Are you a high school librarian looking toward the future educational needs of your students? Perhaps you are a public librarian working with a college-bound population, or an academic librarian with first-year students. Be sure to join ALA-LIRT for this interactive panel discussion with a high school librarian/teacher team, Julie Hyde-Porter and Susan Roberts, public librarian Aaron Schmidt, and academic librarian James Krusling to learn how we can help one another develop information literacy programs for our incoming, diverse student groups.
Julie Hyde-Porter and Susan Roberts are dynamic partners in instruction at Cherry Creek High School, a large suburban school in the Denver area. Julie has been a school librarian for 22 years, and is currently a teacher librarian. Susan teaches Social Studies and is the liaison between the library and the Social Studies Department. Her new role as liaison evolved out of her conviction that a successful college student learns to research efficiently in high school. Ninety-two percent of their students enroll in college.
James Krusling is a Cincinnati, Ohio native. He has an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Cincinnati,and his MLS from Kent State University. His career has found him working in public libraries, special libraries, and academic libraries. Presently he is the First Year Experience Librarian at the University of Cincinnati. In addition to teaching first year students, James is also a student taking night classes in law school. He hopes to specialize in Intellectual Property issues.
Aaron Schmidt is from the Chicago area. He works with students of all ages as a Reference Librarian at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs, IL. Aaron is the author of www.walkingpaper.org and was named a 2005 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal.