Speaking to Librarians at the National Catholic Educational Association Conference
|Houston school children decorated these boots on display|
On April 2nd, I did something that I have never done before. I got on a plane at 6:30AM to go to Houston, and by 7PM that night I was back home in New Orleans and getting ready to walk my dog. Back in October, I received a call from the Catholic Librarian Association (CLA) asking if I would speak at their national conference about using digital resources in the library. I was hesitant at first because I have had to be away from school a number of days this year when I spoke at different conferences around the state of Louisiana. When my principal offered her support, I agreed to speak. As I was making my plans to attend, it just seemed too easy to go up for the day because the flight to Houston is less than an hour.
|There was no where to stand in that room without having shadows on my face|
The title of my talk was, "Become a 21st Century School Librarian by Harnessing the Internet." In the talk I gave a run down of all the electronic tools I use to promote the library and the library program at PFTSTA. I brought an edited Prezi that freshman, Mark Parfait, created for my talk for the Louisiana Library Association (LLA). At LLA, I gave a 45 minute presentation.. In Houston, I had 75 minutes to talk. I left about 9 minutes for questions at the end. There were approximately 60 librarians who attended my session. I worried that I overwhelmed them, but I got a nice email from one of the attendees who had a couple of questions and was looking for some additional resources. Here is a link to the online resources that I created to go along with my presentation.