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Friday, April 20
 

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.

Sponsors

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

Sponsors

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 →

Sponsors

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
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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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Elizabeth Lopez

Library Supervisor, Hillsboro Public Library
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Alice Perez Ververa

Library Specialist III, Estacada Public Library

Sponsors

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 →

Sponsors

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!

Sponsors


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