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2010 Fall Seminar
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Featuring Charles Smith, Jr.

Author, Poet and Illustrator

Winner of the 2010 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration for My People. In addition, he has also received the 2008 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award and 2008 Norman Sugarman Best Biography Honor Book for Twelve Rounds of Glory : The Story of Muhammad Ali. To learn more about Charles Smith, Jr. visit his website.


Click here for the Fall Seminar Brochure.

Hotel Information

A room block has been set up in the Drury Inn in St. Peters located at 170 Westfield Drive/Mid Rivers Mall Circle.  If you would like to make a room reservation please call 1-800-325-0720 and request the MASL room block for a $80.99 per night rate.



For the first time, MASL invites companies to exhibit at the Annual Fall Seminar. The Fall Seminar attracts approximately 100 school librarians from across the state for a one-day workshop.  Below is an outline of when participants will be available to visit exhibits throughout the day.

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Exhibitor Registration

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Participant Registration/Exhibits Open

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Participant Break/Exhibits Open

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Participant Break/Exhibits Open

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Participant Break/Exhibits Open

Please note that this event is hosted by a member's school so amenities for exhibitors are limited

to a single table.  Unfortunately no electricity or phone lines are available.

Due to limited tables, once MASL receives 7 registrations exhibitors will be asked to bring their own table or pay an additional fee for table rental.

MASL has received 7 registrations, taking up the limited amount of tables the school is able to provide.  Exhibitors who would like to register are asked to bring their own table or pay an additional fee for table rental.

For any questions regarding exhibit opportunities, please contact the MASL office at (573) 893-4155 or


For the complete schedule of events, see the below information.



For additional information on each of the workshop sessions and a listing of and biograpy information for Fall Seminar speakers please see the files located beneath the schedule of events.


8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Registration/Vendor Displays/Reading Incentive Items for Sale

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote: Charles Smith, Jr – The Power of Poetry

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.


Vendor Displays

Reading Incentive Items for Sale

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session #1 – 4 Workshops

  1. Power of Poetry Continued – Charles Smith, Jr.
  1. 21 Century Learning Standards – Jane Horsefield
  1. 101 Ways to Promote Reading – Brenda Steffens
  1. High School Collaboration - "Integrating YA Historical Fiction into Social Studies Classes” – Margaret Sullivan and Angie Steele

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch – Guest Speaker: State Representative Anne Zerr

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

Break/Vendor Displays/Reading Incentive Items for Sale

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session #2 – 5 Workshops

  1. Walking on the Moon in the Library – Ashley Robertson
  1. The Inside Scoop on the MASL Award Book Committees – Becky Wilson
  1. Working Together to Teach Kids Digital Citizenship: A Collaboration on
    Plagiarism and Copyright - Stacy McMackin and Jennifer Newton

      4.    Out of Your Comfort Zone: Suburbanites Experience the City by Bus

             and On Foot - Maggie Newbold and Dona Coleman


1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Break/Vendor Displays/Reading Incentive Items for Sale

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Breakout Session #3 – 4 Workshops

     1.    Think Discovery is ONLY about Streaming Videos? – Toni Howe

  1. So Many Books; So Little Time – Ronda Thiessen

     3.     Information Containers: A Collaboration and Middle School Instruction Model –

             Cherie  LeMay and Anna Ahrens

  1. Author Visits: How to Achieve the Biggest Bang for your Bucks – Julia Jorgensen

2010 Fall Seminar Workshop Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Workshop Descriptions PDF (105.08 KB) Administration 10/14/2010
Presenter Biographies PDF (88.96 KB) Administration 10/14/2010
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