Tag Archives: AKLA conference 2015

Bonus Round!!

               (submitted by Caitlin Jacobson) Kathy Bolling (see previous article on Library Displays) is also our Wearable Art Guide Extraordinaire! She did an AkLA Poster Session on the exhibits floor this year to share about the … Continue reading

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Showing Your Story: Library Displays Off The Road System Jacobson 4

 (submitted by Caitlin Jacobson) Kathy Bolling, UAS Ketchikan Campus Library, gave a terrific presentation on how to make creative library displays.  She had a very simple handout, and then used a slide show to talk about each tip.  Here are … Continue reading

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Common Sense Options for Digital Citizenship Program

(submitted by Julie Doepken) My final workshop of the entire NCCE2015 conference was called Building A Solid Digital Citizenship Program. Art Spencer, Teacher Librarian, Arthur Jacobsen Elementary School, Auburn, WA, and Cindy Etherton, Technology Development Coordinator, Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Oregon, … Continue reading

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Google Searches Made Better: Predictive Searches

 (submitted by Caitlin Jacobson) Google Searches Made Better We were very lucky to have Tasha Bergson-Michelson visit Alaska twice this year!  She joined school librarians in Anchorage this summer for our Leadership Academy, a week-long, 3-credit session put on by … Continue reading

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SLEDding into the Future: A Tour of What’s Coming Up with SLED

 (submitted by Genny Brown) presented by Steve Rollins SLED (Statewide Library Electronic Doorway) is being updated and is now more “Discoverable”!! SLED was started to help Alaskans with slow Internet get data. Today Alaskans are using the Internet differently. So let GOOGLE do … Continue reading

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Channeling Your Creativity: Children’s Programs That Flow

 (submitted by Genny Brown)  presented by Holly Davis, aka the “singing librarian” Holly has musical and creative talent that oozes out of every pore of her being. She left a lasting impression on me at my first Juneau library conference … Continue reading

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Really, Really Basic Search: What We Need to be Teaching About Finding Quality Sources Online

 (submitted by Genny Brown) presented by Tasha Bergson-Michelson Have you ever done a search on Google using a color? How about an image? Can you explain most images with only one word?

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Making of a Graphic Artist

 (submitted by Susan Hood Sisson) I must admit that the session with Kazu Kibuishi was the highlight of the conference for me. His presentation was inspiring as well as very informative. I have shared my experience with the students at … Continue reading

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Really Basic Search: What We Need to be Teaching about Finding Quality Sources Online

(submitted by Susan Hood Sisson) If you ever get the opportunity to see Tasha Bergson-Michelson, don’t miss out. She is a font of information about how search engines work and how to best make them work for you.

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Channel Your Creativity: Children’s Programs That Flow

 (submitted by Susan Hood Sisson) Haines is lucky to have Holly Davis as their children’s librarian. I really enjoyed her presentation. She took us through a year of ideas to flesh out story times with songs, finger plays, crafts and … Continue reading

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