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               Iowa  Association  of  School  Librarians  

A Subdivision  of  the  Iowa  Library  Association  

IASL Conference Program Fourth Annual IASL Conference Kirkwood Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ~ April 7 and 8, 2013

Creating, Collaborating and Learning: Participatory Culture and the School Library The mission of the Iowa Association of School Librarians is to promote life-long learning and literacy in all its forms through active advocacy for school librarians and media specialists, media and technology professionals and library educators.

Sunday, April 7 FeatheSundayr

Monday, April 8 8 :00 – 9:00 a.m.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.


Registration – Continental Breakfast, Tea and Coffee – Atrium

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Share or Die: Why We Need Each Other Ernie Cox

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Opening General Session - Ballroom Welcome

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.


Susan Feuerbach, IASL President

8:30 – 9:15 p.m.


Keynote Presentation

People, Partnerships, and Participatory Culture: Librarianship of The People, For the People, By the People

Buffy J Hamilton Cleveland Public Library

Susan Feuerbach: President. Christine Sturgeon: Vice-President/President Elect. Becky Johnson: Past-President. Sue Liaison. Alicia Patten: Awards Committee. Sarah Inhelder: Secretary/Treasurer. Carol Van Hook: Executive Board Latcham: Past Chair, Awards Committee. Diane Brown: Chair, Membership Committee. Chelsea Y. Sims: Chair, Advocacy. Shannon Miller: Advocacy. Kathy Kaldenberg: Professional Development. Jean Donham: AASL Affiliate Assembly Representative. Katherine Howsare: ILA Board Liaison. Sam Garchik: Publications Chair and Webmaster. Kathy Kaldenberg, Mary Jo Langhorne, Amy Power, Ernie Cox, Becky Johnson: Conference Committee  

Concurrent Session 1 11:10 to 12:00 noon



Concurrent Session 3

Luncheon Program Ballroom ABC 12:15 – 1:20 p.m. Mick Starcevich

Ballroom A:

iPads Apps and Imps: iPad App(lication)s and Imp(lementation)s/

President, Kirkwood Community College

Sarah Staudt, Harding/Jefferson, Mason City CSD and Shannon McClintock Miller, Van Meter CSD

Mary Wegner

State Librarian of Iowa Ballroom B:

3:20 to 4:10

Ballroom A:

Zombie Apocalypse – a Collaborative 7th Grade Science Unit

Chelsea Sims, Elizabeth Schau, Ben Mosher, and Scott Stimmel, South East Junior High, ICCSD Ballroom B:

Decimating Dewey

Library Curriculum: What Should I Be Teaching?

Dee Crowner, Director and Elaine Hayes Adult Services Librarian, North Liberty Community Library. With commentary from Kelly Reinhold, Waukee Middle School

Dixie Forcht, East Marshall Ballroom C:

How Do I Differentiate in 25-minutes?

Ballroom C:

New Fiction and Nonfiction for the Intermediate Reader

Announcements Susan Feuerbach

Del Brink, West Des Moines Community School District Room 123:

IASL Awards

Access vs Circulation: How well do school library circulation policies support early reading?

Special Presentation

Linda Johnson, Shimek Elementary and Jean Donham, UNI

Dora Dorzweiler, Penn Elementary and Sarah Latcham, Van Allen Elementary, ICCSD Room 123:

Co-district PLC Librarian Teams Val Ehlers, Gladbrook-Reinbeck CSD and Nancy Flanigan, Aplington-Parkersburg CSD Room 124:

Teacher Librarians as Digital Literacy Trainers Deanne Thiede, Prairie High School

Room 124:

Detailed descriptions of all presentations found at:

I Haven't Read a Book Since Sixth Grade... Christine Tomlinson, North High School, Sioux City CSD

Concurrent Session 2 1:30 to 2:20

Ballroom A:

Transliteracy as a Framework for Participatory Practices for Learning Buffy Hamilton, Cleveland Public Library Ballroom B:

Let’s Be the Change We Can Be

Partnering to Promote Information Literacy

Maryann Mori, Iowa Library Services, Ericka Raber, University of Iowa, and Kathy Bottaro, Sioux City Schools

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian & Technology Integrationist Van Meter Community School District

Ballroom C:

Official backchannel: Official Twitter hashtag: #iasl13

Exhibits – Atrium

Book! Book! Book! (iBook author app)

1:20 to 4:10 p.m. Break in Exhibit Hall 2:30 to 3:10 p.m.

Paula Mengler, Belle Plaine CSD Room 123:

"Hey, you! Get off of my cloud!": Getting comfortable online by getting out of your comfort zone

Table Sessions

Story Jumper

Christine Sturgeon, Manson Northwest Webster CSD

Rachel Burrows, Norwalk Middle School

Iowa AEA Online

Room 124:

Karen Appleton, Iowa AEA Online

Featuring Field Trips

Library Redux

Lisa Snitker, Waukon Jr./Sr. High

Judy Russell, Saydel Community School District

Be sure to visit the IASL membership table. It’s time.


Iowa Association of School Librarians 2013 conference  

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