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Wednesday, April 19
 

8:00am

8:30am

Basics of Singing for Storytime
Are you a shy or self-taught storytime singer? Laura Aguero, professor of voice at Willamette University, can help you become a more confident and polished storytime leader. In this session, we'll learn how to breathe properly, how to project our voices, how to care for our voices, and good singing posture. All voices welcome!

 Pre-conference followup:  For some extra-special one-on-one practice and expertise, sign-up for one of our private sessions with Laura in the afternoon. Times for private lessons will be held during the afternoon preconference session. There is a limit of 15 total participants for the private lessons, so make sure to sign-up today!  Must be registered for the pre-conference to be eligible for the private singing lessions.

Speakers
LA

Laura Aguero

Professor of Voice, Willamette University Music Department
Soprano Laura Agüero is a versatile performer who has appeared as soloist in oratorio, recital, opera, and concert performances throughout the United States. She received her Master’s degree in vocal performance from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Laura is a Professor of Voice... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm
Croisan A-C

8:30am

Thriving by the Rules: Crafting Policies for Your Library
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.

Speakers
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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 →

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

8:30am

“Thrive in the Hive: Working Together to Provide Exceptional Legal Reference Service”

How confident are you responding to patrons’ questions on, say, landlord/tenant issues, bankruptcy proceedings, or location of divorce records? Legal questions come in all shapes and sizes, and most cannot be resolved easily. While county law libraries and trained law librarians are often the best referral, not all Oregon residents have access to a staffed law library with specialized resources. That’s where you come in: Even as non-attorneys, public, school, and academic library workers can offer meaningful help. At this 4-hour preconference, gain necessary skills and learn effective strategies to provide knowledgeable legal reference service. Increase your understanding of the legal system and improve your ability to respond to legal questions, including where to find forms. Listen to speakers from the State of Oregon Law Library, Oregon State Bar, Oregon Judicial Department, and Legal Aid Services of Oregon as they share tips and information on their services. Bring your specific questions for discussion. Leave with an arsenal of resources and contacts that will make YOU the legal information expert at your library!


Speakers
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Sue Ludington

Law Librarian, Lane County Law Library
Sue Ludington (Chair, OLA Legal Reference Round Table and 2019 OLA-WLA Conference Co-Chair) recently accepted the Lane County (OR) Law Librarian position, and moved to Eugene in March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Law Librarian at the Washington County (OR) Law Library... Read More →
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Eric McClendon

Referral and Information Services Manager, Oregon State Bar
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Janice Morgan

Executive Director, Legal Aid Services of Oregon Central Support Office
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Holly Rudolph

Judicial Forms Manager, Oregon Judicial Department
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Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 8:30am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

10:00am

State Library Board Meeting
Wednesday April 19, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Board Room

12:00pm

Box Lunches Available
Wednesday April 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Willamette Ball Room Salem Convention Center

1:00pm

Dewey 101: Best Practices for Dewey Decimal Classification
This workshop provides a foundation for working with Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) to organize library collections. Topics include: introduction and history of DDC; principles of number building; working with the major divisions of DDC; Cutters and work marks; and an introduction to using WebDewey. Attendees will become familiar with best practices for DDC through presentations and exercises.

Speakers
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Steph Miller

Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Bob Renfro

Cataloging Librarian, Multnomah County Library

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

1:00pm

La Comunidad Latina y Tu Biblioteca / The Latino/a Community and Your Library: Strategies for Building Relationships and Resources for Collection Development
REFORMA Oregon is a professional organization for librarians and library staff who serve Spanish speaking and Latino/a communities. In this half day workshop, you will learn strategies to connect with your local Latino/a community, including recommended community partnerships and programming ideas for all ages. You will also learn about a variety of resources to develop your library collections to match the needs of your communities, including information on the "Libros for Oregon" project that plans for an Oregon library book-buying cooperative for the International Book Fair in Guadalajara and how your library can participate. Attendees may include librarians who are currently working with Latino/a communities, are just beginning the process of reaching out, or would like to begin, but are unsure how to do so. Whether you are new librarian within your community or a long-time resident, are a non-Spanish speaker or are fluent in Spanish, this session will offer you an opportunity to connect with members of an active organization that can support you, year round. The workshop will include time for you to brainstorm ideas and develop action items to apply the information learned so you will be better equipped to serve your Spanish speaking and Latino communities.

Speakers
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Kristen Curé

Latino Liaison & Adult Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Kristen is a former ALA Emerging Leader and spent her Peace Corps time in Nicaragua. She is a marketing wizard, bilingual storytime extraordinaire, and gardening enthusiast.
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Natalia Fernández

Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives & OSU Queer Archives, Oregon State University
Natalia Fernández is an associate professor and the Curator and Archivist of the Oregon Multicultural Archives (OMA) and the OSU Queer Archives (OSQA) at the Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center.
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Deborah Gitlitz

Bilingual Community Outreach Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library
Deborah has 20+ years' experience as a bilingual Youth Services and Community Librarian in multicultural, economically diverse environments, including 15 years with Multnomah County Library and currently as Community Outreach Librarian in Wilsonville. She coordinates the Libros for... Read More →
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Patty Lara

Outreach Specialist, Hood River County Library District
Patty Lara is the Outreach Specialist for the Hood River County Library District. Her current projects include, but are not limited to, organizing a bookmobile, coordinating a number of community-based events, hosting a weekly radio program, and selecting Spanish materials to add... Read More →
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Patricia Morán

Spanish Bilingual Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Patricia Morán, a Spanish Bilingual Youth Librarian for the Multnomah County Library, builds and maintains relationships with patrons, neighborhood organizations, and the greater population served by the library. She has experience in creating a rich and inclusive Spanish language... Read More →

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

1:00pm

We Changed Our Entire Culture, And You Can Too
Hearing about successful change initiatives is always helpful -- but what if you don't have the luxury of a new influx of funding, or a new building or location, or are already successful and just want to be better? In this interactive pre-conference we'll highlight the ways we took a library system serving a city of 100,000 and transformed the culture, undertaking a multi-year reorganization to empower staff and implement a collaborative service model, all while using existing resource, minor budget increases, and plenty of ingenuity. Participants will leave with new tools and plans to implement in their own libraries.

Speakers
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Stephanie Chase

Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Stephanie Chase is Director of the Hillsboro (OR) Public Library. Prior to Hillsboro, Stephanie coordinated service strategies to libraries for BiblioCommons and was the Director of Library Programs and Services for The Seattle Public Library. Stephanie is the founder of the Green... Read More →
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.
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Hillary Ostlund

Library Manager -- Cultivate!, Hillsboro Public Library
Hillary works at the bustling Hillsboro Public Library where she works hard on matching people's strengths to positions in library service, staff training and development, and employee culture. Hiring has become her middle name :-)

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

1:30pm

State Libraries and Archives Tour

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the libraries and archives in Salem? Here is your chance to take a tour of the Oregon State Library, State of Oregon Law Library, and Oregon State Archives. Learn about the history, collections, and current services offered by these state institutions! The walking distance between the Convention Center and these buildings is just under 3 miles total. Walking is encouraged, but alternative transportation will be offered to registered participants if requested.

Schedule

Meet at Salem Convention Center (Registration Desk) to walk to State Archives -  1:00 pm

 

General Orientation – 1:30-1:45 pm – State Archives Conference Room

 

State Archives Tour  -  1:45-2:30 pm

 

Library Tours – 2:45-3:30 pm (one group will go to State Law Library, the other to the Oregon State Library)

 

Library Tours – 3:45-4:30 pm (groups switch)

 

Optional Capitol/Historic Salem Walking Tour (on your own, brochures will be provided) – 4:30-5:00 pm

 

We hope that many of you will consider using this opportunity to get out and walk around Salem! The total walking distance (round trip) is 2.8 miles, if you start from the Salem Convention Center. Here is a map to give you a sense of the route: https://goo.gl/maps/L3Zmf3fNgtJ2

 

If you prefer to drive your own car, please be prepared to pay for parking spaces (city rate is $1.50 per hour) and understand that availability of spaces can be limited while the Oregon Legislature is in session. Here is information about parking in the Capitol Mall area:

 

Oregon State Archives - http://sos.oregon.gov/archives/records/tour/Pages/parking-hours.aspx

Oregon State Library - http://www.oregon.gov/osl/Pages/OSLDirectionsMaps.aspx

 


Speakers
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Jerry Curry

Reference Librarian, Oregon State Library
I moved to Oregon in 1997 and after a brief stint at Oregon State University monitoring recombinant DNA research, I have worked a reference librarian at the State Library of Oregon. My background is/was science however over time, I have developed a strong interest in law & legislation... Read More →
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Layne Sawyer

Oregon State Archives
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Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Off Site

2:30pm

Oregon Library Association (OLA) Board Meeting
OLA Executive Board Meeting. Meeting documents: http://www.olaweb.org/executive-board-meetings

Wednesday April 19, 2017 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Board Room

5:00pm

ACRL Reception
Join ACRL members for food, conversation, and no-host bar at the Taproot Lounge, just a short walk from the Salem Convention Center.

Wednesday April 19, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Taproot Lounge and Cafe 356 State St., Salem

6:00pm

Public Library Division (PLD) Reception & Dinner- Little Italy Buffet ($50)

Come enjoy an evening of celebration and meeting up with friends at the PLD Banquet. We're very excited to have guest speakers April Baer (State of Wonder host) and Sarah Rothenfluch (Executive Editor of News) from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

In this age of fake news, journalists are under fire from bloggers to the White House. Journalists and librarians share a common interest in providing our audiences with balanced and authoritative resources. April and Sarah will discuss the current landscape for journalists and how we can both stay afloat in this volatile sea of misinformation and continue to provide our communities with the information they can depend on. We hope you join us!​

"Little Italy Buffet" Menu includes mushroom and grilled balsamic vegetable platters, radicchio or romaine salads, risotto with manchego cheese, roasted chicken stuffed with basil & lemon ricotta, bucatini with basil marinara, and herbed creamy polenta.

A no-host bar is also included.


Speakers
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April Baer

State of Wonder host, Oregon Public Broadcasting
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Sarah Rothenfluch

Executive Editor of News, Oregon Public Broadcasting


Wednesday April 19, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Croisan Rooms
 
Thursday, April 20
 

8:00am

8:30am

10:00am

Exhibits Grand Opeining
Our vendors will be set up and ready to chat with you. There will be refreshments and time for socializing with your far-flung colleagues. 

Thursday April 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Gallery and Willamette Foyer (Exhibits Areas)

10:00am

Poster Sessions
The Disappearing Games: How Clue Launched a Coup
Amila Hadziomerspahic, Library Technician II, Oregon State University Libraries

Play Date at the Library
Cynthia Olsen, Coordinator of Early Literacy, Eugene Public Library

Navigating the Library With Pictograms
Jessica Talisman, MLS Student, Emporia State University

Serving People Experiencing Homelessness at the Library
Kate Schwab, Librarian, Multnomah County Library

Reach and Teach: Library and Community Learning and Thriving Together
Margaret Harmon-Myers, Library Assistant, Adult Services, Eugene Public Library

Collection Development: Native American Voices
Mary C. Derr, MLIS student, Emporia State University

Mining Minecraft Mysteries: Let the Fun Creep In!
Michele Green, Youth Services Librarian; Jason Schuh, Sr. Application Support Tech, Eugene Public Library

Patron Library Space Usage: A Pilot Project using GIS in an Academic Library
Rick Stoddart, Librarian, University of Idaho

Welcoming Patrons with Email
Ross Fuqua, Public Engagement Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

 

Thursday April 20, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Second Floor Hallway

11:00am

2 Minute Reviews
The always appealing 2-Minute Reviews will cover both fiction and non-fiction written by Oregon (and perhaps a few Washington) Authors in 2015 and early 2016.
Carissa Barrett presents general fiction, Sarah Strahl will cover genre fiction and graphic novels, and Alicia Yokoyama joins us to bring you up to speed on non-fiction titles.

