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Strengthening the Core: SLMS as Curriculum Leader: Conference Overview

Welcome to the 2013 RILINK Summer Conference website. Session resources and information are archived here. Content will be added as it becomes available.

Conference Agenda

The theme of RILINK's 2013 Summer Conference is Strengthening the Core: SLMS as Curriculum Leader. Conference sessions focus on effective ways for school library media specialists to develop and collaborate on curricula that integrate the Common Core State Standards.

To review the complete lineup of conference offerings, please visit the Day 1 (August 13) and Day 2 (August 14) agenda pages. Individual session resources may be accessed via the tabs above. Dive in and have fun!

If you have any questions about this or future RILINK conferences, or were a conference presenter and have additional content to add, please contact Sharon Webster at

Follett School Solutions

RILINK thanks Follett School Solutions for their continued sponsorship of this conference.

Keynote Speaker

Renee Hobbs is internationally recognized as one of the leading experts on digital and media literacy education. She is Professor and Founding Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media and Interim Director of the graduate program in Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island. She has authored five books, more than 100 scholarly and professional articles, and created award-winning videos and multimedia curriculum for K-12 learners. She maintains the Media Education Lab to advance media literacy education through scholarship and community service (