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Emporia State University

School of Library and Information Management

SCHEDULES - Upcoming ESU SLIM Professional Development

Summer Institute

Join SLIM and KASL for the Summer Institute!

Featuring the Daring Librarian: Gwyneth Jones

Held in Visser Hall, 1701 Morse Rd, Emporia, KS 66801

Monday, July 23rd 2018

Cost: $75 per person

One Credit Hour Continuing Education Available

Register today at

Chock full of easy, fun ideas, Gwyneth will begin with Choose to be Fierce & Future Ready -- Easy ways to promote community connections, reading promotion, and advocacy with Mobile Media. She will then present two additional sessions with an emphasis on practical ideas for connecting with students and using the tools you have available to you in effective ways. Gwyneth is a working school librarian who implements the ideas she talks about with real teachers and real students.The day will conclude with two final sessions where you will have a chance to talk with your peers about books and library lessons for K-6 and 7-12, so bring your questions and best ideas!


Gwyneth A. Jones - The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, an International Ed Tech keynote speaker, trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of social media. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Innovator, a PBS / MPT American Graduate Champion, and the author of the award winning The Daring Librarian blog. In recognition of being a change agent in her field, Ms. Jones was named an Innovator and a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal Magazine, a Gale/Cengage New Leader, and the Best of the Best and a Visionary Leader by Teacher Librarian Magazine. She was honored to have been elected twice to the ISTE Board of Directors representing all PK-12 educators and school librarians. Her work & writings have been featured in the New York Times, NEA Today Magazine, Information Today Magazine, The Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Admittedly, she’s also a goofball, a geek, and ridiculously humble.

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.

Available Until August 10th


2 hours


Everywhere; on your own time.

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

Available Until August 10th


2 hours


Everywhere; on your own time

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

June 13


4 hours


Postponed - To Be Rescheduled

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

Join SLIM for a workshop titled:

From Idea to ISBN: How to Turn Your Every-Day Librarianship into a Scholarship

Audience: Librarians and future authors

Date: Friday, May 4, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018

Live Webinar Workshop - Friday, May 4, 2018. 2:00-5:00 pm Central Time.

The session will be recorded for later views for registered participants. After the live workshop session, the participants will join asynchronous online discussion and Q & A sessions for next two weeks.

Location: Online - Registered participants will be enrolled in a course sell of ESU Canvas.

Further information will be available to registered participants.

Cost: $75 per person

From Idea to ISBN: How to Turn Your Every-Day Librarianship into a Scholarship

Scholarship can be a daunting part of being a librarian. Questions like, “What should I research?” “Will my proposal be accepted?” “How do I find the time to write” and “How can I get my work noticed?” often come up. In this workshop, Librarian Joyce Garczynski will take attendees through the process she used to turn her passion for library social media fundraising into a book. Attendees will learn how to develop a research agenda, craft a proposal that resonates with reviewers, make the most of their writing time, and market their own scholarly expertise.


Joyce Garczynski is the Assistant University Librarian for Development & Communication at Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library. In this role she teaches communication students about the research process, manages library publicity, and oversees library fundraising efforts. Joyce’s scholarship focuses on library social media and she authored the book Fundraising: How to Raise Money for Your Library Using Social Media that was published by Elsevier in 2017. She received her MLS from the University of Maryland’s iSchool in 2009 and also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

See Schedules drop-down on the SLIM website Continuing Education tab for a complete listing of professional development for school libraries and all other library types.