NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference

21st to 23rd October, 2018

When

21st to 23rd October, 2018 07:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA/RILA Joint 2018 Conference

Where

Crowne Plaza Warwick, RI
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
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Sunday, 21st October 2018

Time Newport Plaza Foyer Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Rotunda Wickford Convention Headquarters
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9:00 am         ALA Advocacy Bootcamp Preconference
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ALA Advocacy Bootcamp Preconference

“Who needs libraries?” Beneath those three words is an iceberg of challenges, from delivering on-point messaging, gathering compelling statistics, and the need to re-educate key audiences on the value of libraries, fundamental not only to librarians, but to our democratic society at large. The recent rash of anti-library trends, including the anti-tax movement, privatization, removal of independent library boards and deprofessionalization, point to a systemic shift in our landscape that is very different than budget cuts and recession: an attack on libraries as a public service. State by state, Advocacy Boot Camp will help library communities prepare to advocate for libraries as fundamental building blocks to democracy. In this joint effort of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy and the Office for Intellectual Freedom, we’ll explore some of the brutal facts about our current environment, celebrate our assets, and offer practical tips to reclaim a moral sanction for the work we do, and the support our communities deserve.

Building on the momentum and resources of ALA’s new public awareness and advocacy campaign, Libraries Transform, focuses on four key messages:

Libraries transform lives.
Libraries transform communities.
Librarians are passionate advocates for lifelong learning.
Libraries are a smart investment.

The program will cover advocacy basics such as messaging, networking and community engagement. Intellectual Freedom basics will also be covered. Attendees will focus on working on an advocacy plan that they can implement in their library.

By:
James LaRue, Marci Merola
October 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Advocacy
     
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12:00 pm     Conference Orientation
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Conference Orientation

Learn the best ways to maximize your NELA Conference experience with tips and tricks.

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October 21, 2018, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
         
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12:45 pm                  
1:00 pm     Keynote - Welcome: The Library is Your Space
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Keynote - Welcome: The Library is Your Space

Start your conference off right with an inspiring keynote speech by Cyndee Sturgis Landrum who will share reflections on making your library a welcoming place.

By:
Cyndee Sturgis Landrum
October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
     
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2:00 pm   Afternoon Social Break
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Afternoon Social Break

Join us for an afternoon break to snack and socialize with fellow attendees.

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October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: Meal
            Resume Review
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Resume Review

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October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Convention Headquarters Track: Career
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2:45 pm     Teen Volunteering
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Teen Volunteering

A panel of New England teen librarians present their varied teen volunteer programs to inspire other public libraries to take their teen volunteering to the next level.

By:
Liz Gotauco, Emily Sennott
October 21, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
Connecting with Patrons through Low-Risk Theatre Opportunities
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Connecting with Patrons through Low-Risk Theatre Opportunities

Libraries are a wonderful place for patrons of all ages, abilities and socio-economic backgrounds to try new things, learn about ideas, and share hidden talents in a low-risk, welcoming environment. Many times, people are afraid to try theatre classes, because they are nervous about performing for a large group of people or feel overwhelmed about the financial and time commitment associated with “professional” theatre classes or experiences. By working with local artists, libraries can provide a place where their patrons can “try on” the theatre lifestyle and experience the joy and fun that comes from working on a beginner and intermediate level in a variety of theatre settings.

By:
Meredith Charles
October 21, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
Spotlight on Special Services: A Tale of Two States
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Spotlight on Special Services: A Tale of Two States

New Hampshire and Vermont share more than just a border. We also share a deep commitment to helping special populations across the ability spectrum remain active participants in our library communities. In this presentation, both states will highlight some of the services, partnerships and initiatives we have undertaken to ensure our users have access to the books they love as well as the agency to remain engaged, informed and entertained. In addition to providing an overview of the national conversation around special services, we will also highlight some local partnerships and programs.

By:
Marilyn Stevenson, Vincent Livoti, Alicia Waters
October 21, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Ditching Dewey: How to Make Searching Your Collection Engaging, Not Enraging
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Ditching Dewey: How to Make Searching Your Collection Engaging, Not Enraging

Many librarians are looking to ditch Dewey for a more relevant 21st century system, but the undertaking seems overwhelming. A former bookseller turned librarian has taken years of experience watching how people shop and turned their collections into a reader's paradise -- for only the cost of new spine labels, ink, and time! Join this interactive session to learn how you can do the same for your patrons by changing your call number system.

By:
Melissa Chiavaroli
October 21, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Management and Admin
The Library as Advocate for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Survivors
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The Library as Advocate for Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Survivors

Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are part of every library community, yet we often forget about their unique information needs and fail to provide adequate services for them. This information session discusses unique barriers faced by survivors, and solutions to implement in your library to improve services to this marginalized group. Solutions range from collection development ideas to challenging Library of Congress classification schemes.

By:
Miranda Dube
October 21, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Academic
Coming soon!
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Coming soon!

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October 21, 2018, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Wickford
 
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4:00 pm   Koha User Group Roundtable Discussion
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Koha User Group Roundtable Discussion

Interested in sharing your experiences, talk about possible development opportunities or network with other Koha users? Come join us for this open, round table discussion.

By:
Deb Hoadley
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: NETSL
Teen Workforce Development: A Community Partner Approach
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Teen Workforce Development: A Community Partner Approach

Providence Public Library (PPL), was awarded an IMLS grant for teen workforce development that has helped shape our vision of how the library can better serve teens and young adults (ages 14-24). Through our work on this grant, PPL noticed a gap in access that teens face with work readiness training and job opportunities. PPL partnered with our local Comprehensive Community Action Program (CAP) to expand our offerings for teens. In this presentation you will learn about the ins and outs of sharing space with a CAP partner, from the director level to service level perspectives, and how this kind of partnership could benefit your library.

By:
Karisa Tashjian, Kate Aubin, Meghan Nhar
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
Design for Diversity: Towards More Inclusive Technical Systems
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Design for Diversity: Towards More Inclusive Technical Systems

Design for Diversity is an IMLS-funded project focusing on the ways in which information systems embody and reinforce cultural norms, asking how we might design systems that account for diverse cultural materials and ways of knowing. To empower both users and designers of information and technical systems in libraries, and also better educate the next generation, we created a teaching and learning toolkit with case studies, readings, and other educational materials. Participants in this workshop will explore issues of diversity and inclusion in the library systems we use every day, and also add their experiences to the toolkit through feedback and suggestions.

By:
Sarah Sweeney, Amanda Rust
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NETSL
Disasters, Hoaxes, & Discoveries: Writing for a Publisher’s Series
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Disasters, Hoaxes, & Discoveries: Writing for a Publisher’s Series

Do you love both writing and research? Have you considered writing nonfiction? Jonathan Eaton (editor and publisher) and Gale Eaton (retired library educator and writer) discuss the ins, outs, and challenges of developing a history series for teens and adults.

By:
Gale Eaton, Jonathan Eaton
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
Chapter Leaders Forum
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Chapter Leaders Forum

Come learn more about what the six New England state associations are doing. This is an informal discussion, with lots of time for questions and networking.

