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PNLA 2019 Conference
LIBRARIES LEADING THE WAY

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Wednesday, August 7
 

8:00am

Conference Registration
Registration desk open for attendees to register and ask questions.

Wednesday August 7, 2019 8:00am - 2:00pm

9:00am

PNLA BOARD MEETING (By Invitation ONLY)
Board Meeting:

Breakfast will be served:
Buffet Seasonal Sliced Fresh Fruit Hot Oatmeal served with Raisins, Nuts, Brown Sugar, and Cream Assorted House Made Pastries. Includes Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf, Gourmet Tea selections served with Milk, Honey, and Lemon, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs
  • Cinnamon French Toast Served with Warm Maple Syrup and Whipped Butter
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon Country Sage Sausage
  • Served with Breakfast Potatoes


Speakers
avatar for Jenny Grenfell

Jenny Grenfell

President, Pacific Northwest Library Association
Jenny is a library manager in the Timberland Regional Library System in southwest Washington. She is also the president of PNLA, a regional library association. When not immersed in the library world she loves to do sprint triathlons!
avatar for Rick Stoddart

Rick Stoddart

Past-President / 2019 Conference Chair, Pacific Northwest Library Association
avatar for Lisa Fraser

Lisa Fraser

Organizational Performance Project Manager, King County Library System
I became a librarian because I love connecting people with the information that they need. In my current position, I focus on strategic planning, evaluation, data & analytics, and project management. Combining words, numbers, and pictures into a meaningful story is my way of advocating... Read More →
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
avatar for Jay  Peters

Jay Peters

Manager, Marketing and Communications, Coquitlam Public Library


Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Skyline Ballroom

9:00am

21st century volunteers: who needs them? (Limit 20)
Traditionally library volunteers have completed tasks such as mending books, hosting book sales, or dusting shelves. This workshop will update participants on how to recruit, train, motivate and retain volunteers with specialized skills such as marketing, social media, or program support that library staff might not have time to develop or use. Topics will include why volunteers are an important part of the library workforce, examples of skilled volunteer descriptions, the fundamentals of a successful volunteer management program, and resources to support staff with limited time for volunteer management. By the end of the workshop, attendees will develop a volunteer job description to meet a need in their library.

Speakers
SW

Sue Walker

Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries
I work at the Idaho Commission for Libraries as the Library Consultant for the Underserved. That means I get to participate in all sorts of neat projects such as the Idaho Talking Book Service, Making programs, adult programs, and financial literacy programming. I believe increasing... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Willow 1

9:00am

Designing the Future: A Design Thinking Workshop (Limit 50)
The challenges facing libraries are real, complex and varied. As such, they require new perspectives, new tools, and new approaches. With support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in partnership with Chicago Public Library and Aarhus Public Library, IDEO created a toolkit for using design thinking to better understand and serve library patrons.

This workshop will draw upon the toolkit and take a step-by-step approach to guide you through the process of understanding how you can incorporate design thinking practices at your library.

1. How to tap into your creativity to understand and apply human centered design thinking
2. The practical and critical steps in design thinking guided by the design thinking toolkit
3. How to more deeply understand your patrons and how they experience the services you provide to effectively serve their needs.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Frisque

Michelle Frisque

Chief, Technology, Content and Innovation, Chicago Public Library
Michelle Frisque is the Chief of Technology, Content and Innovation at Chicago Public Library. She is a former president of the Library & Information Technology Association. She received her Masters of Learning and Organization Change from Northwestern University, and her Masters... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

9:00am

Leadership to Make a Difference: Working with Others (Limited to 25 - FULL)
LEADERSHIP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE A 3 hour morning workshop lead by experts from the University of Idaho Extension to help build leadership skills that will positively impact libraries and their communities.
This workshop is designed to assist people in developing a greater understanding of self, others and community. Working with Others is one segment the Leadership to Make a Difference Institute, focused on the development of basic leadership skills necessary for planning, leading and supporting positive intentional community change.


Speakers
MS

Mary Schmidt

University of Idaho - Extension
KT

Kathee Tifft

University of Idaho - Extension


Wednesday August 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

1:00pm

Inclusive Library Team Culture – Transforming how staff treats customers and each other (Limit 50)
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.  

Presentation attendees will leave this session with tools they can implement to create a better team environment at their libraries, including positive relationship building, holding people accountable and having critical conversations, fun ways to keep the positive team dynamic front and center, and getting staff buy in for various library initiatives.  
 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Carlson

Adam Carlson

Circulation Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library
avatar for Kimbre Chapman

Kimbre Chapman

Children's Services Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library
avatar for Jenny Berg

Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library
avatar for Alice Darnton

Alice Darnton

Branch Manager, Pierce County Library System
Customer Experience, Employee Development and Training, Team Building, Strategic Planning. I have a pet cat, and am a recently converted Outlander fan!


Wednesday August 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

2:00pm

Cookie Break
Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Area

2:00pm

Tour of Spokane Public Library
Meet up with PNLA peers and walk over to the Spokane Public Library for a tour -- just a short jaunt away - less than a mile (.8).  We will see about coordinating rides for those who do not want to walk.

Speakers
HC

Heidi Chittim

Eastern Washington University


Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet in Centennial Hotel Lobby

2:00pm

Walk to Aunties Bookstore
Meet up with your fellow PNLA peers and colleagues for a short walk (.7 miles) to Aunties bookstore - Spokane's local independent bookseller -- https://www.auntiesbooks.com/. Let's meet in the hotel lobby and assess whether folks want to walk or take the hotel shuttle. It's a delightful walk, but perhaps not in the heat.

Speakers
avatar for Linda	Johns

Linda Johns

Librarian, Seattle Public Library / Washington Center for the book


Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet in Centennial Hotel Lobby

2:00pm

YARN CRAWL: Field Trip to Paradise Fibers
Do you love to knit, crochet, spin? Do you need additional yarn or fiber for your next project? Or just have a kitten that needs a ball of yarn? Well, then this field trip is for you! Paradise Fibers in Spokane is truly worth experiencing while you are in town. We will meet up and take a group outing to one of the best yarn and fiber venues in the Northwest. 

Travel notes: we will meet in the Centennial Hotel lobby (conference hotel) and take public transportation (Bus Route 27) over to the shop. It's about a five minute ride and a half-block walk to Paradise. We'll plan to walk over to catch the bus around 2:10, with returning options on the half hour depending on how long you want to stay. Have $2.00 cash ready to ride, good for 2 hours. If you prefer to drive, note that their parking lot is very small and you may need to park on a side street. Looking forward to our fiber adventure!

Speakers
avatar for Rose Krause

Rose Krause

EWU Libraries
avatar for Erin Passehl Stoddart

Erin Passehl Stoddart

Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian, University of Oregon
Erin Passehl Stoddart is the Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian at the University of Oregon. She previously was Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Idaho and past-president of Northwest Archivists.


Wednesday August 7, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet in Centennial Hotel Lobby

3:00pm

Exhibitor / Vendor Check IN
Speakers
avatar for Jenny Grenfell

Jenny Grenfell

President, Pacific Northwest Library Association
Jenny is a library manager in the Timberland Regional Library System in southwest Washington. She is also the president of PNLA, a regional library association. When not immersed in the library world she loves to do sprint triathlons!


Wednesday August 7, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibit Area

5:30pm

PNLA President's / LEADS -- Welcome Reception
Come mingle with conference attendees in this reception that opens the conference. There will be refreshments as well as lightning talks to whet your appetite for the 2019 PNLA conference. Lightning talks start at 6:15pm (ish).

Appetizers:
  • Cheese Display:  Imported and Domestic Cheeses with French Bread Slices and Crackers 
  • Grilled Flatbread 
    • (1) served with Traditional Hummus 
    • (1) Served with Red Beet Hummus 
  • Fresh Fruit and Seasonal Berries Served with Yogurt Dipping Sauce 
  • Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Sweet Chili Sauce
  • BBQ meatballs
Dietary Needs: (13) Vegetarian (3) Vegan (3) Gluten Free (1) Peanut Allergy (1) Carrot Allergy (5) Dairy Free
Drinks available via cash bar:
  • Wine: Arbor Crest Connor Lee Chardonnay Arbor Crest Five Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Domestic Beers : Coors Light, Kokanee, Corona, O'Douls (NA) 
  • Craft & Northwest Beers: Alaskan Amber, Widmer Hefeweizen, Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale, No-Li Born & Rased IPA, Iron Horse Irish Death, Stella Artois 
  • House Cocktails:  Fris Vodka, Crown Royal whiskey, Jim Beam Bourbon, Bombay Sapphire, Johnnie Walker Red Label Scotch, Captain Morgan Rum, Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila , Grey Goose Vodka, Makers Mark Bourbon Whiskey, Pendleton Whiskey, Hendricks Gin, Glenlivet 12 Year Scotch, Mount Gay Rum, Patron Silver Tequila
  • Soda

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Grenfell

Jenny Grenfell

President, Pacific Northwest Library Association
Jenny is a library manager in the Timberland Regional Library System in southwest Washington. She is also the president of PNLA, a regional library association. When not immersed in the library world she loves to do sprint triathlons!
avatar for Rick Stoddart

Rick Stoddart

Past-President / 2019 Conference Chair, Pacific Northwest Library Association


Wednesday August 7, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Skyline Ballroom

6:00pm

Outreach to Immigrant Populations via TV Whitespace Wireless Networks
This lighting talk will report on the use of TV Whitespace (TVWS) wireless technology to engage in immigrant outreach, access, and inclusion in Huron, South Dakota.  TV Whitespace (TVWS) represents an emerging, low-cost wireless technology that has the potential of expanding rural libraries' abilities to extend their Wi-Fi signals beyond the building and beyond library hours to public spaces such as subsidized housing, schools, clinics, museums, senior centers, and other community anchor institutions.  The public library in Huron was part of an IMLS-funded project to implement TVWS-enabled wireless networks with the goal of designing programs and services for Karen and LatinX immigrants.  Discussion will focus on the details of the site and current efforts to document their project involvement. 

