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Teen Summit Pre-Conference
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Teen Summit 
Sponsor: Oklahoma School Librarians

Date: Monday, April 24
Time: 12:30-4:30 pm
Location: Salon JKL

Pre-conference description: 
Teen Summit III: Get Lit! The teen summit pre-conference will focus on selecting, promoting, and identifying trends in YA lit. Participants will meet publishers, teachers and librarians who are experts in young adult literature and hear about hot titles, upcoming trends in fiction and how to connect teens with current literature. Librarians attending this workshop will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with one another and build a network of young adult librarians across the state. At the end of this pre-conference, librarians will have a new excitement and perspective for young adult literature, have knowledge of future trends in YA lit and how they are identified by publishers and innovators in the industry, and have an established network of fellow librarians to provide support, generate programming and literature ideas, gather feedback and collaborate successfully with outside your own library walls.

Amanda KordeliskiAmanda Kordeliski is the teacher librarian at Norman North High School. She is an active member of ALA, AASL and YALSA, and has volunteered on many YALSA committees over the years, including Teen Read Week, Membership and Promotion, State Road Trips, Futures of Teens and Libraries and the President’s Taskforce. She currently serves on the YALS/YALSAblog editorial board and the ALA Center for the Future of Libraries taskforce. A YALSA fellow for the YALSA Summit on Teens and Libraries in 2013, she was an organizer for the inaugural Oklahoma Teen Summit the following year. An active OLA and OKSL member, Amanda has served as a member and as chair of the Sequoyah Intermediate Reading team and was the recipient of the 2014 OKSL Technology in Education Award and the 2015 Polly Clarke Award. You can follow her library and reading adventures on twitter @akordeliski 

Kelsey BarkerKelsey Barker is the Teacher Librarian at Longfellow Middle School in Norman. She earned her MLIS from the University of Oklahoma and is the winner of the 2016 OLA Outstanding New Librarian Award. She is involved in several site and district leadership activities and is actively involved in OLA, OKSL, and YALSA.Kelsey is a designer of the 2016 and 2017 Teen Summits and frequently presents inquiry and technology-centered professional development at state and local conferences. You can find her on Twitter @kelseymbarker.

Claudia Swisher is a retired educator. She taught 39 years, in three states, at seven schools, for ten head principals. She has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, a school media specialist, a Title I reading teacher, a special education teacher, and an English teacher. Along the way, she has taught students at every level in K-12 public schools. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. Her proudest school accomplishment was creating the English elective, Reading for Pleasure. Now she happily volunteers at her granddaughters' school libraries.

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