Tag Archives: AKLA Conference 2014

Pinterest and Your Library

(written by Tiki Levinson) If you think Pinterest is just for hairstyles, crafts or recipes, think again.  It is an incredible treasure trove of library resources!  There are collections devoted to displays, reading motivation, common core library lessons, book resources … Continue reading

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Cultivating a PLC

(Written by Tiki Levinson) No librarian is an island – especially not in this digital age.  The popular media may think we are like Marion in The Music Man or Mary in the world without George Bailey in It’s a … Continue reading

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Get Your Story Out There: Show Them the Numbers

(written by Tiki Levinson) Data.  It is everywhere.  How many times has this web site been visited?  How many people liked the picture?  How many upvotes did the post receive?  And, closer to home, how many students are proficient in … Continue reading

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Intellectual Freedom Challenges: A Report from the Trenches

Presented by, Mike Robinson, Laura Baldwin, Robert Barr, Karen Jensen, and Mary Jo Joiner (written by Amelia Mitchell) First and foremost, every library, public or school, should have a Challenge Policy.  The policy should include a written form, a review committee, … Continue reading

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Finding your way through the weeds

Presented by Freya Anderson, Karen Jensen, Laura Salisbury, and Laura Baldwin (written by Amelia Mitchell) These ladies had solid advice regardless of your library situation.  All libraries agree that you follow your Collection Development Policy guidelines to choose what is … Continue reading

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Communication (Presenter: Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa)

(written by Amelia Mitchell) http://www.fatheroleksa.org/ Behaviors learned in infancy affect the way we relate to others the rest of your life.  Often, people miscommunicate to the point of destruction (marriage, job, relationship, and teaching).    There is a structure to how … Continue reading

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Culture (Presenter: Rev. Dr. Michael Oleksa)

(written by Amelia Mitchell) Rev. Oleksa takes an honest and humorous look at Culture and Communication.  To start our intellectual juices flowing, he pointed out that often communication between cultures results in miscommunication.  There is not always congruence in what … Continue reading

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Library Smack-Down!

(written by Barbara Schneider) There was no afternoon napping happening at the School Library Smack-Down!  A large group of school librarians gathered in the Voyager room, on the lower level of the Captain Cook hotel Saturday, to pick brains, share … Continue reading

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Engaging with Teens through Positive, Purposeful Interactions

(written by Barbara Schneider) From the Adventure room of the lower level of the Captain Cook Hotel, Thomas Azzarella, of the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition shared techniques and strategies to engage teens through positive, purposeful interaction.  These practices included the Ask-Listen-Encourage Youth Worker Method, … Continue reading

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Talking with Teens

(written by Martha Tomeo) I thoroughly enjoyed Tom Azzarella’s session at the 2014 AkLA annual conference: Engaging With Teens through Positive, Purposeful Interactions. It was a refreshing exploration of a topic that deserves regular visitation. As someone who usually engages … Continue reading

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