Find Out from Two of Our Faculty Members Who Make These Recommendations Every Day ...

Karen Ginman - BookOps Selector, New York Public Library/Brooklyn Public Library

Karen Ginman is a BookOps youth selector responsible for purchasing materials for children and teens at 150 branches at New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library. She holds an MA in Teaching from Wayne State University and an MLIS from Queens College with a Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials. Previously, Karen worked as a middle and high school teacher for 8 years and has a New York State certification in French and English. She regularly collaborates with multiple libraries systems and the NYC Department of Education on library and education initiative. She is an avid Twitter user where you can find her at @karenginman. Karen will co-present the workshop entitled "How Do Teachers and Librarians Choose and Buy their NF Materials?"

Emily Drew - Collection Development Librarian of MyLibraryNYC

Emily Drew is the Collection Development Librarian of MyLibraryNYC, a joint program between the three public library systems of New York City and the NYC Department of Education. This school-library partnership is currently in over 500+ schools citywide. The collection aligns to the Common Core State Standards and is designed to aid educators in teaching foundational skills as well as promoting the joy of reading. Emily will co-present the workshop entitled "Social Studies Framework."


3C. How Do Teachers and Librarians Choose and Buy their NF Materials?

What criteria do they use? Where do they purchase them? How can publishers, authors, illustrators and digital developers attract their attention?
Presented by: Karen Ginman (New York Public Library) and Diane Ramos-Kelly, Ed.D. (Assistant Professor of Education, College of New Rochelle/Former School Superintendent)

5A. Social Studies Framework

C3 stands for College, Career, and Civic Life. What does the C3 Framework mean for social studies product development? What do authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers need to know?
Presented by: Emily Drew (New York Public Library) and Cyndi Giorgis (NCTE Orbis Pictus Committee/Professor of Children's and YA Literature, University of Texas at El Paso)

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