Facilitators
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
JN

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

Speakers
KR

Kristen Rebmann

Associate Professor, San Jose State University


Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Skyline Ballroom

6:00pm

Workplace Accommodations: Co-worker’s Perspective
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 “…is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life…”  Workplace accommodations are most often at the direction of Human Resources in cooperation with the “disabled” employee, their supervisor and co-workers.  Learn about the workplace accommodation experience of one "disabled" co-worker. 

Facilitators
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
JN

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

Speakers
avatar for Lori Bullis

Lori Bullis

Resource Sharing Assistant, WOU: Hamersly LIbrary
Began working academic libraries while working towards my master's degree at Oregon State University with The Valley Library with the reference unit as a student employee, then a library technician. Today, I work at Western Oregon University's Hamersly Library with Public Services... Read More →


Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:00pm - 6:15pm
Skyline Ballroom

6:15pm

Creative Partnerships for the Solo Librarian
This presentation approaches how the Solo Librarian can create lasting partnerships with their patrons, departments, or communities to garner institutional support and to increase opportunities for leadership and collaboration within their positions.  Solo librarianship offers a diverse array of responsibilities but can often feel isolating when there are no library colleagues to share your ideas with. How do you determine which outreach methods are best for your institution while also considering your regular daily responsibilities? This presentation will discuss how the Sound Transit Research Library (Seattle, WA) partnered with internal stakeholders to create inclusive programming to promote library services while supporting broader agency initiatives. 

Facilitators
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
JN

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

Speakers
avatar for Bronwyn	Dorhofer

Bronwyn Dorhofer

Research Librarian, Sound Transit


Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Skyline Ballroom

6:15pm

Making the Most of Early- Career Librarianship

In this presentation, we will cover the results of a survey and interviews we conducted about early career librarianship. We will focus on the roles that employers have in filling in the educational gaps that occur in library graduate programs.   We will talk about opportunities that employers can offer to jump start the careers of young librarians, as well as making them feel confident in their work.  Our presentation will not only be helpful to employers, reminding them of what it's like to be a new librarian, but will also give early career librarians ideas on how they can take hold of their own destiny in their new profession. 

Facilitators
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
JN

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez

Science Librarian, University of Idaho
I'm a new librarian who is interested in makerspaces, making libraries fun and inclusive places, impostor syndrome, marketing and outreach, and promoting women in STEM fields. Outside of work, I like good books, good beer, and exploring national parks.
avatar for Meredith Forrey

Meredith Forrey

Reference Librarian, Shoreline Community College


Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Skyline Ballroom

6:15pm

Mentorship in libraries: what works and what to avoid
This presentation would focus on strategies on how to overcome generational differences to provide mentoring and coaching to the next round of librarians coming up in the library field. There will be a brief literature roundup for those who want to do more research as well as tips on interacting with different personalities and communication styles. 

1. Knowing generational differences; 2. Knowing how to communicate between different generations; 3. The best way to mentor younger library workers 

Facilitators
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
JN

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

Speakers
avatar for Whitney Buccicone

Whitney Buccicone

Seattle Public Library
Special collections, technical services, cataloging, authority work, management, mentoring, and more!


Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:15pm - 6:30pm
Skyline Ballroom

6:30pm

Likes, Comments, and Views: A Content Analysis of Academic Library Instagram Posts
As academic librarians become more comfortable with utilizing social media, Instagram has emerged as a favored platform to promote their library’s resources and connect with patrons. While there have been multiple techniques documented to measure the success of a library’s Instagram posts—through counts of followers, likes, comments, and views—there is little guidance on what features and content of library Instagram posts will produce successful results. We propose that a first step forward to remedy this lack of guidance is through analyzing how libraries are currently using Instagram to connect with their campus communities and promote their services and events. To accomplish this analysis, we collected and studied the Instagram posts of a group of twelve land-grant university libraries, categorizing each post’s content according to a coding schema and determining the engagement it received from the library’s Instagram followers. We will present the results of our investigation and offer a way forward for future research into best practices for academic library Instagram content. 

Facilitators
avatar for Ellie Dworak

Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.
JN

Julie Niederhauser

Public Library Coordinator, Alaska State Library

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Martinez

Jessica Martinez

Science Librarian, University of Idaho
I'm a new librarian who is interested in makerspaces, making libraries fun and inclusive places, impostor syndrome, marketing and outreach, and promoting women in STEM fields. Outside of work, I like good books, good beer, and exploring national parks.
JD

Jylisa Doney

Reference Librarian, University of Idaho Library
OW

Olivia Wikle

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Idaho Library


Wednesday August 7, 2019 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Skyline Ballroom
 
Thursday, August 8
 

7:15am

Conference Registration
The registration table is available to assist with registration and answer questions.


Thursday August 8, 2019 7:15am - 4:00pm

9:00am

PNLA LEADS Morning Keynote with Peter Bromberg (Included with Registration)
Speakers
avatar for Peter Bromberg

Peter Bromberg

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Salt Lake City Library
Peter Bromberg has served as the Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah since September, 2016. In his first year he was able to pass a 23.3% budget increase, creating $1.5 million in new funding for long-term facilities maintenance, while also... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Riverfront C/D

10:00am

Pastry Station
Assorted Housemade Breakfast Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Gourmet Tea Selection served with Milk, Honey, and Lemon 

Thursday August 8, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Area

10:30am

Building Digital Collections with Minimal Infrastructure: Hands On with CollectionBuilder for Teaching and Exhibits
Bring your laptop to build your own digital collection during this session.

CollectionBuilder is an open source project for building library digital collection and exhibit websites driven by metadata and hosted on lightweight infrastructure. After providing well-structured metadata and a directory of digital files, CollectionBuilder utilizes Jekyll static web generator to create a website for visualizing, browsing, and accessing the collection. Developed by the University of Idaho Library to provide a viable alternative to bloated infrastructure systems, CollectionBuilder is “Librar* Optimized,” enabling librarians to take greater ownership over their projects and lowering barriers to development.
This workshop will introduce the three main use cases of CollectionBuilder:
1) the creation of stand-alone library digital collections and exhibits
2) the creation of “skins” to apply on top of the data/metadata from current digital collection management systems such as CONTENTdm
3) a pedagogical tool for learning about digital libraries concepts, web skills, and digital literacy via hands-on, project-based learning
To demonstrate the project, the workshop will walk through creating a new website using CollectionBuilder-GH, a version designed for learning experiences with simple deployment on GitHub Pages free hosting service. This project provides a depth of learning opportunities and development possibilities, lowering barriers for users to make their work open to the world. Participants will be introduced to the development tools and workflows used in the project, and learn about how to use the tool in their own teaching or to create new exhibits.

Understand the CollectionBuilder project and use cases, in particular for hands on teaching about digital library foundations.
Learn the basics of working with plain text files, CSV data, Markdown, and Jekyll projects.
Learn the basics of Git, GitHub, and GitHub Pages to deploy a new website.

Speakers
avatar for Devin Becker

Devin Becker

Head, Data and Digital Services, University of Idaho Library
University of Idaho Library
OW

Olivia Wikle

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Idaho Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Willow 1

10:30am

Exercises to Teach Communication Skills
This is a hands-on session where attendees will participate in exercises that teach communication skills.  I have used these exercises in communications courses taught through the Oregon State University Honors College and the UEngage program.  I have also used them with adult groups for team-building and individually as ice-breakers.  There are exercises emphasizing focus in groups.  Others emphasize cooperation or trust.  If past experience repeats, everyone will be laughing so much, they won’t realize how much they are learning.  Participants will leave with a hand-out describing the exercises they learned and the skills that each one emphasizes.  
1. In group work, only one person can have the focus at one time and each person must be expecting the focus at any time.  2. Let go of unimportant mistakes and don't think about them again.  3.  Unspoken agendas interfere with a group working well together.

