Sunday, February 18, 2018
We have two great post-conference options for you to choose from! Please read below for descriptions.
Post-Conference Option 1: Implementing Evidence-Based Practice
We often do things in our daily library practice based on preferences, lack of options, blockage by others, just to experiment, or simply because we've always done them that way. Wouldn't it be nice if we could justify why we do certain things with evidence-based action research and be able to step out of the rut?
This full day workshop will explore what evidence-based practice is, why it is important, and how you can create and implement simple action research plans to collect data to help you move toward best practice in your library. You will leave the workshop armed with tools and ideas to move forward with a variety of situations you may be facing.
Dianne McKenzie, a school librarian for over 15 years in Hong Kong, is now a full time professional development consultant. Her blog, Library Grits, and her Facebook group, Int'l School Library Connection, have large, regular followings. She has taken the term ‘life long learner’ personally, always pursuing ways to enhance her own learning.
Post-Conference Option 2: Follett Destiny Workshop
The Follett Destiny workshops are a chance to come together to share what’s going on in your school and school libraries, learn about new enhancements to Destiny and of course time to collaborate with your colleagues. Current Destiny users as well as those new to the system are welcome to attend! Many basic features of the software will be reviewed along with newer features and enhancements.
This workshop is designed to provide continuing education and training for educators. Reviewing updates and enhancements from the latest versions of Destiny ensures that users are aware of changes and can make the most of the program when working with students, staff and the school community as a whole. In addition to highlighting changes to the program, vital tasks such as cataloging, circulation and running reports will also be reviewed to ensure that users are aware of best practice. Topics covered may include, but are not limited to:
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