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Wednesday, April 18
 

8:00am

**RESCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, 4/19** The Guadalajara Book Fair and Your Library: The Launch of Libros for Oregon
UPDATE 4/6/18: This preconference has been RESCHEDULED as a regular conference session, allowing more attendees to take part. Check it out on Thursday, April 19, at 11:00am!

But I don’t speak Spanish!
But the Guadalajara Book Fair seems so overwhelmingly huge!
But I can’t afford the staff time to go!
But I don’t even know where to start!

The Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL) remains the richest source of culturally relevant, Spanish-language books to help us serve our many Latino/Hispanic patrons. With the launch of “Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities,” Oregon’s public libraries will have a new resource to help them tap the resources of the FIL. The goal of this LSTA-funded project is for Spanish-speaking Oregonians statewide -- especially in rural areas -- to have improved access to high quality, culturally relevant collections. The project's three parts are:

(1) form a book-buying cooperative to buy FIL materials for members;
(2) help participating libraries develop/implement outreach plans;
(3) create and publish a “Best of FIL” booklist, annotated to show US availability.

Deborah Gitlitz, who administers the grant, and a panel including members of this year’s test consortium, will report on the results of the two-year project and explain how it will continue; tell stories about the gargantuan FIL; answer questions; and explain how your library might apply to participate in future years.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Gitlitz

Deborah Gitlitz

Bilingual Community Outreach Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library
Deborah has 20+ years' experience as a bilingual Youth Services and Community Librarian in multicultural, economically diverse environments, including 15 years with Multnomah County Library and currently as Community Outreach Librarian in Wilsonville. She coordinates the Libros for... Read More →
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Star Khan

Outreach Services Coordinator, Driftwood Public Library
Star Khan is the Outreach Services Coordinator at Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City. She is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with community organizations as well as finding ways to extend the library beyond its walls, taking library services out into... Read More →
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Teena Nelson

Youth Program Coordinator, Driftwood Public Library
Teena Nelson is from Siletz Oregon, a small town near coastal Oregon. She has worked as a Youth program co-ordinator for about 18 years with Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, Oregon. She has volunteered as a storytime person for many years in her town's tiny Siletz Public... Read More →

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00am

Big Ideas, Small Budgets
Learn about making big ideas happen on a small budget. The presenters will discuss how they created a permanent makerspace, mobile maker carts and kits, and “making” programming for all ages with a small budget. They will also provide practical pointers to library staff looking to make the most of their budget. Participants will have a chance to engage with small-budget making activities, as well as workshop their own ideas and challenges, so bring a service, program, or collection puzzle to share! There will also be time for Q&A.

Speakers
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Molly Brandt

Volunteer Coordinator, Hillsboro Public Library
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Janelle Youngblood

Librarian, Hillsboro Public Library
A graduate of the University of Washington's iSchool, Janelle has worked in a variety of different types of libraries, including music performance libraries, an academic medical library, and, mostly recently, the Hillsboro Public Library. She is interested in project management, as... Read More →

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00am

How to Document Oregon’s Thousand Points of Life: Techniques and Technologies to Engage Your Community Using an Oral History Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Community-based oral history projects bring together diverse voices and reflect a community’s rich cultural heritage. These oral histories are Oregon’s thousand points of life that illuminate the state’s heritage and the photographs, video, and artifacts that accompany the oral histories illustrate that heritage.

This hands-on workshop will teach practical methods to collect, describe, publish and promote an oral history project with adult or teens. Using hands on learning exercises, participants will rotate through each of the three tables at 30 minute intervals facilitated by librarians and staff from Southern Oregon University, Pacific University, Oregon State University and the University of Portland. Methods and materials will be shared but the focus of the workshop will be on participants and their communities. Participants can expect to work through the planning, collection focus, and cost considerations of an oral history project. They will customize an intellectual property release, conduct oral histories, develop appropriate metadata, and design an outreach and communications plan for their project.

Speakers
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Maureen Flanagan Battistella

Assistant Professor Affiliate and Research Anthropologist, Southern Oregon University
Battistella’s research involves food culture, heritage agriculture and the wines of Southern Oregon. She is one of the architects of the Stories of Southern Oregon project, a collection made available through SOU Hannon Library's Southern Oregon Digital Archives portal. The Stories... Read More →
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Jules Filipski

Digital Services Technical Assistant, University of Portland
Jules Filipski has held prior positions at the Oregon Historical Society and Southern Oregon University Hannon Library. She has over 10 years of experience in the preservation of and establishing access to heritage materials. When not at work, she spends a lot of time creating obstacles... Read More →
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Eva Guggemos

Associate Professor Archives, Pacific University
Guggemos is lead on a county-wide, collaborative oral history project funded by LSTA to preserve and catalog more than 900 oral histories collected by local museums, libraries and universities. These endangered assets record the unique memories of immigration, changing patterns of... Read More →
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Chris Petersen

Senior Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University
Chris Petersen has worked in the OSU Libraries since 1996. Much of his career has been devoted to exploring the life and work of Linus Pauling. He is also the director of the Oregon State University Sesquicentennial Oral History Project, the largest oral history initiative ever conducted... Read More →
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Vicky Sturtevant

Professor Emerita, Southern Oregon University
Sturtevant's research and teaching interests involve forest management practices and community collaboration to advance grassroots policy development. She is a Co-Principal Invesitgaor on the Legacy Labor project with Maureen Battistella, a grant funded initiative to collect the heritage... Read More →
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Philip Vue

Digital Services Librarian, University of Portland
Philip Vue oversees the Clark Library’s digital collections and institutional Repository Pilotscholars. Prior to his role at University of Portland, he served as the Digital Services Librarian and Building Manager at the Oregon State University Libraries & Press. Among other things... Read More →

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00am

The Now and Future MarcEdit: A Day-long Workshop with Terry Reese
Limited Capacity seats available

MarcEdit developer Terry Reese will devote a day-long workshop to using MarcEdit to improve your workflow for cataloging and metadata. He will address basic and more advanced aspects of using the product, and will explain what is new in the release of MarcEdit 7.0. Common applications of MarcEdit are for batch editing of MARC records, including files of vendor records, database maintenance/cleanup, and record extraction. Terry will show some basic processes that attendees may try on their laptops. The product has developed greatly from its origins as utility for editing MARC records. Terry will move on to some of the more advanced applications, including but not limited to ILS integration, cross-walking records from non-MARC metadata formats (Dublin Core, EADS, MODS and more). The day will culminate in using regular expressions in MarcEdit, with participants having the opportunity to try the basics of this advanced application.

If you have wondered if MarcEdit could improve your work flow with tasks in cataloging and metadata, or you would like to take better advantage of MarcEdit capabilities, remember that space is limited for this special opportunity as an OLA pre-conference workshop. Every registrant will need to bring a laptop and power cord.

Speakers
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Terry Reese

Head of Digital Initiatives, The Ohio State University
Terry Reese, Head of Digital Initiatives at The Ohio State University Libraries, oversees the development and implementation of digital library services. Terry has been an active researcher and participant in the library development community since 1999, working on a wide range of... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00am

Registration Desk Hours for Wednesday
Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00am - 7:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

**RESCHEDULED FOR MAY 8** State Library Board Meeting
UPDATE 4/6/18: The State Library Board will NOT meet at the OLA Conference in Eugene; instead the meeting will be held Tuesday, May 8 at 9:00 at the State Library in Salem. Additional details will be shared via Libs-Or and Memberclicks in the coming weeks. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:00am - 2:00pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:00pm

Pre-ordered Box Lunches Available
Wednesday April 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

1:00pm

Metacognition and Reading Strategies to Bridge Students Toward Inquiry
Discover ways to assist high school and college students to avoid the binaries of search-and-find and pick-and-plug in, which they can mistakenly rely upon to finish research projects quickly. Through small group work and reflection, participants will experience how surfacing students’ previous knowledge and their personal experiences ensures their ability to better engage in the process of inquiry. The focus on inquiry can engender frustration for students because it requires gaining comfort with ambiguity, plus constant questioning, a difficult developmental stage in critical thinking and academic achievement.

Using concepts and practices from frameworks which emphasize metacognition, such as the Reading Apprenticeship Framework, the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, and the learning goals (in draft) from the Oregon School Library Standards, participants will practice various ways to use reading routines and metacognitive practices to support topic exploration as a process— which requires reflection, sharing and discussion—and leads to making new connections and discoveries. This workshop will apply to all discipline areas, not just composition or writing, and has application for librarians where independent research projects are required (including high school through college).

Speakers
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Bill Bogart

Developmental Education Faculty and Department Chair, Portland Community College
Bill has been an active participant in a Reading Apprenticeship community of practice with instructors at Portland Community College since 2012. He currently teaches courses in college Reading, and Integrated Reading/Writing.
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Pam Kessinger

Reference Librarian, Portland Community College
Pam Kessinger is the Reference Librarian at Portland Community College, Sylvania and Rock Creek campuses. She is the Vice Chair of the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO), and serves on the Oregon Association of School Libraries Board, and is a member of the School... Read More →
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Theresa Love

Developmental Education Faculty, Portland Community College
Theresa has been a practitioner of Reading Apprenticeship for many years in a community college setting. She has facilitated online courses in RA Leadership for WestEd. She currently teaches courses in Reading and Pre-college level Composition for Portland Community College.

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

1:00pm

Understanding Autism
Limited Capacity seats available

This train­ing is offered through the Oregon Training and Consultation (OTAC) and will provide a good framework for anyone who would like to learn more about autism and neurodiversity. Participants will gain knowledge of:

· the history of autism
· diagnostic criteria and experiences shared by self-advocates
· how autism impacts learning, communication, and behavior
· a positive approach to support people who experience autism

Kelli Downey, an OTAC behavior consultant with more than 10 years of experience in her field, will explain best practices on how to both interact with people who experience autism and ways to structure environments to support learning needs. While this training will be geared toward teens with autism, it also provides foundational information that libraries could use to build services for all patrons with autism. Participants will be provided with a training activity workbook, resource list, and a paper copy of the presentation slides.

Speakers
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Kelli Downey

Behavior Consultant, Oregon Training and Consultation
Kelli has professionally collaborated with people who experience developmental disabilities for the past ten years focusing on providing holistic, person centered supports to aid people in developing life skills. During her graduate work at the University of Kansas Medical Center... Read More →

Sponsors


Wednesday April 18, 2018 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:30pm

Oregon Library Association (OLA) Board Meeting
Wednesday April 18, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

5:00pm

Academic Division/ACRL-Oregon Reception
Join ACRL members for food, conversation, and no-host bar at the First National Taphouse, just a short walk from the Eugene Hilton.

http://www.firstnationaltaphouse.com/


Wednesday April 18, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
First National Taphouse 51 W Broadway Eugene, OR 97401

6:00pm

Public Library Division (PLD) Reception & Dinner
Come enjoy an evening of celebration and meeting up with friends at the PLD Banquet. You'll enjoy a tasty meal (featuring two entree choices, salad, dessert, and no-host bar) fascinating conversation and networking with your fellow public library folks, and timely insight from special guest speaker, Marnie Webb.

Marnie will share experiences from her extensive work in and outside of the US as CEO of Caravan Studios that will truly help libraries light the way to a bright future for their communities.

Make sure to reserve your ticket for this favorite annual event!

Speakers
avatar for Marnie Webb

Marnie Webb

CEO, Caravan Studios
Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Caravan Studios’ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Caravan Studios has used this methodology... Read More →

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00pm

Karaoke with the Leadership Committee

Will you be in Eugene on Wednesday evening and looking for a way to start your conference off right? Come karaoke with the Leadership Committee! Join us after the PLD Dinner to belt out 80's hits (or 90's or whatever gets you grooving) with your colleagues. We’ll be at Cornucopia Bar & Burgers in downtown Eugene starting at 8pm. While there is no charge to attend, we will be passing the hat to raise funds for future professional development opportunities.

https://www.cornucopiaeugene.com/location/the-corn-on-5th/



Wednesday April 18, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Cornucopia Bar & Burgers 207 E. 5th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401
 
Thursday, April 19
 

8:00am

Registration Desk Hours for Thursday
Thursday April 19, 2018 8:00am - 6:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Grand Opening Session and Keynote Address: Erin Helgren
Welcome to the Grand Opening Session of the 2018 OLA Conference!