Speakers
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Carissa Barrett

Reference Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
Carissa has worked at the Lake Oswego Public Library since 2007 in both the circulation and reference departments. This is her ninth year participating in 2-Minute Reviews.
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Sarah Strahl

Library Manager, Hillsboro Public Library
Library Manager at HPL focusing on Innovating and Evolving. Former Teen Librarian who has been in Public Libraries since 2008. I’m currently a member at large on the PLD board.
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Alicia Yokoyama

Reference Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
In an ideal world I would be a professional student, however, a career as a librarian is the next best thing. At LOPL, I’ve discovered a new passion for local history and have been enjoying working with our oral history program and Original Documents Archive. My topics of interest... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Carnegie Libraries: One Hundred Years of Thriving Communities
Many Carnegie libraries were built in Oregon during the early 20th century. Three Oregon Carnegie Libraries have recently celebrated their Centennials. The Newberg Library has been serving its community since 1912; the North Portland Library and the Oregon City Library have been serving their communities since 1913. Each of these Carnegie libraries is a trusted community resource with a long-standing legacy of community engagement and support. They have been helping their communities thrive for over 100 years!

Helping library users and community members to thrive is a high interest topic for all types of libraries. This session will discuss the history of some of Oregon’s oldest libraries, how the Carnegies survived and thrived in their communities, and what was necessary to ensure their survival. Staff from Newberg, North Portland, and Oregon City will share their libraries’ 100 years of experience helping their communities thrive and offer tips on how libraries can evolve to support each new generation. Session attendees will learn ways to connect with, engage, and build relationships with their own communities.

Speakers
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Maureen Cole

Library Director, Oregon City Public Library
Maureen Cole just started her 8th year as Oregon City Public Library's Director and celebrated the completion of a 17,000 square expansion to and renovation of Oregon City's 103 year old Carnegie Library. Prior to that, she worked at the Eugene Public Library and Kellenberger Library... Read More →
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Leah Griffith

Library Director, Newberg Public Library
Leah Griffith has been director of the Newberg Public Library for 25 years and celebrated Newberg Carnegie's centennial in 2012. She ran a bookmobile program in Ohio for a few years, and before that worked at Cornelius, Hillsboro, Multnomah County, and Seaside public libraries. She... Read More →
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Patricia Welch

Library Administrator, Multnomah County-North Portland Library
Patricia Welch has been the supervisor of the North Portland Library, a Carnegie Library in the city of Portland, for 19 years. The North Portland Library is home to many works in the Black Resources Collection, a systemwide multimedia collection of materials relating to the African... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Collection Development Policies: Creation, Upkeep and Knowing When to Change

Presenters from the special, public and academic library communities will address different aspects of creating, maintaining and revising collection development policy. The policy development and revision session will include:
• Stabilizing Collection Development policy in Public Libraries
• University Collection Development policy and management
• Collection Development Policy from an administrative standpoint

 


Speakers
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Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library
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Molly Carlisle

Readers Services Manager, Tigard Public Library
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Faye Chadwell

Press Director, Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian/OSU
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Kerri Goergen-Doll

Director, Collections, Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, Oregon State University
Resource Acquisition and Sharing Director, OSU, Corvallis, OR

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Comic Books and Intellectual Freedom
Are graphic novels the most popular items in your library? Are they also the materials most criticized by your library patrons? A trend that began in the 1930s continues today—challenges to comic books! Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the non-profit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, will share how that organization has defended the comics community through legal cases and educating the public. Participants will learn about the history of comic book censorship, some of the most frequently challenged comics and graphic novels, why they are banned and how to manage challenges. This session will also give librarians ideas for curating their graphic novel collections as well as using graphic novels as a tool to inspire a love of reading in young people. Emerge from this session with a new or renewed passion for comics, graphic novels, and manga and as a strong advocate for protecting this form of free speech!

Speakers
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Charles Brownstein

Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Charles Brownstein has served as the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund since 2002. During his tenure the organization has achieved numerous legal victories, been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has become the leading source of education and advocacy for... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Crushing it in the Classroom: Classroom Management Skills for Public Librarians Serving Youth
We entertain and inform with storytimes and booktalks, but what do you do when you need to go into full teacher mode? April and Sonja will share strategies honed through hundreds of days speaking in unfamiliar classrooms filled with new-to-them students in local schools. Set in the context of developmental stages, this session will include best practices on keeping students engaged and teachers satisfied while providing instruction on information literacy, research skills, and reading. The session will also cover tips gathered from host teachers on how to set up visiting speakers for success. Audience members can share their own ideas and resources during an interactive question and answer segment, and will walk away confident and ready for the next request for in-school instruction.

Speakers
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →
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April Witteveen

Community and Teen Services Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
April has been a librarian with DPL for nearly a dozen years (!) and she loves the fact that every day brings a chance to learn something new. She loves to read YA fiction with strong female characters and hefty doses of twists and turns. Outside work, April loves to explore the outdoors... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Interns: Invigorating, Inspiring, and so Important
Working with interns may sound like a lot of work. We’re here to tell you that it is, but it’s work that pays off in big ways. Learn how the City of Hillsboro, along with Hillsboro Public Library, has employed interns to not only further public services, but also to provide meaningful opportunities to engage people from diverse backgrounds, including students -- high school and other levels -- as well as more experienced community members. You’ll leave with ideas for how you, too, can find and use interns and inject new ideas into your workplaces.

Speakers
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Hillary Ostlund

Library Manager -- Cultivate!, Hillsboro Public Library
Hillary works at the bustling Hillsboro Public Library where she works hard on matching people's strengths to positions in library service, staff training and development, and employee culture. Hiring has become her middle name :-)
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Kristi Wilson

Youth Development Coordinator, City of Hillsboro
Kristi also loves to collaborate and think outside the box -- she's always up for brainstorming new ways to use interns in our busy workplaces! And she also coaches her daughter's soccer team, which is really like herding cats.


Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

11:00am

Mentoring to Build the Next Generation of Leaders
For early-career librarians who want to be leaders, finding the right path toward leadership development can be challenging. Instead of pricey leadership institutes, one affordable and sustainable method of developing new leaders is through mentoring. Mentoring can happen formally or informally; through established workplace or association programs, or simply by meeting someone who wants to take you under their wing. Mentoring not only supports the professional development of early-career librarians, but also enables experienced leaders to share their knowledge and insights with the next generation of library leaders, ensuring important knowledge transfer in our profession. This panel of successful mentors and mentees will look at the value of mentoring in leadership development, discuss their experiences in mentoring relationships, and will share practical tips for mentors and those seeking a mentor.

Speakers
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Jane Corry

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County
I've been a youth librarian at Multnomah County since I graduated from Emporia in 1997. I'm retiring on April 28. I'm the immediate past president of OLA, work which I've found highly rewarding.
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Meredith Farkas

Faculty Librarian, Portland Community College
Portland Community College
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Karen Hill

Director, Cornelius Public
Building a new library! Mentoring session Serving Latinos Small rural library Innovative library
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Stephanie Lind

Outreach & Youth Services Program Supervisor, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
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Dawn Lowe-Wincensten

Oregon Institute of Technology
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Keli Yeats

Teen Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Understanding Our Patrons’ Needs In Order to Thrive Together in a Digital Environment
Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) shows that adults in the US are less skilled in digital problem solving than in many other countries. As more of our communication, creation and learning moves online, how do we help our patrons thrive in a new environment, and how do we transform our training and resources so the library thrives, too?

We used a digital problem solving assessment tool from PIAAC to find out if our patrons’ skills matched up with national data, and we mapped the digital skills we assessed to common library tasks. Results will help us take action to transform training and refine our digital resources.
By the end of this session, you will be able to advocate for digital literacy training and digital skill building sessions at their own library, understand how digital problem solving skills and common library tasks are related, and bring the tools back to your own library to design a strategy for implementing a large assessment.

Speakers
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Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.


Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

12:30pm

Lunch & Business Meeting

Thursday April 20, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Willamette Ball Room Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Democracy Requires Civic Engagement and Knowledge - What Libraries Can Do

A library is the quintessential civic institution. Our population’s current level of civic literacy and participation is low. Libraries must take up the challenge of assisting citizens to become more knowledgeable and involved. Come to this program on Civics for Adults: Enhancing Civic Knowledge / Inspiring Political Engagement and find out how your library can meet this challenge. Attendees will leave with examples of how to help citizens expand their ‘civic literacy’ skills and gain confidence in determining when information may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Critical thinking skills can be improved by challenging patrons with real world examples from political ads, news headlines, graphs, statistical data, etc. in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” type of format, following up with strategies for finding accurate information, including at one’s library!

Citizen Advocacy is following a desire to improve one’s community - whether on a neighborhood, city, state or federal level. Citizens gain confidence to do so through a historical perspective of change, examples of successful advocacy, understanding who makes the “rules” and how to be heard, as well as being able to “track” civic/political issues.

 


Speakers
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Donna L Cohen

Ms Cohen, MLIS, MEd, is a librarian and teacher who leads a variety of non-partisan Civics for Adults workshops: Misinformation and Political Propaganda, Citizen Advocacy 101 - Making Change Happen, The Influence of the Constitution on Political Conversation, and Elections and Campaign... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Inclusive Library Team Culture: Transforming How Staff Treats Customers and Each Other
Do you want to create a better team environment at your library, where your staff treats each other and customers with respect and goodwill? Jenny Berg, Adam Carlson, Kimbre Chapman and Alice Darnton, supervisors from McMinnville Public Library, will share how their mid-sized public library transformed its culture to be more positive and inclusive, thereby improving customer satisfaction. During a time of anxiety caused by high turnover and leadership changes, we led our 20-person staff in brainstorming the ways they want to treat each other. The resultant list became the library’s Staff Ground Rules. The library work teams have revisited the Staff Ground Rules regularly in meetings for the past three years. We have discovered that customer service has been significantly improved as a result. Great customer service starts within ourselves and our work teams– if we thrive as a team, we thrive as an organization, and the library will thrive within the larger community. We have since used the Staff Ground Rules, and the process from which we arrived at them, as part of a new Strategic Plan. Presentation attendees will leave this session with tools they can implement to create a better team environment at their libraries.

Speakers
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Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library
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Adam Carlson

Circulation Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library
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Kimbre Chapman

Children's Services Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library
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Alice Darnton

Reference Librarian & Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Just Surviving or Thriving? Find Success with Your Vendor Relationships
As we move into more digital offerings at our public libraries, partnerships with vendors become more and more critical to delivering the collections and services our patrons expect. Public library staff may not feel like they have the experience or confidence to effectively navigate these relationships, especially since working with vendors can often be a role that a library staffer falls into, without any prior knowledge.

This session will address the basics of managing vendor relationships, with the goal of empowering public library staff to be able to establish and develop a strong vendor relationship, which ultimately benefits their patrons. We’ll cover:
- How are library vendors usually structured (i.e. who are you talking to and when?)
- Communication tips - learn to be assertive, set boundaries and communicate clearly, without being adversarial or too passive
- Fostering productive, positive relationships
- Dealing with sales-y tactics, negotiating, and contracts
- The tough stuff - how to handle problems with the service or product
- How you can continue to learn and grow in this area

We’ll share real-life strategies from our day-to-day work with vendors, as well as having time for discussion, so that we can all learn from each other.

Speakers
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Brandon Barnett

Electronic Resources Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Lisa Tattersall

Program Supervisor for Collections & Adult Services, Washington County Cooperative Library Services


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Library Programming that Entertains, Educates and Inspires: How to Get the Most Out of Author Events
Libraries are continually working to be dynamic social and educational community hubs, and an important tool for drawing patrons is to provide them with new experiences and exciting programs. Unfortunately, too often the wonderful opportunity for readers to engage with authors is squandered on disappointing events that fall back into the tired and tiresome.

