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Tentative schedule PDF

NLA 2013 Annual Conference Presenters

 

 

Maureen Sullivan

Keynote
Turning Outward: Librarians as Leaders in Community Engagement
Thursday, October 17, 9 - 10:30 am

Trustee Program
The Role and Contribution of Trustees in Ensuring a Vital Future for the Library
Thursday, October 17, 1:40 - 2:30 pm

James LaRue

Keynote
Ebooks and Libraries: From Gatekeepers to Gardeners
Friday, October 18, 9 - 10:30 am

Trustee Program
Making Each Other Look Good
Thursday, October 17, 2:40 - 3:30 pm

Leadership Program
Leaders Growing Leaders
Friday, October 18, 11:10 am - noon

 

Thursday, October 17


Maureen Sullivan - Keynote
Turning Outward: Librarians as Leaders in Community Engagement
9 - 10:30 am

This keynote will address the opportunities that librarians have to make a difference in their communities by embracing the leadership role of convener. Ms. Sullivan will discuss why this is important; describe ways to do this effectively; and offer guidelines for convening community conversations. She also will describe the ALA initiative, the Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities,that began during her term as ALA president.

Craig Bergland, Tod Colgrove, Chrissy Klenke, Pam Rasmussen
Northern Nevada Makerspaces
11:10 am - noon

From miners to burners, Northern Nevada has a storied history of design and creativity. Local libraries and non-profits continue to foster this environment by hosting makerspaces. Pam Rasmussen of Washoe County Library System facilitates a panel discussion on Northern Nevada makerspaces with Sena Loyd of Carson City Library, Tod Colgrove and Chrissy Klenke of DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, and Craig Bergland of Bridgewire. Find out what works, what doesn't, and how to engage children, students, and adults with makerspaces.

Dr. James Thomas
Language Play for Infants
11:10 am - noon

The fast-paced program of body movement, songs, yoga, and signing may be in a library setting, at home, or in a child care environment. Participants will learn ways of organizing a setting that will be conducive and age-appropriate; providing content that will maintain interest and engage little ones; sharing activities such as songs, body movement, and books; and encouraging exercise and signing activities. Three offerings of this program will be discussed: “Baby, oh Baby: Books, Signing, and Songs for Expectant Parents”; “Itsy Bitsy Babies for Mothers and Others."

Rachel Arteaga & Jodi Shepherd
What do They Think?
11:10 am - noon

E-books are part of libraries, but what do students really think of them? Due to the diversity of students in the Social Work Program at CSU, Chico, a survey was conducted to better understand students’ preference and usage of ebooks. We will present the results of the survey and how the findings can guide future e-book collection development practices.

Nancy Cummings, Joan Dalusung, Shaun Griffin, Jonnica McClure, & Judith M. Simon
Conquering Setbacks and Rebuilding Our Libraries
11:10 am - noon

When voters decline library bonds and libraries close branches, reduce programs, and cut hours, what happens next? Storey County defunded Virginia City's library in 2011. Henderson and Carson City residents rejected proposed tax initiatives in 2012. Lyon County survived near closure in May 2013. Hear how determined Virginia City residents aided by local volunteer librarians resotred some library services in July 2013 and are working to rebuild a shuttered collection.

Craig Bergland, Tod Colgrove, Chrissy Klenke, & Sena Loyd
Northern Nevada Makerspaces - Hands On
1:40 - 2:30 pm

Join us for a hands-on demonstration of makerspace activities. Tod Colgrove and Chrissy Klenke of the DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library demonstrate MaKeyMakeyinvention kits and a tablet-controlled AR drone quadcopter. Make a movie with Sena Loyd and Carson City Library's @2 Digital Learning Center video equipment. Craig Bergland of Bridgewire demonstrates the economic and environmental benefits of homemade solar cookers.

Emily Wichman
Cheap and Easy: An Introduction to Passive Programming
1:40 - 2:30 pm

Does your staff struggle to find time and funds to program? Would you like to showcase collections and services or promote community initiatives? If so, then add passive programming to your repertoire! Learn to design activities suitable for all ages, from kids to seniors, and even intergenerational audiences.

Robbie DeBuff & Betsy Johnson
Get Your SRP Here!!
1:40 - 2:30 pm

An introduction to the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s 2014 theme Fizz, Boom, Read! We will discuss possible programming and potential interactive children’s activities. There will also be dialogue about Summer Reading Program Workshops throughout the state, where, when, what and how to better serve the public libraries in the state.

