Advancing Student Engagement and Achievement with Shared eBook and Audiobook Collections
Tuesday, June 30th, 3:00pm CST
While we know how important print texts are for student literacy engagement and achievement, the potential for digital content is not yet fully realized. Getting appropriate and engaging content into the hands (and devices) of students is critical to supporting their desire to learn and keeping them motivated and engaged. Join us as we share our stories of successfully maximizing digital content (eBooks, databases, audio books, and more) for our school communities. Through shared digital collections we were able to further our budgets and gain additional content for our students and teachers to enjoy
Dr. Laura Sheneman
@University of West Georgia
Dr. Sheneman teaches online in the school library media program at the University of West Georgia. Most recently she worked as the Coordinator of Library Services in a regional education service center supporting the librarians in over 600 school libraries along the southern tip of Texas. She has also worked as a district library coordinator, school librarian, and classroom teacher. Dr. Sheneman hosts the Librarian Influencers blog and podcast where she teaches school librarians and others how to build their personal learning networks and take charge of their personal professional development.
Library Media Specialist @New Hope-Solebury High School
Mary Schwander has been the librarian at New Hope-Solebury High School for 17 years. In 2016, her school library was awarded the Outstanding School Library Program by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association. In 2009, Mary was accepted into the Google Teacher Academy where she became a Google Certified Innovator. Mary is currently the president of the Connected Library Consortium, which provides ebooks and audio books to schools throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Follow Mary on Twitter @mschwander.