Tag Archives: AKLA Conference 2012
(Written by Ginny Blackson) Over 150 Alaska librarians and guests were treated to a dynamic talk by Alaska Native storyteller and author Ishmael Hope during the 2012 AKLA Conference Awards Dinner. Ishmael joined the conferences as the 2012 Alaska Spirit of Reading … Continue reading
(Written by Joan Songer) “What are you thinking?” Have you ever asked, or wanted to ask, that question of a student? Why do some kids sit in a classroom and listen and do what they are told, and then there is … Continue reading
(written by Leigh Horner, Haines Borough School Library) Each Spring I visit the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader’s Choice (YRC) Award website looking for the new list of YRC nominated books. Unlike the Newbery Award, award winners are nominated and chosen by the young … Continue reading
(Written by Karla Barkman) Patience Frederiksen began this wonderful session by explaining what marketing is and why we, as libraries, need to market. The big idea here is that we are no longer the only game in town. Users have a … Continue reading
(Written by Katie Conover, Goose Bay Elementary) During the 2012 AkLA conference in Fairbanks, I attended a pre-conference session Top 25 Websites and E-Books and Web 2.0 in Action. It was a fast paced and inspiring“smack down” of the latest and greatest digital … Continue reading
(Written by Mary Ann Hickey) Freya Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org from the Alaska State Library, gave a straight forward, user-friendly presentation on how to use the Mango Language system at the Alaska Library Association Annual Conference-Fairbanks 2012. The Mango online language-learning system is a service provided … Continue reading
Administrator Pat-on-the-Back Awards Carol Boatman, Snowshoe Elementary Principal / Mat-Su Carol Comeau, Superintendent / ASD Carissa Cote, Turnagain Elementary Principal / ASD Jeanne Fischer, Begich Middle Principal / ASD Leroy Grant, Muldoon Elementary Principal / ASD Sven Gustafson, Romig Middle … Continue reading
Erika Drain, Librarian at Mt. Edgecumbe High School, received the Linda K. Barrett Service Award on February 24 from the Alaska Association of School Librarians (AkASL) at the annual Alaska Library Association conference held in Fairbanks.
To her students at Clark Middle School in Anchorage she is known as Ms. Cox, but to the Alaska Association of School Librarian Staci Cox has a new title – 2012 School Librarian of the Year.