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Wednesday, November 9
 

8:30am EST

MAME 49 Registration and Check in
Registration will be from 8am-9am on preconference morning.

Speakers
KB

Karen Becknell

MAME Database Manager, Retired
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Lindsay Pulsipher

College Credit Specialist, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
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Patrick Taylor

District Librarian & El Coordinator, Eastpointe Community Schools
CredentialsBA, English & Sociology, Grand Valley State UniversityMLIS, School Library Media, Wayne State UniversityMA, Teaching ESL, University of Michigan-DearbornTeaching EndorsementsEnglish (BA; 6-12)Sociology (CF; 6-12)Library Media (ND; K-12)English as a Second Language (NS... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2022 8:30am - 9:00am EST
Grand Foyer

9:00am EST

Preconference - Breakfast! 🥚🍴☕️
Breakfast and welcome to annual MAME pre-conference!

Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Conservatory

10:00am EST

Preconference - Influencing Your School's Reading Culture
Kelly Hincks & Klaudia Janek will moderate a K-12 panel session on influencing your school's reading culture.  Come hear what some innovative school librarians are doing the elementary, middle and high school.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Betts

Carrie Betts

School Librarian, West Maple Elementary
I love advocating for school libraries! I am currently MAME's VP of Continuing Education and this year's Model School Library for the state of Michigan.
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Laura Amatulli

Middle School Librarian, Bloomfield Hills Schools
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Amy Hermon

High School Librarian, Royal Oak Schools
MLIS (WSU) 2007 and year 16 as a school librarian.  Host of School Librarians United Podcast.  2022 LJ Mover and Shaker: Community Builder.
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Conservatory

12:00pm EST

Preconference - Lunch! 🥪🍴🥗
Post menu?

Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Conservatory

1:00pm EST

Pre-conference |Tom Bober - Primary Sources in the School Library: Maximizing Engagement, Analysis, and Learning
presentation details
https://tombober.com/

Speakers
avatar for Tom Bober

Tom Bober

Clayton School District
Librarian at RM Captain Elementary
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Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Conservatory

4:15pm EST

Conference Committee Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Erica Trowbridge

Erica Trowbridge

Media Specialist, Oakridge Public Schools
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Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.
avatar for Cynthia Zervos

Cynthia Zervos

School Library Media Specialist, Bloomfield Hills Schools
Media Specialist at Way Elementary School in Bloomfield Hills.
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →
KB

Karen Becknell

MAME Database Manager, Retired


Wednesday November 9, 2022 4:15pm - 4:45pm EST
Library

5:30pm EST

Gale Happy Hour Networking Event 🍷🍴
Have fun and mingle with other school librarians at the hotel! Gale will provide appetizers and beverages.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Fileccia

Megan Fileccia

Strategic Accounts Manager, Gale/Cengage
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Elizabeth Harpster

Education Sales Consultant, Cengage Gale
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Anne Craft

Gale Cengage
avatar for Andrea Eshelman

Andrea Eshelman

Midwest District Manager, Gale Cengage
As a Preferred Vendor on the CPS Marketplace and a CPS Partner in Education for over a decade, Gale is proud to partner with CPS Educators via Googlepalooza 2022 and CPS Librarians SY23 Back to School Retreat attendees to offer outstanding digital resources for students, teachers... Read More →
avatar for Janel Schnur

Janel Schnur

Educational Sales Consultant, Gale Cengage
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.
avatar for Kelly Hincks

Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →
avatar for Lori Guyler

Lori Guyler

Educational Sales Consultant, Gale Cengage



Wednesday November 9, 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

5:30pm EST

MAME 49 Registration and Check in
Registration will be open from 5pm-8pm on Wednesday, November 9.

Speakers
KB

Karen Becknell

MAME Database Manager, Retired
avatar for Lindsay Pulsipher

Lindsay Pulsipher

College Credit Specialist, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
avatar for Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

District Librarian & El Coordinator, Eastpointe Community Schools
CredentialsBA, English & Sociology, Grand Valley State UniversityMLIS, School Library Media, Wayne State UniversityMA, Teaching ESL, University of Michigan-DearbornTeaching EndorsementsEnglish (BA; 6-12)Sociology (CF; 6-12)Library Media (ND; K-12)English as a Second Language (NS... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Grand Foyer

8:00pm EST

Librarians After Dark 🥂
Come have fun and meet some new friends!  This is an informal networking event open to all MAME attendees, exhibitors and speakers.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Trowbridge

Erica Trowbridge

Media Specialist, Oakridge Public Schools
avatar for Carma Roesch

Carma Roesch

District School Librarian, Clinton Community Schools



Wednesday November 9, 2022 8:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Patio
 
Thursday, November 10
 

7:00am EST

Continental Breakfast
Thursday November 10, 2022 7:00am - 8:00am EST
Grand Foyer

7:00am EST

MAME 49 Registration and Check in
Registration will be open from 7am-10am on Thursday, November 10.

Opening Slides

Speakers
KB

Karen Becknell

MAME Database Manager, Retired
avatar for Lindsay Pulsipher

Lindsay Pulsipher

College Credit Specialist, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
avatar for Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

District Librarian & El Coordinator, Eastpointe Community Schools
CredentialsBA, English & Sociology, Grand Valley State UniversityMLIS, School Library Media, Wayne State UniversityMA, Teaching ESL, University of Michigan-DearbornTeaching EndorsementsEnglish (BA; 6-12)Sociology (CF; 6-12)Library Media (ND; K-12)English as a Second Language (NS... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2022 7:00am - 2:00pm EST

8:00am EST

Keynote Speaker - Sylvia Norton
Quietly Leading

Although Quietly Quitting is an oft mentioned post-pandemic trend, dedicated members of the school librarian community have been quietly leading through a changing educational landscape, promoting a right to read, and advocating for all learners. The role of the school librarian as leader can be developed and enhanced through state associations such as MAME and AASL. How do associations help to influence, serve and support today’s school librarian for this role?


Sylvia Knight Norton is the Executive Director for the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association. Previously she was a high school librarian and then oversaw school libraries in a state department of education where she was part of implementing a successful statewide network and 1:1 computing initiative. Sylvia has formally studied leadership in non-profit organizations while also developing a practical perspective. She was an involved member of her state and region association, AASL and ALA. Her passion for libraries has led her from Maine to Florida and nine year ago to Chicago to work for ALA.

Speakers
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Sylvia Norton

American Library Association


Thursday November 10, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EST
Grand Ballroom Grande II

9:10am EST

Breakout session - Game Time for Library Orientation
Three different game options introduce students to the resources and procedures in the library to start the school year. Goosechase, Flipgrid, and QR Code Scavenger Hunt are the mode of delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe

Media Specialist, Lake Orion Community Schools
Rebecca Lowe has her bachelors in secondary education English and History, a Reading masters degree, an elementary endorsement, and her MLIS degree. She is excited about expanding programming for students so students choose to come to the library on their own, collaboration opportunities... Read More →
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Katherine Montei

Media Specialist, Lake Orion Community Schools



Thursday November 10, 2022 9:10am - 10:00am EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

9:10am EST

Breakout session - Makerspace Challenges
Hi! I can't wait for our session!

