Introducing the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Picture Books for 2012-2013
Melissa Da – Mt. Washington ES/MS, Baltimore City
Karen Dulany – Linton Springs/Piney Ridge ES, Carroll County
Sarah Roark – Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Independent School

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Meet this year’s list of fifteen wonderful picture books. Members of the committee will provide an overview of the nominees and tips for running the picture book program in your media center.

Room 300:
Presenting the Grades 4-6 Nominees for the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Mary Beth Bauernschub – Beltsville Academy, Prince Georges County
Rebekah Kaufman – Catonsville ES, Baltimore County
Faith Ward – Garrison Forest School, Independent School

This session will provide an overview of the 2012-2013 Black-Eyed Susan nominated titles for grades 4-6 as well as a discussion of how to integrate Black-Eyed Susan books into the school library program.

Room 302:
School Libraries @ the Core: Integration of the School Library Media Standards into the Maryland Common Core and STEM Frameworks
Jay Bansbach – Program Specialist, School Libraries, MSDE

Opportunities Abound! Identify how to best assist your classroom teachers adopt the new curriculum by spending some time reviewing the Maryland Common Core for English/Language Arts and STEM Frameworks and seeing how school libraries make natural connections. Also learn about work being done with cross content literacy and with Social Studies.

Room 303:
Epic Wins with Skyping, Gaming, and Impersonating Bill Nye! Lessons Learned in Five Years as a Library Media Specialist
Matthew C. Winner – Longfellow ES, Howard County
In five years a library can become a home, a library program an identity, and an individual a part of the school’s culture. Hear how one such media specialist strived to change his part of the world by doing the best he could to be himself. (SPOILER ALERT: It worked!)


Room 304:
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan High School Nominees 2012-2013
Kathy Bishop – Arundel HS, Anne Arundel County
Margie Simon – Perry Hall HS, Baltimore County
Shirley O’Neill – Howard County Library System

It’s not too late to introduce your students to the nominees for this year’s high school award. Get ideas for incorporating the program at your school.

Room 306:
Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award Grades 6-9 Nominees
Marcia Porter – Lockerman MS, Caroline County
Dedra Van Gelder – Milton M. Somers MS, Charles County

Several members of the grades 6-9 Black-Eyed Susan Award committee will explain the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award program, introduce the 2012-2013 nominees, and share ideas for promoting the program in your library.

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Room 307:
Using Destiny Systems for Accountability
John Rueff - Follett Software Company

Learn how your school district can save money immediately by putting accountability in place using Destiny Library, Textbook, and Asset Manager.