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This Summer

TASL Summer Road Trip –East TN

Pellissippi State Community College; June 20, 2018

Designing a Capstone Project for High School Research

Many of Tennessee's schools have a senior project or paper as a graduation requirement.  But what is the school librarian’s role in these capstone projects?  Do we collaborate with teachers to make certain that the research and writing is scholarly and reflects critical thinking?  Do we collaborate with local colleges and universities to provide the bridge or transition to college-level research?  Hannah is the lead senior adviser for the capstone project at The Webb School in Bell Buckle and she will discuss methods, hurdles, and outcomes for her school's program.  This session aligns with the AASL Inquire and Collaborate standards. 

Promoting Reading Culture with Creative Book Displays

1:55-2:40 p.m.  
Whether you are very creative or do not have a creative bone in your body you will enjoy this workshop.  We will look at each of our individual library spaces and collections to develop displays for the upcoming school year.  We will brainstorm about local happenings, national holidays, and unique themes to return home with a monthly tickler file of ideas for the 2018-19 school years.  In this session, you will sketch plans and use Pinterest so come ready for a hands-on workshop.  This session aligns with the AASL Curate and Engage standards.

American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is... 

Monday, June 25 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

Hannah will be a panelist at the Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice presentation at 2018  American Library Association Annual Conference with Trish Chatterley, Collections Strategies coordinator, University of Alberta, Lee Ann Fullington, Health Environmental Sciences Librarian, Brooklyn College; Pam Ryan, Director, Service Development Innovation, Toronto Public Library. She will represent the school library perspective.

Past Presentations

To Webb Faculty ... On Reading Fall 2017
This Year's big goal to understand reading and understand how our students read.   Presentation Link 

Intro to the Senior Project
Getting Seniors excited about the capstone project

Research Focus for 2016
The goal this year is to raise the level of research and scholarship at our school so that we are, in fact, a true research library. With this goal, we launched a series of online research and course guides in collaboration with faculty who worked with us over the summer. 

TAIS Biennial Conference November 2016

Writing papers and making presentations will be a regular activity for our students once they enter college.  As a college-preparatory school, we have an obligation to prepare students for academic writing and presentation.  The Webb School in Bell Buckle has a 145-year history of public performance curriculum with declamations and chapel talks.  This curriculum was enhanced in 2012 to include the public presentation of the senior capstone paper.  Workshop about the logistics and critical purpose of the Senior [capstone] project as a tool for college transition and college preparation in the independent school. Expanding the traditional "senior thesis" to include both background and primary research, and tips about what works for our student population.    

Audience:  Senior advisers, Librarians, Senior English

Logistics and Inspiration for a great senior presentation
February 2016

NAIS Trendbook 2015-16 [Chapter 9 - The Human Resources Outlook]
Co-present with Kay Young - Faculty Director at The Webb School
February 2016

Senior Class Field Studies - Webb History 
October 2014

Presentations for TAIS conference 
November 2012

Filling the knowledge gaps of the Digital NativesHow we can help Generation Z, born into our data-rich world, learn evaluation and discernment skills? There is the assumption that digital natives know more about how to learn with technology than non-digital natives. However, it is clear that some may have grabbed the calculator before learning to add. Yes, our students can Google search and chat on Facebook and their texting skills will enable...more
Only three months separate the High School senior from the college freshman. Are we fully preparing our students for the transition to college? Should we consider Common Core, in our planning? Should we consider practical considerations like time management and study skills?

 "Facebook Generation: Marketing the library to a socially networked society"
Spring 2008 - An ongoing series, sponsored by Bunch Library and the Office of Academic Outreach, that allows for communication and collaboration among area middle, high school, and academic librarians for the purpose of preparing students to transition to college. The focus is on information literacy. -  Hannah Little, Librarian, The Webb School -