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Wednesday, October 2
 

9:00am

Historical Tour
Escape to an urban oasis of beauty and tranquility on the first stop of the tour by experiencing the glory of Lauritzen Gardens, a hidden sanctuary in the heart of the city. Enjoy both indoor and outdoor gardens, a café and museum shop, as well as seeing a fascinating miniature train system that includes replicas of buildings in downtown Omaha. Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by for the second stop in the tour. The Durham Museum, which makes its home in one of Omaha’s more unique features, Union Station. offers a fascinating look at the history of our region and includes full size train cars to tour. After leaving The Durham Museum, the coach will park by the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trails Headquarters for a box lunch on the bus. During this hour we will listen to Kori Nelson, of Council Bluffs, give a fascinating lecture on Council Bluff’s place in Iowa history and its role in the beginnings of the city of Omaha. The last stop will be Joslyn Art Museum which features galleries, a 1,000–seat concert hall, fountain court, education technology gallery, lecture hall, classrooms, café, and museum shop, and offers some of the finest art and sculpture in America. The Museum was a gift to the people of Omaha from Sarah Joslyn in memory of her husband, George and the original 1931 building is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the nation. The Pavilion, a 58,000-square-foot addition built in 1994, was designed by renowned British architect Norman Foster, Lord Norman Foster of Thames Bank, as his first U.S. commission. 

Wednesday October 2, 2019 9:00am - 3:30pm

10:30am

Beyond Lasers and 3D Printers: How to Use Makerspace Tools We Don' Talk About
This preconference will provide participants step-by-step, hands-on experience with the makerspace tools we don’t talk about. Participants will design and create a project using equipment found in our library’s makerspace.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Connell

Karen Connell

Director, Columbus Public Library
Karen Connell is the Director of the Columbus Public Library in Columbus, Nebraska. As the Reference Librarian from 2012-2019, she managed the physical and digital collection for adult patrons and had integrated the use of technology in the library's space and collection.
avatar for Rachelle McPhillips

Rachelle McPhillips

Reference Librarian, Columbus Public Library
Rachelle McPhillips, previously the Adult and Young Adult Services Librarian since 2009 and now the Reference Librarian, has been the driving force behind the development of the Columbus Public Library's Makerspace.


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 3:30pm
TBA

10:30am

Diversity Work: Exploring Worldviews & Practicing Dialogue
Diversity work is an intentional practice of exploring and opening individual worldviews to effect constructive relationships, increase access through the removal of institutional and social barriers, as well as fostering authentic community connections. This interactive workshop will provide exercises and discussion to help participants build an understanding of their own worldview and how that influences their librarianship. Exercises and discussion will focus on topics in diversity including race, gender, sexuality, physical abilities, religion/spirituality, inclusion, and privilege. Participants are asked to be vulnerable and willing to explore how their worldview shapes their perceptions and relationships in regards to diverse communities.

Speakers
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Anneka Ramirez

Patron Services Supervisor, Norfolk Public Library
Anneka Ramirez earned her Master of Arts in Information Science & Learning Technologies with an emphasis in Library Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia (2015). She obtained a BA in American Cultural Studies with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology from Western Washington... Read More →
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Angela Kroeger

Metadata Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Angela Kroeger is the Metadata Coordinator for Archives & Special Collections at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Libraries. They earned an MLIS from the University of Missouri in 2015 and served as Nebraska Library Association President in 2016/2017.
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Elisa Cruz

Circulation Manager, Keene Memorial Library
Elisa Cruz is a bilingual circulation manager at a public library in Nebraska. She loves recommending diverse reads to anyone who will listen and is dedicated to making the library profession more inclusive and welcoming to users and budding professionals of all walks of life. In... Read More →
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Laura Treinen

Collection Maintenance Supervisor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Laura Treinen is the Collection Maintenance Supervisor for Don L. Love library at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. Before that she worked with the Omaha Public libraries for three years. She currently manages student workers along with her collection maintenance work. She earned... Read More →


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 3:30pm
TBA

10:30am

I Wanna Read That! Collection Development to Diversify Your Shelves Today
Collection development is too often a neglected area of library work. And with more titles for the 0-18 market than ever before being published it can feel impossible for librarians to keep up. This session will introduce librarians to hot new titles from a variety of genres that appeal to a wide swath of readers. Read-alikes, booktalks, and program ideas will all be presented, giving attendees the tools they need to add new, high interest, high quality titles to their collections and programs.

Further this session's focus on titles by marginalized authors from diverse backgrounds will expose librarians to new titles that can more accurately reflect the changing demographics of their communities while also ensuring their collections are up to date and of interest to a many different readers looking for the best and hottest titles being published. There will also be titles from small and independent presses included.

The session will also include collection development tools, tips for evaluating and reviewing material, and a discussion of why including diverse titles is important, along with practical advice on how to do this work.

Speakers
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Angie Manfredi

Youth Services Consultant, State Library of Iowa
Angie Manfredi is the Youth Services Consultant for the State Library of Iowa


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 3:30pm
TBA

10:30am

Privacy is Precious: Patron Data Rights and Responsibilites
We live in an era of data breaches and constant surveillance. A core library value is patron privacy. Can libraries reconcile our values with a shifting technological and legal landscape? Tess and Bryan from Library Freedom Project will offer practical advice and explore the ethical implications of future paths. Learn how to utilize valuable data while keeping it safe. Harness the value of free, open source software for encryption and password management. Learn the dangers of bulk data collection and how to mitigate risks via threat models. Consider the risks versus rewards of common internet browsing behavior. Learn best practices for public computer labs, mobile phones, and personal browsing. Consider library ethics and the law (or lack thereof), and our responsibilities to the communities we serve. This session will re-frame how tech people think about policy and how policy people think about tech.

Sponsored jointly by the Iowa Library Association Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Nebraska Library Association Round Table for Intellectual Freedom

Speakers
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Tess Wilson

Outreach Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Tess Wilson is an Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where she connects folks with resources for community conversation and civic change. She is passionate about issues of intellectual freedom, data rights, and online privacy. 
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Bryan Jones

Systems Librarian, Nashville Public Library
Bryan is a Systems Librarian at Nashville Public Library and member of Library Freedom Project. He regularly delivers privacy training to librarians and library patrons throughout Tennessee. He is the winner of the Tennessee Library Association Intellectual Freedom Award.


Wednesday October 2, 2019 10:30am - 3:30pm
TBA

4:00pm

Exhibits Grand Opening and Reception
Sponsors
avatar for Gale Cengage Learning

Gale Cengage Learning

Director, Consortia West, Gale


Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
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4:00pm

Iowa Library Association Foundation Silent Auction
Support the Iowa Library Association Foundation with their silent auction. You can donate items for the auction by clicking here. Do not forget to stop by and check out the items during conference. Funds raised help with awards, grants and scholarships.


Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm

4:00pm

Nebraska Library Association Scholarship and Awards Committee Fundraiser
Please stop by the NLA Scholarship & Awards Committee  to check out our fundraising event. All funds raised during the conference go toward NLA's scholarships and awards. The Nixon scholarships are awarded annually to 3-4 graduate students. The awards include the Meritorious Service award, which recognizes a Nebraska librarian's distinguished service, and the Mari Sandoz award, which recognizes an important contribution to the Nebraska book world.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 4:00pm - Thursday October 3, 2019 6:00pm

7:30pm

Presentation with Author Lisa Scottoline
Speakers
avatar for Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline

Author
Lisa Scottoline is a #1 Bestselling Author, The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 32 novels, including her latest work, SOMEONE KNOWS which is come out April 9, 2019. Lisa’s writing career began with her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, published... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday October 2, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
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Thursday, October 3
 

7:30am

IA ACRL Chapter Meeting
Business Meeting for the Iowa Library Association Iowa ACRL Chapter

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am

7:30am

IA LLAMA Meeting
Business Meeting for the Iowa Library Association - Iowa Library Leadership and Management Association

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am

7:30am

IA Local History and Genealogy Meeting
Business Meeting for the Iowa Library Association - Local History and Genealogy Subdivision

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am

7:30am

NE College & University Section Meeting
Business Meeting for the Nebraska Library Association College & University Section

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am

7:30am

NE Public Library & Trustee Section Meeting
Business Meeting for the Nebraska Library Association Public Library & Trustee Section

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am

7:30am

NE Special & Institutional Section Meeting
Business Meeting for the Nebraska Library Association Special & Institutional Section

Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:20am

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:25am
TBA

7:30am

New Member Breakfast
Thursday October 3, 2019 7:30am - 8:25am
TBA

8:30am

Opening Session and Keynote Jaime Casap
Keynote with Jaime Casap.

The Problem Solving Generation:
What are the skills students need in a world where change is happening faster and faster.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Chief Education Evangelist, Google
Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders around... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
TBA

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Break
Thursday October 3, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
TBA

11:05am

Staff Learning: The Right Info at the Right Time in the Right Place
You've hired a new staff person and now you need to train them. You spend a couple hours talking to your new employee, showing them around, going over the ins and outs of their job. They need to hear everything they need to know as quickly as possible so they can be on the service desk, right? But are they as ready as you hoped? Or could there be a better way? New staff don't need to learn everything on day one, but how can you help them learn it when they DO need it. This presentation will describe how one library transformed the good, the bad, and the ugly of training new staff into a consistent on-boarding process, with useful tools and timely information.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Wingate

Terry Wingate

Staff Development Librarian, Omaha Public Library
Terry Wingate has been with the Omaha Public Library since 2007. Since 2009, she has managed the Staff Learning, Professional Development and Statistics Departments for the library system.
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Danielle Shultz

Learning and Statistics Specialist, Omaha Public Library
Danielle Shultz is the Learning & Statistics Specialist at Omaha Public Library, and has been in this position since 2015. Danielle helps run new employee orientation and plans learning and training opportunities for staff. Before her current position, she was a reference associate... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:50am
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11:05am

20 Great After Schools Ideas on a Shoestring Budget
We will share at least 20 different programming ideas that can be replicated in libraries large and small without being a budget buster! Sharing what worked, and what we would do different if we held it again. We know budgets can be tight, and sometimes you just need some inspiration to try something new and different. We will share where to find the best ideas, and where we get our inspiration when we want to try something new. Participants will be allowed to share their programming hits and misses at the end of the session, because we all know, library staff have the best ideas! Finally, we'll share how we turned our after school programming from boring and predictable to fresh and exciting, and increased attendance numbers.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Juhlin

Lori Juhlin

Library Director, Hawarden Public Library
Lori is a Library Director in a small, rural library. She earned her Masters Degree in Library & Information Science in 2016. She has worked in libraries for over 10 years in a variety of roles in Nebraska & Iowa.
avatar for Julie Coyle

Julie Coyle

Elementary Librarian, Hawarden Public Library
Julie Coyle loves librarie! She is an elementary librarian at the West Sioux Community school and the children's librarian at the Hawarden public library. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and really hates writing bios about herself.