Speakers
MV

Maura Valentino

Scholarly Communications Librarian/Assistant Professor/Head of Digital Initiatives, Central Washington University


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverfront Ballroom B

10:30am

Free Food: Hands-on food programming in the library
Hands-on food programs in the library sound too risky? ImagineIF Libraries has incorporated making and eating food into programs for adults and reaped the rewards of increased engagement and greater community connection. Participate in a food program at the session, and leave ready to try food programming in your library.
1. Understand what goes into planning a fun and safe food program
2. Identify outcomes possible from diverse styles of food programs
3. Feel empowered to try a food program in your library




Speakers
avatar for Megan Glidden

Megan Glidden

Senior Librarian, ImagineIF Libraries


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverfront Ballroom A

10:30am

Health & Safety for Library Staff
Health and safety is a very important, but often overlooked topic when it comes to library operations. Lethbridge Public Library has spent the past few year re-focusing on health and safety and ensuring management and staff are well informed of all our health and safety policies and procedures.

The session will review what Lethbridge Public Library has done in regards to health and safety and how other libraries can translate that information to their organizations. Topics covered will include:
Evacuation, shelter-in-place and lockdown plans
Crisis response plans
Health and safety policies
Staff co-operation and training
Working with your municipality
Workers compensation responsibilities
Mental Heath in the workplace


Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Mikalson-Andron

Bonnie Mikalson-Andron

Manager: Business Development, Lethbridge Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Willow 2

10:30am

Trans Info: The absolute basics on transgender issues in libraries
This session provides introductory information regarding the transgender experience and related issues; serving public library users who are transgender or non-binary; and topics related to library staff who are transgender or non-binary.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn vocabulary/terminology used by this community. This knowledge will help facilitate positive interactions with library users and staff members who are transgender or non-binary. This includes information about the importance of using someone's affirmed name and pronouns.

Attendees will learn about areas of library services where transgender library users may experience challenges, such as signing up for library cards. The presenter will also discuss areas where they may be better served, including collections and programming, as well as about outreach opportunities to this community.

Information will also be provided regarding the experiences of transgender library staff, how their identity influences their experiences within the library, and how to create and foster a more inclusive workplace.

The program will conclude with a brief question and answer session.

1. Improve understanding of transgender people and issues; dispel myths and misconceptions.
2. Build a vocabulary that respects transgender library users and/or staff and increase comfort level when interacting with transgender people in the library or community.
3. Draw attention to areas of library services that can be improved for transgender library users.

Speakers
avatar for James Parrott

James Parrott

Collection Management Librarian, Lewis & Clark Library
I am the Collection Management Librarian at Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Montana. I started in this position in April 2017. I have an MLIS from Valdosta State University, located in my home state of Georgia.My topics of interest include equity, diversity, and inclusion; underserved... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Audobon/Manito

12:00pm

PNLA Lunch and Greetings (Thursday)
Enjoy Lunch with your PNLA colleagues -- included with Registration.


Buffet Menu:Build Your Own Grain and Salad Bowl
  • Warm Rolls and Butter
  •  Greens: Arugula-Kale Mix and Romaine Lettuce
  • Grains: Quinoa and Wheatberry 
  • Toppings: Broccoli, Shredded Carrots, Cucumbers, Cauliflower, Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Scallions, Artichoke Hearts, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms, Garbanzo Beans, Sliced Almonds, Candied Pecans, Strawberries, Guacamole, Kalamata Olives, Craisins, Feta, Goat Cheese
  • Dressings: Ranch, and Blue Cheese, Vinagrette Dressing
  •  Proteins: Grilled Chicken
  • Soup Du Jour
  • Beverage Station: Lemonade, Iced Tea Dessert Station: Assorted Cookies and Brownies Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Freshly Brewed Hot Teas


Thursday August 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverfront C/D

1:00pm

Network with Exhibits and Vendors
Spend some time visiting with vendors and exhibitors. Learn something new. Catch up with a colleague.

Thursday August 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Exhibit Area

1:30pm

Conflict Resolution Begins with You
Do you want to naturally influence your work team to reduce stress and create an environment where both you and your team members absolutely love to work at your library?  This unique presentation will focus on the benefits of serving yourself first so that you can keep giving with a lot less stress while experiencing a lot more fun.  Kimbre Chapman, Children’s Services Supervisor from the McMinnville Public Library, will share the internal and external communication techniques she has used for the past six years to create a team environment where members were able to move from a rapid and stressful staff transition to working harmoniously and synergistically together. Topics will include creating a crystal clear blueprint for what you would love in your life, on your job and for your dream team, evolving your perception, and the keys to increasing self-compassion and kind internal dialog.  As a participant, you will leave with three simple steps you can begin to use both personally and professionally Now to create the environment and work team of your dreams.   
Communication Key #1:  Discovering your Dream and Dream Team, Communication Key #2  Evolving your Perception, Communication Key #3 Increasing Self Compassion 

Speakers
avatar for Kimbre Chapman

Kimbre Chapman

Children's Services Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

1:30pm

Engaging your Latino Community
The Latino population of many states in the Pacific Northwest is over 20% and growing. How can the public library best engage and serve this community? Library Director Jenny Berg will tell the story of five years of increasing involvement with Latinos in McMinnville, Oregon, a town of 34,000. Utilizing available resources, making a case for engagement, and working with partners, funders, and staff the McMinnville Public Library is a city department leading the way in building strong relationships with Latinos. This will be a fun and interactive program where attendees can exchange ideas about how they might better form cross cultural connections. 
>Make the case for engagement outside of the library walls
>Utilize existing resources to engage Latinos in your community
>Create partnerships to grow cross cultural connections
 

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Berg

Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

1:30pm

Leading Students into the Archive: The Writer's Quest Traveling Trunk
Libraries often have hidden collections in their archives that schools can tap into with little effort – if they only know about them!  This program explores a collaborative project between the Montana State University Library Special Collections, the Yellowstone Writing Project, the Museum of the Rockies, and Montana middle and high school teachers to create a traveling “Writer’s Quest” discovery trunk using a Montana author’s archive and works. Focused on Ivan Doig’s novel “The Bartender’s Tale”, our trunk intersects digital and physical archival materials with published books, writer’s tools (including a manual typewriter and digital recorder), and lesson plans to help teachers and their students enter the mysterious world of the writer’s process.  

Attendees will come away with 1. ideas for promoting collections to new user groups; 2. a list of resources for a traveling trunk on books and writing; 3. sample curricular materials that engage students in library/archival materials and an author's works and process. 

Speakers
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Janelle (Jan) M Zauha

Humanities & Outreach Librarian, Montana State University


Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Willow 2

1:30pm

Pedagogy of the Assessed
Given the prominence of standards-based education and measurable outcomes in current educational practice throughout K-12 and higher education, librarians involved in information literacy instruction have an opportunity to examine the utility of such banking practices and to use the new instruction framework to insist upon a new model that destabilizes traditional assessment. Using Paulo Freire’s work as a guidepost, this presentation will attempt to reconsider assessment, and those who are assessed, through a critical pedagogy lens. Using problem-posing, this presentation will be a guided dialogue directed at the following questions: What are the goals of assessment? What happens to the role of the educator in a rigid assessment model? What is the impact on the learning of those who are assessed? What would libraries stand to gain from practicing resistance to standards and measures and instead inviting divergent, imperfect and non-standard knowledge practices into our teaching spaces? (And, of course, what would be perceived as lost?) In this session, we will use the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education and the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to explore and discuss the fundamental goal of library instruction, assessment, and the possibility of creating more authentic pedagogical practices. 
1. Discuss the persistence of national standards in information literacy instruction. 2. Examine the benefits and detriments of national standards for library instruction. 3. Discuss ACRL guidelines as an opportunity to increase awareness of more authentic assessment. 

Speakers
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Megan Stark

Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Montana


Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Willow 1

1:30pm

Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian
You finally got your dream job at the library, but now what? People always say, "I never learned that in Library School", but what about those of us who never went to school in the first place? More than 3 out of every 4 library staff nationwide do not hold a library degree, so if you're one of them, this session is for you! Come take pride in your accidental librarianship and walk away with greater understanding of library principles, practices, and tools of the trade. We'll discuss Collection Development, Reader's Reference, Outreach, Advocacy, Programming, and more! 

Attendees will learn what tools they have available to them to better do their job. They will feel more comfortable with telling the library's story to public stakeholders, and learn how to increase their capacity to better serve their patrons. 

Speakers
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Patrick Bodily

Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries


Thursday August 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Audobon/Manito

2:00pm

PNLA Silent Auction Bidding
Thursday August 8, 2019 2:00pm - 4:30pm

2:30pm

Followership – Using Individual Influence to Positively Impact Your Library
You don’t have to be the boss to impact your organization. The truth is our actions as followers can have a significant effect on our careers, colleagues, organizations, and definitely our leaders. This is often a surprise to many since our culture celebrates and promotes leadership as the primary component for positive change. When we do consider those who are following our leaders, our focus is usually on teams and group dynamics, not on the experience of the individual. This workshop will explore the concept of followership and how it can benefit our libraries. We’ll discuss why we should care about the individual follower, how a single person with limited authority can have a truly positive and organization-wide impact, whether or not it is possible to develop specific traits and skills to maximize our contributions as followers, and how can we support our leaders while remaining true to our personal values. Finally, we’ll evaluate our own performance as followers and strategize ways to improve our abilities in this area. 