The MackinMaker team has compiled challenge cards for various maker products including Keva Planks, Strawbees, Ozobots, Makey Makey, Micro:Bit and more! It'll be a causal learning environment and you'll get to self-direct to learn in the areas that mean the most to you. Sheri Omernik (me) LOVES makerspace and collaboration and looking forward to our time together.


Speakers
avatar for Sheri Omernik

Sheri Omernik

Educational Consultant, Mackin
Mackin is a long-term education distributor for print, ebooks, and makerspace products and other library and classroom materials for grades PK-12.Known throughout the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, we have access to over 18,000 publishers and... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2022 9:10am - 10:00am EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

9:10am EST

9:10am EST

Breakout session - One School, One Book: The Power of Engaging Families and Promoting Literacy
Read to Them is a national not-for-profit whose mission is to create a culture of literacy in every home.  We do this primarily through our flagship family engagement program:  One School, One Book.

Mary Jo Warwick will share why librarians/media educators will want to spearhead these family engagement and literacy initiatives, along with the impact they can have on students, their families, and the school community at large.

Participants will learn the implementation and impact of the One School, One Book program and hear from Jenny Miller, Building Literacy Coach & Reading Interventionist in Ann Arbor Public Schools, about OSOB programs in her district, the most recent of which was part of an initiative to bring about more equitable educational experiences.

We will address the unique characteristics of all-school family reads, share information on rewards of families reading together, and provide a framework for successful events.

Speakers
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Jenny Miller

Building Literacy Coach & Reading Interventionist, Ann Arbor Public Schools
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Mary Jo Warwick

Michigan Representative, Read to Them
Read to Them is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of reading aloud to children.  Our school-wide reading programs support reading together at home and learning together at school by providing schools with the necessary tools, resources, and guidance... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2022 9:10am - 10:00am EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

9:10am EST

Breakout session - Strategic Planning for Your Library
- Define what an effective strategic planning process includes
- Share ways to gather data and allow for all stakeholders to participate
- Identify how the information used to create goals for your library program
- Share how these goals can be used to advocate for the program
- Identify first steps that participants can take to start the process in their own libraries

This presentation would share specific strategies, tips, and resources that have been useful in developing a strategic plan for our libraries. In this session we will focus on what the strategic planning process includes, how to gather data, and how we worked toward common goals. The session would include:

5 min - Introduction
- Bell ringer activity that models a brainstorming technique to get people started for the session
- What is strategic planning?
- What steps should be included?
- Why would this process be beneficial?

30 min - Steps
Share the steps we have used when creating a strategic plan providing examples of activities and resources for each step

5 min - Outcomes
Share some of the outcomes from this process and what we are still working on

15 min - Plan
Provide participants with a brainstorming page to allow them to develop their first steps so they can leave with a basic plan to get them started
- Use D3 questions as well as other resources

5 min - Questions

Speakers
avatar for Cheri Dobbs

Cheri Dobbs

Upper School Librarian, Detroit Country Day School
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Kelly Hincks

School Librarian, Detroit Country Day Lower School
I am the librarian at Detroit Country Day Lower School in Bloomfield Hills, MI. I have worked as a librarian for the past eleven years. I was a classroom teacher for four years prior to that. I have worked in charter, public, and private schools. My favorite thing about being a librarian... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 9:10am - 10:00am EST
Vanderbilt

10:00am EST

Newcomer Meet and Greet
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Torres

Shannon Torres

Media Specialist, Northville Schools
I'm the district librarian in Northville Public Schools and travel between the three secondary schools, serving appx. +3500.
avatar for Erica Trowbridge

Erica Trowbridge

Media Specialist, Oakridge Public Schools
avatar for Carma Roesch

Carma Roesch

District School Librarian, Clinton Community Schools


Thursday November 10, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

10:00am EST

Authors' Nook
Here is all the information about our wonderful authors joining us in our new Author's Nook in the Exhibit Hall.  Make sure you stop by.
https://www.smore.com/hmbgp







Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson

Author
Jennifer Carson lives in Michigan with her husband, four sons, and many four-legged friends. She grew up on a steady diet of Muppet movies and Renaissance faires, and would occasionally be caught reading under the blankets with a flashlight. Besides telling tales as a published children's... Read More →
avatar for Tina Luckett

Tina Luckett

Van Buren Twp., MI, Author
Tina Luckett is a U.S. Army Veteran, adoring wife, loving mother of two adult daughters, and a long-time executive assistant. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember, but until recently hadn’t published her writing.Tina holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science... Read More →
avatar for Mary E Morgan

Mary E Morgan

Owner, Buttonwood Books
I write mysteries for pre-teens set in national parks. I have nine titles set in parks around the US. They are full of history and geography so children learn as they read. I have visited 60 national parks to date so write about locations I have visited. I also write picture books... Read More →
avatar for Erik Slangerup

Erik Slangerup

Author, Simon & Schuster
Hi! I write action adventure novels, and love chatting with teachers, librarians, students, and book people of all stripes. If you’re interested in scheduling an author visit, or other book event (or just like chatting about 80s sci-fi, giant robots, or monsters), let’s chat... Read More →
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Stacy Nockowitz

Author/Middle School Librarian, Columbus Academy
I'm Stacy Nockowitz, an author and middle school librarian with 30+ years of experience in middle grade education. My debut middle grade novel, The Prince of Steel Pier, was released on September 1, 2022, from Kar-Ben Books. I hold Master's Degrees from Columbia University and Kent... Read More →
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Kim Delmar Cory

Kim Delmar Cory is a retired educator who lives in Michigan with her husband, two dogs and a naughty cat.  She possesses a Bachelors degree in English Literature and a Masters degree in Education. Upon retiring from Lansing Community College where she taught and served as an administrator... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Pimm

Nancy Pimm

Nancy Roe Pimm is a public speaker and an award-winning author of many books and articles for children, including the picture book Fly, Girl, Fly! and several middle-grade and young adult biographies. The State Library of Ohio named Nancy as a “Choose to Read Ohio” author and... Read More →
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Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.


Thursday November 10, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:00am EST

🌎📚💻Exhibits 🌎📚💻
Come chat with all our exhibitors to see what new things they have available for school librarians.  We appreciate the support of all the exhibitors we work with because they support our conference and are great advocates for school librarians.  Come say HI!

Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.

