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Wednesday, April 19
 

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
avatar for Sue Ludington

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

1:00pm PDT

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 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 PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

1:00pm PDT

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 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

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 PDT
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

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

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
avatar for Jane Corry

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

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room B 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.
avatar for Ruth Vondracek

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

4:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Jesse Adams

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 PDT
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Carolyn Martin

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Deborah Gitlitz

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 PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

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
avatar for Evan Edward Dumas

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 PDT
Santiam Room 6 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
avatar for Jane Corry

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
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 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center

8:30am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 4 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 →

Sponsors

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

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

11:00am PDT

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
avatar for Carolyn Martin

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 PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 6 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

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.
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.


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

11:50am PDT

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
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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 →

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

2:00pm PDT

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 →

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

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Board Room

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

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 PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center
 
Saturday, April 22
 

11:00am PDT

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
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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 →


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

11:30am PDT

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 PDT
Anderson Room A Salem Public Library