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Wednesday, October 10
 

7:00pm

RART Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

The RART group will be gathering at the House of Pizza. Space is limited, please add this event to your personalized schedule if you plan to join.  

Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
House of Pizza 19th 5th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301

7:00pm

TSS Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

The TSS group will be gathering at 7 West Taphouse. Space is limited, please add this event to your personalized schedule if you plan to join. http://www.7westtaphouse.com/st-cloud

Wednesday October 10, 2018 7:00pm - 8:30pm
7 West Taphouse 28 5th Ave S. St Cloud, MN
 
Thursday, October 11
 

7:00am

Registration & Breakfast Opens
Thursday October 11, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Lobby East

8:00am

Friends Beyond Fundraising: Creating Community Engagement by Building Relationships
The Brainerd Public Library and its active and passionate Friends of the Library group have created successful, award-winning events that have increased the reach and influence of the library and brought in needed funds. Books, Burgers & Brews, now in its third season, is a book club held in a local restaurant, with themed beer and food specials. Attendance has consistently topped 50 and has brought "lapsed" readers back to books and the library. Other events have included a collaboration with the local arts nonprofit and an annual sold-out fundraiser, Wine & Words. Hall and DeChantal will share the lessons they have learned and detail how you can build relationships to create signature events in your own community. Discover how to dream big to attract community members who may not be regular patrons, as well as how to excite your Friends members to be more involved in your mission.

Speakers
avatar for Sheila McKinney DeChantal

Sheila McKinney DeChantal

Marketing Director, 3 Cheers Hospitality
I am President of the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library. Our collaboration with our Library Staff and Community has lead to some amazing partnerships and Library successes.
avatar for Laurel M. Hall

Laurel M. Hall

Public Services and Acquisitions, Brainerd Public Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Edelbrock/Clarke

8:00am

MLA New Members and First Time Attendees Welcome
A welcome to new MLA members and first time conference attendees from the Membership Committee! This session will cover the benefits of MLA membership and offer tips for making the most of your conference experience.

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Nins

Tasha Nins

Librarian & Createch Lead, Saint Paul Public Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mitchell

8:00am

The Basics of Community Engagement: Nailing the Fundamentals so Magic Can Happen!
Library people are skilled at finding, compiling, and sharing information - and these are skills we can share in our wider community! In this session, we will discuss the fundamentals of working with community groups and handling meetings effectively. we will discuss strategies for finding community groups, for connecting with them as a library professional and a community member yourself, and then for encouraging progress. Community groups can accomplish great things; but without fundamentals, that potential is squandered!


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Swisshelm

8:00am

Little Coders: Infectious (The Good Kind) Activities for Preschoolers
Learn how to introduce coding concepts to preschoolers. The session will include hands-on activities with tools used and developed as part of ALA's Ready to Code Co-hort. Learn why coding is important, why libraries are perfectly positioned to teach coding skills, and how to deepen the experience for families.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lienemann

Stacy Lienemann

Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Weidner

8:00am

Manga VS Graphic Novels: a Beginner's guide
Have you ever have a teen ask for something called a manga or graphic novel? Have you ever been confused by the plethora of options? Well then this panel is for you! Come join your speakers as they explain the differences between mangas and graphic novels and the genres to both.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Whitney

Katherine Whitney

Tech Services Aide, Great River Regional Library (St. Cloud)


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Whitney

8:00am

Branding for Beginners (Like Me!)
Is your library's brand delivering the message you hope to convey? Or are you struggling to keep your messaging and visual identity consistent and clear? Developing a library brand ranges from being simple and easy to being incredibly complex. In this session, learn where Rochester Public Library's project landed on that spectrum as they worked through a rebrand in 2018. Karen also touches on her experience rebranding a smaller library in rural Colorado and the challenges she faced in that project. "Branding for Beginners" provides insights into the rebrand process and highlights the science behind using clear, consistent messaging and a developed visual identity system to reiterate marketing messages. This session also includes information about best practices for utilizing your brand's visual assets (logo, typeface, and colors) and helpful tips for providing consistency across your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Lemke

Karen Lemke

Head of Marketing and Community Engagment, Rochester Public Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Fandel/Marsh

8:00am

Dream (Projects) Come True with LSTA Grants
In the 2017-2018 round of LSTA grants, Minnesota funded 15 projects at up to $98,000 for a total of over $560,000 in grant funding. If you have a library-related idea but lack the funds to bring it to life, this session is for you! Come and learn about projects that have received funding and how you can apply to have your own project funded for the upcoming grant round. This workshop will provide attendees with a behind the scenes look at LSTA grants, from the viewpoint of funded and successful grantees from Carver County Library. The grant administrator will provide tips on the application process.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Edstrom