Exhibitors
avatar for Alaine McDaniel

Alaine McDaniel

Territory Rep, Junior Library Guild
avatar for Amy Janczarek

Amy Janczarek

Bound to Stay Bound Books
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Amy Patrick

Cherry Lake Publishing Group
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Anne Craft

Gale Cengage
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Christopher Heintz

Education Consultant, Britannica Education
Chris is an experienced Educational Consultant with many years supporting educators to create positive outcomes for students! He began his career in education as a high school Social Studies teacher and transitioned to the assessment world to support schools and districts in Illinois... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Harpster

Elizabeth Harpster

Education Sales Consultant, Cengage Gale
avatar for Jim Jacobson

Jim Jacobson

Regional Account Manager, EBSCO
In my role as Regional Account Manager, I finds it exciting and satisfying to work with both the K-12 and public libraries in a community. I appreciate being part of an organization that is in the forefront of technology empowering students, assisting teachers, and energizing librarians... Read More →
avatar for Joe Barry

Joe Barry

Sales Consultant, Technology Solutions, Follett School Solutions
With a background in in technology starting in 1992 (17 years before the iPad was invented), Joe Barry has a passion for identifying inefficiencies and coming up with real world solutions that ultimately save people time, money, and frustration. He has been serving K-12 school districts... Read More →
avatar for John Whitney

John Whitney

Michigan Educational Representative, Capstone
Contact email: john@whitneyed.com
avatar for Liz Goble

Liz Goble

#6, The Book Farm
I carry an amazing selection of new discounted big books, board books, leveled readers, picture books, chapter books, graphic, nonfiction, puppets, puzzles, flannel, and toys. I look forward to serving your needs!
avatar for Lori Guyler

Lori Guyler

Educational Sales Consultant, Gale Cengage
avatar for Mark Stroebel

Mark Stroebel

Educational Sales Consultant, World Book, Inc.
Phone: 810-931-2498Email: Mark.Stroebel@worldbook.com 
avatar for Mary Jo Warwick

Mary Jo Warwick

Michigan Representative, Read to Them
Read to Them is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes in the transformational power of reading aloud to children.  Our school-wide reading programs support reading together at home and learning together at school by providing schools with the necessary tools, resources, and guidance... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning

NewsBank, Inc.
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Nancy Keller

Junior Library Guild
avatar for Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor

Library and Classroom Content Consultant, Follett School Solutions
I would like to thank you for choosing Follett as your partner in education. Our entire team is dedicated to providing your school with exceptional service, quality resources for Grades K-12, and significant value, the things we have staked our reputation on for 148 years.My name... Read More →
avatar for Sheri Omernik

Sheri Omernik

Educational Consultant, Mackin
Mackin is a long-term education distributor for print, ebooks, and makerspace products and other library and classroom materials for grades PK-12.Known throughout the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, we have access to over 18,000 publishers and... Read More →
avatar for Sue Schwartz

Sue Schwartz

Executive Director, REMC Association of Michigan
The REMC Association provides educators with (1) Curriculum, lesson plans, and activities to build knowledge, teach technology skills, be safe and secure online.  These FREE resources are developed by the Association and incorporate only free-to-use resources.  (2) Access to the... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Giordano

Tracy Giordano

NewsBank inc./ Readex
Exhibitor

Exhibitors
avatar for Andrea Eshelman

Andrea Eshelman

Midwest District Manager, Gale Cengage
As a Preferred Vendor on the CPS Marketplace and a CPS Partner in Education for over a decade, Gale is proud to partner with CPS Educators via Googlepalooza 2022 and CPS Librarians SY23 Back to School Retreat attendees to offer outstanding digital resources for students, teachers... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Hammer

Charlie Hammer

Marketing and Event Coordinator, Junior Library Guild
A completely customizable collection-development service based on your preferences, readers’ interests, and library’s budget. JLG titles are curated by our renowned Editorial Team who read and review thousands of manuscript submissions each year prior to publication to choose... Read More →
avatar for Karren Reish

Karren Reish

Library Grants Coordinator, Library of Michigan
I am the Library Grants Coordinator at the Library of Michigan. I have a background in academic and public libraries and have worked at the Library of Michigan as the federal LSTA grants coordinator for 18 years. I also work with school librarians through outreach to school libraries... Read More →
avatar for Janel Schnur

Janel Schnur

Educational Sales Consultant, Gale Cengage
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Shelly Venema

Concordia University


Thursday November 10, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:30am EST

Breakout session - CS/MITECS Integration in the K-8 Classroom? No problem using REMC's Crosswalk!
Overview REMC's MITECS/Computer Science Crosswalk Resources - free classroom resources that can be used by teachers K-8 to easily find some lessons or activities to integrate both the MITECS and Computer Science into their classroom.  Highlights of the 4 types of activities included for each strand will be shared: Links to Literature, Unplugged Activities, MiTechKids Task Cards, and Online Coding Connections. 

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Waffle

Melinda Waffle

Educational Technology Consultant, REMC Association


Thursday November 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Vanderbilt

10:30am EST

Breakout session - Flexing the Connection-Making Muscle: Choice Reading in a Government & Politics Class
At last year's conference, I drafted a short advocacy speech and gave it at a staff meeting. From this 60 second spiel, a collaboration grew between our Government & Politics teacher and me. Students were given protected class time to read a book of their choice--any book of their choice!--with the ultimate goal of connecting something from the book to something they learned in Government & Politics. Students created an artifact and an abstract expressing their experience with the book and the connection(s) they made. In this session, I will share how this collaboration came about, how we motivated and inspired the students to participate, and how we supported them through stretching & flexing their "connection-making muscle" to connect their reading to course content.

Speakers
avatar for John Kreider

John Kreider

Librarian, Loy Norrix High School



Thursday November 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

10:30am EST

Breakout Session - From Lecture to Conversation: Convening Student/Caregiver Conversations About Digital Wellness
OBJECTIVE & TOPICS: Our goal is to empower school librarians to consider how they might work together with students and caregivers to broaden nonjudgmental conversations around digital wellness. Our approach will include mini-lecture, hands-on engagement, and resource-sharing.

What does digital citizenship education look like in your school? For many of us, we rush through the do’s and don’ts, dropping a few doomsday scenarios to motivate students to make better choices online. Perhaps your district holds a similar assembly with parents, focusing on the perils of letting kids be online. But … do we see behavior changing, especially in light of COVID-19’s seismic shifts in our digital lives? Classic digital rules of thumb (like limiting screen time or “be kind online” messages) are no longer sufficient and rarely address the real-world social media or gaming spheres where kids hang out. We designed an online, half-day workshop model that shifted the focus from “what not to do” to the active construction of a healthy, rewarding online life and engaged both middle schoolers and their parents to consider what that health would look like in their homes. In this session, we’ll share how we planned the Digital Wellness Symposium as a warm environment that respected kids’ voices, informed parents, created safe spaces for weighing options, and leveraged student mentors as trusted facilitators. Then we’ll pivot to how you might leverage your role as a school librarian to convene similar conversations in your own buildings or districts. 

