Reading in the 21st Century: Piloting a Class Set of Nooks – DPS Tech Showcase, Durham, North Carolina, March 19, 2012

Lynx for Learning: Teaching Argument, Writing and ITES through a School Wide Blogging Project – DPS Tech Showcase, Durham, North Carolina, March 19, 2012

Diversity in Libraries Panel – Chapel Hill, North Carolina, November 17th, 2011

As a panelist, I discussed the issue of diversity in libraries, what it means to me, why it is important and how I am involved in addressing it through my work and involvement in professional associations.

Developing a Global Library Collection – Winston-Salem, North Carolina, October 8th, 2011 NCSLMA Conference

Co-presented with on current research, strategies and resources for developing a global library collection

Community, Curriculum, Recruitment and Retention: A Student-Led Diversity Initiative at UNC-CH SILS – NCLA Conference 2011, Hickory, NC

Co-Created a poster on the 2010-2011 development and implementation of the SILS Diversity Initiative at UNC-CH SILS, including the SILS Diversity Taskforce and Diversity Advocate Certificate

Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina: A Progress Report” – Asheville, North Carolina May 20, 2011

Co-presented on the progress of the “Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina” project to the Blue Ridge Parkway superintendent, members of the staff, and members of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

Creating a Global Media Center Workshop – Chapel Hill, North Carolina May 4th, 2011

Co-presented on “Selecting and Evaluating Multicultural and Multiethnic Literature for Children and Young Adults”. We created a companion website for this presentation as well: Selecting and Using Multicultural Literature

NCCSS Conference – Greensboro, North Carolina Feb 24th, 2011

Co-presented “Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina”.  We introduced the Driving Through Time project to North Carolina Social Studies teachers, with a particular focus on the K-12 and university level Educational Resources.

NCSLMA Conference 2010 – Winston-Salem, North Carolina Nov 4th, 2010

Co-presented a workshop on developing literacy in African-American adolescent males.  This presentation introduced the concept of enabling texts and textual lineages as defined by Alfred W. Tatum and included background information about why enabling texts are essential for African American adolescent males.  The presentation slides are available for viewing.

UNC SILS Board of Visitors Meeting – Chapel Hill, North Carolina Oct 2010

Co-presented “Educating the Next Generation of  Teacher-Librarian Leaders” focusing on the role of community service, community engagement, student leadership opportunities and authentic assignments with real-world connections and audiences in developing school librarians at SILS.

AASSA Conference Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Oct 2007

Co-presented a workshop entitled “Reading in the Present Tense” focused on using Sustained Silent Reading, Reading Reflections, Literature Circles, Reading Process and other research based instructional strategies to create student centered reading communities in 7-12 classrooms.