Showcasing Information Literacies: New Dimensions 2008, Newark Public Library, October, 22nd 9:00am to 3:45pm

The NJ Center for the Book held a day of celebration with a focus on literacy, book arts, and poetry in partnership with the Newark Public Library. It had been five years since the Newark Public Library was designated as a literary landmark, and it is because of this that Newark Public Library was selected for the year’s New Jersey Center for the Book literary spectacular conference site.

Some of the topics included were teaching literacies, the art of storytelling for youth at risk, showcasing how to present Shakespeare in the classroom, instruction in genealogical searching for young people, and, finally, partnering with New Jersey’s Public Broadcasting Station in teacher resource training.

Jon Scieszka, recently appointed by the Librarian of Congress as the Inaugural National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, gave the keynote address.

Three sessions were offered for a total of 18 workshops. Attendees were able to choose one workshop from each session and received 5 professional development credits for the full day. The agenda was geared to teachers, parents, librarians, media specialists, principals, and school superintendents, covering K-12. The Second Miss Rumphius Award was also presented. Click here to view the Miss Rumphius Award Page.

Door prizes included a laptop and a Kindle.

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