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Collaboration: Librarians Academy June 22,23




                                                                                          Catholic Encyclopedia.


As part of our jobs as school librarians, we spend a great deal of time and energy collaborating with teachers. We support them anyway we can.

This Academy’s goal is:

1)  to give you a taste of the scholarly life, to provide you with sessions for intellectual enrichment,

2)  and to help you create LibGuides or tutorials, or lesson plans from these sessions that will enhance your relationship with both the teacher and the subject. 

We have chosen subject areas that are part of any school curriculum or hot topics, and we have provided scholars in those subjects to teach and excite and encourage you:

1)  to think more deeply,

2)  to share your ideas in our sessions and afterwards in our Reflection Time,

3)  to have some meaningful discussions back home with teachers,

4)  to take home libguides or lesson plans.

These sessions will be 60 minutes each in order to give adequate time to do both an overview and an in-depth presentation.  

Each session teacher will provide handouts and information sheets and help facilitate lesson plans.





    Tuition: $100.00.  This includes 2 breakfast/snacks, 2 lunches, and a Head of School Hosted Dinner on the last night.  

    Lodging: we will be staying at nearby hotels:  The Empress and Inn by the Sea.  We have reserved a block of rooms at each hotel with Special Rates for the institute. Plan on between $130-150 per night.  Doubling up is both fun and economical -- so come with a librarian friend!

    Air Fare:  San Diego is a major hub for air transportation.  Good rates can be found with some research.


    La Jolla


    Good Timing

    The Academy will take place right before ALA (June 25-30, 2015) in San Francisco.  Those librarians wishing to attend ALA can come to La Jolla on Sunday night (June 21) and take a quick flight out on Wednesday (June 24).  East-coasters can take advantage of two special library events on the west coast.


    AISL 3rd Annual Summer Institute 2015 at The Bishop's School


    Bishop's Classes and Presenters (Bios on Schedule Page)

    Shakespeare:  a Page to Stage session with an overview of his plays and then a textual analysis and performance of one scene (Courtney Flanagan and Robert Mulgrew)

    George Washington: the general, the hero, the myth (Dr. Kirk Ankeney)

    World War I:  one hundred years ago, in August 1914, a war began that changed the world.  An overview and focus on the literature, art, and history of this amazing time period ( Dr. Melinda Hennessey and Sarah Lucy)

    Global Economy: an overview and discussion (Dee Mecham)

    Climate Change:  what do scientists say? An overview and discussion (Dr. Pamela Reynolds)

    Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: a walk through all the movements, focussing on the famous Choral 4th Movement.  An App called Beethoven’s Ninth will be demonstrated  (Jared Jacobsen)

    Chaucer:  who was this man and why do we still read and enjoy him? (Kara Crawford)

    Women of the Bible:  Eve and Mary Magdalene (Dr. Regina Ballard)




    The Way Forward

    This Academy is different from the conferences we are used to attending. Our major goal is to pull you out of your librarian role and make you a scholar for part of the day. Then we throw you back into being a librarian as you think about all that you've learned and make it relevant to your teachers and curriculum.  The focus is subject area.

    This academic theme of the Summer Institute 2015 will be one-time only. We want to allow librarians to be the deep thinkers they are and expand their subject knowledge.


    Manchester Library at Bishop's


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