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SWRASL Spring Meeting and Workshops
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When: 3/2/2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Republic High School
4370 S. Repmo Dr.
Republic, Missouri  65738
United States
Contact: Karen Rumker

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SWRASL will hold its spring meeting and workshops event March 2nd!  Please see the below for a schedule of the day.  Attached, please find a registration form.  Contact Karen Rumker, the Southwest Region President, for additional information.


C is for Common Core, Collaboration, and More!


SWRASL Spring Meeting and Workshops

March 2, 2013


Republic High School

4370 S Repmo Dr  

Republic, MO 65738


9:00-9:30 check in/registration open

         Juice, water, coffee, fruit, & donuts available

Come and collaborate with fellow librarians about what you are doing in your library.

Collaboration Topic: Is Dewey outdated?  How do you organize your library?  Have you considered new ways to organize your library?


9:30-11:00 workshop – C is for Common Core

Presented by Dr. Cutbirth from SWRPDC

Are you ready for common core standards?  Do you know how they will affect your library?  How can you help implement the common core?  Come and hear about these topics and more.


11:00 Break Collaboration Topic: What will you do with the common core?



workshop Choice 1:  eBooks 101

Presented by Meggan Moore from the Springfield-Greene County Library

Learn how to use the downloadable catalog, how to download to different types of devices, and how to use it in your library media center.


workshop Choice 2:  Collaboration Lesson Share

Presented by you.  Bring a lesson idea that you have used to collaborate with another teacher.  We will divide by elementary and high school.


Vendor’s displays – visit vendors before or after you eat.


12:00 lunch – taco buffet bar -taco salad, hard shell tacos, soft tacos, burritos, nachos and dessert of cinnamon sugar chips.


Collaboration Topic:  What professional books have you read this year?  What did you learn from them?

Vendor’s displays – visit vendors before or after you eat.


12:45-1:10 Business Meeting

       Installation of New Officers:

       Vice President – Gayle Bodenhamer

         Secretary – Dianne Richart

         Susan Willenbrink - Historian

         door prizes


1:10-1:50 Electronic Resources Showcases

Vendors will showcase their electronic resources in two twenty minute sessions.  You may choose to attend two presentations.

1:10-1:30 first session

1:30-1:50 second session

Choose from:

*Title:  Choosing & Managing Your K-12 Digital Resources through Mackin VIA
Presenter:  Laura Hammerschmidt
Description:The options for purchasing digital resources are changing so rapidly, it's difficult to keep up with best practices. In this session, Mackin's digital professional presents a comprehensive management solution and gives you practical tips on how to pick the best ebook model and eresources for your school, save you and your students time, boost circulation, facilitate teacher collaboration, gather effective usage statistics to justify spending decisions, and more in this engaging, timely presentation!

Door prize:  $100 in ebooks

*Title:  Beyond the Book

Presenter:  Mark Wilson

Description:  Integrate non-print material into your collection, beginning with the award-winning PebbleGo database. This unique program will enable early readers to do research, too. We'll also see interactive e-books from Capstone Publishers in action. Now the print titles your students love will engage them with the power of multi-media. Join us to see the future of e-reading and be rewarded with a chance to win a prize beyond the book.


*Title:  30,000 & Counting: Ebooks from Perma-Bound

Presenter:  Mark Wilson

Description:  If your students are ready for ebooks, so is Perma-Bound. Learn how to find and add some great new ebooks to your collection. Attendees will have a chance to win free ebooks!



*Title:  FollettShelf/Destiny eBooks

Presenter:  Donna Stumpf

Description:  Follett Shelf and ebooks

Door Prize:  Basket with playaways and books


*Title:  Rosen Databases and Resources

Presenter:  Susan Rundel

Rosen has two new databases for grades 7-12:

Financial Literacy - Prepare students for their financial future

Digital Literacy - Help your 21st-Century learners become savvy Digital Citizens!


Rosen products for grades K-6+:

Rosen Interactive eBooks with Digital Content Creation Tools - Your Common Core Solution!

PowerKnowledge Suite:

PowerKnowledge Physical Science, Earth/Space Science, and Life Science


1:50 vendor door prizes. Sign up will be during sessions.

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