soon.

What has FAME done this year? We will review by committee.

Legislative Committee: A very hard job in an extremely tough year. I think it was a training ground to get us ready for the 2011 Legislative season.

The Awards Committee moved to Green. Applications for the Amanda Award and the Principals Award at Elementary and Secondary level are advertised on the FAME homepage, submitted via e-mail, reviewed from email attachments and announced through e-mail and on the web.

Membership: FAME member numbers are holding steady. Please encourage other SLMS to become members. If each of us reach just one other SLMS that is not a member, we would be a very strong team. We kept saying this year was the year we needed everyone, but it looks like 2011 may be….

By-Laws: Three changes, two additions and an update on wording, were in the published in the Fall issue if FMQ, in accordance with Section 3 of ARTICLE XIX of the

Side note here: If you have a SLMS in your district that is his/her school’s Teacher of the Year, please drop Pat or Lou Greco or me a note so we can publicize that on the

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website. Congratulations to former President Belinda Vose for being chosen Teacher of the Year at her school! Nominations: This is a tough committee to be on because you are asking people to give up time that they don’t have. Congratulations to the committee for their perseverance. Production and Publication: The new and greatly improved FAME Website will be up around the first of the year. FAME is on Facebook and Twitter. FMQ continues to be one of the best library media association journals in the country. Of course, that is my opinion! Professional Development: Now officially a committee! Please watch the website for great opportunities to add to your toolkit to be the best SLMS you can be. The Library of Congress Grant that was announced at last year’s conference had two highly successful training sessions, and I know there were two sessions here at the conference sharing what was learned. Scholarships: If you know of a SLMS that is taking classes, suggest that he/she apply. Sunshine State Young Readers Award Program: Lorraine Stinson and her team are reading, reading, reading! Congratulations to another successful year and a great 2010-2011 list. Ways and Means: Congratulations on being a committee! Vange Scivally, please come forward to report on the

success this week. (Note: Vange announced that the proceeds from the Conference fundraisers, including the silent auction, topped $1,500.) Conference: Would the Conference Committee please stand. Now, audience would you please stand with me and applaud their hours and hours, months and months of work. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. Just a few more items: First, last weekend I attended the FEA Delegate Assembly and I was very surprised and pleased to see that we, media specialists, were included on the cover of the program! This has been an amazing year. Thank you for letting me have this experience. I truly have hundreds to thank for all you do for FAME. You are appreciated. Thank you FAME Committee Chairs and Board of Directors for your hours and hours of work on behalf of FAME. Debbie Rothfeld, FAME Secretary, and Joanne Seale, FAME Treasurer, were supportive, helpful and important to me this year. Thank you, ladies! Yesterday I mentioned Deb and Pat as my bookends. Future presidents will do well if they have the assistance I received. Thank you again, ladies. And finally, please keep all of our military in your prayers. My son is once again in Afghanistan. Your prayers are important to them and to their families. Respectfully submitted, Cecelia Solomon, President 2009-2010

FAME is accepting entries from high school seniors for the Intellectual Freedom Student Scholarship until March 15, 2010. We hope you will help spread the word to students. Important details follow.

FAME Intellectual Freedom Student Scholarship Florida high school seniors are encouraged to write an essay of 1,000 words or less, on “The Importance of Intellectual Freedom.” The winning essay will be based upon originality and the ability to select and to analyze an important issue related to intellectual freedom and then effectively expresses these concepts. (The principle of intellectual freedom is the idea that a democracy is dependent upon free and open access to ideas and these are hallmarks of the library and education professions.) Only students whose library media specialists are current FAME members are eligible to submit an essay. Also, only one essay per county will be considered. All applications and essays must be submitted electronically by March 15, 2011. The winner of this award will be notified by May 1st and the award will be presented at the 2011 FAME conference. Please visit our website to learn more and to download the application. | Florida Media Quarterly | Winter 2011 | Page 16 |

Florida Media Quarterly (FMQ)

is the Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) electronic magazine published quarterly. Each issue includes articles of interest to all media specialists. Special columns focusing on technology, copyright, and book reviews, as well as feature articles on topical issues are written by colleagues and specialists to keep media specialists on the cutting edge. FMQ is available online in PDF format from the FAME website at

How to Submit Articles

How to Submit Book Reviews

Have you completed a research project you want to share with other media specialists? Have you just returned from a trip where you witnessed exciting innovations for media specialists? Have you learned a new technique, found a new product or service, or just have information that you want to share?

Please follow the steps below to submit book reviews to FMQ. Submissions should be in Word or Word Perfect documents and be clearly written.

Format Submissions should be in Word or Word Perfect documents. Articles should be clearly written and may be accompanied by black and white photographs, charts, or graphs; however, please do not embed your visuals into the text.

1) Read the book. 2) Include the following in your review: • author • title • illustration • publishers • copyright • ISBN • grade level appropriateness

All photographs, charts, and graphs accompanying articles should be submitted as .jpg or .eps files and must be submitted along with the article. You may indicate where you would like them placed, if you have a preference, by simply noting it in BOLD in your text.

3) Email the review to Rhoda Cribbs, FMQ Editor, at including • a .jpg of yourself • the name of your school • address of your school • your position • your email address



Materials, once submitted, become the property of Florida Media Quarterly (FMQ). The editor reserves the right to publish the article in the most suitable issue. Materials will not be returned. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of the material submitted and for any and all copyright permissions necessary.

The publication dates of each FMQ issue has been provided below to help you plan article submissions; however, you may submit articles at any time of the year. The FMQ editor will select from the articles submitted for placement in the most suitable issue.

Photographs and Graphics

How to Submit Articles Submit articles via email directly to Rhoda Cribbs, FMQ Editor, at Please include the following information with your article: • a .jpg of yourself • the name of your school • address of your school • your position • your email address


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Florida Media Quarterly is the official publication of FAME, the Florida Association for Media in Education. Target audience is K-12 school...