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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Thursday, August 8

1:30pm PDT

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 

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Kimbre Chapman

Children's Services Supervisor, McMinnville Public Library

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

1:30pm PDT

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

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Jenny Berg

Library Director, McMinnville Public Library

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

1:30pm PDT

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. 


Janelle (Jan) M Zauha

Humanities & Outreach Librarian, Montana State University

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

1:30pm PDT

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. 


Megan Stark

Undergraduate Services Librarian, University of Montana

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

1:30pm PDT

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. 

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Patrick Bodily

Library Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries

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

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