Speakers
avatar for Liz Kolb

Liz Kolb

Clinical Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Education
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Kristin Fontichiaro

Clinical Professor, University of Michigan School of Information



Thursday November 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

10:30am EST

Breakout session - Implementing an ebook collection that supports choice and culturally responsive learning
Working with Sora OverDrive ebook platform: purchasing, collection management, promotion, curation, title assigning, technical issues, problem solving

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Colby

Jennifer Colby

Teacher Librarian, Ann Arbor Public Schools
Happy to talk about Sora OverDrive and how we implement it districtwide.



Thursday November 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

10:30am EST

Breakout session - The Value of the Read-Aloud
Review of the research of the benefits of reading aloud, as well as methods, strategies, and technologies to support student voice. 

Speakers
avatar for Maggi Rohde

Maggi Rohde

School Librarian, Ann Arbor Public Schools
I teach small people (preK-2) in the library. Talk to me about participating in MAME, judging for the Cybils, and getting involved in the Great Lakes Great Books Award!



Thursday November 10, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

11:30am EST

Lunch and Exhibit Walk and Talk
Lunch will be in the Grand Foyer.

Thursday November 10, 2022 11:30am - 1:30pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

1:30pm EST

General Membership Meeting

Speakers
avatar for Erica Trowbridge

Erica Trowbridge

Media Specialist, Oakridge Public Schools
avatar for Carma Roesch

Carma Roesch

District School Librarian, Clinton Community Schools


Thursday November 10, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

2:35pm EST

Breakout Session - Dynamic Shelving - Show 'em what you've got
Presentation covering how extensive weeding and dynamic shelving can increase circulation in fiction and non-fiction alike. We will discuss and display ways shelves can be reconfigured to be more visually appealing while still maintaining Dewey's structure for ease of location.

Speakers
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Joy Currie

Everett High School Librarian, Lansing Schools
I have been an educator for 31 years, and I have been a school librarian for most of the last 19 years. I've worked in libraries K-12, public libraries and at the college level. I am currently the librarian at Everett High School, a 7-12 building in Lansing. Outside of work, I love... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 2:35pm - 3:25pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

2:35pm EST

Breakout Session - Gale eBooks For All Stages
Gale eBooks offer your users an award-winning, hassle-free eBook experience—anytime, anywhere, and on any device for all stages of learning. From Kindergarten to Professional Development, Gale is your partner in education. 

Speakers
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Janel Schnur

Educational Sales Consultant, Gale Cengage
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Lori Guyler

Educational Sales Consultant, Gale Cengage


Thursday November 10, 2022 2:35pm - 3:25pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

2:35pm EST

Breakout Session - Get Inked: Empowering Teens to Create and Share Their Own Stories
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth (2014) recognized that youth from traditionally marginalized populations are impacted by “layered marginalization” which exponentially impacts representation, excluding teens from conversations regarding political and social policies which directly affect them. To combat these feelings of alienation and disconnect, it is vital for teens to have spaces that offer opportunities for them to express and see their identities, ideas, and experiences. The work done by librarians, teachers, and bookstore owners to build book collections that reflect teens’ lives, backgrounds, and concerns is vital to this effort. Some teens find further empowerment through creating and sharing their own stories, often using young adult literature as a starting point or inspiration for their own action or writing.
In an effort to provide safe spaces for teens to process via writing, The Get Inked Teen Writing Conference invites teens from across the nation to spend an entire day writing alongside published young adult authors, networking with fellow teens, and deepening their understanding of writers’ craft. Feedback from the participants reveals that at the end of the day, these teens leave exhausted but filled with hope and inspiration and the sure knowledge that their voices have been heard and that they have been taken seriously as writers.
This session will share a behind the scenes look at the structure and purpose of the Get Inked Teen Writing Conference as well as advice on how attendees can form similar partnerships to create safe spaces for teen writing in their own communities. The founder of Get Inked will share her experiences writing alongside young writers and practical tips for crafting writing workshops that privilege the voices of teens. Participants will collaboratively brainstorm opportunities for teen writers and engage in writing activities that spark creativity and growth.

Speakers
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Katherine Higgs-Coulthard

Assistant Professor, Saint Mary's College
Writer, Teacher, Literacy Advocate. Katherine's years as an elementary teacher in South Bend, Indiana inform her current work as a literacy educator at Saint Mary's College and director of Michiana Writers' Center. Katherine's work has appeared in Jack and Jill Magazine, Women on... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2022 2:35pm - 3:25pm EST
Vanderbilt

2:35pm EST

Breakout Session - Getting Started with the School Libraries 21st Century (SL 21) Benchmarks
Speakers:
  • Karren Reish, Library of Michigan, Library Grants Coordinator
  • Lisa Brakel, Airport Community Schools, District Librarian
  • Cynthia Zervos, Bloomfield Hills Schools, School Library Media Specialist
 
Description:
 
The SL 21 benchmarks are a Library of Michigan program that promotes quality school libraries by helping school librarians document to school and district administrators what a school librarian does, what a school library program is, and the achievement of the school library programs in their buildings. The current measures are based on the AASL National School Library Standards. This summer, the volunteers who make up the advisory School Library Workgroup with the Library of Michigan updated the measures to emphasize intellectual freedom issues and school library support of virtual learning. Come learn about the measures with us and get advice on the impact of participating and how to get started with your application.
 

Speakers
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Lisa Brakel

District School Librarian, Airport Community Schools
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Karren Reish

Library Grants Coordinator, Library of Michigan
I am the Library Grants Coordinator at the Library of Michigan. I have a background in academic and public libraries and have worked at the Library of Michigan as the federal LSTA grants coordinator for 18 years. I also work with school librarians through outreach to school libraries... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 2:35pm - 3:25pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

2:35pm EST

Breakout Session - Storyteller/Librarian Collaboration: Engaging 21st Century Learners in Holocaust Study
Storyteller and second generation Holocaust survivor Judy Sima recounts the gripping story of her mother’s escape from Germany and of a harrowing encounter with the Gestapo to get her grandfather released from Buchenwald Concentration Camp. Primary source documents acquired from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and used in Judy’s historical research will be highlighted in a PowerPoint presentation. Lakeview High School Librarian and USHMM Teacher Fellow Gigi Lincoln will then discuss how collaboration with Judy (via four prior in-person and virtual school visits) has successfully provided educational enrichment for an English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum unit focusing on implicit bias, dehumanization, and social injustice through the study of historical literature and the reading of Night by Elie Wiesel. Gigi will share supplemental instructional resources designed to addresses the challenge of teaching 21st century learners about the Holocaust.

Speakers
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Margaret (Gigi) Lincoln

Lakeview High School Librarian, Lakeview School District (Battle Creek, MI)


Thursday November 10, 2022 2:35pm - 3:25pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

3:30pm EST

Break out Session - Facing Book Challenges. What we learned and how you can be prepared.
We will share our experience, our updated collection development and challenged book policies.

There has been an uptick in book challenges nationwide and the Troy School District has been in the thick of it. We plan to share our experiences and our updated policies so that other librarians can be ready if/when the challenges come their way.