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
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11:05am

Homegrown Leaders: Nurturing Leadership and Management Skills at Every Level
Developing and maintaining library services in a world where trends are changing at a break-neck pace requires leaders who understand that one-size fits all formulas don’t cut it. How do we find these leaders? Better yet, how do we cultivate them? This session will discuss mentorship, networking and ethics through the lens of library industry best practices as well as other industries’ organizational techniques. Yes, theory plays a part in this, but this theory will be supported with tangible ways that participants can immediately begin cultivating leadership. This program makes the case to consider a cultural shift within libraries in order to create and embed leaders at every level of our organizations. We will discuss how the framework of Appreciative Inquiry can inspire dynamic service design, greater productivity, and healthy organizational culture. Our work calls for leaders at every level, with all kinds of distinctive personalities and skills. Let's talk about how we help every librarian achieve their potential.

Speakers
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Erica Rose

Library Science Faculty, University of Nebraska Omaha
Erica Rose is Library Science Faculty and Program Coordinator for UNO’s undergraduate library science program. Before coming to higher education, she spent almost twenty years working in libraries of all shapes, sizes, and flavors, and she is proud to call herself a 21st century... Read More →
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Melissa Cast-Brede

Associate Professor of Library Sciences, University of Nebraska - Omaha
Dr. Melissa Cast-Brede is an Associate Professor of Library Science in the Department of Teacher Education.   Prior to joining the Department of Teacher Education, Dr. Cast-Brede was the education/psychology librarian at UNO Criss Library.  She is a research and reference guru and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
TBA

11:05am

I Survived: My First Year as an Elementary Media Specialist
I will present ideas and tips that helped me "survive" my first year. I will talk about activities that I tried with students and staff to improve library awareness in my buildings. Attendees will learn practical ideas to add to their library tool kits.

Speakers
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Kelli Thelen

Library Media Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
My name is Kelli Thelen. I live in Randolph, NE. This is my 7th year in education, 6 of those years were spent in 3rd grade. I am in my first year as a media specialist for Norfolk Public Schools. I serve 3 elementary buildings.


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
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11:05am

If You Visualize it, They Will Come: Raw Data Reimagined with Infographics
Students have limited experience with using primacy source data sets to support a thesis. Our objective in this activity is to introduce them to one method of drawing conclusions and presenting it in an easily digested format - the infographic. We use Census Bureau data through American FactFinder and a free infographic generator Infogram to help students visualize surprising connections between multiple data points. Students leave with an additional tool they can use to support their arguments in academic and professional work. The presenters will discuss direct application to the ACRL Framework concepts.

Speakers
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Stella Herzig

Reference and Instruction Librarian, St. Ambrose University
Stella Herzig, MLS, is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at St. Ambrose University in Davenport Iowa since 1994.
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Conrad Bendixen

Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Iowa-Sciences Library
Conrad is currently the Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian at the University of Iowa. Prior to that he worked at St. Ambrose University, where he was the liaison librarian in health sciences and biology for six years. Earlier he worked at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Kunze

Elizabeth Kunze

Reference and Instruction Librarian, St. Ambrose University
Elizabeth Kunze is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa.


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
TBA

11:05am

Keynote Presentation Follow-Up
Bring your questions after the Keynote Presentation to have an open discussion with Jaime.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Casap

Jaime Casap

Chief Education Evangelist, Google
Jaime Casap is the Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders around... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
TBA

11:05am

Making Books Come Alive
This fun paced, hands on session will show many ways you can make books come alive in your library. Murder Mysteries-Who Dun It, Blind-Dates with a Book, Book Tastings, Virtual Field Trips, Escape Rooms in the Library, Trivia Night, Breakout EDU with books, Green screens, these are just a few of the ways to get them into your libraries and engaged in books. The ideas I will share with you can easily be replicated with minimal cost, mostly with resources you already have at your fingertips. You will leave this session with a list of ideas that will work for your tiny-tot patrons to the more seasoned reader and everyone in-between.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Aschoff

Molly Aschoff

Digital Learning Coordinator, Educational Service Unit #8
Molly Aschoff is the Digital Learning Coordinator at ESU #8 in Neligh, NE. Molly promotes engagement in the classroom by use of technology tools, virtual field trips, personalized learning, and “just good teaching” strategies. As the ESU 8 Media Specialist she supports area school... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
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11:05am

Outside the Client: Leveraging Data from OCLC Connexion Database Files
Learn how to use office software (such as Access and Excel) to access data stored in the OCLC Connexion Client database files. These tools are a gateway to data that helps technical services, collection development, and liaison accomplish tasks without requiring manual review of individual records. After a batch search is performed in Connexion, the database file will contain a plethora of data that can be used in these collection development and technical services workflow decisions.

Speakers
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Harriet Wintermute

Head of Metadata Services, Iowa State University Library
Recently, Harriet joined Iowa State University Library as Head of Metadata Services. Before that she was a Catalog and Metadata Librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries for nearly 5 years. She knits when not obsessing over metadata and is owned by Lulu, a medium-hair... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
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11:05am

Successfully Dealing with Patron Behaviors
Attendees will learn how to navigate the difficult patron behavior situations and learn how applying empathy and understanding will build patron relationships and connections.

Speakers
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Jill Martinez

Automation Librarian, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Jill Martinez has worked for the Cedar Rapids Public Library for three years and worked with patrons for almost 20. Prior to librarianship, Jill worked for 15 years a Social Worker
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Natalie Struecker

Downtown Library Manager, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Natalie Struecker has been the Downtown Library Manager for two years and working with patrons for almost 20. She has worked in urban and rural libraries and with a wide range of people.
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Jennie Garner

Director, North Liberty Community Library
Jennie Garner loves her library patrons (most of the time). Jennie began her library career at the North Liberty Community Library in 1995, becoming its Director in 2014. Since then she has lead staff to adopt a patron-focused mindset. She is passionate about offering high quality... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
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11:05am

Toward Tech Savvy Trustees
To ensure technology advancements in the library, staff must put tech training at the forefront of needed skills. But have library boards shown a similar interest in technology—are your trustees tech savvy? Because the more that trustees are familiar with digital products and terminology, even modest computer users will become better advocates for the library’s technology needs.

Gear up for a couple of audience participation games in this session and take home some fun ways to inspire more tech savvy trustees. You don’t need a board of IT specialists--start simply with a board that is moving the needle in their techie comfort level.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie McKewon

Bonnie McKewon

NW District Consultant, State Library of Iowa
Bonnie McKewon is a consultant with the State Library of Iowa.  She presents workshops and webinars on a wide variety of topics, from succession planning to policy development to inspiring tech savvy trustees.   With an affinity for library board training, Bonnie has conducted... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 11:05am - 11:55am
TBA

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday October 3, 2019 12:00pm - 1:20pm
TBA

1:30pm

Coding in the Library
Participants will learn about different ways of engaging both primary, intermediate and middle grade students. We will show the different types of coding lessons we teach and what students will accomplish with each different robot or skill. Participants will learn about code.org, Ozobots, Osmo, Sphero, Google Coding, Code-a-Pilliars, Dash and Dots, Code and Go mice, Beebots, Cue and more. In the elementary section we will focus on how to engage the students using centers and exploratory play. In the middle school section, we will explore how we team up with other teachers to have coding lessons match curricular areas. Participants will leave with ideas of how to bring coding into their own libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Shari Anderson

Shari Anderson

School Librarian, Everett Elementary School
Shari has worked in a Title 1 building, as the librarian, for 7 years in Lincoln Public Schools. Prior to that she was a reading specialist, 1st grade teacher, and 4th grade teacher. She lives in Lincoln with my husband and 2 children. She enjoys baking and crafting in her free t... Read More →
avatar for Meredith Fickes

Meredith Fickes

Media Specialist, Mickle Middle School- Lincoln Public Schools
I have been a school librarian for 10 years, 3 years in an elementary school, 7 years in a middle school. Prior to being a librarian I was a high school science teacher.


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Creating a Supportive Work Environment for the Library Employee with Special Needs
Much is said about the need to increase diversity in librarianship, but very infrequently does that talk translate into action. It is one thing to be devoted to increasing diversity and another to actually know how to do it. This is especially true of hiring employees with communicative and developmental disabilities. Many employers have a certain anxiety about working with an employee with communicative disabilities like autism or hearing loss, because they are unsure if they will be able to effectively communicate about job duties with these individuals. Other employers are simply under misconceptions about the abilities of these individuals. It is important to bust these misconceptions and assuage these anxieties in order to turn from talk to action.

This session will focus on building an understanding of the strengths of individuals with special needs and strategies for integrating them in the library work environment. The discussion will start with the job description and interview process and progress through physical workplace design, employee training, and expectations/opportunities for rewards and promotion. These strategies are designed for individuals with special needs, but will benefit ALL employees.

This session is designed with all audiences in mind, but may be of particular interest to library administrators in public and academic libraries. The session will include a discussion of how this information aligns with and can be incorporated into the public librarian certifications in both Nebraska and Iowa.

Speakers
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Brady Lund

PhD Student, Emporia State University
Brady Lund is a PhD student at Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management. He received his Master of Library Science from ESU and Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Wichita State University. Brady’s work with library employment... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Cross- Examining the Witness: Journal Mobility in Packages
Academic libraries have been purchasing e-journals in packages for well over a decade. Part of the appeal of the journal packages is that they expand access to additional titles that may not be targeted acquisitions for the library. But, do these “extra” titles receive sufficient usage over time to support the libraries’ subscription? By using Spearman’s rank order coefficient on usage data for e-journal packages over a five year period, librarians involved with collection development can observe if low-use titles can become highly used, and vice versa, or if e-journal rank tends to stay steady over time.
By understanding the mobility, or lack thereof, of e-journal titles in packages to move from low- to high-use, the library can evaluate the cost-effectiveness a step beyond cost-per-use of the entire package.

Speakers
avatar for David Arredondo

David Arredondo

Collection Services Librarian, University of Nebraska at Kearney
David Arredondo became the Collection Services Librarian at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in fall of 2018. Before that, I was the Acquisitions Manager at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for three years. I have been involved with acquisitions of materials in all formats... Read More →
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Matt McDowall

Information Systems Support Specialist, University of Nebraska at Kearney
Since May, 2018 Matt has been the Systems Support Specialist at the University of Nebraska - Kearney. Prior to that, he worked for the Resource Centers at Central Community College. Matt is currently working toward my MLIS from the University of Missouri's iSchool


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart
Attendees will learn the best (we think) children's books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Fontaine

Dana Fontaine

9-12 Librarian, Fremont Senior High
Dana is a 9-12 Librarian in Fremont, NE. She hosts many clubs in the Library, which includes a developing Makerspace. She loves to read. Dana does not believe her job is truly a job because she feels it is much too fun to be a job. She lives with her husband Mike, and a houseful of... Read More →
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Sally Snyder

Coordinator of Children & Young Adult Services, Nebraska Library Commission
Sally Snyder is Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, and has worked at there in various capacities since 1984.  She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Arts in... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

I LOVE Long Range Planning and You Can Too!
A long range plan should invigorate you and your staff (or just you if you are in a one-person library) to accomplish new endeavors for your community. It should push you to strive for improved services. If your plan doesn’t do this, then it needs some work!