By:
Cindy Weber, Kate Byroade, Kieran Ayton, William Adamczyk, Sylvie Brikiatis
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
Talking about Race in the Library (in the 2nd whitest state in the U.S.)
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Talking about Race in the Library (in the 2nd whitest state in the U.S.)

In April, The Ketchum Library at the University of New England hosted a Make Shift Coffee House on the topic of race. Make Shift Coffee Houses are moderated community conversations that aim to draw out a variety of perspectives in a coffee house setting. According to 2016 census data the population of Maine is 94.8% white. Maine is the second whitest state in the nation behind Vermont. Enrollment at UNE mirrors these trends with a faculty that is 90.61% white and a student body that is 68.5% white. Undergrads are 87.5% white. How does this impact a campus environment?

By:
Sonya Durney, Amanda Skinner
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
We're Better Together: Building Strong & Effective School & Public Library Partnerships
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We're Better Together: Building Strong & Effective School & Public Library Partnerships

We all know it benefits students when we work together, but how can you build a successful, sustainable partnership with your school library peers? Come get practical tips and new ideas for successful collaborative programs from this panel of experts.

By:
Sunnie Scarpa, Anne Porier, Gina Cabrera
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: School
 
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5:15 pm LLB Architects: Off-Site**Transportation Provided**
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LLB Architects: Off-Site**Transportation Provided**

OFF-SITE AT CRANSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

By:
Aimee Goodwin Lombardo, Drayton Fair, Michael Stickney
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Newport Track: Vendor Demo
  YA Literature: A Fast & Furious Overview
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YA Literature: A Fast & Furious Overview

YA literature has exploded in the last ten years, and it's hard to keep track of all the books your young patrons might want - especially with so many other demands on your time in the library. This program is here to help! We'll take a quick look at the history of YA literature, then jump in to the bestsellers your patrons are asking for, plus read-alikes, #diversebooks, booklist and display ideas, and hot titles to look forward to in 2019. Whether you're a full-time teen librarian or the only librarian serving an entire community, you'll find plenty to take away from this program.

By:
Lisa Story
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
PCC ISNI Pilot: Paving the Way for an Identity Management Track in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging
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PCC ISNI Pilot: Paving the Way for an Identity Management Track in the Program for Cooperative Cataloging

A panel of metadata practitioners from Brown and Harvard discuss their experiences in PCC’s ISNI (International Standard Name Identifier) Pilot and the transition from traditional name authority work to identity management.

By:
Amy Armitage, Jeanette Norris
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NETSL
School Library Teen Council: Students Voice in the Library
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School Library Teen Council: Students Voice in the Library

Are you trying to connect your library with the older students, those teens whose interest dwindles sharply in eighth grade? The Millis MS/HS library began a Teen Library Council to attract this group and get them involved with the library and its programs.
The School Library Teen Councils helps make decisions to better serve their peers in the library. Students will have a hand in choosing books to be added into our collection, create programs, contests, and displays, and assist in forming library policies and procedures. They will be involved in all library programs (book fairs, author visits, coffee houses, etc). This program will help others begin a council.

By:
Patsy Divver, Fatima Neville
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: School
State of the States
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State of the States

Join the conversation with the State Librarians of each of the six New England States. Find out what is happening at the local, regional and national level. There will be plenty of time to pose your questions.

By:
James Lonergan, Jason Broughton, Karen Mellor, Michael York, Tim Cherubini
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
Fighting Cuts: An Advocacy Blueprint for Librarians & Libraries
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Fighting Cuts: An Advocacy Blueprint for Librarians & Libraries

Learn advocacy strategies including tips and tricks to help prevent cuts from happening in your library. Learn ways to fight cuts when they are proposed and find out ways to continue fighting if cuts happen.

By:
Elissa Malespina
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Advocacy
Law, Technology, & Access To Justice in New England
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Law, Technology, & Access To Justice in New England

Statistics show that many Americans cannot afford legal representation and self-represented litigants (sometimes called pro se litigants) are common in Federal and State courthouses throughout New England. At the same time that litigants without lawyers are becoming more common, law libraries' budgets are being slashed. Technology has provided some resources to the librarians who help self-represented litigants at the law library or at the local public non-law library. This program aims to introduce law, special, academic, and public librarians to a variety of legal research concepts and technologies available to best assist our patrons. This program will also discuss common complications when a librarian tries to answer a complex legal reference question.

By:
Alisha Hennen, Jessica Almeida, Nicole Dyszlewski
October 21, 2018, 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: Adult Services
 
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6:15 pm   RILA Sponsored Cocktail Hour - ALL WELCOME!
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RILA Sponsored Cocktail Hour - ALL WELCOME!

Join us as the American Library Association honors Joan Ress Reeves for her 35 year commitment to advocating for Rhode Island libraries There will be drinks & appetizers before the Annual Banquet, including a Wine Toss Fundraiser to benefit NELA Educational Assistance Fund. Attendees and vendors alike are welcome.

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October 21, 2018, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: Meal
             
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7:30 pm     Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Award Presentation
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Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Award Presentation

Sticking Up For Fun: Finding the Cultural Treasure in Popular Trash – A keynote address dismantling the idea of a “guilty pleasure,” detailing the speaker’s journey from rigid snobbery to a variety of cultural assessment that places value on the intensity of audience engagement rather than in the prestige of the media consumed.

By:
Margaret Willison
October 21, 2018, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Meal
     
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Monday, 22nd October 2018

Time Atrium Barrington Garden Pavilion Grand Ballroom Greenwich Kingston Newport Plaza Foyer Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Rotunda Bristol B Wickford Grand Ballroom Foyer Convention Headquarters
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7:15 am               Attendee Buffet Breakfast
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Attendee Buffet Breakfast

A buffet breakfast will be available to attendees.

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October 22, 2018, 7:15 am to 8:15 am
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: Meal
                 
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8:15 am                 Annual Meeting
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Annual Meeting

By:
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October 22, 2018, 8:15 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
               
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9:00 am   The Long & Winding Road
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The Long & Winding Road

Based on an article that the presenter published in "Public Libraries Magazine," the presentation focuses on job hunting strategies that the presenter picked up on during their first librarian job search and other lessons they learned along the way.

Attendees will find out about job hunting strategies that could help them both in their own first librarian job search or in future searches. This knowledge would also be able to passed on to co-workers like pages or other part-staff that are interested in pursuing a future full-time library career.

By:
Brendan Chella
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Barrington Track: Career
    A Space for Advocacy: Grassroots Library Support, Past & Future
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A Space for Advocacy: Grassroots Library Support, Past & Future

RI's grassroots Coalition of Library Advocates - founded in the 1980s by nationally recognized activists Joan Ress Reeves, Rose Ellen Reynolds, and others - has helped create state laws and even a constitutional amendment supporting libraries. Panelists discuss advocacy techniques for essential information services in a changing social and political world.

