Cheryl Ghosh, University of Cincinnati
On April 4, 2014, the 2014 Spring ALAO Curriculum Materials Center Interest Group (CMCIG) workshop was hosted at The Ohio State University – Newark Campus. The workshop theme was “Keeping Pace: Changes & Trends in Curriculum Materials Centers (CMC’s)” and the day’s itinerary included two guest speakers, a round table, lunch, a business meeting and a tour of “The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology”.
To start off the program, Cindy Gayer, a guest speaker from Cedarville University, presented a very informative presentation entitled, “#whatised TPA?: An Overview of the National Teacher Performance Assessment”, followed by Diane Schrecker’s presentation entitled, “Marketing CMC’s and Library Resources Using Pinterest”, just as equally informative and engaging! Next, Susan Scott, Director of the OSU-Newark Library, led us to the OSU-Newark Instructional Center for a tour, which was followed by a round table discussion entitled, “Remaining Relevant/Reaching out-CMC Programs & Events to Connect you with Your Community”. Lunches were delivered and the business meeting began, during which time Deidra Herring, Education Librarian from OSU, volunteered to serve as the CMCIG Co-Chair, alongside Sharon Kerestes, the current Co-Chair. Then, we were off to The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, a “hands-on” museum for all ages!
A total of 23 attendees participated in the workshop coming from four different states, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. From the evaluations, the program was informative, engaging, and “the day went too quickly”, I totally agree!