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Libraries Supporting Teacher Collaboration, Student Voice and School Design

This two-day statewide library conference is sponsored by the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE), Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design, School Library Services, in partnership with the Pacific Literacy Consortium.

The purpose of the conference is to equip HIDOE school library staff with tools, strategies and resources that focus on the three high impact strategies of teacher collaboration, student voice and school design to transform school library programs.

Professional development, training and program planning opportunities that grow school library staff knowledge and skills that best support information literacy, pre-k literacy skills, early literacy skills, brain-based learning, and computer science will be provided. Library professional development is aligned to the American Association for School Librarians (AASL) 2017 National School Library Standards and Future Ready Librarians Framework.

Thursday, August 8 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Genre-fy Your Library! LIMITED

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Organizing books by genre has been shown to increase circulation and patron satisfaction, but many librarians are reluctant to genre-fy their libraries for fear of the amount of time and effort required to restructure the library’s classification system. Maui Librarians, Paul Jensen, Lahaina Intermediate School Librarian and Tara Nakata, Lahainaluna High School Librarian, will detail the procedures that they have used to simplify the genre-fication process and the impact it has made for their students and teachers.


Paul Jensen

Librarian, Lahaina Intermediate
I taught Math at both the middle and high school levels for 11 years. I then became a teen librarian at a public library while working on my Masters Degree in Education: School Librarianship. I've been the librarian at Lahaina Intermediate school for the last 9 years.

Tara Nakata

Librarian, Lahainaluna High School
Tara has been the librarian at her alma mater of Lahainaluna High School since 2012. She has also worked as a librarian at Wailuku Elementary School, teacher at Stevenson Middle School, and teacher at Niu Valley Middle School. Her absolute favorite things include reading (especially... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Room 3
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