Participants in this workshop will:
- Become familiar with the concept of followership and the connection it has to organizational health.
- Recognize the ethical challenges followers face
- Identify followership skills and strategies for developing these abilities
 

Speakers
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Michelle Armstrong

Associate Dean, Boise State University


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

2:30pm

From the Bottom Up: Engaging Technical Services Staff in Decision-making
Sweeping innovations in publishing models, shifts from print to electronic, and the expanding impact of consortia alliances have transformed technical services operations in academic libraries.  Work of technical services units is transitioning from daily assignment of routine work by supervisors, to a dynamic and shifting project-based operation where both staff and management input is crucial to the success of the unit.  The new environment requires all staff to actively engage in decision-making as part of a team of colleagues and managers, using evaluation, synthesis, and prioritization to meet project and operational goals.  This presentation highlights activities Eastern Washington University Libraries’ Collection Services unit implemented to involve and empower its classified staff in decision-making and priority-setting in order to drive innovation and change within the unit and library-wide.  Activities included redesigning physical space, instituting summer retreats, establishing unit ground rules, and ensuring classified staff involvement in hiring.  These activities laid the groundwork for a more collaborative and empowered team of paraprofessional and professional staff able to successfully anticipate and adapt to the rapidly evolving academic library environment.  Following the panel presentation, the panelists will facilitate small group discussions with attendees in order to brainstorm engagement opportunities at attendees’ institutions. 

Session goals:
Build awareness of changes in library technical services and their impact on organizational management
Learn about activities one academic library’s technical services unit implemented in order to increase collaboration and empowerment

Investigate potential engagement activities that could be implemented at attendees’ libraries

Speakers
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Andy Langhurst Eickholt

Collection Management Librarian, Eastern Washington University Libraries
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Merri Hartse

Discovery Services & Systems Librarian, Eastern Washington University Libraries
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Rose Krause

EWU Libraries


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Willow 1

2:30pm

So You've Become a Leader at YOUR Library
As individuals grow to become leaders, we are often not taught how to think about leadership, what aspects should be focused on first once we become leaders, or how to plan for our new leadership role. This presentation addresses these things and more. As everyone is a leader in some capacity, all are invited to attend.   

1. Participants will learn how to work with Boards, internal and external partners, and community organizations in their new leadership role.
2. Participants will garner a basic understanding of different leadership styles.
3. Participants will explore how the tenets of financial literacy play a role within leadership.  

Speakers
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Gavin Woltjerg

Library Director, Billings Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

2:30pm

Textbooks, Dewey and Fiction, Oh my! On Managing and Organizing a Curriculum Library’s Collection.
At the Gary Strong Curriculum Center (a library dedicated to Education majors that houses State if Idaho adopted curriculum as well as a wide variety of books one might encounter in a school library), we strive to provide the most relevant and diverse materials for students, staff, faculty, and community members.  Managing and organizing a small curriculum library takes a lot of flexibility, creativity, ingenuity, and muscle (textbooks are heavy!).  Learn what it takes to plan, organize, and implement the yearly accessioning and purging of 1,000’s of curriculum items while maintaining an exceptional collection of fiction and nonfiction materials and staying sane doing it (just kidding!).

Attendees will leave with tips and techniques for managing the flow of new and old materials while working with limited staff, space, and time, as well as strategies for enhancing permanent collections with a limited budget.
 
Provide information on collection development with a continually rotating section, managing a relevant fiction and nonfiction section, and making the most out of a limited budget. 

Speakers
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Suzie Davis

Library Technician, University of Idaho


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Willow 2

2:30pm

“You’re Not in This Alone” – Creating a Zine to Promote the Library
Come learn about how the Reed College Library paired with Academic Support Services and a current Reed art senior student to help others navigate the thesis process. With the opening of a new Zine collection during Fall 2018, we were presented with an opportunity to update our outreach to seniors. This session will walk through the process we went through and present resources for creating your own outreach zines at your institution! 

1. Talk about how the zine project worked at the Reed College Library
2. Empower others to use this unique outreach method
3. Give others resources and practical knowledge on creating zines, for outreach or otherwise! 

Speakers
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Amy Stewart

Digital Resources Specialist, Reed College Library
I am the Digital Resources Specialist in the Visual Resources Center at the Reed College Library. I am also a current SLIM student at Emporia State University and look forward to finishing up my MLS next summer. Outside of my library work, I love to draw and teach aerial silks.


Thursday August 8, 2019 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Audobon/Manito

3:15pm

BREAK Sponsored by Emporia State : Build Your Trailmix
Build your own trailmix station -- sponsored by Emporia State.
Station Craisins, Whole Almonds, Chocolate Chips, Dried Apricots, Sunflower Seeds, M&Ms, and Pretzels 



Thursday August 8, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Exhibit Area

3:30pm

Beyond Fandoms: The Digital Ecology behind Fanfiction and why Libraries Need to Pay Attention
The Archive of our Own (A03) fanfiction database has been operation in the last 10 years and has over 1.6 million members creating and reading works of fanfiction.  In A03, anyone can be an author, editor, book marketer, publisher or content creator.  With the myriad of digital social media platforms writers and readers of fanfiction can interact directly and immediately.  The digital content being produced is dynamic and readily available for free to anyone with a smartphone or computer.  In this session, we will explore the global and digital ecology behind fanfiction.  This includes the creative autonomy of fanfiction writers, the ways in which they can produce a story rich in multimodal content and how their interactions with their readers can engage readers in curating and creating digital content as well.  We will also discuss some ideas and engagement strategies for libraries might think about when engaging with fanfiction readers and writers in their communities.
 
The way that digital platforms for fanfiction are growing, and the incredible content that’s free and readily available to anyone with digital access, it is in the best interest of libraries to be an active participant in the rich digital ecology of fanfiction.  In attending this session, we hope to:
1) Raise awareness about fanfiction and how it impacts traditional print readership
2) Inspire folks to reimagine programming for their libraries that is focused on digital content and its possibilities
3) share information about new ways digital fiction content is being produced and disseminated
View and reflect on the presentation at: bit.ly/beyondfandoms.  Thank you all for your feedback!

Speakers
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Desiree Baron

Branch Head, Vancouver Public Library
I have worked in libraries (both academic and public) for over 25 years. I am a mom to a 10 year old, love baking and travelling! In my career as a librarian, I've been hugely interested in the romance genre, libraries and sustainability and now, fanfiction!


Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

3:30pm

Make it a Double Shot: Plussing the One Shot with a Flipped Information Literacy Component
Information literacy is more crucial than ever in our divided “post truth” world, but finding time to teach it is difficult. Though librarians are information literacy experts, we are most often asked to provide “one shot” instruction sessions which focus on the technical aspects of database searching, with only a cursory look, if any, at information literacy. Deeper engagement is possible, but usually requires collaboration with highly motivated professors through embedded courses or other, time-consuming programs that limit reach.

I developed a method at Gonzaga University to transform the one shot into a "double shot” via a flipped, pre-class online component. This allows me to sneak information literacy concepts into the one shot without extra work for the content professor, and with manageable, front-loaded work for the librarian. This session will outline the process of creating the flipped portion using LibGuides and Google Forms. It will explain how the program was pitched to content professors of Gonzaga’s new First Year Seminars. It will include tips for ensuring a lively in-class discussion. Finally, it will cover the lessons learned via informal feedback and formal assessment of the program. 

At the conclusion off this presentation, attendees will understand how to:
- recognize the challenges and benefits of flipped instruction
- use LibGuides and Google Forms to create an online guide and exercise
- effectively pitch a flipped instruction session to faculty 

Speakers
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Anthony Tardiff

Instruction & First Year Engagement Librarian, Gonzaga University


Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Willow 1

3:30pm

The Accidental Library Data Analyst
Data analytics are everywhere, it seems, and libraries face increasing pressure to use data to tell their stories. Unfortunately, many libraries don’t have a dedicated data analyst on staff. If this has become part of your job, either formally or informally, you’re not alone. This session will introduce key concepts in data analysis, discuss specifics about working with data in the library environment, share resources and learning tools, and connect you with others doing library data work. We will use real-world examples and hands-on exercises to delve into the numbers in a fun and engaging way. If you never thought of yourself as a numbers person, this session might change your mind! 

Participants will understand key concepts in data analysis, know how the library environment influences the use of data, and identify resources and learning tools that they can use to improve their data fluency and analysis skills. 

