PSESD Teacher Librarian Institute

August 7 & 8, 2018

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Two Days to Learn Together

August 7th

Cultivating a Strong School Library Program

Pre-Institute for Beginning Teacher Librarians, Paraeducator Librarians, and TL's wanting to brush up on their skills.

This Pre-Institute has been developed in response to the need for a space for new Teacher Librarians and Paraprofessionals to receive guidance and strategies for successfully managing a school library. Many different workshop sessions will be offered for small groups to learn with and from experienced, successful TL’s.

The day will focus on:

  • Weeding and Planting a collection of materials that reflects the needs of the community it serves.
  • Fertilizing your school library program so that it grows information literate, lifelong learners.
  • Hydrating informational technology skills to support student learning.
  • Harvesting the skills and confidence to lead a dynamic library program in the new school year.

August 8th

Heart, Head, and Hands: Culturally Responsive Libraries

2018 Teacher Librarian Institute

The PSESD Teacher-Librarian Institute is sure to be a place where you will gain readiness and inspiration for the 2018-19 school year! This year's Institute will provide support in creating culturally responsive libraries with an emphasis on providing accurate and honoring literature about and for Native American children and families’ history and culture.

The day will focus on:

  • Heart: Create a space where participants are able to engage, reflect, and challenge their racial beliefs and attitudes.
  • Head: Provide rich authentic culturally responsive content that builds librarians capacity to assess accurate asset-based information and tools for all children and families. Examine culturally responsive practices recommended in the new library standards.
  • Hands: Provide librarians resources and strategies to strengthen and sustain their growth and practice.
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Designed for New School Librarians, Library Para-Educators and Librarians wanting to brush up their skills.


There will multiple workshops throughout the day for you to choose your learning; topics include:

  • Destiny Library System Tutorial with Brian Hanser
  • Elementary Lesson Planning
  • Secondary Lesson Planning
  • Using and Coaching Instructional Technology Tools
  • Library Resources including the AASL Standards
  • Best Book Clubs using Sasquatch, Evergreen, Young Readers Choice and WCCPB
  • School Library Leadership

PSESD Teacher Librarian Pre-Institute

Tuesday, Aug. 7th, 8:30am-4pm

6000 16th Avenue Southwest

Seattle, WA

We will be meeting in the Brockey Conference Center. Please bring a full-charged laptop or device that provides access to the Internet and ability to easily collaborate in Google documents.
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Designed for all Librarians to learn together ways to create culturally responsive library collections and programs with special emphasis on Native American culture.

Morning Keynote: Dr. Sandra Littletree

Sandy Littletree is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation (Diné) from her father’s side, and is Eastern Shoshone from her mother’s side. She is a member of the Indigenous Information Research Group (IIRG), based out of the University of Washington's Information School. Her dissertation research explored the foundations of tribal library development in the United States. In general, her research interests lie at the intersections of Indigenous systems of knowledge and librarianship. Previously, she worked as the Knowledge River Program Manager at the University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science. She has developed advocacy resources for tribal libraries, produced a series of oral histories that document the stories of Arizona’s tribal libraries, and oversaw the revision of the 3rd edition of TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual). She is a past president of the American Indian Library Association (AILA). She has an MSIS degree from The University of Texas at Austin iSchool and an MA in Curriculum and Instruction from New Mexico State University. She is originally from the Four Corners region of New Mexico, but currently resides in Olympia, WA.

Afternoon Keynote: Roger Fernandes

Roger Fernandes is a Native American artist, storyteller, and educator whose work focuses on the use on Native art and design and traditional Native stories and myths tin the classroom. He uses storytelling as a fundamental teaching method and art as a means of helping students express their ideas in visual terms.

He has a B.B. in Native American Studies from The Evergreen State College and an M.A. in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University.

Facilitators: Ann and Marianne

Ann and Marianne are looking forward to learning with you through activities and discussions. We are planning opportunities for you to learn in different groupings including elementary and secondary around our learning goals.

Learning Goals:

  • Participants will engage in activities and discussions around collection development to build an understanding of how to build a future ready library collection.
  • Participants will connect culturally responsive library practices to the AASL 2017 standards around collaboration and curation and set implementation goals.
  • Participants will create a plan for ways they can support the Time Immemorial Curriculum in their schools.

PSESD Teacher Librarian Institute

Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 8:30am-4pm

6000 16th Avenue Southwest

Seattle, WA

We will be meeting in the Brockey Conference Center on the South Seattle College Campus

Thank you to the vendors who are supporting this event!

Janet Hinrichs

Organizer and Reigstrar

Program Specialist

Learning and Teaching

Jane Robb-Linse

Conductor of this Event!

Director, Multilingual Services

Learning, Teaching & Family Support

Puget Sound Educational Service District

Ann Hayes-Bell

Chair-Elect, WLA-School Library Division

Digital Learning Specialist, Shoreline SD

Former elementary TL in the Bellevue & Edmonds school districts

Arika Dickens

Presenter and Collaborator for the PSESD TL Pre-Institute

Co-Chair, WLA Otter Committee

Teacher-Librarian, NBCT library media

Medina Elementary

Lauren Wishkoski

Edmonds SD K-12 Library Coordinator

Secondary Digital Learning Coach

Former HS Librarian & English Teacher

Marianne Costello

Coordinator for the PSESD TL Institutes

Chair, WLA - School Library Division

Teacher Librarian, Edmonds Heights K-12

Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator,

Ben Fredrickson

The logos for this event are original art created by Ben Fredrickson.
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