Renee Hobbs offered a keynote address at the winter meeting on the Bay Area Independent School Librarians in San Francisco on Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in talk entitled, "Transforming Education Through Digital and Media Literacy." Click here to review her slides. You can listen to the keynote speech as a podcast here.
She also joined a panel discussion on the "Hazards and Advantages of Digitized Information in Schools," with Mirian Gilbert of Rosen Publishing, Debbie Abilock, President of BayNet, and Daniel Hudkins, instructional technologist at the Harker School in San Jose. Nicole Hunter facilitated the conversation. Thanks to President Billie King and Vice President Lauri Vaughn for the opportunity to participate in this event.
The Bay Area Independent School Librarians (BAISL) is an association of professional school librarians who believe that the library is a central and indispensable academic force within the independent school. BAISL is dedicated to furthering the professional growth of its member librarians and to improving independent school libraries in facilities, staffing, and resources. Member librarians span over 100 independent school libraries throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, creating a powerful consortium, a connected community, and a supportive environment for members.