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[TASL] Annual Conference for 2010 ...

[TASL] Annual Conference for 2010
http://www.discoveret.org/tasl/

When: November 4 – 6, 2010

Where: Murfreesboro, TN
Murfreesboro Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Conference Center
1200 Conference Center Blvd Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Group/convention code [SLM]

What: This year’s theme is “Get Connected”
CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
CONNECTING WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION
CONNECTING WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES
CONNECTING WITH AUTHORS AND ADVOCATES
CONNECTING WITH VENDORS
CONNECTING WITH TASL LEADERS

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    • Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL] Annual Conference for 2010 When: November 4 – 6, 2010 Where: Murfreesboro, TN Murfreesboro Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center Embassy Suites Murfreesboro Hotel & Conference Center 1200 Conference Center Blvd Murfreesboro, TN 37129 Group/convention code [SLM] What: This year’s theme is “Get Connected” • CONNECTING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND COMMUNITY LEADERS • CONNECTING WITH YOUR PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION • CONNECTING WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES • CONNECTING WITH AUTHORS AND ADVOCATES • CONNECTING WITH VENDORS • CONNECTING WITH TASL LEADERS CONNECTING WITH YOUR COLLEAGUES The TASL Showcase: New this year TASL Showcase will spotlight great ideas and programs implemented by our members. http://www.discoveret.org/tasl/TASL_Showcase.pdf Our Member Presenters: Excellent Presentations from fellow TASL members • “Get Connected in the Classroom” – Using Gadgets [ebook readers, ipods, video cameras, etc.] and Web 2.0 technology in the classroom to engage students [Courtney Fuson & Penny Frere] • “Book Fair: Imagine the Possibilities” Make the most of your bookfair by connecting with faculty, students, parents, and community. Presenters have collectively won first place in three National Scholastic Book Fair Competitions. [Sarah Svarda & Melanie Maxwell] • “Why should I listen to you?” Tips on communication styles and content packaging that will help you get your message across to everyone from your principal to the President. [Cindy Welch, Ph.D.] And Many, Many, More! Continued
    • Tennessee Association of School Librarians [TASL] Annual Conference for 2010 CONNECTING WITH AUTHORS AND ADVOCATES Stephanie D. Vance, the “Advocacy Guru” of Advocacy Associates, LLC is author of Government by the People: How to Communicate with Congress, the fabjob.com guide, Get a Job on Capitol Hill, Citizens in Action and the recently released Advocacy Manual: A Practitioner’s Guide. She has over 20 years of experience in Congressional affairs, having worked in a prominent DC law firm, lobbied for National Public Radio and worked in various Congressional offices, holding positions as Legislative Director and Staff Director. www.advocacyguru.com/about_stephanievance.htm While promoting the message "Read a zillion books", Jerry Pallotta excites readers with icky bugs and chocolate math. Jerry writes for the classroom. His curriculum-based books focus on reading, writing, math, and science, with just the right dose of humor and the unexpected. A school visit with Jerry promotes basic skills and creates enthusiasm for learning. www.jerrypallotta.com/ Carla Killough McClafferty grew up in the small farming community of Tomberlin, Arkansas, where her parents farmed rice and soybeans. Many long, lazy days of her childhood were spent under the outstretched arms of a giant pecan tree. Her elementary school didn't have a library, using instead bookshelves under the windows that filled one wall of the classroom. She says, "To this day, libraries fill me with awe and appreciation." www.carlamcclafferty.com/ Terri Kirk is the librarian at Reidland High School in Paducah, Kentucky and has been a high school librarian for 18 years. Ms. Kirk is the past president of the Kentucky School Media Association and the Kentucky Library Association. She served as American Association of School Libraries (AALS) Division Councilor on the ALA Council before being elected to the Executive Board of ALA. She is a member of the Gaming Experts group for ALA. http://librarygamingtoolkit.org/rhsbiggame.html http://rhsweb.mccracken.kyschools.us/~tkirk/RHS_Library/Welcome.html Award winning author, Helen Hemphill … Hailed as “a strong new voice in children’s literature” by Kirkus Reviews, Helen Hemphill grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas. Her novel Long Gone Daddy won the Teddy Award for young adult fiction from the Writers’ League of Texas and was named to the New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age. In 2007, her second novel, Runaround, was named a Top Ten Youth Romance by Booklist and Best New Books for the Classroom by Book Links. http://www.helenhemphill.com/helenhemphill.com/Word_Artist.html Candie Moonshower’s hands-on workshops and author talks are tailored to age-appropriate grade levels and cover material geared toward brainstorming ideas, historical research/writing and journaling. Her recent award-winning novel, THE LEGEND OF ZOEY, is an historical novel based in West Tennessee. Zoey, a feisty, funny thirteen-year-old, leaves home for a boring field trip to West Tennessee and Reelfoot Lake, only to find herself on the ride of her life as she is thrust back in time to the winter of 1811 and the New Madrid Earthquakes that will devastate West Tennessee. www.candiemoonshower.com/ Jacqueline Jules is the author of fourteen books for children, including No English, Sarah Laughs, (a Sydney Taylor Honor Book), Unite or Die: How Thirteen States Became a Nation, and Duck for Turkey Day. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Cricket, Spider,Ladybug, Highlights for Children, andWee Ones Online Magazine. www.jacquelinejules.com/ Having been involved in education for more than 30 years, Dr. Michael Shoulders travels extensively, visiting schools and speaking at conferences across the country. In addition to authoring the companion title, Say Daddy!, he has written several books, including G is for Gladiator: An Ancient Rome Alphabet. We all know Mike from the books Count On Us: A Tennessee Number Book and V is for Volunteer: A Tennessee Alphabet http://www.michaelshoulders.com/ Leigh Anne W. Hoover, a longtime Kingsport resident, and children’s author. Hoover is the author of the well-known children’s book The Santa Train Tradition and is the immediate past president of the Literacy Council of Kingsport. Her new book Festus and His Fun Fest Favorites commemorates the 30th year of Fun Fest.