Monday, October 14, 2013

Connected Librarians Day Today + More Awesome Heroes at the Nightly Connected Cafe All Week

Today we have a great line-up of Library 2.013 pre-conference sessions, all free (of course!), all dedicated to "connected librarians," and all part of the spectacular Connected Educator Month. The schedule overview is below, with more information and how to join the sessions at

11:00am US-Eastern Daylight Time
"Leading the Charge to Connect the Library, Classroom, and Curriculum: A View from Library Leadership" - Panel Discussion

12:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time
"The Library as Makerspace"- Kristin Fontichiaro

1:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time
"Virtual Library Instruction:Tools & Tips" - Stacy Creel
"Teaching the Teachers: Integrating Technology into Library Instruction" - Amanda Nichols Hess

2:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time
"[Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age" - John Shank

Continuing this week are the nightly "cafe" conversations with online "heroes." If you haven't joined us for one of these yet, they are turning out to be some of the most enjoyable online sessions I've ever held, as we get a chance to spend some more personal time with these folks and you get a chance to connect with them. Join me from 7:30 - 8:30pm US-Eastern Daylight Time each weeknight by going to

Here is our schedule for this week:

Monday, October 14 Connection to Collaboration:
Howard Rheingold and Shelly Terrell

Tuesday, October 15 Innovating STEM and Literacy:
Sylvia Martinez and Jackie Gerstein

Wednesday, October 16 Making Informal PD Count:
Peggy George

Thursday, October 17 Personalized Learning:
Gwyneth Jones and Joyce Valenza

Friday, October 18 21st Century Classroom Management:
Audrey Watters

Here's the schedule for the rest of the month:

October 21 Connected Leadership: 
Milton Chen, Sam Chaltain

October 22 Connection to Collaboration: 
Julie Lindsay, Kathy Schrock, Shannon Miller, Esther Wojcicki

October 23 Innovating STEM and Literacy:  
Yovel Badash and Jim Vanides

October 24 Making Informal PD Count:
Lucy Gray,  Steven Anderson

October 25 Personalized Learning:
TBD (hopefully, connected students!)

October 28 21st Century Classroom Management:  
Suzie Boss, Jane Nelsen

October 29 Connected Leadership:  
Keith Krueger, Scott McLeod

October 30 Connection to Collaboration:  
Richard Byrne, Adam Bellow

October 31 Innovating STEM and Literacy:

Recordings of the previous cafe sessions are all at here.

October 3 Connected Leadership
Dean Shareski, Vicki Davis

October 4 Connection to Collaboration
Larry Ferlazzo, Angela Maiers

October 7 Innovating STEM and Literacy
Michelle Cordy

October 8 Making Informal PD Count:
Ira Socol, Kathleen Cushman

October 9 Personalized Learning:
Karl Fisch, Lee Kolbert, Will Richardson

October 10 21st Century Classroom Management:
Alice Keeler, Anne Mirtschin

October 11 Connected Leadership:
David Loertscher, Bill Brennan

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