 Best selling author Andra Watkins is also a dynamic public speaker: in addition to motivational and educational presentations at conferences and corporate retreats, Andra frequently appears at libraries around the United States. She entertains, educates, and inspires library patrons without reading from a book or sitting at a table. Her programs are high-energy performances. Patrons laugh, cry, and think. 

This OLA program will provide library professionals tips and tools for booking, promoting and hosting successful and dynamic library author events. In the same manner that she educates and entertains library patrons, Andra will drive the message home with a program that will convince you that author events can be a dynamic addition to your library offerings.

Speakers
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Andra Watkins

NY Times Best Selling Author
I'm a NY Times best selling author and dynamic public speaker. I'm interested in booking educational, entertaining, and inspiring programs for library patrons across Oregon. Several of your OLA colleagues can tell you: I'm not your usual author program! Find me at the Word Hermit... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) - Thriving Together as a Region
The Pacific Northwest Library Association is a regional organization bringing together librarians and library staff from all types of libraries and disciplines. PNLA is responsible for PNLA Leads, a biennial leadership institute which to date has trained 196 individuals to be effective leaders from any position in their home libraries and communities. PNLA’s contributions to the region are rounded out by a peer-reviewed online quarterly journal – PNLA Quarterly, and the annual Young Reader’s Choice Award which allows children and teens in the region to choose which books are the best in three divisions. The annual conference each August offers speakers and breakout sessions relating to every facet of library work, from special and academic libraries to programming in public libraries to library design. Join PNLA Vice-President Rick Stoddart and find out how PNLA can help you. 


Speakers
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Rick Stoddart

PNLA President, Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)
Rick Stoddart is the current President of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. He is the Education Librarian at the University of Idaho


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Reuniting the Past: Collaborations for Learning and Outreach in the Digital Age
The unique but complementary historical collections of the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) offer numerous opportunities for collaboration. In an effort to share Oregon’ rich history with the broader community OHS and SCARC are immersed in two grant-funded projects to digitally unite important historical manuscript and photograph collections: the Oregon Heritage grant for the digitization of the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education’s Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program records and the IMLS-sponsored LSTA William L. Finley and Herman T. Bohlman digitization grant. Currently researchers and students must visit two geographically separated repositories to access the full range of material related to these subjects. The projects will result in online collections that have benefit to historians, researchers, librarians, students, and others interested in these valuable resources. Bridging the physical and intellectual distance between our collections is an effort to create a more complete and accessible archival picture of some of Oregon’s most important historical records. This talk will address the benefits and challenges of cross-repository collaboration, the use of these collections for instruction and outreach efforts, and offer previews of the engaging images from the collections.

Speakers
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Erin Clark

Digital Production Unit technician, OSU Libraries & Press
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Laura Cray

Archives Specialist, Oregon Historical Society
Laura Cray is the Archives Specialist for the Finley-Bohlman grant and works at the Oregon Historical Society.
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Jules Filipski

Librarian and Project Intern
Jules is a Reference Librarian at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. She was one of the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center digitization interns for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program grant-based project.
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Ruth Vondracek

Librarian & Natural Resources Archivist, Oregon State University
Natural Resources Archivist, OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center
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Erin Stout

Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program grant intern


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Story Time Volunteers?!!? Yes, No, Maybe So
Have you struggled with the idea of whether or not to have volunteers do story time? Deschutes Public Library recently took the plunge, and the result is a successful Read, Rhyme and Romp Story Time Volunteers program. Every week volunteers visit preschools in Deschutes County and present an early literacy based story time. This session will explain the process of recruitment, training, and selection of story time materials, as well as some of the challenges.

Speakers
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Julie Bowers

Impact Services Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Julie is all about outreach. Every day she is out and about in Deschutes County, impacting the lives of children, teens and adults who are at risk or who need to know about library services. Read, Rhyme and Romp Story Time Volunteers was her brainstorm, and she's delighted to see... Read More →
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Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Thriving, Not Just Surviving, the Long Night Against Procrastination
Are you looking for a great event to sponsor in your library? Learn practical steps on planning and implementing a Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP). The first LNAP originated in Germany in 2010. Since then, hundreds of libraries around the world have participated. Discover how Hannon Library collaborates with organizations on campus at Southern Oregon University to create a thriving series of events. Members of the Learning Commons Team will present tips on how to get started on your own planning.

Speakers
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Max Brooks

Career Preparation Coordinator, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University
Max is the Career Preparation Coordinator at Southern Oregon University. He has nearly eight years of experience working in university career advising, along with more than two years in undergraduate student housing. He is part of SOU's Learning Commons team and enjoys cooking, camping... Read More →
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Jeff Gayton

University Librarian, Southern Oregon University
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Julie Helmandollar-Anderson

Learning Commons Tutoring Coordinator, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University
Julie is the Tutoring Center Coordinator at Southern Oregon University. She is interested in tutoring theory and practice, Renaissance literature, and composition and rhetoric.


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

YA Smackdown: Holla Your Teen Savvy
From successes in teen programming to flash readers’ advisory to humorous “What Would You Do?” scenarios, let’s crowdsource our brilliant ways of working with teens. We will follow the YA Smackdown format created by Teen Services Underground, which consists of participants drawing a random question from a cup and answering in front of the group. Whether you are a long-time teen services librarian or you are starting to get interested in the field, we want you to share your wisdom with us! Participation will be strongly encouraged.

Speakers
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Violeta Garza

Bilingual Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Violeta has worked in Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library in Texas, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, and Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado. She strongly believes in sharing power with teens.
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Amy Grimes

Lake Oswego Public Library
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Bobbye Hernandez

Multnomah County Library
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Keli Yeats

Teen Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

3:00pm

4:00pm

Being a Part of the Maker Community
Makerspaces, coworking spaces, and tech shops are popping up all over! Plus schools and other community groups are offering new tech opportunities. Your librarians don’t have to be tech-whizzes with the possibilities provided by partnering with local groups that already have the expertise. Learn how your library can provide new maker and tech-focused opportunities for your community by engaging and working with these local groups.

Speakers
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Jesse Adams

Digital Services Coordinator, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Jesse Adams has 15 years IT experience and assists the library with all things tech. Jesse works to promote the library’s mission through technology events and programming.
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Jamie Bair

Experiential Learning Librarian, Fort Vancouver Regional library District
Born and raised in Idaho, I worked as the Public Services Supervisor and Outreach Coordinator at Marshall Public Library in Pocatello, ID before relocating to Vancouver August 2016 to focus on makerspace activities.
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Erin Finot

Adult Services Librarian, Eugene Public Library
Erin Finot is an Adult Services Librarian at Eugene Public Library. She was on the team that planned and launched the library's new makerspace and media lab, and now helps oversee the day to day operations of the space, including coordinating programs and open labs, supervising volunteers... Read More →
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Brendan Lax

Strategic Initiatives Librarian, Hillsboro Public Library
Brendan is part of the Strategic Initiatives division at the Hillsboro Public Library, working on special projects to further the mission of the library in the Hillsboro community. Currently, he is working on expanding the Library of Things collection, developing a makerspace at the... Read More →
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Matt Neer

Adult Services Librarian, Eugene Public Library
Matt got lucky to be put on the Makerspace team when he first began work at the Eugene Public Library. There he helped to outfit and entirely new makerspace and try to figure out how it would work once it was put out into the wild. He creates training guides for using the equipment... Read More →
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Lyndsey Runyan

Creative Learning Spaces Coordinator, Multnomah County Library
I work on reinventing library spaces for making, tinkering, and building community around DIY skills for Multnomah County Library. My goal is to help design sustainable, equitable, and exciting library/community spaces where the public can have fun diving into hands-on STEAM by investigating... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

BIBFRAME: New Vocabulary, New Experiments
The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is still a work in progress. Development, experimentation, and testing continue as the library community looks ahead to life after MARC. This program will highlight recent developments including: the new BIBFRAME 2.0 model and vocabulary; the BIBFRAME pilot at the Library of Congress, which tested the ability of cataloging staff to create bibliographic descriptions in BIBFRAME; a demo of the BIBFRAME editor used for the LC pilot; and community experimentations with BIBFRAME and data conversions. Attendees will enhance their understanding of the framework that is intended to replace MARC and the challenges and successes in making the transition.

Speakers
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Kelley McGrath

Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon
Kelley McGrath is an experienced media cataloger and has been active in OLAC for many years, including several years as chair of OLAC's Cataloging Policy Committee. She is deeply interested in the potential of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model, structured... Read More →
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Lori Robare

Monographic Team Leader, University of Oregon
Lori Robare oversees cataloging of monographs and integrating resources and coordinates cataloger training and continuing education. She has been involved with the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) as well as the Program... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Encouraging Innovation to Help the Library Thrive
How can our public library encourage staff engagement, while finding new ideas to fulfill our mission? Multnomah County Library created an innovation fund to encourage staff to gain comfort and experience with trying new things, failing, learning and trying again!

Come learn how we started, how we got buy-in, how the initiative evolved from year to year, and how this project has encouraged collaboration, helping us thrive together.

By the end of this session, you will be able to describe our process for eliciting ideas from staff, our voting process, and how we supported staff who implemented projects. We will also share our lessons learned, including how we shifted the ways we offered support and how we communicated with staff.

Speakers
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Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Healthy Aging at the Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
In 2011 the first of the Baby Boomers turned 65, and by the year 2030 the number of seniors will be 20% of the U.S. population. These older adults have a wide range of computer abilities as well as health interests. People’s health information needs change over the years just as healthcare changes. This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find reliable health information as well as become empowered and engaged in their healthcare. Learn to evaluate health information resources and become aware of the usability issues that affect older adults. Become acquainted with the free resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to better serve the health information needs of older adults. Learn how to incorporate these NLM resources into your collections, your social media, and your library programming. Caregiver needs and resources will also be included.

Speakers
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Carolyn Martin

Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR)
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities
Getting our hands on good books in Spanish is a perennial challenge! “Libros for Oregon” is here to help. “Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities” is a two-year LSTA grant that supports Spanish-language collection development for participating Oregon libraries. The project’s goal is for Spanish-speaking Oregonians statewide -- especially in rural areas -- to have improved access to high quality, culturally relevant collections. The project has three parts: (1) form an Oregon library book-buying cooperative (with new participants each year) to purchase materials for members at the International Book Fair (FIL) in Guadalajara; (2) help participating libraries to develop and implement outreach plans for connecting their enhanced collections with their Hispanic/Latino communities; and (3) create a “Best of FIL” booklist (annotated to show US availability) for all Oregon libraries to use in collection development. Deborah Gitlitz, who is administering the grant, will report on the results of the planning year (ends June 2017); tell stories about the gargantuan FIL; answer questions; and explain how your library might apply to participate during 2017-18.

Speakers
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Deborah Gitlitz

Bilingual Community Outreach Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library
Deborah has 20+ years' experience as a bilingual Youth Services and Community Librarian in multicultural, economically diverse environments, including 15 years with Multnomah County Library and currently as Community Outreach Librarian in Wilsonville. She coordinates the Libros for... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Managing Compassion Fatigue
You know how to work hard. You care about what you do, but sometimes you find yourself caring less than you used to. Sometimes you’re too tired to care at all. This is normal, but it can get out of hand.

Working in service of others puts us at risk for compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is the combined physical, emotional, and psychological stress stemming from challenges of working in a helping capacity. This is an occupational hazard, but few of us get trained for it. Unchecked, compassion fatigue can lead to reduced productivity, diminished engagement, and dampened energy and motivation, as well as anxiety, depression, and eventually complete burnout. We don’t want that to happen.

In this presentation we’ll learn how to recognize, accept, and take action to manage our own compassion fatigue. We’ll cover validated techniques of mindfulness, self-compassion, as well as common misconceptions of self-care.

We’ll approach this process with humor and lightness, respect and sincerity. We’ll get a chance to laugh at what isn’t working, while we discover new ways to be good to ourselves. We’ll learn how to recover from, care for, and prevent compassion fatigue, be it in the past, present, or future.

