Sue Smith and Lauri Vaughan, upper school librarians, were featured speakers at the Bay Area Association of Independent School Librarians (BAISL) winter meeting Jan. 15 at the Branson School in Ross, Calif. In a talk titled “How We Learn,” Smith and Vaughan spoke about the changing dynamics of information delivery in the digital world and how it affects student learning. The librarians were invited to share the spotlight by BAISL president Billie King shortly after they facilitated a seminar of the same name at Harker’s Teacher Tech Institute last June.
“We were honored to be invited to speak,” said Smith. BAISL’s membership of over 150 librarians from local private schools meets twice annually. Approximately 60 information specialists attended the meeting and heard Smith and Vaughan’s presentation.
“Attending professional conferences is always enriching,” said Vaughan. “Getting the opportunity to speak to such a gathering of experts and colleagues was a real treat!” Enid Davis, library director, and Bernie Morrissey, middle school librarian, also attended the conference.