A preliminary listing of the Education Division
sponsored programs at SLA. More details to follow.
OMG! The Millennials Are Coming!
Mary Ellen Bates, of Bates Information Services and popular SLA
presenter will turn her focus to the impact of the Millennial Generation
on the workplace, and the new skills and expectations they bring.
Mary Ellen’s sessions draw the multitudes, and are the highlight
of any conference for many attendees.
Teaching Generation M
This session will use a “speed dating” approach to
sharing information from a distinguished panel of librarians. Vibiana
Bowman Cvetkovic (Rutgers University) and Robert J. Lackie (Rider
University) are editors and contributors and Patricia H. Dawson
(Rider University) and Diane K. Campbell (Rider University) are
contributors to the volume Teaching Generation M: A Handbook for
Librarians and Educators (Neal-Schuman, 2009). This promises to
be a lively interactive session.
iCritical Thinking-- A “VIP Need to Know Session”
Irv Katz of Educational Testing Service will present a session
on iCritical Thinking Certification, an outcomes-based assessment
that has quickly become the standard in digital literacy certification.
The exam features real-time scenario-based tasks measuring how individuals
navigate, evaluate and understanding the wealth of information available
through digital technology. iCritical Thinking Certification has
been endorsed by the Global Literacy council and is aligned with
the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries Standards.
Christine Dunn, Director of the National Library of Education,
accompanied by Luna Levinson and Nancy Cawley will lead this annual
session updating us about changes and progress at ERIC and soliciting
our comments and recommendations.
Breakfast Meeting and Roundtable Discussion
Division members, friends, and all interested parties are invited
to this ticketed breakfast meeting and informal discussion of the
issues facing us in our libraries. Eat! Greet! Share experiences!
Education Division No Host Dinner
Details to be posted. Do you have a favorite Philadelphia restaurant
to recommend? What do you think about The City Tavern http://www.citytavern.com/
, featured in the PBS cooking show “A Taste of History”?