The conference in Amman (Fall 2008) was special in several ways. It was beneficial to have training sessions with Wendy and Larry and two-day workshop with Doug Johnson. This conference was different from others that we all previously attended because we have started a dialog and shared ideas of how to connect our students.
We would like to have representatives in the NESA Professional Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) to address our professional issues and/or concerns (Guidelines for Advisory Group from NESA PDAC). In order to do this, we need to organize an Advisory Group of NESA Librarians (AGL) that should consist of 6 - 8 members. The Group will work on instructional professional standards in librarianship, communicate with NESA school librarians, help librarians collaborate on educational units and projects and participate in professional discussions. It will also be engaged in organizing professional workshops and bringing professional speakers to NESA conferences and pursue group discounts for library database subscriptions.
Let us know if you are interested in joining the Advisory Group and ready to invest your time and commit to establishing professional support for NESA librarians.