By:
Gale Eaton, Rose Ellen Reynolds, Tom Viall
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Greenwich Track: Advocacy
Building Strong Relationships with Boards of Trustees
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Building Strong Relationships with Boards of Trustees

Join us for a Table Talk on library board relationships. Meet other library directors, library admins, and trustees and share your experiences, tips, frustrations and wins with peers. How do directors foster good relationships with their trustees? What are the roles and expectations of the trustee and directors? What is the role of the library director and what can trustees expect from them? Learn how to build a diverse and knowledgeable board, and leverage them to advance the library’s strategic plans. Share a board success story or bring a challenge you are currently facing. Attendees will leave with an increased network of support and strategies to apply.

By:
Maura Deedy
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Kingston Track: Table Talk
New England Foundation for the Arts
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New England Foundation for the Arts

Discover what CreativeGround.org can do as a resource for your patrons, as a powerful means to organize cultural programming, and as a tool for exploring your library's role in the New England creative economy. There will be a live demo of how to use the site to showcase your library's current involvement in the creative economy, and to grow its cultural offerings.

By:
Dee Schneidman
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Newport Track: Vendor Demo
  The Missing Piece
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The Missing Piece

Make your collection become the missing piece by filling the gaps between picture books, easy readers and juvenile fiction. Understand the key components of a pre-reading collection and how to build it. Transform it by purchasing the pieces to forge the reading trail for our newest readers. Learn to decipher reading levels, discover the role of sight words, and identify the 3 collection bridges which lead to reading fluency. Create your own metaphor to influence parents and their understanding of reading practice. Together we will gain confidence and build expertise in the world of early reader's advisory!

By:
Kari Ann St. Jean
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
Beer & Books: Non-Traditional Approaches to Book & Author Events
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Beer & Books: Non-Traditional Approaches to Book & Author Events

Learn from an expert book talker who hosts sold-out book events, how you can improve your own library book and author events. Get inspired to read a wide variety of authors and maybe step outside your reading comfort zone and into a bar to meet your next favorite author!

By:
Robin Kall, Robin Nyzio
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
Tips & Techniques: Gathering the Best Design Ideas
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Tips & Techniques: Gathering the Best Design Ideas

Tips & techniques to facilitate collaborative processes so that you can harness the ideas people have related to re-inventing or refreshing your library spaces.

By:
Aimee Goodwin Lombardo, Drayton Fair, Michael Stickney
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Management and Admin
Welcoming Conversations: The Human Library Experience at SNHU
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Welcoming Conversations: The Human Library Experience at SNHU

Our presentation will examine the evolution of Shapiro’s Human Library at Southern New Hampshire University over two semesters. Promoted as a way to “create community through conversation,” our Human Library helped foster a climate of understanding and respect on campus. As part of the university community, our Human Library aims to provide a safe space for honest dialogue where participants learn from one another. We will discuss campus outreach, gaining institutional & administrative support, and successful promotion of our event. Finally, we will evaluate our successes and challenges while highlighting ways Human Libraries can be implemented at other libraries.

By:
Heather Walker-White, Joshua Becker, Jessica Sheehan
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Academic
Supporting the Diversity Spectrum in Your Community: Programming, Policy & Resources
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Supporting the Diversity Spectrum in Your Community: Programming, Policy & Resources

Building off the well-established concept of inclusion practices for public institutions, we will collectively work to open the margins around ethnic, religious and gender diversity to areas like ability and sexuality through the framework of “everyday diversity.” The power of “everyday diversity” is that it allows marginalized populations to see themselves reflected in common experiences, where difference is integral to the inherent strength of our communities. This workshop will have a “hands-on” discussion of specific books that demonstrate everyday diversity while also offering approaches for how to incorporate this worldview into local collection development

By:
Cass Mabbott, Vincent Livoti
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Rotunda Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Finding Appeal Factors: Or What I've Learned from Being Twitter's Resident Reader's Advisory Specialist
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Finding Appeal Factors: Or What I've Learned from Being Twitter's Resident Reader's Advisory Specialist

This will be a collaborative panel. I will talk through my process for figuring out just what makes some books so special, how to find out why reader's love them, what else they might love, and then working with the room to repeat the process for some big favorite books everyone loves.

By:
Margaret Willison
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Bristol B Track: General
Learning in Circles: Informal Open Learning at Providence Public Library
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Learning in Circles: Informal Open Learning at Providence Public Library

Learning Circles have been offered at Providence Public since the fall of 2016. Learning Circles are a model of informal peer- to-peer blended learning that support group participants in completing online courses -- in person. Begun initially to help meet the demand for its more traditional English classes for adult immigrant students, the Learning Circles at Providence Public Library have been wildly popular, allowing the library to expand and customize its offerings based on patron demand and interest.

By:
Beatrice Pulliam, Sherry Lehane
October 22, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Wickford Track: Adult Services
   
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10:15 am       Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
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Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for the grand opening of the exhibits! You don't want to miss a chance to see your favorite vendors, grab a bite to eat, and maybe get a photo with Paws & Sox!

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Vendors
October 22, 2018, 10:15 am to 11:30 am
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Exhibitor Time
                         
10:30 am                                
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11:30 am “Good Naked:” An Expressive Writing Workshop
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“Good Naked:” An Expressive Writing Workshop

Join author and writing teacher Joni B. Cole in this expressive writing workshop that encourages you to tap into your creativity and meaningful material. In this lively, interactive session you will write from a “prompt” and then share aloud in the group. Expect to be surprised and inspired by what flows from your mind to the page! This workshop offers insights into how to engender a more productive, positive creative process, and reinforces the role all our stories play in evoking change, empathy, and engagement. Bring along a notepad or laptop, and leave all self doubts at the door.

By:
Joni Cole
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Atrium Track: General
“A whole life can be changed by one book:” Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Using the ABLE MINDS Consequential Thinking Program
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“A whole life can be changed by one book:” Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Using the ABLE MINDS Consequential Thinking Program

The presenter shares his 15-year experience teaching adult males a consequential thinking seminar called ABLE MINDS (Altering Behavior through Literary Exploration & Moderated INquiry-based Discussion Sessions). ABLE MINDS acknowledges that impulsive behavior causes criminal thinking. Stories selected for modeling positive interpersonal conflict skills include Lord of the Rings, The Exorcist, and Life of Pi. Inmates discuss plot points on how protagonist’s impulsiveness result in tragic-but-avoidable consequences. Inmates then transition to the sharing of similar failures in their criminal pasts, & apply the THINK FIRST mechanism to their incarcerated lives.

By:
William Mongelli
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Barrington Track: Adult Services
    I Wish the American Library Association Would...
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I Wish the American Library Association Would...

Have you ever wanted to give feedback to ALA about the organization? How could it be more effective in advancing libraries in the 21st century? How could ALA better meet the needs of its members? Here’s your chance to help ALA with their Organizational Effectiveness Study. During this session, leaders who are active in both the state chapter or affiliate and the American Library Association (ALA) will facilitate a conversation with attendees about the future of ALA, with particular focus on the relationship with chapters (states). Whether you are an ALA member, a member of the state chapter/affiliate, a member of both, or a prospective or lapsed member, we invite you to participate. We’re listening!

