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Friday, April 20
 

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

Sponsors

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

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 →

Sponsors

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

11:50am

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 →

Sponsors

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
LZ

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.

Sponsors

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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