Speakers
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Evan Edward Dumas

Mental Health Humorist
Evan Dumas works in that space between mental health counseling and standup comedy. Trained as a professional counselor at Lewis & Clark, he’s on a mission to cure burnout and compassion fatigue through humor and seriousness. Born into a family of public sector workers, he's found... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Oregon Battle of the Books for public and school libraries
Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) continues to gain momentum across the state. Last year 609 elementary, middle and high schools brought 776 teams to an OBOB competition in Oregon. Thousands more participated in OBOB at the local level throughout the state.
Come learn about OBOB from members of the OBOB executive board and have your questions ready. Then join us for a panel of public and school librarians as we discuss programming and collaboration (both large and small) in communities around Oregon.

Speakers
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Korie Buerkle

Children's Librarian, Newberg Public Library
Korie Buerkle currently serves on the Oregon Battle of the Books executive board as Finance Chair, writes official OBOB questions, and manages an OBOB regional competition. By day she is a Children's Librarian at the Newberg Public Library.
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Rebecca Mayer

Teen/Tween Librarian, West Linn Public Library
Rebecca works primarily with teens, tweens, and upper elementary-aged children. She is passionate about video games, middle grade fiction & teen fiction and BIG programs.


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Teaming up to Enhance Information Literacy Instruction
Results of Clackamas Community College Library’s end-of-term assessment survey - which measures student learning related to a single information literacy learning outcome - have been discouraging in recent years. Roughly 75% of respondents were unable to perform a basic task related to searching for information. Not coincidentally, librarians agreed that roughly 75% of students achieved glazed eyes and/or social media use during bibliographic instruction “one shot” sessions.

In hopes of increasing student achievement and engagement, CCC Library decided to revamp our instructional program goals to increase the breadth, depth, and relevancy of our information literacy instruction - and to kick our creativity of delivery up a notch. With extensive input from and collaboration with the English/Writing Department, CCC Library began work on our embedded information literacy instructional initiative in early 2016. This instructional initiative embraces a flipped classroom model and features interactive tutorials, formative assessments, and hands-on, active learning work time. This conference session will share planning and outreach documents, instructional design tips when creating interactive online tutorials, and lessons learned when engaging colleagues, seeking buy-in, and promoting collaboration across departments.

Speakers
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Jane Littlefield

Instruction Librarian & Department Chair, Clackamas Community College


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Time Management: An Unconference Session
Everyone struggles with time management. I'll facilitate a discussion of tips, apps, calendars etc. that people have found successful or not.

Speakers
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Jane Corry

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County
I've been a youth librarian at Multnomah County since I graduated from Emporia in 1997. I'm retiring on April 28. I'm the immediate past president of OLA, work which I've found highly rewarding.

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

5:00pm

All Conference Reception
Snack & Drinks

Thursday April 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Second Floor, Willamette Foyer

5:00pm

Emporia Alumni Reception

Alumni, students, and friends of Emporia State

University’s School of Library & Information

Management (SLIM) are invited to attend.

 


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Board Room

5:30pm

DIGOR Business Meeting
DIGOR social dinner.
Meet at Amadeus Café, 135 Liberty Street NE,  at 5:45 pm.
Contact Arlene Weible, DIGOR Chair, if you plan to attend. (arlene.weible@state.or.us or 503-378-5020)


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ask At Registration Desk

5:30pm

Outreach Round Table Business Meeting and Social
Join the Outreach Round Table for our annual business meeting on Thursday, April 20th from 5:30pm-6:30pm at Bentley’s Grill, located in the same block as the convention center.  Small plates and appetizers will be provided.

Thursday April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bentley's Grill Salem Convention Center and Grand Hotel, 291 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301

5:30pm

Public Library Division (PLD) Business Meeting
Thursday April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ritter's Housemade Foods 102 Liberty St NE, Salem, OR 97301

5:30pm

OYAN's OYEA Reception

Location: Magoo’s Sports Bar, 275 Commercial St., Salem

Everyone is invited to enjoy some snacks and social time with the Oregon Young Adult Network.  A no-host bar is also available.  The high point of the evening will be the announcement of the winner of OYAN’s You’re Excellent Award (aka the OYEA Award).  Come congratulate someone who made a positive and significant contribution to teens in libraries last year!

 


Thursday April 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Magoo's Sports Bar 275 Commercial St. in Salem

8:00pm

OLA President's Party ($25)
The President's Party is an opportunity to unwind, socialize, and get to know some of your colleagues from all over the state.  Come for the conversation, the community, or to start a conga line! Also, if you are so inclined, you have the option of trying something new this year… a few rounds of “speed networking”! This is perfect for those of us here to make new friends, contacts and grow our professional communities.   

Thursday April 20, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Marion Room
 
Friday, April 21
 

7:00am

Oregon Digital Library Consortium (ODLC) Business Meeting
Friday April 21, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

7:00am

Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Breakfast ($25)

Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Breakfast

Start your day off joyfully at 2017 Evelyn Sibley Lampman Award Breakfast! This annual event honors an individual who has contributed greatly to the children of Oregon in library service or children’s literature. Learn about the inspiring achievements of the Lampman Award recipient, mingle with fellow OLA members, and enjoy a delicious catered breakfast at this time-honored event now in its 35th year. Children's Services Division. ​



Friday April 21, 2017 7:00am - 8:30am
Board Room

7:30am

Combined Business Meeting: Reference Round Table and Legal Reference Round Table
Open Meeting 

Friday April 21, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

7:30am

LIRT Business Meeting
Friday April 21, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

7:30am

Technical Services Round Table
Friday April 21, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

8:00am

Intellectual Freedom Committee Business Meeting
Open Meeting

Friday April 21, 2017 8:00am - 8:30am
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

8:00am

8:30am

7 Tips for Designing Top Tech Training Tutorials
Self-paced eLearning tutorials can be a great method to provide technology training to library staff and patrons. Tutorials can be used to provide training on everything from basic technology to ILS implementation. But the key to designing truly effective eLearning lies in the design process. From storyboards to screencasting to successive approximation, this session will share seven tips to help you design highly effective eLearning for your library.

Speakers
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Crystal Schimpf

Founder, Principal Training Consultant, Kixal Training
Crystal is a librarian and a trainer, with a passion for instructional design, training, and technology. As founder of Kixal, she provides innovative, transformative training for libraries on a wide range of topics. She has provided training on projects for the Urban Libraries Council’s... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

8:30am

Camp Read and Big Kids’ Story Club: Amp Up Your Support for Beginning Readers
Libraries routinely support the 0-5 crowd in early literacy development, but we often do less direct literacy-building programming for kids once they graduate into elementary school. How can we continue to nurture kids’ love of stories, build their reading and writing skills, and take a more direct approach to preventing the dreaded “summer slide”? Staff at Multnomah County Library created Camp Read and Big Kids’ Story Club to fill this need, and made the programs portable and customizable for different branches, staff, and outreach sites. Whether a one week summer camp at the library, a weekly hour-long program at an outreach site, or a way to provide the next level of programming for storytime graduates, we’ve culled some great ideas for active games, creative book-related activities, and engaging play. Plus we’ll share ideas for promoting and evaluating our success.

Speakers
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Jeanie Diaz

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Jackie Partch

School Corps Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Jackie Partch works in the School Corps program at Multnomah County Library, doing outreach to K-12 students. She is passionate about beginning reader books, baking, and basket weaving.
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Brianne Williams

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

8:30am

DIY Craftshop: Crafting, Community and Connections
Take your crafting programs to the next level in this hands-on workshop.

Hear success stories about how crafting programs can bring intergenerational groups together, build community, forge new friendships and support life-long learning. Empower library users to explore their individual creativity, build confidence and new skills they can share.

Learn how to assess your DIY Craftshop readiness, avoid crafting pitfalls, choose the best Pinterest-worthy crafts you can actually fit within your budget, market your programs, and create a safe place for patrons to get their fingers sticky. Participants will walk away with a DIY Craftshop program planning toolkit—including a step-by-step worksheet to guide the planning of a customized program for any sized library, crafting instructions and your own finished craft. Prepare to get your craft on!

Speakers
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Jenny Swanson

Supervising Librarian -Public Services, Sherwood Public Library
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Jaime Thoreson

Librarian II Youth Services, Sherwood Public Library
2006 Emporia State University MLS graduate. Passionate about helping kids find their perfect read. Enthusiastic about library programs. Committed to strong customer service.


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

8:30am

Government Libraries and Archives: Let’s Learn How We Can Thrive Together!
Did you know that Oregon library staff and citizens can use some of the services offered by state government libraries and archives? Since we are in the state’s capitol, it is a great opportunity to learn more about some of the more specialized libraries and archives in our community. This session will highlight the services and resources available at the State of Oregon Law Library, the Oregon OSHA Resource Center, the Oregon Department of Transportation Library, the Oregon State Archives, and the Government Information and Library Services Division of the Oregon State Library. Learn how to make good referrals, get reference assistance, and use government library and archives staff to help provide great service to Oregonians.

Speakers
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Cathryn Bowie

State of Oregon Law Library
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Jerry Curry

Reference Librarian, Oregon State Library
I moved to Oregon in 1997 and after a brief stint at Oregon State University monitoring recombinant DNA research, I have worked a reference librarian at the State Library of Oregon. My background is/was science however over time, I have developed a strong interest in law & legislation... Read More →
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Jane Kirby

Oregon OSHA Resource Center
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Layne Sawyer

Oregon State Archives
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Laura Wilt

Librarian, Oregon Department of Transportation Library

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

8:30am

Growing into Management
Suppose your library has a position posted for a branch manager. You take a look at that position and think, “I want to do that job.” Maybe the job is a circulation supervisor, technical services supervisor or collection development manager. One of the best things about being in the library profession is the opportunity to advance into leadership roles and to influence how things get done. Are you ready to take the next step and help a library to thrive?
This session will provide a practical view on how you can build your skills to be ready when the right opportunity opens. Hear from a panel comprising seasoned and mid-level managers as well as those just starting out. At the end of this session you will be have the tools to put a plan in place now for where you want to be in the future.

Speakers
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Susan Bloom

Access Services Coordinator, Jackson County Library Services
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.
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Jerianne Thompson

Library Manager, Tualatin Public Library


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

8:30am

Language, Culture, and Inclusiveness-Serving Our Communities
Helping our communities thrive by providing free opportunities and friendly guidance to people of all ages and backgrounds is a high priority for all types of libraries. In order to meet this goal, Multnomah County Library hires bilingual staff and has built collections of materials to serve people in our community who speak one of the five languages spoken most often in our county: Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian, and Somali. MCL connects immigrant communities to information and resources they need to be successful in the United States, like learning English, building job and technology skills, preparing for citizenship, and attaining educational goals.

This presentation will discuss: the history, mission, and goals of Multnomah County Library We Speak Your Language services; the communities we serve; why these services are so important; examples of programs, events, and outreach; ways staff engage and connect with patrons; and how our efforts support and contribute to a thriving community. MCL staff will share their personal experiences contributing to our communities and helping them thrive. Session attendees will learn about MCL’s strategies for providing language and cultural focused services and receive information and inspiration they can apply to the programs that serve their own local communities.

