Wednesday November 11, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:45 PM EST
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bay City - Riverfront 
1 Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48708

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Karen Becknell, MAME Database Manager 
Michigan Association for Media in Education 

2015 Mahoney Workshop on Collaboration and Student Achievement:  Nov. 11, 2015, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Information and Registration

This workshop will be held on November 11 as a pre-conference to the MAME Annual Conference in Bay City.

A primary focus will be on models of collaboration between school, public and academic libraries to support and improve student achievement from early literacy through to higher education. The continuing issues with school library program support and staffing in the school and broader community will be part of this focus.

For those who are not MAME members, Register for this workshop at the bottom of the page.

If you wish to join MAME: MAME Membership Form

If you wish to attend the 42nd MAME conference, register HERE.  Conference registration INCLUDES the MAME membership fee.

MAME members:

  • if you are wishing to attend this preconference only, please register on the MAME42 conference form "School Library Strong", and select the Membership + special event ONLY option.
  • if you are attending the conference AND this workshop, please register on the MAME42 conference form "School Library Strong"  This preconference is an additional item listed with other conference events.


8:30 – 9:00    Registration

9:00 – 9:15    Welcome and Goal Setting

9:15 - 10:15    Keynote: Limitless Libraries: Collaboration in Action with Allison Barney, Nashville Public Libraries

10:30 – 11: 30    Breakout Sessions:

  1. Library As Place in Urban High Schools: Connecting College Readiness to Librarian Intervention: Development and Research  with Rhonda Huisman, Wichita State University (ILCR)
  2. Making Public/School Library Collaboration Happen with Lisa Mulvenna and Julie Moore, Clinton-Macomb Public Library; Kris Remenar and Debra Refior, Orion Township Public Library; and Jeannine Crissman, Lake Orion Schools. (PLPM)
  3. Online Teaching Environment and the Transition to College: Building Metacognitive Skills with Veronica Bielat, Wayne State University Libraries (OTE)

11:45 – 12:45    Lunch with Table Discussions

1:00 – 2:00    Break Out Sessions

  1. College Readiness:  We Are Not Alone!  with Ken Stewart, Blue Valley High School, Stilwell, KS (ILCR)
  2. "Libraries 360" Partners in Education with Fonda Owens, La Porte County Public Library(PLPM)
  3. Familiarizing Teachers with MeL with Jessica Bratt, Grand Rapids Public Library (OTE)

2:15 – 3:15    Panel: School Administrators on Libraries, Collaborations and Information Literacy

  • Mat McRae, Superintendent, Swan Valley School District
  • Dan Pappas, retired Associate Executive Director, Michigan Association of School Administrators
  • Greg Roberts, Director of Educational Services, Airport Community Schools

3:15 – 3:30    Break

3:30 – 4:30    Keynote: Library As Place in Urban High Schools: Connecting College Readiness to Librarian Intervention and Community Partnerships with Rhonda Huisman, Wichita State University

4:30 – 4:45          Evaluation and Wrap-Up



  • Track 1: Information Literacy and College Readiness (ILCR)
  • Track 2: Public Library Partnership Models (PLPM)
  • Track 3: The Online Teaching Environment: Collections and Collaborations (OTE)

Sponsored by the Library of Michigan, the Michigan Association for Media in Education, the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, the Cooperative Directors Association, the Michigan Library Association, the Michigan Academic Library Association and the Library of Michigan Foundation.

*NOTE: Titles of presentations are subject to change