- Shoshanna Gross, State Coordinator, Ohio History Day, Ohio History Connection
- Deanna McDaniel, Media Specialist, Genoa Middle School Library, Westerville, OH
Sponsored by: OLC’s Subject and Special Collections Division
Register @ my OLC | Deadline to register August 4
Member: $20* | Non-Member: $40
*Individual members or staff of OLC Institutional member libraries
Ohio History Day is a year-long research project conducted by students in grades 6-12. A self-directed project, students are encouraged to find a topic that interests them and demonstrate its historical significance. For many students, this is their first time visiting a library or accessing an academic database with the express purpose of doing research. This program will be co-presented by Shoshanna Gross of Ohio History Day and the Ohio History Connection and Deanna McDaniel from the Genoa Middle School Library. Shoshanna will discuss the overall benefits and logistics of the program, and Deanna will talk about her experience from the perspective of a librarian with a long-standing relationship with Ohio History Day.
• Gain a better understanding of the structure and educational goals of Ohio History Day
• Learn how to implement Ohio History Day at your library or school
• Learn some of the ways that libraries and schools are partnering around Ohio History Day
Intended Audience: Public and school librarians interested in working closely with students to further research skills through the Ohio History Day Program.
What’s Included: Participation in the live webinar and/or access to the archived version at a later date. Resources (if applicable) provided by the presenters.
Continuing Education Credits: For those working toward their Ohio Public Librarian or Ohio Public Library Staff re-certification, this webinar counts as (1) continuing education contact hour of credit.
Primary Ohio Public Library Core Competencies Addressed: Programming; Reference; Patron Instruction
About the Presenters:
Trained as an arts administrator, Shoshanna has worked as a programmer, a tour manager, and an arts education advocate in New York and Columbus. In 2015, she joined the team at the Ohio History Connection as the State Coordinator for Ohio History Day. As the new administrator of this rigorous, creative, and student-directed program, Shoshanna is inspired by the participants every day.
A school librarian for 35 years, Deanna has taught in all levels of libraries: elementary, middle, high school and academic. Since 1998, she has directed the Genoa Middle School Media Center (Westerville City Schools) and has been a part of the History Day competition there. She was awarded the Ohio Behring Teacher Award for classroom excellence in National History Day’s Junior division in 2015, and was selected as one of 23 Behring Teacher Ambassadors for National History Day for the 2016-17 school year. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Westerville Public Library. Readers can enjoy Deanna’s book: Gentle Reads: Great Books to Warm Hearts and Lift Spirits, Grades 5-9, published in 2008.
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