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The Unbiased Collection: Library Curation without Opinions

Block F – October 29, 2:30 PM

The Unbiased Collection: Library Curation without Opinions

Need to curate a collection for students that includes diverse, equitable, and interesting reads? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of your collection that is based on facts, and not on others’ opinions of the book? Do you want to grow your scaffolding skills to build the collection across grade levels and content areas? Great! Come learn about the S.T.A.I.R Method, a personally developed curation method made to help eliminate biases and focus on filling gaps and maintaining high quality literature. 

This session will focus on an easy to use method for curation and application of method on purchasing books.

Amy Stefanski

 Presenter Bio:

Amy N. Stefanski is the District Librarian for Dunlap School District #323. A former secondary CTE teacher, she now manages the print and digital collection, operational strategy, and development of the K-12 Library Program. As an advocate for school libraries & sustainable education, she focuses on the growth and sustainability of educational professionals by offering leadership and development opportunities to better enhance library programs for all students and teachers. Amy bridges the gap between schools and businesses by understanding the needs of our students in growing markets. She anticipates her graduation from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, December 2020, with an MBA from the Gies Business School.

Amy is the creator of the D323 Library Podcast, and Learning with Libranski. 


Amy Stefanski
Teaching & Learning, School Leadership & Management
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