This session will cover:
Developing a long range plan – getting started
Necessary components of a plan
What to leave OUT of a plan
Plans are not etched in stone – you can make changes!
Plan evaluation

Speakers
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Misty Gray

SW District Consultant, State Library Of Iowa
Misty Gray is the SW District Consultant for the State Library of Iowa. Once upon a time, she was the director at the Storm Lake Public Library, interim director at the Alta Community Library, and a staff member at the New Hampton Public Library. Misty’s favorite consulting task... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Librarian is a Verb!
Librarian is a Verb will focus on the role of what is looks like to be an active librarian. We will explore the different ways to engage your community, spark young readers, and show how to build relationships with families. Presenters will share tips, tools, and their own personal stories on how they have successfully created youth programming, implemented outreach services, and created ways to positively impact the entire community! Join us in this session and learn how to make librarian not only your job title, but what you actively do.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Juhlin

Lori Juhlin

Library Director, Hawarden Public Library
Lori is a Library Director in a small, rural library. She earned her Masters Degree in Library & Information Science in 2016. She has worked in libraries for over 10 years in a variety of roles in Nebraska & Iowa.
avatar for Julie Coyle

Julie Coyle

Elementary Librarian, Hawarden Public Library
Julie Coyle loves librarie! She is an elementary librarian at the West Sioux Community school and the children's librarian at the Hawarden public library. She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and really hates writing bios about herself.


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Looking Good - Basic Photo Editing and Graphic Design for Libraries
I plan to cover some basic graphic design principles that apply to library publications. Then I will cover how to do a basic photo edit with GIMP. I will finish up with how to incorporate the photo into a Microsoft Publisher document. I will also include a list of resources that participants may use.

Speakers
avatar for Joy Stortvedt

Joy Stortvedt

Technology and Teen Librarian, Shenandoah Public Library
Joy Stortvedt has been the Technology and Teen Librarian at the Shenandoah Public Library for over 10 years, after receiving her Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Missouri. She has recently led her library through a style and branding makeov... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Modeling Respect Outside the Box
We know we shouldn’t view patrons as objects… right? What does it look like when we think “outside the box” in program design and service curation? How can we model patience and respect even when faced with rude patrons? This crash course in the framework of “Leadership and Self Deception” of the Arbinger Institute will spark conversations of patience and compassion.

Speakers
avatar for Madeline Jarvis

Madeline Jarvis

Adult and Information Services Manager, Marion Public Library
Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library.  She and her team cultivate collections, services, and partnerships to serve the Marion community.  She is passionate about identifying and eliminating barriers to resources for her... Read More →
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Berlinda Owens

Adult and Information Services Specialist, Marion Public Library
Berlinda Owens is the Adult and Information Services Specialist at the Marion (IA) Public Library.  She contributes to the effective operations of the library by providing a variety of educational, and cultural services to adult programs, and organizations to serve the Marion community... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
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1:30pm

Picture Book City -- Reorganizing Picture Books by Subject
We'll explain the process of rearranging our picture book section: defining the subject areas, sorting the books and relabeling them, and finally physically rearranging the collection.

Speakers
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Laura England-Biggs

Youth Services Librarian, Keene Memorial Library
Currently serving as Youth Services Librarian and Head of Technical Services at Keene Memorial Library, Fremont NE, Laura has an MLS from University of Missouri - Columbia.


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
TBA

1:30pm

There Be Information Pirates: Keeping Your ILL Subsystem Safe
Everyone is aware of the personal and financial havoc identity theft can cause, however identity thieves are also interested in library accounts and the access these accounts give them to intellectual content. Much has been written about phishing schemes that harvest library users’ credentials and passwords, and use them to download large amounts of library’s licensed online content, but over the past year, the University of Nebraska’s Interlibrary Loan staff have noticed smaller scale instances of identity theft. These stolen credentials were used to access patrons’ Interlibrary Loan accounts and place fraudulent requests. We will share the methods used to identify these suspicious requests and how they were distinguished from legitimate request traffic. We will outline the short term steps taken to protect the compromised patron accounts and prevent new bogus requests. We will also describe the broader measures our institution is taking to change our patron authentication process to protect patrons' identity.

Speakers
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Amy Heberling

Borrowing Research & Lending Assistant, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Libraries
Amy Heberling is Borrowing Research and Lending Assistant at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Libraries. She has worked in Interlibrary Loan for 18 years and has experience various Interlibrary Loan activities including Borrowing, Lending, the Purchase on Demand program, and patron... Read More →
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Joyce Melvin

Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Manager, University of Nebraska Lincoln Libraries
Joyce Melvin is the Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Manager at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Libraries. Her work in resource sharing and libraries over the last 28 years has mostly centered on improving technology and automation. She has co-authored several articles on... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
TBA

2:20pm

Exhibit Hall Break
Sponsors
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AtoZDatabases

Vice President Strategic Accounts, AtoZDatabases
AtoZdatabases.com is the premier provider of reference databases for Libraries and Government Institutions. AtoZDatabases offers Free Job Search – Over 7 Million Jobs Available, Background/Criminal Search, Business Profiles, People Finder and Mailing Lists/Sales Leads on over 30... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 2:20pm - 3:00pm
TBA

3:05pm

Authentic Leadership: Discovering Yourself as a Leader
What is authentic leadership? How do you become a leader who is confident and true to who you are? In this session, join mid-career library leaders to learn about the qualities of authentic leadership, how authentic leadership differs from other leadership models, and why authentic leaders are often successful. Participants will take time to reflect upon their leadership principles and values, and how they align with those of authentic leaders. Participants will then join colleagues in conversation about why those principles and values resonate with them, and how those values play out as a leader. Finally, the session will finish with a conversation about what it feels like when our actions don’t reflect our values as authentic leaders, and how to bounce back in those moments. At the end of the session, tools and resources will be shared to help you continue your journey toward authentic leadership.

Speakers
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Megan Klein-Hewett

Adult Services Librarian, Ames Public Library
Megan Klein-Hewett currently serves as an Adult Services Librarian at Ames Public Library, where her work focuses on digital collections and public service. Prior to moving to Iowa, Megan served the Omaha Public Library for eight years, most recently as Borrower Services Manager... Read More →
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Micki Dietrich

Branch Manager - Charles B Washington Library, Omaha Public Library
Micki Dietrich has worked for Omaha Public Library for over 12 years and is currently the Branch Manager at the Charles B. Washington Branch Library. During her time at OPL, Micki has lead numerous teams and working groups focused on making OPL a better organization. Micki has over... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
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3:05pm

Building Digitally Inclusive School Libraries: Using Assistive & Engaging Technologies
Your school library program serves every student, but are you reaching all of your students? Inclusive learning opportunities must be designed with intention. Attendees will use hands-on learning to reimagine traditional Microsoft tools like Word and OneNote to accommodate audio, visual, and active engagement through Immersive Reader and Dictate tools. This session will also showcase the use of these digital tools to create a more accessible, digitally literate, and inclusive library learning environment for students.

Speakers
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McKenzie White

Lead Teacher - Instructional Technology and Library Media, Omaha Public Schools
McKenzie White’s full-time professional position is that of a Lead teacher for Omaha Public Schools in the areas of Instructional Technology and Library Media. She develops professional development and coach school librarians. She is the coordinator for the Instructional Technology... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Building Reading Culture at Your Library
While readers’ advisory has always been a core part of the library, it has not always been a place where staff feel like they succeed. In this session, you’ll learn about the ways OPL librarians are providing tools to re-engage staff and patrons around books and reading. You’ll hear about the ways multiple departments in the system have come together to form teams dedicated to strengthening readers’ services. Some examples of the projects you’ll hear about include: forming staff teams for outreach events and creating content for the website; establishing an internal genre study group; promoting books online through an annual “best of” list; creating a reading challenge for patrons; and utilizing digital tools for staff to chat about books and media across branches. Come prepared to take in new ideas in order to get back to the basics of books!

Speakers
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Melanie Schultz

Adult Collection Development Librarian, Omaha Public Library
Melanie Feyerherm Schultz, Collection Development Librarian - Melanie has held various roles in libraries for the past decade. She is currently a Collection Development Librarian with Omaha Public Library ordering materials for the 12 branches in the system. Melanie was the chair... Read More →
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Erin Duerr

Readers and Writers Librarian, Omaha Public Library
Erin Duerr, Readers & Writers Librarian - Erin has been with Omaha Public Library for six years, currently serving as the Readers & Writers Librarian for the 12-branch system. She leads OPL's readers' services-focused staff team, the Well-Read Collective and oversees book clubs and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Escape Rooms: How to Use Puzzles and Pop Culture to Create Multi-Generational Programs
We will go over the basics of designing an escape room from scratch—everything from creating a narrative, to utilizing supplies already on hand, to working with unique spaces. Then, we will explore ways to adapt rooms, using the same story line and props, to appeal to various age groups.

The first part of our presentation will cover the basics of designing an original escape room. We will offer tips for selecting a fandom, creating a narrative, and mapping out the space. Then, we will delve deeper into the cognitive advantages of escape rooms and how they can be used to create multi-generational programs. We will discuss the benefits of using one space for multiple programs and how to adapt puzzles to fit varying levels of ability. We will talk about our experience planning and hosting a Stranger Things escape room for teens and adults, share what we learned, and what we hope to do better in the future. This presentation is meant to go beyond creating escape rooms and examine how staff can increase efficiency and program attendance by appealing to all ages.

Speakers
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Genevieve McCleeary

Youth Services Librarian, Des Moines Public Library
Genevieve McCleeary received her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2018. She has been a part of the Des Moines Public Library since 2015 and is currently in charge of teen programs and collection development at the Central branch. She loves programming... Read More →
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Katie Bliss

Adult Services Librarian, Des Moines Public Library
Katie Bliss is an Adult Services Librarian at the Central branch of the Des Moines Public Library. Katie received her Masters in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2015. She has been working in libraries since 2013. 


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
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3:05pm

From Loitering Complaints to Young Saints: Helping Shift Community Perception on Teens
In spring 2018, the Marion Public Library Teen Services Staff took ownership in responding to local business complaints of “loitering teens” by forming the Marion Youth Coalition (MYC.) MYC is comprised of civic leaders, local business owners, and city staff. This organization creates policies and communication surrounding community teen services ranging from the school hallways to store aisles. MYC launched a community-wide PBIS incentive system in January 2019, where teens can “shop rewards” at their schools and public libraries.


Speakers
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Madeline Jarvis

Adult and Information Services Manager, Marion Public Library
Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library.  She and her team cultivate collections, services, and partnerships to serve the Marion community.  She is passionate about identifying and eliminating barriers to resources for her... Read More →
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Rachel Pollari

Teen Services Assistant, Marion Public Library
Rachel Pollari is the Library Assistant -- Teen Services at the Marion Public Library. Rachel cultivates programs and partnerships to help the Marion teens reach their highest potential.
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Shanel Slater

Teen Services Specialist, Marion Public Library
Shanel Slater is the Teen Services Specialist at the Marion Public Library. She is passionate about library access, community development, and vintage cookbooks.


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Making Space: A Weeding Experience
As the new Collections Strategy Manager at the Marion Public Library, one of my first projects was a big one: weeding the entire library collection (approximately 170,000 items) to prepare for new spaces and new strategies for curating our collection. With our anticipated move to a new, larger library three years away, we have to make the space we have (and have long outgrown) work for us. Partnering with our library director, marketing manager, adult services librarian and youth services librarian, we have created a plan to:
*Weed areas of the collection
*Communicate ongoing changes to our patrons in positive and impactful ways via signage, talking points, and social media
*Identify areas of our collection that will benefit from fresh merchandising within the library for increased circulation and exposure.

