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2008 Conference
Contact the Conference Coordinator PDF Print E-mail

All speakers & authors for the 2008 Conference have been selected. If interested for 2009, please email our conference coordinator, Melissa Lynch, and we will keep your information for future review. 

Exhibitor packets will be mailed in late-June or early July. Email our conference coordinator if you are a new exhibitor and would like to receive a packet.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 May 2008 )
MSLA Annual Conference PDF Print E-mail

2015 Annual Conference:
March 1 & 2 at UMass Amherst: 
"Fill Up Your Toolbox"

Exhibitor packets will be mailed in advance of the conference.
Email our conference coordinator if you are a new exhibitor and would like to receive a packet.

For more information, view the many links on this webpage, or CONTACT
Kathy Lowe , MSLA Executive Director
Melissa Lynch , Conference Coordinator
Our Annual Conference is a celebration of...
  • School Libraries
  • The profession of Library Teaching
  • MSLA as a professional organization  
...that brings together
  • MSLA members and friends
  • Leaders in the world of school libraries
Last Updated ( Friday, 05 December 2014 )
Conference Policies PDF Print E-mail

Program Changes
The Conference Committee apologizes for any inconvenience caused by program changes. In all cases, cancellation or changes are beyond our control and are usually the result of illness or last minute scheduling problems. The Committee asks for your understanding should the situation arise.

Name Badges
Please wear your name badge at all times to gain entry to all sessions, exhibit hall, and meals.

There will be NO REFUNDS for cancellations within 5 days of the Conference.

Smoking is not permitted at any time during sessions. Conference attendees are asked to use the hotel’s designated smoking areas only.

MSLA Exhibit Hall
In the exhibit hall, exhibitors are presenting the newest products and services tailored for school libraries. Please show your appreciation for the exhibitors who support MSLA.

Certificate of Attendance
Due to the DESE changes in policy relative to PDPs, a certificate of attendance is in enclosed in this packet for your reference.

Personal Items
MSLA is not responsible for any lost or stolen items at the Conference.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 January 2015 )
2015 Conference Handouts PDF Print E-mail

Download handouts (and links) provided by Speakers: [updated 2/26/2015]

SUNDAY March 1

UnConference Kick-Off and Schedule-Building:
Dan Callahan and Laura D’Elia


After-Dinner Speaker:
Donalyn Miller

Monday March 2

Elementary Library Centers:
Jessica Lodge

Creating Uncommon Spaces: A DIY Learning Commons Makeover Seminar:
Chani Craig

Great Books for Teens:
Terri Grief
The Power of Voice in Nonfiction Writing: 
Melissa Stewart and Sarah Albee
Fill Your Students’ Toolboxes Using Creative Technology Applications and 20% Time:
Christine Steinhauser
 Google Doc
How to Start a Nerdfighters Club:
Jordan Funke
Digital Literacy Using the Massachusetts Statewide Databases:
Marlene Sue Heroux, Leslie Lomasson, Robyn Ferrazzani
Down & Dirty Tricks for Staying Sane in an Insanely Busy Library:
Laura Gardner
Swimming Lessons in the Deep End: Social Media in the Elementary School Library:
Kate Powers
 Symbaloo Link
Curriculum Connections with Children’s Literature
Donalyn Miller
Making Connections with LibGuides: 
Leslie Lomasson, Lani
A Poetry Toolkit:
Sharon Shaloo, Laurin Macios
Education by Design: Connecting to the Mobile Generation with BiblioBoard:
Carolyn Morris, Emily Tordo, Tricia London
Coding with Kids: How to Teach & Integrate Coding into the Classroom: 
Maya Bery
Media Literacy through Screencasting:
WGBH and Cathy Collins
 Google Doc PPT
Summer Reading: Everybody Reads! 
Cindy Erle and Sherri Chalke

The New Statewide eBook Program:
Stephen Spohn and Tricia London

Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 February 2015 )
2015 BOOKLET PDF Print E-mail

2015 Conference Booklet       

Note: Font for the "side text boxes" on pages 2, 3, 4, 5  is Rockwell Extra Bold

 Page #
 Name of page


Font for "Platinum sponsor" and "Silver Sponsor" is Edwardian Script
Font for title is Charlemagne STD (all caps)


 Sunday  Pictures need to be made grayscale - ?

 3 Authors  Pictures need to be made grayscale - ?
  Word   PDF
 4 Monday 4     (revised 2/19)
 Word PDF
 5 Monday 5    (revised 2/25)
 Word PDF
 6 Floorplans 
 7 Exhibitors 
 8 SCHEDULE (back page) updated 2/25 (again, again)
 Excel  PDF
Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 February 2015 )
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