Conference Season is upon us

Conference Season is upon us -
I am excited to be attending TASL and TAIS this year

It will be the year to learn about "apps" for me.  For the first time I am using apps every day to communicate with patrons and in teaching.  I hope the apps presented are not all I-apps since I tend toward Kindle and PC products.  Would love "I-stuff" it is just not affordable.

Speaking of apps ... I am using the guidebook app for the TASL conference.  It is quite convenient.

The Tennessee Association of School Librarians presents  TASL Conference 2014

October 23 – October 25  Speakers Include:  Vince Vawter, Chris Grabenstein, Jessica Young, Jarrett Krosoczka, Jackie Mims Hopkins, Adam Gidwitz, Sharon Cameron, Mike Mullin, Kirby Larson, Mary Nethery

Doug Johnson

Sharon M. Draper

TASL Pre-conferences 2014

Apps @ Your School: Mobile Technology in Action -  Melissa Jacobs-Israel, founder and current chair of the AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee and Dr. Melissa Johnston, Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama in Library and Information Studies present Apps @ Your School: Mobile Technology in Action.

A Novel Conversation - Back for the third year, enjoy A Novel Conversation with regional all-stars at this joint scholarship fundraiser presented by TASL in conjunction with the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).  Participants will have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with authors and illustrators.  This year’s lineup includes David Arnold,  Kristin Tubb, Courtney C. Stevens and more.

The Tennessee Association of Independent Schools TAIS biennial conference 2014

Key Note Speakers - Dr. John Medina, and Maggie Jackson

Other Featured Speakers - Dr. Sybril Bennett, Paris Goodyear-Brown and Renee Soulis

  • Big Research/ Small Steps - Presenters:  Katy Berotti & Catherine Kelly - Girls Preparatory School
  • Space to Innovate: Creating a Place for Collaboration and Exploration - Presenter:  Julie King - Episcopal School of Knoxville
  • Google Chrome Apps and Extensions - Presenter:  Mark Littlefield - University School of Nashville
  • Libology: Merging Library and Technology (No Surgery Required) - Presenters:  Ginann Franklin, Kevin Goscha, Melissa Powers, & Levi Hamilton - Currey Ingram Academy
  • Librarians (Upper School) Roundtable
  • Reel Them in With Books: How to Host an Effective Parent Book Study - Presenter:  Charlotte Scholl, Jeanna Reid, & Layne Pickens - Battle Ground Academy

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