Speakers
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Laura Bradshaw

Bilingual Spanish Library Assistant -, Fairview, Multnomah County Library
Laura has worked in Multnomah County Library for 10 years, first as a Spanish bilingual Clerk and then as a Library Assistant. She loves reaching out the Latino community wherever the need exists, and she is a passionate early literacy advocate.
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Silvana Santana Gabriell

Bilingual Spanish Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library
Nationalities: Brazilian-American Languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish Background:  Teaching, Web development and Social Media Management for the profit and non-profit sector, Project Management and software management, and Banking. Personal achievements: Recipient of... Read More →
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Deanna Kohn

Library Clerk, Multnomah County Library - Hillsdale
Deanna Kohn is a Library Clerk at the Hillsdale Branch of Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon. She started as a Library Page in 1998 and has worked at MCL for 18 years. Deanna completed her Master of Library Science degree in December, 2015. Deanna is the current OLA SSD... Read More →
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Toan Lam-Sullivan

Chinese Regional Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Toan received his undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from Portland State University and obtained his MLIS at Emporia State University in 2009. He has worked at MCL since 2001 as a Page, bilingual library assistant, youth librarian, and currently Chinese Regional Librarian. He... Read More →
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Suad Mohamed

Bilingual Somali Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library - Capitol Hill
Suad is a Somali Bilingual Library Assistant at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Multnomah County Library where she serves on the Diverse Audiences Committee. She is the first OLA-Leadership Development scholarship recipient. Suad is also a Multnomah County Leadership Academy... Read More →
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Patrick Provant

Library Supervisor, Multnomah County Library - Midland
At an especially good diversity conference, Patrick found this out: even though he he happens to be a straight, cisgender white male, he is not the standard that all others are diverse from. This turned out to be an eye-opener for someone who never imagined that he, too was diverse... Read More →

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Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

8:30am

Oddball Cataloging -- Puppets, Bones and Other Realia: Discoverability for Fun, Practice, Research, Study, or Cultural Experience
Speakers will address cataloging for discovery of three-dimensional objects including circulating puppets, board games, a human bone study collection, plus historical and technological artifacts usually placed in Special Collections. Catalogers will explain how details are added to bibliographic records to enhance discovery by fit of object to patron (number of players, playing time, suggested age, for example for games), whether intended for circulating or preservation objects. The session is useful for librarians or support staff involved in cataloging and collection development decisions for three –dimensional objects, or those with curiosity about accepting realia for collections or enhancing its discovery by library patrons.

Speakers
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PJ Bentley

Collections & Adult Services Supervisor, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
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Jane Cothron

Cataloger, Lincoln County Library District
Member, Technical Services Round Table Steering Team.
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Katie Lockwood

Metadata & Systems Librarian, University of Western States
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Bob Renfro

Cataloging Librarian, Multnomah County Library

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

8:30am

The Horner Exchange: The Last 20 Years of Library Exchange and Looking Forward to the Next 20
Now in its 20th year, the Horner Exchange funds travel for library staff in Oregon and Oregon’s sister province, Fujian , China in order to foster the exchange of professional knowledge about library and information science. The three participants of the 2016 exchange (Richard Sapon-White of Oregon State University, Jian Wang of Portland State University, and Veronica Vichit-Vadakan of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine) spent three weeks exploring Fujian province, meeting with colleagues, sharing their expertise, and learning from the libraries and librarians of Fujian. Since this was a milestone anniversary for the program, they were also joined for part of the exchange by the Oregon State Librarian, MaryKay Dahlgreen, as well as past participants, Amy Lee and Rosalind Wang. In this panel discussion, the exchange delegates will share their experiences in China and reflect on the benefit of international exchange to librarians and their institutions.

Speakers
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Richard Sapon-White

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Oregon State University
Richard Sapon-White is currently Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Oregon State University Libraries, where he has worked for the past 21 years. An active member of both the ALA and the Oregon Library Association International Relations Round Tables, he has been coordinating... Read More →
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Veronica Vichit-Vadakan

Systems Librarian, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Veronica Vichit-Vadakan has been the Systems Librarian at OCOM for 5 years where she oversees the diminutive library's collection of materials on Chinese medicine and philosophy. She also has training in audio-visual archiving and works as the media archivist for the Northwest Film... Read More →
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Jian Wang

Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian, Portland State University Library
Jian Wang has been involved with Horner Exchange Program since 2003, including serving on the IRRT Horner Exchange Committee, hosting Fujian delegates, and serving as an interpreter for over a decade. Jian also serves as Director of Confucius Institute at Portland State University... Read More →

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Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

8:30am

Where do we Stand? Evaluating Library Services with Service Design Heuristics
How well is your service performing? Does it meet current patron and community expectations or is your staff constantly being asked how to use the service? Before embarking on any usability study, your library team needs to know that a problem exists and where to focus their efforts of inquiry. We developed the Library Service Design Heuristics to help you quickly understand, where problems exist. Heuristical analysis is a low-cost method for finding problems that require attention. The Library Service Design Heuristics are general rules of thumb that can be applied towards any library service. This session will detail how heuristical analysis can be used to better understand how well your library services are thriving and which aspects need more in-depth attention.

The Library Service Heuristics builds on the work of the Reed Library User Experience (LUX) group in adapting service design for the library environment. This presentation will introduce the 8 heuristics as well as walk attendees through how to use them in their own library setting.

Speakers
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Annie Downey

Associate College Librarian & Director of Research Services, Reed College Library
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Joe Marquez

Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian, Reed College Library
Joe J. Marquez is the Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian at the Reed College Library. He has presented and written on service design, UX tools, library space assessment, website usability, and marketing of the library. He books include "Library Service Design" and "Getting... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

10:00am

Exhibits Break
Chat with vendorsand enjoy light refreshments. 

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Gallery and Willamette Foyer (Exhibits Areas)

10:00am

Poster Sessions
Collaborative Communication: Working Together & Growing an Institutional Repository
Amy Coughenour, Distance Education & Reference Librarian, Concordia University – Portland

STEAM Storytime
Claire Ribaud, Library Assistant, Eugene Public Library

Thriving Together: Student Worker Literacies in Special and Digital Collections
Erin Passehl-Stoddart, Head, Special Collections and Archives, University of Idaho

All About Answerland
Joanna Milner, Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library

Sensory Accommodation Kits at Multnomah County Library
Karen McElravy, Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library

Portland Emerging Archivists
Lacey Legel, Multnomah County Library & Mathew Brock, Library & Historical Collections Manager for the Mazamas

Think Global to Thrive Together
Linda Campillo, Wilson High School Teacher-Librarian, OLA/OASL

Wordless Books: Use Your Words
Lisa Taylor, Graduate Student, Emporia State University

Virtual Reality in the Library
LuCinda Gustavson, Teen Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library

Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Second Floor Hallway

11:00am

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers
Librarians working with the public need to be aware of issues surrounding genetics, and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. Precision medicine, pharmacogenomics, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing are a few of the topics emerging at the intersection between health and genetics, and consumers need access to information about these and other related topics in a manner that is understandable. This class will cover some basics, such as how to locate information on basic genetics terms, conditions with a genetic component, and genetic testing; as well as a brief introduction to precision medicine. We will also discuss the importance of genomic health literacy and ethical considerations, and present a variety of free reliable health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and other government agencies. These resources will be of value to a variety of libraries who serve the public, health professionals, as well as high school students.

Speakers
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Carolyn Martin

Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR)
The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Aloha--Bringing a New Library into a Consortium
In 2012, Aloha Community Library opened an independent non-profit library. In 2016, Aloha joined the WCCLS Cooperative. Aloha's existing catalog of approximately 16,000 records needed to be absorbed into the WCCLS cooperative catalog of over 600,000 bibliographic with over a million item records. Staff and volunteers from both Aloha Library and WCCLS’s Automation department, along with project managers at Innovative Interfaces, worked to prep the catalog data and migrate it. This presentation will cover the steps taken to clean-up the catalog data before and after the migration as well as the process of bringing catalog records into a larger catalog with minimal downtime. Particular attention will be paid to the clean-up steps and problem areas, as those will be relevant to any library wanting to do catalog clean-up, not just those anticipating system migration or other data conversion projects.

Speakers
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Jesse Castellanos

Librarian, Aloha Community Library
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Amy Mihelich

Cataloging Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
I've been a librarian since 2003, a cataloger since 2007. I used to catalog picture books and graphic novels, now I help with migrating bibliographic data (among many other things). My favorite books are Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak and Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kes... Read More →

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Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Better Meetings
Avoid death by meetings! Don't waste your time or others’ patience; hold the right meetings, at the right length, with the right people. Learn some basic meeting guidelines, how to calculate the cost of meetings and how to reconfigure your meeting schedules. Attendees will have the chance to review their own meeting schedules and consider how to become more efficient. Whether a meeting planner or attendee, walk away with concrete action steps for improving meetings in your library!

Speakers
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Stephanie Chase

Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Stephanie Chase is Director of the Hillsboro (OR) Public Library. Prior to Hillsboro, Stephanie coordinated service strategies to libraries for BiblioCommons and was the Director of Library Programs and Services for The Seattle Public Library. Stephanie is the founder of the Green... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Communicating Across Curriculums: Preparing HS Students for College Research
High School and college librarians are collaborating on information literacy instruction to support student success. Salem-Keizer High School Teacher/Librarians and Chemeketa Community College Librarians used a district inservice day to share instruction, work on K-12 to college alignment, and to articulate research expectations in High School and college classes. We share students, we advocate for each other, our work is complex, and we are committed; this is not a short-term relationship! We'll talk about what we've learned and how we've used our experience so far, and about our next steps. Attendees will gain insight and practical tips for creating similar professional development communities, and will hear ideas for capitalizing on existing communities in other districts. We are happy to provide access to our instructional materials.  

Speakers
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Debra Barnes

Teacher/Librarian, McKay High School
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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
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Michele Burke

Librarian, Chemeketa Community College
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Debra Grant

Teacher/Librarian, North Salem High School
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Lisa Hardey

Teacher/Librarian, Sprague High School
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Jeanne Woodley

Teacher/Librarian, McNary High School


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Speed Networking
A crucial part of thriving together is connecting to others. The OLA annual conference provides a venue by bringing library staff throughout the state together in one place. New Member Round Table aims to advance the overall professional development of 21st century librarians, library staff, and information professionals. The speed networking program will bring these ideas together by helping library staff come together and encouraging collaboration among colleagues.

The speed networking program is simple yet effective. Participants turn to the person next to them and spend five minutes talking about who they are, where they live, and their professional interests. The exchange of contact information is highly encouraged. After five minutes, one person moves to a new seat and the networking continues with a new partner. At the end of one hour, each person will have met ten new people. Whether the connection will be short-term, such as someone to sit with during lunch, or long-term, such as someone to help brainstorm library programs, the speed networking program will help everyone involved to thrive together.

Speakers
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Bethany Grabow

Youth Services Reference Assistant, Beaverton City Library
Bethany worked in public libraries in Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota before moving to Oregon and finding a position with the Beaverton City Library. She is currently the chair of the New Member Round Table. She enjoys reading, cooking, exploring the city, and spending time with... Read More →

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Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Stark Raving OYAN: Book Raves and Graphic Raves Revealed - Part 1
OYAN representatives will fill readers' advisory arsenals with a dazzling array of young adult fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel selections highlighted in a series of snappy book talks. Attendees will also get their hands on copies of the hot-off-the-press 2017 Book Rave list and the 2016 OYAN Graphic Rave. Ravers will also reveal a super-secret list of "Ravers Choice" recommendations.

Speakers
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Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.
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Traci Glass

Teen Services Librarian, Eugene Public Library
Traci Glass is the Teen Librarian for the Eugene Public Library system in Eugene, Oregon. She loves realistic fiction, comics and horror movies. and comics. and Batman. Find her on Twitter: @grablit
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →

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Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

Thriving on a Dime Part 1 - Marketing & More
While absolutely nothing is free, we’re about to show you how your library – any size, any type – can create enticing, artistic displays and marketing campaigns on a shoestring budget. In fact, we bet we can work shoestrings into a stellar book display! Participants will leave with concrete examples and step by step instructions for project implementation as well as an extensive resource list. Beyond this, participants will learn how to think about their existing resources and tools differently, finding new life in items already in their libraries, closets, and garages. This way of thinking can apply to any library, regardless of size, location, and budget. We don’t offer one answer for one problem; we encourage creative thinking when approaching your unique situation. Small group brainstorming and sharing will follow a formal presentation. The group-generated ideas will be documented and shared after the session. While no project is without its price tag, we will show you how to reinvigorate your library’s presence, engage your students and patrons, and “Thrive on a Dime”.

