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Webcast Title: Demonstrating the Value of Your Library – Data That Makes a Difference
Webcast Date: May 22, 2014
School libraries make a difference. Or do they? What measurements are being used to show the strength and effectiveness of the resources and programs offered to students and teachers? Hear from library representatives at Oxford (MI) High School and Hinsdale (IL) Central High School who will cover:
• Defining useful anecdotal and statistical data
• Building relationships with students and teachers to create curriculum and assessments
• Collecting and using assessment data to measure student growth
About the speakers:
Carrie Conner, Media Specialist, Oxford (MI) High School
Carrie has been a Library Media Specialist at Oxford High School for two years. Prior to this she worked as a librarian for three years and interim library director for a year at a private high school in the Washington, DC area. Carrie has an MIS from the University of Michigan and a BS in Biology from Western Michigan University
Kathleen Krepps, Library Director, Hinsdale (IL) Central High School
Kathleen is the Library Director for Hinsdale Central High School. She earned National Board Certification as a Library Media Specialist in 2011 and has an MLIS from Dominican University and an MA in Communications from University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kerrin Riley, Teacher-Librarian, Hinsdale (IL) Central High School
Kerrin is a National Board Certified Librarian at Hinsdale Central High School. Before becoming a librarian she worked for a large telecommunications company as a data network specialist. Kerrin earned an MLIS from Dominican University and is currently working on an Ed.D in Instructional Technology at Northern Illinois University.
Myles Laffey, Teacher-Librarian, Hinsdale (IL) Central High School
Myles Laffey is a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL. Prior to his past 8 years teaching in the library, he spent 13 years teaching English.