We are very pleased to introduce attendees to our keynote speaker, Erin Helgren! Erin is an early childhood specialist from Children's Institute, which "strives to build support for a state early childhood system where all children have the opportunity to achieve success in school and life." Based in Yoncalla, in Douglas County, OR, Erin's particular focus is on the distinct needs, desires, and aspirations of rural communities. Joining Erin is Jill Cunningham, Librarian at Yoncalla Public Library.

Keynote Address:
"The Role of Rural Libraries in Supporting Families and Building Community"

Rural libraries play a pivotal role in ensuring all children have the support they need to be healthy and successful. Libraries are often a safe, neutral space where families find more than just books: internet is accessed for homework and job searching, parent education supports young children, and compassionate relationships with local library staff ensure a safe (and warm) place for many kids. Erin Helgren and Yoncalla Public Library’s Jill Cunningham will share their experiences of leveraging strong relationships through responsive library services. Their initial partnerships are instrumental in the success of the Yoncalla Early Works project, a 10-year initiative promoting kindergarten readiness and strong, authentic family engagement.


Speakers
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Jill Cunningham

Librarian, Yoncalla Public Library
Jill Cummingham is the librarian for the Yoncalla Public Library. She is strongly committed to ensuring rural communities have access to rural libraries. She lives in Yoncalla.
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Erin Helgren

Early Works Site Liaison, Children's Institute
Erin Helgren joined the Children's Institute in November 2015 as the Early Works Site Liaison in Yoncalla, a rural town in Douglas County with a population of fewer than 2000 residents. Erin's 25 years of experience and knowledge working with young children and families in rural... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Playwright's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Exhibits Grand Opening
Let's give a big welcome to all of our valued exhibitors! Nearly 50 vendors will be set up and ready to chat with you about their products and services. Additionally, there will be coffee, refreshments, and time for socializing with colleagues.

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Poster Session
Well-designed paper posters created by your library colleagues will be displayed with the poster designer on hand to talk about the research or topic being presented. Come check out the scholarly interests and innovative projects spearheaded by library professionals from around the state!

Thursday April 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

**CANCELLED** The Limits of Free Expression in the Library
**DUE TO SPEAKER WITHDRAWAL, THIS PROGRAM HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED.**

You have probably seen it all at your library: patrons carrying signs with offensive language, intolerant groups using library meeting rooms, people in conversation using racist terms, and much more. It’s a struggle to champion free speech while also keeping the library a safe and welcoming place.

In this session, we will use real life scenarios to explore the protections and boundaries of free speech, brainstorm strategies for addressing offensive speech, and figure out how to explain library policies to a questioning public.

Speakers
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Ashlee Chavez

Director, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
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Abigail Elder

Library Director, Beaverton City Library
I'm co-chair of the OLA Legislative Committee, and you should join us!

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Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
TBA

11:00am

**JUST ADDED** The Guadalajara Book Fair and Your Library: The Launch of Libros for Oregon
(*NOTE: Originally promoted as preconference, changed to regular program session**)

But I don’t speak Spanish! 
But the Guadalajara Book Fair seems so overwhelmingly huge! 
But I can’t afford the staff time to go!
But I don’t even know where to start!

The Guadalajara Book Fair (FIL) remains the richest source of culturally relevant, Spanish-language books to help us serve our many Latino/Hispanic patrons. With the launch of “Libros for Oregon: Collections Connect Communities,” Oregon’s public libraries will have a new resource to help them tap the resources of the FIL. The goal of this LSTA-funded project is for Spanish-speaking Oregonians statewide -- especially in rural areas -- to have improved access to high quality, culturally relevant collections. The project's three parts are: 

(1) form a book-buying cooperative to buy FIL materials for members; 
(2) help participating libraries develop/implement outreach plans; 
(3) create and publish a “Best of FIL” booklist, annotated to show US availability.

Deborah Gitlitz, who administers the grant, and a panel including members of this year’s test consortium, will report on the results of the two-year project and explain how it will continue; tell stories about the gargantuan FIL; answer questions; and explain how your library might apply to participate in future years.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Gitlitz

Deborah Gitlitz

Bilingual Community Outreach Librarian, Wilsonville Public Library
Deborah has 20+ years' experience as a bilingual Youth Services and Community Librarian in multicultural, economically diverse environments, including 15 years with Multnomah County Library and currently as Community Outreach Librarian in Wilsonville. She coordinates the Libros for... Read More →
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Star Khan

Outreach Services Coordinator, Driftwood Public Library
Star Khan is the Outreach Services Coordinator at Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City. She is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships with community organizations as well as finding ways to extend the library beyond its walls, taking library services out into... Read More →
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Teena Nelson

Youth Program Coordinator, Driftwood Public Library
Teena Nelson is from Siletz Oregon, a small town near coastal Oregon. She has worked as a Youth program co-ordinator for about 18 years with Driftwood Public Library in Lincoln City, Oregon. She has volunteered as a storytime person for many years in her town's tiny Siletz Public... Read More →

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Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Keynote Follow-up: Working with Rural Communities to Promote School Readiness and Success
Learn how Jill Cunningham, Librarian for the Yoncalla Public Library, has cultivated successful strategies in promoting academic skills in young children. Jill will share her creative solutions for recruiting volunteers, securing funding, and ensuring strong participation.  

Speakers
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Jill Cunningham

Librarian, Yoncalla Public Library
Jill Cummingham is the librarian for the Yoncalla Public Library. She is strongly committed to ensuring rural communities have access to rural libraries. She lives in Yoncalla.
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Erin Helgren

Early Works Site Liaison, Children's Institute
Erin Helgren joined the Children's Institute in November 2015 as the Early Works Site Liaison in Yoncalla, a rural town in Douglas County with a population of fewer than 2000 residents. Erin's 25 years of experience and knowledge working with young children and families in rural... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Maximizing Partnerships: Uniting to Build One Bright Future for Your Community
Partnerships with other community organizations can help expand library events and outreach; however, optimal partnerships can be difficult to find, maximize, and maintain. In this session, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library staff will provide strategies, tips, and real examples that will help you start building the strategic partnerships you need to achieve your library’s goals. The session will cover how to look for strategic partnerships and what to look for in a partner; tips for aligning goals with your partners; strategies for building a long-term relationship with partners; and dealing with partnerships that may no longer be optimal. Attendees will leave the session with examples of documentation that can help establish working parameters with partners as well as a worksheet that will help strategize the best possible partnerships. There are many “points of light” in our communities in the forms of arts, service, educational, and government organizations – this session will help you figure out how to better unite with them to build your community’s “one bright future.”

Speakers
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Jesse Adams

Digital Services Coordinator, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Jesse Adams has 15 years IT experience and assists the library with all things tech. Jesse works to promote the library’s mission through technology events and programming.
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Bonnie Brzozowski

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Bonnie Brzozowski has worked at Corvallis-Benton County Public Library for 6 years specializing in Adult Services with a heavy emphasis on programs and events. Previously she worked four years as a Librarian at the Central Library in downtown Austin, Texas. A native Texan, she loves... Read More →
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Andrew Cherbas

Deputy Director for Public Services, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Andrew has been with the CBCPL system for 15 years. Current projects at CBCPL include expanding the Maker program offerings, organizing the 2017 Summer Reading program, and overseeing various technology improvement projects. A refined generalist, his personal interests include all... Read More →
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A.J. Fillo

PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, Oregon State University
A.J. Fillo is a PhD candidate in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University and the mind behind Lib Lab. His specialty is thermal and fluid sciences, with a focus in combustion. In addition to his academic pursuits, he has five years of experience as a professional magician... Read More →
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Kristy Kemper-Hodge

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Kristy specializes in teen services at Corvallis Public Library, where she leads a teen advisory group, hosts teen events, coordinates outreach book clubs at area schools, and manages the library’s teen space and collections. She’s passionate about providing equity, access, and... Read More →
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Kristin Starnes

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
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Heidi Weisel

Reference Librarian, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library

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Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Stark Raving OYAN: Book Rave and Graphic Rave Revealed
Oregon Young Adult Network members who love to book talk will highlight some of the best young adult fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novels from last year, as chosen by the OYAN membership. This is the first chance for eager readers to see the 2018 Book Rave list. The 2017 OYAN Graphic Rave is also included. Snappy book talks will keep things moving throughout the session. Ravers top things off by revealing a super-secret list of "Ravers Choice" recommendations of ultra-current and not-yet-published titles worth watching for.

Speakers
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Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.
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Traci Glass

IS Administrator, Multnomah County Library
Traci Glass has worked in public libraries for just over 20 years in just about every department imaginable.  She is currently thrilled to be an IS Administrator at the Central Library for MCL. Her last position was that of Youth Services Supervisor and Teen Librarian II for the... Read More →
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →

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Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

The Complete Constellation: Library Instruction for First Year Students
How can partnerships best impact student success? When should library instruction occur? How can one-shots be leveraged to be more meaningful? How can librarians increase contact with students?

Clackamas Community College (CCC) librarians share the evolution of our small but mighty library’s instructional outreach to First Year Experience (FYE) students. We partnered with FYE faculty to scaffold information literacy concepts early on in students’ college experiences. A library orientation tour was eclipsed by a flipped classroom instruction session enhanced by student-driven student learning objectives, Dweck’s Belonging Mindset, and experimental assessment. By making contact before WR121, we offset the persistent dilemma of rushing to illuminate students’ IL baselines.

Session attendees will: Learn to design an engaging instructional curriculum that uses assessment results to meet students where they’re at; envision how a sustainable partnership can provide a snapshot of incoming students’ information skills each term; and use assessments to make course corrections and hatch longer-term plans to align instruction with demonstrated need.

Unlike stars, our size doesn’t limit our brightness: With just 4 librarians serving 7,000+ students and faculty, CCC Library has doubled its instructional reach in the same time that the FYE program has gone from 1 to 13 filled sections. Join us for an exploration of how to calibrate IL instruction to the spectrum of student skills at all of our institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Kerry Leek

Kerry Leek

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Clackamas Community College
I am passionate about OER, instruction, and website/libguide design. I am also a teacher of improvisational theater and am always up for playing a game!
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Colleen Sanders

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Clackamas Community College
Active Learning, Pedagogy, Critical Librarianship, Instruction, Outreach, OER, wilderness survival, poetry, music, cheese.


Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Training for the Future: Equipping Staff for the Challenges to Come
The expectation is expansive for library staff to keep pace with the needs of the rapidly changing communities we serve. Every day, library staff are faced with new challenges around technology, housing, community voice and action, safety, education, etc. How do we keep our staff current on the information and skills that will help them be successful? What resources are available to provide training for your staff? At this workshop, we will explore different staff development ideas and share best practices from four different library systems. Come learn from your peers and discover how some libraries in the Portland metro area have come together to address this challenge.

Speakers
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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon
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Amy Honisett

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

Staff Development Coordinator, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
My current position was created 4 years ago with the intention of integrating employee training with performance management. I work from within the Human Resources Division to coordinate training provided by in-house and external experts and integrate that training with our performance... Read More →
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Kathryn Kohl

Member Services Librarian, Libraries in Clackamas County
I am the staff training coordinator, library district committee liaison, and eBook administrator for the Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC). Before coming to LINCC in 2015 I worked for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District as an adult services librarian, and prior to becoming... Read More →
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Tracey Letmate

Training & Development Manager, Multnomah County Library
I am the manager of the Multnomah County Library’s Learning + Organizational Development team which consists of 5 people who all have different roles in training our 600+ staff. I've been working in adult learning and training for more than 18 years, including higher education... Read More →
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Lisa Tattersall

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



Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

User-Centered Collection Development: Assessing Open Access Funding with Service Design Heuristics
Collection development is never an exact science, but when it comes to financially supporting open access (OA) initiatives, many of us are making educated guesses. We need innovative methods for assessing and evaluating new collection investments, and they must reflect the risk inherent in funding OA initiatives.

