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					         About the Program
This hands-on conference geared towards
new instruction librarians (less than three    9-9:30 am - Registration,
                                                                                  Library Instruction:
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
                                               discovery, etc.)

                                               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.

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