A Morning with Mike Eisenberg: Developing and Delivering Dynamic School Libraries for Student Success

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
8:30am to 11:30am
Parmer Room 115

Join school library advocate and visionary Mike Eisenberg for a CONCEPTUAL and PRACTICAL working session to envision and plan for the 21st century school library program. Mike's been there--on the front lines, in the trenches, and advocating to school, district, and government-level decision-makers. He understands the reality of the day-to-day but also how to effect change through clear vision, message, and strategic planning. At the end of this session, you will have refined your vision and identified practical, doable steps to move your programs forward.

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and coffee/continental breakfast
9:00-9:45 a.m. Presentation
9:45-10:15 a.m. Q&A
10:15-11:00 a.m. Strategic planning exercises
11:00-11:15 a.m. Q&A
11:15-11:30 a.m. Summary

This event will take place on Dominican University's Main Campus (7900 W. Division St., River Forest, IL 60305) in Parmer Hall, Room 115 (Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence) and Room 113. It is free to attend, with registration required by May 12. The presentation and exercises are designed for current school librarians and school library media specialists; you are encouraged (but not required) to invite your school administrators to join you! School library media students are also welcome. CPDUs are available.

Mike Eisenberg is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington; he is now dean emeritus and professor. During his tenure as dean (1998-2006), Mike transformed the unit from a single graduate degree into a broad-based information school with a wide range of research and academic programs, including an undergraduate degree in informatics, masters degrees in information management and library and information science, and a doctorate degree in information science. For many years, he worked as professor of information studies at Syracuse University and as founding director of the Information Institute of Syracuse (including the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information & Technology, AskERIC, and GEM, the Gateway to Education Materials). Mike and his co-author Bob Berkowitz created the Big6 approach to information literacy, and he has worked with thousands of students--pre-K through higher education--as well as people in business, government, and communities to improve their information and technology skills. Mike's current work focuses on information, communications, and technology (ICT) literacy, information credibility, and information science education K-20.

Questions? Contact soisevents@dom.edu, 708-524-6054