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Thursday, April 20
 

11:00am PDT

2 Minute Reviews
The always appealing 2-Minute Reviews will cover both fiction and non-fiction written by Oregon (and perhaps a few Washington) Authors in 2015 and early 2016.
Carissa Barrett presents general fiction, Sarah Strahl will cover genre fiction and graphic novels, and Alicia Yokoyama joins us to bring you up to speed on non-fiction titles.

Speakers
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Carissa Barrett

Reference Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
Carissa has worked at the Lake Oswego Public Library since 2007 in both the circulation and reference departments. This is her ninth year participating in 2-Minute Reviews.
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Sarah Strahl

Library Manager, Hillsboro Public Library
Library Manager at HPL focusing on Innovating and Evolving. Former Teen Librarian who has been in Public Libraries since 2008. I’m currently a member at large on the PLD board.
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Alicia Yokoyama

Reference Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
In an ideal world I would be a professional student, however, a career as a librarian is the next best thing. At LOPL, I’ve discovered a new passion for local history and have been enjoying working with our oral history program and Original Documents Archive. My topics of interest... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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

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

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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

Collection Development Policies: Creation, Upkeep and Knowing When to Change

Presenters from the special, public and academic library communities will address different aspects of creating, maintaining and revising collection development policy. The policy development and revision session will include:
• Stabilizing Collection Development policy in Public Libraries
• University Collection Development policy and management
• Collection Development Policy from an administrative standpoint

 


Speakers
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Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library
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Molly Carlisle

Readers Services Manager, Tigard Public Library
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Faye Chadwell

Press Director, Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian/OSU
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Kerri Goergen-Doll

Director, Collections, Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, Oregon State University
Resource Acquisition and Sharing Director, OSU, Corvallis, OR

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

Comic Books and Intellectual Freedom
Are graphic novels the most popular items in your library? Are they also the materials most criticized by your library patrons? A trend that began in the 1930s continues today—challenges to comic books! Charles Brownstein, Executive Director of the non-profit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, will share how that organization has defended the comics community through legal cases and educating the public. Participants will learn about the history of comic book censorship, some of the most frequently challenged comics and graphic novels, why they are banned and how to manage challenges. This session will also give librarians ideas for curating their graphic novel collections as well as using graphic novels as a tool to inspire a love of reading in young people. Emerge from this session with a new or renewed passion for comics, graphic novels, and manga and as a strong advocate for protecting this form of free speech!

Speakers
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Charles Brownstein

Executive Director, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Charles Brownstein has served as the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund since 2002. During his tenure the organization has achieved numerous legal victories, been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, and has become the leading source of education and advocacy for... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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

Interns: Invigorating, Inspiring, and so Important
Working with interns may sound like a lot of work. We’re here to tell you that it is, but it’s work that pays off in big ways. Learn how the City of Hillsboro, along with Hillsboro Public Library, has employed interns to not only further public services, but also to provide meaningful opportunities to engage people from diverse backgrounds, including students -- high school and other levels -- as well as more experienced community members. You’ll leave with ideas for how you, too, can find and use interns and inject new ideas into your workplaces.

Speakers
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Hillary Ostlund

Library Manager -- Cultivate!, Hillsboro Public Library
Hillary works at the bustling Hillsboro Public Library where she works hard on matching people's strengths to positions in library service, staff training and development, and employee culture. Hiring has become her middle name :-)
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Kristi Wilson

Youth Development Coordinator, City of Hillsboro
Kristi also loves to collaborate and think outside the box -- she's always up for brainstorming new ways to use interns in our busy workplaces! And she also coaches her daughter's soccer team, which is really like herding cats.


Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

11:00am PDT

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

11:00am PDT

Understanding Our Patrons’ Needs In Order to Thrive Together in a Digital Environment
Data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) shows that adults in the US are less skilled in digital problem solving than in many other countries. As more of our communication, creation and learning moves online, how do we help our patrons thrive in a new environment, and how do we transform our training and resources so the library thrives, too?

We used a digital problem solving assessment tool from PIAAC to find out if our patrons’ skills matched up with national data, and we mapped the digital skills we assessed to common library tasks. Results will help us take action to transform training and refine our digital resources.
By the end of this session, you will be able to advocate for digital literacy training and digital skill building sessions at their own library, understand how digital problem solving skills and common library tasks are related, and bring the tools back to your own library to design a strategy for implementing a large assessment.

Speakers
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Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.


