Bridging the Spectrum Symposium logo

Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
Great Room, Pryzbyla Student Center
The Catholic University of America

Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science,” offers a knowledge-sharing forum and meeting place for practitioners, students, and faculty in Library and Information Sciences and Services. Presentations are selected to showcase innovative practices, projects, and research activities in a variety of library, archives, or information services activities. Because students, faculty, and practitioners all share their work, the Symposium encompasses many different aspects and points of view on Library and Information Professional work. The program’s goal is to foster unexpected connections across the spectrum of the information professions.

Keynote Speaker

Ann M. Martin is currently the Educational Specialist for Library Services for Henrico County Public Schools in Richmond, Virginia. She is a Past President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and a Virginia Educational Media Association Past President. She currently is Chair of the Knowledge Quest Editorial Board for the American Association of School Librarians, Chair of the AASL Task Force on Leadership Development, and a member of the American Library Association (ALA) Government Information Subcommittee. Ann is the recipient of the 2002 AASL National School Library Media Program of the Year Award, Longwood University Professionals Who Made a Difference Award, 2008, Virginia Tech “Excellence in Education Award”, 2000, “Gale’s DISCovering Excellence in Education Award’, 1998, Phi Delta Kappa Chapter 1431 “Outstanding Teacher Award”, 1991 and Virginia Education Association “Peace and International Relations Award”, 1991. Ann is author of Seven Steps to an Award-Winning School Library Program by Libraries Unlimited.


9:30-10:00 am
Registration and Coffee
Pryzbyla Center
Third Floor

10:00-11:00 am
Opening Keynote Address
Great Room B
Ann M. Martin, Educational Specialist Library Information Services
Henrico County Public Schools
Past President, American Association of School Libraries

11:00 - 11:15 am

11:15am - 12:15 pm
Morning Breakout Sessions
Great Room A-Session #1
Great Room C-Session #2

12:15 - 1:45 pm
Lunch & Poster Presentations
Great Room B

1:45 - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Great Room A-Session #3
Great Room C-Session #4

Symposium Committee

Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Dr. Bill Kules, David Shumaker
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