Summer Summit 2019 for School Librarians is a 3-day event for Idaho school librarians of all experience levels from all sizes and types of publicly funded schools! This year’s focus will be on inclusion and serving every student.


Summer Summit 2019 at the Best Western Coeur d'Alene Inn in Coeur d'Alene!

Summer Summit 2019 will be held from July 9-11 at the Coeur d'Alene Best Western Inn on Appleway in Coeur d'Alene. If you find registration is full, please add your name to the waitlist. Every year the registration list changes and many on the waitlist end up attending - especially those at the top of the waitlist. Check out our agenda on the registration page, then add your name!
Day Agenda
Tuesday, July 9:

Meeting & work sessions

for District Coordinators &

Lead Librarians

8:00:  Breakfast and Registration

Keynote: How to Use Library Data to Prove the School Library’s Worth

Panel Discussion:  Summer Reading in the School Library featuring different models of serving students over the summer to defeat the Summer Slide.

12:00: Networking Lunch

1:00:    Model School Library Roll out and Library Tech Credential Plan

Update from State Department of Education

Policies, Rules, and Guidelines and How to Support Student Access

Wednesday, July 10:

Conference & Workshop

for School Librarians

7:30:  Breakfast

8:30: Open Summer Summit 2019

Keynote: Create a Library Space that Serves and Represents Your Students wtih Jennifer LaGarde

The Many Uses of Book Trailers and How to Make Them

12:00: Networking Lunch

1:00:   Continue Book Trailers

Make Tracks to the Library!

4:45:   Day 1 Wrap Up

Thursday, July 11:

Conference & Workshop

for School Librarians

7:30: Networking Breakfast

8:00:  Open Day 2

Workshopping genrefication and other organization schemes to support student agency with Jennifer LaGarde

When Leveling Helps, When it Doesn’t, and How Libraries Can Make the Best of it with Lu Benke and Dr. Jim Erekson

12:00: Networking Lunch

1:00:   When Leveling Helps cont’d

Table Topics

Book crafts and Other Fun with Weeded Books

4:45:   Close of Summer Summit 2019