About the Program
This hands-on conference geared towards
new instruction librarians (less than three 9-9:30 am - Registration,
years experience in the classroom, Refreshments, Welcome Teaching Trends from
including library school students) will
feature veteran librarians as presenters 9:30-11 am - Keynote speaker, the Trenches
and mentors. The day's activities will focus Dan Delehanty, to discuss basic
on library instruction and effective pedagogical theory
pedagogy with plenty of hands on activities.
Milne Library/SUNY Geneseo
Participants will leave the workshop with a
11:10-12 pm - Presentation January 12th, 2009
deeper understanding of teaching
methodology and potentially a complete techniques (vocal, eye contact, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
lesson plan ready to implement. A light rapport,etc.)
breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack
will be included in the day's events. 12-1 pm - Lunch
1-1:50 pm - Beginning a lesson
(focus activities, goals and
2-2:50 pm - Body of the lesson
(modeling, interactive learning
activities, the process of
3-3:50 pm - Assessment
3:50-4 pm - Wrap up
About the Presenters
About the Sessions Devoted to finding her inner Fool, Tracy L. Paradis is
Dan Delehanty received his Bachelor's degree from an actress and singer in a former life. She is currently
Keynote Address: Syracuse University's Newhouse (Communication) and in her third year as a Reference and Instruction
Dan Delehanty will engage "young" librarian teachers Maxwell (History and Political Science) Schools, and Librarian at SUNY Geneseo's Milne Library where she
by means of interactive scenarios based on Gardiner's went on to earn a Master's in Education from the also acts as selector/liaison to the School of the Arts
Multiple Intelligences. The intent is to challenge University of Rochester. A native of Rochester, Dan has and Coordinator of Displays. She holds an MLS from
librarians to look at teaching in new and creative ways devoted his teaching career in support of the Rochester University at Buffalo (2004) and a Bachelor of Music in
and to help build better connections with students for a City School District. He is a history teacher at East High Vocal Performance from California State University at
more effective learning experience. School and the co-facilitator of East's Teaching and Northridge (1997).
Learning Institute, a magnet program designed to foster
Presentation Techniques: future educators and leaders. Michelle (Dubaj) Price has a Masters degree in
All the world's a stage and you're the headlining act. It's Secondary Education from Southeast Missouri State
all about you. . or is it? Julie Barker has a BA [history and secondary social University. She completed her MLS degree at SUNY
studies] and MA [American history] from SUNY Cortland, Buffalo and received her BA in Spanish from Siena
Do you sometimes find yourself frozen with fear in the and has taught secondary social studies, at the middle College. She joined St. John Fisher College in the Fall
spotlight? Do you sometimes feel like there is a chasm school and high school levels, for 17 years. She has of 2008 as the Science and Outreach Librarian. She
between you and your students? Would you like to learn spent 7 years as a curriculum coordinator for social
how actors, singers, dancers and other performers is a liason to the School of Nursing, School
studies for the Pittsford Central School District and is of Pharmacy and the Biology, Chemistry and Physics
seem so at ease and "natural" when on stage? This currently in her second year as the Teacher Center
session offers feasible techniques, tips, and downright Departments. She previously worked at
Director for Pittsford. Additionally, Julie is a recipient of SUNY Fredonia as a Reference and Instruction
trickery to improve how you communicate and connect the Genesee Valley ASCD Emerging Curriculum Leader
with your audience, making you a more effective Librarian and at Southeast Missouri State University
award (2007). as an Instruction Librarian.
Alice Harrington Wilson is the Reference/Instruction Kathi Sigler received her MLS in School Library
Beginning the Lesson: Librarian at the LeRoy V. Good Library at Monroe
The start of a lesson serves as the foundation for a Media from SUNY at Buffalo in 2005 and her
Community College in Rochester. She received her MLS bachelor’s degree is in English and Secondary
successful learning experience. In this session, you will from Syracuse University and her BA from LeMoyne
learn how to create strong learning objectives that will College.
Education from College Misericordia. She holds
guide your teaching and help you to assess what New York State K-12 school library certification. At
students learned. Anticipatory sets, those activities Fisher’s Lavery Library, Kathi is the Instruction
Jen McLaughlin is a School Library Media Specialist at
designed to grab students attention, will also be Librarian and the Library Liaison to Fisher’s Wilson
Martha Brown Middle School in Fairport. Jen has been
covered. School of Education. She is also the librarian for the
teaching in Fairport for eleven years. She is a graduate
Curriculum Center which provides library resources
of Syracuse University and Nazareth College.
Body of the Lesson: and services for the college’s School of Education K-
You’ve got their attention, now what? It’s just a simple 12 pre-service teachers and faculty. Kathi also
One of Stephan J. Macaluso’s goals is to make coordinates library visits from local high schools.
matter of knowing what works - LOL. This session will assessment understandable. He has taken a lead role in
be an overview of practical ideas to help you manage assessment and improvement endeavors at Sojourner
time, engage learners, and avoid pitfalls Ann Tenglund is a librarian at St. Bonaventure
Truth Library, at SUNY New Paltz, and within SUNYLA
University, where she coordinates the library's
and ACRL’s Distance Learning Section. His recent
Assessment Techniques: information literacy instruction program as well as the
investigations have employed membership surveys,
There are as many types of assessment tools as there library's computer services area. She holds am MLS
focus group facilitation and building census data analysis.
are things to assess! Can you tell the difference from Syracuse University, an MS in education from St.
His academic interests include process improvement,
between them? Which ones measure what you’d like to Bonaventure University, and is currently a doctoral
institutional research and intellectual property policy.
know? Acquire a toolbox of strategies for use in your candidate in higher education at Nova Southeastern
Trained as a chef and as an orchestral conductor and
library and your classroom. University.
puppeteer, Stephan’s interests are eclectic.