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Library 2.016 : Privacy in the Digital Age, March 16, 3:00-6:00 Eastern In this focused conversation, we will address the roles and responsibilities of libraries regarding the protections of intellectual freedom, privacy, free speech, information access, and freedom of the press. Are these still core values of the library profession, and if so, how are libraries and librarians responding to the increasing complexities of data tracking and desires for data-informed services and marketing?

Webinars – American Association of School Libraries

Attendance during the live webinar is open to all and is complimentary. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. Non-AASL members can gain access to this webinar archive and over 200 other archived AASL professional development resources by joining AASL or subscribing to eCOLLAB.

Minecraft and Immersive Learning Environments for School Librarians (AASL) LiveWebinarFree! Wednesday, March 16 | 6:00 p.m. Central
Gamification, particularly Minecraft, has been a hot topic for librarians and educators recently. This webinar presents an overview of current virtual worlds and how librarians are using them and shares potential future opportunities with virtual reality systems in the near future. Dr. Valerie Hill has worked with 5th graders who designed and built a Minecraft Digital Citizenship Game to promote information literacy. Beth S. O’Connell has worked in several virtual worlds to share immersive learning experiences, such as virtual field trips.

MyStorybook: Create, Illustrate & Publish! (AASL)
LiveWebinarAttendance Cert.Free! Thursday, March 17 | 6:00 p.m. Central
During this webinar, Russell Hoy and Karrin Huynh will walk viewers through the in’s and out’s of MyStorybook, demonstrating how to create your own online storybook. By exploring books made by students around the globe, Russell and Karrin will show viewers how MyStorybook can be used in classrooms to promote creativity and literacy in a fun and engaging way.


 TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio (AASL)
LiveWebinarFree! Wednesday, April 6 | 6:00 p.m. Central
The school library should already be a center for information, for technology and for creation in a school. Those aspects uniquely position the library program to create an ad hoc television studio. Because many schools and districts don’t have the money to invest in a state-of-the art studio, this webinar will focus on how to create a functional studio on a tight budget.

EdWeb Webinars


Your Guided Inquiry Program, Part II: Sharing the Learning  Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)Register at This webinar will provide examples of unique and exciting ways to showcase inquiry learning for the “share phase.” Building on her fall webinar, Getting Started With Guided Inquiry, Leslie Maniotes will present numerous examples from the field that describe a school-wide approach that hones in on the skills developed across grades K-12. Examples of inquiry products will be shared as well as connections to both ELA CCSS and NCSS for cross-curricular collaborations with the school librarian. Leslie will field questions from attendees after her presentation.

Rethinking the Research Paper – Part 2 Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Eastern Time) Prestented by Michelle Luhtala Register at  This webinar is a continuation of Rethinking the Research Paper – Part 1 hosted in January 2016. The Common Core calls for inquiry, close reading, and publication but in this millennium, publication is evolving. Giving students choice helps to differentiate and personalize instruction, and technology opens the door to new options for publication. In this session, participants will explore alternatives to the traditional research paper that will engage students with the research process while challenging them to document their learning using innovative tools and meeting rigorous expectations

Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners Thursday, March 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time) Register at:  In this webinar Kim Adsit will share ways to use puppets, games, activities, props, and songs to develop meaningful lessons that will grow dendrites—connections within the brain that make children smarter– as they learn letters, rhyming, word families, story elements and much, much more! You will discover ways to stir up some literacy success in your little learners when you develop activities that appeal to the different multiple intelligences. Kim will also share a plethora of ideas that develop the love of reading. She will model how to take a selection of literature and develop a strategic lesson that will have your little ones applying their learning to new pieces of literature. Kim says, “The brain learns by pattern, but seeks novelty.”

The Big6 Curriculum: Essential & Practical Tuesday, April 05, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Eastern Time), Presented by Dr. Mike Eisenberg  In this webinar, Mike Eisenberg and Colette Bartow help educators, especially teacher-librarians, to design and deliver curriculum and instruction to meet the ICT literacy needs of 21st-century students. Join us and learn how to use the Big6 curriculum approach to provide a clearly defined, predictable, measured and reported program. In addition, we will focus on strategies and tools for assessment, reporting, and gaining widespread buy-in for the program.

CLA Webinar

Security And Privacy: Digital Literacy Challenges                                                                                 Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016  Time: 2 pm EST  Duration: One-hour webinar
Price: $45 for OLA members / $55 for non-members
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1  Presenter: Alexandre Fortier                       Information security and privacy represent two information management issues that are of key importance for organizational and individual success in an evolving society and labour market in which information is a core resource. This session will focus on aspects of information security and privacy that are important to librarians and other information professionals. It will cover the common risks associated with information security and privacy; the Canadian regulatory environment; and the knowledge, skills and expertise required to face these risks. Designed to inform all staff, across divisions and departments and at all levels of responsibility. Provides tools to begin extending the useful life of library collections.



QSLiN Library Symposium, Wednesday, April 13, Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire, 6700 Trans Canada, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 1C2, Keynote Speaker: Gwyneth Jones (The Daring Librarian).  More information to follow. This link will give you descriptions of the various sessions:

ABQLA Annual Conference, Wednesday, May 4th, 2016, Gelber Conference Centre, 5151 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, Montreal, QC H3W 1M6

AASL and GameRT invite you to GAME, September 23-24 Gaming As Meaningful Education, co-sponsored by the ALA Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT)    Attendees will focus on how games encourage critical thinking, problem solving and creative activities. GAME will be held September 23-24 in Rochester, N.Y. Early bird registration is open through May 1, 2016, at  Attendees will explore how to implement interactive learning opportunities in their library programs through all types of games. They will also discover how these strategies connect communities – students, parents, and educators – through the educational, recreational, and social value of games.