School libraries will be the focus the last two days of this yearly event, with sessions covering a wide array of topics such as school library/public library collaborations, innovative makerspaces and the latest in new book releases for K-12 students.
Pam Coomer, library media specialist at Fairdale High School (Jefferson County), was selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute.
Here are some of the conferences, workshops and sessions for July that might appeal to librarians.
Sam Northern was selected as one of the 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. Northern, who is a library media specialist at Simpson Elementary School, is one of 35 educators from the United States and Canada to receive this honor.
The Kentucky Department of Education is collaborating with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives to encourage students to participate in the state’s 2016 Summer Reading Programs.
The votes have been counted and Kentucky students have chosen the winners of the 2016 Kentucky Bluegrass Award.
Heidi Neltner, teacher librarian for Johnson Elementary, is the 2016 winner of the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education’s Outstanding Teacher Award.
The Kentucky Association of School Librarians annual Summer Refresher will be July 19 at North Oldham High School in Goshen.
School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2016 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award.