Weeding is necessary and vital to the continued growth of a library. This session will discuss how to create support for a large weeding project with the library staff, communicate effectively with patrons on the obvious changes to the collection, and how to partner with city departments and businesses to manage the flow of weeded materials from the library.

I will also share the ups and downs of undertaking such a large weeding project-the frustration, the constant adjusting for time and space, continually maintaining a positive attitude and staying motivated. Meeting the expectations of staff, keeping communication open and honest, and reigning in enthusiastic staff—those who want to weed everything NOW.

Speakers
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Sue Gerth

Collection Strategies Manager, Marion Public Library
I joined the Marion Public Library in August, 2017 as Customer Experience and Circulation Services Manager; as of October, 2018 my new role at the Marion Public Library is Collection Strategies Manager.


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Panel: Topics in Intellectual Freedom
NLA and ILA team up to cover Intellectual Freedom hot topics in a panel discussion format. The necessity of meeting room policies for libraries, particularly in light of the recent controversy surrounding the ALA’s Library Bill of Rights Meeting Room Interpretation will be discussed. Considerations for library use versus public use and co-sponsorship of events will be covered as well.

Communicating with non-librarians and patrons about Intellectual Freedom topics can be fraught. Scripts for library staff can be useful in conversing in different situations, such as with children, parents, or at the time of a complaint. One librarian will share scripts used in their library, and recommendations for writing and implementing scripts.

The move toward self-service in libraries can create additional challenges when it comes to maintaining patron privacy. Considerations for moving to a self-service model include weighing patron privacy and ease of use.

In context of our significantly divided and often contentious society, how do library staff manage patron responsibility to use the library in a manner which respects the rights of others to use library space and materials, permits staff to conduct library business, and maintain a secure and comfortable environment?

NLA's Intellectual Freedom Manual was created by members of the IF round table primarily to inform and educate Nebraska librarians about intellectual freedom issues. It was envisioned as a brief and handy reference for Nebraska librarians and as a necessary update to a 2004 manual. It has also served as the focus of five presentations to a variety of audiences in the state.

Speakers
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Annah Hackett

Information Literacy Librarian, University of Texas at Austin
Annah Hackett received her MLIS from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2015. After a year-long residency at the University of Idaho, she worked as the Campus Engagement and Instruction Librarian at Grand View University in Des Moines from 2016 to spring 2019. She is currently the... Read More →
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Sam Helmick

Public Services Librarian, Burlington Public Library
Sam Helmick is the Public Services Librarian for Burlington Public Library. She currently serves as the ALA Councilor of ILA, the ILA Public Library Forum and ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable Membership chair, on the Iowa Governor's Commission of Libraries, and as a member of the... Read More →
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Amanda Vazquez

Assistant Director, Dubuque County Library District
Amanda is the assistant director at the Dubuque County Library District, former Director at the Orange City Public Library and a member of the Iowa Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee. She is a current student of the San José State University iSchool in her final... Read More →
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Todd Schlecte

Assistant Director, Southeast Library System
Todd is the Assistant Director of the Southeast Library System in Nebraska. He has been part of the round table for Intellectual Freedom of the Nebraska Library Association and participated in revising the Nebraska Intellectual Freedom Manual.
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Vicki Wood

Youth Services Supervisor, Lincoln City Libraries
Vicki has been a youth librarian for 30 years, and serves as the Youth Services Supervisor for Lincoln City Libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is the current chair of the Nebraska Library Association Intellectual Freedom Roundtable.


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Present Like a Boss!
So much depends on our ability to craft and deliver a compelling presentation. Our professional credibility, our commitment to the common good, and our ability to advocate to stakeholders are just a few reasons that we need to think long and hard about how we communicate, how we interact, and how we create content that appeals to our target audiences. This program will provide a crash course for presenters of all types. If you are new to the game and the thought of standing in front of others make you sweat, this is the program for you. If you are a seasoned presenter looking to take it to the next level, this is the program for you. Discussions will include everything from creating good content, to presentation design and tools, to communication 101. And as an extra bonus, we will spend some time thinking about how we modify presentations for different venues (face to face and/or online). Aw, come on -I promise we’ll have some fun.

Speakers
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Erica Rose

Library Science Faculty, University of Nebraska Omaha
Erica Rose is Library Science Faculty and Program Coordinator for UNO’s undergraduate library science program. Before coming to higher education, she spent almost twenty years working in libraries of all shapes, sizes, and flavors, and she is proud to call herself a 21st century... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Rules and Realities: Cataloging Rare, Historic and Difficult Materials in the Real World
Discussion about applying complex cataloging rules to provide public access to local history, valuable material, and unusual objects.

Speakers
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Duncan Stewart

Special Collections Cataloger, University of Iowa Libraries
Duncan Stewart is the primary special collections cataloger at University of Iowa Libraries, focusing on rare books, artists’ books, and ephemera. He has cataloged items as diverse as a miniature book encased in walnut shell, Icelandic videos, printing plates, and even a pair of... Read More →
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Allison Johnson

Lead Cataloger and Metadata Librarian, State Histroical Society of Iowa


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

3:05pm

Seeing the Whole Community: Serving Patrons with Print Disabilities
Discuss what is a print disability and the resources available for patrons. Learn about our services for people with print disabilities, in both Iowa and Nebraska. Description of our services, application process, how we circulate our books and equipment and the different programs that are available through the Iowa and Nebraska Regional libraries and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Learn how libraries of all type can become patrons of our libraries.

Speakers
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Sarah Willeford

Director, Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Sarah Willeford, Director of the Iowa Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
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Gabe Kramer

Library Director, Talking Book and Braille Service, Nebraska Library Commission
Library Director, Talking Book and Braille Service - Nebraska Library Commission


Thursday October 3, 2019 3:05pm - 3:55pm
TBA

4:10pm

Accessible ESL at Your Library
Outward perceptions of a community can be misleading. Located just north of Iowa's capital city of Des Moines, Johnston is a suburb with the second highest median income in the Des Moines metro; yet, in the Johnston Community School District alone, 65 languages are spoken (673 households, 1096 students). Many adults in these households are new to the United States and have limited to no access to learning or improving their English speaking skills. Johnston Public Library has recognized our unique opportunity to support the diversity of our community. Using components of program models from libraries and educational systems, we will discuss the successful language learning program we have created for the greater metro area.

Speakers
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Peg Rasmussen

Public Services Assistant Librarian, Johnston Public Library
Peg Rasmussen is a Public Services Assistant Librarian at Johnston Public Library in Johnston, Iowa. She has a passion for stories and believes that stories unite and bridge the gap to understanding. She loves that libraries are becoming community centers where learning takes place... Read More →
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Debora Strong

K-5 ESOL, Johnston Public Library
Debora Strong teaches K-5 ESOL for Johnston Community School District. She was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, though in her travels she has called places such as, New Zealand, Australia, Uganda and Mexico, "home".


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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4:10pm

Building a Culture of School Librarian Leadership
In this session, attendees will hear from members of the LPS library services administrative team about initiatives to foster librarian leadership. Learn how LPS has created a culture of leadership and has used social media to share the story of our libraries' implementation of the AASL standards and digital citizenship instruction. Attendees will leave with ideas for marketing their library program, owning the AASL standards, and teaching digital citizenship.

Speakers
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Joy Harvey

Coordinator of Library Services, Lincoln Public School
Joy Harvey is a former school librarian and special education teacher. She now works as the Coordinator of Library Services for the Lincoln Public Schools. She coordinates the MOSAIC Multicultural Book Collection for the Lincoln Public Schools.
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Pam Cassel

Library Coach, Lincoln Public Schools
Library Coach and Curriculum Integrationist
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Chris Haeffner

Director of Library Media Services, Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools Director of Library Services
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Emily Jacobs

Library Coach and Technology Integration Specialist, Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Public Schools Library Coach and Technology Integration Specialist


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:10pm

Checking Your Work: Creating a Diverse, Patron-Driven Collection
Inspired by an article from Teen Services Underground, “Diversity Audit: Assessing Your Collection” by Jenni Frencham, the Cedar Rapids Public Library developed and conducted a diversity audit for its young adult collection. As a part of the planning process, library staff took a serious look at what the actual diverse needs of our library community and created an audit that was specifically catered to those needs. Librarians then conducted the audit focusing on the patron perspective; reports were not run to catch specific terms in the catalog. Instead materials were physically handled and assessed for diversity based on the appearance and summary of each item just as the average patron would assess an item.
The collection staff then took this information and created a more thoughtful purchasing plan to intentionally seek out quality, diverse materials to better meet community needs. Library staff handling the audit not only learned from the results of audit, but also from the process of developing the audit. This information and lessons learned would be helpful to libraries considering an audit of their own collections on any criteria. There will also be time to discuss new, diverse young adult titles to add to library collections

Speakers
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Sarah Voels

Materials Librarian, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Sarah Voels is a Materials Librarian with the Cedar Rapids Public Library and is responsible for the youth and young adult collections.
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Molly Garrett

Programming Librarian, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Molly Garrett is a Programming Librarian with the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Her work focuses on developing programs for young adults and performing outreach to area schools and youth centers.


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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4:10pm

Empowering Library Staff: Mentoring from Where You're At
Fostering a learning environment for patrons is a core value in libraries around the world. This panel of three public librarians hold this as a guide post for librarians’ professional lives and will discuss how they've cultivated and sustained a learning environment to nurture their own and their coworkers’ growth through mentoring relationships. The three panel members are at varied points in their career: one a supervisor in a medium size library and wealth of career experience; one a librarian with an advanced degree in the library science who has worked in a variety of library types; and the third a library assistant with an advanced degree in education. Panel members will focus discussion and activities on building mentor/mentee relationships, how this practice has enhanced and improved their workplace and their job satisfaction, and how attendees can begin the process of building an environment and culture which encourages vulnerability, curiosity, and creativity within their own working cohort.

Speakers
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Amy Golly

Adult Services Librarian, North Liberty Library
Amy Golly is the Adult Services Librarian at North Liberty Community Library, and a new member on the ILA Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. With nine years in libraries as a volunteer, student worker, and librarian, she brings passion for the profession and dedication to the... Read More →
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Julie Finch

Services Manager, Urbandale Public Library
Julie Finch is the Services Manager at the Urbandale Library. For the past 10 years, Julie has worked in public libraries. As a leader, Julie led an informal staff book club around the works of Brene Brown to enrich interactions within the library amongst staff and with patrons Julie... Read More →
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Kayla Becker

Adult Services Librarian, Norwalk Easter Public Library
Kayla Becker is the Adult Services Librarian at Norwalk Easter Public Library. She has found a home in libraries and relishes the opportunity to incorporate her teaching background into a dynamic experience for learners of all ages.


