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Librarians and Technology Integrators: a Collaborative Workshop

Date: Friday - May 01, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Fieldston School
3901 Fieldston Road • Bronx, NY 10471
For all grades

Back by popular demand, this workshop sold out in October, 2014.

Library and technology are supposed to be - and can be - a match made in heaven. But have you ever struggled to find a common vocabulary? Wondered if terminal commands and the Dewey Decimal system can live together in harmony or if Melville Dewey and Steve Jobs could ever fall in love?

This day long "couples retreat" will combine unconference and team building activities focused on strengthening the connections between educational technology and library. This event is designed to give librarians and technology teachers and integrators the opportunity to brainstorm collaborative projects that highlight the natural partnerships between the two areas. Whether you already work towards collaboration or you struggle to see the connection between tech and library, this is the conference for you!

Who is this conference for?
Anyone who's job description includes library, technology or integrator. We encourage professionals to come in teams with at least one librarian and one technologist, but solo representatives from schools are also welcome. In fact, singletons may come away with a new partnership by the end of the day!

There will be two Unconference sessions based on topics participants submit when registering. We will move on to a session of "speed dating" where attendees will be able to connect with teachers from other schools, and end with a project "blind date" where participants will come away with a tried and tested project or curriculum idea generated from the expertise of conference attendees.

Proposed Schedule

(remember to tweet! #libtechcon15)

9:00 to 9:30 : Registration and Breakfast in the Student Commons  

9:30 to 10:00 : Opening remarks from Jay Heath, Associate Director of Technology, ECFS

10:00-10:10 : Break. Refill your coffee, take a bathroom break & get ready to learn and share!

10:10 to 11:10 : First session: Examining the Essential Questions of where Library and Technology meets. choose one of the presented essential question discussions to join.

11:10 to 12:10 : Speed Dating now that you have warmed up a little bit to your colleagues, we will use this time to get to know one another with an activity called "mix and mill" that includes movement and conversation. 

12:15 to 1:10 : Lunch in the Upper and Middle School Cafeteria

1:10-1:15 Meet in Student Commons to propose unconference sessions  

1:15 to 2:10 : Unconference Session This is your time to join or lead a conversation about a topic that you are interested in. Session ideas will be proposed to the group and then placed in rooms. We ask that you take notes of each session in a Google Doc that is posted to the digital board.

2:15 to 3:00 : Pair and Share Did you come with someone or a team and want to spend some time to talk about your day or projects? If you didn't, no worries because singles will have a chance to mingle and connect as well. 

3:05 to 3:30 : Closing remarks & sharing out. What’s next? What will you take away? What inspired you? This is a last chance to share your "do now" and "take aways" from this full day of connecting.


Teams of librarians and tech integrators from Ethical Culture Fieldston & LREI will be organizing and facilitating this conference together.

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 Fee includes Continental breakfast, lunch and all materials

Early Registration Fees apply until 2 weeks before the event

  • NYSAIS members - $180.00
  • Non-members - $205.00

Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event

  • NYSAIS members - $195.00
  • Non-members - $230.00


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