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End of the Year Report: 2014-2015 School Year: Professional Development Attended

Office of Library Services Fall 2014 Conference

Workshops attended:

Keynote Speech--Dr. Antero Garcia

Using Ted Talks and TedX in Libraries

Speech by Chancellor Carmen Farina

Speechy by Bill Nye the Science Guy


Office of Library Spring 2015 Institute

Workshops Attended:

Key Note with Dr. Teri Lesesne: Taking C.A.R.E. to Motivate Readers

Summer Reading 2015

Preview to NYC Reads 365 Booklist (I worked on the grades 11-12 list! More info in the fall!)

Best Books for grades 6-12 Readers

AASL's Best Apps and Websites


Click on the pictures for the complete list of AASL's Best Apps and Best Websites 2014!

Election Day: Nuclear Disarmament at the United Nations

Ms. Fryer from Law, whose students have attended the Hibakusha Stories program for many years, and I were invited to participate in the UN's program on Nuclear Disarmament on Election Day this year.  We received a tour of the UN, including the room where the Security Council meets, ate lunch in the UN cafeteria, and spent time learning about the UN's mission and how that aligns with Hibakusha Stories and their quest for peace and nuclear disarmament.  It was really amazing to be in the building and be surrounded by so many incredible people and artifacts.  We were also able to secure the date for our Hibakusha Stories presentation that day.


Campus Librarian's Network

In addition to PD, CLN allows me to create a Personal Learning Network of librarians who share their best practices, gave the library access to LibGuides and EasyBib School Edition and provides the library with hundreds of new books for free each year. 

Book Expo 2015

Other PD's Attended

3D Printer MakerBot Training

BUILD Grant Collection Development PD

Common Sense Media: Graphite

New Databases provided by Hunter College