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Wednesday, April 19
 

8:30am PDT

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 →

Sponsors

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

8:30am PDT

“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
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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

Sponsors


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

1:30pm PDT

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

Sponsors

Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Off Site
 
Thursday, April 20
 

11:00am PDT

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 →

Sponsors

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

11:00am PDT

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

Sponsors

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

11:00am PDT

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 →

Sponsors

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

11:00am PDT

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

Sponsors

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

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

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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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 PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center
 
Friday, April 21
 

8:30am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

8:30am PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

8:30am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

8:30am PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

8:30am PDT

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 Vad

Systems Librarian
When she is not at the library, she may be found gnawing on kale in her vegetable garden, riding her bike at low speeds through Portland traffic, or discovering a corner of the world she has yet to visit. Her favorite kind of pie is marionberry.
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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 →

Sponsors

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

8:30am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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.  

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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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

11:50am PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

11:50am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

11:50am PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

11:50am PDT

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
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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 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

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 →
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Jean Peick

Technical Services & Reports Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

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

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center
 
Saturday, April 22
 

9:30am PDT

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

Associate Director, Watzek Library

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

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

9:30am PDT

“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
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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 PDT
Loucks Auditorium Salem Public Library

11:30am PDT

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
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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 →

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

12:20pm PDT

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
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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 →
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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 →
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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.

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