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PNLA 2019 Conference
LIBRARIES LEADING THE WAY

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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PNLA President\'s Reception (WEDNESDAY) [clear filter]
Wednesday, August 7
 

5:30pm PDT

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 PDT
Skyline Ballroom

6:00pm PDT

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
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Kristen Rebmann

Associate Professor, San Jose State University


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

6:00pm PDT

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 Supervisor, WOU: HAMERSLY LIBRARY


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

6:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Skyline Ballroom

6:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Skyline Ballroom

6:15pm PDT

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 PDT
Skyline Ballroom

6:30pm PDT

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
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Olivia Wikle

Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Idaho Library


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


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