Thursday April 20, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Democracy Requires Civic Engagement and Knowledge - What Libraries Can Do

A library is the quintessential civic institution. Our population’s current level of civic literacy and participation is low. Libraries must take up the challenge of assisting citizens to become more knowledgeable and involved. Come to this program on Civics for Adults: Enhancing Civic Knowledge / Inspiring Political Engagement and find out how your library can meet this challenge. Attendees will leave with examples of how to help citizens expand their ‘civic literacy’ skills and gain confidence in determining when information may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Critical thinking skills can be improved by challenging patrons with real world examples from political ads, news headlines, graphs, statistical data, etc. in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” type of format, following up with strategies for finding accurate information, including at one’s library!

Citizen Advocacy is following a desire to improve one’s community - whether on a neighborhood, city, state or federal level. Citizens gain confidence to do so through a historical perspective of change, examples of successful advocacy, understanding who makes the “rules” and how to be heard, as well as being able to “track” civic/political issues.

 


Speakers
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Donna L Cohen

Ms Cohen, MLIS, MEd, is a librarian and teacher who leads a variety of non-partisan Civics for Adults workshops: Misinformation and Political Propaganda, Citizen Advocacy 101 - Making Change Happen, The Influence of the Constitution on Political Conversation, and Elections and Campaign... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 2 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Inclusive Library Team Culture: Transforming How Staff Treats Customers and Each Other
Do you want to create a better team environment at your library, where your staff treats each other and customers with respect and goodwill? Jenny Berg, Adam Carlson, Kimbre Chapman and Alice Darnton, supervisors from McMinnville Public Library, will share how their mid-sized public library transformed its culture to be more positive and inclusive, thereby improving customer satisfaction. During a time of anxiety caused by high turnover and leadership changes, we led our 20-person staff in brainstorming the ways they want to treat each other. The resultant list became the library’s Staff Ground Rules. The library work teams have revisited the Staff Ground Rules regularly in meetings for the past three years. We have discovered that customer service has been significantly improved as a result. Great customer service starts within ourselves and our work teams– if we thrive as a team, we thrive as an organization, and the library will thrive within the larger community. We have since used the Staff Ground Rules, and the process from which we arrived at them, as part of a new Strategic Plan. Presentation attendees will leave this session with tools they can implement to create a better team environment at their libraries.

Speakers
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Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library
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Adam Carlson

Circulation Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library
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Kimbre Chapman

Children's Services Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library
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Alice Darnton

Reference Librarian & Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 5 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Just Surviving or Thriving? Find Success with Your Vendor Relationships
As we move into more digital offerings at our public libraries, partnerships with vendors become more and more critical to delivering the collections and services our patrons expect. Public library staff may not feel like they have the experience or confidence to effectively navigate these relationships, especially since working with vendors can often be a role that a library staffer falls into, without any prior knowledge.

This session will address the basics of managing vendor relationships, with the goal of empowering public library staff to be able to establish and develop a strong vendor relationship, which ultimately benefits their patrons. We’ll cover:
- How are library vendors usually structured (i.e. who are you talking to and when?)
- Communication tips - learn to be assertive, set boundaries and communicate clearly, without being adversarial or too passive
- Fostering productive, positive relationships
- Dealing with sales-y tactics, negotiating, and contracts
- The tough stuff - how to handle problems with the service or product
- How you can continue to learn and grow in this area

We’ll share real-life strategies from our day-to-day work with vendors, as well as having time for discussion, so that we can all learn from each other.

Speakers
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Brandon Barnett

Electronic Resources Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Lisa Tattersall

Program Supervisor for Collections & Adult Services, Washington County Cooperative Library Services


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Library Programming that Entertains, Educates and Inspires: How to Get the Most Out of Author Events
Libraries are continually working to be dynamic social and educational community hubs, and an important tool for drawing patrons is to provide them with new experiences and exciting programs. Unfortunately, too often the wonderful opportunity for readers to engage with authors is squandered on disappointing events that fall back into the tired and tiresome.

 Best selling author Andra Watkins is also a dynamic public speaker: in addition to motivational and educational presentations at conferences and corporate retreats, Andra frequently appears at libraries around the United States. She entertains, educates, and inspires library patrons without reading from a book or sitting at a table. Her programs are high-energy performances. Patrons laugh, cry, and think. 

This OLA program will provide library professionals tips and tools for booking, promoting and hosting successful and dynamic library author events. In the same manner that she educates and entertains library patrons, Andra will drive the message home with a program that will convince you that author events can be a dynamic addition to your library offerings.