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New England Chapter Councilors
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Greenwich Track: General
Sensory Storytime at the Public Library
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Sensory Storytime at the Public Library

Children with autism or who are on the autism spectrum and their families are often an underserved population in many communities. Sensory Storytime is a fantastic way to reach out and welcome these patrons to the public library. This table talk will get the conversation started around how children's librarians can offer this type of programming. Babs and Maria are passionate about sharing their experiences , insight and tips on how to facilitate enriching and fun sensory storytimes.

By:
Babs Wells, Maria Cotto
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Kingston Track: NERTCL
Capira Technologies, LLC: Mobile Apps & Museum Pass Reservation Software for Libraries!
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Capira Technologies, LLC: Mobile Apps & Museum Pass Reservation Software for Libraries!

Discover the benefits of having Capira Technologies build a custom mobile app for your library. You'll view a demonstration of different public library mobile apps that feature multiple library accounts, iBeacon integration, self checkout and more! We will also explore why libraries are taking advantage of MuseumKey, a secure and mobile friendly museum pass reservation platform. Please feel free to bring any questions to the demo during our Q&A.

By:
Michael Berse
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Newport Track: Vendor Demo
Train the Trainers Session #1 - Advocacy 101: Community Analysis & Interview Process – How To Find Out What Your Community Needs
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Train the Trainers Session #1 - Advocacy 101: Community Analysis & Interview Process – How To Find Out What Your Community Needs

Did you know that advocacy begins with listening? Find out how (and why) all libraries should implement ALA’s successful community analysis process, and take some time to think about your community and who to interview to gather the information that will transform your library into a central community resource. This is part of the Train the Trainer Advocacy Program, and will be run by the new trainers in each state to help them with their presentation.

By:
Cindy Weber, Margaret Woodruff, Amy McMullen
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: Advocacy
Virtual Rhode Island: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance & Support Library Programming
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Virtual Rhode Island: Using Virtual Reality to Enhance & Support Library Programming

For the Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge, RI libraries have integrated virtual reality into library programs in meaningful ways. The Warwick Public Library acquired HTC VIVE VR systems to expose the community to technology, build empathy, enhance existing library programs and empower young people to explore careers in digital content creation. Providence Community Library is using 360 degree video technology with teens to create virtual tours of Providence cultural attractions to increase access for youth during the city’s summer learning program. Leave with practical tips for using VR in your library and connecting it to existing programs.

By:
David Sok, Jana Stevenson, Nicolette Baffoni
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Technology
"Your Town" 101-New Resident Program
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"Your Town" 101-New Resident Program

Welcoming New Residents to Your Town while exposing them to all the services not just the library provides, but bringing together town department representatives, local community groups and local business information. Add in a swag bag, a few raffles and some refreshments and it's a great time!

By:
Catherine McDonald, Danielle Ward, Patty Bailey
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Teaching Seniors How to Use iPads & iPhones
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Teaching Seniors How to Use iPads & iPhones

Seniors are highly motivated to learn to use devices, but have few opportunities to attend classes that address their needs to use. Most are unaware of how these devices can connect them to the free library services of Hoopla, Freegal, Libby (Overdrive) and their local online catalogs.

The presentation will include an outline of what can be taught in five 90-minute classes. Highlighted will be the 20 apps every senior needs to know and practical advice on such topics as: offering classes outside of the library, fee-based classes and limiting class sizes.

By:
Barbara Friedman
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Adult Services
Creating a Community of Supporters
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Creating a Community of Supporters

Does your library have the juice to leverage relationships to be successful at a town meeting, making your case to your local elected officials or getting voters to pass a building or funding initiative? This workshop will give you the tools and skills to build your base of support through a combination of emotional branding and values.

By:
Libby Post
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Management and Admin
A Celebration of Books & Their History
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A Celebration of Books & Their History

As books evolve to include new digital formats, the attachment to the physical book remains strong. Readers appreciate its tactile qualities—the weight of the book in the hand, the feel of the paper, and the act of turning the pages. In this visual journey through time and space, you’ll see books from around the world made from palm leaves, wood, silk, paper, and vellum that are rolled, folded, and strung as well as sewn followed by some of the amazing work contemporary artists are creating with the book form. The goal is to enhance your appreciation of the book and give you information to share with your fellow librarians and patrons.

By:
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Adult Services
Recruitment Readiness, or How to Make Sure I'm Hiring the Best Possible Staff
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Recruitment Readiness, or How to Make Sure I'm Hiring the Best Possible Staff

Do you agonize each time you have to find new staff members? Have you ever wondered if there is a better way to find the best staff? Are you thinking that your interviews need a different twist? How prepared are your new staff to take on their new assignments?This session, led by veteran public library director Maxine Bleiweis, will take a hard look at how we recruit, interview, and orient new library staff. You'll leave with a new plan of action to successfully fill every position in your library.

By:
Maxine Bleiweis
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Bristol B Track: Management and Admin
Everything You Wanted to Know About NELLS
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Everything You Wanted to Know About NELLS

TBD

By:
Mary Etter
October 22, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: General
   
11:45 am        
12:00 pm        
12:15 pm        
12:30 pm                                  
12:45 pm NERTCL Lunch
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NERTCL Lunch

Tracey Baptiste is the author of the highly acclaimed middle grade fantasy sensations, The Jumbies and Rise of the Jumbies. She’s also the author of the young adult novel, Angel’s Grace as well as numerous non-fiction books. Her newest middle grade novel is the wildly popular, Minecraft: The Crash. Her last name is pronounced buh-TEEST. As a little girl growing up in Trinidad, Tracey loved books. When she was three, her mother bought her an oversized, illustrated copy of Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and from that moment on, she knew she wanted to be a writer.

By:
Tracey Baptiste
October 22, 2018, 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Atrium Track: Meal
  General Lunch
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General Lunch

Overdue is a podcast about the books you’ve been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they’ll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

By:
Andrew Cunningham, Craig Getting
October 22, 2018, 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Garden Pavilion Track: Meal
                           
1:00 pm                              
1:15 pm                              
1:30 pm                              
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2:15 pm Story Time: Storytelling made Easy!
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Story Time: Storytelling made Easy!

Ever wonder how to capture the attention of kids at story time? In this "how-to" workshop we will use improvisational theatre and movement to learn a story "from the inside out" by bringing a short folktale to life. Storytelling is more than just getting up and talking - it is an art form! Learn how to grab listeners from the first word to the last image.....while at the same time promoting literacy! Please come dress in comfortable clothes for movement.

By:
Rona Leventhal
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Atrium Track: NERTCL
Analyzing the Future: Using Data Visualization to Create a Visionary Framework for Massachusetts Libraries
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Analyzing the Future: Using Data Visualization to Create a Visionary Framework for Massachusetts Libraries

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has partnered with Sasaki to conduct an in-depth study of borrowing patterns across the Commonwealth’s public libraries. The study is helping to clarify the widely different space and service needs of the hundreds of public libraries of all sizes, directly informing a visionary planning framework for the future of library services. The study reveals new avenues of collaboration and makes recommendations for an improved ecosystem for the Commonwealth’s public libraries.

