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AASL Webinar - Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School

Free - Four YA authors – Susan Dennard, Danielle Paige, Mindee Arnett, and Natalie Richards – and school librarian Dorcas Hand (Houston, TX) – will present proven ways to connect your students, teachers, and school to writers who will excite them, encourage them and inspire them.

10/18/2017
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Jennifer Habley
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Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Authors of books for teens are "hot." Their visits to schools inspire reading – and questions! Your library is The Place to build book excitement because your students want to know everything about their favorite writers. Four YA authors – Susan Dennard, Danielle Paige, Mindee Arnett, and Natalie Richards – and school librarian Dorcas Hand (Houston, TX) – will present proven ways to connect your students, teachers, and school to writers who will excite them, encourage them and inspire them.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Provides school librarians with specific practices and suggestions they can put to use immediately to revitalize teen reading.
  2. Aligns the librarian with the students and teachers by demonstrating the ability to move beyond the school to access valuable resources.

  3. Supports and strengthens advocacy for the library and librarian by putting the library front and center in programming that will not only be notable, but also popular.

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.

Presenters

Dorcas Hand Dorcas Handretired in 2016 after 26 years at Annunciation Orthodox School, Houston where she hosted many author presentations to connect students to writers and writing opportunities. After receiving her MLS from SUNY Albany (now the University at Albany), she also worked at St. John’s School and Episcopal High School (both in Houston) before moving to AOS. She remains an active member of AASL and TASL.
Mindee Arnett Mindee Arnettlives on a horse farm in Ohio with her husband, two kids, a couple of dogs, and an inappropriate number of cats. When she's not telling tales of magic, the supernatural, or outer space, she spends time riding horses and honing her first-person shooter gaming skills.

 

Susan Dennard Susan Dennardhas come a long way from small-town Georgia. With marine biology, she got to travel the world―six out of seven continents, to be exact (she'll get to Asia one of these days!)―before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series as well as theNew York TimesbestsellingTruthwitch. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two dogs, and she is extremely active in social media. You can find her on her blog, twitter, instagram, and beyond:susandennard.com, @stdennard
Danielle Paige Danielle Paigeis the author of theNew York Timesbestselling Dorothy Must Die series:Dorothy Must Die,The Wicked Will Rise, andYellow Brick War, as well as seven prequel novellas. Before turning to young adult literature, she worked in the television industry, where she received a Writers Guild of America Award and was nominated for several Daytime Emmys. She is a graduate of Columbia University and lives in New York City.
Natalie Richards Natalie D. Richards, a lifelong Ohioan, has spent many years applying her writing skills to stunningly boring business documents. Fortunately, she realized she's much better at making things up, and has been writing books for teens ever since. A champion of aspiring authors, Richards is a frequent speaker at schools, libraries, and writing groups. She lives in Ohio with a Yeti and a Wookie (her dogs), and her wonderful husband and children.

 

Registration

Cost

Attendance during the live webinar is free and open to all. A seat in the webinar is reserved for the first 100 logins.

Access to the webinar archive is available to AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers.

How to Register

Register via AdobeConnect. At the time of the webinar, log in via the event login page.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.

Credits

A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Hableyemail icon Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.

Contact

Jennifer Habley email icon
AASL Manager, Web Communications

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