This is part of the emTech Presentation Series, all designed to provide information and clear application actions the audience might try when they return to the school library after the presentation. This presentation is an excellent way to initiate and/or nurture interest in ways that librarians can begin to use the internet, for their own professional development as well as to assist in the integration of the on-line technologies into the general curriculum of the school.

Target Audience: Librarians; presentations can be tailored for a specific group or , grade level (e.g. elementary, middle, secondary).

Purpose: To aid librarians as they confront the changing role of the school library and to provide concrete examples of how they can use the internet for professional development and to contribute to the integration of the internet into the overall fiber of the school.

Expected Outcomes: Librarians leave with practical ideas for ways to use the internet and examples that can be shared with students and teachers.

General Overview: Actual examples of ways librarians use the internet are presented, organized into two categories: professional development and instructional support. For professional development, librarians are shown lm_net and other resource sites where they can find lesson plans, materials for the library, and information to help them do their jobs. Instructional support includes projects for classrooms, collaborative projects, and instructional materials for teachers. All examples are practical and couched in terms of typical classroom and library activities. Actual internet screens are used with POWER POINT for a fast-moving presentation.

Approximate Duration: 1.5 hours - 3 hours

Physical Requirements: Room appropriate for presentation, with overhead projector and screen. Presenters provide LCD panel & notebook computer for presentation media, including sound and video.

Presentation References: Individuals and/or organizations familiar with this presentation are:

U.S. Department of State, Office of Overseas Schools
Dr. Keith Miller at
Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA)
Jim Morris, Executive Director
European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
Orlando, Florida School District
Ambrit Academy, Rome, Italy
Bernard Mullane, Director at AMBRIT@email.telepress.IT
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