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Emporia State University

School of Library and Information Management

SCHEDULES - Upcoming ESU SLIM Professional Development

School Libraries

Who wants to THINK, CREATE, SHARE, and GROW? Professional Development for Kansas Educators

Focus on the 2016 PreK-12 Kansas Library and Technology Curriculum Standards and the 2018 National School Library Standards. Earn professional development points. Have evidence of your professional growth with examples of materials and activities that can be used to illustrate your practice and use in schools.  Invite educators in your building.

Plan now to attend all four upcoming events (35 maximum registration).

Submit your registration today at

2018 Dates




January 12


4 hours


9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Face-to-Face at ESU

#1 – Workshop: Cross-disciplinary co-teaching to enable learners to display curiosity and initiative when seeking information.

March 1-31


2 hours


Everywhere; on your own time (available March 1-31)

#2 – Webinar: Using authoritative sources to ensure that learners probe questions, create and share learning products.

April 1-30


2 hours


Everywhere; on your own time

#3 – Webinar: Models for leading learners and staff through the research process.

June 13


4 hours


9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Face-to-Face at ESU

#4 – IdeaLab: This conference-style session allows attendees to explore digital exhibits that showcase project-based learning and excellence of Kansas schools.

Attend all four events for a complete learning experience that ends with examples of PreK-12 projects.

Those registering for #1 workshop will be given first opportunity for #2 and #3 webinars. Only registered individuals may participate in webinars.

Registration before December 22 will be given priority for acceptance. Notification of registration acceptance will be emailed as soon as possible.

Registration fee will be collected at the door. Need an invoice? Please ask for one.

Want to enroll for graduate college credit (LI755, 1 credit hour), please contact Kathie Buckman  If enrolling for graduate college credit, the registration fee will be waived.

For more information, contact Dr. Mirah Dow at

Academic, Public, Special Libraries

New Year, New Opportunities!

As librarians, our jobs typically require us to work with people on a day-to-day basis. Many of our responsibilities include helping people find information, showing them how to use a new technology tool, and connecting them to resources. These responsibilities often find us in the role of teacher, coach, and/or facilitator.

Knowing how people learn can help us grow as librarians and better serve our communities. This workshop will include overviews of the following learning theories: Andragogy, constructivism, and motivational theory. Attendees will leave the workshop with practical ideas for applying theories of learning in one-on-one interactions with patrons and in library programming.

Join SLIM for a workshop titled:

          An Introduction to Learning Theories: Using Theory to Support People and Communities

          Date: February 24, 2018, 9am-12pm

          Location: Overland Park SLIM Site

          8400 W 110th St suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210

          Cost: $50/person

If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please send your name and contact info to

For Online Registration, click here!

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Instructor: Lauren Hays, MLS

Lauren Hays is the Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS. Currently, she is in a doctoral program and her dissertation is titled "Academic Librarians' Teacher Identity Development Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Mixed Methods Study." She expects to graduate in May 2018. Additionally, she is currently co-editing a book on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) for academic librarians. She is passionate about teaching and learning and desires to help librarians develop in their instructor/facilitator skills. More specifically, her professional interests include teaching, SoTL, information literacy, educational technology, Library and Information Science education, teacher identity, and faculty development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.