High School Libraries Workshop 2024

January 31, 2024 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM  
Soda Center, Saint Mary's College of California - Moraga, CA

1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94575

Join us for an engaging one day event at Saint Mary's College in Moraga, CA. This workshop is designed for middle school and high school library workers who want a day away to connect with peers and share innovative ideas to enhance their library's impact.

Enjoy ample time to catch up during the continental breakfast and falafel bar lunch. Share and learn about today's library trends and best practices over coffee and snacks.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER HERE, even if they’ve already filled out the interest form earlier. The registration fee is $45 and covers the cost of food and beverages. Parking on campus costs $5 for the day; our campus is also accessible from BART via public transit or bike. More information will be shared in advance of the workshop date.

Register here: https://bit.ly/HighSchoolLibrariesWorkshopSMC

Attention nursing mothers: there is a single-use, private room near Claeys Lounge, with a table, outlet and shade around the corner from a bathroom for your lactation needs. Please be aware that the room might be in use. Check in with the SODA Center lobby receptionists for access.

HSLW Discord: Let's keep the conversation going

Directions and Parking

Campus Map

Annotated Campus Map

Red circles = Parking lots open to visitors
Red arrows = Pay stations for parking, $5, credit or debit cards only
Blue arrow = Soda Center, Claeys Lounge

View on: https://stmarys-ca.libguides.com/hslw/home

Workshop Feedback Form

Questions? Contact Julie McPherson at JLM51@stmarys-ca.edu or (925) 631-8632.

Workshop Committee

  • Swetta Abeyta, sba2@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Margot Hanson, mdh15@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Sarah Vital, svital@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Gina Kessler Lee, gkl2@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Monica Axelrode, mca6@stmarys-ca.edu
  • Julie McPherson, jlm51@stmarys-ca.edu
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    Wednesday, January 31st
    8:30 AM

    Registration & Breakfast

    8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

    9:00 AM

    Welcome & Introductions

    Sarah Vital, Saint Mary's College of California
    Julie McPherson, Saint Mary's College of California

    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

    9:30 AM

    Session 1 - A.I. Time to Learn and Play

    Kerri Pike Knapp, Dougherty Valley High School
    Alicia Martin, Iron Horse Middle School
    Lauren Dowd, Diablo Vista Middle School

    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

    10:45 AM


    10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

    11:00 AM

    Session 2 - University Librarians Speak Up About College Research Skills

    Kitty Luce, California State University, Maritime Academy
    Sarah Rosenkrantz, University of California, Berkeley
    Josh Rose, College of Alameda
    Annie Pho, University of San Francisco

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    12:00 PM


    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    1:00 PM

    Session 3 - California State Library K-12 Online Resource Program Showcase

    Megan Segle, California State Library

    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    1:30 PM


    1:30 PM - 1:40 PM

    1:40 PM

    Round Table Discussions

    1:40 PM - 2:25 PM

    2:25 PM

    Reflection / Evaluations

    2:25 PM - 2:30 PM