Back to Basics!

Welcome to SUMS

October 17, 2018!

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8:30-9:00

Sign in and Continental Breakfast-Great Hall

9:00-9:30

Welcome - Great Hall

9:30-9:40

Prizes (WCSD) and Housekeeping -Great Hall

9:45-10:45

Session 1-Create and Curate

10:50-11:50

Session 2-Explore, Excite and Engage

11:55-12:50

Prizes (WCSD), Lunch, Vendors and Networking

1:00-2:00

Session 3-Develop your Skills

2:05-3:05

Session 4-All About Books

3:10-4:00

Session 5-Share, EBSCO and Vendors

Wifi Access

Wifi: suu-conference

Pwd: welcomebacktbirds

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Session 1 → 9:45-10:45 am

Create and Curate

Shannon Ririe

Vermillion Cliffs

Utah’s Online Library

Learn about new features in the databases that your students can use to do research, cite sources and save to their drive.

Dani Sloan

Yankee Meadows

Open Educational Resources

Come see the new look of eMedia and the new resources available.

Selena Campbell

Shooting Star

Green Screens and Posters

Learn about setting up a green screen on a budget, how to create a read poster using powerpoint and publisher (windows based).
Canva 

How to create a free online account, navigate the site, show examples of what I've created and how you can use Canva in the library or show teachers how to use Canva with their students.

Rachel Cook

Whiting Room

Using Grants to Expand Library Services

Have a cool project in mind for your media center but not the budget to support it?  Grant writing may be the answer.  Come learn some basics about searching for grant opportunities and writing strong applications.  Leave with resources for finding available grants and an outline for your next proposal.

Rea Gubler

Peggy Wittwer

Charles Hunter

Book Talk

If you are 'Passionate for Picture Books' or 'Starving for STEAM Resources' this presentation is for you!

Come experience a variety of the latest titles in children's literature for children of all ages.

Session 2 → 10:50-11:50 am

Explore, Excite and Engage

Shannon Ririe

Vermillion Cliffs

Virtual Reality

Come and learn more about virtual reality and how it can be used with students! There is great potential for a more immersive
learning experience for relatively low cost and technical abilities!
 

Dani Sloan

Yankee Meadows

Adobe Spark

Learn how students (and librarians) can create posters, memes, book trailers, videos and more!

Caitlin Gerrity

Whiting Room

(Repeats)

LAB: an online, self-paced training for school library aides

Library Aide Basics (LAB) is a free program designed to provide self-paced training to library media aides or paraprofessionals serving elementary school students. Our goal is to assist aides in learning basic skills and practices that can improve their library services. Each of the seven learning modules includes up-to-date instruction based on proven best practices, current research, and the new standards recently released by the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) in 2018. Principals and school districts are welcome to use LAB for training their library aides or individuals may access the content on their own.

Brandon Harrison

Shooting Star

Nearpod

This session is an introduction to Nearpod, an interactive classroom presentation and assessment tool to engage students with interactive lessons.  The Nearpod concert is simple: create lessons that can contain text, quizzes, polls, images, drawing-boards, web content, etc., that students access through a code. The lessons are realtime, meaning results are obtained instantaneous. If you haven’t yet experienced Nearpod, then this session is for you!

Rea Gubler

Peggy Wittwer

Charles Hunter

Book Talk

If you are 'Passionate for Picture Books' or 'Starving for STEAM Resources' this presentation is for you!

Come experience a variety of the latest titles in children's literature for children of all ages.

Session 3 → 1:00-2:00 pm

Develop your skills

Brandon Harrison

Shooting Star

Internet Safety

Did you know that the average person spends nearly 2 hours a day online, while teens spend upwards of 8 hours a day?  Kids and adults of all ages are vulnerable to the many online dangers. Some of these dangers include too much screen time, phishing and spamming emails, cyberbullies, posting personal information and inappropriate pictures, and so on.   In this session we’ll look more in depth at these as well as discuss what we can do to assist in the quest for all to be internet safe.  

Jolene Dodge

Yankee Meadows

BestMarc- A new Cataloging Tool

BestMarc is an online program that provides a database diagnostic for your catalog, as well as an easy to use tool for getting accurate, high quality Marc Records.

Clint Stephens

Vermillion Cliffs

Password Management

Learn how to take the hassle and pain out of keeping track of ALL of your passwords, and creating new and much safer passwords

Caitlin Gerrity

(Repeats)

Whiting Room

LAB: an online, self-paced training for school library aides

Library Aide Basics (LAB) is a free program designed to provide self-paced training to library media aides or paraprofessionals serving elementary school students. Our goal is to assist aides in learning basic skills and practices that can improve their library services. Each of the seven learning modules includes up-to-date instruction based on proven best practices, current research, and the new standards recently released by the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) in 2018. Principals and school districts are welcome to use LAB for training their library aides or individuals may access the content on their own

Scott Harpster/Josh Kleinke

Red Hill (Repeats)

KOHA

Meet Lexi, the new interface for KOHA, see what has changed in KOHA and discuss new features!

McKenna Lee Lane

Charles Hunter

Research Quest

Research Quest is an exciting new program created by the Natural History Museum of Utah that gives middle school students the chance to engage in authentic online investigations. We bring real research questions and actual artifacts from our collections to students, thanks to incredible 3D and game technologies every bit as cool as the newest smartphone apps.

Session 4 → 2:05-3:05 pm

All About Books

Scott Harpster/Josh Kleinke

Red Hills (Repeats)

KOHA 

Meet Lexi, the new interface for KOHA, see what has changed in KOHA and discuss new features!

Summer Cornelius

Charles Hunter

SORA and Overdrive Marketplace

Meet SORA, the app, learn how to curate collections, assign titles and more!

Clint Stephens

Vermillion Cliffs

Book Quotes & Trailers 

Get creative with your students using Adobe Spark and Google Slides to create attractive quotes from books (or any text) and share them quickly and easily with a shared slide show. Want to promote a new book? I’ll point you to some great resources to help you (or one of your speedboat kids) create a book trailer to promote a book to other kids!

Betsy Lee/Martha Ipson/Chris Haught

Whiting Room

Library Activities

See what librarians are doing to engage students, such as:

Book A Day, Book Tasting, Leaps and Bounds/Nepris

Session 5 3:10-4:00

Basic Brainstorming

Whiting Room

Regroup to review what was learned, share ideas and ask questions.

EBSCO

Red Hill Room

We will discuss the EBSCO issue and would like to hear your opinions.

Book Vendors

Foyer

Visit with the Vendors and browse books

Please Support our Vendors!

A special thanks to:

Caitlin Gerrity and SUU for providing a venue

Derek Larson and WCSD for supplying prizes

All of our presenters

And mostly,

The Media Specialists of Utah!