Enter library service design.

What will it look like if we apply service design methodology to collection development funding decisions? What if we place the user at the center of OA funding decisions? This dynamic session will explore these questions and more.

We will present an overview of library service design and how it has been applied to decision-making at Reed College library. We will share how we developed and adapted a set of library service design heuristics and used this methodology in deciding whether to financially support OA initiatives. Though the session will focus on OA funding decisions, the heuristics can be adapted to fit collections assessment in general. Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences with and methodologies for funding OA projects. They will leave the session with increased knowledge of library service design and how it can be powerfully connected to the future of collection development and assessment.

Speakers
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Erin Gallagher

Director of Collection Services, Reed College
Erin Gallagher is the Director of Collection Services at Reed College in lovely Portland, Oregon. Before that, she worked as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Rollins College in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Erin started her library career on the vendor side as a collection development... Read More →
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Joe Marquez

Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian, Reed College Library
Joe J. Marquez is the Social Sciences & User Experience Librarian at the Reed College Library. He has presented and written on service design, UX tools, library space assessment, website usability, and marketing of the library. He books include "Library Service Design" and "Getting... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:30pm

All Conference Lunch & Business Meeting
Thursday April 19, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Playwright's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

A Bright Future for Every Kindergartner: Hosting a Ready, Set, Kindergarten Program at Your Library
Do you want to start a Kindergarten Readiness program for the preschoolers at your public library? You will leave this session armed with an easily adaptable, grab-and-go curriculum for a six-session series of enhanced story times designed to help get preschoolers and their caregivers ready for a strong start in Kindergarten. The Ready, Set, Kindergarten curriculum was originally created by the Brooklyn Public Library and we have adapted it for our community. We will share our own experiences of hosting the Ready, Set, Kindergarten series both at our library and offsite with community partners. We will help you develop strategies to successfully adapt and run this program in your own community. Every child deserves a bright future and this workshop will give you some of the tools you need to make your library a valuable partner in early learning education.

Speakers
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Araceli Acosta

Youth Services Outreach Specialist, Beaverton City Library
I have a passion for working with children, families and diverse communities. Within my 10+ years of public library experience, I have worked with wonderful people as a receptionist, computer assistant, library aide, clerk, cataloger, assistant and outreach specialist. Currently... Read More →
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Victoria Campbell

Youth Services Manager, Beaverton City Library
With 15+ years of public library experience, I am an advocate for early literacy and technology. I had the opportunity to work in public libraries as an on call, intern, clerk, assistant, librarian, supervisor and manager. Passionate about libraries and fun!
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Carson Mischel

Youth Services Senior Librarian, Beaverton City Library
I began working as a Library Page in 2007 in Multnomah County and have since worked as Reference Assistant, a Children’s Librarian at West Linn Public Library, and now as a Youth Services Senior Librarian at Beaverton City Library. I am most proud of my work connecting with many... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Many Libraries, One Collaborative Virtual Reference Service: Finding Future Paths
Do you provide virtual reference services at your library? Does your library participate in collaborative virtual reference services? Or have you used a virtual reference service as a patron? This workshop will provide opportunities to explore different virtual reference models, with a view towards how Answerland coordinates different types of libraries to support Oregon’s diverse populations. We’ll role-play scenarios for statewide virtual reference services, using the experiences to complete SWOT analyses and consider potential future paths for Answerland. Through this session, the Answerland Advisory Committee invites librarians to share their experiences from their home libraries, learn about others’ experiences, and consider how virtual reference tools and services can be used to support diverse populations.

Speakers
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Amy Coughenour

Electronic Services Librarian, State Library of Oregon
I've worked in libraries for 10 years, including virtual reference, reference, instruction, distance education, scholarly communication, and electronic resources. While starting in academic libraries, I now support state government agencies as a member of the Government Information... Read More →
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Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen

Interim Director of Libraries, Oregon Institute Of Technology Libraries
Dawn is currently the interim Director of Libraries at Oregon Tech. She has been the Oregon Tech Portland Metro Librarian since 2008. Prior to that she was at Florida State University and Louisiana State University. Dawn writes about leadership and followership, mentorship, and other... Read More →
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Joanna Milner

Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library
Joanna been digging up information and good reads for Multnomah County Library patrons for nearly 20 years. She has presented workshops on library staff training to Oregon Library Association, Washington Library Association, and Oregon Association of School Libraries, and is part... Read More →
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Tamara Ottum

Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon
Tamara has worked in libraries for almost 20 years. She has held paraprofessional and professional positions of various types (circulation, information literacy, reference, rural outreach, systems & technology) in both public and academic libraries. Currently she coordinates Answerland... Read More →
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Mark Peterson

Collection Development Librarian, Mt. Hood Community College

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Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Oregon History at Your Fingertips: Highlights from Oregon Digital Collections
Government documents have always been a rich source for historical research and can be a great resource for teachers seeking informational text for classroom instruction. The problem is that they can be hard to find in local library collections. Increasing amounts of historical government documents are making their way online, but can you really just rely on Google to find them? This program will help you navigate some of the best digital collections for locating government documents on topics important to Oregon history.

Speakers
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Claire Bolyard

Web Services and Digital Collections Librarian, State Library of Oregon
I work in the Government Information and Library Services division of the State Library of Oregon. My primary focus is building and maintaining patron-centered websites, digital collections, and social media. I also provide reference support for state employees, teach classes, and... Read More →
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Valery King

Business/Government Information Librarian, Oregon State University Libraries
Government information, maps, and business reference/instruction at OSU Libraries
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Dotty Ormes

Government Information & Instruction Librarian, Southern Oregon University
I am Government Information/Instruction Librarian at SOU's Hannon Library. I also teach research sessions for the following subject specialties: Political Science, Theatre, Art, English and Shakespeare Studies.
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Sarah Rowland

Head of Technical Services, Eastern Oregon University
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Arlene Weible

Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator, State Library of Oregon
I am the Electronic Services Consultant and Federal Regional Depository Coordinator at the State Library of Oregon. Please talk to me about the Statewide Database Licensing Program, the Federal Depository Library Program, or if you just want to figure out what is happening at the... Read More →

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Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

PNLA President’s Session: Pathways to Leadership
Join the Pacific Northwest Library Association’s President and invited guests who will share their leadership stories using visual storyboarding. The presenters will share the challenges, successes, and critical incidents that have shaped their view of library leadership. Participants will have the opportunity to develop and storyboard their own leadership stories. Sharing our leadership journeys with others creates opportunities to better understand the skills and experiences necessary to be a strong library leader.

Speakers
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Rick Stoddart

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


Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Small and Rural Libraries Creating the Future
Edge helps public libraries better serve their communities through improved public technology services. The Edge Toolkit is based on a national set of benchmarks for public libraries to evaluate their technology services and includes resources, recommendations, and tools for strategic planning and community engagement. This session will feature small and rural libraries that have used Edge to identify low-cost and no-cost ways to assess their community needs, improve their library’s technology, establish partnerships, and plan for the future. The panel will also share how they communicated with their local leaders about new or improved technology services and support their local economy, workforce, and strong communities.

Speakers
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Lourdes Aceves

Senior Program Manager, Edge Initiative
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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon
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Sherri Lemhouse

Library Director, Brownsville Community Library
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Aaron Novinger

Technology & Library Promotion Librarian, Oregon City Public Library
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Erin Wells

Library Director, Milton-Freewater Public Library



Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Textbook Affordability and Innovative Pedagogy: Open Educational Resources in Oregon
Oregon has invested in textbook affordability by funding Open Oregon Educational Resources and passing legislation in the past two sessions. The high-profile work going on in Oregon’s colleges and universities through course redesign, publications, and research reflects widespread interest in lowering costs for students while improving educational outcomes. Come to this session to get familiar with the impact of open educational resources on librarians’ roles and work.

Speakers
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Amy Hofer

Statewide Coordinator, Open Oregon Educational Resources
Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, is the OER librarian for Oregon's 24 community colleges and universities. You can visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org. By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.
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Lori Wamsley

Faculty Librarian & Library Instruction Coordinator, Mt. Hood Community College
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Meggie Wright

OER Librarian, Lane Community College
Open education initiatives, textbook affordability.


Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

This One’s for the Fans: Building and Improving Access to Fandom Collections in the Library
Some library collections – such as graphic novels, zines, or video games – have devoted and knowledgeable fan followings. For library staff who aren’t part of those subcultures themselves, decisions on what to buy and how to catalog and shelve fandom collections can be intimidating. But the reward for making the effort can be turning genre fans into library fans. Hear from librarians and catalogers who will share what has worked for them – and what hasn’t. Find out more about these collections so you can buy and catalog them without being a super-fan yourself. Learn strategies for building and curating collections so that you attract the fans and support cool programming without demolishing your budget.

Speakers
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Amy Mihelich

Cataloging Librarian, Washington County Cooperative Library Services
I've been a librarian since 2003, a cataloger since 2007. I used to catalog picture books and graphic novels, now I help with migrating bibliographic data (among many other things). My favorite books are Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak and Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kes... Read More →
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Lori Moore

Regional Librarian, Multnomah County Library
I am a librarian at Multnomah County Library in Portland and oversee collections at three branches as well as the systemwide Zine collection. A few of my favorite zines are the Women of Color series, Henry and Glenn, and They Call us Viet Kieu.
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Mark Richardson

Reference and Young Adult Librarian, Cedar Mill Community Library
I read lots of graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy and YA books. My favs are Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Hate U Give, Lions of Al-Rassan, The Stand, Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius just to name a few. I enjoy board games, trivia and playing guitar.

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Thursday April 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

3:00pm

Exhibits Break
Thursday April 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

A Day in the Life of a Rural Librarian
Have you always secretly wished to live and work in rural Oregon? Do you love the idea of a short commute? Join our panel as we share a day in the life of a rural librarian. Librarians from around the state will share the rewards and benefits of working at a rural library. We will also share some of the vast differences.

Speakers
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Natasha Chitow

Head Librarian, Cottage Grove Public Library
Natasha Chitow has worked in academic and public libraries since 2007 and honed some of her design skills through volunteering with museums, odd jobs and even stranger arts and crafts.
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Diana Hadley

Library Director, Molalla Public Library
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Jane Scheppke

Assistant Director, Crook County Library
Jane is a rural librarian, manager, feminist, chilimaster, OLAQ editor and author, marketing guru, LIOLA participant, filmmaker, Mac Plus enthusiast and contralto. In that order.
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Jeremy Skinner

Library Director, Curry Public Library
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Kathy Street

Library Director, Oregon Trail Library District
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Erin Wells

Library Director, Milton-Freewater Public Library


Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

Acquisitions 101: An Unconference
Join us for the first ever Acquisitions Unconference! This session will bring together colleagues that practice the art and science, trials and tribulations, practices and procedures of library acquisitions. We hope to discuss all things acquisitions, to facilitate open sharing of experiences and best practices and to provide open discussion with acquisitions colleagues regarding challenges and successes. This will be a very open session with audience discussion and participation expected and encouraged. Format will include breakout sessions for smaller, more focused discussion groups. These breakout discussion groups will give participants a chance to connect with colleagues from similar libraries or selecting similar collections.

Speakers
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Rachel Aronowitz

Cataloger and Collections Librarian, Springfield Public Library
Rachel received her MLS from San Jose State University and worked at the San Francisco Public Library for 9 years before becoming a Cataloger and Collections librarian in Springfield, Oregon. Rachel loves selecting music of all kinds.
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Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library
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Emily O'Neal

Technical Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Emily recently became the Technical Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Bend in late April of 2016 from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was the Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian for Bud Werner Memorial Library... Read More →

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Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

Many Points of Failure: One Big F*%!up
They say that failure is an opportunity to learn. If that’s true, librarians have a lot of opportunities. Last year a panel of librarians were kind enough to share their Failures, Flops and F*%!ups; this year we would like to offer the opportunity for all attendees to share their stories. Join us in a facilitated discussion and share your failures, flops, and other misadventures and learn from the failures of others. After all, misery loves company.

Speakers
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Bobbye Hernandez

Bilingual Youth Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Keli Yeats

Teen Librarian, Multnomah County Library

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Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

OSLIS: It’s Not Just for School Libraries
Chances are, you’ve heard of OSLIS, but do you really know what it is and how you can use it in your public or academic library? Or, are you in the dark? OSLIS, the Oregon School Library Information System, is a K-12 website with three main sections. Learn to Research -- How are students guided through the research process, and what information literacy resources are available? Citation Maker -- How can students easily create a bibliography in APA or MLA format? Find Information -- How do K-12 students access the statewide databases from Gale and LearningExpress Library? Get answers to these questions and more through a guided tour and time to explore. With school, public, and academic library staff shining the OSLIS light on the research process, our students will be prepared for a bright future.

Speakers
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Marlene Lee

OSLIS Chairperson, Oregon School Library Information System
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Jennifer Maurer

School Library Consultant, State Library of Oregon

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Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

So Emotional: The Hidden Labor and Mental Load of Librarianship
Join us as we explore emotional labor and mental load on library staff. Emotional Labor is the extra labor put on people by the emotional demands of their work. It is particularly common in the service industry where the emotions portrayed by service providers are likely to not match what they are really feeling. And mental load is the excess work by marginalized groups to fit into the cultural norms of the dominant group. Both can have a big and hard impact on workers in libraries. In this program we will explore these issues and discuss possible organizational solutions.

Speakers
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Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney

Library Director, Driftwood Public Library
Kirsten is the chair of the Public Library Division and a member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee. She has been a professional public librarian for eleven years, and in management for eight. In addition to her work on the Oregon Coast, Kirsten has also worked as a children's... Read More →
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Sarah Strahl

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

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Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

Standards: Who Needs ‘Em?
Ever wonder why OLA has Public Library Standards? After all, they are not enforceable, so they don’t mean anything, right? And admit it, looking at all those Standards makes your head spin. But Standards can be the wind beneath your wings! Attend this session and get the scoop on public library standards in Oregon. Learn how we can use them to not just tell our story but help people understand how valuable libraries are. Learn how the Standards allow us to be unique libraries while encouraging the high achievement of agreed upon best practices. You will discover how your library can be a point of light with one bright future by harnessing the power of Standards!

Speakers
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Mo Cole

Library Director, Oregon City Public Library
Mo Cole is the Library Director at the Oregon City Public Library, is an OLA Past President and PLD Past Chair and has worked in public, academic, and special libraries since 1987.
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Darci Hanning

Technology Development Consultant, State Library of Oregon
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Ruth Metz

Principal Consultant, Ruth Metz Associates
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.

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Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

What IF...? Intellectual Freedom Training Resources for Library Staff
Your library embraces the values of free access to information, protecting patron privacy, and other tenets of intellectual freedom. Are all of your front line staff, including volunteers and student workers, familiar with these values? Are they prepared to uphold your library policies when conflicts arise? Come to this session to learn about a range of training options, many of them free and online, for preparing your staff to uphold your library’s intellectual freedom values.

Speakers
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Mike Bobish

Regional Manager, Multnomah County Library
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Roberta Richards

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Portland Community College
Roberta Richards is a reference and instruction librarian and the faculty department chair at the Southeast Campus of Portland Community College. She has been an active member of the Intellectual Freedom Committee for over a decade.
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Perry Stokes

Library Director, Baker County Library

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Thursday April 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

5:00pm

All Conference Reception

Come unwind and chat with colleagues or meet new friends at the All Conference Reception. Enjoy conversation, beverages and snacks while being entertained by the dynamic duo, Buck & Elizabeth. Sponsored by Len Blau of Bound to Stay Bound Books. 

Buck, a former member of the New Christy Minstrels, and his talented wife Elizabeth, a ventriloquist with a voice like Patsy Cline and humor of Lucy, enjoy performing their original songs for children and families in schools and libraries. Whether it is children, seniors, or librarians, they love to entertain with their buffet of styles.



Speakers
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Buck & Elizabeth

Entertainment


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

5:30pm

DIGOR Business Meeting

Thursday April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Davis Restaurant & Bar 94 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401

5:30pm

New Members Round Table (NMRT) Social Hour
We’ll meet at the All Conference Reception. At 5:30, we’ll leave the conference venue and walk together to Cornucopia Bar & Burgers (207 E. 5th Ave.). Menu is available at https://www.cornucopiaeugene.com/location/the-corn-on-5th/. This is meant to be an informal social hour to meet others. All are welcome!


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Cornucopia Bar & Burgers 207 E. 5th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401

5:30pm

Oregon Young Adult Network (OYAN) OYEA Reception
Everyone is invited to enjoy some snacks and social time with the Oregon Young Adult Network. Join us at Tap & Growler, just two blocks from the Eugene Hilton, to talk about teens, YA books, or anything else! The high point of the evening will be the announcement of the winner of OYAN’s You’re Excellent Award (aka the OYEA Award). Come congratulate someone who made a positive and significant contribution to teens in libraries last year!


Thursday April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tap & Growler 207 East 5th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401

5:30pm

Outreach Round Table (ORT) Business Meeting

Thursday April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Share Wine Bar & Bistro 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR (inside the Eugene Hilton)

5:30pm

Public Library Division (PLD) Business Meeting

Thursday April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

5:30pm

Support Staff Division (SSD) Business Meeting

Thursday April 19, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

6:30pm

Emporia Alumni Reception
Thursday April 19, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

7:00pm

Reference Round Table (RRT) and Legal Reference Round Table (LRRT) Joint Business Meeting
You don't have to be a member of the Reference Round Table or Legal Reference Round Table to attend their annual joint "business" meeting (yes, we use that term loosely) --- EVERYONE IS INVITED! We'll talk about our efforts this past year and brainstorm about where to go next. Plus you'll get the inside scoop on the upcoming Oregon Reference Summit, of which both RTs are contributing sponsors.

We're a small but mighty (and FUN!) group that's excited to increase our ranks so we can harness our collective powers and take over the world...right after we finish answering the world's reference questions. :) Grab a bite to eat after the All-Conference Reception and then come hang with us for an hour. We can't wait to see you!


Thursday April 19, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:00pm

President's Networking Social
Join us at the President's Networking Social!

Take the opportunity to unwind, socialize, and get to know some of your colleagues from all over the state. Come for the conversation, the community, or to start a conga line! There might even be a mirror ball - you'll have to show up to find out. No-host bar and yummy snacks provided.


Thursday April 19, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Friday, April 20
 

7:00am

Oregon Digital Library Consortium (ODLC) Business Meeting
Friday April 20, 2018 7:00am - 8:30am
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

7:15am

Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) Business Meeting
An informal meeting of the OLA Intellectual Freedom Committee. Any and all OLA members are welcome to attend.


Friday April 20, 2018 7:15am - 8:15am
Theo's Coffee House 199 W. 8th Ave., Eugene, OR 97401

7:30am

7:30am

International Relations Round Table (IRRT) Business Meeting

Friday April 20, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

7:30am

Technical Services Round Table (TSRT) Business Meeting

Friday April 20, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

7:30am

Registration Desk Hours for Friday
Friday April 20, 2018 7:30am - 1:30pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Beyond Pronouns: Serving Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations
As presenters we aim to shed some light on how public and academic librarians can create welcoming spaces for their transgender and gender nonconforming communities through collection development, signage and marketing, programming, and other professional skillset applications. A large part of serving trans and gender nonconforming populations may involve removing existing barriers to service, and the program will cover how updating circulation practices and staff training can aide in building bridges over existing divides.

In the last decade, transgender awareness has expanded greatly; in 2014, following the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gay marriage, Time Magazine featured a cover story--The Transgender Tipping Point--calling transgender issues "America's next civil rights frontier." Oregon's progressive legislation on trans issues has resulted in the 7th highest per capita trans population in the United States, creating a unique opportunity for Oregon libraries to serve this much-in-need demographic.

Speakers
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Sinclair St. Claire

Public Services Assistant, Tualatin Public Library
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Kit Lorelied

Public Services Assistant, Tualatin Public Library

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Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Collection Development Policies: From the Ground Up
Presenters from multiple types of libraries will talk about their experiences with creating and implementing collection development policies. Highlights will include:
• Creating a widely-useful policy
• Navigating politics
• Getting the policy implemented

Speakers
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Damon Campbell

Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Library
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Molly Carlisle

Readers Services Manager, Tigard Public Library
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Linda Crook

Interim Library Director, Lane Community College Library
Interested in library leadership and acquisitions. Chair of the Alliance Shared Collections and Technical Services Team.
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Miriam Rigby

Social Sciences Librarian, University of Oregon

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Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Safe, Savvy & Empowered: Teaching Web Literacy in Your Library
Whether our students and patrons are doing research, finding housing and jobs, being politically active, or just staying in touch with family and friends, opting out of the web is no longer an option. Learn how to help your library community become safe, savvy, empowered citizens of the digital world. Participate in activities designed by the Mozilla Foundation to teach information evaluation, web mechanics, privacy, and other web literacy skills.

Speakers
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Liza Dyer

Volunteer Services Program Coordinator, Multnomah County Library
Liza has been involved in the nonprofit and public sectors for more than 15 years. She is currently participating in the Mozilla Foundation's Web Literacy Leaders project. She is proud to be an AmeriCorps alum and Certified in Volunteer Administration (CVA).
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Joanna Milner

Library Assistant, Multnomah County Library
Joanna been digging up information and good reads for Multnomah County Library patrons for nearly 20 years. She has presented workshops on library staff training to Oregon Library Association, Washington Library Association, and Oregon Association of School Libraries, and is part... Read More →

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Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Spotlight on Justice: How Small and Rural Counties Support the Legal Information Needs of the Public
Did you know that each county in Oregon is statutorily required to “operate a free law library…or provide free law library services at one or more locations that are convenient and available at reasonable hours?” However, what those libraries look like and the depth of resources they offer vary dramatically among the state’s 36 counties.

This session will showcase specific ways that small and rural counties are striving to provide public law library services via county law libraries, public libraries, and/or partnerships with other agencies. A panel of speakers will share their efforts to help further “access to justice” goals – that is, the endeavor to promote accessibility and ensure fairness within the justice system. Attendees will learn about “Lawyer in the Law Library” events in Columbia County, the Access to Justice Committee in Deschutes County, the Law Library Advisory Committee and legal education programs in Klamath County, and the public library-county law library working relationship in Josephine County. Supplemental materials will provide additional examples of outreach, marketing, and training strategies that promote community access to legal information. Allowing for sufficient Q&A time, attendees will leave enlightened and inspired to investigate how their county can enhance legal information services to the public.

