Saturday, October 2, 2010

MSLA 2010 Learning Commons Panel Presentation

I am so grateful to the Massachusetts School Library Association (MSLA) for the visionary leadership and hard work that goes into planning the annual conference.

This year the theme is Working Smarter.

What a perfect theme. I know I am going to come away with ideas and resources that will help to develop our program to provide the best skills, resources and services possible to our students.

It is an honor to have been asked to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of the learning commons model for school libraries. Below are links to my presentation materials.

In preparing there have been a few moments of terror. My laptop has started to act "funny." Part of the presentation is on Prezi, which I am using for the first time. I wasn't worried about that because it is housed safely in the cloud. Getting the before/after photos off the computer and uploaded to Slideshare was the challenge. There can't be any tortured tweaking of the presentation because there is no guarantee I'll be able to get it off. It is what it is, and hopefully my colleagues will find it helpful.

I can't wait for the next two days of learning, sharing, and bonding with my favorite people - the wonderful tribe of school librarians.



Slideshare for Before and after photos: