PSESD Teacher Librarian Institute

August 8, 2018

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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 communities.

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

Marianne Costello

Coordinator for the PSESD TL Institutes

Chair, WLA - School Library Division

Teacher Librarian, Edmonds Heights K-12

Computer Science Fundamentals Facilitator, Code.org

Ben Fredrickson

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