Jodi Edstrom

Youth Services Librarian, Carver County Library
avatar for Leah Larson

Leah Larson

LSTA Grant Coordinator, State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education
After being a school media specialist for 10 years, I recently transitioned to a position at the department of education. I am passionate about young adult literature, professional development around racial equity and intersecting literacies. In my free time, I enjoy travel, spending... Read More →
KS

Kristin Schneider

Youth Services Librarian



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
First American/Thielman

8:00am

Find the Gap: Needs Assessment Essentials for Training Programs
How often have you attended training and found only a small portion of the material helpful to your work? How often have you offered a training uncertain whether it would meet your audience's needs? Staff learning and development plays a crucial role in the supporting staff in the changing Library field, but too often, we create learning opportunities based on our assumptions rather than underlying need. By conducting a needs assessment, trainers and programmers can better design learning objectives to meet their audience's gaps in knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Speakers
avatar for Wyatt Fertig

Wyatt Fertig

Library Services Training Coordinator, Hennepin County Library
Wyatt Fertig is the Library Services Training Coordinator at the Hennepin County Library District. Previously, he has worn many hats as a project manager, trainer, manager, and cinematographer. Wyatt has a passion for creating inclusive and equitable experiences in libraries through... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Bell/Alexander

8:00am

Success, Failure, and In-Between: a Minitex Cataloging Update
The cataloging and metadata management world has undergone many trials and pilots lately as libraries continue to transition to new ways of interacting with the larger information universe. Libraries are starting to publish and consume linked data, through vendors and on their own. Join Minitex staff for an update as we address successes and failures of linked data in practice, BIBFRAME development work, and other emerging cataloging topics.

Speakers
avatar for Lizzy Baus

Lizzy Baus

Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian, Minitex
Lizzy Baus is the Cataloging & Metadata Education Librarian for Minitex, where she learns and teaches about emerging trends and ideas in cataloging, including Linked Data and post-MARC environments.
avatar for Sara Ring

Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex/University of Minnesota
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex. She also serves on the MLA LegWork Committee (Legislative Activities Committee) and leads the virtual legislative week activities each year.



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Schilpin

8:00am

The Web is lovely, dark, and deep...
Only 4% of Web content (~8 billion pages) is available via search engines such as Google. Approximately 96% of the digital universe (7.9 zettabytes) resides on Deep Web sites, protected by passwords. This four-member panel will: -describe the deep Web/dark Web -provide ways to search and surf the Web safely and anonymously.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Davis

Scott Davis

Technology Associate, Carver County Public Library
avatar for Suzanne Hunt

Suzanne Hunt

Librarian, Carver County Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Metzroth/Helgenson

8:00am

Advocate's Action Plan: Building Suppport
Theories on political ideology, social relationships, norming, and activism can be used to update our strategies when building support for issues we care about within our individual libraries and across the broader political landscape. Key ideas covered include Jonathon Haidt's moral foundations theory, the ladder of engagement as discussed by Patrick Sweeney, and aligning language with supporters' values. The session will be a 20 minute presentation, with 20 minutes of participatory guided activities, and a 10 minute conclusion and wrap-up.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Hokanson

Ann Hokanson

Executive Director, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
I'm interested in library infrastructure and state-wide systems, library funding, and emerging information technologies.



Thursday October 11, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Coborn

9:10am

Science Fiction is a Setting! (& Fantasy is too)
Start thinking about genre and reader's advisory in a new way with Science Fiction is a Setting! (& Fantasy is Too). We'll be getting past the magical elephant in the room to look at the elements that make a sci-fi/fantasy story appealing to a wide variety of readers.

Speakers
avatar for Emily Kittelson

Emily Kittelson

Librarian I - Cataloger, Rochester Public Library
I am a Cataloging Librarian who almost exclusively reads Science Fiction and Fantasy books.



Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Coborn

9:10am

Everybody Supercharge: Supercharged Storytimes for All Training
The goal of OCLC WebJunction's nationwide initiative, Supercharged Storytimes for All, is to provide free and widely available training for library storytime practitioners on how to intentionally apply research-based practices to early literacy in young children attending library storytimes. Minnesota is one of just a handful of states participating in this national project. Learn more about the project from some of the talented trainers who will offer blended learning courses this fall and winter"”and find out more about how you can get involved.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Carlis

Julia Carlis

Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library
Talk to me about knitting, theatre, pie crust or Sid Meier's Civilization VI.
avatar for Mollie Stanford

Mollie Stanford

Regional Librarian, Arrowhead Library System (MN)
Mollie Stanford is the Regional Librarian — Youth Services & Training at Arrowhead Library System, headquartered in Mountain Iron, MN. Passionate about breaking down barriers and providing access to services, Mollie works with public, school, academic and special library staff... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Fandel/Marsh

