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Wednesday, April 19 • 8:30am - 12:30pm
Thriving by the Rules: Crafting Policies for Your Library

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Can’t find time to update your library policies? Carve out four hours to get it done by registering for this pre-conference! Bring a policy related to intellectual freedom that needs to be updated or created for the first time to this hands-on, interactive workshop. A panel of policy experts from public and academic libraries will share their anecdotes, successes and perhaps even a conundrum or two about policy creation and use. The session will include information about best practices, tools and resources, and then the majority of time will be spent in breakout sessions drafting your policy. Collaborate with your peers to share your knowledge as well as benefit from others’ expertise. Topics may include collection development and maintenance, exhibits and displays, Internet and other IT issues, request for reconsideration of materials, and rules of conduct for library users. Presenters will discuss ALA’s recent changes to privacy guidelines for protecting patrons’ data. Walk away from this session with a solid draft in hand, a plan for implementation, and a wealth of policy resources! Please bring a laptop and/or whatever tools you prefer to complete your edits.


Cindy Gibbon

Access and Information Services Director, Multnomah County Library
Talk to me about how public libraries promote digital inclusion. And ask me about the Portland/Multnomah County Digital Equity Action Plan!
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Buzzy Nielsen

Library Director, Crook County Library
Buzzy is President of OLA and also serves on the Library Development and Legislation Committee, where he helps OLA respond to local, state, and national issues affecting libraries and the people they serve. In his over 20 years in the profession, Buzzy has worked in a wide variety... Read More →
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Adriene Lim PhD.

Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair, University of Oregon
Dean Adriene Lim provides administrative leadership and vision for the UO Libraries, a system consisting of seven libraries with approximately 175 staff and library faculty, and serving UO students, faculty, staff, and community members. Dr. Lim's duties are to lead and oversee library... Read More →
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Steve Silver

Director of Kellenberger Library, Assistant Professor, Northwest Christian University
Very interested in intellectual freedom issues. Also very interested in the history of the English-language Bible and in talking about and presenting from NCU's significant collection of rare, early printed English Bibles. Happy to talk about issues of Christian faith as they intersect... Read More →


Wednesday April 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center