High School Librarian Workshop featured in SMC Bulletin

The fourth annual Saint Mary’s College High School Librarian Workshop on Jan. 25 addressed ongoing educational and networking needs of high-school librarians and media specialists in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The one-day event, led by SMC librarians and faculty, drew about 40 attendees from more than two dozen local public and private high schools and learning centers. Meghan Sweeney, assistant professor of English at SMC, delivered the keynote address, titled “The Moves that Matter: Creating a Research Space.”


This year's workshop focuses on Common Core Literacy and how the library can fit into the competencies for students and teachers.
2018 Brochure

The 2018 presentations are archived in the High School Librarian Workshop playlist on the SMC Library Youtube Channel.

  • Part 1: Meghan Sweeney
  • Part 2: Rachael Hernandez and Kerri Pike Knapp
  • Part 3: Gina Kessler Lee
  • Part 4: Jessica Simons, Susan Williams, Barbara Burkhalter, Sarah Morgan, and Mary Walfoort
  • When and where is the workshop?

    Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018

    Time: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Place: Claeys Lounge, Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College

    Workshop Committee

  • Susan Birkenseer, sbirkens@stmarys-ca.edu, 925-631-4255
  • Gina Kessler Lee, gkl2@stmarys-ca.edu, 925-631-4413
  • Sarah Vital, svital@stmarys-ca.edu, 925-631-8038
  • Patty Wade, pwade@stmarys-ca.edu, 925-631-4288

  • With thanks to Jackie McGonigle and Tania Rodriguez.

    Contact Susan Birkenseer, sbirkens@stmarys-ca.edu, or call (925) 631-4255 if you have questions or concerns.

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    Thursday, January 25th
    8:30 AM

    Check-in, Registration

    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    9:00 AM

    Introductions, and welcome by Sue Birkenseer

    9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

    9:15 AM

    Conversation with Meghan Sweeney, Professor of English

    Meghan Sweeney, Saint Mary's College of California

    9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

    10:00 AM


    10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

    10:15 AM

    Common Core Literacy and How Libraries can work with it

    Rachael Hernandez, Dougherty Valley High School
    Kerri Knapp, Dougherty Valley High School
    Gina Kessler Lee, Saint Mary's College of California

    10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

    12:00 PM


    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    1:00 PM

    Group discussion / presentations

    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    2:30 PM


    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    3:00 PM

    See you next year!

    3:00 PM