October 9 - 11, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton, Riverside
Bay City, MI
Conference News

This year we are continuing to include meals as part of our conference fees. Meals include breakfast, lunch, daily snacks and unlimited beverages.
Sweet Start •
Assorted Danishes and Muffins
Sweet Butter, Fruit Preserves
Cinnamon Vanilla French Toast, Maple Syrup
Smoked Bacon, Country Sausage Links
Home Fried Potatoes

Country Italian Buffett
Grilled Chicken with Tomato & Fresh Basil
Grilled Chicken Alfredo
Penne Primavera
Beef Lasagna
Mixed Italian Vegetables, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Warm Focaccia Bread
Tiramisu & Cannolis

Continental Collage
Fresh Seasonal Fruit
Bagels, Cream Cheese
Assorted Danishes, Muffins and Croissants
Sweet Butter, Fruit Preserves,
Peanut Butter

Southwest Buffett
Tossed Mixed Greens Salad, Roasted Corn-Black Bean Relish
Spiced Beef, Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans, Rice,
Corn and Flour Tortillas, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Lettuce,
Tomatoes, Jalapeños, Hot Sauce
Cookies & Churros
New Payment Information:
if you or your district will be paying by Purchase Order and/or check, please be advised that the mailing address has changed. Please make sure the check is made payable to MAME and sent to the Lansing address which is in the pop-out box when CHECK is selected. There is no change with the
PayPal / Credit Card function.
Questions?? Check with the Database Manager

All paid conference attendees will receive a blank cape to decorate and wear at the conference   when they check in at the Registration Desk .

You can bring items with you   to decorate your cape, but the cape must be decorated at the conference. You may also collect items from the vendors in the exhibit hall to add to your cape.
There will be a fashion parade and First, Second, and Third place winners will be announced.

Start planning your cape NOW!

BRAND NEW this year! MAME 46 is excited to be dedicating space to feature a “Poster Gallery of Super Powers”. This area will be dedicated to share the ideas of any attendees using a poster format. The Posters will offer a QR, bookmarks or handouts so you will have the opportunity to share and borrow ideas from other Super Librarians!

Presenters need not remain with their poster - but must consider how to position/support your poster on a table provided (space approximately 3' square).
Submission deadline is August 31
Local Author "Speed Dating"
We will have a large group of local authors who write for different age levels K-12 (or adult crossover). 
  • Conference attendees will have a chance to visit 4 tables of their choice in the time slot. 
  • Authors will be available after the speed dating to sign books and talk to attendees. 
  • This will give conference attendees a wider variety of authors to connect with to see if they would be available for an author visit at their schools.
Wednesday, October 9
PreConference Offerings
A.M. Session

“P” is for Pirate and “S” is for Superpower
Nicole Albrecht, GVRL Sales Specialist, Gale
Andrea Drouillard, Director of Inside Sales, Gale
Christine Schneider, K-12 eResources Curriculum Specialist

Grade level: K-12
Audience: School librarians, administrators, and educators
Session: AM
We all know that school librarians have many Superpowers. Is Professional Development one of them? During this session, we will explore Dave and Shelley Burgess’s title, “P is for Pirate: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators” and learn how this fabulous book can be incorporated into your district’s PD. Help your administrators put a new twist on PD, and your educators transform their classrooms into fun and exciting places to learn. Each attendee will be given a copy of this book to keep!

P.M. Sessions
 Elementary: Using Picture/Concept Books Digitally
Nicole Albrecht, GVRL Sales Specialist, Gale Publishing
Andrea Drouillard, Director of Inside Sales, Gale Publishing

Grade level: Elementary
Audience: School librarians, administrators, and educators
Session: PM
What do flower pots and dragons have in common? Flowerpot Press creates fun, high quality children’s books, and one series they offer is the Peace Dragon Tales. Learn how these, and many other excellent picture/concept titles, can be digitally used in the elementary classroom to help support the Michigan 3 rd  grade reading law and improve literacy in your district.
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MS/HS: Comics, Manga Classics, and Graphic Novels, Oh My!
Christine Schneider, K-12 eResources Curriculum Specialist, Gale Publishing
John Shebalski , Vice President of Sales, Udon Entertainment Corp
Amy Hermon, Library Media Specialist, Grosse Pointe Public Schools,
Andrea Drouillard, Director of Inside Sales, Gale Publishing 
Are you looking for ways to help teachers embrace comics and graphic novels, and incorporate them into their curriculum? Then this session is for you! Add to your Superpowers by learning more about how graphic novels, comics, and Manga Classics can be used to support literacy and curriculum.

PreConference registration includes breakbast (AM session). lunch (all sessions), snacks and beverages.
Friday October 11
Sunrise Breakfast & Author Presentation

T his event is no charge, compliments of Scholastic Books. 
However you MUST REGISTER as we need to provide a food count for the hotel kitchen.
Meet Sandra Markle

Sandra Markle is the author of more than 200 nonfiction books for children and has won numerous awards for this work, including the 2012 Prize for Excellence in Science Books by The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Cooperative Children"s Book Center Choices, NSTA Outstanding Science Tradebook, Green Earth Book Awards, Cybils Finalist, John Burroughs List of Nature Books for Young Readers, Junior Library Guild Selection, Orbis Pictus Recommended Book, Charlotte Zolotow Award among others. Visit  http://sandra-markle.blogspot.com/
Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved for  October 8, 2019 - October 12, 2019 .
The special room rate will be available until  September 20th  or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
MAME4ever is Offering Scholarships!
Apply HERE!
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