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Meet the Delaware Library Catalog
Vinny Alascia, Administrative Librarian, Delaware Division of Libraries and
Kathy Graybeal, Administrative Librarian, Delaware Division of Libraries
Join Delaware Division of Libraries staff to discover the brand-new Delaware Library Catalog. Explore the exciting new features of the desktop! Find materials in Sussex, Kent, DelTech and Wesley libraries - plus Archives - all in one place! Experience how now, more than ever, your library is at your fingertips.
Sponsored by DDL

Exploring Google's Universe: Tips & Tricks for the Cybrarian
Jennifer Falkowski, Training Coordinator for Southern Maryland Regional Library Association and
Byron McGriff, Library Technician, A.I. duPont Hospital for Children
Learn how Google's growing list of tools can assist you and help your patrons find what they are looking for effectively and efficiently.
Sponsored by PALS

Mining Public Records for Stories: Perspectives of Students, Journalists and Citizens
Ira Chinoy, Visiting Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism,
University of Maryland at College Park
Understand the importance of access to government information from the perspectives of library users, journalists and students.  Mr. Chinoy is an award-winning journalist, instructor, and powerful story teller with important information to share. 
Sponsored by CRLD

Technology Trends Update
Gregg Silvis, Assistant Director for Library Computing Systems, University of Delaware Library and
Mandi Townsend, Head, Library Systems Support Department, University of Delaware Library
Catch up on the latest technology news and applications with brief reports and live demonstrations.  Topics include OCLC OpenWorldCat, Google, RSS feeds, blogs, podcasting, wiki and more.  Sponsored by CRLD

Shooting the Bird
Jamie Alascia, Librarian, William Henry Middle School
Join your colleagues in learning how to create interesting lessons and research projects. Small groups will work together to create lessons that encourage critical thinking and then share them with the other participants. It will be an opportunity for colleagues to work collaboratively, be creative and produce useable products. Bring your ideas and share your expertise.
Sponsored by SLMA

Beyond Daddy's Roomate: GLBT Materials for Youth in Your Library
Peggy Dillner, Director, Education Resource Center, University of Delaware
Participants will be asked to evaluate some children's books which openly deal with GLBT topics.  Numerous books will be shared and a bibliography distributed. 
Sponsored by SLMA
Teen Literature
Lara Zeises, Local Author
Lara Zeises will talk about the trends she sees, the topics she tries to write about, the obstacles she encounters when writing, etc.
Sponsored by CSD
Vermont Center for the Book: What's the Big Idea?
Terri Jones, Youth Services Librarian, Hockessin Public Library
Recently 20 librarians went to Vermont and were trained in different practices to bring math and science into storytime. Some of those trained are going to present what they learned, how they can implement it into their storytime, and the future of the program in Delaware.
Sponsored by CSD

Graphic Novels
Joe Murray, Blue Hen Comics and
Steve Davis, Library Specialist, Hockessin Public Library
Steve Davis of Hockessin Library and Joe Murray of Captain Blue Hen Comics will present a program on integrating Graphic Novels into the library collection. Joe will discuss selection and collection development. Steve will address promotion and placement.
Sponsored by CSD

Book Event Featuring Bryan Collier
Meet noted children's book illustrator Bryan Collier. Books will be available purchase and signing.
Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education

MedlinePlus Go Local Delaware Workshop
Vivian McCallum, MLS - Consumer Health Librarian, Consumer Health Information Services, Sussex County, Delaware Academy of Medicine and
PJ Grier, MPA, MLS, AHIP, Director, Delaware Academy of Medicine
Describes the development of the Go Local database - Delaware, and the types of community health resources it contains.  Demonstration of the database will utilize completed Go Local project sites via Medlineplus.gov
Sponsored by PLD

Accessing Public Data About Health Disparities
Fred Breukelman, C.H.E.S., Director of Health Education,
Division of Public Health, Delaware Department of
Health and Social Services

A presentation about resources of public health data, with a special focus on what our state's data
show in relation to health disparities. Also, a brief overview on human activities that impact on disparities such as behavioral issues, awareness, ethnicity, etc.

Sponsored by PLD

CRLD - College and Research Libraries Division
CSD - Children's Services Division
DDL - Delaware Division of Libraries
PALS - Paraprofessional and Library Staff Division
PLD - Public Libraries Division
SLMA - School Library Media Association
programs updated 5/15/2006