ALA's stance on the library's responsibility to house books that support all people is very clear. The current challenges to library materials are very much targeted toward removing the stories of characters who are POC, or who are LGBTQIA+, or who are from different cultural backgrounds, or who deviate from what is traditionally seen as “the norm”, or that show our history from a non-white perspective. It is important that we maintain collections that allow students to read books that serve as "mirrors, windows, and sliding glass doors" (Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop).

Speakers
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Toni Isaac

Library Media Specialist, Troy School District
High school media, YA lit, Battle of the Books, high school volunteers and library assistants.
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Christina Chatel

Media Specialist, Troy Schools
Teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, MI. Our shared middle school media website is www.troymiddleschoolmediacenter.weebly.com.



Thursday November 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Vanderbilt

3:30pm EST

Breakout Session - Demystifying DDC along with Shortcuts to Cataloging
This session is for those of you who have and have not had cataloging and classification education.  A basic understanding of the Dewey Decimal System can assist you in making your collection relevant and clearer when instructing your students.  We want our collections to be logical and materials easy to locate.  We want our students to be comfortable in the school library and the public library as well.  The “non-fiction” collection does not need to be genrefied.  It is already done for you.
 
Attend this session and discover cataloging and classification tools that will make it easier for you to manage your collection.

Speakers
KB

Karen Becknell

MAME Database Manager, Retired



Thursday November 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

3:30pm EST

Breakout Session - Graphic Novels: Digital and Print
We will use ComicsPlus as a tool, a multi-user graphic novel database and explore free resources to support graphic novels in libraries and classrooms as well as print copies. Comics Plus is strongly trending throughout the country. All attendees will have access to ComicsPlus for 28 days following the session.

We'll discuss ideas on how to engage readers and motivate readers of all levels. The class will be highly interactive, super fun, and a little nerdy...in a great way. Please bring a computer. If you don't have a computer with you, please still come! We will be OK! 

See you Thursday!!

-Sheri Omernik



Speakers
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Sheri Omernik

Educational Consultant, Mackin
Mackin is a long-term education distributor for print, ebooks, and makerspace products and other library and classroom materials for grades PK-12.Known throughout the world over for exemplary service and a stringent attention to detail, we have access to over 18,000 publishers and... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

3:30pm EST

Breakout Session - Resources & Tools for You and the Classroom
See and learn about the plethora of FREE resources available to Michigan Educators from REMC Association.  They range from professional learning opportunities in the form of courses to workshops, and classroom resources from toolkits to lesson plans and activities.  We will overview many of the classroom resources we provide, sharing the audience each is intended for, and how educators might use it the next day in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Waffle

Melinda Waffle

Educational Technology Consultant, REMC Association


Thursday November 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

3:30pm EST

Breakout Session - Social-Emotional Learning Using Makerspaces and Passion Projects - in Libraries
SEL using makerspaces and passion projects in libraries connect CASEL's SEL Framework to tips, projects and resources that can be utilized in libraries. These projects are aimed as students in grades 3-6, but could easily be adapted to older or younger groups. The resources in this talk are based upon over a decade of experience building a makerspace from the ground up, scaffolding passion projects for thousands of students and adapting projects post-pandemic. Julie Darling is also the author of Social-Emotional Learning using Makerspaces and Passion Projects available Amazon or on the Routledge website: https://www.amazon.com/Social-Emotional-Learning-Makerspaces-Passion-Projects/dp/1646322193/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3JCQPHR8MTPTR&keywords=sel+makerspaces+julie+darling&qid=1658155561&sprefix=%2Caps%2C268&sr=8-1


Speakers
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Julie Darling

Media Specialist/Founder, A2 STEAM @Northside/Growing Makerspace
Julie Darling is the Founder of Growing Makerspace, LLC and the Media Specialist at the A2 STEAM school in Ann Arbor, MI. She has a BA in psychology, teaching certification and a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan. Julie built a makerspace for kids from... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

4:40pm EST

Breakout Session - Career, College & Military Resources Available in MeL
There are countless free eResources through MeL, including Occupation Video Cards, ACT/AP/SAT test prep, School & Scholarship Finder, Military Awareness Resources, and Computer Skills Center. In this session we will explore the resources available in MeL that support students with their career options.

Speakers
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Ann Kaskinen

MeL Engagement Specialist, K-12, Library of Michigan - MCLS


Thursday November 10, 2022 4:40pm - 5:40pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

4:40pm EST

Breakout Session - READ WOKE - Power to the Readers: Promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion by joining the READ WOKE movement
"Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power, and no one can take that away." Cicely Lewis

Come hear how Everett High School Library adapted the Read Woke movement in a student-initiated challenge to broaded our worldview through reading. We will discuss funding, promotion, the use of Follett Titlewave Analysis, Follett Collections and where the program could take us in the future. Come ready to question and share how we can use the power of the library to awake a generation of readers to the need for diversity, equity and social justice.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Currie

Joy Currie

Everett High School Librarian, Lansing Schools
I have been an educator for 31 years, and I have been a school librarian for most of the last 19 years. I've worked in libraries K-12, public libraries and at the college level. I am currently the librarian at Everett High School, a 7-12 building in Lansing. Outside of work, I love... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 4:40pm - 5:40pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

4:40pm EST

Breakout Session - Ready for Research with Britannica
Many students conduct informal research daily without even knowing it, but how does this translate to formal research projects in an academic setting? Using the "Ready for Research" guide and Britannica School, this session will present a five-step guide to get students from start to finish in the research process. In this session, attendees will:

1) Support student research projects to help students develop and narrow research topics, as well as locate, evaluate and use information.
2) Study graphic organizers that help students organize their research in the Britannica "Ready for Research" guide

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Heintz

Christopher Heintz

Education Consultant, Britannica Education
Chris is an experienced Educational Consultant with many years supporting educators to create positive outcomes for students! He began his career in education as a high school Social Studies teacher and transitioned to the assessment world to support schools and districts in Illinois... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 4:40pm - 5:40pm EST
Vanderbilt

4:40pm EST

Breakout Session - Starting a Maker-Centered Movement
Troy School District has undergone many changes in the Library Media Center over the past few years. I'd like to share about our journey with Maker-Centered Learning and how it has helped transform our elementary school libraries into more relevant spaces for all students. I'll share our experience as a growing department, how we created maker spaces in our elementary schools, and how we sparked a maker-centered movement in our district. In addition, I'll share how we connected Maker-Centered Learning to the literacy and library skills we were already teaching kids, making our library lessons more engaging and meaningful. We'll also participate in some maker-centered learning routines so attendees get to experience what our students have learned and can walk away with ideas for using maker-centered learning in their school. 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson

Media Specialist, Hamilton Elementary School
Lauren Henderson is the Media Specialist at Hamilton Elementary in Troy, Michigan. She has also taught 4th grade and worked as a public librarian. Lauren is passionate about books, making, and inclusion. She enjoys sharing her passion with her team to find opportunities to merge maker-centered... Read More →



Thursday November 10, 2022 4:40pm - 5:40pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

4:40pm EST

Breakout Session - Supplementing Public School Resources: Building a Bridge Between Public and School Libraries
“Plymouth District Library shares resources to create connection and opportunity for our entire community, because we are stronger together.” With the adoption of this new mission statement in late 2021, we were especially eager to tackle Community Outreach with Plymouth Canton Community Schools. With the help of our newest board member (a Media Specialist within our PCCS system), we were able to learn what we could do to support our school district. Taking into account the list of things our PCCS Library Media Specialists suggested, our Educator Outreach Newsletter and homepage were born.

