Join Joyce for a day of learning through multiple workshop sessions as well as opportunities for sharing between librarians.

Focus: K-12 Teacher Librarians/Librarians

Session 1: Finding your whys: There is no box!

In this interactive session, Joyce will explore notions of why—what drives innovation across school libraryland— and what inspires some of us to connect dots others don’t see. She’ll share video interviews of innovative practitioners who, driven by vision, engage in transformative leadership to improve and enchant communities. Evoking Simon Sinek’s work on purpose and Carol Dweck’s research on growth mindset, Joyce will engage participants in finding their whys, discovering and connecting dots, and sharing their own transformative leadership strategies.

Session 2: Library 3.0? Virtual and Physical Practice: Hacking and Curating Landscapes for Learning

Our libraries should be more kitchen than grocery store. They are not merely places to GET stuff. They are places to make stuff, share stuff, do stuff. They should have two front doors and one of them should be virtual. The effective library is a libratory and its virtual component presents the librarian as curator of essential online content and resources (including OER), offering guidance while fostering inquiry and independent learning, promoting transliteracy, redefining community, and valuing and incorporating the work of the whole learning community. Joyce will explore the transition, tour examples of effective practice and discuss the many new ways we can really getting cooking, virtually and face-to-face. This session will include hands-on, make-and-take opportunities curating, playlist building, digital storytelling, and networking.

Session 3: Evolving with Evidence

Evidence informs our practice, helps us plan for program growth, and ensures that, indeed, learners are learning. It’s also about leadership. Careful use of selected emerging tools presents new models for teachers and students to leverage technology for their own collaboration and analysis. Joyce will share a toolkit of innovative approaches for gathering and analyzing evidence, tools that demonstrate vision, accountability, and professional leadership.

Session 4: Afternoon LibCamp Unconference & Smackdown

Your turn! What conversations would you like to lead? What would you like to learn about?  What big, crazy idea would you like to incubate with colleagues? Unconferences are participant driven. They are about peer-to-peer learning and leading. All attendees are encouraged to participate. We’ll engage in a few Stinks/Rocks debates and our Unconference will culminate in a favorite Learning Tools Smackdown. Get ready to share your favorite apps and digital tools.

Key Details

Date: Thursday 18 January 2018

Cost: $225 USD

This workshop will be held at:
Hong Kong International School
1 Red Hill Road
Tai Tam
Hong Kong

Available for registration to non-conference attendees.

About the Presenter

Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor in the MI Program at Rutgers University SC&I.

She has been a school, public, reference and special librarian. For ten years, Joyce was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is the author of Social Media Curation, Power Tools, Power Research Tools and Power Tools Recharged. Read more.

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