Speakers
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Lisa Fraser

Organizational Performance Project Manager, King County Library System
I became a librarian because I love connecting people with the information that they need. In my current position, I focus on strategic planning, evaluation, data & analytics, and project management. Combining words, numbers, and pictures into a meaningful story is my way of advocating... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

3:30pm

The Road to the 2020 Census
This is a Power Point presentation for libraries to support their communities for the 2020 Census - ensuring continued resources of federally funded programs.  The timing of this conference is perfect for this once-a-decade population and housing count that is mandated by congress.  The purpose of the 2020 Census is to conduct a census of population and housing and disseminate the results to the President, the states, and the American people. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. The decennial census, conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, is the country’s largest nonmilitary mobilization of a workforce and its data are of paramount importance to the nation, determining each state’s number of representatives in Congress and the allocation of billions of dollars in funding for many federal programs, the boundaries for voting and school districts, and countless other decisions that benefit local governments in all 50 states and the territories. Businesses of all sizes depend on census data to make decisions about where to locate, hire, and invest. The widespread availability of data through the internet, as well as through third‐party entities that often repackage Census Bureau data, has been important for entrepreneurs who need to make data‐driven decisions to benefit their businesses. 

1. Outreach/education to underrepresented, rural and hard-to-count populations.  2.  Support innovative technology with internet response opportunities for the first time in Census history.  3.  Support resources of federally funded programs for local communities. 

Speakers
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Mindy Thorp

Partnership Specialist, US Census Bureau


Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Willow 2

3:30pm

Washington Public Libraries Lead the Way in Workforce Development
The role of libraries in community economic development is evolving beyond jobseeker support to more formal engagement with workforce development systems.  Washington libraries are engaged with community partners at the state and local level in projects and activities that are truly moving the bar for jobseekers and business, allowing them to make real, impactful contributions in their communities.  In this session you’ll learn about the structure of the workforce development system, which government and community organizations share common audiences and goals – and are likely to welcome libraries as partners, and gain insight into specific areas where the ‘traditional’ workforce development system struggles, but where libraries excel.

Some of the programs we’ll highlight include adult high school completion (degree and GED) partnerships and initiatives, certification test proctoring, workshops for budding apprentices and  entrepreneurs and small business, libraries certified in the American Job Center network, and a very successful community business library. Throughout the program we’ll be taking a thoughtful look at the many ways to approach community partnerships, and ways to make our workforce development activities more equitable, diverse, and inclusive. 

Attendees will gain a better understanding of the structure of the workforce development system – federal, state, and local.
Attendees will leave with at least 2 ideas for how they can leverage their library’s current goals or services to engage in their workforce development system.
Attendees will gain new insight into the partnership spectrum and incorporating principles of equitability, diversity, and inclusion. 

Speakers
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Elizabeth Iaukea

Workforce Development Librarian, Washington State Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Audobon/Manito

4:30pm

Becoming the Village - A community inspired approach to partnering with Indigenous communities.
This presentation looks at Greater Victoria Public Library’s journey, or better said, the start of the journey to becoming a methaforical village - a safe, respectul, informed and caring space, conducive to meanigful collaboration and community building.  GVPL approaches library services from a community inspired model, and partnering with Victoria Native Friendship Centre was a crucial step in connecting with local Indigenous communities. To advance the process of reconciliation, in the last two years, Greater Victoria Public Library engaged in a series of new initiatives related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report, including collection development,  territorial acknowledgement , community engagement and programming, as well as staff professional development.
This presentation will showcase some of GVPL innovative ways of engaging with Indigenous communities, such as “Reconciliation: Opening the Door to Conversations”, a special four part speaker series created in partnership with Victoria Native Friendship Centre, this conference session will mostly focus on the cultural learning and significant impacts these programs and events had on GVPL patrons, staff and work environment.

How will delegates benefit from this session?
• Concrete examples of how Indigenous cultural learning impact staff personally and professionally
• Best practices and strategies to connect with local Indigenous communities and work together towards reconciliation
• Since we plan an interactive session, based on experiential learning, this session will open a door to an honest discussion about the challenges and the rewards of connecting with Indigenous communities

Speakers
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Fatima Ferreira

Senior Librarian, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Delia Filipescu

Public Services Librarian, Greater Victoria Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Audobon/Manito

4:30pm

Framework-Friendly Assessment: Learning How Students Construct Authority
While the transition from the Standards to the Framework has had an exciting impact on instruction and practice in colleges and universities, the development of the dispositions and knowledge practices described by the Framework is more challenging to assess. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to employ a Framework-friendly assessment tool that directly addresses the concept that “Authority is Constructed and Contextual” by analyzing sources using a taxonomy composed of three interrelated facets. The presenters will begin by demonstrating the tool’s potential power, briefly sharing data from a new, multi-site study that utilizes this taxonomy, and that builds on an initial pilot study, the results of which have been accepted for publication in the April 2019 issue of College & Research Libraries.  The presentation will then address how participants can employ the taxonomy at their own institution -- the workshop is conducted using a "gradual release of responsibility" pedagogical approach that models the use of the taxonomy and subsequently guides participants until they are able to employ it themselves, independently and confidently.  Ultimately, participants will leave the workshop ready to return to their own institutions and make use of a tool designed for engaging in internal library assessment to improve understanding of student work, for creating opportunities for more thoughtful engagement with faculty, and for improving their instructional practices so that students are equipped to evaluate 21st century sources. 

1) Participants will be able to articulate what insights into student research are possible with the use of the faceted taxonomy.  2) Participants will be able to accurately classify unfamiliar source materials using the faceted taxonomy.  3) Participants will be able to articulate at least one potential application for the faceted taxonomy at their current institution. 

Speakers
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Mary Thill

Northeastern Illinois University
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Master of Library Science Program, MTSU

Middle Tennessee State University
The M.L.S. program at MTSU consists of 36 credits, with all courses online except for two field experiences to help produce practice-ready librarians. Each course is tailored to individual student interest, and students are allowed to propose alternative electives in other disciplines... Read More →
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James Rosenzweig

Education Librarian, Eastern Washington University


Thursday August 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Willow 1

4:30pm

Rewriting Harry Potter: Creating Intergenerational Magic
JK Rowling’s expansion of the known wizarding world in the United States via the Pottermore website created considerable excitement, but also sparked controversy regarding the misrepresentation and appropriation of Native American cultures. By way of response, we invited our community to help build an #OwnVoices narrative. By contributing their personal traditions and experiences, each program participant helped establish an authentic and respectful community ‘fanon’ (fanfiction that is perpetuated as though canon). An integral part of the process was creating volunteer opportunities tailored to each individual’s interests, skills, and drive. Our goal was to provide a meaningful experience that was rewarding for both the volunteer and the library. The result was a ‘partnership’ between Ilvermorny (the American Hogwarts) and eight libraries. WAMPUS (Wizarding Accreditation of Magic Proficiency for the Unconventionally Schooled—the wizarding equivalent of a GED) and middle and high school students could register to attend ‘classes,’ many of which were intergenerational, over a three-month semester. We will share a bit of the magic (for example, the 6’ animatronic sorting statues and the tesla coil used for wand matching), important lessons we learned, and ways you might use or adapt the program for your own library. We will also share how this program is evolving into a social advocacy focused Harry Potter club as well as a ‘tech-quity’ program series intended to give girls (especially of non-dominant community groups) firsthand experience in a variety of STEM careers. 

1)    To give an example of a series that integrated connected learning, intergenerational and patron driven programming to meaningfully engage our community, then discuss ways to adapt these programs for any size library. To provide examples of and discuss how to reframe standing programs to draw in new audiences.
2) To explain how we redesigned our volunteer program around the talents and interests of community members instead of around set tasks. To discuss how this restructuring strengthened our connections not just to teens, but also to their families. Additionally, to examine how restructuring diversified our volunteer force so that it better reflects our communities demographics.
3) To demonstrate the magic by recreating the sorting and wand matching experience, then revealing the community engagement opportunities behind everything. To discuss how ‘house points’ became intrinsic motivation for participation and how that can be replicated or adapted.
 

Speakers
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Elenya Herring

enherring@kcls.org, King County Library System
I've been a teen services librarian for 6 years and specialize in unconventional intergenerational and connected learning programming with a focus on engaging marginalized youth and their communities. This has included organizing Meow Fest, an internet cat video festival that brings... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

4:30pm

The domino effect: how migration to Alma lead to organizational change
 In December 2016 Montana State University Library migrated to Ex Libris’ Alma unified resource management system.  In the first year using the system, as new workflows were identified, opportunities to streamline processes arose. As a result, in July 2018 the Collection Development (CD) and Resource Description & Metadata Services (RDMS) departments were merged into a single department, Collection Access and Technical Services (CATS).  The formation of this new department has in turn led to physical changes to the technical services area at MSU Library.  The presenter will address the workflow changes, the process of merging the departments, and describe the physical changes currently underway. 

1.) Share how workflows were affected by the migration to the new library management system, 2.) Share how the decision to merge departments was reached, and 3.) Address the physical changes resulting from the merger.  