This presentation will outline our actions, as a public library, to reach out to the schools in our community. We’ll explain our new school/library partnership from conception and development to implementation. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how to approach their public library, if a strong relationship doesn’t already exist, and what services they can reasonably expect their public library to provide for them.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Baker

Lauren Baker

Youth and Teen Services Coordinator, Plymouth District Library
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Jessica Keeler

Youth Services Librarian, Plymouth District Library
I'm a Youth Services Librarian at Plymouth District Library. I serve on our Community Liaison Committee and put together a newsletter for Plymouth Canton Community Schools Library Media Specialists three times a year. We highlight programs, resources, and collection items that we... Read More →
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Sarah Perry

Youth Services Librarian, Plymouth District Library

Exhibitors

Thursday November 10, 2022 4:40pm - 5:40pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

6:15pm EST

MAME Welcome Reception Sponsored by WSU
Wayne State University is sponsoring this event.

Cash bar with hors D'oeuvres available in the Grand Foyer.

Thursday November 10, 2022 6:15pm - 7:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande II

7:00pm EST

MAME Awards Gala! 🏆
Speakers
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Cynthia Zervos

School Library Media Specialist, Bloomfield Hills Schools
Media Specialist at Way Elementary School in Bloomfield Hills.


Thursday November 10, 2022 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande II

9:30pm EST

Librarians After Dark 🥂
Join us for the Gala afterparty.  Librarians After Dark is a way to come have fun and meet some new friends! This is an informal networking event open to all MAME attendees, exhibitors and speakers. 

Speakers
avatar for Erica Trowbridge

Erica Trowbridge

Media Specialist, Oakridge Public Schools
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Carma Roesch

District School Librarian, Clinton Community Schools



Thursday November 10, 2022 9:30pm - 11:00pm EST
Patio
 
Friday, November 11
 

7:00am EST

MAME 49 Registration and Check in
Registration will be open from 7am-10am on Friday, November 11.

Speakers
KB

Karen Becknell

MAME Database Manager, Retired
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Lindsay Pulsipher

College Credit Specialist, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center
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Patrick Taylor

District Librarian & El Coordinator, Eastpointe Community Schools
CredentialsBA, English & Sociology, Grand Valley State UniversityMLIS, School Library Media, Wayne State UniversityMA, Teaching ESL, University of Michigan-DearbornTeaching EndorsementsEnglish (BA; 6-12)Sociology (CF; 6-12)Library Media (ND; K-12)English as a Second Language (NS... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 7:00am - 10:00am EST
Grand Foyer

7:30am EST

Author Breakfast - ticket required
Attendees who register for this breakfast will also stay for the author's presentation.  Without a ticket, others will be unable to eat or see the author.

Friday November 11, 2022 7:30am - 8:30am EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

8:30am EST

Author - Supriya Kelkar - ticket required
Attendees must pre-register for this event when registering for the conference.  It includes the breakfast beforehand.

Screenwriter/Illustrator/Author STRONG AS FIRE, FIERCE AS FLAME, THAT THING ABOUT BOLLYWOOD, BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL, & more!


Friday November 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

8:30am EST

Continental Breakfast
Friday November 11, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am EST
Grand Foyer

9:45am EST

Breakout Session - Hone Your Information Literacy Superpowers!
The very big, very real task of today's educators is to ignite in students the desire to discover while also arming them with the judgement to wade through false and misleading information from questionable sources. In this session, attendees will:

1) Support student research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic;
2) Learn new strategies to teach students to distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text;
3) Practice proven ways of evaluating the credibility and accuracy of sources and noting any discrepancies among the data.

Activities, tools, technologies and strategies:

- Attendees will receive graphic organizers from Britannica to help educators determine an information need and locate, evaluate, and use information ethically.
- Britannica School (available to all Michigan educators!) will be shared as a trusted resource for information, and attendees will learn about helpful educator tools to help support student research.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Heintz

Christopher Heintz

Education Consultant, Britannica Education
Chris is an experienced Educational Consultant with many years supporting educators to create positive outcomes for students! He began his career in education as a high school Social Studies teacher and transitioned to the assessment world to support schools and districts in Illinois... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

9:45am EST

Breakout Session - Mentoring Teachers through the Copyright Maze
Are you charged with training and mentoring teachers at your site or district about copyright? Do your colleagues reach out to you with questions about what they can and cannot do to comply with copyright? C&C, who provides FREE K-12 resources to teach copyright and fair use to students, has created a new course to share with colleagues. The goal is to help fellow teachers become positive role models and confident, knowledgeable instructors as they better understand bends in the road and issues facing themselves and their students. I'll clarify copyright, why it's important and its place in digital citizenship. I'll offer guidelines, lesson tie-ins, and delve into specific topics, such as plagiarism vs. infringement. Attendees will come away with a new ready to use tool to empower colleagues to navigate the copyright maze.

Speakers
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Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.


Friday November 11, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am EST
Vanderbilt

9:45am EST

Breakout Session - REMC's Microcredential Program for Michigan Educators
This informational presentation would provide an overview of REMC's Microcredential Program, including what it is, why educators might want one, how educators earn theirs for application of learning in 1 of the 7 available pathways.  Program resources and examples of past submission will be shared. 

Speakers
avatar for Melinda Waffle

Melinda Waffle

Educational Technology Consultant, REMC Association


Friday November 11, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

9:45am EST

Breakout Session - RUSL 2: Restoring Urban School Libraries through INFLOmation and a Hip Hip Pedagogy
Dr. Kafi Kumasi and Wayne State University's School of Information Sciences have been working with five fellows from the school districts of Harper Woods and River Rouge to implement an IMLS grant, Project RUSL: Restoring Urban School Libraries.  The ultimate goal is reactivating school library programs in these two districts through the lenses of Hip Hop and INFLOmation.  Now in its second year, the RUSL program is implementing best practices based on Hop Hop and beginning preparations to create vibrant teaching and learning spaces. Grant fellows will report on their progress and share new approaches to delivering school library services.