Speakers
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Amy DaSaro

Senior Law Library Assistant, Klamath County Library Service District
Received paralegal certificate from 3 Georges (George Washington, George Mason, and Georgetown via USDA program) before moving to Asia for 16 years. B.S. in Communications from Oregon Tech, where my husband is in 10th year of teaching Business Management.
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Pam Davis

Law Librarian, Columbia County Law Library
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Beecher Ellison

Chief Deputy Clerk, Josephine County Clerk’s Office
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Erika Hente

Managing Attorney, Lane County Legal Aid/Oregon Law Center
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Kate Lasky

Library Director, Josephine Community Libraries
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Sue Ludington

Law Librarian, Lane County Law Library
Sue Ludington (Chair, OLA Legal Reference Round Table and 2019 OLA-WLA Conference Co-Chair) recently accepted the Lane County (OR) Law Librarian position, and moved to Eugene in March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Law Librarian at the Washington County (OR) Law Library... Read More →
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Nate Pedersen

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
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Madelynne Sheehan

Attorney, Sheehan & Sheehan LLC

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Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Using Virtual and Augmented Reality in a Real Library World
Learn how to use Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to STEAM up your library programs, intrigue your patrons, market your collection and provide your patrons with access to the technology resources of the future. VR and AR can enhance programming for all ages, let your patrons experience a whole new world of learning, and even help them locate the materials they need. Learn how to make story time pop, when kids create their own interactive 3D virtual dragon. Create new ways for patrons to browse or wayfind using AR signage and information. Let your patrons explore, create, and learn in a virtual world with AR apps, HTC Vive and other VR systems. This session will cover what is possible now and how this new technology could transform libraries in the future.

Speakers
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Jesse Adams

Digital Services Coordinator, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
Jesse Adams has 15 years IT experience and assists the library with all things tech. Jesse works to promote the library’s mission through technology events and programming.
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Mary C. Derr

Maker-at-Large, Corvallis Benton County Public Library
Makerspaces, Virtual Reality, ecology, science, birds
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LuCinda Gustavson

Teen Services Librarian, Springfield Public Library
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Travis Lloyd

Library Technical Specialist, Springfield Public Library

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Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

What Is Your Vision of the Future of Libraries? Join IFLA’s Worldwide Discussion!
For the past year, at workshops conducted around the world by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), the Global Vision Discussion has asked librarians to articulate their values and contribute their ideas in order to create a global library road map for the future. After worldwide voting on these values and ideas in fall 2017, IFLA plans to release its preliminary report in early 2018. The report will then need input from all who care about libraries to incorporate specific actions and strategies to make the vision a reality.

Come to this session and provide your input! After a fresh perspective on the role of libraries in socioeconomic development in emerging nations and a review of the key points of the preliminary report, attendees will meet in small groups to generate the innovative concepts and plans to plot the future course of libraries. A debriefing session will wrap up the proceedings. The input gathered will be sent to IFLA as Oregon’s own perspective on the future of our institutions. The presenters, both active in international librarianship, will guide attendees in this interactive workshop. Together, our many points of light can help create a bright future for Oregon libraries and libraries everywhere!

Speakers
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Richard Sapon-White

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Oregon State University
Richard Sapon-White is currently Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at Oregon State University Libraries, where he has worked for the past 21 years. An active member of both the ALA and the Oregon Library Association International Relations Round Tables, he has been coordinating... Read More →
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Patricia A. Wand

University Librarian Emerita and Library Consultant, American University
Patricia A. Wand teaches, researches and writes on issues related to higher education, libraries, knowledge management and international development. Her research focuses on the role of libraries and information centers in developing economies. Ms. Wand was Dean of Libraries, Zayed... Read More →

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Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

What We Learned from Each Other: The Outcomes of Partnerships with Early Learning and Education Organizations
Attending meetings takes time, so there needs to be value. Partnerships takes effort. so there needs to be a win factor for both entities. In Deschutes County, library staff have been an integral part of projects such as the P-3rd Grade Design Team, Early Learning Leadership, the 8 + 9 Project, and the Latino Success Initiative. Representatives from those organizations, as well as Deschutes Public Library staff, will talk about what they have learned from each other, and how it has led to more than just awareness of each other's missions.

Speakers
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Kendra Coates

Director of Prek-3rd Education, High Desert Education Services District
Dr. Coates coordinates the PreK-3rd grade Initiative in Deschutes County, emphasizing the importance of social emotional learning and growth mindset. She is also an education consultant and author, and has been an instructor at OSU-Cascades and the Tigard-Tualatin School District... Read More →
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Katie Condit

Program Director for Better Together, High Desert Education Services District
Previous to leading Better Together, a regional movement focused on bringing organizations together to ensure success for Central Oregon youth, Katie was a research fellow in education and juvenile justice at the University of Notre Dame. She was also Program Director for the Heart... Read More →
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Josie Hanneman

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Josie is a community librarian at the Redmond Library, focusing on services for children and teens. She is a member of Better Together’s 8 + 9 Project, aimed at increasing summer program and mentor support for 8th grade students transitioning into high school. Josie feels that... Read More →
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Gabriela Hernandez

Latino Services Specialist, Deschutes Public Library
Gabriela, Latino Services Specialist at Deschutes Public Library, has done early literacy workshops with migrant workers, created "pop-up" programs at apartment complexes and mobile home parks, and presented a variety of events at the libraries for the Spanish speaking community... Read More →
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Heather McNeil

Youth Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Heather is the Youth Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library. She is a member of the High Desert Education Services District PreK-3rd Grade Design Team, the Early Learning Leadership Council, and the Central Oregon Regional Health Improvement Plan team, all of which are working... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Exhibits Break
Friday April 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

10:00am

Poster Session
Well-designed paper posters created by your library colleagues will be displayed with the poster designer on hand to talk about the research or topic being presented. Come check out the scholarly interests and innovative projects spearheaded by library professionals from around the state!

Friday April 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Composer's Hall Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

A Ray of Light in Dark Times: Immigrants, ICE, and Public Institutions (Part 1)
2017 was a tumultuous year for immigrants living in the United States, and there are no signs that those struggles will diminish anytime soon. The threat of federal agents confronting and arresting potentially undocumented immigrants in places like public libraries, schools, and courthouses has had such a frightening impact that many immigrants, particularly noticeable among Oregon’s Latino population, are no longer visiting their local libraries. How are libraries and other public institutions addressing this distressing trend? What legal parameters must library staff follow if they witness ICE approaching a patron? What resources and strategies could be implemented to better meet the needs of these patrons, inside or outside of the library building? With expert panelists, including an immigration attorney and representative from Causa, Part 1 of this session will explore the current situation for undocumented immigrants in Oregon. This will be followed by Part 2, which will discuss concrete actions libraries can take, giving attendees the encouragement they need to respond to vulnerable patrons effectively and compassionately.

Speakers
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Raquel Hecht

Attorney, Hecht & Norman LLP
Raquel has been an immigration lawyer in the State of Oregon since 1993. She is a founding partner of Hecht & Norman, LLP with offices in Eugene and Salem. She is a frequent speaker at various professional events, a member of the City of Eugene Police Commission, and an active Rotarian... Read More →
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Joel Iboa

Coalition Coordinator, Causa Oregon
Joel is the Coalition Coordinator for Causa Oregon. He manages One Oregon, a statewide coalition that defends against anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies and ballot measures and works to ensure that all Oregonians, regardless of country of birth, are treated with dignity and respect... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lopez

Library Supervisor, Hillsboro Public Library
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Sue Ludington

Law Librarian, Lane County Law Library
Sue Ludington (Chair, OLA Legal Reference Round Table and 2019 OLA-WLA Conference Co-Chair) recently accepted the Lane County (OR) Law Librarian position, and moved to Eugene in March 2018. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Law Librarian at the Washington County (OR) Law Library... Read More →

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Introduction to Legal Research and Reference in Oregon: How Any Librarian Can Master the Question “Is It Legal?” (Part 1)

“Is this legal?” is a regular question at reference desks across Oregon. At once the question summons a host of concerns for the librarian. “Where can I look for reliable legal information?” “How do I read this statute or case opinion?” “Am I giving the patron legal advice?” Forearmed with the right knowledge any librarian can confidently approach such questions with effective research tools and techniques.

Focusing on free and low cost resources, participants will learn how to find and search sources of law and legal reference materials. Next, participants will learn how identify reliable secondary sources. They will also practice using the structure of case law and statutes to read them quickly and effectively. Finally the class will address the unauthorized practice of law. Participants will learn how to avoid giving legal advice while still giving valuable help with confidence.

Divided into two 40-minute sections, Part 1 of the presentation will introduce attendees to the basics of Oregon legal research and the structure of the laws and legal literature. In Part 2, attendees will role play and discuss practical strategies for answering legal reference questions. Upon conclusion, participants can expect to have a basic grasp of Oregon’s legal structure and be prepared to confidently advise patrons on researching their legal questions.


Speakers
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Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library
After graduating from University of Illinois' College of Law Lewis practiced law as a prosecutor in Illinois for five years. He then went back to U of I and obtained a Masters degree in Library Science. In 2014 he joined the State of Oregon Law Library as a reference librarian.

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Light Up Your Library With a Community How-To Fest
Learn about Deschutes Public Library’s How-To Fest: a day of learning, creativity, and community building. We hosted a full-day, full-library learning fest in which more than 26 volunteer experts taught over 340 people how to do a wide variety of things in a single day. From teen-lead sessions on “how to sew on a button” to professional presentations on “how to reupholster a chair” we helped our community learn from their neighbors, using every corner of our building and property as our classroom. This program can be scaled up or down to grow the “how to” map and spread the points of light from Oregon’s smallest branches, to our largest institutions. You will hear about the practical steps we took to go from idea to reality, get tips on hosting a snag-free day (almost), and maybe even learn how to host your own learning fest.

Speakers
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Josie Hanneman

Community Librarian, Deschutes Public Library
Josie is a community librarian at the Redmond Library, focusing on services for children and teens. She is a member of Better Together’s 8 + 9 Project, aimed at increasing summer program and mentor support for 8th grade students transitioning into high school. Josie feels that... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Lions, Rotarians, and Kiwanians: Oh My! Why Library Membership in Service Organizations Matters
You know ‘community engagement’ is important, but what do those outdated, old-fashioned service organizations have to do with that? Hear what several library directors have learned from serving in their local Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. Learn why they encourage involvement in community service organizations for other library staff in addition to library directors.

Speakers
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Bill Baars

Library Director, Lake Oswego Public Library
Bill is the tireless leader of the Lake Oswego Public Library and a frequent past presenter of 2-Minute Reviews. He returns for a final encore performance in this session in 2018!
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Mo Cole

Library Director, Oregon City Public Library
Mo Cole is the Library Director at the Oregon City Public Library, is an OLA Past President and PLD Past Chair and has worked in public, academic, and special libraries since 1987.
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Pat Duke

Library Director, Wilsonville Public Library
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Leah Griffith

Library Director, Newberg Public Library

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Passing the Torch: Reference Training for Frontline Staff
Student staff are the face of many academic libraries, working at the service desk to help patrons with circulation and reference. At the Design Library at the University of Oregon, we have implemented a tiered reference training program that enables student staff to perform basic reference in place of librarians. Through active learning techniques similar students engage with each other, librarians, and library staff to improve their research, customer service, and reference skills. This training can be used for non-student staff as well. It also helps the library make sure front desk staff understand customer service expectations in a more concrete way and to assess their understanding of job requirements.

While creating the program we found few examples of active reference training; we are trying to fill that void by sharing our process. The presentation will illuminate the exercises we have implemented, feedback about the training, and our assessment processes. This program will be beneficial to both academic and public libraries that rely on non-librarian staff for reference transactions. Our hope is to share our program to give other libraries ideas for starting or revising reference training, and start conversations with others about their reference services.

Speakers
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Karen Bankole

Manager, Design Library, University of Oregon
Karen manages the Design Library at the University of Oregon and supervises the student staff. Her particular interests are small libraries, working with students, and public service.
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Sara DeWaay

Art + Architecture Librarian, University of Oregon
Sara DeWaay is the subject specialist for art, art history, and product design at the University of Oregon. Her professional interests are library instruction and programming/outreach.


Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Speed Networking
Do you want to meet new people in the Oregon library world but feel uncomfortable approaching people you don’t know? Let the New Member Round Table (NMRT) make it easy for you!