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
TBA

4:10pm

Fire, Fury and Flashlights: Lessons Learned from the K-State Library Fire of 2018
Two members of Kansas State University’s Hale Library administrative team will share details regarding the devastating fire and water damage that struck Hale Library on May 22, 2018. K-State Libraries Dean, Lori Goetsch, and Michelle Turvey-Welch, head of the metadata, preservation, and aquisitions at K-State, will discuss the expected and unexpected damage suffered by the library, the impact on services, the disaster recovery process and services employed, the effect of the event on library employees, and the solutions and lessons learned. The presenters will also share their interactions with recovery teams, insurance adjustors, inventorying, and other issues, as well as the role of the K-State leadership team in handling the crisis and longer term adjustment period for faculty, staff, and students. Attendees will learn about the importance of an updated and rehearsed disaster plan, the unexpected challenges of evacuating a building, the serious effects of water and smoke damage on books, electronics, office files, etc., and the incredible service ethic of library personnel as they successfully relocated and provided services for students arriving for summer classes. Finally, attendees will hear about how a renewed Hale Library will rise up, phoenix-like, to become a fully renovated library for Kansas State University. Dave Richards will introduce the speakers and also relate the story of a much smaller fire and its consequences at the Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in November of 2018.

Speakers
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Dave Richards

Dean of Library Services, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Dave Richards is the dean of library services at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Prior to his appointment at UNO in January of 2016, Richards served as the head of special collections & archives at Missouri State University from 1997 to 2015.
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Michelle Turvey-Welch

Head of Metadata, Preservation and Digital Initiatives Department, Kansas State University Libraries
Michelle Turvey-Welch is associate professor and head of the metadata, preservation, and digital initiatives department for the Kansas State University Libraries. She has led major library initiatives such as moving collections to a high-density storage location and co-led migrating... Read More →
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Lori Goetsch

Dean of Libraries, Kansas State University Libraries
Dean Lori Goetsch has served K-State Libraries since August 2004. Previously, she was director of the public services division at the University of Maryland's library, head of reference services and associate professor at University of Tennessee, women’s studies bibliographer and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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4:10pm

Getting Them to Swipe Right: Meaningful One-Shot Instruction that Leaves Them Wanting More
The relationship between students and faculty are fostered over time, so what does that mean for those of us that are too often reliant on one-shot sessions to create meaningful connections with our student patrons? Moving from a faculty member with a full-time teaching schedule to my role as a librarian, I’ve had to build a new repertoire of strategies to create the beginning of a long-term relationship often within a fifty-minute session in front of thirty students. Through learning-centered activities and the flattening of hierarchies, librarians have the opportunity to create a relationship that more models a peer-to-peer transaction than a foreboding expert with all of the answers. While being a librarian is often fraught with wanting to be recognized as experts and professionals by other faculty and administrators, research suggests students are more comfortable relying on peers to answer their information related questions. By situating ourselves as equals, we have the privilege of forming reciprocal relationships with our students that keep us relevant and them honing their research process. This participatory workshop examines how librarians can use their time in front of a section of students not just to transfer skill acquisition, but to plant the seeds for a relationship that brings the students back to the library looking for more.

Speakers
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Amandajean Freking Nolte

Information Literacy Librarian, Wartburg College
Amandajean is an Information Literacy Librarian at Wartburg College where she wears the many hats of a library professional at a small private liberal arts institution. In fourteen years of teaching college students, she has been wildly successful as well as flopped hard. Instead... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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4:10pm

Library STEM Workshops for Kids and Teens
This session will provide an overview of developing exciting STEM workshops for kids and teens at libraries using low-cost and easy-to-implement ideas. The insights and lessons gained from two years of STEM workshops at the Kirkendall Library will be presented to help other libraries plan STEM events. Topics that will be covered include types of STEM activities, free and low-cost tools and resources, and suggestions on how to leverage STEM workshops to enhance the library experience for kids and teens.

First, planning and implementation of activities for STEM workshops can be easy and low-stress for librarians. This session will provide an overview of STEM activities used at the Kirkendall Library including computer coding, robotics labs, engineering challenges, drone workshops, multimedia editing, and more.

Second, there are many free and low-cost STEM activities and resources that can be used for activities. An overview will be given of the free software and websites that have increased attendance at our STEM workshops such as Hour of Code, Tinkercad, Sketchup, and Movavi. The session will also provide examples of popular, low-cost STEM toys (less than $40) used in our library workshops, including a Sphero Mini, VEX Robotics Kits, a Simrex Drone, and Merge VR Goggles.

Third, the session will present a brief outline of how STEM workshops can be integrated with other library events and resources. STEM workshops at the Kirkendall Library have become a valuable way to increase circulation of our STEM books and databases by children and parents.

By reflecting on the insights and experiences from the Kirkendall Library, it is hoped that other libraries feel empowered to develop STEM workshops to increase attendance from kids and teens and to complement other library resources.

Speakers
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Nicholas Janning

Information Technology Librarian, Kirkendall Public Library
I have worked as the Information Technology Librarian at the Kirkendall Public Library for the last 5 years. I received my Master’s Degree in Library Science from Indiana University in 2013. I am responsible for our library’s makerspace including all events for kids, teens, and... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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4:10pm

Outta This Universe: Voices in Summer Reading
Are you looking for inspiration on how to shake up your summer reading program? Ready to move beyond the same book logs, programs, and routines you've always done? Not sure how to take the first steps into changing summer at your library from the top down? Come to this panel of librarians from Nebraska and Iowa talking about ways they revolutionized summer at their library in ways both big and small. You'll hear about their successes and failures and be inspired to change things up at your libraries. This is a unique chance to hear from librarians in two states about summer library experiences. Libraries of all sizes will be represented and you will have time to share your own summer successes and challenges. Booklists of suggested titles to supplement summer programs will also be provided.

Speakers
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Sally Snyder

Coordinator of Children & Young Adult Services, Nebraska Library Commission
Sally Snyder is Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, and has worked at there in various capacities since 1984.  She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Arts in... Read More →
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Angie Manfredi

Youth Services Consultant, State Library of Iowa
Angie Manfredi is the Youth Services Consultant for the State Library of Iowa
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Sarah Sellon

Director, Ely Public Library
MB

Michelle Bullock

Head of Children's Services, Bellevue Public Library
SO

Sheila Olson

Children's Librarian, Altoona Public Library
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Laura England-Biggs

Youth Services Librarian, Keene Memorial Library
Currently serving as Youth Services Librarian and Head of Technical Services at Keene Memorial Library, Fremont NE, Laura has an MLS from University of Missouri - Columbia.


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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4:10pm

The Culture of Poverty and the Shushing Librarian: Using Compassionate Behavior Management to Bridge the Economic Divide
Libraries are one of the few places that people from diverse economic backgrounds interact. A shared space where people from different socioeconomic classes coexist together can sometimes lead to tense interactions where differences in communication style, worldview, ideas about the role of adults and children, and other foundational issues that are deeply held, are on display. By building relationships with individuals and using empathy driven de-escalation techniques, often conflicts can be avoided all together. Using scholarly evidence and our own experiences based on daily interactions with a diverse community, we will discuss effective pre-conflict techniques as well as verbal and non-verbal tools to help librarians have successful interactions with their patrons.

Speakers
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Elizabeth Stevens

Public Services Librarian, Johnston Public Library
Elizabeth Stevens is a Public Services Librarian at Johnston Public Library in Johnston, Iowa and takes a special interest in all things design; specifically using visual and verbal language to spread the word about the amazing things happening at public libraries. Beth loves how... Read More →
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Megan Sockness

Youth Services Librarian, Johnston Public Library
Megan Sockness, an MLIS graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the Youth Services Librarian at the Johnston Public Library in Johnston, Iowa. Megan is a 2018 graduate of the Iowa Library Association Leadership Institute and a member of the ILA Awards Committee. She... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 4:10pm - 5:00pm
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5:00pm

IA Community College Librarians Roundtable Meeting
Business Meeting for Iowa Library Association's Community College Librarians Roundtable

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

IA GODORT Meeting
Business Meeting for Iowa Library Association's Government Documents Roundtable

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

IA Iowa Small Library Association Meeting
Business Meeting for Iowa Library Association's Iowa Small Library Association

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

IA Public Library Forum Meeting
Business Meeting for Iowa Library Association's Public Library Forum 

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

IA Readers Advisory Roundtable Meeting
Business Meeting for Iowa Library Association's Readers Advisory Roundtable 

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

IA Youth Services Subdivision Meeting
Business Meeting for Iowa Library Association's Youth Services Subdivision 

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

NE Intellectual Freedom Roundtable Meeting
Business Meeting for Nebraska Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Roundtable 

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

NE Paraprofessional Section Meeting
Business Meeting for Nebraska Library Association's Paraprofessional Section

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

NE School, Children's & Young People's Section Meeting
Business Meeting for Nebraska Library Association's School, Children's & Young People's Section

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

5:00pm

NE Technical Services Roundtable Meeting
Business Meeting for Nebraska Library Association's Technical Services Roundtable 

Thursday October 3, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm

6:30pm

Golden Sower Gala and Dinner (Registration Required)
  Register for the event here

For the first time in many years all 3 authors receiving the award are planning to attend.
-Lisa Papp, Picture Book winner with her book Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
-Lynn Plourde, Chapter Book winner with her book Maxi's Secret (Or, What You Can Learn From a Dog)
- Neal Shusterman, Novel winner with his book Scythe

For more information on Golden Sower Click Here


Speakers
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Lisa Papp

Author
Lisa Papp grew up telling stories. With a notebook full of sketches, her early tales featured her cat, stuffed animals, and other nature-y things. Today, Lisa is still making up stories and painting pictures, only now, they fill the pages of children’s books. She has received awards... Read More →
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Lynn Plourde

Author
Lynn Plourde (www.lynnplourde.com) is the author of 35 children’s books including Maxi’s Secrets, her debut middle-grade novel and the winner of Maine, Nebraska, and Indiana student-choice book awards. A former speech-language therapist, Lynn worked in public schools for twenty-one years. She was born and raised in... Read More →
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Neal Shusterman

Author
Neal Shusterman is the New York Times Best-Selling author of over thirty novels. He won the 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for CHALLENGER DEEP, and his Novel SCYTHE was a 2017 Michael L. Printz Honor book. His latest novel, DRY, was co-written with his Son... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2019 6:30pm - 9:00pm
TBA

6:30pm

7:00pm

Movie Showings (Registration Required)
Movie: The Public, IMBD page


Thursday October 3, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Conference Center 12520 Westport Parkway, La Vista, NE 68128
 
Friday, October 4
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday October 4, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

7:30am

Breakfast with the ILA Board
Friday October 4, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
TBA

8:30am

Ask a Manager
This will be a panel discussion that will discuss all aspects of management. Topics will include how to become a manager, opportunities, how to deal with staffing issues, administrative issues, and a chance for people to ask their questions.