Speakers
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Andra Watkins

NY Times Best Selling Author
I'm a NY Times best selling author and dynamic public speaker. I'm interested in booking educational, entertaining, and inspiring programs for library patrons across Oregon. Several of your OLA colleagues can tell you: I'm not your usual author program! Find me at the Word Hermit... Read More →


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room A Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA) - Thriving Together as a Region
The Pacific Northwest Library Association is a regional organization bringing together librarians and library staff from all types of libraries and disciplines. PNLA is responsible for PNLA Leads, a biennial leadership institute which to date has trained 196 individuals to be effective leaders from any position in their home libraries and communities. PNLA’s contributions to the region are rounded out by a peer-reviewed online quarterly journal – PNLA Quarterly, and the annual Young Reader’s Choice Award which allows children and teens in the region to choose which books are the best in three divisions. The annual conference each August offers speakers and breakout sessions relating to every facet of library work, from special and academic libraries to programming in public libraries to library design. Join PNLA Vice-President Rick Stoddart and find out how PNLA can help you. 


Speakers
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Rick Stoddart

PNLA President, Pacific Northwest Library Association (PNLA)
Rick Stoddart is the current President of the Pacific Northwest Library Association. He is the Education Librarian at the University of Idaho


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Reuniting the Past: Collaborations for Learning and Outreach in the Digital Age
The unique but complementary historical collections of the Oregon Historical Society (OHS) and the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center (SCARC) offer numerous opportunities for collaboration. In an effort to share Oregon’ rich history with the broader community OHS and SCARC are immersed in two grant-funded projects to digitally unite important historical manuscript and photograph collections: the Oregon Heritage grant for the digitization of the Oregon Farm Bureau Foundation for Education’s Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program records and the IMLS-sponsored LSTA William L. Finley and Herman T. Bohlman digitization grant. Currently researchers and students must visit two geographically separated repositories to access the full range of material related to these subjects. The projects will result in online collections that have benefit to historians, researchers, librarians, students, and others interested in these valuable resources. Bridging the physical and intellectual distance between our collections is an effort to create a more complete and accessible archival picture of some of Oregon’s most important historical records. This talk will address the benefits and challenges of cross-repository collaboration, the use of these collections for instruction and outreach efforts, and offer previews of the engaging images from the collections.

Speakers
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Erin Clark

Digital Production Unit technician, OSU Libraries & Press
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Laura Cray

Archives Specialist, Oregon Historical Society
Laura Cray is the Archives Specialist for the Finley-Bohlman grant and works at the Oregon Historical Society.
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Jules Filipski

Librarian and Project Intern
Jules is a Reference Librarian at the Oregon Historical Society Research Library. She was one of the OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center digitization interns for the Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program grant-based project.
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Ruth Vondracek

Librarian & Natural Resources Archivist, Oregon State University
Natural Resources Archivist, OSU Special Collections and Archives Research Center
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Erin Stout

Oregon Century Farm & Ranch Program grant intern


Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 4 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Story Time Volunteers?!!? Yes, No, Maybe So
Have you struggled with the idea of whether or not to have volunteers do story time? Deschutes Public Library recently took the plunge, and the result is a successful Read, Rhyme and Romp Story Time Volunteers program. Every week volunteers visit preschools in Deschutes County and present an early literacy based story time. This session will explain the process of recruitment, training, and selection of story time materials, as well as some of the challenges.

Speakers
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Julie Bowers

Impact Services Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Julie is all about outreach. Every day she is out and about in Deschutes County, impacting the lives of children, teens and adults who are at risk or who need to know about library services. Read, Rhyme and Romp Story Time Volunteers was her brainstorm, and she's delighted to see... Read More →
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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 →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 6 Salem Convention Center

2:00pm PDT

Thriving, Not Just Surviving, the Long Night Against Procrastination
Are you looking for a great event to sponsor in your library? Learn practical steps on planning and implementing a Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP). The first LNAP originated in Germany in 2010. Since then, hundreds of libraries around the world have participated. Discover how Hannon Library collaborates with organizations on campus at Southern Oregon University to create a thriving series of events. Members of the Learning Commons Team will present tips on how to get started on your own planning.

Speakers
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Max Brooks

Career Preparation Coordinator, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University
Max is the Career Preparation Coordinator at Southern Oregon University. He has nearly eight years of experience working in university career advising, along with more than two years in undergraduate student housing. He is part of SOU's Learning Commons team and enjoys cooking, camping... Read More →
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Julie Helmandollar-Anderson

Learning Commons Tutoring Coordinator, Hannon Library, Southern Oregon University
Julie is the Tutoring Center Coordinator at Southern Oregon University. She is interested in tutoring theory and practice, Renaissance literature, and composition and rhetoric.


