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Conference Theme: Role of Librarian in a Hybrid Learning Environment

Every hour you will learn, meet an author, learn from a panel discussion or meet a vendor to learn about their product.

21 November 2020

9:30 am – 5:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time)

9:30 – 10:25 am

Introduction to Liferarian & Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shabbi Luthra
Keynote Speaker: Ms. Parveen Shaikh
Closing and Q&A

10:30 – 11:30 am

Panel 1 – Librarians’ Partnerships: Parent Community and Beyond

Storytelling with technology tools by Ketki Bedekar (Presentation in Marathi)

Through this workshop, participants will learn to use different technology tools to create interactive storytelling sessions with students.

How to plan effective library lessons by Lilliana Bandini

We will revise the process of planning using different pedagogical approaches.

Storytelling: a tool for teaching and learning by Rozmeen Saifee

The workshop will explore how using stories as a strategy can foster critical and interpretive thinking, giving learners the opportunity to express themselves in interactive ways.

Author Presentation – Natasha Sharma

Hear from award-winning author, Natasha Sharma on the different ways authors can help support, hook, create readers through visits to school libraries. Natasha connects to examples of what she brings to her sessions and how libraries can work with authors to fine-tune sessions to specific learning objectives. Her 15-year-old son, Sidhant Sharma showcases Get Set Read! a community outreach to government school children since June 2020 with read-aloud story videos through a unique distribution channel developed to support assisted online story reading through access to stories and available for use to everyone.

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Digital Citizenship – Presentation in Tamil by Saleth Premson

In this session, we will explore and understand the concepts of Digital Citizenship and the role of librarians in Tamil.

Simplifying Research for Elementary Students by Anil Mane

Through this workshop, participants will understand – Simplifying Research for Elementary Students is very important to understand and learn how students wonder about things and seek clarity on the topic of interest. Nourishing ability to questions. Formulating words that will guide the right path and helping them with safe space and tools to manoeuvre information. Finally making them understand the meaning of saluting the sources of information. Thus sowing seeds to nurture values of Academic Integrity.

Modelling Values in the Library by Alan Jacques

Students learn more by watching us than they do from lessons on a chalkboard – what are students learning when they watch you? This activity uses the IB learner profile as a values framework to audit your personal library practice and discover ways to make values more visible to students.

The Might of Stories: A story of the rulers of this planet by Prasanna Peri

Through this workshop, the participant will endeavour to collectively brain-share on how to wield the power of storytelling.

Author Presentation – Shabnam Minwalla

Portable Magic by Shabnam Minawala. Through this workshop, she will share how children’s books can do so much more than merely tell stories.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Panel 2 – Librarians’ Partnerships: Curriculum, Teaching & Resources

Tips and tricks for searching and curating resources by Irfan Shaikh

Through this workshop, the participant will understand how to use various technology tools to search for digital resources easily. And, use simple tools to curate and organise various digital resources.

Next-Generation Library Leadership by Vandana Gambir

Qualities/skills required to be a 21st Century Librarian.

Referencing and Plagiarism by Saleth Premson

In academic writing, it is necessary that we acknowledge the sources of the information and interpretations, both in our text through in-text citations and in a bibliography or works cited list at the end of our work. This workshop will start with an introduction to Information literacy, the principle & practices of referencing (what it is, why we must do it and which style should be used) and the ethical issues of plagiarism. Examples are given using a variety of styles, including the MLA/APA or others.

Author Presentation – Vinayak Mittal

Talk about how to live your passion and chase your dreams,how to develop reading and writing skills, ingredients to a good book.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

Panel 3 – Librarians’ Partnerships: Literacy

From effective search strategies to evaluation techniques by Ambika Kapur (Presentation in Hindi)

Foundational information and digital literacy skills that will include conducting strategic online searches, judging the legitimacy of online resources, sifting out misinformation, and recognizing the validity of advertisements.

Word Wall: Easy way to create your own teaching resources by Arati Siram

A free virtual tool that creates better lessons quicker. The easy way to create your own teaching resources. Especially quizzes, match-ups, word games, anagram, crossword, and much more to support student learning and skills.

Ideas and strategies by Divya Kunchala 

My objective for this workshop is to express my understanding of how with the help of strategies that can make every child understand the concepts. Teaching should always be understandable, and it can only be understood when the technique of expressing is on track.

