*Go here to register for the conference: http://www.alasla.org/
Please view this message from the conference organizer, Dr. Susan Cordell.
Dear School Library Colleagues:
As many of you already know, the annual Alabama Expo (formerly LAMP) has been cancelled this year due to budgetary constraints. The Library Media Program at The University of West Alabama is stepping up to provide a one-day conference for anyone who is interested in attending. The symposium will qualify for 6 1/4 to 7 1/4 clock hours of professional development, with an optional, free, one-hour post-symposium workshop that is sure to be both valuable and fun!
Included in the symposium will be a presentation/discussion by Dr. Carolyn Starkey, NBCT, on the new EDUCATEAlabama librarians' evaluation program, which is being implemented this fall. Dr. Starkey will also discuss the core standards and how they, along with EDUCATEAlabama, impact us as school librarians. Other topics include a presentation on the state of school librarianship in Alabama, how to be a stronger advocate for your profession, and a short break-out meeting for all of the Alabama School Library Association districts represented.
The day will be filled with vital information, refreshments, a catered lunch, free optional workshop, door prizes, exhibits and several doses of fun! The cost is $12, all-inclusive.
You will find a pdf flyer attached to this email. [Flyer can be found here.] Please join us and show your support for our--YOUR--profession. For further information, please contact me at the address listed below and on the flyer. It would be very helpful if you could also email me to let me know that you are planning to attend, so that accurate lunch arrangements can be made. I can also send directions on how to locate UWA for those of you who are unfamiliar with the area.
We at The University of West Alabama look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 28, 2011, at UWA's Bell Conference Center in Livingston!
Dr. Susan Cordell, NBCT
Assistant Professor, Library Media
Certified NBCT Candidate Support Provider
The University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL 35470