My Presentations


Pinch Me Moment!
I love learning and sharing with other educators from around the country and, indeed, the world. It has been a thrill and an unbelievable honor to be invited to be a keynote and featured speaker at numerous library and technology conferences and I am always humbled by each request to be a part of my colleagues’ professional journey. As a former classroom teacher, middle school librarian, district level media and tech leader and current Educator on Loan with the NC Dept. of Public Instruction’s Division of Digital Teaching and Learning, I LOVE helping other teachers (especially, but not limited to, teacher librarians and technology educators) transform teaching and learning for kids through effective collaborations, inspired use of technology and innovative pedagogy.

If you are interested in having me speak or conduct professional development for your school, organization or group, please contact me at jennifer [at] librarygirl [dot] net. Keep in mind, though, that my first priority is to the teachers and learners in North Carolina, who I have the honor to serve each and every day. That said, I weigh each and every incredibly humbling request carefully and if I am unable to accept, I will gladly recommend someone else who I think might be able to meet your needs.

In the end, it is my strong belief that being a great teacher requires being a great learner. It is a thrill and an honor to be a part of that process!

Some of my most frequently requested keynotes include:


 


Also... if I'll be visiting your state conference or school district soon and you need an image for your conference brochure, webpage or newsletter, please feel free to select from the following.  Additionally, my bio can be found here.






Additional Presentations:

BRAINZ!!! How to Avoid the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse! 
 
Virginia School Library Association Annual Conference, November 2013 - Keynote Address!

Beyond the Basics:  Libraries as Centers for the 4Cs! Virginia School Library Association Annual Conference, November 2013 - Featured Speaker!


Formative Assessment 2.0, Virginia School Library Association Annual Conference, November 2013  Featured Speaker!


Librarians as Standard Bearers: Common Core and MoreCentral New York State School Library System Conference, November 2013 - Keynote Address!


Becoming a Connected Librarian, North Carolina School Library Media Association Conference, October 2013 Featured Speaker!


Back to School Special! w/Gwyneth Jones and Tiffany Whitehead, TL Virtual Cafe Webinar, September 2013

Technology is NOT Transforming Education. YOU ARE! Alexander Summer Tech Luau, August 2013 - Keynote Address!

How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!, Alabama School Library Association Summer Conference - New Librarian Conference, June 2013 - Keynote Address!

Cape Optional! Leading From The Library, Alabama School Library Association Summer Conference, June 2013 - Keynote Address!

Taking the Lead on Standards:  Common Core and More!  SLJ Webcast, June 2013


Has Your PD Got Game?  Gamifying your Professional Development, North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference, March 2013

Game On! Using Video Games to Ramp Up Your Instruction! North Carolina Technology in Education Society Conference, March 2013

Where do We Fit In?  School Library Media Coordinators and the Common Core, NC Department of Public Instruction (Division of Digital Teaching and Learning), February 2013

Exploring the NC Professional Teaching Standards for School Library Media Coordinators:  Leadership, NC Department of Public Instruction (Division of Digital Teaching and Learning), February 2013

What is a "21st Century Librarian?" NC Department of Public Instruction (Division of Digital Teaching and Learning), February 2013

Where Do We Fit In?  School Librarians and the Common Core, NC Department of Public Instruction (Division of Digital Teaching and Learning), January 2013

EduTech Smackdown Open Mic w/Dr. Joyce Valenza, TL Virtual Cafe Webinar Series, December 2012

Educational Technology and the Common Core, NC Department of Public Instruction, December 2012

Gamification For An Epic Win, TL Virtual Cafe Webinar Series, November 2012

Using Social Media to Engage Teens, ALA Tech Source Webinar Series, November 2012

Game On! Using Video Games to Ramp Up Your Instruction! NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics , October 2012

140 Character  PD:  Twitter for Educators, NC Council of Teachers of Mathematics , October 2012

140 Character  PD:  Twitter for School Librarians, Washington State Library Association Fall Conference, October 2012 - Featured Speaker!

Snapshot of a 21st Century Library Program, Washington State Library Association Fall Conference, October 2012 - Featured Speaker!

North Carolina School Library Association State of the State Address, NCSLMA, October 2012

Game On! Using Video Games to Ramp Up Your Instruction! NCSLMA, October 2012

140 Character  PD:  Twitter for School Librarians, NCSLMA, October 2012


Game On! Using Video Games To Ramp Up Your Instruction! New Hanover County Schools, June 2012


Rock Star Advocacy:  Proving Your Worth in Tough Times, Union County Schools, May 2012

Developing a Personal Learning Network  "Dynamic Landscapes - Vita Learn Conference," May 2012 - Keynote Address!


Snapshot of a 21st Century Library Program: Extended Learning Session.  Duplin County Schools Librarian Inservice Training, April 2012.

Moving Forward:  Creating Library Spaces and Programs that Support Content Area Reading. New Hanover County Schools "Common Core Training: Understanding the Standards," February 2012

Snapshot of A 21st Century Library Program, North Carolina Dept of Public Instruction Region 4 "Lunch and Learn," January 2011.


Rock Star Advocacy: Proving Your Worth In Tough Times, TL Virtual Café, 2011

Diving Into Digital Books, North Carolina School Library Media Association Conference, 2011

Web 2.Uh Oh! Going from Technophobe to TechnoFAB!, North Carolina School Library Media Conference, 2011

It's a Small World After All:  Developing Personal Learning Networks for Teachers and Students, NC Teaching Fellows Jr. Conference: 2011

Bibliotherapy 2.0: Using eBooks to Impact Diverse Student Populations, NC Teaching Fellows Jr. Conference: 2011

Diving Into Digital Books, TL Virtual Café Webinar, 2011

eBooks: Not Just The Next Big Thing, NHCS Summer Technology Institute: 2011

Wikis for Web Curation: NHCS Summer Technology Institute: 2011

Hooked on eBooks, NCTIES: 2010

Wikis for School Librarians, New Hanover County Schools: 2010

NC Young Adult Book Award for Middle School Librarians, North Carolina School Library Media Association Conference, 2009

Glogster for School Librarians, NHCS Summer Technology Institute: 2009

Implementing the NC Young Adult Book Award, North Carolina School Library Media Association Conference, 2009