By:
Lan Ying Ip, Lauren Stara, Cindy Roach
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Barrington Track: Management and Admin
    The Open Science Framework & Reproducible Research: A New Space for Scholars & Librarians
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The Open Science Framework & Reproducible Research: A New Space for Scholars & Librarians

The Open Science Framework is a tool created to help address two crises in research: transparency and reproducibility. In this session, learn more about the reproducibility crisis and how librarians’ knowledge of the Open Science Framework can help researchers at all levels improve and share their work.

By:
Amanda Izenstark, Andrée Rathemacher
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Greenwich Track: Academic
Crossing the Line: Cancelling a Large Journal Package
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Crossing the Line: Cancelling a Large Journal Package

How we cancelled a large journal package due to what perceived to be unsustainable pricing increases, involved faculty in the decision-making process, and one year later look back to find some faculty requesting behaviors we did not anticipate.

By:
Kate Zdepski, Paulina Borrego
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Kingston Track: Academic
Sisters in Crime: Sample Guest Author Programs to Increase Library Traffic
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Sisters in Crime: Sample Guest Author Programs to Increase Library Traffic

This program will provide an overview of Pathways to Publication, Mystery Making, We’re Not Making This Up, and other tried and true topics.

By:
Connie Johnson Hambley, Edith Maxwell, Leslie Wheeler
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Newport Track: Vendor Demo
Train the Trainers Session #2 - Advocacy 101: Creating an Effective Library Story
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Train the Trainers Session #2 - Advocacy 101: Creating an Effective Library Story

Libraries today are less about what they have for people, and more about what they do for and with people. Learn the elements of a successful library story and create one based on your community to take back and use! This is part of the Train the Trainer Advocacy Program, and will be run by the new trainers in each state to help them with their presentation.

By:
Brittney Bergholm, Deb Hoadley, Bernie Prochnik
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: Advocacy
Collaborating: The Key to Project-Based Learning
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Collaborating: The Key to Project-Based Learning

Collaborating: It requires flexibility, giving up the reins at times, diving in and committing more time and resources than you might think you have. But the resulting learning, for students and teachers is so exciting and inspiring, it is well worth the extra effort! This session will highlight a couple of collaborative, multi-disciplinary, project-based learning experiences, in which the librarian collaborated with other specialist teachers (Art, Music, Spanish, and Tech Ed) to pull off an extravaganza of enthusiasm and learning for our students.

By:
Holly Nagib
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
School Readiness through Partnerships: Model for Supporting Children & Families
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School Readiness through Partnerships: Model for Supporting Children & Families

Boston Children's Museums works with museums, libraries, and community organizations to enhance their shared capacity to directly support school readiness for young children and foster family engagement, with support from the Institute of Museums and Library Services National Leadership Grant. In this sessions presenters will describe the regional hub model used in Massachusetts as a mechanism for organizations to develop and implement activities for families across their communities. Perspectives from 2 library partners involved in the project will be shared. Materials developed, successes and lessons learned will also be shared by presenters.

By:
Kathryn Jones, Stephanie Young, Farouqua Abuzeit
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Library Services to Immigrants & New Americans
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Library Services to Immigrants & New Americans

Based on research and interviews for my recent book from Libraries Unlimited, I'll review the broad diversity of programs and services for immigrants, new American, and refugees from across the country. I'll share stories and best practices from libraries implementing programs and services, improving access, and reaching out to community partners.

By:
Jennifer Koerber
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Lessons Learned from Three New Library Directors
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Lessons Learned from Three New Library Directors

Three academic library directors share their successes and disasters after transitioning into leadership positions.

By:
Cori Wilhelm, Karen Gelles, Carrie Fishner
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Management and Admin
Fake News or Real News? Helping Our Patrons Tell Fact from Fake
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Fake News or Real News? Helping Our Patrons Tell Fact from Fake

Two reference librarians from the Springfield City Library (MA) share their experiences teaching a workshop to patrons on identifying and avoiding fake news. Attendees will come away with a heightened understanding of bias within news organizations and within all people, useful techniques for verifying news legitimacy, and advice for presenting a similar workshop in their own libraries. Attendees will also receive copies of workshop handouts and a survey used by the Springfield City Library to determine the most popular news sources of its patrons.

By:
Lisa Lipshires, Victoria Palmatier
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Adult Services
I Know a Man... Ashley Bryan
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I Know a Man... Ashley Bryan

Richard Kane is the director of “I Know a Man… Ashley Bryan” (2016) a powerful documentary film featuring one of America´s greatest living African American poets, illustrator and artist, named a Library Lion by the New York Public Library, a recipient of three Coretta Scott King Awards, and a 2017 Newbery Honor among many others. He is an award-winning poet/illustrator of 50+ published children's books, maker of magical puppets out of discarded materials and stunning sea glass windows inspired by his African heritage.

By:
Richard Kane
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Bristol B Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Podcasting
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Podcasting

Andrew and Craig from Overdue share lessons learned over five years of podcasting. They’ll share tips about coming up with ideas for your show, fine-tuning your recording process, and finding and engaging your audience.

By:
Andrew Cunningham, Craig Getting
October 22, 2018, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: General
   
2:30 pm        
2:45 pm        
3:00 pm        
3:15 pm       Afternoon Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Social
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Afternoon Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Social

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom) to meet with the vendors and enjoy a snack break. Posters will be on display in the Grand Ballroom Foyer as well!

By:
Vendors
October 22, 2018, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Exhibitor Time
                      Posters' Display Session
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Posters' Display Session

While visiting the vendors in the Grand Ballroom Exhibit Hall during the exclusive time, be sure to also check out the posters on display!

By:
David Vrooman, Madge Boldt, Meika Matook, Rachel Zyirek
October 22, 2018, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Grand Ballroom Foyer Track: General
Resume Review Round Table
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Resume Review Round Table

Join a group of hiring managers and fellow job seekers to review your resume and discuss helpful strategies for all aspects of your job search. Instead of a one-on-one appointment with in-depth attention given to your resume, this session is intended to be collaborative, meant to give you a variety of perspectives on the job hunting and applying processes. Come prepared with questions about interviewing, resumes, application etiquette, or any other aspect of the job search process.

By:
TBD
October 22, 2018, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Convention Headquarters Track: Career
3:30 pm                            
3:45 pm                            
4:00 pm                            
4:15 pm                                  
4:30 pm Train the Trainers Session #3 - Advocacy 101: Telling a Library Story – the Money Shtick Example
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Train the Trainers Session #3 - Advocacy 101: Telling a Library Story – the Money Shtick Example

How can you convey the value of your library to your community leaders? Use a story that incorporates facts from national studies, local information, and a dollar bill from an audience member! Learn about ALA’s “money shtick” script and how to tailor it to use in your community. This is part of the Train the Trainer Advocacy Program, and will be run by the new trainers in each state to help them with their presentation.

By:
Maura Keating, Katherine Chanskey, Lori Fisher
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Atrium Track: Advocacy
Fraud Affects Every Community: Do You Know How to Help?
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Fraud Affects Every Community: Do You Know How to Help?

