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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

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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
 
Thursday, April 20
 

11:00am PDT

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

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

Speakers
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Maureen Cole

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

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

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

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room A 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
avatar for Charles Brownstein

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

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

Speakers
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Sonja Somerville

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

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

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

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

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Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 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
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Jesse Adams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
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Evan Edward Dumas

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

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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.

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Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 3 Salem Convention Center
 
Friday, April 21
 

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

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

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Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am 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
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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

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.

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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 →

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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”.

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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 11:50am - 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

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.

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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.

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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

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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. 


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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

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.

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Melanie Hetrick

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

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

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


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


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

Librarian, Grant High School
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Danielle Jones

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

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Saturday April 22, 2017 12:20pm - 1:00pm PDT
Loucks Auditorium 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