Duneland Schools media specialists and members of The Association of Indiana School Library Educators (AISLE), Janna Carney Moran, Michelle Ward and Karla Wilson were presenters at this year’s annual Indiana Library Federation conference in Indianapolis this past November. This year’s conference, “Strengthening Connections: Your Key to Success”, stressed the collaborative connections between classrooms and libraries, librarians and patrons, library programming and communities.
Moran and former Duneland Schools English teacher, Diana Gill, presented a session on the collaboration between the library and the advanced composition classes. Together the teacher and the library media specialist focus on specific skills that are layered throughout the course.
Wilson and Ward presided over a concurrent session that looked at the implementation of a library media class with students learning about current library topics and the library procedural skills used daily in any library setting. These skills are transferrable to an elementary or intermediate level media center, working as a library cadet.
The ILF conference, held annually, runs two days of concurrent professional development sessions presented by practicing librarians and media specialists for librarians and media specialist throughout the state. ILF is the professional organization for academic, public and school librarians; AISLE, Association of Indiana School Library Educators, is an Indiana Library Federation affiliate.