This week in school libraries: FAME 2018

The Florida Association of Media in Education (FAME) is hosting it’s 46th Annual FAME Conference at the Orlando Hilton Lake Buena Vista- Disney Springs. As an advocacy group for school libraries at the local, state, and national level, FAME supports not just school libraries but the dedicated librarians and library professionals who man them. FAME provides top-notch professional development and keeps school library professionals abreast of emerging trends.

This years conference promises to be just as informative and inspiring as conferences years past.  The opening keynote speaker is Elizabeth Acevedo, author of The Poet X. Dominican-American poet and author, she is the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature recipient. In addition to Acevedo, various other authors, including James Ponti, Neal Shusterman, and Bridgid Kemmerer will hold book signings and author sessions. Conference goers can attend numerous informative workshops and gather information regarding books, furniture, makerspaces, equipment, and new technology. Additionally, Jennifer Lagarde, popularly known on Twitter as, “Library Girl” will deliver the closing keynote.

For those not able to attend in person, there are still two ways to participate. FAME will be going LIVE on their website Friday. Those interested in this event may also keep informed by searching @FloridaMediaEd and #FAME18 on Twitter.


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