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Annual Conferences
    2011 Annual Conference in Philadelphia

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.

ERIC Update

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 , featured in the PBS cooking show “A Taste of History”?

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