Libraries provide more advice and services to a broader array of people. Crooks use clever schemes to defraud millions of people each year. Do you serve new arrivals or people with challenges reading English? What about teens or older people? Military families? Everyone is a consumer -- and scammers target people from diverse communities. The FTC has free tools for various audiences; they can help you help all of your patrons. FTC materials include eye-catching fotonovelas about scams targeting Spanish speakers; lesson plans to help young people and new arrivals learn basics of money management; and IdentityTheft.gov, giving victims a personal recovery plan.

By:
Robin Eichen
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Barrington Track: Adult Services
    No Party Like a CryptoParty: Hands-on Collaborative Privacy Learning
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No Party Like a CryptoParty: Hands-on Collaborative Privacy Learning

CryptoParty is a decentralized global initiative to introduce basic tools for protecting privacy, anonymity and overall security on the Internet to the general public. In the current climate of big data, fake news, surveilled communications, and wide mistrust of corporations and government, libraries have a unique opportunity to provide a place for trusted peer collaborative learning. In this session you will learn about the unique non-hierarchical community-driven approach of CryptoParties, and how to get regular CryptoParty events started in libraries of any size.

By:
Elizabeth McKinstry
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Greenwich Track: IFC
  World Book
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World Book

By:
Andrea Thorne
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Newport Track: Vendor Demo
  Summer STEM Camps at Your Library
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Summer STEM Camps at Your Library

Learn the full process that the Simsbury Public Library used to create and facilitate their week long library STEM summer camps, from concept to completion. In July 2018, the Simsbury Library Children’s Department offered a half day STEM camp for kids entering 1st-3rd grade, and a full day STEM camp for girls entering 4th-6th grade. Both camps focused on experiential learning, exploration of new topics and careers, and building friendships and community connections. Participants will learn about a unique way to engage the community and combat the summer slide. With some dedicated time, planning, and the benefit our hard earned advice, you can offer a library camp too!

By:
Stephanie Prato
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge: Transforming Library Space, Technology & Programming through Design Thinking
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Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge: Transforming Library Space, Technology & Programming through Design Thinking

The Studio Rhode Next Generation Library Challenge enabled RI public libraries to address community needs by applying design thinking to re-imagine their use of technology and space. The resulting projects (including a tech-enhanced community garden, a mobile oral-history-collecting unit, a digital learning lab and a teen space on wheels) transformed library space and programs while embedding technology to meet specific community needs.
Learn more about the Studio Rhode projects, access the Studio Rhode toolkit, and participate in a design thinking exercise to generate ideas about the intersection of technology, community and space in your library.

By:
Bill Lancellotta, Cassie Patterson, Lee Smith, Margaret McNulty, Nicolette Baffoni, Colleen Walsh-Jervis
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Technology
Working Together to Increase Access
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Working Together to Increase Access

Three department heads from Merrimack Public Library will walk you through the process and timeline of how to complete a collection reorganization project and show you how you can be successful with efficient project management.

By:
Brittney Bergholm, Emily Sennott, Jennifer Greene
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Management and Admin
Supercharge Your Storytime
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Supercharge Your Storytime

Learn about the nationally recognized Supercharged Storytimes framework that will help you take your storytime to the next level. Discuss early literacy domains, parent education, and storytime assessment tools to strengthen your preschool education strategies. Useful for all storytime providers regardless of experience.

By:
Caitlin Augusta
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: NERTCL
Libraries on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: How to Develop Your Response Plan
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Libraries on the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis: How to Develop Your Response Plan

Libraries across the country are faced with challenges related to opioid and other substance abuse issues in their communities. This presentation will address what to consider when developing a local response plan, identifying partners to engage and the resources available for libraries. Attendees will leave the presentation with a clear understanding of the steps needed to develop their own local response plans.

By:
Bridget Quinn-Carey, Anna Fahey-Flynn
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Management and Admin
Queering The Library: How to Better Serve LGBTQIA+ Patrons At Your Library
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Queering The Library: How to Better Serve LGBTQIA+ Patrons At Your Library

Every community, no matter how large or small, how urban or rural, has queer people in it. Because of this it's important for libraries to ensure they are providing equitable service to this traditionally underserved population. This panel will aim to teach attendees why this topic is important for libraries to consider and how to better provide services to our queer patrons with concrete examples based on the panelists’ experiences. We’ll cover topics including programming, collection development, customer service, and other accommodations that can help create a more welcoming environment for queer patrons of all ages.

By:
Harper Chance, Rob Lorino, Marissa Bucci
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Bristol B Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Great Expectations: Leaping from High School to College
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Great Expectations: Leaping from High School to College

What do college professors expect of incoming freshmen and how can school and academic librarians lay a solid foundation to prepare students to meet those expectations? Learn the results of an informal research study conducted by one high school SLMS at one Rhode Island high school; compare the results of the high school faculty survey to identified expectations for student information research competencies by college faculty. Attendees will discuss and explore high school teachers’, and college faculty perceptions of information research process requirements and expectations.

By:
Marianne Mirando, Mary MacDonald, Sarah Hunicke
October 22, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: School
   
4:45 pm            
5:00 pm            
5:15 pm            
5:30 pm                                  
5:45 pm NELA Games
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NELA Games

Don’t miss out on our always popular NELA Games! Let your inner competitor out to play as the states go up against each other and the vendors. Shhh, the details are a surprise, but show up ready for some fun!

By:
TBD
October 22, 2018, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Hall: Atrium Track: General
                               
6:00 pm                                
6:15 pm                                
6:30 pm                                
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7:30 pm                                  
7:45 pm                                  
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8:45 pm                                  

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

Time Atrium Barrington Garden Pavilion Grand Ballroom Greenwich Kingston Newport Plaza Foyer Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Rotunda Bristol B Wickford Grand Ballroom Foyer Convention Headquarters
7:00 am Laughter Yoga
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Laughter Yoga

Laughter Yoga is a unique practice combining deep breathing with group laughter exercises. There are no fancy poses, no mats are used, and you can do it in your conference clothes! If you can laugh, you can do laughter yoga. I can also answer questions about offering laughter yoga as an adult program at your library.

By:
Stephanie Smith
October 23, 2018, 7:00 am to 7:45 am
Hall: Atrium Track: General
                               
7:15 am                                
7:30 am                                
7:45 am                                  
8:00 am       Attendee & Exhibitor Breakfast
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Attendee & Exhibitor Breakfast

All attendees and vendors are welcome to attend a breakfast in the vendor hall!

By:
N/A
October 23, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Meal
                         
8:15 am                                
8:30 am                                
8:45 am                                  
9:00 am                 ALA President "Big Ideas" Talk
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ALA President "Big Ideas" Talk

Loida Garcia-Febo is an international library consultant, researcher and expert on topics such as human rights, advocacy and services to multicultural populations. She is President of a not for profit charity seeking to enhance education of commutes, library users, students, information professionals from minority groups in the USA and in developing countries. She has served communities as academic, public, school, and special librarian in Puerto Rico and Queens. She has taught in 21 countries and has advocated on behalf of libraries at the United Nations, US Congress, NYC City Hall, NY State Senate and on streets and sidewalks of New York.

