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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
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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

1:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Steph Miller

Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Bob Renfro

Cataloging Librarian, Multnomah County Library

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Wednesday April 19, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 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

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 →

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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

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

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

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

Speakers
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Violeta Garza

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

Lake Oswego Public Library
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Bobbye Hernandez

Multnomah County Library
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Keli Yeats

Teen Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Multnomah County Library

Sponsors

Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 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
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Deborah Gitlitz

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

Sponsors

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

4:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Korie Buerkle

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

Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award Committee Chair
I've always believed that the power of books and reading can positively change children's lives and that's why I became a Teacher-Librarian and classroom teacher. I've served as the Committee Chair for the BCCCA (Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award) for the past several years and... Read More →
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Rebecca Mayer

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


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 4 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

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 →

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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

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

Speakers
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Carolyn Martin

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


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Croisan Creek Room C 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.  

Speakers
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Debra Barnes

Teacher/Librarian, McKay High School
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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
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Michele Burke

Librarian, Chemeketa Community College
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Debra Grant

Teacher/Librarian, North Salem High School
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Lisa Hardey

Teacher/Librarian, Sprague High School
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Jeanne Woodley

Teacher/Librarian, McNary High School


Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am 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

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

Speakers
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Ian Duncanson

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

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

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

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Friday April 21, 2017 11:00am - 11:40am PDT
Santiam Room 1 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
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 11:00am - 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
avatar for Allie Flanary

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

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
avatar for David Gruber

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.
avatar for Trina Marmarelli

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 →
avatar for Joe Marquez

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

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

Speakers
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Ed Gallagher

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

Teacher-Librarian, West Albany High School, OASL Advocacy Committee
Jean Gritter has worked for Greater Albany Public Schools since 2004. Before becoming the librarian at West Albany High School, she taught English in Albany and in the Portland area, mostly at the high school level. Jean is excited about advocating for strong school library programs... Read More →


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

11:50am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Ian Duncanson

Ian Duncanson

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

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

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

Sponsors

Friday April 21, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 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
avatar for Crystal Schimpf

Crystal Schimpf

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


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

2:00pm PDT

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

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

 

Participants will:

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

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

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




Speakers
avatar for Delia M. Palomeque M.

Delia M. Palomeque M.

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



Friday April 21, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 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
avatar for Amy Mihelich

Amy Mihelich

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

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

Jean Peick

Technical Services & Reports Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Sponsors

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

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
DC

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
avatar for Stephanie Chase

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 →
avatar for David Wright

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
 
Saturday, April 22
 

9:30am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Amber Bell

Amber Bell

Library Division Manager, Tigard Public Library
Amber Bell is looking forward to working on library access and innovation projects for all Tigard community members.


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

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
avatar for Elaine Hirsch

Elaine Hirsch

Associate Director, Watzek Library

Speakers
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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
PK

Pam Kessinger

Library Faculty at PCC
KM

Kelly McElroy

Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian Oregon State University Libraries and Press
JM

Julie Morris

Media Specialist/ Librarian, Benson Polytechnic High School

Sponsors

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
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

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


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

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
avatar for Heather McNeil

Heather McNeil

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


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am 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
avatar for MaryKay Dahlgreen

MaryKay Dahlgreen

State Librarian, Oregon State Library
avatar for Buzzy Nielsen

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 →
avatar for M. Brooke Robertshaw

M. Brooke Robertshaw

Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University
avatar for Robin Rolfe

Robin Rolfe

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

Sponsors

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

11:30am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Hetrick

Melanie Hetrick

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

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

MacKenzie Ross

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


Saturday April 22, 2017 11:30am - 12:10pm 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

12:20pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Bob Renfro

Bob Renfro

Cataloging Librarian, Multnomah County Library

Sponsors

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

12:20pm PDT

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

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Paige Battle

Paige Battle

Librarian, Grant High School
DJ

Danielle Jones

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

Sponsors

Saturday April 22, 2017 12:20pm - 1:00pm PDT
Loucks Auditorium 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
avatar for Len Bryan

Len Bryan

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

Robin Rolfe

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

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

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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Schimpf

Crystal Schimpf

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Tinker Tech Kits - Portable STEAM Learning Tools

 

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


Speakers
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LuCinda Gustavson

Teen and Youth Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library


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

2:00pm PDT

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

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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
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Emily Byers

Senior Librarian, Salem Public Library
I have worked in public libraries for 14 years. I currently work at Salem Public Library as the Senior Librarian in Technical Services, doing collection development and eResources. In my off time, you can find me hiking, reading, or knitting.
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Ian Duncanson

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

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

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