Speakers
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Kim Kietzman

Director, Altoona Public Library
Kim has served as the director at the Altoona Public Library in Iowa for nearly 10 years. She has also started a new library, found a love of long range planning, and embarrassed herself at storytime.
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Mary Heinzman

Executive Director - Information Resources, St. Ambrose University Library
Mary is the Executive Director of Information Resources at St. Ambrose University. Mary has worked at both acadmeic and public libraries and served as the President of the Iowa Library Association.
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Constance Wade

Circulation and User Services Librarian, University of Iowa
As the University of Iowa’s Circulation and User Services Librarian, Connie is a creative and inclusive leader. Having eight years of management and library experience, she builds meaningful relationships and promotes a culture of accountability. She manages priorities with enthusiasm... Read More →
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Michele Patrick

Library Director, Indianola Public Library
Michele Patrick is the Director of the Indianola Public Library. She is a member of the Iowa Library Association's Finance Committee, the Iowa Library Leadership and Management Association, and the Iowa Center for the Book Board of Directors. She is a graduate of the University of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Bridging Borders of Size: How Can Associations Better Serve Small and Rural Librarians
This session is a panel of small and rural library employees discussing how professional associations can better meet their needs. Discussion will include barriers to full participation in professional associations (e.g. cost of membership and conference, no time for volunteering), perceived value of state association membership, and how to amplify small and rural library voices. Both panelists and attendees are strongly encouraged to share their candid views so as to foster honest and fruitful dialogue.

Speakers
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Andrew Cano

Library Activist, Independent
Andrew Cano worked in a variety of libraries over 15 years and is a Past President of the Nebraska Library Association. He currently works for the Nebraska Supreme Court's Judicial Branch Education unit as the Distance Learning Development Specialist. However, he remains involved... Read More →
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Christie Clark

Youth Services Librarian, Gering Public Library
Christie Clarke, also known as Miss Christie, has been the Children’s Librarian at Gering Public Library in scenic Western Nebraska since 2014. After teaching for 15 years in the Carolinas, she ended up in Nebraska. She started working at the Gering Public Library in 2010 and realized... Read More →
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Ruth Carlock

Library Director, York College Levitt Library
Ruth Carlock is retiring after 30 years working in Levitt Library at York (NE) College, where she has been the Library Director since 2012.  Ruth has also taught Cataloging and Classification in the online State Library Program through Central Community College since 2009.  She... Read More →
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Andrew Hoppmann

Library Director, Lied Public Library
Andrew Hoppmann has been the library director at the Lied Public Library in Clarinda, Iowa for the past eleven years. During his tenure at Clarinda he oversaw the development of positive community/government relations with the library, as well as expansion of funding, and services... Read More →
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Tara Painter

Library Director, Glenwood Public Library
Tara Anderson Painter is in her fourth year as Director of the Glenwood Public Library in Glenwood, Iowa after working in academic libraries for 9 years. Recently, Tara has been supporting local flood survivors with computer access and public space, as well as a rescue event with... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Digital Accessibility 101
Addressing digital accessibility can seem overwhelming. This session will present the basics of what it is, why it is important and how it applies to all sizes of library systems. Attendees will learn about creating digital experiences with accessibility in mind and legal requirements of the ADA that apply to websites and digital document creation.

Speakers
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Cyndi Wiley

Digital Accessibility Coordinator, Iowa State University
Cyndi Wiley is the Digital Accessibility Coordinator for Iowa State University. She began her career in the late ’90s in St. Louis, Missouri, working as a graphic designer and creative director, running a business, and developing a deep love of cats. She holds a Master of Fine Arts... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Do You Have Your Operation Phoenix Plan Ready?
There are many possible disasters in a library: water, fire, tornado, and small critters like mold and bugs. The wise library director has developed written plans on how to recover from these events. These plans include who at the maintenance department needs to be called, or where the wet-dry vacuum is. We know who to call in case of fire. But do you have a plan or even a sketch of what will happen when the primary source of your funding calls and says sorry, we are cutting the library budget by 50%? What is your plan to react to this? Or perhaps your bond issue fails, and your library has 0 funding.
Do you put it out of your mind saying, “It’s an issue we never see” or “it will never happen?” Do you wait for it to happen and then develop a plan? Or do you work with your board to strategize, then sketch out a plan, and like the mythical Phoenix “Rise from the ashes.” Well, with today’s tax concerns, loss of funding is always a possibility. This interactive session will review what thoughts and planning needs to be done to develop your own Phoenix Plan.


Speakers
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Eric Jones

Director, Three Rivers Library System
Eric is the Director of the Three Rivers Library System, one of the Nebraska regional library support systems. For 32 years he was a senior administrator with Central Community College in Nebraska. Included in his supervision was libraries and the online video and web instructional... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Innovative Approaches for Fostering Early Language and Literacy
Recent studies point to a powerful contribution of early language to later literacy ability; but parents and caregivers are not always sure how to provide an excellent language environment for their babies. Innovative ways in which libraries can help parents/caregivers foster strong language and literacy skills in the home and out and about will be shared with the audience. The presenters will draw on recent research findings from developmental psychology, sociology, pediatrics, and intervention science to show how libraries can be at the forefront of helping parents and children develop strong language and literacy skills. With the use of technological aids such as the LENA digital language processer, the Starling device, or the Vroom app, libraries can help to provide their patrons with the knowledge or nudges they need to make every day moments powerful language and literacy opportunities. Additionally, things the family already uses in the home, such as smartphones or tablets, will be discussed and tips on how to maximize their potential for learning and enriching, rather than just for entertainment, will be discussed.
Additionally, Lynne Carey, co-founder of Small Talk, and Craig Van Pay, current Small Talk Project Coordinator, will discuss what they have learned while providing an early language and literacy program called Small Talk in their community. Small Talk is a program at the Ames Public Library, created by a partnership between Iowa State University, Raising Readers in Story County, and the Ames Public Library. The initiative utilizes the LENA Start curriculum and other research-based ideas that helped it to win the inaugural Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The presenters will share their specific program details, the lessons they have learned doing the program, the great results they have seen in their families and community, and how other libraries can look to connect with local stakeholders to help increase early literacy rates and school readiness.

Speakers
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Craig Van Pay

PhD Student: Literacy Education, Iowa State University
Craig is a PhD student of Literacy Education at Iowa State University researching early language and literacy interventions and is the project coordinator for the Small Talk program at the Ames Public Library.
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Lynne Carey

Retired, Ames Public Library
Lynne Carey retired from the Ames Public Library after 36 years of service. During her tenure she worked in nearly every area of service and developed a strong passion for community building through collaboration. Lynne received a BS in Psychology and Women Studies. She is one of... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Letting Youth Be Heard: The Student Voice Movements in Schools and Libraries
Only 44% of young people in grades 6-12 believe students have a voice in decision making in their schools, yet when they feel students have a voice, many positive results follow. To give students a voice, young people are organizing with others to improve their schools. This session considers how school and public libraries can encourage student voice and how doing so will strengthen their institutions.

Speakers
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Christine Sturgeon

Supervisor of Lending Library/Delivery, Prairie Lakes AEA
Christine Sturgeon serves as both the supervisor of the lending library for Prairie Lakes AEA and district teacher librarian for Manson Northwest Webster Schools in northwest Iowa. She is Board President of Iowa Student Learning Institute (IowaSLI), a nonprofit student voice organization... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Library Marketing 101: Simple Ways to Go Beyond ClipArt
Marketing your library is hard work. Library marketers are doing their best with a small or nonexistent staff, and even smaller budget. Library marketing messages have to convince people to come to programs, check out items and cement the image of the library as a vital part of the community. There are some simple and mostly free ways to put more “oomph” behind your marketing efforts, and give your promotions better results!

Join us for an overview of marketing basics for libraries. Learn some easy and inexpensive ways to create simple and effective library promotions. Perfect for the accidental marketer wanting to get better, or the trained marketer looking to grow their skills.

Speakers
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Marlys Lien

Adult Programming Librarian, Council Bluffs Public Library
Marlys is employed by Council Bluffs Public Library as Adult Programming Librarian. 12 years of working with CBPL. Prior employment of 15 years at Lake Agassiz Regional Library – Moorhead Public Library, MN in Reference, Cataloging, and Bookmobile. Masters in Lib. Sci. – 1996... Read More →
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Mindy McCollough

Reference Assistant, Council Bluffs Public Library
Mindy has a B.S. in Exercise Science! and has worked at the Council Bluffs Public Library 19.5 years. She is currently Reference Assistant, back up ILL and Marketing for Adult Programs.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Mitigating Risks One Small Step at a Time: Finding Manageable Ways to Help Cataloging Staff Prepare for the Changes to Come
BIBFRAME. IFLA-Library Reference Model replacing FRBR. The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project. Linked data. Migrations to library services platforms that come with monthly updates. Ongoing additions to controlled vocabularies, best practices, MARC coding, and even local workflows – these are just some of the sea changes that cataloging staff at all levels face right now and will continue to encounter in the coming years. While these changes may ultimately help our bibliographic data communicate better online, they come with risks that the knowledge, capabilities, and technical skills of our cataloging staff will fail to keep up. There’s a limit to how much time we can dedicate to training our staff or keeping ourselves informed. There’s a limit on how many changes we can absorb and still get the day-to-day cataloging work done (and done well). But before we become completely overwhelmed, are there realistic, feasible ways to help our cataloging staff prepare one small step at a time? Are there ways to begin mitigating any detrimental risks, in order to free us up to embrace the risk of entering a new age for bibliographic data?

Speakers
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Melissa Moll

Music Cataloging Librarian, University of Iowa
Melissa Moll is the Music Cataloging Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries. From 2016-2018, her responsibilities included serving as primary trainer for the Cataloging-Metadata Department during a migration to Alma. Melissa holds a MA in Library and Information Studies from... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

Opportunity, Advocacy and Library Associations
What is a library association all about, and why should you get involved? Active association membership can often build leadership skills, present professional development opportunities, and add impressive experience to a resume. But don’t forget that you can benefit a professional organization just as much as it can benefit you. A panel of current members from several types and regional levels of library associations will discuss their organizations, how they differ, and how you can use your talents to advocate for libraries through active membership. Panel members will be Scott Childers from the Nebraska Library Association, Lori Juhlin from the Iowa Library Association and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, Micki Dietrich from the American Library Association, and Evonne Edgington from the Mountains Plains Library Association.

Speakers
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Lori Juhlin

Library Director, Hawarden Public Library
Lori is a Library Director in a small, rural library. She earned her Masters Degree in Library & Information Science in 2016. She has worked in libraries for over 10 years in a variety of roles in Nebraska & Iowa.
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Micki Dietrich

Branch Manager - Charles B Washington Library, Omaha Public Library
Micki Dietrich has worked for Omaha Public Library for over 12 years and is currently the Branch Manager at the Charles B. Washington Branch Library. During her time at OPL, Micki has lead numerous teams and working groups focused on making OPL a better organization. Micki has over... Read More →
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Scott Childers

Executive Director, Southeast Library System
Nebraska Library Association
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Evonne Edgington

Manager, Millard Branch of Omaha Public Library
Mountain Plains Library Association, Omaha Public Library since 2001
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Jennifer Lockwood

Children's Librarian, Gretna Public Library


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

8:30am

This is How We Do It: School Library Practices Panel
Panelists will conversationally discuss things we do as part of our jobs as school librarians, differences and similarities. We will answer a few planned questions including:

- What technology tools would you recommended for all school libraries?
- What routines and procedures do you have for check out?
- What routines and procedures do you have for makerspace use?
- How do you plan lessons to include state and national standards?
- What are your go-to lesson planning resources? / How do you find lesson ideas?

