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Building a Digital Collection

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Building a Digital Collection

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT and Andy Marcinek, Former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources


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Digital collection development is integral to the “future ready” pledge. As the number of districts committing to personalizing instruction through digital learning grows, so does the demand for digital content. In this webinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut (a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker) and Andy Marcinek, Former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education, discussed what’s new in digital collection development, including the #GoOpen initiative, and how to make all resources discoverable, accessible, and usable for all learners.

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Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.



Andrew MarcinekAs Open Education Advisor at the Office of Education Technology, Andrew focused his work on helping PreK-12 school districts and state leaders connect with teaching, learning and research resources in the public domain that are freely available to anyone over the web. Previously, Andrew served as the Director of Technology for Grafton Public Schools. He previously served as an Instructional Technology Specialist for Burlington High School and helped lead the 1:1 iPad learning program as well as the creation of the Student Help Desk program. Andrew has designed and created a digital and information literacy course that focuses on Web 2.0 applications, Google Apps for Education, Information Literacy, and Digital Citizenship. Outside the classroom, Andrew has organized four edcamps and presented at various conferences around the country. Andrew recently published his first book, The 1:1 Roadmap.

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mackin educational resources For more than 30 years, Mackin Educational Resources has provided library and classroom materials for grades PK-12. Working with over 18,000 publishers and a database of more than 2.5 million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services. A true partner in education, Mackin’s continued success and unblemished reputation is known by thousands of teachers, administrators, and librarians across the country and throughout the world.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
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