Maureen Sullivan
The Role and Contribution of Trustees in Ensuring a Vital Future for the Library
1:40 - 2:30 pm

This session will be a guided discussion in which Ms. Sullivan will engage participants in an exploration of how library trustees can strengthen their efforts to ensure that the library is the best that it can be for the community.

Kimberly Clanton-Green & Danielle Milam
Teen TechArt Studios
2:40 - 3:30 pm

Videos, graphics, mixing music, video game-making and digital photography are tools for youth education and entry employment. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has launched new programs that connect youth with new technologies, mentors and local employers. Studio time allows local youth to create their own work or produce work in collaboration with peers. This project is part of a national initiative funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the MacArthur Foundation. Special gifts from Best Buy, Nevada State Libraries & Archives and the PwC Charitable Foundation are helping us grow TechArt Studios in libraries across Clark County.

Sharon Draper
Making Books Come Alive for Adolescent Readers
2:40 - 3:30 pm

This presentation by Sharon M. Draper will discuss her YA novels and their impact on adolescent readers. It is possible to engage and excite young adults, even for students who swear they "hate to read," as long as you know which books to offer them and how to capture their imaginations through action. She will discuss the necessity of literary value in YA literature, the importance of humor and immediacy, and the value of strong, positive role models for young readers.

Dr. James L. Thomas
Making Story Times Memorable for 2s 3s, and 4s
2:40 - 3:30 pm

Young children deserve to experience age-appropriate books that demonstrate early literacy skills. When such titles are presented using unique and creative techniques, this increases the likelihood that children will grasp language patterns and encourage usage in their everyday lives. Participants will learn how to identify books appropriate for each age; to present books in memorable ways; and to use songs and signing to extend story/circle times.

Danielle Milam and Nicole Winslow, Las Vegas Clark County Library District
Business Launch @ the Library
3:40 - 4:30 pm

Public libraries can be powerful catalysts for small business development and expansion. Sometimes generating as much as 80% of local economic activity, small businesses are a vital part of local economic development. The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's initiative, Business Launch @ the Library, resulted in the rapid adoption of a new small business development tool, Business Decision; grew important new relationships with local businesses and business leaders; and positioned the Library District as an essential place for small business services and partnerships.

Terri Farley, Shar Murphy, & Suzanne Morgan Williams
Writing the West: Easy Plans for a Shared Community Literacy Festival
3:40 - 4:30 pm

Authors Suzanne Morgan Williams and Teri Farley and librarian Shar Murphy take you step by step through organizing a literacy festival for your school, public library, and community - including suggestions for finding speakers, identifying funding sources, creating teacher materials, and integrating writing workshops and reading for Pre-K through 12th grade.

Alexandria McEwen & Tammy Westergard
Shining the Light on Science: STEM and STEAM Programs for Your Library
3:40 - 4:30 pm

Are you doing stem or steam programs at your library? Need more ideas? Come to our presentation and see what programs we are doing in Las Vegas and Carson City. We'll also talk about some of the ideas seen this year at ALA’s annual conference and provide a resource list.

David Michael Slater
How to Get Lucky: One Author’s Unconventional Path to Publishing
3:40 - 4:30 pm

Prolific and award-winning author and teacher David Michael Slater will take you through his journey as an author, from the slush piles, through heaps of rejection letters to the publication of his books for children, teens, and adults. During this interactive slide show, David will share tips and suggestions for intrepid folks embarking down the same path. Bring all your questions, and prepare to be inspired!

Washoe County Library System All Staff Meeting
3:45 - 5:30 pm

 

Friday, October 18


Jamie LaRue - Keynote
Ebooks and Libraries: From Gatekeepers to Gardeners
9 - 10:30 am

For over a century, we were the last stop on the distribution chain. We passed along only what others published, and what our own journals recommended. But in the world of 21st century digital publishing, libraries are discovering a new role: nurturers of local content.

Sharon Draper & Richard Paul Evans
Nevada Young Readers' Award Ceremony
11:10 am - noon

Kevin Michael Klipfel
Authentic Engagement: Using Student's Interests to Motivate Information Literacy Learning
11:10 am - noon

This program discusses how librarians can incorporate student's authentic interests into library instruction to increase their engagement with their coursework and retention of informaiton literacy skills. Practical, empirically proven strategies for discovering and incorporating student's interests into research, and how this expands the pedagogical role of librarians, will be outlined.