The speed networking program is simple yet effective. Participants turn to the person next to them and spend five minutes talking about who they are, where they live, and their professional interests. The exchange of contact information is highly encouraged. After five minutes, one person moves to a new seat and the networking continues with a new partner. At the end of the session, each person will have met up to ten new people. Whether the connection will be short-term, such as someone to sit with during lunch, or long-term, such as someone to help brainstorm library programs, the speed networking program will help everyone involved point toward a bright future.

Speakers
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Bethany Grabow

Youth Services Reference Assistant, Beaverton City Library
Bethany worked in public libraries in Colorado, Nebraska, and Minnesota before moving to Oregon and finding a position with the Beaverton City Library. She is currently the chair of the New Member Round Table. She enjoys reading, cooking, exploring the city, and spending time with... Read More →

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Taking Training Home: Activities for Staff Development
Ever go to a training session or workshop and learn some great information that you intended to go back and teach your co-workers or library volunteers? Did you find it difficult to find the time to show them? This session will provide you with some simple training concepts and activities that can be quickly implemented when you return to your library. Whether learning more about the library’s resources or how to improve customer interactions, this session will help your library make the most of staff development time.

The presenters will reference and encourage attendees to contribute to this "Links to Resources" Google Doc:
https://goo.gl/oL5zkk

Speakers
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Kathryn Kohl

Member Services Librarian, Libraries in Clackamas County
I am the staff training coordinator, library district committee liaison, and eBook administrator for the Libraries in Clackamas County (LINCC). Before coming to LINCC in 2015 I worked for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District as an adult services librarian, and prior to becoming... Read More →
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Arlene Weible

Oregon Federal Regional Depository Coordinator, State Library of Oregon
I am the Electronic Services Consultant and Federal Regional Depository Coordinator at the State Library of Oregon. Please talk to me about the Statewide Database Licensing Program, the Federal Depository Library Program, or if you just want to figure out what is happening at the... Read More →
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Laural Winter

Information Services Staff Training Librarian, Multnomah County Library
I have been a Information Services training librarian for almost five years. I have been a Multnomah County Library My Librarian (personalized readers advisory librarian) for four years. Talk to me about training, readers advisory, and libraries in general.



Friday April 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:40am
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:40am

Break
Friday April 20, 2018 11:40am - 11:50am
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

A Ray of Light in Dark Times: Immigrants, ICE, and Public Institutions (Part 2)
2017 was a tumultuous year for immigrants living in the United States, and there are no signs that those struggles will diminish anytime soon. The threat of federal agents confronting and arresting potentially undocumented immigrants in places like public libraries, schools, and courthouses has had such a frightening impact that many immigrants, particularly noticeable among Oregon’s Latino population, are no longer visiting their local libraries. How are libraries and other public institutions addressing this distressing trend? What legal parameters must library staff follow if they witness ICE approaching a patron? What resources and strategies could be implemented to better meet the needs of these patrons, inside or outside of the library building? With expert panelists, including an immigration attorney and representative from Causa, Part 1 of this session will explore the current situation for undocumented immigrants in Oregon. This will be followed by Part 2, which will discuss concrete actions libraries can take, giving attendees the encouragement they need to respond to vulnerable patrons effectively and compassionately.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriela Hernandez

Gabriela Hernandez

Latino Services Specialist, Deschutes Public Library
Gabriela, Latino Services Specialist at Deschutes Public Library, has done early literacy workshops with migrant workers, created "pop-up" programs at apartment complexes and mobile home parks, and presented a variety of events at the libraries for the Spanish speaking community... Read More →
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Elizabeth Lopez

Library Supervisor, Hillsboro Public Library
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Alice Perez Ververa

Library Specialist III, Estacada Public Library

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

Engaging Teens Using YouTube
Learn how librarians can use YouTube to attract and empower teen patrons. YouTube can function as both a social platform for reaching out to teens and a creative platform where teens can build content with the library. Creating YouTube videos allows teens to build computational thinking and tech skills that will benefit them in many aspects of their lives. Teens who do not have access to certain technologies at home like laptops, webcams, and video editing software can also benefit from having library access to these items. Every teen is their own point of light; they all offer a unique perspective, each equally important, and teaching them how to make YouTube videos or posting teen-made videos on the library’s channel allows them to have their voices heard.

Speakers
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Clara Piazzola

Circulation/YouTube Host, Coos Bay Public Library
Clara Piazzola spends half their time as a library tech at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology's library and the other half of their time working at the Coos Bay Public Library. They run the Connecting YOU to CBPL project, an initiative to engage teens using the library's YouTube... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

Illuminating Advice for Your Community-Wide Reading Program
Are you considering a community-wide reading program? Learn how to implement your event from book selection to post-evaluation. Take away our top 10 practical tips for a successful community reading event. Learn from our mistakes and triumphs. Do it right the first time!

Speakers
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Carol Reich

Strategic Initiatives Manager, Hillsboro Public Library
Carol Reich is the management liaison to the Hillsboro Reads Committee. She is currently a member of the OLA Leadership Institute committee, having previously served on the PNLA Board sub-committee which established the PNLA Leads program in the early 2000’s.
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Annie Sprague

Adult Services Supervisor, Hillsboro Public Library
Annie served on the Hillsboro Reads program committee for six months before entering the fray as committee chair and program lead for the successful October 2017 run featuring The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore along with featured speakers Donovan Livingston, Dr. Caprice Hollins, and... Read More →

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

Introduction to Legal Research and Reference in Oregon: How Any Librarian Can Master the Question “Is It Legal?” (Part 2)
“Is this legal?” is a regular question at reference desks across Oregon. At once the question summons a host of concerns for the librarian. “Where can I look for reliable legal information?” “How do I read this statute or case opinion?” “Am I giving the patron legal advice?” Forearmed with the right knowledge any librarian can confidently approach such questions with effective research tools and techniques.

Focusing on free and low cost resources, participants will learn how to find and search sources of law and legal reference materials. Next, participants will learn how identify reliable secondary sources. They will also practice using the structure of case law and statutes to read them quickly and effectively. Finally the class will address the unauthorized practice of law. Participants will learn how to avoid giving legal advice while still giving valuable help with confidence.

Divided into two 40-minute sections, Part 1 of the presentation will introduce attendees to the basics of Oregon legal research and the structure of the laws and legal literature. In Part 2, attendees will role play and discuss practical strategies for answering legal reference questions. Upon conclusion, participants can expect to have a basic grasp of Oregon’s legal structure and be prepared to confidently advise patrons on researching their legal questions.

Speakers
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Lewis Zimmerman

Reference Librarian, State of Oregon Law Library
After graduating from University of Illinois' College of Law Lewis practiced law as a prosecutor in Illinois for five years. He then went back to U of I and obtained a Masters degree in Library Science. In 2014 he joined the State of Oregon Law Library as a reference librarian.

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

Nomens, Agents, and Four-fold Paths: What’s New with RDA?
FRBR has been replaced by the IFLA Library Reference Model (LRM), and RDA is undergoing significant changes to implement the new model. New elements have been added, others have been re-cast as relationships, and fictional characters can no longer be considered persons. In addition to implementing LRM, the RDA Toolkit is undergoing a significant restructure and redesign (3R) project, which should significantly improve the user experience. This session will explore the changes in RDA and how they will affect cataloging practice, highlight useful features of the new interface, and discuss policy decisions made by the Library of Congress and the Program for Cooperative Cataloging.

Speakers
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Lori Robare

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

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

Pro Tips for Your Bright Future in Public Libraries: Application to Interview
Your dream job has just been posted. Now what? Learn techniques to prepare your application and curb your interview nerves with pro tips. In this session led by two experienced public library hiring managers, we'll unpack the whole interview process, from research and preparation to follow up, and you'll come away with strategies to make your next application and interview your best yet. Although pro tips are good for every job seeker, we will primarily focus on positions within public libraries.

Speakers
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Dawn Borgardt

Youth Services Supervisor, Hillsboro Public Library
Dawn loves audio books, bicycles, and most of all, witnessing that moment when a library becomes a magical place for a patron. She has worked in libraries as an intern, on call, assistant, librarian, senior librarian, and supervisor, and has juggled work between upwards of three libraries... Read More →
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Victoria Campbell

Youth Services Manager, Beaverton City Library
With 15+ years of public library experience, I am an advocate for early literacy and technology. I had the opportunity to work in public libraries as an on call, intern, clerk, assistant, librarian, supervisor and manager. Passionate about libraries and fun!

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Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:50am

Turning Lemons into Lemonade: An Introduction to Appreciative Inquiry (AI)
Are you interested in finding ways to think differently about how to overcome daily work challenges such as budget reductions, staff shortages, limited resources and to feel more empowered in your work? Attend this session and learn about Appreciative Inquiry. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is an alternative to traditional, deficit-focused organizational approaches. In this session, you will learn how AI can help to generate ideas and solutions, and how it can unite and empower library teams around common goals. Participants will learn how to incorporate AI practice into their professional and personal life, and we will practice AI activities together to provide some first-hand experience and generate ideas to take back to your library. These methods can work with all kinds of library teams in all environments, and can also be part of a personal strategy to build and maintain positive, opportunity-based thinking in all areas of your life.

Speakers
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Lori Wamsley

Faculty Librarian & Library Instruction Coordinator, Mt. Hood Community College


Friday April 20, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:30pm

Awards Lunch & OYAN Raffle Big Winners
Friday April 20, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Playwright's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

2-Minute Reviews
The enjoyable and informative "2-Minute Reviews" will cover both adult fiction and non-fiction titles published in 2017 and early 2018 and written by Oregon (and perhaps a few Washington) authors. Titles will generally be limited to adult audiences, but some YA and youth titles may make an appearance.
Carissa Barrett presents general fiction, Chris Myers will cover genre fiction and graphic novels, and Bill Baars returns to bring you up to speed on non-fiction titles.

Speakers
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Bill Baars

Library Director, Lake Oswego Public Library
Bill is the tireless leader of the Lake Oswego Public Library and a frequent past presenter of 2-Minute Reviews. He returns for a final encore performance in this session in 2018!
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Carissa Barrett

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

Librarian, Lake Oswego Public Library
Chris joined the Lake Oswego Public Library in 2017 and is psyched to participate in the 2-Minute Reviews this year. He came to us after years spent dispensing sage literary advice as the Oregon Episcopal School high school librarian.

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Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ferber Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Can't Afford a Traveling Exhibit? Make One!
Traveling exhibits and partnerships with community organizations are a great way to increase traffic and use of your library. However, traveling exhibits can be expensive to host. In this session, you'll learn a bit about organizing an exhibit that's coordinated with a series of events at your library, design tools and some basic exhibit design skills to help make your exhibit program more successful.

Speakers
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Natasha Chitow

Head Librarian, Cottage Grove Public Library
Natasha Chitow has worked in academic and public libraries since 2007 and honed some of her design skills through volunteering with museums, odd jobs and even stranger arts and crafts.



Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Board Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Full STEAM Ahead: Engaging Children and Teens
Robots and coding and puppets, oh my! After a couple of years concentrating on hands-on STEAM programming, our presenters are brimming with ideas for how to keep children and teens busy learning how science, technology, engineering, art, and math can be the basis of fun times and massive learning. They will demonstrate and explain examples as low-tech as preschool chemistry and high-tech as LEGO Mindstorms; as no-cost as CS First Coding Camp and as extravagant as grant-funded Explorer Kits (and toss in a few tips about how to access the grant funds you might need). We’re not all talk. We’ll bring along robots, kits, and crafts galore for you to try out to see what might work for your community.

Speakers
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Mary Beth Hustoles

Youth Services Associate, Salem Public Library
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Carrie Kasperick

Youth Services Librarian, Monmouth Public Library
Youth Services Programming, Collection Development, Teen Books
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Jessica Marie

Youth Services Senior Librarian, Salem Public Library
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Vistas Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Growing Into Management
Suppose your library has a position posted for a branch manager. You take a look at that position and think, “I want to do that job.” Maybe the job is a circulation supervisor, technical services supervisor or collection development manager. One of the best things about being in the library profession is the opportunity to advance into leadership roles and to influence how things get done. Are you ready to take the next step and be a point of light for your library?

