Thursday, September 08, 2022

UPDATED: "School Library Summit" - Tuesday, September 20th, an SJSU iSchool Online Event

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding sponsor of the Library 2.0 conference series, a partnership we have had for 12 years. Please consider attending their free upcoming symposium. 

School Library Summit

The SJSU School of Information is pleased to present the School Library Summit. This webcast is free to attend and will be recorded. Register to attend! 


I. Welcome and Introductions (10:00 – 10:05 a.m. Pacific Time) 

  • Anthony Chow, PhD, Director and Professor, SJSU School of Information & Co-Chair of ALISE’s Council of Deans, Directors, and Chairs
  • Sanda Erdelez, PhD, Interim Dean and Professor, College of Organizational, Computational and Information Sciences, Simmons University & Co-Chair of ALISE’s Council of Deans, Directors, and Chairs

II. Keynote Address (10:05 – 10:55 a.m. Pacific Time)

  • Keith Curry-Lance, Consultant and School Library Researcher
  • Kathy Lester, AASL President 

III. Panel 1 (10:55 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time): What does an strong school library look like and how do we best prepare and educate school librarians to create and run them? 

  • Karen Gavigan, PhD, PhD, Interim Director, University of South Carolina School of Information Science, College of Information and Communications
  • Jonathan Hunt, MLIS, County Schools Librarian at San Diego County Office of Education
  • Cynthia Richardson Johnson, PhD Candidate, College of Information and Communications, University of South Carolina

IV. Panel 2 (11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Pacific Time): What specific, achievable, strategic actions should be taken at federal and state levels to address effectively, at a policy level, equity of access for all students to well-funded school libraries staffed by certified school librarians?

  • Lessa Pelayo-Lozada, ALA President
  • Kathy Lester, AASL President
  • Kathy Carroll, Past AASL President

V. Concluding Remarks (11:55 a.m. – Noon Pacific Time) – Drs. Anthony Chow and Sanda Erdelez

The webcast will be recorded for future on-demand viewing.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

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