I attended one day of the VAASL Conference on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.  I was immediately amazed by the enthusiasm and excitement that each person had for their jobs!  The presenter in the first session I attended discussed her first year as a school librarian and all the wonderful things she did.  The keynote speaker was amazing and her focus was on Maker Space and STEM in the library.  All of the sessions I attended were informative, but I think the most beneficial to my future as a librarian was the one entitled “Connecting the Dots.”  This session connected many picture books with STEM activities to use with younger students.

I left the conference with many great ideas and increased enthusiasm for completing the school librarianship program!  Below is a picture of me with the presenters of the “Connecting the Dots” presentation, one of whom is a Longwood student also!