Author Presentation – Shyamala Shanmugasundaram

Title: Chidren’s Books of 2020. From read-alouds for toddlers to early chapter books and young adult novels, discover the Indian children books of 2020. Discover new genres and topics which are capturing the imagination of children.

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Academic Integrity and Research by Kuntal Bhandare (Presentation in Gujarati)

What is Academic honesty, the importance of it in research and citation.

Role of the Library during COVID-19 by Brinda Pandit-Trivedi

Role of the library for the learning community during the pandemic, how best we can connect with the learning community and collaborate with all the stakeholders.

Manthan & Sinchan by Mangala Ganesh

I would love to share my best practices and experiences with Liferarians, which may include library unit planner, library reading rubrics and innovative practices.

A Story About Stories by Sunitha Maddipati

Being a storyteller is a gift to yourself. It is a wonderful feeling to touch so many young people. where everyone listens to you, believing your story, and looking at you with their wide eyes. You can feel all their emotions, they are just with you, at the moment. Their smiles give you more energy, and you again wait for you the next session. The objective of the workshop: Stories help to develop listening skills, problem-solving, curiosity and creativity.

Lying to tell the Truth by Author Payal Kapadia

Lying to Tell the Truth. Crossword Award-winning author Payal Kapadia talks about the only good reason to read; why she writes; and how her books are all different and yet the same. 

3:30 – 4:30 pm

Reader’s Theatre in School Library by Sanjukta Sikder (Presentation in Bangla)

Reader’s Theatre is an ideal engagement for oral language enrichment and literacy development among students. Reluctant readers are motivated, and fluent readers get an opportunity to explore genres and characterization.

How librarians can support teachers in conducting project-based learning in their classrooms? by Ruchi Mahale

The workshop will introduce the criteria of how to create authentic research and select informative resources with relevant information using digital media and ICT tools.

Developing a more inclusive and diverse library by Linda Johnson

Schools today are tremendously diverse, and with this diversity comes individual differences in terms of norms, behaviours, and values. As school librarians, we must be accessibility ambassadors and empower all students and staff who enter the doors. This workshop explores ways to promote inclusive and culturally responsive practices in a library setting.

Author Presentation – Preeti Vyas, CEO of Amar Chitra Katha

Amar Chitra Katha- A Route to your Roots. A short talk on the relevance and importance of sharing authentice stories of history and mythology through the comic book medium.

4:30 – 5:30 pm

Writing for Indian Young Adults by Reshma Krishnan Barshikar

Author Reshma Krishnan Barshikar will share The Hidden Children and thoughts on writing for Indian Young Adults.

Information Literacy by Rashna Patel

Learn how to become efficient online searchers through the use of various operators and refinement options.

Literacy activities for creating independent readers by Sunita Bakhru

Instilling the habit of reading in children can be a difficult undertaking. Most children are carefree who love to go out, play and have a great time; they discover perusing books, exhausting! Thus, making it a fun activity can enable your children to value the estimation of books and enjoy reading. This session will just show a glimpse of some activities that children can enjoy when reading.

Story Cafe by Sushma Sakpal

Schools today are tremendously diverse, and with this diversity comes individual differences in terms of norms, behaviours, and values. As school librarians, we must be accessibility ambassadors and empower all students and staff who enter the doors. This workshop explores ways to promote inclusive and culturally responsive practices in a library setting.

Promote Best Library Practices, Resources and Standards by Seema Suryanshu

Explore and promote best library practices and standards to ensure the optimum utilization of library resources by the School community.

Learntech Solution – RazPlus Blended Reading Program by Vidushi Maan

Vidushi Maan works as the Country Head for Learntech Solutions. She is passionate about English literacy and has authored the teacher manual on Phonics. She has revised seven levelled books.. She has trained over 10,000 teachers in India on pedagogical tools. She lives in Noida with her family.

One Up by Dalbir Kaur

Using Digital Text for close reading and writing about reading in virtual or hybrid set-up By Ms Dalbir Kaur (Certified Literacy Specialist) from Teacher’s Reading & Writing College. Using both digital, fiction and non-fiction text for critical reading and thinking in the library and classroom. Sharing tools for active and authentic engagement amongst learners.