This session will provide a practical view on how you can build your skills to be ready when the right opportunity opens. Hear from a panel comprising seasoned and mid-level managers. At the end of this session you will have the tools to put a plan in place now for where you want to be in the future.

Speakers
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Margaret Alexander

Technology and Facilities Manager, Eugene Public Library
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Karen Muller

Assistant Library Director, Hillsboro Public Library
Karen began her public library career as a part-time on-call librarian and has been able to grow professionally to her current position as Assistant Director. Her past experiences include school librarian, development director, and retail manager.
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Jimmy Pearson

Library Director, Astoria Public Library
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Jerianne Thompson

Library Manager, Tualatin Public Library

Sponsors

Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Wilder Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Just Ask: Using the Tools Provided by the Harwood Institute to Turn Outward
Are you curious about ALA’s Libraries Transform Communities project and the Harwood Institute Turning Outward process, but not sure how you could implement it at your library? Are you wondering:
-What logistical details should you think about before starting this process?
-How could you partner with groups or other libraries to use these tools locally?
-What happens when you try to talk to people about topics beyond what the library traditionally does?
-How can you analyze the input you receive from community members?
-What does it look like to shape your library programs and services around what matters to your community?

Attend this hands-on workshop to practice some of the Harwood techniques and think about how this could work in your own community--be it small or large, urban, suburban or rural. Staff from Multnomah County Library will share the lessons they learned from engaging community members in broader conversations about their aspirations. Come discuss these questions with peers who’ve made some mistakes and learned a lot from their community.

Speakers
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Toan Lam-Sullivan

Chinese Regional Librarian, Multnomah County Library
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Rachael Short

Librarian, Multnomah County Library
I've worked at Multnomah County Library for over 20 years. Currently I lead Central Library's programming and outreach for adults. I read a lot of science fiction, and formerly chaired the Oregon Authors committee.
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Gesse Stark-Smith

Community Outreach Librarian, Multnomah County Library

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Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Hansberry Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Obtaining the Keys to the Kingdom: The Secrets of Serial Bibliographic Records Revealed
Are you responsible for identifying the correct serial record to use when ordering or receiving? Are you a generalist cataloger who is responsible for serials but rarely deals with them? Do you need to interpret serial records for patrons, helping them to navigate to the publication they are looking for? Do you take one look at a serial record and groan? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this session is for you. We will provide the details you need to confidently read a serial record and correctly identify whether it is the one you need.

Speakers
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Mary Grenci

Electronic Resources Team Leader, University of Oregon
Mary Grenci has over 20 years of experience cataloging serials in all formats. She has been University of Oregon's Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER, of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging) Representative since 1998.

Sponsors


Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Director's Room Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Shining a Light on Weapons in Public Libraries
Do you have patrons openly carrying weapons in your library? Do you want to be prepared in case you do? Join us for a guided trip down the winding road of Oregon laws about weapons in public libraries, learn about the policy options available to different types of public libraries (special district, municipal, nonprofit, etc.), learn strategies you can take to approach those who violate your policy, and practice those approaches with your peers.

Speakers
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John Cabrera

Security Analyst, Multnomah County Library
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Abigail Elder

Library Director, Beaverton City Library
I'm co-chair of the OLA Legislative Committee, and you should join us!
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Amy Hutchinson

Library Director, Lake County Library District
Amy Hutchinson has been a rural Library Director for 10 years out in the wilds of Oregon's Outback, where she suspects that the people are outnumbered by both cows and firearms. She's known in her community as a straight shooter who aims to bring excellent library service to Lake... Read More →
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LeVena Nohrenberg

Customer Experience Manager, Eugene Public Library
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Brian M. Thompson

Attorney, Law Office of Brian M. Thompson

Sponsors


Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Studio B & C Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

4:00pm

Pre-Author Event Reception

Tickets for the author talk may be purchased. Light refreshments will be served.
University of Oregon Bookstore will be onsite to sell  books by the author. Attendees may bring books from home or purchase them fto have Jordan Sonnenblick sign after his  talk.

 

 


Friday April 20, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

5:00pm

Author Presentation Event & Book Signing: Jordan Sonnenblick
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS ONLINE!

OLA is immensely pleased and honored to welcome this year's featured author, Jordan Sonnenblick! This special ticketed event is one that can't be missed as Jordan entertains attendees with his presentation "Why I Write (or Hey! There’s Hope for Your Most Annoying Student!)"

In this amusing-to-heartbreaking presentation, award-winning author Jordan Sonnenblick will discuss his journey from class clown to teacher to full-time writer. Bring tissues!

Following the presentation, Jordan will sign books for attendees. Jordan’s newest book, The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade, was published in August 2017 by Scholastic. Learn more at www.jordansonnenblick.com.

Speakers
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Jordan Sonnenblick

Author
Jordan Sonnenblick was a public school teacher for fourteen years, but always dreamed of being a writer, so one day in 2003 he sat down and started his first young adult novel, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, which was published by Scholastic in 2005. Jordan was as surprised as anybody... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA
 
Saturday, April 21
 

8:00am

Registration Desk Hours for Saturday
Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

8:30am

Welcome and Keynote Address: Patti Dobrowolski
The Saturday day of programming gets off to a lively start right off the bat: Following a brief welcome, very special keynote speaker Patti Dobrowolski will engage attendees with her highly-interactive presentation "Drawing Solutions: How a Simple Picture Will Change Everything."

The odds against you making change in your life are 9 to 1. This dynamic presentation will show you how to beat those odds. Learn a simple, visual, goal-setting process that you can immediately use in your world to help yourself and your team turn vision into reality. Author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, Patti Dobrowolski will show you how to leverage the latest neuroscience, business strategy and drawing to train your brain to identify and stay focused to achieve key goals. Find out how you can make change more easily and you don't even need to know how to draw.

Make sure you're here to get inspired, challenged, and pumped up to enjoy a great day of learning and connecting!

Moderators
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Jane Corry

Youth Librarian (retired), Multnomah County Library

Speakers
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Patti Dobrowolski

Up Your Creative Genius
Patti Dobrowolski, author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, is founder of Up Your Creative Genius, a consulting firm that uses visuals and creative processes to help companies and individuals around the world accelerate growth and change. A critically acclaimed comic... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Composer's Hall Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

9:30am

"Writing Is Life: Connecting Books to Your Students’ Experiences" with author Jordan Sonnenblick
Jordan Sonnenblick, who was an urban teacher for 14 years before becoming a full-time novelist, shares strategies for showing your students the secrets of close reading; writing with voice; and understanding deep plot – all through connection to their own life experiences. Trigger Warning: Possible Disney Clips!

Speakers
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Jordan Sonnenblick

Author
Jordan Sonnenblick was a public school teacher for fourteen years, but always dreamed of being a writer, so one day in 2003 he sat down and started his first young adult novel, Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie, which was published by Scholastic in 2005. Jordan was as surprised as anybody... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

9:30am

Expectation vs. Reality in the High School to College Transition: Working Together to Bridge the Gaps
How might we work together across the K-20 continuum to better serve students with information literacy instruction? Academic librarians have reported that students have increasing deficiencies in information literacy competency when they start college. In order to inform our instruction, librarians at Eastern Oregon University surveyed first-year students for the past four years about their knowledge and understanding of library research and information literacy concepts. This presentation will report on the findings of this survey, and compare them to the Oregon School Library Standards for grades 12-13 (soon to be released) as a way to spark ideas about improving the transition from high school to college.

Following the presentation portion of the session, librarians and paraprofessionals from K-12 schools and academic librarians are invited to work together to brainstorm and identify strategies for student success across the continuum. Because many school districts in Oregon, and particularly in Eastern Oregon, do not have teacher-librarians on staff, session participants will explore ways in which OLA, OASL, academic and school librarians could support practicing teachers who provide information literacy instruction to help college bound students be better prepared.

Speakers
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Sally Mielke

Associate Professor - Library, Eastern Oregon University
A former K-12 librarian, Sally Mielke is Collections & Instruction librarian and liaison to the College of Education at Eastern Oregon University.
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Sarah Ralston

Assistant Professor - Library, Eastern Oregon University
Sarah Ralston is an instruction librarian who teaches credit-bearing information literacy courses primarily in the First Year Experience (FYE) program at Eastern Oregon University.

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Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Joplin/Seeger Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

9:30am

Let Our Voices Light the Way: Addressing Sensitive Topics in Libraries Through Dialogue
In an increasingly polarized political and social climate, librarians encounter many sensitive issues representing many voices on the reference desk, in the classroom, and throughout the library. Library users may ask about fake news, debate Black Lives Matter, or be concerned about what bathroom to use. How do we prepare ourselves to meet these conversations with care rather than shutting them down out of fear? How can we invite more voices to shed light on these issues? In this facilitated discussion, library workers from public, academic, school, and special libraries will come together to share experiences navigating challenging issues.

Participants will reflect on their experiences engaging in sensitive conversations with library users. We will consider situations that went well, and ones that did not, to determine what strategies led to pain points or to moments of connection. Participants will learn about intervention strategies and then will practice these with real-life scenarios involving sensitive topics in libraries. Special attention will be paid to approaches that raise voices that might otherwise be silenced. The facilitators will gather feedback and wisdom from participants, and will share additional resources for further learning and growth.

Speakers
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Lindsay Marlow

STEM Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University
Lindsay Marlow is the STEM Instruction & Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University. She received her MLS from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and previously worked as the Science Librarian at the University of South Dakota. She currently serves as the Treasurer for... Read More →
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Kelly McElroy

Student Engagement & Community Outreach Librarian, Oregon State University
Kelly McElroy is the Student Engagement and Community Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University Libraries & Press. She received her MLIS and Master of Archival Studies from the University of British Columbia. She organizes with her communities as a coordinator of the annual Zine... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
Sousa Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Break
Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Composer's Hall Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Patti Dobrowolski Thunder Talk: "I Love Change - You Go First"
Learn three powerful things that you and your library staff can do to adapt and lead change within your community! In this short Thunder Talk, Saturday's keynote speaker Patti Dobrowolski will share stories and tips from her 25 years working with individuals and organizations to increase their resiliency and commitment to their purpose.

Speakers
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Patti Dobrowolski

Up Your Creative Genius
Patti Dobrowolski, author of DRAWING SOLUTIONS: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life, is founder of Up Your Creative Genius, a consulting firm that uses visuals and creative processes to help companies and individuals around the world accelerate growth and change. A critically acclaimed comic... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:00am

Leadership Institute of the Oregon Library Association (LIOLA) Meeting & Training
The organizers of OLA's Leadership Institute will hold a meeting and training for the LIOLA Planning Committee and LIOLA mentors. The event is off-site at the Eugene Public Library in the Singer Room. Lunch will be provided.

While this meeting is closed to other conference attendees, you're encouraged to learn more about the Leadership Institute by reviewing the website and/or contacting Jane Corry or Melissa Little at LIOLA@olaweb.org.


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 3:00pm
Eugene Public Library 100 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401

11:30am

Being On the National YALSA Teens' Top Ten Panel: A Tale of Many ARCs (Part 1)
After noting a lack of West Coast libraries among the libraries chosen nationally for the YALSA Teens' Top Ten panel, Sonja Somerville and a group of teens from Salem Public Library decided to put in an application to be part of the 2017-2018 panel. Their excitement at being accepted as one of 20 libraries nationwide also came with a measure of panic. It has been a wild ride as Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) pour into the library. More and more readers have been recruited in an effort to keep ahead of the demand. The best - and also most challenging - thing about this list is that all the reviewing, nominating, and voting is totally generated from teens. No adults allowed. In Part 1 of this session, Sonja and a panel of teen readers share tips, highlight pitfalls, and offer interesting observations in the hope of encouraging increased future participation from Oregon. In Part 2, they'll deliver a series of rapid-fire book talks for some of the most amazing selections they've discovered as part of this process.

