High School to College and Beyond Educator’s Lab 2020

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Date(s) - Apr 24 2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm



Transition can be difficult for all of us.  Add in other factors like a move from home, newly found independence, and the freshly acquired status of “adult”, which all compound the stress of transitioning from high school to college.  As educators and librarians, how can we best prepare and support our students as they move from high school to college?

Jen Cannell, President of the New York Library Association and Director of the Graduate School Library Media Program at St. John Fisher College will build on her experiences working with students from sixth grade through graduate school.  Jen draws on her years as a middle school librarian, school library system director, college faculty, and mom of two college-aged children of her own. Participants will explore ways in which we can all work together using the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum to seamlessly help all students succeed.

The morning keynote concludes with a reactionary panel comprised of librarians, faculty, and a student representative. The afternoon centers on a collaborative activity with Dr. Cannell utilizing the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum.

This free program begins with registration at 9:00 a.m. and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Keynote will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Registration hosted through FEH BOCES My Learning Plan.

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About Jennifer Cannell

Dr. Jen Cannell recently returned to her hometown of Rochester, NY to serve as Professor and Director of the Graduate School Library Media Specialist Program at St. John Fisher College.  Jen received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from The Sage Colleges in Albany, her Master of Library Science from Syracuse University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Special and Elementary Education from Nazareth College.  Jen has worked as a middle school librarian and a School Library System Director. She is the current President of the New York Library Association and received the Distinguished Service Award from the School Library Systems Association and Teacher of the Year Award from Martha Brown Middle School.  Jen enjoys challenging work and seeks opportunities to feed her passion for continuous learning.




Joan Weill Adirondack Library
Paul Smith’s College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smith’s, NY 12970
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