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!