Speakers
KM

Kathleen McBroom

School Library Practicum Coordinator, Wayne State University


Friday November 11, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating
Speakers
AL

Alexa Lalejini

PreK-12 Media Specialist, Zeeland Public Schools
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Cat Kerns

Media Speciialist, Saginaw Township Community Schools
MAME 46, Conference ChairMAME, President Elect


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating- Cindy Williams Schrauben
Speakers
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Cindy Williams Schrauben

Author, Cindy Williams Schrauben Books
Cindy Williams Schrauben lives in central Michigan where she writes books for kids that range from the truly serious to the seriously silly. Before embarking on this path, she held positions as a preschool administrator, teacher, and assistant director of a children’s museum... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating- Erik Slangerup
Speakers
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Erik Slangerup

Author, Simon & Schuster
Hi! I write action adventure novels, and love chatting with teachers, librarians, students, and book people of all stripes. If you’re interested in scheduling an author visit, or other book event (or just like chatting about 80s sci-fi, giant robots, or monsters), let’s chat... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating- Heidi Sheffield
Speakers
avatar for Heidi Sheffield

Heidi Sheffield

Author/Illustrator


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating- Julia Richardson
Speakers
avatar for Julia Richardson

Julia Richardson

Author, Sleeping Bear Press
Hello! I am a multi-published, award-winning children’s picture book author from southwest Michigan. I would love to visit your school. When I was young, I was in the lowest reading group and wrote every letter upside down and backwards. Thanks to dedicated teachers I overcame... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating- Kim Delmar Cory
Speakers
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Kim Delmar Cory

Kim Delmar Cory is a retired educator who lives in Michigan with her husband, two dogs and a naughty cat.  She possesses a Bachelors degree in English Literature and a Masters degree in Education. Upon retiring from Lansing Community College where she taught and served as an administrator... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating- Rosemarie Brennan
Speakers
avatar for Rosemarie Brennan

Rosemarie Brennan

Author
My debut children’s picture book, WILLOW, was one of twelve books on Oprah’s 2010 Kids' Reading List for 6- to 9-year-olds, and one of five 2009 Children’s Choice Book finalists for Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year.WILLOW is as much autobiography as it is fiction. I spun... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-A. Kidd

Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Kat Higgs-Coulthard
Speakers
KH

Kat Higgs-Coulthard

You can't wait for inspiration-- you have to go after it with a club. ~Jack London


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Kelly J. Baptist
Speakers

Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Kim Bartosch
Speakers
avatar for Kim Bartosch

Kim Bartosch

Author
Kim is a young adult writer of paranormal mysteries and thrillers. Her debut novel is "Ask the Girl", which is a thrilling ghost story with themes of sisterhood, forgiveness, and coping with bipolar disorder.  She is fond of ghost stories and has experienced many hauntings during... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Kim Childress
Speakers
avatar for Kim Childress

Kim Childress

Author, Editor, Reviewer, Soeaker, Childress Ink ~ Ink-a-Dink
Thirty years in publishing, Kim Childress is an award-winning editor, author, speaker, and reviewer, including book editor for Girls' Life magazine since its 1994 debut, and previous middle grade acquisitions editor for HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan). Author of Find... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Kristin Wolden Nitz
Speakers
avatar for Kristin Wolden Nitz

Kristin Wolden Nitz

Author
Kristin Wolden Nitz has written two middle grade novels and one YA cozy mystery. Her first middle grade novel, DEFENDING IRENE,  features an American girl playing on an Italian boys' soccer team. Ms. Nitz's second novel, SAVING THE GRIFFIN, which is also set in Italy, was a nominee... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Nancy Pimm
Speakers
avatar for Nancy Pimm

Nancy Pimm

Nancy Roe Pimm is a public speaker and an award-winning author of many books and articles for children, including the picture book Fly, Girl, Fly! and several middle-grade and young adult biographies. The State Library of Ohio named Nancy as a “Choose to Read Ohio” author and... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Stacy Nockowitz
Speakers
avatar for Stacy Nockowitz

Stacy Nockowitz

Author/Middle School Librarian, Columbus Academy
I'm Stacy Nockowitz, an author and middle school librarian with 30+ years of experience in middle grade education. My debut middle grade novel, The Prince of Steel Pier, was released on September 1, 2022, from Kar-Ben Books. I hold Master's Degrees from Columbia University and Kent... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

10:50am EST

Author Speed Dating-Victoria Price
Speakers
VP

Victoria Price

Victoria Price is a romance  author, who lives in Michigan.  She writes clean new adult/young adult romances. While not writing, Victoria loves to travel, read and garden.  Victoria combines her passion for romance and her own love of fiction in her work.  Her characters are often... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2022 10:50am - 12:20pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

12:00pm EST

Past Presidents Luncheon
Speakers
avatar for Cat Kerns

Cat Kerns

Media Speciialist, Saginaw Township Community Schools
MAME 46, Conference ChairMAME, President Elect
avatar for Shannon Torres

Shannon Torres

Media Specialist, Northville Schools
I'm the district librarian in Northville Public Schools and travel between the three secondary schools, serving appx. +3500.
avatar for Erica Trowbridge

Erica Trowbridge

Media Specialist, Oakridge Public Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande III

12:15pm EST

LUNCH
Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Grand Foyer

12:15pm EST

SIG ELMS Shop Talk
This is concurrent with lunch.

Speakers
avatar for Maggi Rohde

Maggi Rohde

School Librarian, Ann Arbor Public Schools
I teach small people (preK-2) in the library. Talk to me about participating in MAME, judging for the Cybils, and getting involved in the Great Lakes Great Books Award!


Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

12:15pm EST

SIG HS Shop Talk
This is concurrent with lunch.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay Pulsipher

Lindsay Pulsipher

College Credit Specialist, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center


Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Vanderbilt

12:15pm EST

SIG IB Shop Talk
This is concurrent with lunch.

Speakers
avatar for Klaudia Janek

Klaudia Janek

MAME 2018 Past President & School Librarian, International Academy High School Library
@kjanek on twitter High School Librarian, IB Extended Essay Coordinator, MYP Personal Project research coordinator, MAME 2018 Past President, Conference Exhibits Chair, Pre-conference co-chair, ALA member, AASL member.


Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

12:15pm EST

SIG JSMS Shop Talk
This is concurrent with lunch.

Speakers

Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

12:15pm EST

SIG MAMSA Shop Talk
This is concurrent with lunch.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Torres

Shannon Torres

Media Specialist, Northville Schools
I'm the district librarian in Northville Public Schools and travel between the three secondary schools, serving appx. +3500.


Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

12:15pm EST

SIG PPIC Shop Talk
This is concurrent with lunch.

Speakers

Friday November 11, 2022 12:15pm - 1:00pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande II

1:00pm EST

Breakout Session - I Sent Dogman on Vacation
COVID had a huge impact on our libraries. One was that our readers came back desperate for familiar favorites.

What do you do when "familiar favorites" become fixations?

Our library sent Dogman and Captain Underpants "on vacation." In doing so, we were able to create connections with other elementary library patrons globally, and create focus points on underused sectionds of our library collection.

