WLMA has created and expanded its incorporation of a webinar strand in our annual conferences to include participation with Library2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference.    
          Where  #lib2013  meets #wlma13   

WLMA will both share-out and invite-in sessions of particular interest to teacher-librarians. We hope that everyone will explore the online offerings and participate in at least one  webinar session during the 2013 WLMA Conference as one way to "Get in Gear!"

 Inbound sessions for the  Library2.013 Worldwide Virtual Conference  happen every hour, on the hour from Friday through Sat.
During "inbound" sessions, live-on-the-web Library2.013 sessions will be projected  by a WLMA facilitator and an in-room facilitator will serve as "guide on the side" for WLMA participants exploring the interactive features (via BYOD or available laptops) provided in the WLMA Webinar room.

WLMA will also share 3 "outbound" sessions, live in-the-room-in-Yakima presenters will  shared  the live presentation with the Library2.013 conference. We welcome the world to learn with us at WLMA.

Note on times: Starting times listed in bold are for the Library2.013 audience. Remarks to Yakima audience begin /end at time noted in parenthesis at end.

Friday  9-10:00AM  Keynote:
Richard Byrne: "Preparing Students for Jobs Unknown"
*The pace of development in technology, information, and industry means that many of today’s students will have jobs that we can’t envision today. Our challenge today is to prepare students for jobs that don’t even have names yet. In this keynote presentation Richard Byrne will share practical ideas and methods for using current educational technology to prepare students for tomorrow. (Friday 8:45-10am, Rooms 100-600)

Friday 8:00-9:00 PM Dinner Address:  
AASL Pres-Elect Terri Grief,"Reach Out and Teach Someone"

Advocacy-we talk about it all the time. Now is the time for action ...We have to step out of our comfort zones and BRAG on ourselves to tell what we do for our communities. We will practice at this session in a safe environment and share ideas on ways that we can advocate for ourselves.One of those ways is using ALA President Barbara Stripling’s advocacy for school libraries that includes the Declaration of the Rights to Libraries with public signings. This is for all librarians not only members. I will share the reasons that I think we all need to be members of our professional association in this critical time. We all have stories. We impact kids and we need to let people know that. (Friday  7-9 pm, Room C)

Sat. 10:00-11:00 AM Panel Discussion:
School and Public Library Collaboration Panel
Students and libraries both gain when school and public library cooperate. Craig Seasholes will moderate a panel to explore several successful public and school library collaborations from Washington including Mary Palmer of Seattle Public Library, TL Sandra Lancaster and Angela Morris of North Central Regional Library-Wenatchee, Michael Martin of Selah Public Library, Jerene Battisti of King County Public Library, Gwendolyn Haley of Spokane County Library System; and welcome online guests including Stephanie Ham describing the Nashville “Limitless Libraries” experience and Amy Mickle of Brooklyn NY describing the MyNYC.org collaboration in NYC. Sat 10-11:15am, Room A) 

Want to learn more about doing webinars?  
Join moderators Shelby Reynolds and Craig Seasholes on Thursday for a 3 hour hands-on exploration of web conferencing tools Preconference Session. Grab the controls and learn to use the webinar moderator tools available from Adobe and Blackboard/Elluminate.