Conference Information for SAISD Library Media Specialists
ESC 20 Library Resource Roundup: The Roundup is held at the ESC 20 Conference Center (1418 Hines Ave.), the conference provides all library media specialists to meet with one another from all of Region 20. Vendors are available to discuss their products and upcoming events. Authors, illustrators, storytellers as well as a library media specialists give presentations related to school library programming.
National Media Market, NMM: Changing venues every two years, the National Media Market offers library media specialists from all avenues to meet and learn about the variety of educational media available for all levels PK-16. Professional development is offered to aquaint participants with issues surrounding the technology and legalities of multimedia usage.
Texas Computer Educators' Association, TCEA: The TCEA annually meets in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. It offers participants professional development with concurrent sessions, paid sessions and the hugest group of vendor exhibits! Not to be missed if you're the techie at your campus!
Texas Library Association, TLA: Changing venues each year within the State of Texas, participants are always treated to the best each hosting city has to offer! It offers participants professional development with concurrent sessions, paid sessions and a well-rounded group of vendor exhibits. In addition to the conference for librarians, there is a mini-conference for administrators, Strong Libraries, Strong Scores, who are nominated by their librarians and attend at no extra cost. This mini-conference demonstrates the value and role that the librarian plays in supporting student achievement.