Session Title

Keynote Presentation: Burning Pencils; Sharpening Questions

Description

Anne Zarinnia is Associate Professor and Chair, Educational Foundations department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her academic research focuses on working with technology in libraries and school media centers in small, rural communities. She is interested in how technologies -- specifically social media -- change the information landscape and necessitate learning new technology skills. In 2009, Anne and her library science colleague, Dr. Eileen Schroeder, received a nearly $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help school librarians become familiar with changing technology. Anne teaches Reference, Cataloging, Virtual Libraries, Advanced Design, the Independent Learning System in Educational Media for pre-professional teachers, and looks for strategies to engage students with information. Anne came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in geography in the sixties and subsequently earned a MLS and Ph.D. at UW Madison. For the last decade, she has directed the University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium - a MAD idea, born in a snow storm and sustained through collegiality. Link to presentation2

Start Date

18-3-2010 1:30 PM

 
Mar 18th, 1:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: Burning Pencils; Sharpening Questions

Anne Zarinnia is Associate Professor and Chair, Educational Foundations department at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Her academic research focuses on working with technology in libraries and school media centers in small, rural communities. She is interested in how technologies -- specifically social media -- change the information landscape and necessitate learning new technology skills. In 2009, Anne and her library science colleague, Dr. Eileen Schroeder, received a nearly $1 million grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help school librarians become familiar with changing technology. Anne teaches Reference, Cataloging, Virtual Libraries, Advanced Design, the Independent Learning System in Educational Media for pre-professional teachers, and looks for strategies to engage students with information. Anne came to the United States as a Fulbright scholar in geography in the sixties and subsequently earned a MLS and Ph.D. at UW Madison. For the last decade, she has directed the University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium - a MAD idea, born in a snow storm and sustained through collegiality. Link to presentation2