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8:00 am 10.18.2017 - 4:00 pm 10.20.2017
INFOhio Staff


INFOhio will be hosting a booth again at this year's OELMA conference! But don't forget to check out our variety of presentations as well!


This year, OELMA will be hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Worthington, Ohio.


All Star School Library Websites

Presented by: Meagan Fowler, Saint Joseph Academy; Lori Lee, Zanesville Schools; Kristin Dages, Hudson City Schools; Jennifer Schwelik, INFOhio

Thursday, October 19 - 8-8:45 AM

Franklin Room

Does your library website need a face-lift? How do you know include students and teachers in the virtual library? Learn how to connect your library to students, teachers and community with an all-star school library website. Panelists will discuss design decisions and how to claim a space on the school website. Learn ways to use your website to teach student researchers to "fish" (rather than being the fish) in the information market. Learn how to work with colleagues to address library website curricular connections. And, learn tips on analyzing the virtual library website.


Make Yourself: Building a MakerSpace from the Ground Up

Presented by: Brandi Young (DBICoach), Kris Konik

Thursday, October 19 from 3- 3:45 PM

 Alder/Oak Room

Want to create a MakerSpace but don't know where to start? Have you started a MakerSpace, but it's not going the way you had hoped? Then this session is for you! Work with a Maker Mentor who will help you plan a MakerSpace customized to your needs using the INFOhio MaKit. To assist in the continuation of your Maker journey, each participant will leave with: a plan of action to implement their own MakerSpace, advocacy support pieces, suggested grants to support MakerSpace development, a purchasing/supply list, beginner Maker activities, and enrollment as an INFOhio IMaker.


Library Literacy Love: Creating a Reading Culture in Your School with INFOhio 

Presented by: Elaine Fultz, Madison Local Schools (This will also be a webinar)

Thursday, October 19 - 4 - 4:45 PM

Arena District Room

Literacy is at the heart of learning, and no one loves reading and books more than school librarians. Sharing this love is common nature for librarians, but having a plan to spread the joy, excitement, and wonder of reading is important. As more schools go 1:1 and implement digital learning programs, it is the library program which creates the connection between literacy and technology, providing both print and digital texts for students. Connecting staff, students, and community to text is possible with one click using INFOhio's resources, including ISearch which combines both digital and print possibilities. Past Newbery Award committee member Elaine Fultz will share how she uses INFOhio to create a reading culture and explain how you can build one in your building as well.


INFOhio +LMS +PBL + Career Planning = Prepared for Success  

Presented by: Gayle Geitgey  & Jennifer Schwelik

Friday, October 20 - 11:15 AM – noon

Franklin Room

Students who participate in project-based learning (PBL) are engaged and self-directed while learning research skills. Why is Ohio recommending that schools include PBL and career planning? How do you (and the library) fit in? Learn about the basics of PBL and the library's role. Learn ways to support the curriculum through materials, instruction, community con­nections and research skills. Learn how to use INFOhio's tools and resources to place your school library as the connector bringing the classroom, real-life learning, and the community together. And, while preparing students for their future, grow the role of the library in student learning success.


Pieces of “-Ate”: Solving the Open Educational Resources (OER) Puzzle

Presented by: Alexandria Halmbacher, Ohio History Connection and Brandi Young (DBICoach)

Friday, October 20 - 2:45 -3:30 PM

 Alder/Oak Room

The key to solving the OER puzzle is learning about the ""-ate"" pieces:

Innovate your school and educate your staff in OER. Curate OER and collaborate with teachers to find resources for students. Facilitate and provide teachers with support to integrate OER into instruction. Disseminate resources and cultivate a culture of personalized learning for your students and staff through the use of OER. Each participant will leave with materials to assist with educating staff, an annotated list of quality OER by grade-level, a rubric to evaluate OER, and an understanding of OER to become an OER leader in their school.