By:
Loida Garcia-Febo
October 23, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
         
9:15 am                          
9:30 am                          
9:45 am                          
10:00 am       Morning Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break
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Morning Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break

Join us in our Exhibit Hall to meet with the vendors and enjoy a morning snack and coffee break.

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Vendors
October 23, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Exhibitor Time
                      Meet Your Library Leaders
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Meet Your Library Leaders

Don’t forget to stop by booth 126 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer and meet some of your library leaders! We are honored to have with us: Sanda Erdelez, new Director, Simmons School of Library & Information Science (SLIS), Loida Garcia-Febo, ALA’s President Elect, and Valerie Karno, Associate Professor & Director of the Rhode Island Graduate School of Library & Information Studies.

By:
Loida Garcia-Febo, Sanda Erdelez, Valerie Karno
October 23, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Grand Ballroom Foyer Track: General
Resume Review
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Resume Review

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N/A
October 23, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Convention Headquarters Track: Career
10:15 am                            
10:30 am                            
10:45 am                            
11:00 am   Going Clubbing: Engaging Book Groups Using Book Club Kits
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Going Clubbing: Engaging Book Groups Using Book Club Kits

Book club kits, custom-created bags of books and accompanying materials designed for book clubs, provide convenience for local book groups and in-roads for connecting with engaged patrons. Three libraries, at different stages of circulating kits, with different levels of funding, share their experiences. The Darien Library has 200 titles and thriving community connections since starting in 2004. Belmont began in 2012, and Norwood, just this year. Panelists will share advice for funding, cataloging and processing, policies, marketing, and promotion. Attendees will learn and ask questions about benefits, challenges, and finer points of launching book club kit programs.

By:
Lydia Sampson, Marianne Paterniti, Peter Struzziero, Pat Sheary
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Barrington Track: Adult Services
    Free Speech & Libraries
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Free Speech & Libraries

This presentation will explore current public perceptions of the First Amendment and the controversy about free speech and public meeting rooms.

By:
Edward Fitzpatrick
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Greenwich Track: IFC
Programming Play
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Programming Play

Informative, creative, fun brainstorming session that focuses on "play's" role as teacher.

By:
Ellen Sullivan, Kristen Arnold
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Kingston Track: NERTCL
Jennifer Koerber Consulting: Staff and Public Training
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Jennifer Koerber Consulting: Staff and Public Training

In this demo, I’ll introduce two of my most popular training sessions. First, I’ll distill my library staff workshop on creating a personal development plan (PDP) into 20 minutes, followed by the short version of my Mobile Photography class for the public. If you attend, you’ll come away with a conference-focused PDP and tips on how to take the best pics of your conference friends! In the final 20 minutes, I’ll answer questions and talk about my other work.

By:
Jennifer Koerber
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Newport Track: Vendor Demo
Train the Trainers Session #5 - Advocacy 101: Creating an Effective Library Story
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Train the Trainers Session #5 - Advocacy 101: Creating an Effective Library Story

Libraries today are less about what they have for people, and more about what they do for and with people. Learn the elements of a successful library story and create one based on your community to take back and use! This is part of the Train the Trainer Advocacy Program, and will be run by the new trainers in each state to help them with their presentation.

By:
Tien Tran, Karen Mueller, Alena Principato
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Plaza Foyer Track: Advocacy
It's on Us: Using the Power of Film to Tell our Stories for Library Advocacy
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It's on Us: Using the Power of Film to Tell our Stories for Library Advocacy

Creating a film about your library can be a powerful way to inform and advocate for the value of your services. In this session, participants will learn how to fund a film using Kickstarter, organically develop a message through exploration and collaboration, and ultimately produce a film for library advocacy that inspires a call to action. A film screening of the It's on Us: The Stories of School Librarians produced by the School Librarians of Rhode Island will be shown. The ideas presented can be used for any library context.

By:
Mary Moen, Alex Deciccio, Kyle Sidlik
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Advocacy
Nurturing Authors: Creative Ways to Connect Your Patrons & Authors
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Nurturing Authors: Creative Ways to Connect Your Patrons & Authors

Is your local author book fair drawing fewer patrons each year? Is your staff frustrated by low attendance at author events? While authors want to connect with readers and readers want to connect with authors, it's often a rocky relationship. Members of the Mystic Writers have some fresh ideas for libraries about nurturing authors – and your patrons, too!

By:
Ruth Crocker, Susan Kietzman, Carol McCarthy
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Adult Services
Advocacy as the Root of your Expansion Project: How to Build Consensus, Momentum, & Raise Funds for the Library Renovations your Community Deserves!
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Advocacy as the Root of your Expansion Project: How to Build Consensus, Momentum, & Raise Funds for the Library Renovations your Community Deserves!

Every town and library has the need and the capacity to undertake a library renovation or expansion project, they just don't know it yet! Learn how to start at the root of the issue, the real need for more space and modernized space. In this 60 minute session, you will learn the steps needed to begin your campaign for a building project. Using case studies, you will understand how to use your data to provide your needs, how to communicate with your local stakeholders, and generate true advocacy through creative and thoughtful strategies.

By:
Henry Griggs, Ken Best
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Management and Admin
Diversify Your Readers' Advisory
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Diversify Your Readers' Advisory

Make your collections, displays, and readers’ advisory suggestions inclusive! Discover recent titles from diverse authors in many genres, get recommendations for updating your library’s collection, and join a discussion with colleagues across the region.

By:
Anna Mickelsen, Alene Moroni
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Queering The Library: How to Better Serve LGBTQIA+ Patrons At Your Library
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Queering The Library: How to Better Serve LGBTQIA+ Patrons At Your Library

Every community, no matter how large or small, how urban or rural, has queer people in it. Because of this it's important for libraries to ensure they are providing equitable service to this traditionally underserved population. This panel will aim to teach attendees why this topic is important for libraries to consider and how to better provide services to our queer patrons with concrete examples based on the panelists’ experiences. We’ll cover topics including programming, collection development, customer service, and other accommodations that can help create a more welcoming environment for queer patrons of all ages.

By:
Harper Chance, Marissa Bucci, Rob Lorino
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Fail Faster: Success is a Journey
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Fail Faster: Success is a Journey

Your new mantra: "fail faster". With every action, with every waking breath: "fail faster". No more "premortems", no more finding every reason to NOT do something. Find out how to wow your trustees, municipal administration, and community through brave action and amazing innovation.

By:
John Walsh
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Bristol B Track: General
Rhode Island Family History Resources
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Rhode Island Family History Resources

An introduction to the Rhode Island State Archives, this program will explore the genealogical and historical collections available, and how to best maximize our resources for use by librarians and their patrons while conducting family history or in- depth Rhode Island historical research.

By:
Ashley Selima, Rich Hite, Tracey Croce
October 23, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
   
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12:15 pm     Tuesday Lunch
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Tuesday Lunch

Gregory Maguire is a writer of several dozen crossover books for adults and children. His best-known work is Wicked.