Speakers
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Amy Foster

Head of Collection Access and Technical Services, Montana State University Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Willow 2

4:30pm

Three practical ways to improve every meeting, forever!
Most of us dread having to attend meetings just for the sake of meeting.  There’s nothing worse than sitting around a table (or webcam) with folks consulting a vague agenda, where outcomes are not clear, decisions are not followed through on, and nothing gets communicated back to stakeholders.  This combination can be toxic to overall morale.  In this session University of Alaska Southeast’s Library Dean Elise Tomlinson will share some free online tools and practical steps she has developed to significantly improve the outcomes of departmental meetings.  This includes how to collaborate on agendas, remove the need for someone to take “minutes”, provide a way to increase accountability and close the loop on action items, and still get minutes out to stakeholders by the end of the meeting.  Dean Tomlinson uses humor and lessons learned from 10 years of running meetings (the good, bad, and the ugly), to show how anyone can improve their process with a few quick and easy changes. 

Attendees will learn how to:
1. Set up collaborative agendas where everyone gets a chance to be heard while eliminating the need for a designated note taker.
2. Increase the accountability of team members and prevent action items from falling through the cracks.
3. Improve timely communication to stakeholders including marketing the hard work of library staff and faculty.


Speakers
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Elise Tomlinson

Library Dean, University of Alaska Southeast
Hired by the UAS Egan Library in 1999 as an Assistant Professor of Library and Information Science, Elise has worked in school, public, special, and academic libraries for the past 30 years. She received tenure and promotion to Associate Professor, in 2006, and became the Regional... Read More →


Thursday August 8, 2019 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

6:00pm

CHANGE IN BREWERY: Walk to Black Label Brewery
Meet up with your fellow PNLA beer aficionados for a short walk to http://blacklabelbrewing.com/  --- food is available nearby.

Facilitators
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Erin Passehl Stoddart

Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian, University of Oregon
Erin Passehl Stoddart is the Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian at the University of Oregon. She previously was Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Idaho and past-president of Northwest Archivists.

Thursday August 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meet in Centennial Hotel Lobby

6:00pm

Visit the Historic Davenport Hotel (Limit 25)
Meet up with your PNLA peers for a short walk (1 mile) or shared ride to the historic Davenport Hotel. Take a walk through history and maybe stay for a drink in the fancy Peacock bar.

Facilitators
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Linda Johns

Librarian, Seattle Public Library / Washington Center for the book

Thursday August 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meet in Centennial Hotel Lobby

6:00pm

Walk to Aunties Bookstore
Meet up with your fellow PNLA peers and colleagues for a short walk (.7 miles) to Aunties bookstore - Spokane's local independent bookseller -- https://www.auntiesbooks.com/

Facilitators
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Jay Peters

Manager, Marketing and Communications, Coquitlam Public Library

Thursday August 8, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Meet in Centennial Hotel Lobby

8:00pm

LILAC CITY LIVE: PNLA Corks & Cans Edition! (FREE!) - SHARMA SHIELDS IS A GUEST!!!
Lilac City Live is Spokane Public Library's  award winning late night talk show!

Come attend a live taping of Lilac City live especially for PNLA! --

See this innovative form of community outreach in action!

Guests this show include: author Sharma Shields, musician Liz Rognes, comedy from Annica Eagle, and lots of comedy!

Lilac City Live won a national 2018 Top Innovator Award for Innovation from the Urban Library Council and is hosted by local personality Ryan Dean Tucker. Admission is FREE and there is a cash bar serving local beer and wine benefiting Spokane Public Library Foundation.

Spokane Public Library906 West Main Avenue 
Spokane, WA 99201


Speakers
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Jason Johnson

Community Engagement Manager, Spokane Public Library


Thursday August 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Spokane Public Library
 
Friday, August 9
 

7:15am

Conference Registration
The Registration desk is open to assist with registration and questions.

Friday August 9, 2019 7:15am - 11:30am

8:30am

PNLA LEADS Keynote & Breakfast with speaker Aaron LaFromboise: Native American engagement in the library (Included with Registration)
Topic: Native American engagement in the library

Buffet Menu:
  • Seasonal Sliced Fresh Fruit Hot Oatmeal served with Raisins, Nuts, Brown Sugar, and Cream Assorted House Made Pastries 
  • Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Herbs
  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Warm Maple Syrup and Whipped Butter
  • Applewood Smoked Bacon Country Sage Sausage 
  • Served with Breakfast Potatoes 
  • Includes Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf, Gourmet Tea selections served with Milk, Honey, and Lemon, Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 


Speakers
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Aaron LaFromboise

Director of Library Services, Medicine Spring Library, Blackfeet Community College
Aaron LaFromboise, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe of northern Montana, lives in Browning, Montana and works as Director of Library Services for the Medicine Spring Library at Blackfeet Community College. Her library is not only an academic library but also a community library... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 8:30am - 10:15am
Riverfront C/D

10:00am

Pastry Station
Assorted Housemade Breakfast Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Freshly Brewed Coffee, De-caffeinated Coffee, and Gourmet Tea Selection served with Milk, Honey, and Lemon 

Friday August 9, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
Exhibit Area

10:00am

PNLA Silent Auction Bidding
Bidding ends at 1:45pm

Friday August 9, 2019 10:00am - 1:45pm

10:30am

A hard look in the mirror: reflecting on the role of the librarian
What do you see as the role of a librarian today? What makes us valuable and unique? What are you doing in your current job that you could STOP doing? Why? What could you start doing? The answers to these and many other questions are the building blocks of the Greater Victoria Public Library's Community-Inspired Service Model and rethinking the role of the librarian in our organization. 

• Participants will learn more about being a Community Inspired Library.
• Participants will evaluate their own service models through a Community Inspired lens.
• Provide attendees with a creative toolkit of ideas and practices that can be taken back to their libraries.  



Speakers
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Delia Filipescu

Public Services Librarian, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Fatima Ferreira

Senior Librarian, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Jennifer Rowan

Coordinator, Library Services, Greater Victoria Public Library
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Tracy Kendrick

Coordinator Library Services, Greater Victoria Public Library


Friday August 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverfront Ballroom B

10:30am

Active Shooter Survival Training
With the prevalence of mass shooting events in the U.S., it’s essential to know how to respond appropriately to these deadly situations.  In this presentation, participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs preceding these attacks.  You’ll become familiar with the dynamic, nationally recognized guidelines that can be applied to any situation or environment to help save lives.  Individuals will understand how to cultivate innate survival skills to master your fear and act quickly and decisively during an emergency.  Participants will also get tips on building community partnerships with first responders to help in preparing for an active shooter emergency. 

•    Recognize pre-attack indicators displayed by a violent person in order to avert an active shooter event.
• Become familiar with nationally recognized active shooter guidelines that can be applied to any situation or environment.
• Better understand how the human body reacts under stress and how to utilize emergency survival skills to react appropriately.
• Build community partnerships with first responders in order to be better prepared for an active shooter emergency.
 

Speakers
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Paul Victor Jr.

Librarian & Professor, Eastern Washington University
I'm actively involved in coordinating with emergency first responders to offer safety & security training to our library employees. My goal is for all employees to have the skills they need to deal with difficult situations and stay safe. I’ve researched, published & presented... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Willow 1

10:30am

Everyday Data
In this workshop, we’ll explore the data that surrounds us and permeates our lives. We’ll complete a creative exercise to capture a “data snapshot” and talk about the discoveries prompted by this type of noticing, which is new to many. We’ll then talk about how data visualization can be used to explore and find patterns in more formal data, and do a brief exploratory project using library survey comments. 

Bring colored pens and pencils if you have them, and be ready for some fun learning! 

After this workshop, students will be able to:
1. Articulate what data is, how it surrounds us, and why it is important;
2. Use visualization techniques to explore relationships and patterns in a data set;
3. Apply best practices for data visualization to other collections of data in formal and informal settings.

Speakers
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Ellie Dworak

Information Design & Data Visualization Librarian, Boise State University
Ellie is super excited about data visualization, library assessment, and color palettes. She also loves typography, hand lettering, barre fitness, Neil Gaiman, and tending her garden. She lives in Boise Idaho with her husband, three dogs, and a small flock of homing pigeons.


Friday August 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Willow 2

10:30am

No More Silos: Implementing Self-Management to Fully Empower Staff
When challenged to create an organizational chart for your library that was patron-focused, it is unlikely we would come up with the cumbersome, siloed
org charts we now have. The Hillsboro (OR) Public Library did away with traditional departments, replacing Circulation, Reference, and Technical Services
with four quadrants that speak to the experiences we want patrons to have. How did we do it? By learning from the self-management, or holacracy,
movement, and implementing a new structure that prioritized supporting staff expertise, allowed for significant cross-training, and empowered staff to
manage their own time and participate more fully in organizational projects.

1. Upon completion, participants will understand the principles behind holacracy and self-management.
2. Upon completion, participants will have developed a clear action plan for implementing potential organizational changes in their own libraries.
3. Upon completion, participants will have obtained a set of resources from outside of the library world to assist in structural organizational change.


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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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 :-)


Friday August 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Riverfront Ballroom A

10:30am

Reading the Region 2018-2019: Award Books from the Pacific Northwest
In this age of distraction, reading a good book remains one of the best ways to focus. This program will help you discover the best reads of our beautiful region. Join members of the PNLA Board and others for a rapid round of book talks featuring award winning titles for 2018-2019 from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, and Washington. Books for all ages and interests will be previewed and displayed. Award programs and reading initiatives from throughout the region will be highlighted. Come away with new recommendations for your collection and some great advice for your diverse readers.  

