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Agenda

Thursday, 12th March 2009
18:00—20:00 Sign-up Kempinski Hotel

Friday, 13th March 2009
08:00—08:30 Sign-up of late arrivals and local schools in Beijing @ CIS
08:30—9:30 Keynote: "The 21st Century Librarian: we need you now more than ever"
By Thomas Galvez and Jeffrey Plaman from ISB @ CIS
9:30—10:00 Coffee Break @ CIS
10:00—10:30 CIS Library Tour @ CIS
10:30—12:00 Workshop: Building an International School Library by Karl Dzelzkalns @ CIS
12:00—12:30 Lunch Break @ CIS
12:30—14:30 Job-Alike @ CIS
Facilitated by Beth Gourley (International School of Tianjin) & Robbie Daniels (Access International Academy - Ningbo)
14:30—15:00 Coffee Break @ CIS
15:00—16:00 Job-Alike (continued) @ CIS
Facilitated by Beth Gourley (International School of Tianjin) & Robbie Daniels (Access International Academy - Ningbo)
17:00—18:30 ACAMIS Reception @ Kempinski Hotel

Saturday, 14th March 2009
08:00—10:00 Workshop Part 1: Information Fluency *Laptop required
Workshop Part 2: Developing and Nurturing your Personal Learning Network *Laptop required
By Thomas Galvez and Jeffrey Plaman from ISB @ CIS
10:00—10:30 Coffee Break @ CIS
10:30—12:30 Workshop Part 3: Communication *Laptop required
Workshop Part 4: Collaboration *Laptop required
By Thomas Galvez and Jeffrey Plaman from ISB @ CIS
12:30—13:00 Lunch Break @ CIS
13:15—14:15 Library Tours @ BCIS (Beijing City International School)
By Rina Tamayo (Upper School Librarian) & Alyssa Uecker (Elementary School Librarian)
14:30—16:45 Bookworm Literary Festival - Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt @ Bookworm
17:00 Back to CIS or choose to stay at the Bookworm (optional)

Building an International School Library by Karl Dzelzkalns

Description: How do you develop a library collection that matches your school's needs? This workshop will give you what you need to know to make sure your decisions about library software that will allow staff and students to have access to all of today's materials and allow you to grow for tomorrow. Join our discussion about what Asian International Schools are doing to meet these challenges.

Karl Dzelzkalns is Follett's representative for China and Mongolia. He's been helping schools build libraries and automate their collection for the last three years.

Literary Festival Events on 14th March. (OPTIONAL - NOTE: The Mo Yan presentation is included in the conference)
Please contact Jenny Niven at jenny@chinabookworm.com for information on costs or other details.

12.30pm: New Voices on China
Zackary Mexico and James West

Two brand new voices, James West and Zackary Mexico, released books in 2008 which can be broadly defined as social commentary on China today. Dealing with homosexuality, punk rock, media culture and political freedoms, what do these new fresh voices bring to the bookshelves?

3pm: Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt

One of China's most prominent fiction writers in English, Mo Yan (Red Sorghum, Life and Death are Wearing Me Out, Shifu You'll Do Anything For a Laugh) comes to The Bookworm to discuss his most recent work. He's accompanied by his translator, Howard Goldblatt, who has been at the forefront of promoting and translating Chinese fiction into English for three decades.

7.30pm: The Literary Death Match!
hosted by Todd Zuniga

Come along for a riotous evening of literary performance as four writers are pitted against each other and judged by an expert panel on both their literary merits and their ability to woo the crowd! Brought to you from New York and San Francisco, the Literary Death Match format is pioneered by writer, editor and all-round literary hooligan, Todd Zuniga. Not for the faint hearted!