He also helped found and for 25 years codirected Children’s Literature New England, Inc., a nonprofit that raises awareness of the significance of literature in the lives of children.

Biographical information can be found at Gregory Maguire, Wikipedia.com.

By:
Gregory Maguire
October 23, 2018, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Garden Pavilion Track: Meal
                           
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1:30 pm       Grand Finale of Exhibit Hall & Afternoon Social
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Grand Finale of Exhibit Hall & Afternoon Social

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom) for your last change to meet with the vendors and enjoy some dessert. Winners of the RILA raffle baskets will be called and our new Innovations' Showcase will be on display in the Grand Ballroom Foyer!

By:
Vendors
October 23, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Exhibitor Time
                      Innovations Showcase
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Innovations Showcase

Come see NELA's 2018 Innovations' Showcase! These visual displays will showcase the exciting things libraries are doing around New England!

By:
Arne Christiansen, Bridgett Kathryn Pride, Cara Marsh, David Sok, Jennifer Moore, Kate Cutko, Kirsten Cappy, Laura Horwood-Benton, Michael Sullivan, Susan Ray
October 23, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Grand Ballroom Foyer Track: General
 
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2:30 pm Train the Trainers Session #6 - Advocacy 101: Telling a Library Story – the Money Shtick Example
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Train the Trainers Session #6 - Advocacy 101: Telling a Library Story – the Money Shtick Example

How can you convey the value of your library to your community leaders? Use a story that incorporates facts from national studies, local information, and a dollar bill from an audience member! Learn about ALA’s “money shtick” script and how to tailor it to use in your community. This is part of the Train the Trainer Advocacy Program, and will be run by the new trainers in each state to help them with their presentation.

By:
TBD
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Atrium Track: Advocacy
Our Town: Private/Public Libraries Collaborate
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Our Town: Private/Public Libraries Collaborate

Starting in 2016, the Providence Public Library and the Rhode Island Historical Society Research Center have developed a creative collaboration for genealogists and historians of all levels. Drawing on the printed and archival resources at each institution as well as the range of staff expertise, the project has evolved from on-site workshops to a statewide traveling program.

Workshop series have included scaffolded educational programs over the course of a year allowing researchers to build from basic to intermediate and specialized skills. Variations from year to year work to accommodate larger organizational themes that tie to exhibitions and other programming

By:
Kate Wells, Michelle Chiles, Phoebe Bean
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Barrington Track: Programming
    Seeing Spots?: Using Spot Renovations to Improve Library Spaces
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Seeing Spots?: Using Spot Renovations to Improve Library Spaces

Rarely are library directors given the benefit of building a library from scratch to meet user needs. Rather, we are often working with existing spaces and infrastructure with all manner of possible drawbacks. Spot renovations, or small and focused projects can maximize your return on facilities expenditures. This presentation will cover examples from multiple institutions, including lessons learned, and recommendations for how to best meet user needs in small space planning projects.

By:
Carissa DeLizio, Lauren Slingluff
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Greenwich Track: Academic
Disaster Recovery
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Disaster Recovery

The Lowell Public Library experienced a massive water leak on 1/7/18 that damaged the building, furniture, materials, and equipment on three floors of the library. All participants will have a chance to discuss their own experiences with disaster recovery and ask the facilitator questions about her particular experience.

By:
Victoria Woodley
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Kingston Track: Management and Admin
Strong Advocacy. Stronger Fund Raising.
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Strong Advocacy. Stronger Fund Raising.

This workshop will explore ways to turn your community supporters into donors, how to determine your best avenue of fund raising (Friends and/or Foundation) and build a development program for your first three years.

By:
Libby Post
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Newport Track: Management and Admin
  PawSox Summer Reading Program
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PawSox Summer Reading Program

Come learn about the PawSox Summer Reading Program!

By:
TBD
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Narragansett [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
OUR RHODE: Reconstituting an ‘Absent’ Narrative of a Community History & Developing Inter-Institutional Collaborations
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OUR RHODE: Reconstituting an ‘Absent’ Narrative of a Community History & Developing Inter-Institutional Collaborations

In a multi-institution collaboration, the Providence Public Library and Emerson College Library have partnered with the founder of SPIA Media, a professor, content creator and community activist, to tell the erased history of Providence’s Cape Verdean community using digital technology. OUR RHODE digitally reconstructs/brings to life the once vibrant Cape Verdean Fox Point neighborhood using digital tools (e.g. Omeka, Kanopy, Canvas). OUR RHODE’s panel discussion will present both the digital content born of our successful collaboration and provide participants with insight/practical tips on building their own cross- institutional cultural memory partnerships.

By:
Amy Bocko, Beatrice Pulliam, Claire Andrade-Watkins
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Ocean [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Ignite!
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Ignite!

Back by popular demand, Ignite Sessions serve up successful and inspiring stories of what we all do every day. Each presenter has 5 minutes to wow you!

By:
David Meincke, Elise Petrarca, Kelly Faulkner, Kerry Caparco, Madeleine Charney, Sarah Naomi Campbell, Sue Dahling Sullivan, Brita Zitlin
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Patriots [Plaza Ballroom] Track: General
Reaching Veterans at Your Library: “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences
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Reaching Veterans at Your Library: “We Were There: Writing Your Military Experiences

Come learn how to start a successful and sustainable writing program for veterans of multiple wars at your library.

By:
Christy Billings, Jerry Augustine
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Rhode Island [Plaza Ballroom] Track: Diversity and Inclusion and Community
Mental Health for Youth
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Mental Health for Youth

As a community organization, libraries in New England can and are playing a role in helping improve the lives of those that grapple and succeed with mental health issues. From adding materials to their collections, to hosting community reads, libraries are working with their communities to bring awareness to mental health issues related to youth and adults.

By:
Azra Karabegovic, Danielle Margarida
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Rotunda Track: NERTCL
Strength-Based Leadership
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Strength-Based Leadership

Explore how strength-based leadership principles can increase productivity, engage and empower staff, build diverse teams and develop trust and a culture of openness at your institution.

By:
Deb Hoadley
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Bristol B Track: Management and Admin
What Can the RI State Library Do For You?
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What Can the RI State Library Do For You?

The Rhode Island State Library is here to support you in answering your patrons’ governmental reference questions. The State Library holds a wealth of information with materials that date back to 1750. Learn about the State Library’s rich collection which includes Rhode Island Public Laws from 1750 through the present, state agency reports, and part of the federal collection.. View the library’s new OPAC, which offers digital access to much of the newer additions to our collections. Gain insights as to how the librarians on staff can help you answer patron questions regarding the state budget, bills, laws, state agencies, Rhode Island history, and more.

By:
Megan Hamlin-Black, Greg Facincani
October 23, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Wickford Track: General
   
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 General NERTCL Diversity and Inclusion and Community Career
 Adult Services School Academic Management and Admin
 Programming IFC NETSL Technology
 Advocacy Exhibitor Time Meal Table Talk
 Vendor Demo