1. Knowledge of award programs in our region. 2. Specific knowledge of the best titles for the year published in our member states and provinces. 3. Interaction with PNLA board members who do the book talks and better understanding of our region in general. 

Speakers
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Janelle (Jan) M Zauha

Humanities & Outreach Librarian, Montana State University


Friday August 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Audobon/Manito

12:00pm

YRCA Keynote: Stephanie Oakes -- Lunch sponsored by the Young Reader's Choice Award (Included with Registration)
Stephanie Oakes's  debut novel, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, was released from Dial/Penguin in 2015. The Arsonist  was released from Dial/Penguin in 2017.  She teaches and manages a combined elementary and middle school library in Spokane, Washington.

Menu: Bake Potato Bar
Baked Potatoes with the following toppings: Sour Cream, Butter, Broccoli, Chives, Bacon Pieces, Shredded Cheese, Popcorn Chicken, Steak Bites, Cougar Gold Cheese 
Soup Du Jour

Freshly Brewed Coffee, Decaf, Assorted Teas


Speakers
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Stephanie Oakes

Author / School Librarian
Stephanie Oakes's  debut novel, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly, was released from Dial/Penguin in 2015. The Arsonist  was released from Dial/Penguin in 2017.  She teaches and manages a combined elementary and middle school library in Spokane, Washington... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Riverfront C/D

1:00pm

PNLA Business Meeting
Please attend this gathering of the PNLA community to get updates about PNLA governance and share accolades with deserving peers.

Speakers
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Jenny Grenfell

President, Pacific Northwest Library Association
Jenny is a library manager in the Timberland Regional Library System in southwest Washington. She is also the president of PNLA, a regional library association. When not immersed in the library world she loves to do sprint triathlons!


Friday August 9, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Riverfront C/D

1:30pm

Network with Exhibits and Vendors
Spend some time visiting with vendors and exhibitors. Learn something new. Catch up with a colleague.

Friday August 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

Collection Development in the #MeToo Movement
How to build healthy and positive images of females in middle and high school collections. 

Consideration and discussion of current titles with healthy characters.   Encouraging kids to balance their book diet. Teaching students to recognize healthy relationship patterns.  Sharing microreviews with the audience.  

Speakers
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Angela Archuleta

School Library Media Specialist, Flathead High School/Whitefish Middle School
Angela Archuleta and Dana Carmichael are Teacher-Librarians in Montana, who want to engage our students in literacy and critical thinking. We believe in today's world we need to look at our collections and promote confidence in our students.
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Dana Caramichael

School Library Media Specialist, Whitefish Middle School


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

2:00pm

Digital Humanities Reawakens Ancient Embroidery Technique
Due to digital humanities, the possibilities of creating vibrant fiber art from many drawings, including those of ancient and medieval manuscripts, has become abundant! Anyone can create their own patterns using iron-on-transfer paper and digital humanities to revive illuminated images and transfer them into fiber art. Archives, Libraries, and Museums (LAMs) have worked hard to provide many full-text and illuminated manuscripts digitally accessible on the Internet. This presentation will address the research and technology involved in locating trusted sites for medieval and historic digital images, understanding digital-use laws, how to edit images using various software, and printing digital images onto iron-on-transfer-paper. Upon ironing an image onto fabric, these manuscript images can then be embroidered. The presentation will also address laid work, the ancient embroidery technique as found in the Bayeux tapestry, which can be easily applied over the image to create a fiber art piece.  Creating laid work on fabric allows for the historical art to be framed and hung. Having completed laid work on the images from the 13th century manuscript, Las Cantigas de Santa Maria, the presenter can attest that the images become more alluring and invites closer examination from viewers and art enthusiasts. The fiber gives the images a vivid and rich look and gets the art work off of the print page or computer screen, to be displayed in a frame, and hung on the wall.   

1). To locate and understand the availability of digital humanities collections. 2). To learn the basics of copyright when using digital images. 3) To create an embroidery pattern using digital images and iron-transfer-paper technologies, as well as learn about the history and ease of the art of laid work. 

Speakers
avatar for Julie Carmen

Julie Carmen

Research Librarian, Central Washington Univ. Brooks Library
I am a fan of Medieval illuminated manuscripts and have embroidered images from a 13th Century manuscript for over 20 years. I am also a huge fan of Libraries, Archives, & Museums (LAMs).


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Willow 1

2:00pm

FUNancial Literacy
What better way to teach financial literacy than an escape room?! This presentation will share how two public libraries and a university finance educator combined forces to engage families with their money choices. How they capitalized on common core standards and the power of gamification to create an escape room - from scratch - and turn it into a circulating kit. 

Attendees will gain insight into creating a unique program model, the knowledge necessary to sustain and recreate it, and an increased understanding of a successful public and academic collaboration.

Speakers
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Andrew Bingham

FCS Financial Management Educator, University of Idaho Extension
I teach and talk about consumer finance for a living, and I never get tired of it. I'm happy to discuss any finance questions anyone may have, or brainstorm ideas to make financial literacy more engaging.
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Dani Elizabeth

Program Specialist - Public Services, Meridian Library District
I am a librarian because ballerina archaeologist didn’t work out. I earned a BA in Early Education because I love people even more than books. I have 9 years of extensive and varied experience, ranging from early literacy programming to outreach. My passions are project management... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

2:00pm

Opening Books, Opening Doors: a Community Collaboration
Opening Books, Opening Doors is a community partnership and commitment to ensure that by 2020, all students in the Coeur d’Alene School District exiting third grade experience a deep love of reading and meet grade level reading proficiency goals, including comprehension and fluency. This initiative is anchored by a $600,000 grant to University of Idaho to implement the Coeur d’Alene Early Reading Project, now called Opening Books, Opening Doors (OBOD), in partnership with the Coeur d’Alene School District. OBOD will add to existing Coeur d’Alene School District reading resources for students and teachers, and will coordinate literacy efforts of parents, volunteers and nonprofit organizations in Coeur d’Alene to create a community-wide approach to ensure reading success for K-3 students. This session will share the background on how this project came to be, the key role of the community partners and collaborators, the importance of reaching beyond our comfort zone into the community, as well as our successes and challenges. Participants will leave with a framework to develop this project in their communities. 

By the end of this session attendees will:
• identify community partners and resources to implement an OBOD model in their community;
• understand the OBOD initiatives, timeline, and program requirements;
• have an OBOD project outline to implement in their community.
 

Speakers
avatar for Keri Stark

Keri Stark

Director of Community Impact, United Way of North Idaho
Keri earned a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Idaho. Her current work applies structural, collective impact approaches to disparities in early childhood care and education. For over a decade Keri has worked and volunteered with nonprofits ranging from environmentalism... Read More →
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Amy Voeller

Program Manager, Opening Books, Opening Doors
Amy reinforces Innovia Foundation’s desire to drive community transformation by casting vision, convening and aligning partnerships, and promoting community-wide ownership for K-3 literacy. She holds an M.Ed. in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Idaho. Her passion... Read More →
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Karen Yother

Youth Services Specialist, Community Library Network


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Willow 2

2:00pm

The Success of Failure
Why do we fear failure? In order to succeed, rewrite the notion that failure is a negative outcome. By understanding the benefits of failure, you can begin to construct a plan for future success.  

1. Participants will define what failure means to them and their organization.
2. Participants will learn strategies of how to use failure as a source for proactive growth.
3. Participants will learn the many varieties of failure and how each variety can be used to promote creativity, learning, and team building.   

Speakers
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Gavin Woltjerg

Library Director, Billings Public Library


Friday August 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Audobon/Manito

2:45pm

BREAK: Sweet & Salty Break - Sponsored by EBSCO
Popcorn bar and drinks! -- Sponsored by EBSCO

Popcorn Bar-Regular Popcorn, white cheddar popcorn, Cracker Jacks Snack mix made with peanut butter Cap n Crunch Assorted Energy Drinks and Soft Drinks

Friday August 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Exhibit Area

3:00pm

Empowering Mentors and Mentees Through Formal and Informal Programs
This panel will consider library and archives mentorship programs from both the mentor and mentee perspective. Panelists will discuss their experience with both informal and formal mentoring programs occurring within professional organizations and at different types of institutions, including archives and special collections, public, school, and academic libraries. Panelists will focus on a breadth of mentoring relationships, including those with staff, paraprofessionals, teachers, administrators, peers, colleagues, and continuing education opportunities with students. Discussions may include the challenges and opportunities that come from mentoring across generations, gender, age, geographic distance, and at different points within a career. Panelists will provide tips on how to assess the success of mentoring relationships, how to develop shared goals and understanding, useful forms and other materials, and how to make these relationships successful for both the mentor and mentee.