Learning Outcomes and Takeaways:
  • Library Collection Development and Planning
  • Online collaboration and communication
Content Area
  • Media Center practice
  • ELA
Focus Area
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Integration
  • Shelving and Presentation
Intended Audience
  • Library-Media Specialists
  • Elementary
  • Middle School

Speakers
avatar for Harry Coffill

Harry Coffill

Library Media Specialist, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools
Proudly teaming with our local public library to provide content and opportunity to all our students.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwMHyoGGzQ8A dedicated librarian helping all kids find books that are both windows and mirrors of their experiences, cultures, and backgrounds.Ask me... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West I

1:00pm EST

Breakout Session - Substantiating Multilingual Education Programs in Collaboration with the School Librarian
Collaboration, co-teaching, crosswalks, curation, reader's advisory, culturally responsive teaching, technology intervention; incorporating inquiry based design and AASL standards into the existing ELD/WIDA standards framework; specialized student support

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Taylor

Patrick Taylor

District Librarian & El Coordinator, Eastpointe Community Schools
CredentialsBA, English & Sociology, Grand Valley State UniversityMLIS, School Library Media, Wayne State UniversityMA, Teaching ESL, University of Michigan-DearbornTeaching EndorsementsEnglish (BA; 6-12)Sociology (CF; 6-12)Library Media (ND; K-12)English as a Second Language (NS... Read More →



Friday November 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West III

1:00pm EST

Breakout Session - Take a Brain Break with Take and Make Kits
We will be using a digital presentation, brining examples of previous Take and Makes, and discussing how we acquired funding for the project.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe

Media Specialist, Lake Orion Community Schools
Rebecca Lowe has her bachelors in secondary education English and History, a Reading masters degree, an elementary endorsement, and her MLIS degree. She is excited about expanding programming for students so students choose to come to the library on their own, collaboration opportunities... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Kempski

Melissa Kempski

Tech and Library Specialist, Lake Orion Community Schools



Friday November 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Westminster Ballroom West II

1:00pm EST

Breakout Session - When teachers succeed, students can too. See What's Possible with Gale In Context: For Educators
Imagine if you could break down silos and help colleagues create more relevant content for everyday classroom instruction—all while ensuring your library has essential digital resources that are accessible for every learner. Educators would not only feel supported but they’d also have more time to focus on what matters: keeping students engaged and motivated.
As a curriculum and instructional resource, Gale In Context: For Educators equips educators with powerful, standards-aligned lesson plans and content from thousands of high-quality sources. Supporting all curriculum areas, your budget dollars stretch further with this digital resource that offers tools to differentiate learning and improve cross-curricular collaboration among educators. With embedded mental health resources and diverse content, For Educators helps schools meet students’ needs today, while also offering career and life skills readiness for whatever comes next. Join Gale at this session to see For Educators in action.



Speakers
avatar for Megan Fileccia

Megan Fileccia

Strategic Accounts Manager, Gale/Cengage


Friday November 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Vanderbilt

2:05pm EST

CANCELLED - Round Tables - Prepare Persuasive Papers with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints from MeL
A successful persuasive paper
convinces the reader of an argument
with reliable evidence. Learn how
Gale In Context: Opposing
Viewpoints can help students choose
a topic, gather supporting evidence,
and organize their research.


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Book Challenges: Be Ready
Facing a challenge or worried that you might be? Hear a dozen ideas on how to be prepared and ready. The suggestions are tried and true and come from practicing librarians.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Spear

Martha Spear

librarian (retired), Berkley High School
MAME 4EverMAME Intellectual Freedom CommitteeLibrary Media Specialist, Berkley High School (retired)Also worked in Utah and New York libraries, both public and school.


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Collaborate on a Community Read
Learn how two high schools, a public library, and a local bookstore collaborate to host an annual community read for teens and adults. Book giveaways!

Speakers
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Lisa Miller

School Librarian, Portage Public Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Have Your Say!
Be part of an upcoming episode of School Librarians United Podcast! You have the mic and 1-2 minutes to share a strategy, resource, favorite book or rant!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Hermon

Amy Hermon

High School Librarian, Royal Oak Schools
MLIS (WSU) 2007 and year 16 as a school librarian.  Host of School Librarians United Podcast.  2022 LJ Mover and Shaker: Community Builder.


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Help Shape Our Profession! Be a Wayne State Mentor
We are always looking for generous mentors to help our Wayne State students. Come learn how to get involved - and hopefully meet some previous mentors and mentees!

Speakers
KM

Kathleen McBroom

School Library Practicum Coordinator, Wayne State University


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Maawndoonganan: Anishinaabe Resources for Social Studies Standards
Learn about Maawndoonganan, a new resource guide developed by the Confederation of Michigan Tribal Education Departments that aligns authentic and accurate resources about Indigenous Peoples of Michigan with the Michigan Social Studies Standards.

Speakers
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Patsy Richardson

Kalamazoo Public Schools
TL

Terri Luzenske

Kalamazoo Public Schools
MS

Michelle Simms

Kalamazoo Public Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Recap of ALA Annual Conference 2022
Learn about how to write a grant to attend ALA as well as a recap of the conference experience and tips and tricks to navigate the conference (expo, sessions, author
signings, etc.).

Speakers
avatar for Christina Chatel

Christina Chatel

Media Specialist, Troy Schools
Teacher librarian at Boulan Park and Smith Middle Schools in Troy, MI. Our shared middle school media website is www.troymiddleschoolmediacenter.weebly.com.



Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

2:05pm EST

Round Tables - Whoa in WO! Transforming Elementary Libraries
After 10+ years, elementary libraries in West Ottawa (Holland, MI) have elementary librarians and library assistants. Come hear our plan to transform the spaces and collections and plan for collaboration and programming. Any and all ideas are welcome!

Speakers
JK

Justine Keuning-LaFrence

West Ottawa Public Schools
avatar for Julia Reynolds

Julia Reynolds

Elementary Librarian, West Ottawa Public Schools


Friday November 11, 2022 2:05pm - 3:05pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande I

3:15pm EST

Closing Keynote - Marcia Mardis
Into the Future (Acknowledging the Best of the Past)
The MAME conference shows us that the future of school libraries is bright and exciting, but not without challenges and unknowns. As we all work to shape the future of school librarianship, how we evolve our core values of inquiry, inclusion, curation, collaboration, exploration, and engagement to fit our learners is driven by our communities. In this closing keynote address, Marcia will blend history, education, professional identity, and social trends to reflect on the conference and our shared commitments.

Always a Michigander, Dr. Marcia A. Mardis is a professor of information science and associate dean for research at Florida State University. Though her current work centers on community resiliency, Marcia has remained committed to school librarianship: leading the writing of AASL’s National School Library Standards; editing School Libraries Worldwide for a decade; directing the nation’s #1 school library preparation program; and having many of you as students! Marcia is honored to be keynoting MAME in a town she loves and spending time with friends, colleagues, and the finest school librarians she knows!

Speakers

Friday November 11, 2022 3:15pm - 4:30pm EST
Grand Ballroom Grande II
 
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