PRESENTATIONS / PROJECTS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Books & Beyond: Inquiry meets Storytelling to build bridges using the UN Global Goals — led a (90 min) workshop, together with Nadine Bailey, at the Neev Literature Festival: Taking Children’s Literature Seriously: Bangalore, India, September 20-21, 2019.
Standards, Concepts, and/or Heuristics? Information Literacy & the Library — gave a (45 min) presentation, together with Kim Beeman (Tanglin Trust School, Singapore) at the Taipei EARCOS Librarian Weekend — March 2019.
Making Sense of Information Literacy in a complex interconnected world — gave a (45 min) workshop, together with Philip Williams, at the NIST International School professional development day — WeLearn@NIST — November 18, 2018.
Two Connected Conversations: Complex Systems & Threshold Concepts — gave a (30 min) presentation, together with Philip Williams, at the Librarians Knowledge Sharing Workshop, held at the British Patana School, Bangkok, November 9-10, 2018.
Diversity in our Library Collections & Catalogs — gave a (15 min) presentation at the BLISS (Bangkok Librarians in International Schools) network meeting, at Harrow International School, Bangkok, June 1, 2018.
Library-Classroom-Curriculum Connections: Physical & Virtual Collections — led a (90 min) workshop at the EARCOS Teachers’ Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, March 2018.
May the Force Be With You: Harnessing the power of teacher-librarians through networks — gave a joint presentation with Barb Reid (from UWCSEA East, Singapore) at the ECIS Triennial Librarians’ Conference, held at the American International School of Chennai, India, in February 2018.
Prizing Balance: an exploration of world children's literature -- gave a (30 min) presentation at the Librarians' Knowledge Sharing Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, November 2017.
Library Curriculum-Connections: reflecting [on] unofficial & official learning — gave a (15 min) presentation at the BLISS (Bangkok Librarians in International Schools) network meeting, at NIST International School, Bangkok, March, 2017.
The Librarians’ Knowledge Sharing Workshop 2017 — organized and led this conference together with Barb Reid, Primary School Teacher-Librarian, at United World College of South East Asia (East campus), Singapore, Feb. 16-18, 2017.
Illuminating Research: making the invisible visible in the research process — led a full-day pre-conference workshop as part of the School Librarian Connection conference — “InSPIRing Conversations” — in Prague, Czech Republic, September 2016.
Truth, Beauty, & Goodness: in the library — gave a presentation at the School Librarian Connection conference — “InSPIRing Conversations” — in Prague, Czech Republic, September 2016.
Beyond the Bubble: Building Global Literacy in Our Students -- wrote an "online exclusive" article for the May/June 2016 issue of "Knowledge Quest" - a publication of the American Association of School Libraries.
Digital Collections, Curation, & Making the Virtual Visible -- gave a (40 min) presentation at the School Librarian Connection conference in Beijing at Keystone Academy, China, April 2016.
Personalized Learning in the Library: Supporting Journeys into the Unknown -- gave a (40 min) presentation at the School Librarian Connection conference in Beijing at Keystone Academy, China, April 2016. An exploration of how the library and librarian can help students become experienced travelers in the learning landscape.
Personalization of Learning - via the Library - CEESA Skype -- March 17 2016 - gave a (60 min) presentation and led a discussion — via Skype from Singapore — for librarians gathered together in Istanbul, Turkey, at the CEESA (Central and Eastern European Schools Association) conference. For a YouTube recording of the conversation, click here.
Library Signage -- gave a 20 min presentation with Barb Philip Reid -- at the Librarians’ Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, March 4-5, 2016.
Google Add-ons-- Features and Functions of interest to Librarians -- Led a discussion at the Librarians’ Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Kuala Lumpur, March 2016.
Social Reading Sites and the Library -- gave a (40 min) presentation together with Barb Reid at the EARCOS Weekend: Tech-Integrated Libraries, at the Taipei American School, Taiwan, November 5-6, 2015.
Metaphors for Research: food for thought -- gave a (10 min) presentation at the K-12 Research Relevance Colloquium, at the Castilleja School, Palo Alto, California, June 2015.
Digital Connections with ebooks, iTunes, QR codes and Aurasma — gave a (20 min) presentation at the School Librarian Connection conference, Hong Kong, November 2014 -- with Barb Reid and Nadine Bailey
Diversity, Asia, and YA Literature — gave a keynote presentation at the International Library Symposium: Embracing New Landscapes, 28-30 September 2014 at The Southport School, Gold Coast, Australia.