Speakers
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Kristen Curé

Latino Liaison & Adult Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Kristen is a former ALA Emerging Leader and spent her Peace Corps time in Nicaragua. She is a marketing wizard, bilingual storytime extraordinaire, and gardening enthusiast.
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Taylor Worley

Youth Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Taylor is an avid gamer with an artistic bent who loves making her library beautiful. She has two adorable dogs, Ollivander and Gregorovitch, and an unhealthy relationship with yarn.


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

11:00am

What’s Your Comfort Zone? Engaging Communities to Create and Define the Library Spaces They Need.
We strive to create many different types of spaces in our libraries, for a variety of uses. We generally excel at labeling spaces in ways that make sense to library staff - by collection, patron type, functional use and other such staff-side designations.

What we don’t typically do well is describe library spaces to users in the terms that matter most to them. “Will I be comfortable reading quietly at a time where I’m feeling a lot of personal stress?” “Can I hangout with classmates and do homework?” “Will people seem irritated with me if I talk on my phone and use a computer at the same time?”

Join two community college librarians to learn how defining spaces can reduce time spent policing behavior and monitoring noise, while increasing community dialogue engagement. In this session we’ll outline a process for identifying your community’s space needs and developing guiding principles or values for space usage. We will also describe the development process to “zone” four campus libraries and implement a communication campaign to describe library spaces to the community. Evaluation and feedback from library staff and students, along with lessons learned, will be shared.

Speakers
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Allie Flanary

Librarian, Faculty Department Chair, Portland Community College
A self-described perpetual curiosity machine, Allie has been an invited speaker on topics ranging from the future of the Integrated Library System to perceptions of librarian fashion and style. She tweets and blogs about curiosity, tacos, social justice, and roller derby via @shi... Read More →
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Sara Robertson

Librarian, Portland Community College



Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

11:40am

11:50am

Blended Families - Supporting Resource Sharing in a Multi-ILS Cooperative
In Fall 2016 Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service implemented Relais' D2D (Discovery-to-Delivery) product to promote mutual discovery and resource sharing between CCRLS and Chemeketa Community College Library, which had migrated to a different ILS. Our goals in doing so were: 1) Re-establish & support reciprocity among the libraries; 2) Automate discovery & requesting between systems; 3) Provide a basis for extended ILL opportunities. This presentation will highlight basic setup activities, requisite workflows, challenges encountered, approach to staff training, development possibilities & experience with the product to-date.

Speakers
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Shannon Eagles

Technology Services Coordinator, Chemeketa Community College Library
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John Goodyear

Director, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service
Formerly of New Albany Floyd County Public Library, Mesa Public Library, Pima Community College, and Multnomah County Library, John has been director with CCRLS since 2009.
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Doug Yancey

Web Services Librarian, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

11:50am

A Year in the Life: Student Use of Academic Support Across Multiple Departments
Patrons rarely see the various departments in any organization. They only see the people who are helping them. Likewise, each department in the organization tends to focus on their services in isolation, paying minimal attention to what others are doing. The CLASS Project team hopes to break down those barriers by bringing together members from three Reed College departments that offer academic support resources: Computing and Information Services, Library, and Academic Support Services. The CLASS Project has two goals: 1) to educate students about the resources available to them at Reed, and 2) to better understand how students use various academic support resources over two semesters. By studying resource usage, the team can learn how and when students access academic support services. The key to the project’s success is multi-departmental collaboration to investigate student life and resource usage, which will provide a more holistic picture of student needs and expectations. The resulting data will help these departments better align Reed’s academic services with student needs, the curriculum, and one another.

This presentation will highlight the methods employed by the team to better understand resource usage. Presenters will also share insights on what makes for a successful cross departmental team.

Speakers
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David Gruber

Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Support, Reed College
David Gruber is the Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Support at Reed College. He provides individualized academic coaching to Reed undergraduates and supervises the peer tutoring program at the College. He has a PhD in English from the University of Denver.
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Trina Marmarelli

Director, Instructional Technology Services, Reed College
Trina Marmarelli is director of instructional technology services at Reed College. Her team supports faculty and students in selecting and using digital tools and methods for teaching, learning, and research. During her time at Reed, Trina has been involved in projects ranging from... Read More →
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Joe Marquez

Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian, Reed College Library
Joe J. Marquez is the Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian at the Reed College Library. He has presented and written on service design, UX tools, library space assessment, website usability, and marketing of the library. He books include "Library Service Design" and "Getting... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

11:50am

Open Oregon Digital: Building Digital Collections with Linked Data
Oregon Digital, a communal pool of 31 digital collections contributed by the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, migrated from a shared instance of CONTENTdm to Hydra in 2014-2015. The migration of content from one system to another gave librarians and staff an unprecedented opportunity to do massive data clean up and normalize metadata schema into a unified cross-institutional set of fields for all digital collections. Linked Open Data (LOD), a key component for building the Semantic Web, was also incorporated into the metadata scheme and all descriptive records, allowing our data to be harvested and reused by systems outside of Oregon Digital. Fields and vocabularies not contained within existing LOD datasets were published in a new open source triple store, Opaquenamespace.org. Looking forward, the Oregon Digital team continues to make significant contributions to the development of the Hydra Project and is working to include our content in the Digital Public Library of America. Attendees will learn about how two libraries worked together to transform legacy practices and build digital collections for the Semantic Web.

Speakers
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Sarah Seymore

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon
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Julia Simic

Assistant Head of Digital Scholarship Services, University of Oregon

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Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

11:50am

School and Public Library Partnerships Help Communities Thrive
Greater Albany Public Schools and the Albany Public Library launched a partnership this school year to make sure that every GAPS student has a library card. As of Fall 2016, every student enrolled in Greater Albany Public Schools and attending a brick-and-mortar school has been able to use their GAPS student identification card as their public library card. Albany Public Library director Ed Gallagher and West Albany High School librarian Jean Gritter will discuss the specifics of this single-card program, the process they went through to get it off the ground, and the various hurdles they had to overcome along the way.

Speakers
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Ed Gallagher

Library Director, Albany Public Library
Ed Gallagher has worked at the Albany Public Library since 1999, the past 13 of those years as Director. Before that he was a part-time librarian at Boston College, in his home state. He has a BA from Gordon College, an MA in Islamic Studies from Hartford Seminary, and the best of... Read More →
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Jean

Teacher-Librarian, West Albany High School
Jean Gritter has worked for Greater Albany Public Schools since 2004. Before becoming the librarian at West Albany High School, she taught English in Albany and in the Portland area, mostly at the high school level. She has Master's degrees in Literature and in Education, with endorsements... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

11:50am

Stark Raving OYAN: Book Raves and Graphic Raves Revealed - Part 2
OYAN representatives will fill readers' advisory arsenals with a dazzling array of young adult fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel selections highlighted in a series of snappy book talks. Attendees will also get their hands on copies of the hot-off-the-press 2017 Book Rave list and the 2016 OYAN Graphic Rave. Ravers will also reveal a super-secret list of "Ravers Choice" recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Ian Duncanson

Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.
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Traci Glass

Teen Services Librarian, Eugene Public Library
Traci Glass is the Teen Librarian for the Eugene Public Library system in Eugene, Oregon. She loves realistic fiction, comics and horror movies. and comics. and Batman. Find her on Twitter: @grablit
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →

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Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

11:50am

The Wizard Behind the Curtain: Technical Services Demystified
In keeping with this year’s theme “Thriving Together” this session is an all-inclusive description of Technical Services in a nutshell. This session is geared toward all members of the library community that ask themselves “what do they do back there?” This includes Library Administrators, Donors, Board Members, Paraprofessionals, and front of house staff members. I will cover standard Technical Services functional areas such as cataloging, acquisitions, collection development and serials as well as define buzz words that may not be clear to those outside of the Technical Services department. Additionally, this session explains why Technical Services is important to libraries, how we serve our community and patrons from behind the scenes and where Technical Services is headed with future developments. The hope of this session is to give the audience a clear understanding of how Technical Services functions, how the department supports the missions of libraries and remove the uncertainty that exists regarding back of the house operations.

Speakers
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Emily O'Neal

Technical Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Emily recently became the Technical Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Bend in late April of 2016 from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was the Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian for Bud Werner Memorial Library... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

11:50am

Thriving on a Dime Part 2 - Displays & Visual Appeal
While absolutely nothing is free, we’re about to show you how your library – any size, any type – can create enticing, artistic displays and marketing campaigns on a shoestring budget. In fact, we bet we can work shoestrings into a stellar book display! Participants will leave with concrete examples and step by step instructions for project implementation as well as an extensive resource list. Beyond this, participants will learn how to think about their existing resources and tools differently, finding new life in items already in their libraries, closets, and garages. This way of thinking can apply to any library, regardless of size, location, and budget. We don’t offer one answer for one problem; we encourage creative thinking when approaching your unique situation. Small group brainstorming and sharing will follow a formal presentation. The group-generated ideas will be documented and shared after the session. While no project is without its price tag, we will show you how to reinvigorate your library’s presence, engage your students and patrons, and “Thrive on a Dime”.

Speakers
KC

Kristen Curé

Latino Liaison & Adult Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Kristen is a former ALA Emerging Leader and spent her Peace Corps time in Nicaragua. She is a marketing wizard, bilingual storytime extraordinaire, and gardening enthusiast.
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Taylor Worley

Youth Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Taylor is an avid gamer with an artistic bent who loves making her library beautiful. She has two adorable dogs, Ollivander and Gregorovitch, and an unhealthy relationship with yarn.


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

11:50am

Virtual Presentation Skills: Creating Engagement Online
What makes a great virtual presentation? Presenting online can be a completely different experience than presenting in person. Without audio or visual cues, it can feel like you are presenting to an empty room. But webinars do not have to be one-way information delivery channels. Come to this session to learn tips for engaging your audience, preparing effective slides, and developing a personal communication style.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Schimpf

Crystal Schimpf

Founder, Principal Training Consultant, Kixal Training
Crystal is a librarian and a trainer, with a passion for instructional design, training, and technology. As founder of Kixal, she provides innovative, transformative training for libraries on a wide range of topics. She has provided training on projects for the Urban Libraries Council’s... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

11:50am

You Can’t Do It Alone. How Oregon Libraries have Established Partnerships to Improve Technology access for their communities.
The Edge Initiative just wrapped up its first year in Oregon and the results are in! Oregon libraries have been busy this past year forging strong partnerships with schools and other community organizations and expanding technology services to benefit the entire community. For the Baker County Library District (BCLD), one of the strongest outcomes from using Edge was establishing partnerships with their local high school, middle school, and a technical institute. The partnership with the high school and technical institute resulted in a program for lending tablets and iPads to students both within and outside of the classroom and the creation of a makerspace in the library.

Come hear more about how Oregon libraries used Edge for greater outreach and collaboration with community partners engaged in education, workforce development, health and wellness, and eGovernment or legal purposes. This session will include the steps the libraries took to establish the partnerships and the outcomes achieved through these collaborations so that you too you can use the Edge Toolkit in the coming year to establish partnerships and thrive together!

Speakers
avatar for Lourdes Aceves

Lourdes Aceves

Senior Program Manager, Urban Libraries Council
Lourdes is the Senior Program Manager for Edge. She manages the Edge State Library Program, working closely with state library partners to secure broad adoption across their states. Lourdes supports and builds ULC and Edge's national presence and value at national, state, and regional... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

12:30pm

Awards Lunch & OYAN Raffle Big Winners

Friday April 21, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Willamette Ball Room Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Failures, Flops, and F*ck-ups: What We Did and What We Learned
At most conferences, presented programs are about success and pats on the back for job well done. We want to look at the other side of reality: the flops. Every library has had amazing programs as well as the occasional failure. We want to share our mistakes with others, what we learned from them, and how we moved on. Our goal is to help others learn the easy way, rather than the very public way we learned.

