Granite Library Presentations at UELMA 2017

Last week the Utah Educational Library Media Association held their Spring conference at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. Many of our library media educational technology specialists (LMETS) and media clerks attended the conference, and several presented sessions at the conference themselves. Here is a roster of the sessions shared by our specialists, along with links to resources from the sessions if available.

Session Title Presenter(s)
Book Repair — Fixing Inner Hinges Brad Butcher (LMETS, Evergreen Jr. High)
BookTube Jessica Moody (LMETS, Olympus Jr. High)
Destiny Hacks Josh Whiting (Library Media Specialist, Educational Technology Dept.)
Effective Library Web Pages Keith Smedberg (LMETS, Olympus Sr. High)
Engage Your Students through Breakout EDU Games! Stephanie Hamilton (LMETS, Bennion Jr. High) and Davina Sauthoff (LMETS, Wasatch Jr. High)
Genre-fying Your Library Fiction Collection Lorraine Wyness (LMETS, Taylorsville Sr. High)
Hosting an Author Brad Butcher (LMETS, Evergreen Jr. High)
Hosting a Book Club Warren Child (LMETS, Cyprus Sr. High)
I Read. What’s Your Superpower? Michelle Asay (LMETS, Granger Sr. High) and Heidi Williams (LMETS, Skyline Sr. High)
Is Your Library Engaging to Culturally Diverse Students? Toni Blattman (LMETS, Kearns Jr. High), Susan Booth (LMETS, Cottonwood Sr. High), and Marcia Ingram (LMETS, Eisenhower Jr. High)
Library Productivity Apps Angela Christensen (LMETS, Kennedy Jr. High)
Picture Books with Secondary Students Cindy Moyle (Granite District Secondary Libraries Supervisor) and Celia Powell (Granite District Secondary Educational Technology Specialist)
Twitter & Google + Jeff Curran (LMETS, Granite Park Jr. High)

In addition to the above sessions, Quinn Rollins, Granite’s Social Studies Curriculum Specialist, attended and gave an excellent presentation entitled “Beyond Batman: Graphic Novels as Serious Texts.”  Author Emily Wing Smith, a Taylorsville High School alumnus and occasional substitute teacher for Granite, gave the inspiring and relatable morning keynote address on her personal childhood experiences that led her to writing.

We really appreciate all of those from Granite School District who shared their time and expertise in these sessions. We further look forward to next week’s UCET 2017 conference, in which many of our elementary school technology specialists (STS) will present breakout sessions, as well as more of our LMETS.

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