Sunday, April 20, 2014


A photo collage of the IASL conference. This was my second year as conference chair. Check out the Storify narrative here.

The last concurrent session ended at 4:10 pm and by 5:30 pm, I was in Solon, ready to sign the Declaration to the Right to Libraries with Superintendent Sam Miller, Solon Public Library Director, Kris Brown, Solon Public Library Friends of the Library board member, Sue Ballantyne and SCSD Board of Education President, Dick Schwab in recognition of School Library Month.

At 6 pm, I had the opportunity to meet with the Solon Board of Education and share with Department of Education's Vision for Iowa's School Libraries.

It was an amazing day.


I commandeered the board room at the Kirkwood Hotel for last minute packet stuffing.

Set up and ready for registration ahead of schedule, thanks to my daughter and the conference committee!

@erniec coordinated the Lightning Talks. They were inspiring. I was so proud of our members.

And here members are the IASL t-shirts.


Last minute prep for #iasl14.

Loaded up and ready for Sunday.

Friday, April 11, 2014


It is so fun sharing library made videos with students. 
Today we watched I LIKE BIG BOOKS (I wore the matching t-shirt) and shared this with Dowell Middle School.

At Lakeview, we like little books, middle sized books and BIG books!


A day like the one at the 1:1 conference reminds me why I love my job. It was such an honor to present at the conference with these fabulous colleagues, Jan Johnson and Maria Schroeder, fourth grade teachers at Lakeview Elementary. 

They rocked it. Even without internet connectivity!

Other shout outs to 

@shanewheel and Mike Parkinson from Lynville-Sully on their inspiring Minecraft presentation

Chad Frerichs, who watched while Google spreadsheets updated AS he tried valiantly to demonstrate scripts


to Erin McConnell and Michelle Murray from North Scott on 

Proactive Plans for Teacher Librarians

 in a 1:1 Rollout

And just as valuable, the great conversations with colleagues on the way up to and back from DesMoines!


School Library Month

Signing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries at the high school.