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  • 01/22/2020 6:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Information Technology Educators of Minnesota is considering potential keynotes for its Vision 2020 conference happening October 22-24, 2020 in Duluth, MN. ITEM is Minnesota’s professional organization for all school library media specialists, technology coordinators and specialists, technology integrationists, and anyone else interested in the application of information and technology to learning.

    The following are criteria that we consider when selecting a keynote speaker:

    • An authentic, dynamic and effortless speaker with a commanding stage presence who is able to connect with audiences in a meaningful way.

    • Knowledgeable about school libraries and information technology trends in education; with an understanding of future challenges and an ability to speak to the relevance and critical value of libraries and information technology in schools

    • Prepared to offer breakthrough thinking, innovative ideas and creative solutions that will resonate with an audience of information professionals

    • Our theme is: #vision2020 We are looking for keynotes who are in a position to help our audience envision engaging library learning? experiences

    Previous keynotes
    The keynote speakers at the 2019 conference were Kristina Holzweiss, Kelly Holstine, and Sara Park Dahlen

    Keynote speakers at past conferences have included Charlie Miller, Duchess Harris, and Kelly Barnhill, Jennifer LaGarde, Joyce Valenza, Buffy Hamilton, Doug Johnson, Brad Gustafson

    Selection process
    Leaders of the ITEM Conference Committee will review proposals regularly leading up to the due date. Submit your application soon for early consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

    To apply or recommend a keynote, please fill out this short form. Submissions will be accepted until February 15.

    ITEM 2020 Keynote Recommendations
  • 01/22/2020 6:05 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you missed the January chat, you can check it out here.

    Join us on February 18 at 7pm CST - it's "I Love" Month… we will share the best of the best… what we love about literature, technology, etc.

  • 12/31/2019 5:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If the busy-ness of the holidays made you miss the last Twitter chat of 2019 you can still check out the archive here:

  • 12/03/2019 5:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please take a moment to read this School Library Journal article about the value of school librarians.

  • 11/21/2019 6:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The topic was about indigenous representation with @debreese from American Indians in Children’s Literature, @DawnEQuigley & @readingspark from St. Catherine’s University, @guthrie_cap from MDE’s Office of Indian Education & @LeahDeliaLarson from MDE’s State Library Services

  • 10/13/2019 2:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out the tweets from the 2019 Fall Conference:

  • 09/21/2019 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join us at the Omni Brewery on Thursday night between 5:30-9:30! Sponsored by Steelcase and General Office Products, RSVP here and receive a ticket for a free craft beer! (Additional tickets will be available for $6, cash or credit.) We'll also have a free shuttle running between the hotel and the brewery so you can just relax and have fun. View the flyer here.

  • 09/21/2019 6:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't forget to add the Thursday night Fellowship/Past Presidents' Dinner when you register for the conference! It's a nice way to kick off the conference with a good meal and good people. (Please note that this dinner is an addition to your registration - it is not included in the conference meals.)

  • 09/12/2019 3:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The first #mnitem Twitter chat of the year will be on Tuesday, September 17th at 7pm CST. Our topic for the evening will be the upcoming ITEM Fall Conference. Come join our facilitators @awbodeau and @ohlgrend and learn about the exciting keynotes and sessions that will be at the conference.


  • 05/23/2019 8:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you missed the last chat of the 2018-19 school year you can still see what was talked about:

    Join us when chats resume in September. Have a great summer!

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