Engaging Readers — gave a presentation at the Librarian Sharing Workshop weekend, in Brunei, Jerudong International School, Feb. 21-22, 2014
Geeking out with Goodreads — gave a presentation with Angie Erickson at the Google Apps for Education Summit at SAS (Singapore American School), September 2013.
Conversations about eBooks and other technologies — led a session with Barb (Philip) Reid at the Librarian Sharing Workshop weekend, in Kuala Lumpur, Alice Smith School, October, 2012
Curation: accessing information, making sense and using information — gave a presentation with Beth Gourley at Learning 2.0 in Shanghai, September 2011; see the wiki of the Librarian Strand at Learning 2.0
Building Internationally Literate Communities (2010) — gave a presentation with Barb (Philip) Reid at the IASL/SLAQ (International Association of School Librarians / School Library Association of Queensland) conference in Brisbane, Australia, September 2010. Read the formal conference paper here.
Resourcing the PYP (2010) — gave a presentation with Megan Graff at a PYP Job-Alike workshop on April 26, 2010.
Red Dot Awards — was instrumental in getting these children’s book awards in Singapore established and set up the original website in 2009 and maintained it until 2017.
Digital Gist: Harnessing digital content for the library and learning: an inquiry into texts online in audio, video, and e-book formats (2009) -- gave a presentation with Beth Gourley at 21st Century Learning @Hong Kong, September 17-19, 2009
Connecting East (2009) -- developed a PD initiative (based on the 23 Things movement) with Keri-Lee Beasley to introduce online web tools for educators to the staff at UWCSEA East, 2008-2009.
-- the blog -- where weekly tasks are introduced
-- the wiki -- reference site where tools and tasks are presented for four levels of users: Novice, Apprentice, Practitioner, Expert
Social Software in School and Life (2007) -- led a workshop with Barb (Philip) Reid at the TeachIT 2007 conference in Singapore -- on collecting, organizing, and sharing information, and the tools we can't live without. We set up a wiki page for everyone attending to contribute to -- and we started it off with a collection of our own social software projects.
The Long Tail of Narrative Space and the Information Landscape: its implications for schools and libraries (2006) -- led a workshop with Beth Gourley at the EARCOS Teachers’ Conference in Manila in 2006.
Dewey posters available for Creative Commons sharing -- in a Dropbox folder -- designed by my daughter Maggie Appleton -- see blog post: http://www.thelibrarianedge.com/libedge/2016/8/29/dewey-designs-to-share
Referencing Posters (Creative Commons) - designed by UWCSEA librarians when I was there:
bit.ly/uwcrefposters — MLA, ALA, and Chicago posters
Flipboard magazines - https://flipboard.com/@katieday
PAPERS on Children’s Literature
A.L.O.E.: Writing Home (1999) — my Masters thesis in Children’s Literature, University of Surrey - Roehampton, UK. See also this talk on A.L.O.E. (“A Lady of England” — the pseudonym of Charlotte M. Tucker (1821-1893)), which I presented at a conference at Roehamption, Surrey, UK, in November 2000.
The Seductions of Elsie (2000) — written as part of the coursework for my MA in Children’s Literature. A look at the legacy of the Elsie Dinsmore series, by Martha Finley.
Beholding Emotion: Two Picture Book Narratives on Love and Loss (1996) — written as part of the coursework for my MA in Children’s Literature. A close look at “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” (1969) by William Steig, and “Sam, Bangs, and Moonshine” (1966) by Evaline Ness.
The White Cat and the Squirrel Wife: The Subject Construction of Two Animal Brides (or “How I Left My Semiotic Home for Life as a Human Wife in the Symbolic”) (1996) — written as part of the coursework for my MA in Children’s Literature.
PAPERS on Librarianship and Teaching
Teens and Information Literacy… and the Public Library: an overview of the librarian’s potential role in the development of teenagers’ information literacy outside of school (2005) — written as part of the coursework for my Masters in Information and Library Science, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Gaming as an Educational Tool (2005) — a discussion paper written as part of the coursework for my Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia.
The Challenge of the Critical Edge (2005) — a paper written as part of the coursework for my Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education, Charles Sturt University, Australia.