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PNLA 2019 Conference

Centennial Hotel - Spokane, Washington

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Session G (Friday) [clear filter]
Friday, August 9

2:00pm PDT

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.  

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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.

Dana Caramichael

School Library Media Specialist, Whitefish Middle School

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

2:00pm PDT

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. 

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Julie Carmen

Research Librarian, Central Washington University
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 Galleries, Libraries, Archives, & Museums (GLAMs).

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

2:00pm PDT

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.


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 PDT
Riverfront Ballroom B

2:00pm PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Willow 2

2:00pm PDT

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.   


Gavin Woltjerg

Library Director, Billings Public Library

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

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