And more! We will also plan for audience participation and will save time to answer their questions about school library planning and leadership.

Speakers
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Erin Solheim

K-6 School Librarian, Walnut Hill Elementary - Omaha Public Schools
Erin is a school librarian of approximately 425 K-6 students with Omaha Public Schools. She is a Common Sense Media certified educator and a MinecraftEDU teacher. Graduating with her Masters in instructional technology this May. Happy to share alongside others and learn!
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Cindy Jackson

K-5 Librarian, Omaha Public Schools
Cindy is a K-5 school librarian of Omaha Public Schools. Endorsed in instructional technology and leadership and SPED. Interested in sharing ideas on inquiry and lesson writing to include a variety of resources.
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Liz von Nagy

School Librarian, Papillion - La Vista High School
I graduated from UNO with a B. S. in Secondary Education with endorsements in English and Library Science. In 2013 I began my teaching career as a School Librarian at Anderson Grove and Golden Hills Elementary Schools. When I’m not reading, I enjoy working in my garden and croc... Read More →
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Jen Prasch

School Librarian, Millard South High School
Jennifer is a high school librarian for Millard South High School. She is excited to share ideas on inquiry and creation use within lessons.


Friday October 4, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
TBA

9:30am

Break
Sponsors
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Nebraska Regional Library Systems

Director, Central Plains Library System
The Nebraska Regional Library Systems consist of four non-profit corporations governed by boards representative of libraries and citizens in the region. The four systems were established to provide access to improved library services through the cooperation of all types of libraries... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 9:30am - 10:10am
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9:30am

9:30am

10:15am

ALA Emerging Leader as the Catalyst to Your Career
The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders (EL) program is a leadership development program which enables newer library workers from across the country to participate in problem-solving work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look into ALA structure, and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It puts participants on the fast track to ALA committee volunteerism as well as other professional library-related organizations. Learn from 4 EL alumni about their experience with the program, as well as tips and tricks for future engagement.

Speakers
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Tess Wilson

Outreach Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Tess Wilson is an Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where she connects folks with resources for community conversation and civic change. She is passionate about issues of intellectual freedom, data rights, and online privacy. 
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Madeline Jarvis

Adult and Information Services Manager, Marion Public Library
Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library.  She and her team cultivate collections, services, and partnerships to serve the Marion community.  She is passionate about identifying and eliminating barriers to resources for her... Read More →
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Derrick Burton

Library Director, Luise V. Hanson Library- Waldorf University
Derrick Burton is the Library Director of Waldorf University.
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Sam Helmick

Public Services Librarian, Burlington Public Library
Sam Helmick is the Public Services Librarian for Burlington Public Library. She currently serves as the ALA Councilor of ILA, the ILA Public Library Forum and ALA Intellectual Freedom Roundtable Membership chair, on the Iowa Governor's Commission of Libraries, and as a member of the... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
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10:15am

All Things Infrastructure
This session will take attendees on an expedition of technology resources, tips and tactics. Attendees will learn how to select the best types of network technology, how to properly conduct a competitive procurement for E-rate eligible services, how to maximize E-rate funding, and also receive information about obtaining the newly released Technology Toolkit, an IMLS grant-funded project from Internet2. If technology is something that you prefer to avoid, you’re not alone. Attend this informative session to share your horror stories and be comforted by these two experienced presenters. Holly and Tom have logged thousands of miles in support of rural and urban public libraries. Ample time will be provided to ask questions of these infrastructure experts. Topics will be relevant to Nebraska and Iowa public libraries, and surrounding states.

Speakers
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Tom Rolfes

Education I.T. Manager, Nebraska Office of the Chief Information Officer
Tom Rolfes is employed by the State of Nebraska Chief Information Officer. He coordinates telecommunications policy, infrastructure and funding development for educational institutions. He is the consortium lead for Network Nebraska, a self-funded statewide network consortium with... Read More →
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Holly Woldt

Technology Support Manager, Nebraska Library Commission
Holly Woldt is responsible for the continuing success of the Nebraska Library Commission’s Public Computer Center Project known as the BTOP grant and provides library technology support to local libraries throughout the state. She develops and implements training and policies and... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
TBA

10:15am

Bridging Borders with Diverse Books
Students and teachers long for relevant and diverse books that
reflect their lives and give them windows into the worlds of others. The Lincoln Public Schools curates the “best of the best” diverse books through the work of the MOSAIC Committee. In this session, the presenter will share tips and
strategies for enhancing your multicultural collections. Learning Objectives: Identify sources for reviewing multicultural literature, Explore ways to curate and share multicultural collections, Promote multicultural literature

Speakers
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Joy Harvey

Coordinator of Library Services, Lincoln Public School
Joy Harvey is a former school librarian and special education teacher. She now works as the Coordinator of Library Services for the Lincoln Public Schools. She coordinates the MOSAIC Multicultural Book Collection for the Lincoln Public Schools.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
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10:15am

Diversity & Inclusion Unconference Session
Participants will discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to all types of libraries in an open space for brainstorming, collaborating, and inspiration. The session will begin with attendees establishing discussion ground rules and then attendees will divide into small groups for flexible conversations focusing on their interests. Come prepared to participate and share! The small groups will each have a general theme or topic to help get the conversation started. From there, the conversation will flow wherever participants take it. Partway through the session, attendees may choose to join a different table/topic of interest to them; however, if they are deep in conversation, they may choose to stay at their original table. If time allows, a representative from each table will be asked to share out some important takeaways with the large group. This session is focused on providing a safe space for purposeful and relevant discussion relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in libraries and the communities we serve.

Speakers
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Cara B. Stone

Instruction Librarian, Iowa State University
Cara B. Stone serves as an Instruction Librarian at Iowa State University in Ames. Prior to that she worked as Coordinator of Information Literacy Instruction and User Experience Librarian at Grand View University. She serves on the ILA Executive Board and chairs the ILA Committee... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
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10:15am

Do Not Pass Go Player One, Gaming and Virtual Reality at the Library
This panel discussion will share how the Council Bluffs Public Library and the Lied Public Library - Clarinda have introduced board games programming and lending at their libraries as well as Virtual Reality. The Lied Public Library in Clarinda hosts monthly adult games nights as well as maintains a growing board game lending library of 40+ titles. The library also has a mobile Virtual reality system with monthly programs at the library as well offsite events Clarinda has also just installed 4 high-end teen gaming PCs in their teen area.
The Council Bluffs Library maintains a collection of 125+ board games, a circulating collection of 800+ video games, a virtual reality station, and three video game console stations supporting six systems. The library hosts regular gaming events for children, teens, adults, families, and assisted-living communities. Outside of scheduled programs, board games can be checked out and played within the library.
With an emphasis on cooperative and social games, the libraries board game collections provide constructive activities for patrons as well as flexible programming opportunities for librarians. As teens use popular video game platforms to socialize, a gaming space allows disadvantaged youth to stay culturally connected and to improve their social standing within their peer groups.

Speakers
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Andrew Hoppmann

Library Director, Lied Public Library
Andrew Hoppmann has been the library director at the Lied Public Library in Clarinda, Iowa for the past eleven years. During his tenure at Clarinda he oversaw the development of positive community/government relations with the library, as well as expansion of funding, and services... Read More →
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Ben Johnson

Adult Services Manager, Council Bluffs Library
Ben Johnson is the Adult Services Manager at the Council Bluffs Public Library where he has worked for the past ten years. During his tenure at Council Bluffs he oversaw building, technology, and digitization projects. Prior to Council Bluffs, Ben worked at the Criss Library at the... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
TBA

10:15am

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells - what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

Speakers
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Samuel Watson

Academic Outreach Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine - Greater Midwest Region
Sam Watson is the Academic Outreach Specialist with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NNLM-GMR). In this position he works primarily with health science/academic librarians and community colleges to help promote the National Library of Medicine’s... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
TBA

10:15am

Primer on Archival Preservation Techniques
Librarians without formal training in preservation are often responsible for managing unique, one-of-a-kind manuscripts and/or photographs that are of value to their communities. This session will provide information to those who have unique materials in their care and want to learn more about making them accessible and preserving them. How do you keep fragile materials safe? How do you keep them organized? How do you make them available? Learn how to manage and preserve materials and how best to balance archival theory with local best practices.

Speakers
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Mary Ellen Ducey

University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Mary Ellen Ducey serves at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Libraries as the University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian. As an associate professor in this role, she supports research and scholarship relating to archival collections, including the exploration of resources... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
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10:15am

Teen Summer Camps: Challenging Traditional Programming for Teens
Library camps provide us with opportunities to make meaningful connections with teens during the months when they are most difficult to reach. In previous years, teen program attendance was extremely low, reaching less than fifty teens. It was time to make a change. Cedar Rapids Public Library offered free teen camps for ages 12 to 18 at both of our library locations and offsite with residential facilities, providing access by removing barriers financially and physically. Focused on creativity, teamwork, and fun, our project based learning camps covered subjects from writing to making escape rooms. Each camp is unique in its theme, but the implementation is similar for each. Teamwork and social skills layered with fun activities and productivity allow for dual purpose learning. While exploring and designing, teens were also learning communication skills, cooperation, and problem solving techniques. Library camps allowed teens freedom to create and share. Teens left camp feeling accomplished and excited about their work. Librarians left knowing teens achieved more than a digital trophy.
This session will focus on our findings from the past three years, how the camps were created and how we’ve adapted. We will discuss ways to scale the camps to best fit in your libraries. During the session, we will look at team building exercises the campers went through and the collaborative processes put in place to encourage teamwork. You will have a chance to view completed projects from the teens, including their board games and escape rooms. We will discuss the benefits of immersive learning, with teens leading as innovators. It’s time for teen programs to be more responsive and uncover teens’ potential as creators, inventors, and collaborators. Challenge traditional summer programming for teens!

Speakers
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Molly Garrett

Programming Librarian, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Molly Garrett is a Programming Librarian with the Cedar Rapids Public Library. Her work focuses on developing programs for young adults and performing outreach to area schools and youth centers.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
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10:15am

What is Community, Really?
Using information from current research, business models, and real world examples, the changing concept of community will be explored and what that means for libraries. Part of that concept is the idea of belonging and the current epidemic of loneliness.

Speakers
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Kim Kietzman

Director, Altoona Public Library
Kim has served as the director at the Altoona Public Library in Iowa for nearly 10 years. She has also started a new library, found a love of long range planning, and embarrassed herself at storytime.


Friday October 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:05am
TBA

11:20am

But I Found it on the Internet! How the National Library of Medicine Can Help You Locate Reliable Health Information Onlines
The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and plays a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice to improve the public health. This practice not only involves making cutting-edge scientific research available to health professionals, but also in distilling, organizing, and promoting reliable health information for the general public. This workshop will focus on introducing you to, and enhancing your ability to use, four free resources from the National Library of Medicine. You’ll walk away knowing how to help your patrons and students find health information in multiple languages, access consumer-friendly information on human genetics, locate high quality evidence-based research, and more! 