Speakers
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Yeli Boots

Children's Services Assistant, Hood River County Library
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Margaret Harmon-Myers

Branch Lead Worker and Chair of OLA SSD, Eugene Public Library
Support Staff Division, Teaching, Reference, Reader's Advisory, Genealogy, Movies, Books, Dogs and Cats.
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Cheryl Hill

Adult Services Librarian.West Linn Library
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Aimee Meuchel

Teen Services Librarian, Tualatin Public Library
I enjoy cats, reading, and the occasional glass of wine (especially after a flop). I'm past chair of OYAN.
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Kate Schwab

Librarian, Central Library Information Services, Multnomah County Library
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Lauren Simon

Community Librarian | Bibliotecaria Comunitaria Tualatin Public Library | Biblioteca Pública de Tualatin... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Kindergarten Readiness: A Culturally Appropriate Spanish Program
Ready for kindergarten (Listos para el kínder): A culturally responsive program

Listos para el kínder (Listos) is a 12-week kindergarten readiness program that provides Spanish-speaking parents and their children 3-5 with culturally responsive training and activities designed to help parents prepare their preschoolers for a successful start in kindergarten. 

 

Participants will:

-   Learn about Listos through selected activities from the curriculum's program.

-  The findings resulting from the year one evaluation of the Listos program including teacher's comments on children's school performance.

-  Review ideas on how the Latino community is engaged to participate in Listos.




Speakers
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Delia M. Palomeque M.

Program Coordinator, Multnomah County Library
Delia Palomeque coordinates Listos para el kínder (Ready for kindergarten) program. Currently, she is working on the Outcomes Based Evaluation of the program with external evaluators from Education Northwest.



Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

MarcEdit and Vendor Records - Thriving Together!
Have you ever wanted to update a full file of catalog records at one time? Sick of making the same change to a number of records one at a time? Do you wish there was a quicker, better way? You are in luck! Libraries of all types load vendor records into their catalogs. Using the free software program MarcEdit catalogers can preview and edit records from a variety of vendors before loading them into their catalogs. This helps ensure the best results for library patrons. New to MarcEdit? This session provides an introduction -- how to open a MARC record, how to create a task, how to save your edits -- and offers specific examples of MarcEdit features used to get vendor records in shape for loading. Examples will include records from vendors such as OverDrive, Lynda.com, LearningExpress, as well as Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Speakers
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Amy Mihelich

Cataloging Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
I've been a librarian since 2003, a cataloger since 2007. I used to catalog picture books and graphic novels, now I help with migrating bibliographic data (among many other things). My favorite books are Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak and Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kes... Read More →
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Emily O'Neal

Technical Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Emily recently became the Technical Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Bend in late April of 2016 from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was the Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian for Bud Werner Memorial Library... Read More →
avatar for Jean Peick

Jean Peick

Technical Services & Reports Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Partnering for Student Success: An Open Educational Resource Collaboration Project
Through the collaborative efforts of Lane Community College faculty and librarians, along with support from Open Oregon, we developed an Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook for non-traditional students transitioning into college. During this session, we will discuss our process for getting the project started and how the OER was created. Session participants will also have an opportunity to interact with our free, open source, online textbook, which is designed to engage individuals to see themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives. Topics from the book include: choosing a college to attend, understanding the evolution of becoming a college student, the differences between high school and college expectations, the language of college, college expenses beyond tuition, navigating college websites, scholarship preparation activities, and more. After our session, participants will leave with ideas on how to partner with campus colleagues to successfully adapt, adopt, or create an OER.

Speakers
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Claire Dannenbaum

Reference and Instruction Librarian at Lane Community College and was the Library Coordinator for OER (until December 2016)
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Amy Hofer

OER coordinator for Oregon's 17 community colleges. She manages the Open Oregon Educational Resources grant program that helped fund Alise's textbook creation project.
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Alise Lamoreaux

Faculty, Lane Community College
Alise Lamoreaux is a faculty member within the Adult Basic & Secondary Education department at Lane Community College and OER advocate.
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Lori Wamsley

Library Director, Lane Community College
Lori Wamsley is currently the library director at Lane Community College. She is also part of the national faculty for Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management, Oregon Distance Program.


Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Plays Well With Others: Thriving Together One Tune at a Time
In 2016, Salem Public Library initiated a ukulele lending program. In addition to lending instruments, the Library hosts a monthly ukulele jam session that has become one of the its most popular programs, frequently attracting more than 60 musicians of all ages. The program would not have launched had it not been for a group of musicians, the Ukulele Fans of Oregon (aka UFOs), whose mission it is to make ukuleles available throughout Oregon. They even got Governor Kate Brown on board when they convinced her to proclaim May 15 “Play Your Ukulele Day”.

This session will provide information on how libraries can build their own programs. In addition, Doneille Chomiak and Laurie Linn of the UFOs will lead participants in a demonstration of their popular program. They will show how the fun and ease of playing the ukulele and singing together develops community. In a program where musical experience and ability isn’t a prerequisite to having fun, it is easy to engage people of all ages. Ukuleles will be provided.

Speakers
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Doneille Chomiak

Ukulele Fans of Oregon
Director of the Ukulele Fans of Oregon, Doneille has built a library based community outreach music program that welcomes everyone. Her enthusiasm and know-how for developing successful community programs has led to ukulele music and lending programs in 3 public libraries with more... Read More →
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Laurie Linn

Ukulele Fans of Oregon
As the Musical Director of the Ukulele Fans of Oregon, Laurie has 25 years’ experience teaching and directing instrumental and vocal groups of all sizes. As a performer and recording artist she knows her way around a song. With energy and humor Laurie has everyone and anyone playing... Read More →
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Ann Scheppke

Adult Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Ann has worked at Salem Public Library for over 30 years. During that time, she has performed a variety of duties, including adult programming, reference services, and riding shotgun on the bookmobile.


Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Board Room

2:00pm

Reading into the Future: Tips and Tools for Staying on Top of the Book World
It’s a big book world, and someone’s gotta read it. Keeping up with the burgeoning world of publishing and popular culture can appear daunting, but it can be done! Be the first to know (instead of the last to hear) about reading trends and hot new titles. Join a panel of experts who will share practical techniques and invaluable resources to help you keep up with the current literary scene. Learn strategies to maximize your reading time, stay ahead of your patrons, and position yourself as a crucial literary resource in your library community.

Speakers
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Stephanie Chase

Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Stephanie Chase is Director of the Hillsboro (OR) Public Library. Prior to Hillsboro, Stephanie coordinated service strategies to libraries for BiblioCommons and was the Director of Library Programs and Services for The Seattle Public Library. Stephanie is the founder of the Green... Read More →
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Heather A McCormack

VP of Publisher Relations and Collection Development, bibliotheca cloudLibrary
The former Book Review Editor of Library Journal, Heather McCormack has been overseeing publisher relations and collection development for cloudLibrary since 2012, first at 3M Corp. and more recently at bibliotheca. Since 1998, she has worked in the worlds of public libraries and... Read More →
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David Wright

Readers Services Librarian, Seattle Public Library
I'm a reader services librarian with the Seattle Public Library, working out of our system's landmark Central Branch. I lead our library's popular Your Next Five Books online reader's advisory service, organize our Booktoberfest programming in bars, and for several years I have presented... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Sprouting, Growing, Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Recruitment and Flourish in a Library Career
Are you on the cusp of breaking into the world of libraries, searching for your first job? Are you interested in growing your career, but have struggled with confusing interview processes? Are you a hiring manager, challenged in running a successful recruitment process within the boundaries of organizational structure and mandates? If so, join our panel of five library professionals who have broad experience with recruitment in public and academic libraries as they provide practical guidance about: common topics in library interviews; content, form and delivery of good interview questions and responses; interview expectations for internal and external candidates, especially within the public sphere; and the role of professional engagement and development in growing your career. Join us as we discuss tips and strategies for turning the recruitment process into a first step in a thriving career within Oregon's libraries.

Speakers
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Xan Arch

Dean, Clark Library, University of Portland
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Paul Lightcap

Technical Services Librarian, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service (CCRLS)
An indefatigable veteran of academic and public libraries, Paul lives for professional development, building more responsive and responsible organizations, and modeling library business and descriptive practices that could serve as a basis for sharing and openness.
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Danny Smith

Deputy City Librarian, Salem Public Library
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Julie Sowles

City Librarian, Salem Public Library
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Tina Williams

Human Resources Manager, Deschutes Public Library


Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

Stats & Stories: Thriving Together
Public libraries have been using the same boring statistics for centuries. Get past counting the widgets and tell the REAL STORY of your library and the difference it makes in your community by using Project Outcome.

Project Outcome is a free online tool from PLA to help you understand and share the true impact of your services and programs with simple survey instruments and an easy-to-use process to measure and analyze outcomes. Learn how investing in outcomes measurement helps you evaluate and improve programs, apply for grants, report to boards, inform voters, and monitor strategic plan progress.

Project Outcomes gives you surveys to gather qualitative data, and the open-ended questions help you to tie the measurement into why you’re offering the program in the first place. Hear success stories from libraries who have used Project Outcome to answer the question “So what?” about programs and services, and hear how libraries have overcome implementation challenges.

Collect meaningful stories that help show the full picture of your library’s impact. Find survey tools for digital learning, early childhood literacy, economic development, lifelong learning, job skills, and summer reading.

Speakers
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Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library
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Jerianne Thompson

Library Manager, Tualatin Public Library

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm

The Critical Library Manager
Oregon libraries work to meet the information needs of our communities, a mission that is dependent on teamwork. Library managers are tasked with leading, supporting and developing the teams that serve our communities. Social justice and critical theory are frameworks that are often discussed within library practice, but are only starting to be applied to library management practice. The more we discuss social justice, the more apparent it is that inclusion and equity are essential aspects of library management. This program will open with a brief presentation discussing the overlap between critical theory and library management, then we will open the discussion up to our panel. We will leave plenty of time for audience questions and wider discussion. The intended outcome for the panel discussion is to foster a robust discussion of how the incorporation of critical theory and social justice frameworks can improve our approaches to management and our service to our communities. The goal we are setting is for audience members to think critically about their own management practice and consider ways of improving equity and in their own organizations.

Speakers
avatar for Candise Branum

Candise Branum

Director of Library Services, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Candise Branum, MLS is the Director of Library Services at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. In addition to managing a small academic library, she is a member of the OCOM Faculty and teaches information literacy to masters and doctoral students. Candise is currently a board... Read More →
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Molly Gunderson

Access Services Manager, Portland State University
Molly Gunderson is the Access Services Manager at the Portland State University Library. She graduated with an MPA from Portland State University in 2010 and received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2015. Molly currently serves as the Discovery and User Experience team... Read More →
avatar for J. Turner Masland

J. Turner Masland

Access Services Assistant Manager, Portland State University
J. Turner Masland is the Access Services Assistant Manager for Portland State University’s Millar Library in Portland, Oregon. He manages the department’s student workforce and well as the resource sharing unit. He is a member of the ALA Committee on Legislation sits on the Subcommittee... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

4:00pm

Reception before Author Event
Snakcs & Socializing 

Friday April 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salem Public Library

5:00pm

Maggie Stiefvater - Author Event & Book SIgning

NYT Bestselling author and Printz Award honoree Maggie Stiefvater talks about what an average work day looks like (featuring Internet shenanigans, goats, vomit, and fire), followed by a book signing. Readers may bring books from home or purchase them on-site.

 



Friday April 21, 2017 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library
 
Saturday, April 22
 

8:00am

8:30am

Opening Session - Welcome
What better way to begin the day than with a story?  Heather McNeil will tell a tale that encourages laughter, participation, and empathy, as well as a reminder about what is important during difficult times when we are searching for the truth.