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

BIBFRAME: New Vocabulary, New Experiments
The Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME) is still a work in progress. Development, experimentation, and testing continue as the library community looks ahead to life after MARC. This program will highlight recent developments including: the new BIBFRAME 2.0 model and vocabulary; the BIBFRAME pilot at the Library of Congress, which tested the ability of cataloging staff to create bibliographic descriptions in BIBFRAME; a demo of the BIBFRAME editor used for the LC pilot; and community experimentations with BIBFRAME and data conversions. Attendees will enhance their understanding of the framework that is intended to replace MARC and the challenges and successes in making the transition.

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Kelley McGrath

Metadata Management Librarian, University of Oregon
Kelley McGrath is an experienced media cataloger and has been active in OLAC for many years, including several years as chair of OLAC\\'s Cataloging Policy Committee. She is deeply interested in the potential of the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) model, structured... Read More →
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Lori Robare

Monographic Team Leader, University of Oregon
Lori Robare oversees cataloging of monographs and integrating resources and coordinates cataloger training and continuing education. She has been involved with the ALA Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access (CC:DA) and Subject Analysis Committee (SAC) as well as the Program... Read More →

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Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Santiam Room 1 Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

Encouraging Innovation to Help the Library Thrive
How can our public library encourage staff engagement, while finding new ideas to fulfill our mission? Multnomah County Library created an innovation fund to encourage staff to gain comfort and experience with trying new things, failing, learning and trying again!

Come learn how we started, how we got buy-in, how the initiative evolved from year to year, and how this project has encouraged collaboration, helping us thrive together.

By the end of this session, you will be able to describe our process for eliciting ideas from staff, our voting process, and how we supported staff who implemented projects. We will also share our lessons learned, including how we shifted the ways we offered support and how we communicated with staff.

Speakers
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Amy Honisett

Staff Development Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Honisett is the Staff Development Librarian at Multnomah County Library. She works to support staff learning and professional growth.


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room B Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

Healthy Aging at the Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
In 2011 the first of the Baby Boomers turned 65, and by the year 2030 the number of seniors will be 20% of the U.S. population. These older adults have a wide range of computer abilities as well as health interests. People’s health information needs change over the years just as healthcare changes. This "train the trainer" class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find reliable health information as well as become empowered and engaged in their healthcare. Learn to evaluate health information resources and become aware of the usability issues that affect older adults. Become acquainted with the free resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to better serve the health information needs of older adults. Learn how to incorporate these NLM resources into your collections, your social media, and your library programming. Caregiver needs and resources will also be included.

Speakers
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Carolyn Martin

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


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room C Salem Convention Center

4:00pm PDT

Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities
Getting our hands on good books in Spanish is a perennial challenge! “Libros for Oregon” is here to help. “Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities” is a two-year LSTA grant that supports Spanish-language collection development for participating Oregon libraries. The project’s goal is for Spanish-speaking Oregonians statewide -- especially in rural areas -- to have improved access to high quality, culturally relevant collections. The project has three parts: (1) form an Oregon library book-buying cooperative (with new participants each year) to purchase materials for members at the International Book Fair (FIL) in Guadalajara; (2) help participating libraries to develop and implement outreach plans for connecting their enhanced collections with their Hispanic/Latino communities; and (3) create a “Best of FIL” booklist (annotated to show US availability) for all Oregon libraries to use in collection development. Deborah Gitlitz, who is administering the grant, will report on the results of the planning year (ends June 2017); tell stories about the gargantuan FIL; answer questions; and explain how your library might apply to participate during 2017-18.

Speakers
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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.

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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

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

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Korie Buerkle

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

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

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


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

4:00pm PDT

Teaming up to Enhance Information Literacy Instruction
Results of Clackamas Community College Library’s end-of-term assessment survey - which measures student learning related to a single information literacy learning outcome - have been discouraging in recent years. Roughly 75% of respondents were unable to perform a basic task related to searching for information. Not coincidentally, librarians agreed that roughly 75% of students achieved glazed eyes and/or social media use during bibliographic instruction “one shot” sessions.

In hopes of increasing student achievement and engagement, CCC Library decided to revamp our instructional program goals to increase the breadth, depth, and relevancy of our information literacy instruction - and to kick our creativity of delivery up a notch. With extensive input from and collaboration with the English/Writing Department, CCC Library began work on our embedded information literacy instructional initiative in early 2016. This instructional initiative embraces a flipped classroom model and features interactive tutorials, formative assessments, and hands-on, active learning work time. This conference session will share planning and outreach documents, instructional design tips when creating interactive online tutorials, and lessons learned when engaging colleagues, seeking buy-in, and promoting collaboration across departments.

Speakers
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Jane Littlefield

Instruction Librarian & Department Chair, Clackamas Community College


Thursday April 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Croisan Creek Room A 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.

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