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Keynote Topics: hannahbyrdlittle
School Librarians are Real Librarians
Help the Teachers Teach
Media Literacy in a Post-truth world
Learning Commons & the School Library as the 3rd Space

Breakout Topics:

Capstone Projects 
Deep Dive Research
Techniques for teaching Social Media Literacy
Promoting Reading Culture with Creative Book Displays
Key transitions - elementary to middle, middle to high, and especially high school to college

March 2022
Little hosted a five-author panel for the SE-YA Bookfest.

The authors interviewed are revered, award-winning, and bestselling, including Alan Gratz, Rajani LaRocca, Kwame Mbalia, Dana Middleton, and Mark Oshiro.

Fall 2021

TAIS Biennial Conference November
From Storage Closet to Schools Archives - November 7-8, 2021

Libraries’ Biggest Challenges & Opportunities for 2022+ - October 26-28, 2021

Summer 2021 

American Library Association Annual Conference Friday, June 25, 2021
Beyond the Pandemic: Looking Forward After a Year of Challenges [AASL- ISS panel]

Fall 2019

Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL] Conference September 30, 2019
Path to Leadership Panel 

Summer 2019
Books and Bytes Conference June 11, 2019
Keynote Address - Balanced Growth Theory for School Librarians
School librarians are the type of librarians who do it all. We are the reference desk, the collection development office, the computer lab assistants, and the circulation managers at our school libraries. So how do we balance all of these tasks and still find time to teach 21st-century information skills to our community?  We will discuss how to organize ourselves and draw strength from fellow librarians and educators to grow our careers!  And to be known as an essential member of every school faculty. 

Summer 2018
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
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... 

Hannah will be a panelist at the Evidence-Based Library and Information Practice presentation at the 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.

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