District V workshop

we had a rumble in the reading jungle

Yet an other successful KASL District workshop.

What a wonderful day at Sunnyside elementary school in Dodge City. Rita Baxa hosted the KASL District V workshop this year and a good time was had by all.
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Saturday, April 9

District workshops are a wonderful place to meet old friends, make new friends, learn new things and share ideas. The workshops are one of the best ways to network with fellow school librarians. The collaboration of these brilliant school leaders makes for a better experience for all of the students in their schools.

Thank you to ABDO publishing for lunch and for the great information about ebooks

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A real life author, Lindsey Loucks, shared her insight into the writing process. Thanks Lindsey.

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Thanks to Chuck Sheppy, Dian Prasko and the WAW program for the free books.

speaking of Beverley Buller.....no one does a book talk like this lady!

a little book with a heart.....

Although they couldn't be with us, authors, Aaron and Jessica Freeman sent a short video about the background behind the book "Frank the chair visits Kansas." For those of us in SWKansas that knew Rita Schogren, it has special meaning.
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share out time is always special

After a great lunch, we spent some time experimenting with a wind tunnel and found we had some pretty clever engineers among those librarians also. Several of our colleagues shared ideas and projects with us. If you are looking for a way to transfer your VCR tapes and DVD's to digital format, Nancy McFarlin is the gal to contact. Gwen Lewman shared a terrific possibility for teaching collaboration called Breakout.edu. Several people shared favorite books and Alexa Savich from Liberal was kind enough to accept the post of assistant director as this old war horse takes over the reins.


All in all it was a fabulous day. We would like to thank those who attended. If you have never been to a district workshop or it has been several years, plan to attend one. They are very special. We would also like to thank those that donated items, their expertise or time to make this workshop happen. Chuck not only bought the lunch, he also paid for a KASL membership. Our guest speakers were inspiring and informative. What more can you ask for.


See you next spring back in Dodge City at Dodge City Middle School with that crazy lame duck librarian.

Sarah M. Schaeffer

middle school advocate, media maven, artist, district V director (gulp)