9:10am

Leaders and Legends in Minnesota Libraries
Minnesota library leaders throughout history have transformed the library landscape in our state. From the early days of the Twin City Library Club to the creation of regional public library systems, multitype library systems, Minitex, and other statewide initiatives and collaborations, our libraries and communities have benefited from forward-thinking, energetic and driven library staff. We can be proud of our robust library community that supports the needs of Minnesota residents. We hope to inspire and demonstrate that any library staff person can be a leader, as we will highlight the people in libraries who helped envision, shape, and make our library systems what they are today.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Nelson

Carol Nelson

Resource Sharing Manager, University of Minnesota/ Minitex
Carol Nelson has been working in Minitex Resource Sharing for over 30 years. Her current responsibilities include managing the University of Minnesota’s ILL Lending division (Documents to U), electronic delivery, and the Resource Sharing website.
avatar for Sara Ring

Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex/University of Minnesota
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex. She also serves on the MLA LegWork Committee (Legislative Activities Committee) and leads the virtual legislative week activities each year.


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Bell/Alexander

9:10am

Programmed to Read: Community Reads
One Town One Title. Page Turners. One Community Reads. These are all titles for programs that encourage an entire community to read and discuss one book. Have you organized a community read program? Do you want to find out what other libraries around the state are doing with their programs? Join Rachel Gray from Pine Island's Van Horn Public Library and Julie Clinefelter from Austin Public Library in a discussion of titles, programming and more. Rachel & Julie will talk about what has worked for their libraries and will also moderate a discussion of attendees on book titles, best practices and more.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Gray

Rachel Gray

SELCO
I am a librarian! :) I am the director at Van Horn Public Library in Pine Island, MN.In my spare time, I play in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). My persona is Anpliça Fiore, a noblelady from central Italy from around 1300. I love heraldry and other research!


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Metzroth/Helgenson

9:10am

What Does Advocacy Look Like?
In today's world libraries need advocates. The political environment is changing and if we the citizenry do not stand up and cheer lead for our libraries that we now have they may disappear. What does advocacy for libraries look like? Who are the players? What's the role of the library director? What's the role of Friends groups? How do you approach local government officials? How do you approach members of the State Legislature? How do we develop effective advocacy plans? What are some things NOT to do? Come hear this panel of people who can offer insights and advice on how to best support vibrant libraries.


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Swisshelm

9:10am

Starting and Expanding World Language Collections
Attend this session to learn about the importance of including world language materials in our collections and how you can start or expand your world language collections. You'll leave with tips and best practices, and you'll hear about innovative ways of collecting materials and connecting with the community, demand-driven acquisition, and self-publishing opportunities. Session presenters are members of MELSA's World Language group. The group has collaborated to create a list of world language vendors, which will be shared with session attendees.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Couillard-Smith

Chelsea Couillard-Smith

Senior Librarian, Collection Mgmt Services, Hennepin County Library
collection development, children's literature, teen literature, intellectual freedom, world languages, diversity & inclusion, materials selection, acquisitions
avatar for Andrea McKennan

Andrea McKennan

Project Manager, Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)
McKennan is a Project Manager at the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), where she oversees projects related to arts programming, jobs and small business initiatives, and world language acquisitions. She manages MELSA’s MN Writes MN Reads project. Prior to MELSA, Andrea... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Zillhart

Jessica Zillhart

Materials Selection Librarian, Saint Paul Public Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Whitney

9:10am

Attack of the Killer Computer!: Is Your Library Ready to Code?
Waseca Public Library was one of 28 libraries in 21 states (and the only one in the upper Midwest) to participate in the Ready to Code Co-Hort. Funded by American Library Association and sponsored by Google, Ready to Code aims to ensure libraries have the resources, capacity, and inspiration to embrace activities that promote computational thinking and computer science among our nation's youth. The session will focus on familiarizing participants with Ready to Code concepts and tools that help effectively teach coding and computational thinking skills. Participants will learn how to use the Ready to Code toolkit, a professional development tool consisting of a framework, personas, and resources, from lesson plans to promotional pieces. Finally, the session will include hands-on experience with 3 coding tools--Spheros, Ozobots, and Scratch.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Lienemann

Stacy Lienemann

Director, Waseca-Le Sueur Regional Library System



Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Mitchell

9:10am

The art of communicating: mastering the ancient artform known as a public presentation
Giving a presentation is an artform that has endured for thousands of years as a primary teaching tool. We all have attended a great presentation and left energized and inspired. We all have also attended a presentation that bored us to tears, was rambling, and left us wanting to reclaim the hour we just lost. The presentation is a highly creative expression that incorporates elements of performance arts, guerrilla theater, and actions that evoke response from our audience. We will examine the parts of a presentation, name the parts, and arrange the parts to maximize the learning experience. We will look at how to construct an outline, how to make a great slide deck, and how to deliver a presentation that entertains and informs the public. If you have ever felt like you wanted to say something publicly, but you weren't sure how, this is the presentation for you. We need people like YOU to speak.

