Friday, October 14, 2011

OCM BOCES 14th Annual School Library System Conference – November 9, 2011

The OCM BOCES School Library System, in conjunction with the School Library Systems at Oswego County BOCES and the Syracuse City School District, will hold their 14th Annual Fall Conference, “School Libraries: Every Student’s Future Starts Here..,” this Wednesday, November 9, 2011. The conference is being held at the Doubletree Hotel (6320 Route 298, Carrier Circle) in East Syracuse from 8:00 AM until 3:30 PM.

The keynote speaker is Doug Johnson, who has been the Director of Media and Technology for Mankato public Schools in Minnesota since 1991. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both in the United States and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Johnson is the author of five books, a long-running column in the Library Media Connection publication, the Blue Skunk Blog and his articles have appeared in over forty books and periodicals. Doug has worked with over 160 organizations around the world and he has held leadership positions in state and national organizations, including ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education and AASL (American Association of School Librarians.)

A series of workshops will be held throughout the conference, on topics related to school libraries in the digital age, social media, exploring new learning, electronic learning and Common Core Standards.

For more information on the School Library Systems at OCM BOCES, Oswego County BOCES or the Syracuse City School District, or on their fall conference, please visit the OCM BOCES School Library System’s website at or call 315/433-2670.