Speakers
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Brinsley Hammond-Brouwer

Speak Up! Book Club reader/reviewer, Salem Public Library
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Anne Jenkins

Speak Up! Book Club reader/reviewer, Salem Public Library
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm
Joplin/Seeger Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:30am

But We Aren’t Scientists! Get Your Hands on STEAM Programs for Kids and Teens
Have you wanted to offer STEAM programs at your library and don’t know where to start? Or think you don’t have the skills or budget for it? Learn about what kinds of science, technology, engineering, and math (and some art) programs the Beaverton City Library staff offers for kids and teens. Our programs include STEM Storytime, Messy Art, Kid Engineers, Messy Science, and more! After the brief presentation, you will have time to explore different activities and play with toys that you might consider offering at your library.

Speakers
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Sandra Carson-FitzGerald

Children’s Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Sandy started her library career at Madison Public Library in Madison, Wisconsin. Sandy got her MLS from Emporia State University and has been working at Beaverton City Library for 20 years. She loves books, children, and matching books with children.
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Ian Duncanson

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library
Ian has been at the Beaverton City Library for 10 years. He loves teen fiction, recommending books and anticipating the Printz winner every year.
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Jessica Miele

Youth Services Reference Assistant, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
Jessica Miele is a native of upstate New York and has lived in Portland, Oregon, since 2011. She received her Master of Library Science at Simmons College. She is passionate about all things related to books and learning, and she believes in 398.2.
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MacKenzie Ross

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
I’ve worked with rural and urban libraries in Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Oregon since 2010. I light up when kids, teens, and their adults ask me what books they should read next, and I love offering kids and teens opportunities to tinker with new tech toys and engineering chall... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

11:30am

Get Out of Town! How to Get an International Library Job
Just got your MLIS and need professional experience? Burned out in your current job and ready to make a big career move? Working abroad might be the key to a brighter future.

Believe it or not, international jobs are often less competitive than American ones, and there is a shortage of librarians with an MLIS degree in countries without accredited library schools. There are opportunities for all types of librarians, and you can get academic library positions even if you’ve only worked in public libraries.

Meet Lara Phillips, a public librarian who became a reference librarian at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji from 2012-2015. She’ll describe the current international job market for youth and adult librarians, focusing on university and international school jobs that do not require foreign language skills. She'll explain the job search and hiring process and will give you the scoop on what working for a foreign library is really like. You’ll learn how to decide if a foreign job is the right move for you and what you need to know before you move if you get hired. Even if you're not considering taking a job abroad, you will enjoy this peek at the unique challenges presented by library life in the developing world.

Speakers
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Lara Seven Phillips

Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Lara Phillips is the co-author of Taking your MLIS Abroad: Getting and Succeeding in An International Library Job and a former librarian at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji.


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:10pm
Sousa Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:20pm

Being On the National YALSA Teens' Top Ten Panel: A Tale of Many ARCs (Part 2)
After noting a lack of West Coast libraries among the libraries chosen nationally for the YALSA Teens' Top Ten panel, Sonja Somerville and a group of teens from Salem Public Library decided to put in an application to be part of the 2017-2018 panel. Their excitement at being accepted as one of 20 libraries nationwide also came with a measure of panic. It has been a wild ride as Advance Reader Copies (ARCs) pour into the library. More and more readers have been recruited in an effort to keep ahead of the demand. The best - and also most challenging - thing about this list is that all the reviewing, nominating, and voting is totally generated from teens. No adults allowed. In Part 1 of this session, Sonja and a panel of teen readers share tips, highlight pitfalls, and offer interesting observations in the hope of encouraging increased future participation from Oregon. In Part 2, they'll deliver a series of rapid-fire book talks for some of the most amazing selections they've discovered as part of this process.

Speakers
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Brinsley Hammond-Brouwer

Speak Up! Book Club reader/reviewer, Salem Public Library
AJ

Anne Jenkins

Speak Up! Book Club reader/reviewer, Salem Public Library
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Sonja Somerville

Teen Services Librarian, Salem Public Library
Sonja Somerville is a recovering journalist and erstwhile grant developer and marketing specialist who finally decided what she really wanted to be was a librarian. She has her MLIS from Drexel University and The Funnest Job Ever getting teens excited about books, planning wildly... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Joplin/Seeger Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:20pm

Tech Lab Collab: A School and Public Library Teaming Success!
Tech Lab is a joint venture between West Linn High School and West Linn Public Library to help support STEM activities for teenagers in West Linn. The natural pairing of a high school library and a public library has led to an innovative after school experience hosted at WLHS. The knowledge and expertise of both libraries comes together for the benefit of students.

Tech Lab was brought about by our combined desire to expose teenagers to various technologies through a weekly drop in meeting time. Weekly meetings allow kids to build interest and help drive some of the enrollment in other tech programming activities at both the high school and the public library. Combining our resources (both in time and materials) has allowed us to scaffold out to more students than otherwise possible. Our goals and learning targets for Tech Lab are to create student capacity and interest with tech innovation, as a possible interest area for their future. Activities such as drone flying, computer programming, virtual reality (using a HTC VIVE), visiting industry and college campuses, and robotics were part of our scope during the 2016-2017 school year. Happily, we have just launched our second year!

Speakers
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Stacy Erickson

Teacher-Librarian, West Linn High School
Stacy Erickson has been the Teacher-Librarian at West Linn High School for 11 years. She received her doctorate in education at University of Oregon. 
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Caitrin Lenartz

Library Assistant, West Linn Public Library
Caitrin Lenartz is currently helping out in many different programs at the West Linn Public Library. She currently serves as the volunteer coordinator and helps out with the teen makerspace.
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Rebecca Mayer

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

Sponsors

Saturday April 21, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

12:20pm

Weed Them and Reap
Have you ever tried to pull a book from the library shelf just to have it so jam-packed that you struggle to pull the book from the shelf? Have you ever browsed your library collection and left empty handed because you couldn’t find current materials on the subject? Have you ever searched for and found the material you were hoping for, just to find it so tattered and unkempt that you decided not to take it home because you didn’t want to touch it? If this sounds like an experience you have had at your library, you might have a weeding problem. This presentation addresses these questions and many more including why a library should weed, how weeding increases circulation and turnover rates, and how weeding makes the library collection more attractive to borrowers. Join us in all the ins and outs in why and how a library should implement a weeding process.

Speakers
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MaryKay Dahlgreen

Free Agent
MaryKay Dahlgreen was State Librarian of Oregon from March 2012 to March 2018. Prior to her appointment she served seven years as the Program Manager for Library Development and nine years as the Youth Services Consultant.
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Emily O'Neal

Technical Services Manager, Deschutes Public Library
Emily recently became the Technical Services Manager for Deschutes Public Library in Bend, Oregon. She relocated to Bend in late April of 2016 from Steamboat Springs, Colorado where she was the Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian for Bud Werner Memorial Library... Read More →

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Saturday April 21, 2018 12:20pm - 1:00pm
Sousa Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

1:00pm

Pre-ordered Box Lunches Available
Saturday April 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Conference Center Lobby Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

If They Build It, They Might Come: Design Thinking and Teen Summer Reading
Curious about Design Thinking, a.k.a. user-centered design? This program will begin with an overview of our Design Thinking-based reboot for Multnomah County Library’s teen summer reading program and ongoing results. Participants will learn how Design Thinking (DT) encourages empathy, connection, and experimentation. Through the application to teen programming, we’ll discuss how DT encourages creative and nimble thinking to serve youth, who have grown up in a world where iteration is everyday. Our panel will discuss the range of time and staffing that can be required (hint: less than you might think) and break down the steps to getting started. Presenters will lead a mini-workshop of exercises and applications for Design Thinking to illustrate concepts, and participants will brainstorm internal and external challenges where they may apply user-centered design in their workplace. Ultimately, attendees will learn, question, practice, and then leave with some tools with which to explore user-centered design in their work.

Speakers
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Seana Lane

Summer Reading Program Coordinator, Multnomah County Library
Seana Lane enjoys finding innovative ways to serve youth in summer reading and learning. She’s also helped create Discovery Kits (circulating STEM manipulatives) and enjoys the challenge of moving from an output to an outcome-based evaluation of libraries’ impact and value.
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Windalu Medrano

Spanish-speaking Youth Librarian in Training, Multnomah County Library
Windy is currently pursuing her MLIS the University of Arizona as part of the online school. She has worked with the Spanish-speaking community in Multnomah County for many years and that experience inspired her to continue her education as part of the Knowledge River Program, which... Read More →
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Amy P Miller

Teen Librarian, Multnomah County Library
Amy Miller embraces youth services with enthusiasm and strives to find new and interesting ways to engage school age and teen patrons in their libraries. Most recently she has watched her branch’s monthly Science Adventure Club take off with the school age crowd. In addition, Amy... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Sousa Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards (ORCA): Winners, Nominations, and More!
Join fellow youth librarians as we unveil the 2018 Oregon Reader’s Choice Awards (ORCA) winners and announce the lists of the 2019 nominees! Booktalks, book trailers, book club discussion guides, and additional resources will help you become familiar with the titles so you can promote them to the students at your libraries and schools. We will also share how we’ve used and highlighted ORCA at our respective libraries and schools, as well as what it means to be a member of the ORCA committee. A physical copy of each title will be available for your perusal, as well as bookmarks of the 2019 lists.

Speakers
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Melanie Hetrick

Children's Librarian, Tillamook County Library
I’m a children’s librarian who crafts and reads in her spare time.
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Kiva Liljequist

Library Media Specialist, Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland Public Schools
Kiva is a librarian in a K-12 alternative school in PPS. She is the 2016-2018 chair of ORCA and a total ORCA fangirl. She loves to run and read, but has learned it’s not best to combine them.
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MacKenzie Ross

Youth Services Librarian, Beaverton City Library at Murray Scholls
I’ve worked with rural and urban libraries in Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Oregon since 2010. I light up when kids, teens, and their adults ask me what books they should read next, and I love offering kids and teens opportunities to tinker with new tech toys and engineering chall... Read More →

Sponsors

Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Joplin/Seeger Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA

2:00pm

See What the Future Holds! Introducing New Grade Level Learning Goals for IL Instruction
A work-group from the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL) and community college librarians developed specific learning goals for grades K-14 (through the first two years of college), cross-referenced to the Common Core State Standards as well as the Association of College & Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and others. The key challenge for K-14 grade students is to develop information literacy (IL) skills progressively and iteratively, over time, which will lead to independent learning and a brighter future. The new Oregon Grade Level Learning Goals were written in the style of the Common Core standards, but embrace the six frames of ACRL's Framework. This session will take you on an exploratory journey of what the new Learning Goals are, how they impact IL instruction in grades K-14, and what the future holds for learners who develop these skills. Walk away with online access to the Learning Goals and related materials, an understanding of the connections to other standards/frameworks, and interact with writers of the new framework. The Learning Goals are endorsed by OASL.

Speakers
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Peggy Christensen

Past President, Oregon Association of School Libraries
Peggy Christensen was the Marshfield High School School Librarian and Coos Bay Schools District librarian for 15 years. She is currently the Past President of OASL and is the chair of the Oregon School Library Standards Committee.
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Pam Kessinger

Reference Librarian, Portland Community College
Pam Kessinger is the Reference Librarian at Portland Community College, Sylvania and Rock Creek campuses. She is the Vice Chair of the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO), and serves on the Oregon Association of School Libraries Board, and is a member of the School... Read More →
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Susan Stone

District TOSA for Library Instruction, Portland Public Schools
Susan Stone has been a school librarian in Portland Public Schools for 15 years and currently serves as the district’s Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Library Services. She chaired the committee that wrote the Oregon School Library Standards in 2010 and helped facilitate... Read More →

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Saturday April 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Bloch Hilton Eugene Conference Center, 66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-2667 USA