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Saturday, April 22
 

9:30am PDT

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

Speakers
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Amber Bell

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


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

9:30am PDT

Information Literacy: Reaching Across the Academic Divide
In this panel presentation school and academic librarians will discuss their work preparing students to be information literate. Building on the work initiated by the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO), the panel will provide an overview of the current Oregon School Library Standards and AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner and how they are applied in K-12 schools. They will also review the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and effective strategies for implementation. In addition, school library media specialists will learn the level of information literacy skills and understanding that students need to be successful in their college or university studies. Panelists will address practical applications and challenges of teaching information literacy at all levels. This panel will open a conversation to encourage collaboration on the requirements and curricula essential to student success.

Moderators
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Elaine Hirsch

Associate Director, Watzek Library

Speakers
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Liz Beazizo

Teacher/Librarian, West Salem High School
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Pam Kessinger

Library Faculty at PCC
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Kelly McElroy

Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian Oregon State University Libraries and Press
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Julie Morris

Media Specialist/ Librarian, Benson Polytechnic High School

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

9:30am PDT

“The Power of Myth” with Author, Maggie Stiefvater

NYT Bestselling author and Print Award honoree Maggie Stiefvater discusses the way mythology makes stories more universal.



Speakers
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Maggie Stiefvater

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


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

11:00am PDT

Storytelling Quick Tips -Thunder Talk (During the Break)

Storytelling is an ancient art that combines imagination, personal creative interpretation and story.  Storytelling helps us bridge gaps and learn important lessons from others.  Heather McNeil, a third generation award-winning storyteller, will share quick tips on finding, researching, learning and telling stories so you can begin your own journey toward sharing the power of story. 


Speakers
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Heather McNeil

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


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

11:30am PDT

Data-driven Thriving: Using Info You Already Collect to Improve and Advocate for Your Library
From large cities to rural towns and from universities to elementary schools, libraries have been central to communities thriving. Alas, sometimes decision-makers don’t see a library’s worth, so they can be threatened by policy change and budget cuts. Fortunately, libraries already collect a wealth of quantitative and qualitative data that not only show our impact but also allow us to improve upon our services. This panel, including librarians from state, academic, public, and school libraries, will discuss how you can use data to demonstrate your library’s value to administrators and lawmakers. Panelists also will discuss how some simple data analysis can help you determine strategies and directions to better serve your patrons.

Speakers
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MaryKay Dahlgreen

State Librarian, Oregon State Library
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Buzzy Nielsen

Library Director, Crook County Library
Buzzy is President of OLA and also serves on the Library Development and Legislation Committee, where he helps OLA respond to local, state, and national issues affecting libraries and the people they serve. In his over 20 years in the profession, Buzzy has worked in a wide variety... Read More →
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M. Brooke Robertshaw

Assessment Librarian, Oregon State University
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Robin Rolfe

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

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

11:30am PDT

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

Speakers
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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

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

Speakers
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Bob Renfro

Cataloging Librarian, Multnomah County Library

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

12:20pm PDT

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

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

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

Speakers
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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.

Sponsors

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

12:20pm PDT

Speaking Up Together for School Libraries
We are tired of wringing our collective hands over the plight of Oregon’s school libraries. We have passed state legislation requiring districts to plan for quality library programs. We have worked with the Oregon Department of Education to incorporate priority indicators into districts’ continuous improvement plans. But there’s no teeth in these actions, so improvement in our school libraries has been slow and spotty. The passing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) may provide a turning point for our frustration, but we need your help. Join us to hear how school libraries fared in the Oregon Department of Education response to ESSA and what all of us can do at the local level to advocate for quality school library programs. Let’s work together to make sure Oregon’s kids learn to love reading and exploring the information world.

Speakers
avatar for Len Bryan

Len Bryan

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

Robin Rolfe

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

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

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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Schimpf

Crystal Schimpf

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


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

2:00pm PDT

Tinker Tech Kits - Portable STEAM Learning Tools

 

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


Speakers
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LuCinda Gustavson

Teen and Youth Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library


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

2:00pm PDT

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

Speakers
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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