NJLA Virtual Keynote: Information Literacy Skills: Essential in the World of Fake News

Join NJLA and your colleagues as we continue our series of virtual keynotes. As an exclusive member benefit, participation is completely free!

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/124bd03cd1c21343dc2040ba88984b7b
(Participation limited to 100.  A recording of the webinar will be made available following the event)

Date: Friday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: Online through Zoom

Program Description:
In this fake news era, librarians are uniquely qualified to help people separate fact from fiction. During this NJLA Virtual Keynote, you will learn what a school librarian, academic librarian, and a public librarian have done to help their community members become discerning information consumers.

Leslin H. Charles, Instructional Design Librarian, Library Faculty,                                              New Brunswick Libraries
Tricina Strong-Beebe, MSLS, School Library Media Specialist,
Hainesport Township School District
Catherine DeBerry, Adult Services Department Supervisor, Somerset County Library System, Hillsborough

NJLA Professional Development Committee, NJASL, NJLA Reference Section
NJLA Children’s Services Section, NJLA Young Adult Section, NJLA College & University Section

Registration is FREE for all NJLA Members. Space is limited, so please register now to secure your spot.

This Virtual Keynote will take place online via Zoom meeting. All registrants will be emailed instructions prior to the event.

Speaker Bios:
Leslin H. Charles
Instructional Design Librarian
Library Faculty, New Brunswick Libraries
James Dickson Carr Library
75 Avenue E
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8040

Leslin H. Charles has special interest in student engagement, metacognition, information literacy, and assessment of student learning. At Rutgers University, Leslin leads the libraries’ efforts to develop pedagogically sound learning experiences and appropriate assessment strategies in collaboration with librarians, teaching faculty, and relevant campus partners.

She is the recipient of the 2018 Faculty Award for Outstanding Generosity and Commitment to Students, from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Rutgers University.

Catherine DeBerry
Adult Services Department Supervisor
Somerset County Library System, Hillsborough Branch
379 So Branch Road
Hillsborough NJ 08804

Catherine DeBerry, MLS, the adult services department supervisor for the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey's Hillsborough branch. DeBerry - a dedicated librarian for almost 20 years - is an innovative, cooperative thinker, passionate in fostering adaptive and comprehensive library services for individuals with developmental disabilities, business professionals, lifelong learners, and other diverse populations.

Tricina Strong-Beebe, MSLS
NJASL Advocacy Liaison, Adjunct Professor Clarion University,
School Library Media Specialist,
Hainesport Township School District
211 Broad Street
Hainesport, NJ 08036
609.267.1316 ext. 216

With more than 15 years of experience in the library industry, Tricina Strong-Beebe has dedicated her career to promoting the resources and services available in New Jersey’s public libraries. Currently, Ms. Strong-Beebe is an adjunct professor for Clarion University and serves as the K-8 School Library Media Specialist in Burlington County, New Jersey. Ms. Strong-Beebe spent nearly a decade working for Camden County Library Systems, administering county ambassador programs, school outreach efforts, grant proposals and educational offerings for members of all ages. Ms. Strong-Beebe is passionate about fusing technology with traditional library offerings and evolving the library user experience through community outreach, service, material, and programming.


Event Time: 
October 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Virtual Keynote

Contact Info: 

Theresa Agostinelli ay tagostinelli@middlesexcc.edu