Jamie LaRue
Leaders Growing Leaders: Issues and Best Practices
11:10 am - noon

Join the conversation. What are the issues that keep you up at night? What have you tried so far?

Andi Morency, Shar Murphy, & Jenny-Lynn Van Pelt
Beyond Inch by inch: Using Literature to Support Understanding of Complex Mathematical Concepts
11:10 am - noon

There are decades of research and literature developed to support teaching mathematical concepts through children's literature. Using literature to support math instruction can be a revolutionary act in the classroom and library and can light the way for children to make the connections that have been eluding them. Come learn about including math read alouds, booktalks, literature groups, and more to support PreK-5th grade learning. Learn to help children develop a love of math and leave with collection development ideas and resources easily implemented in both public and school libraries.

Devin Scillian
Nevada Young Readers' Award Ceremony
1:40 - 2:30 pm

Kay Deeney
Shedding Light on the Affordable Care Act(ACA)
1:40 - 2:30 pm

Do you understand the basics of the Affordable Care Act? Are you looking for resources specific to Nevada for your library customers? Libraries play an essential role in helping consumers understand their choices for health insurance. Bring your questions to this presentation for answers from the National Library of Medicine.

Michael Frazier, Jeff Kintop, & Julia Stringfellow, Conference of Intermountain Archivists (CIMA)
Surveys of Nevada's Archival Collections and Resources
1:40 - 2:30 pm

Book & Paper Conservator, Michael Frazier will be highlighting recent activities at UNLV Special Collections. State Archivist Jeff Kintop will be discussing Nevada’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. CIMA president, Julia Stringfellow will give us a comparative perspective, as she highlights Boise State University’s Special Collections. In addition, we will invite group participation.

Robbie DeBuff, Tupelo Hassman, & Dr. Reginald Stewart
NV Reads 2013: girlchild
1:40 - 2:30 pm

Tupelo Hassman, author of girlchild discusses her book and the trials and tribulations of main character and third generation Hendrix, Rory Dawn. This eloquently written book explores topics like eugenics, generational poverty, Supreme Court Ruling Buck v. Bell, and Girl Scouts.

Devin Scillian
The Serious Business of Writing Humor: The Importance of Funny Fiction in the Classroom
2:40 - 3:30 pm

Author Devin Scillian believes that humor is a kind of literary Velcro that stays with young readers long after the book is set aside. Devin talks about writing with humor and inspiring young writers to get in touch with their funny bone.

Carla Land & Robbie Nickel
Getting it Together: Ways to Make Public and School Library Partnerships Succeed
2:40 - 3:30 pm

This program will offer tips and ideas for making partnerships between public and school libraries a success.

Salvador Avila
STEM and HOMAGO
2:40 - 3:30 pm

STEM education and HOMAGO have proven to be best practices in youth and product development. Learn to DJ participants have acquired technology, public speaking, networking, and social aptitude skills that they would not have otherwise attained in traditional library programs. Listen to how Learn to DJ related programs may capture your youth’s attention.

Tour the University of Nevada Reno's Mathewson/IGT Knowledge Center and DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library
2:40 - 4:30 pm

Transportation and refreshments provided. Please register at the conference registration desk.

Nichole Bratsouleas-Urias and Kelle Kroeber
How to Build a Spanish Collection
3:40 - 4:30 pm

You know you should offer your Spanish English Language Learners materials in their native language, but where do you start? This workshop will take you through the process of building a quality library collection or classroom collection of Spanish language and bilingual books that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.

Audrey Bergmann, Sheree Hummel, Kevin Porter, and Jenny-Lynn Van Pelt
Positive Identity Development: Lighting the Way Through Literature and Culture
3:40 - 4:30 pm

Does your collection or classroom help develop the next generation of global leaders? We believe that all children should see themselves represented in the literature and curriculum of the classroom and library. But, all too often, we inadequately represent or misrepresent children of diverse backgrounds. Come learn about relevant research, tips for collection development, mini lessons that support cultural awareness and identity development, and ways to increase use of diverse resources. Leave with booklists and ideas that can be implemented on Monday!

Sena Loyd
There’s an App for That! Library and Patron Edition
3:40 - 4:30 pm

Have you heard the phrase, “There’s an App for That”? Apps are available for tablet and smart phone devices that make your life as a librarian easier, as well as the patrons you serve. Discover the uses of the most notable apps to the hidden gems because there IS an app for that!