Speakers
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Jenn Wheeler

Librarian, Mead School District
We implemented our first STEAMLab this year at Evergreen Elementary School. One of my fondest memories occurred during our back to school ice cream social. At the social, families come and meet their child's teacher, see the new room and visit the STEAMLab. So much JOY from the children... Read More →
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Whitney Buccicone

Seattle Public Library
Special collections, technical services, cataloging, authority work, management, mentoring, and more!
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Bette Ammon

Director, Coeur d'Alene Public Library
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Erin Passehl Stoddart

Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian, University of Oregon
Erin Passehl Stoddart is the Strategic Projects and Grants Development Librarian at the University of Oregon. She previously was Associate Professor and Head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Idaho and past-president of Northwest Archivists.


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

3:00pm

Engaging Latino Community (encore session from Thursday)
The Latino population of many states in the Pacific Northwest is over 20% and growing. How can the public library best engage and serve this community? Library Director Jenny Berg will tell the story of five years of increasing involvement with Latinos in McMinnville, Oregon, a town of 34,000. Utilizing available resources, making a case for engagement, and working with partners, funders, and staff the McMinnville Public Library is a city department leading the way in building strong relationships with Latinos. This will be a fun and interactive program where attendees can exchange ideas about how they might better form cross cultural connections. 
  • >Make the case for engagement outside of the library walls
  • >Utilize existing resources to engage Latinos in your community
  • >Create partnerships to grow cross cultural connections 

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Berg

Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

3:00pm

Let Me Tell You Why You Should Invest
With growing budget constraints, it is hard to find resources for capital projects, not to mention invest in new innovations to enhance a patron’s experience. Learn the steps to creating a grassroots capital campaign in your library from start to finish—identifying donors and community partners, leveraging matching funds, and seeking grant opportunities. We will use the Spokane Public Library as an example to learn how they privately fundraised just shy of $200,000 for the remote access 24/7 library in a year’s time. 
Learning Goals: How to identify potential partners, learn strategies to identify donors and project management  

Speakers
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Rae-Lynn Barden

Administrative Services Coordiantor, Spokane Public Library


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Willow 2

3:00pm

Using a Reading Challenge to Supercharge Your Readers' Services
Using 10 to Try, the King County Library System's annual reading challenge as a model, we'll explore how and why to offer a theme-based reading challenge in your library. We'll discuss designing a program with goals and outcomes in mind as well as how to implement the program and evaluate your stated outcomes. Reading challenges are easily adaptable for libraries of all sizes, and we'll brainstorm ways you can supersize or downsize a challenge to make it work for your staff and community. We'll also look at the ways that a themed challenge can inspire other readers' advisory efforts, from displays and booklists to staff development, events, and even a podcast.  

Speakers
avatar for Emily Calkins

Emily Calkins

Readers Services Program Coordinator, King County Library System Panelist
Emily is the Readers' Services Program Coordinator for the King County Library System, where she specializes in connecting readers with stories, authors, and each other. She is also the co-host of the library’s podcast, The Desk Set. Emily has presented at Emerald City Comicon... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Audobon/Manito

3:00pm

What does it take to partner with state and national parks?
What does it take to partner with state and national parks?
Mike Gauthier, Superintendent of Nez Perce National Historical Park, Whitman Mission National Historic Site and Big Hole National Battlefield, has successfully partnered with libraries to encourage and extend access to public lands and parks. Case studies from Yosemite NP, Olympic NP, and Nez Perce NHP demonstrate how libraries and parks both benefit when together they tell the stories of our nation's extraordinary natural and cultural resources and rich heritage.

On a state level learn what Carolyn Petersen, Rural Library consultant, Washington State Library, needed to do to launch a pilot program this spring which enables 4 Washington public libraries to check out Discover passes to Washington’s state parks. The Discover Pass goes out with a backpack containing binoculars, a common animal and plants guide, and an evaluation guide.

1. what's necessary for a successful collaboration 2. how to evaluate program 3. lessons learned


Speakers
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Mike Gauthier

Superintendent, Nez Perce National Historical Park
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CAROLYN PETERSEN

Assistant Program Manager, Library Development, Washington State Library | Office of the Secretary of State


Friday August 9, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Willow 1

4:00pm

Connecting the dots, disciplines & critical thinking
Disciplinary Learning Communities can learn a lot about the library through a workshop on critical thinking in their discipline. Starting with the appropriate infographic (focusing on prototypes for engineering, for example), librarians can help students brainstorm about critical thinking in their major, in their academic planning for four years, and then lead students to brainstorm about how their discipline would think through researching a problem. In the end, students think about thinking, but are introduced to the disciplinary resources that will serve them in their college and professional career. Critical thinking skills are highly regarded by future employers, sadly lacking in many of students, and appealing to the leaders of learning communities, more so than another library session might seem. Critical thinking demands engagement, and students working in small groups make connections while they reckon on how their specific field thinks through researching a problem. Librarians walk away knowing they helped students with metacognition while helping them understand they have a disciplinary database, specific reference tools, writing style guides, and librarians who want to intentionally connect their disciplinary needs to the tools in the library that will serve them.  

Understand importance of critical thinking from employers' perspective.
Increase awareness of students' (lack of) critical thinking skills, as is evidenced in the research.
See one possible model of connecting critical thinking to academic planning and disciplinary library research.

Speakers
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Kellian Clink

Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato
I am passionate about student success. I have done library instruction for 32 years. My liaison work is with social work, sociology, anthropology and psychology. Off hours, I hike (England every year, this year Dorset), kayak, and read a book every day.


Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Audobon/Manito

4:00pm

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... drone?
An introduction to flying robots! This session will get participants acquainted with drones & UAVs. You'll get up to speed on what they are, how they work, and what they can be used for. We'll learn a little about selecting good drones for libraries, with special attention given to durability and cost. You'll get an overview (pun intended) of flight basics, laws, and safety. We will then look at developing programs for all ages, including best practices, lessons learned, and ideas for community partnerships.

Participants will leave the session with an understanding of drone fundamentals, develop criteria for choosing drones for library programs, and be prepared to design drone programs at their home library.

Speakers
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Tyler McLane

Librarian, Coeur d'Alene Public library


Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Riverfront Ballroom A

4:00pm

Podcasts Get Lit
Two KCLS librarians share about the experience of starting a new podcast from the ground up- with tips on tech tools, writing for audio, interview techniques, marketing and more. Get inspired to start your own podcast and reach new audiences that already love stories and listening. Learn why data says now is the time to launch your library podcast,  the basic tools you need to get started on budget, and ideas for making compelling content that patrons will love.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Calkins

Emily Calkins

Readers Services Program Coordinator, King County Library System Panelist
Emily is the Readers' Services Program Coordinator for the King County Library System, where she specializes in connecting readers with stories, authors, and each other. She is also the co-host of the library’s podcast, The Desk Set. Emily has presented at Emerald City Comicon... Read More →
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Britta Barrett

Librarian, King County Library System
Britta Barrett is a voracious reader and a librarian at the King County Library System. She has previously worked in the curatorial department of the Museum of Popular Culture, the small press graphic novel publisher Fantagraphics, and as a music journalist. When she’s not reading... Read More →


Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Riverfront Ballroom B

4:00pm

Supporting Student Success: Library Access for All Students
FVRLibaries service area includes 23 different school districts with nearly 80,000 students with uneven access to the public library and a diverse array of support to school media centers. Connecting our students to FVRL resources in a convenient, streamlined way became one of the ways we seek to support student success. To facilitate easier access for students to library resources and build stronger relationships with our schools, we are working to provide digital library access to all students using their student ID numbers through our ConnectFVRL program. Join us for an engaging session on why we have taken this challenge on and how we are approaching the initiative.  We will share the successes and challenges we’ve encountered so far, and will provide you with some of the tools and basic steps to take in order to replicate this program at your library.


Participants will:  Understand benefits to conducting this type in their community.  Become familiar with logistical and practical considerations for working with teachers, school administration, library colleagues and internal stakeholders.

Speakers
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Justin Keeler

Outreach/Partnerships Director, Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries


Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Willow 1

4:00pm

Tough Topics Story Times
To improve community health, we cannot be afraid to have difficult conversations, even with our earliest learners. One of the best ways to introduce children ages 4-11 to a tough topic is through books before the difficult situation has occurred.
Tough topics story times use picture books to gently explore themes of death and grief, mental health, and divorce. These story times can be held as special events or be incorporated into your existing story times. Learn the developmental stages of child grief and the research behind exploring tough topics through books. We will discuss ways to acknowledge Children’s Grief Awareness Day and how to create hands-on activities to assist children in working through difficult subject matter. Resources on community partnerships that can provide emotional support to families will be included, as will booklists on each tough topic. 

1.    Participants will learn the ages and developmental stages of child grief.
2. Participants will understand the importance of social emotional learning for preschool and elementary aged learners.
3.    Participants will be equipped to discuss difficult topics with families in a story time setting, connect families to community resources, and to advocate for tough topics programming in their library. 

Speakers
avatar for Mandi Harris

Mandi Harris

Youth Services Librarian, Coeur d'Alene Public Library


Friday August 9, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Willow 2
 


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