Sunday, August 8, 2010

Fall Meeting

Welcome to a new school year. It is a bittersweet time for us as educators.  We are faced with mergers and school closings as well as exciting technological innovations. These times challenge us to communicate and collaborate with one another in order to prepare students to become life-long learners.

Technology has changed the way we access, share and communicate information. This change has definitely influenced the way our students learn.  Library/media specialists play a vital role in the education of the next generation by teaching them research skills and providing them with the best print and digital materials available.  Tight budgets make this difficult, to say the least.

It is in light of these challenges that The Northern Ohio Chapter of the Catholic Library is offering a workshop on September 23rd at Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio.  Joseph Salamon, a librarian from the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL), will speak on the use of e-books and audio-books in elementary and secondary school libraries and classrooms. He will also explain ways to stretch your budget by borrowing these resources from CCPL. There will also be an opportunity to share ideas with other librarians. We will begin with registration from 3:00 – 3:30 and end with a catered dinner at 6:15.


3:00 - 3:30  Registration and refreshments
3:30 - 3:45  Welcome
3:34 - 4:45  E-books and audio-books Joseph Salamon, Cuyahoga County Public Library
4:45 - 5:00  Break
5:00 - 6:00  Elementary librarians and Secondary librarians sharing 
6:15 -         Dinner   

Please consider joining the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Catholic Library association. Check out the above agenda and fill out the registration form included in the upcoming newsletter. I wish all of you success during the coming school year.

Sr. Madeline Muller, H.M., President
Northern Ohio Chapter of the Catholic Library Association


  1. Did you see that Library Journal (LJ) and School Library Journal (SLJ) have scheduled an online conference about ebooks: Libraries at the Tipping Point, a full-day online conference on September 29, 2010? "will look at issues impacting scenario planning as well as explore how readers’ advisory might look in the age of the ebook."

    The daylong virtual conference. The Tipping Point: How Ebooks Impact Libraries, Publishers & Readers.
    Registration information and a complete look at the schedule and speakers are available online at There is a cost involved. $29 for librarians or $59 site license for more than one.

  2. It sounds like a great meeting. Hope to see all our members thre.

  3. Thanks Joe, great presentation