Speakers
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Laurie Neuerburg

Sciences Reference & Outreach Librarian, University of Iowa
Laurie Neuerburg is the Sciences Reference & Outreach Librarian at the University of Iowa Sciences Library and the liaison librarian for physics, astronomy, and biology. She is interested in information literacy, science communication, and educational outreach. She has an M.S. in... Read More →
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Derek Johnson

Outreach Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Greater Midwest Region
As an outreach specialist with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Derek conducts trainings and outreach to health professionals and librarians on a variety of topics focusing on health information access. Derek holds a bachelor’s in economics from St. John’s... Read More →
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Robyn Woods

Education and Outreach Librarian, Creighton University
Robyn Woods is the Education and Outreach Librarian for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at Creighton University. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science, she is one year into working... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

11:20am

Census 2020 - The Impact on your Library and Your Community
This will also be the first census with an online response option and there will be a role for libraries to play. As a public space with computers and internet access, libraries can expect to see customers coming in and needing assistance. We will discuss what the online component will look like and what messaging and assistance the U.S. Census Bureau will provide.

Speakers
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David Drozd

Research Coordinator, University of Nebraska at Omaha
David Drozd (Drewz) is the Research Coordinator for the Center for Public Affairs Research at the University of Nebraska Omaha. David has served in this capacity for 15 years and is a specialist in data compiling and analysis. David works with the Census Bureau and its data extensively... Read More →
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Gary Krob

Coordinator - Iowa's State Data Center, State Library of Iowa
Gary Krob is the coordinator of Iowa’s State Data Center, a federal-state cooperative program with the U.S. Census Bureau. The State Data Center is a division of the State Library of Iowa. Gary has been with the State Data Center since 2001 and is also the coordinator of the Federal-State... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

11:20am

Fostering a Love of Reading (without AR)
During this session, we'll discuss the downfalls of programs like Accelerated Reader and prized-based reading contests. You'll learn research-backed methods to change the school culture to focus on building a love of reading for pleasure, all while increasing students' reading skills!

Speakers
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Jeralynn Moser

Pk-12 Librarian, Litchfield Public Schools
Jeralynn is a 6th year PK-12 Librarian at Litchfield Public Schools. She is a mother of 2 and wife of an English Teacher. Lover of books, meditation, midfulness, and baseball. Jeralynn is a Technology Coordinator and Title Teacher who is fiercly passionate about her jobs.


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

11:20am

Innovation on a Shoestring: Free and Cheap Tools
Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. So, how are they maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships by harnessing the full potential of new internet tools, technologies, and websites. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America. Attendees will pick up some great ideas they can take back and use at their own library, no matter what the size, to provide innovative library services and programming.

Speakers
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Louise Alcorn

Technology Services Coordinator, West Des Moines Public Library
Louise Alcorn is the Technology Services Coordinator at the West Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library. She presents nationally, focusing on easy technology solutions in small- to mid-size public libraries. She has authored two books on library technology topics. Louise participates... Read More →
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Christa Porter

Library Development Director, Nebraska Library Commission
Christa Porter is the Library Development Director at the Nebraska Library Commission. She coordinates the Library Development Team to provide statewide programs and services: Public Library Accreditation, Continuing Education, E-rate training and consultation, Grants to Libraries... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

11:20am

Legal Research for Non-Laywers and Librarians
We will cover three subjects that will help non-law librarians serve patrons with legal questions. First, we will describe resources available through the Schmid Law Library’s website that can help people research their own legal questions. Second, we will cover the Nebraska Online Legal Self-Help Center and other official resources available from the Administrative Office of the Courts. Finally, we will cover the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) which is housed at the Schmid Law Library and is dedicated to helping inventors and business people explore patents and trademarks.

Speakers
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Richard Leiter

Director, University of Nebraska - Schmid Law Library
Richard is the Director of the Schmid Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of Nebraska College of Law
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Keelan Weber

Head of Cataloging and Resources Management, University of Nebraska College of Law, Schmid Law Library
Head of Cataloging and Resources Management Schmid Law Library University of Nebraska College of Law
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Maureen Eck

Supreme Court Deputy Librarian, Nebraska State Law Library
Maureen Eck was named the Supreme Court Deputy State Librarian of the Nebraska State Law Library in May 2018. Prior to that she served as the Library Assistant/Technician in the law library, cataloging and providing reference assistance since April 2014. She received her Bachelor... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

11:20am

Policies for Results
Policies For Results tees up a fresh approach to policy development by constructing policies in 4 parts: the philosophy, the regulations, the procedures, & the guidelines. Learn to identify and apply the 4 parts of a policy in a group exercise. And share your policy pet peeves! Based on the book from the Public Library Association--Creating Policies For Results: From Chaos to Clarity.

Speakers
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Bonnie McKewon

NW District Consultant, State Library of Iowa
Bonnie McKewon is a consultant with the State Library of Iowa.  She presents workshops and webinars on a wide variety of topics, from succession planning to policy development to inspiring tech savvy trustees.   With an affinity for library board training, Bonnie has conducted... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
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11:20am

Public Library Outreach in Your Community
This program will focus on outreach ideas all libraries can use to promote their services to their service communities. Everything from booths at fairs and expos to visits to schools and everything in between such as bookmobiles and offsite outreach programs will be discussed in this presentation. This presentation will provide outreach ideas for public libraries through the lens of both children’s and adult services. Ideas will include no cost and low cost ideas as well as ideas that have some costs associated with them. Other discussion topics will include partnering suggestions as well as ideas on how to find funding for outreach efforts.

Speakers
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Bill Carroll

Adult Services Manager, Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Bill Carroll is the adult services manager at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa. He has worked in libraries since 2011, and holds a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Upper Iowa University and a MLIS from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.
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Danielle Day

Youth Services Manager, Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Danielle Day is the youth services manager at Carnegie-Stout Public Library. Danielle received her Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from Emporia State University in Emporia, KS. Danielle joined the Carnegie-Stout staff in September of 2008. She serves as the Chairperson... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
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11:20am

Unmaking a Collection: Circulation Growth Through Collection Loss
In 2016, the Cedar Rapids Public Library took on the task of heavily weeding a large and outdated children’s collection at its small branch library and monitored its circulation change. After weeding over 3,000 items from the picture book collection alone, the library experienced a consistent rise in circulation despite fewer operating hours than the year previously. The library has since regularly weeded low-circulating collections, floated certain collections between branches, and allocated the materials budget to maintain a current and patron-driven collection without overburdening staff.
Weeding is an essential part of the life cycle of an item in a library but can be an overwhelming endeavor, physically and occasionally emotionally, for passionate library staff. This session will offer collection teams a personalized account of the process and resulting success of such a task and provide advice for libraries looking to undertake such a project.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Voels

Sarah Voels

Materials Librarian, Cedar Rapids Public Library
Sarah Voels is a Materials Librarian with the Cedar Rapids Public Library and is responsible for the youth and young adult collections.


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
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11:20am

Using an ALA Carnegie Whitney Grant to Support Women in STEM: A Bibliography Project
Use Google to search “Women in STEM in higher education” and see what comes up. Researching women in STEM is extremely difficult because of the onslaught of public interest pieces, news sources, scholarly articles, blog commentaries, and dissertations written on the subject. Additionally, the word “stem” has several meanings in the scientific community from “plant stem” to “stem cell.” What if you were helping a teacher trying to write a grant to expose female students to careers in IT? Or helping a parent trying to advise a student club for women interesting in coding? In recent years, the spotlight on STEM education has given rise to hundreds of studies ranging from the recruitment and retention of women students to the workplace climate of women faculty and staff. This information was not easily available in one location for use in reports, press releases, curriculum, or grants. In 2018, I was awarded an ALA Carnegie Whitney grant for the creation of an online bibliography that provides easy access for librarians and researchers. With the help of a student research assistant, we created an online Women in STEM Research Guide of over 1,100 articles, books, and theses. Bibliographic themes cover recruitment, retention, barriers, stereotypes, inclusion and biases, campus culture, classroom experiences, and faculty workplace issues. Audience members will be encouraged to link to or refer patrons to this source in their own libraries. This bibliography will be easily discoverable by search engines so it would appeal to librarians from many different institutions where they could share this information.

I will engage conference participants by having them briefly conduct their own research on this topic, explore the Research Guide, and then consider what contacts and groups they might share the information within their own libraries. I will highlight the national grant application process, share the setbacks and lessons learned, the student worker hiring process, work flow procedures, and the future of the project. I will encourage participants to consider applying for an ALA Carnegie Whitney grant for their own projects and will readily answer questions about our experience.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Blackburn

Heidi Blackburn

STEM and Business Librarian, University of Nebraska at Omaha
I serve as the STEM and Business Librarian at the University of Nebraska Omaha Criss Library. My research interests focus on the status of women in STEM in higher education and active learning in information literacy classrooms.


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

11:20am

When Disaster Strikes… Got A Plan?
We will help you decide what disasters to plan for and introduce you to resources for dealing with materials that could be affected by disasters. We will offer advice on navigating the large number of resources available on disaster planning and help you learn how to sift through and use existing resources rather than “re-inventing the disaster planning wheel”. Developing disaster scenarios and hands-on training for staff members can feel overwhelming. We will share our fun, easy training ideas and hacks that will prepare your library staff for any disaster.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Schauer

Elizabeth Schauer

Library Specialist to Circulation, Cochrane-Woods Library - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Elizabeth Schauer has been the Library Specialist to Circulation at NWU's Cochrane-Woods Library for three years. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with her Bachelor's Degree in Library Science in 2017. Elizabeth is also the Chair Elect of the Paraprofessional... Read More →
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Terri Raburn

Access Services Librarian, Bryan College of Health Sciences
Terri Raburn is the Access Services Librarian at Bryan College of Health Sciences Library. Terri graduated with an MLS from Emporia State University. She is also the Publicity and Citations Chair of the Paraprofessional Section of NLA. When not cataloging books, Terri enjoys making... Read More →
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Cindy Mumford

Interlibrary Loan Specialist, Cochrane-Woods Library - Nebraska Wesleyan University
Cindy Mumford, former art teacher and public librarian, has been with NWU’s Cochrane-Woods Library for eight years, serving as Interlibrary Loan Specialist and artist aficionado. Cindy has a BFA in Art Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a member of NLA.


Friday October 4, 2019 11:20am - 12:10pm
TBA

12:15pm

Friday Keynote Luncheon
Ted Genoways is the author of This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life
of an American Family Farm
the winner of the joint All Iowa Reads and One Book One Nebraska selection for 2019. The book asks the question, is there still a place for the farm in today’s America? The family farm lies at the heart of our national identity, yet its future is in peril. Far from an isolated refuge beyond the reach of global events, the family farm is increasingly at the crossroads of emerging technologies and international detente. Ted Genoways explores this rapidly changing landscape of small, traditional farming operations, mapping as it unfolds day to day.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Genoways

Ted Genoways

Author
Ted Genoways is the author of five books, including This Blessed Earth, winner of the Stubbendieck Great Plains Distinguished Book Award and the One Book One Nebraska and All Iowa Reads selection for 2019. He is also the winner of a James Beard Foundation Award for Investigative Journalism... Read More →

Sponsors
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EBSCO Information Services

EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO provides discovery services, online research content (databases, archives, e-books, e-journals & e-packages) and subscription management services for all types of libraries. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2019 12:15pm - 1:45pm
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