Speakers
avatar for Heather McNeil

Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

9:30am

Creative Construction: Inspiring Thinking Skills with Open-ended, Project-based Programming for All Ages
Seeking new ideas about craft programs? Looking for ways to creatively extend curriculum? On a tight budget? This session will share examples of programs where kids explore materials and construct projects of their own design. Then participants will have a chance to brainstorm and create together.
When offered a seed of an idea rather than a set outcome, young planners and builders can expand their natural curiosity while developing creative thinking skills. Simple design suggestions (Build a Robot! Construct a Town!) combined with easy-to-collect supplies are the basis for these program possibilities. Open-ended projects encourage the complex thinking and problem solving central to STEM education, and can be modified to meet the needs of all ages.
What can you do with a cardboard box?

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bell

Amber Bell

Youth Services Supervisor, Tigard Public Library
Amber Bell has supported children creating art projects in many contexts. For the past five years, she has worked in Youth Services at the Tigard Public Library. She enjoys a good design challenge, and finds satisfaction in creative problem-solving.


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Anderson Room A Salem Public Library

9:30am

Information Literacy: Reaching Across the Academic Divide
In this panel presentation school and academic librarians will discuss their work preparing students to be information literate. Building on the work initiated by the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO), the panel will provide an overview of the current Oregon School Library Standards and AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and how they are applied in K-12 schools. They will also review the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and effective strategies for implementation. In addition, school library media specialists will learn the level of information literacy skills and understanding that students need to be successful in their college or university studies. Panelists will address practical applications and challenges of teaching information literacy at all levels. This panel will open a conversation to encourage collaboration on the requirements and curricula essential to student success.

Moderators
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Elaine Hirsch

OLA Vice President/President-electAssociate Director of Watzek Library, Lewis & Clark College

Speakers
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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
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Pam Kessinger

Library Faculty at PCC
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Kelly McElroy

Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian Oregon State University Libraries and Press
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Julie Morris

Media Specialist/ Librarian, Benson Polytechnic High School

Sponsors

Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Anderson Room B Salem Public Library

9:30am

“The Power of Myth” with Author, Maggie Stiefvater

NYT Bestselling author and Print Award honoree Maggie Stiefvater discusses the way mythology makes stories more universal.



Speakers
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

I am Maggie Stiefvater. I write books. Some are about dead Welsh kings. Some are about werewolf nookie. Some are about neither.I have been a wedding musician, a technical editor, a portrait artist, and, for several fraught weeks, a waitress. I play several musical instruments (most... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

11:00am

Break
Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Loucks Auditorium Lobby

11:00am

Storytelling Quick Tips -Thunder Talk (During the Break)

Storytelling is an ancient art that combines imagination, personal creative interpretation and story.  Storytelling helps us bridge gaps and learn important lessons from others.  Heather McNeil, a third generation award-winning storyteller, will share quick tips on finding, researching, learning and telling stories so you can begin your own journey toward sharing the power of story. 


Speakers
avatar for Heather McNeil

Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather supervises Youth, Outreach, Senior and Latino Services for Deschutes Public Library. She served on the 2005 Newbery Committee and 2013 Wilder Committee, and is currently on the 2018 Caldecott Committee. She was OLA's 2014 Librarian of the Year.She is an award-winning third... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

11:30am

Data-driven Thriving: Using Info You Already Collect to Improve and Advocate for Your Library
From large cities to rural towns and from universities to elementary schools, libraries have been central to communities thriving. Alas, sometimes decision-makers don’t see a library’s worth, so they can be threatened by policy change and budget cuts. Fortunately, libraries already collect a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data that not only show our impact but also allow us to improve upon our services. This panel, including librarians from state, academic, public, and school libraries, will discuss how you can use data to demonstrate your library’s value to administrators and lawmakers. Panelists also will discuss how some simple data analysis can help you determine strategies and directions to better serve your patrons.

Speakers
avatar for MaryKay Dahlgreen

MaryKay Dahlgreen

State Librarian, Oregon State Library
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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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M. Brooke Robertshaw

Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University
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Robin Rolfe

Library/Media Specialist, James John Elementary
I have been a Library/ Media Specialist since the dinosaurs roamed the earth (better fact check that). Before being an LMS and while being an LMS I taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and Title I reading. I have the honor of representing OASL as the Immediate Past President for 2016... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:10pm
Anderson Room B Salem Public Library

11:30am

Oregon Reader's Choice Awards: 2017 Winners and 2018 Nominations
The 2017 ORCA winners will be announced, as will the lists of the 2018 nominees. Booktalks, book trailers, book club discussion guides, and additional resources will help you become familiar with the titles so you can promote them to the students at your libraries and schools. As a group, we will all share how we've highlighted ORCA at our respective libraries and schools, as well as how OBOB and ORCA can overlap. A physical copy of each title will be available for your perusal, as well as bookmarks of the 2018 lists.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hetrick

Melanie Hetrick

Children's Librarian, Tillamook County Library
I’m a children’s librarian who crafts and reads in her spare time.
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Kiva Liljequist

Library Media Specialist, Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland Public Schools
Kiva is a librarian in a K-12 alternative school in PPS. She is the 2016-2018 chair of ORCA and a total ORCA fangirl. She loves to run and read, but has learned it’s not best to combine them.
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MacKenzie Ross

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
I’ve worked with rural and urban libraries in Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Oregon since 2010. I light up when kids, teens, and their adults ask me what books they should read next, and I love offering kids and teens opportunities to tinker with new tech toys and engineering chall... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:10pm
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

11:30am

Thriving on a Dime II:Creative Displays for your Library Collection
Need to jazz up your library? Frustrated with old displays? Don’t know how to market the collection to your students? We can help! In this session we’ll provide both design philosophy and tangible examples of school-library friendly marketing and displays. Even if you don’t have access to more than a black and white printer/copier and a few outdated encyclopedias, we’ll show you how to create beautiful displays. Lucky enough to make color copies? We’ll show you how to take it up a notch! Be brave and dig into those closets to find clever and attractive uses for items in hibernation.  Participants will walk away with examples, resources, and templates for making their own signage, book lists, and more. We want your collection to shine!

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Worley

Taylor Worley

Youth Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Taylor is an avid gamer with an artistic bent who loves making her library beautiful. She has two adorable dogs, Ollivander and Gregorovitch, and an unhealthy relationship with yarn.


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:10pm
Anderson Room A Salem Public Library

12:10pm

Break to Change Rooms
Saturday April 22, 2017 12:10pm - 12:20pm
TBA

12:20pm

Dewey Basics : a Quick Tour of DDC
Need an introduction to Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) or a refresher on the basics? This presentation will help prepare attendees for using DDC, especially in school and small public libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Renfro

Bob Renfro

Cataloging Librarian, Multnomah County Library

Sponsors

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Anderson Room A Salem Public Library

12:20pm

It Takes Two
School and public libraries provide service to the same students, share similar program goals, and often have overlapping resources.

Collaboration between the public library and the school library is an effective means for bettering programs and can often result in improved access for students and increased awareness of the range of resources and services available.

This session will provide concrete examples from a successful public/school library collaboration including communication tools, strategies for dealing with partnership roadblocks, joint programming, and learning how to thrive together.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Battle

Paige Battle

Librarian, Grant High School
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Danielle Jones

Teen and Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Danielle Jones is a youth and teen librarian at the Hollywood Library of Multnomah County Library.

Sponsors

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

12:20pm

Speaking Up Together for School Libraries
We are tired of wringing our collective hands over the plight of Oregon’s school libraries. We have passed state legislation requiring districts to plan for quality library programs. We have worked with the Oregon Department of Education to incorporate priority indicators into districts’ continuous improvement plans. But there’s no teeth in these actions, so improvement in our school libraries has been slow and spotty. The passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may provide a turning point for our frustration, but we need your help. Join us to hear how school libraries fared in the Oregon Department of Education response to ESSA and what all of us can do at the local level to advocate for quality school library programs. Let’s work together to make sure Oregon’s kids learn to love reading and exploring the information world.

Speakers
avatar for Len Bryan

Len Bryan

With 20 years' experience in education in three states, eight different school districts, and a state agency, I have seen it all. I taught English and coached volleyball, basketball, track, and cross country, served as a school librarian at an IB middle school and opened a high school... Read More →
avatar for Robin Rolfe

Robin Rolfe

Library/Media Specialist, James John Elementary
I have been a Library/ Media Specialist since the dinosaurs roamed the earth (better fact check that). Before being an LMS and while being an LMS I taught Kindergarten, 3rd grade, and Title I reading. I have the honor of representing OASL as the Immediate Past President for 2016... Read More →
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Janet Webster

Co-Chair, Library Development and Legislation Committee, OLA
Although now retired, I've work for over 25 years at Oregon State University's Hatfield Marine Science Center Library. I continue to work with the OLA Legislative Committee to advocate for libraries at the local, state and federal levels.

Sponsors


Saturday April 22, 2017 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Anderson Room B Salem Public Library

1:00pm

Box Lunch Available
Saturday April 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Loucks Auditorium Lobby

2:00pm

Don’t Call it a Computer Class! Strategies for Teaching Technology in the Library
Looking for creative ways to bring more technology training into your library instruction? There are countless ways to integrate technology into existing programming. Come to this session to gain ideas for how to teach digital skills outside of computer classes. Learn strategies for successfully integrating new technologies into instruction and library programs. Identify ways to incorporate informal learning to leverage new technologies in a way that is fun and engaging for students and teachers. Walk away with a blueprint for trying this at your library. This interactive session is geared towards school librarians, but may also be of interest to public library staff.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Schimpf

Crystal Schimpf

Founder, Principal Training Consultant, Kixal Training
Crystal is a librarian and a trainer, with a passion for instructional design, training, and technology. As founder of Kixal, she provides innovative, transformative training for libraries on a wide range of topics. She has provided training on projects for the Urban Libraries Council’s... Read More →


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Anderson Room B Salem Public Library

2:00pm

Tinker Tech Kits - Portable STEAM Learning Tools

 

Bring STEAM learning into your library or classroom with fun and creative technology tools. Inspire your students with hands-on learning using: Little Bits, Snap Circuits, Makey Makey, Dash & Dot robotics, Cubelets, Ozobots, 3D pens, Magnatiles and more. Springfield Public Library offers TinkerTech Kits, designed to foster innovative thinking in children ages 6 to 14. The kits are available for checkout to educators and youth services organizations. They feature easy to use technology that allows kids to jump right in and start creating without being frustrated by a steep learning curve. The technology is also easy to manipulate so that children with physical or developmental challenges can be successful. They are also ideal for English Language Learners.


Speakers
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LuCinda Gustavson

Teen and Youth Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library


Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Anderson Room A Salem Public Library

2:00pm

Unusual Suspects: Perfect YA Book Suggestions from Off the Beaten Path
Avid young readers. They are the best kind of patron, but can be the most challenging when it comes to readers’ advisory. What do you hand the reader who says they’ve read everything (and has maybe come close)? We’ll give you some under the radar ideas that are sure to satisfy. Where are those hidden gems for the younger students reading WAY above grade level? We’ve got a list of books that can pass the “appropriate” test, but keep a smart kid turning the pages. Learn more about classics that are truly timeless and perfect to engage the curious reader even when it’s not a class assignment. And gather suggestions for where to point older teens who are ready to start experimenting with the adult collection and looking for a way in. We’ll arm you with select booktalks and longer lists, then ask the audience to throw out their best ideas. Everyone will leave with ideas at the ready for the next kid who says, “But I’ve read all that. Now what?”

Speakers
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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
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Emily Byers

Collection Development and eResource Librarian, Salem Public Library
I have worked in public libraries for almost 12 years, including five years as a reference librarian on the Oregon coast. I currently work at Salem Public Library as the Collection Development and eResource Librarian. In my off time, you can find me hiking, reading, or knitting.
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Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →

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Saturday April 22, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library