21st Century Teacher Librarians

A Librarian Networking Series

Professional Development and Networking 2016-2017

The 21st Century Teacher Librarian: A Librarian Networking series will be held again at Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV for the 2016-2017 school year. Teacher librarians, who have always paired books with readers, resources with research questions, and, more recently, problems with tools to solve them — should be the “go-to person” to support learners as they construct their knowledge. School librarians, with their specialized training and background in collecting, organizing, preserving, and disseminating information, must now teach their patrons—students and educators alike—to perform these tasks along with supporting the Pennsylvania Core in all disciplines.

Given the unprecedented quantity of information learners are exposed to, the teacher librarian’s role is more important than ever especially with the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Librarians help all students gain access to, evaluate, ethically use, create, share, and synthesize information.

Please consider sending your librarian/media specialist to these sessions to enhance their 21st century skills, further develop their involvement in the Core Standards, the Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Libraries, and support their collaboration with educators in your district and with other librarian/media specialists and educators throughout the tri-county area and across Pennsylvania.

Day 1

Monday, Sep. 26th, 9am-3pm

453 Maple Street

Grove City, PA

Day 1-September 26, 2016-Special Presentation:

Dr. Mary K. Biagini, LSTA School Librarian Leadership Project Director

University of Pittsburgh

Day 2-January 20, 2017

Day 3-May 5, 2017

All times are from 9:00-3:00

Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV

ACT 48

5 hours


$30.00 per session and includes morning refreshments, lunch, and materials.

Deadline for registration is one week before each session. If for some reason you cannot attend and do not cancel your registration before the day of the event you will be charged the full amount.

Please access Edulink registration below. If you do not have an Edulink account please create one before registering.

Any questions about registration please contact Denise Lemmon, Secretary to the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at 724-458-6700 x 1217 or denise.lemmon@miu4.org

Any questions about the networking sessions please contact Marilyn Goodrich, TAC, at 724-458-6700 x1290 or marilyn.goodrich@miu4.org

Inclement Weather & Special Accommodations

In case of inclement weather, please call MIU IV prior to your departure to hear changes, if any, to the day's schedule. Call 1-800-942-8035 x 1370 or 724-458-6700 x 1370. All delays and/or cancellations will be recorded on the phone system no later than 6:30 A. M. on the day of the event and will be updated as needed.

If you would like to attend and require special accommodations, please telephone 724-458-6700 x 1217