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Friday, April 21
 

8:30am PDT

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

Speakers
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Crystal Schimpf

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


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

8:30am PDT

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

Speakers
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Jeanie Diaz

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Jackie Partch

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

Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library


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

8:30am PDT

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

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

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

Speakers
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Jenny Swanson

Supervising Librarian -Public Services, Sherwood Public Library
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Jaime Thoreson

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


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

8:30am PDT

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

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Cathryn Bowie

State of Oregon Law Library
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Jerry Curry

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

Oregon OSHA Resource Center
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Layne Sawyer

Oregon State Archives
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Laura Wilt

Librarian, Oregon Department of Transportation Library

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

8:30am PDT

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

Speakers
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Susan Bloom

Access Services Coordinator, Jackson County Library Services
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Karen Muller

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

Library Manager, Tualatin Public Library


Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Santiam Room 5 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.
avatar for Silvana Santana Gabriell

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

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
avatar for Carolyn Martin

Carolyn Martin

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


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

11:00am PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Castellanos

Jesse Castellanos

Librarian, Aloha Community Library
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Amy Mihelich

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

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

11:00am PDT

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

Speakers
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Stephanie Chase

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


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

11:00am PDT

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

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
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 11:00am - 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

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

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Shannon Eagles

Technology Services Coordinator, Chemeketa Community College Library
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John Goodyear

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

Web Services Librarian, Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service


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

11:50am PDT

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

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

Speakers
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David Gruber

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

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

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

Speakers
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Sarah Seymore

Digital Collections Metadata Librarian, University of Oregon
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Julia Simic

Assistant Head of Digital Scholarship Services, University of Oregon

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

11:50am PDT

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

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

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Emily O'Neal

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

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

11:50am PDT

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

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

Speakers
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Lourdes Aceves

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

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

2:00pm PDT

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

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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

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.




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Delia M. Palomeque M.

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



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

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

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

Technical Services & Reports Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services

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

2:00pm PDT

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

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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.

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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

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

Speakers
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Xan Arch

Dean, Clark Library, University of Portland
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Paul Lightcap

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

Deputy City Librarian, Salem Public Library
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Julie Sowles

City Librarian, Salem Public Library
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Tina Williams

Human Resources Manager, Deschutes Public Library


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

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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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Candise Branum

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

Access Services Manager, Portland State University
Molly Gunderson is the Access Services Manager at the Portland State University Library. She graduated with an MPA from Portland State University in 2010 and received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2015. Molly is chair of the Communications Team at the PSU Library and... Read More →
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J. Turner Masland

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


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