Louisiana Library Association always holds its annual conference in mid-March. This year it was in Alexandria, LA. Not much going on there, but the hotels were very convenient to the conference center, and I did not have to move my car until I was ready to leave for home. When LLA made the call for conference proposals, I applied to talk about tech tools for formative assessment. This was a presentation that I did for teachers and librarians in my district, and I thought it would be a good one for this conference.
Some of these tools you migh be familiar with, but I hope that there is something new for you there:
One of the highlights of conference is the annual awards ceremony. For several years I was chair of the committee that gave out the School Librarian of the Year Award. I loved being able to talk about the excellent school librarians in the state and bestowing the award. This year, I received an award, and it was almost as much fun receiving as accepting. I won the LLA 2018 James O. Modisette Award for excellence in a middle/high school library. Below is a video of Stephanie Wilkes presenting the award to me and my acceptance speech. It is about four and a half minutes long. If you don't want to listen to me, you might want to hear Stephanie. She makes me sound awesome.