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
First American/Thielman

9:10am

Why not library and information science? Exploring undergraduate student awareness and interest in LIS
According to the 2017 ALA Demographic Study, only 13% of member librarians self-identify as people of color. After 20 years and many initiatives to improve racial diversity to reflect the communities we serve, the number of credentialed librarians of color has seen minimal changes. Troubling as this is, one issue that has not been examined is minority student awareness of librarianship. Are undergraduate students of color aware of LIS degree and career opportunities? Are these students less aware than their peer group? This presentation will share some relevant issues and preliminary findings of a study that explores the awareness of undergraduate students of color regarding LIS degrees and career options. The hope is that these findings will illuminate ways to increase awareness of LIS degree programs and relevant career paths for undergraduate students of color. Session participants will reflect on these findings and discuss how we can lead the profession to engage future librarians from diverse backgrounds.

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am
Edelbrock/Clarke

10:00am

Break in the Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction Opens
Thursday October 11, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Terry Haws C

10:30am

Programming Outside the Lines
Attracting younger adults to visit the library requires pushing beyond the boundaries of typical library programming. From Nerf in the library to campfires in the park, we'll tell the story of how we built an exciting year round calendar of adult programming. By exploring new ideas and adding non-traditional programs to our schedule we've gone from 40 programs in 2011 to over 110 programs in 2017. Why should adults have all the fun? Many of our programs can be tailored to audiences of all ages. We'll share what worked, what didn't, and give you the tools to steal our ideas and color outside the lines.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Muchmore

Amy Muchmore

Adult Services Librarian, Carnegie-Stout Public Library
Amy Muchmore earned her MLIS degree at the University of Denver and is an Adult Services Librarian at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa. Her daily tasks include Reference and Readers' Advisory Service, adult programming, collection development, and just a dash of marketing... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith

Adult Services Librarian, Carnegie - Stout Public Library
Sarah Smith is an adult services librarian at Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa where her duties include Reference, Readers Advisory, and collection development for the adult comics and manga collections. She and her colleagues have created library programs for Doctor... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Weidner

10:30am

Understanding Our Past, Reframing Our Present: the History of Racism in Minnesota Libraries
Segregation was prevalent in Southern libraries, with separate and unequal facilities for white and black patrons, which continued until the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. Less institutionalized but equally insidious prejudice existed in libraries in northern states, including Minnesota. The presenters will discuss their research into the racism that has been present throughout the history of libraries in the United States and Minnesota, challenging the concept of libraries as entirely neutral and benign organizations. Attendees will better understand the ways that past actions have forged our present and will be better placed to consider the implications of that history as we examine ways to move forward to collaboratively shape libraries into institutions that work towards justice and liberation.

Speakers
avatar for Violet Fox

Violet Fox

Violet Fox is one of the editors of the Dewey Decimal Classification. Prior to joining OCLC in 2018, she was a cataloging and metadata librarian at St. John’s University in Minnesota and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include the intricacies of... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Prescott

Melissa Prescott

Reference & Instruction Librarian, St. Cloud State University



Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Bell/Alexander

10:30am

A Bigger Boat: Data Visualization Lessons from the Movies
When Chief Brody first sees the shark in Jaws he backs away from the stern of the Orca and quietly, but certainly, tells Quint, "You're gonna need a bigger boat." That one line, combined with a terrific delivery by Roy Scheider, packs a great deal of contextual information into six words. Packing meaning into finite space is a key concept in Data Visualization. In this session, Mark and Trish will discuss the fundamentals of human visual perception, including the important distinction between pre-attentive and attentive processing. We will use fun examples from films like The Wizard of Oz, The Incredibles, and Star Wars to show important aspects of visual analysis around color, form, position, and motion. By the end of this session attendees will have a solid understanding of the importance of data visualization and the best strategies to effectively convey meaning with graphs and charts.

Speakers
avatar for Trish Vaillancourt

Trish Vaillancourt

St. Catherine University
I will graduate in December 2018 with my MLIS from St. Kate's. Before going back to school, I worked in the Guthrie Theater marketing department for 18 years. I am very much a jack-of-all-trades and enjoy anything that lets me use my organization skills.
avatar for Mark Vaillancourt

Mark Vaillancourt

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft
I am a Senior Program Manager on the Power BI Customer Advisory Team at Microsoft. I have a passion for helping people and organizations make better use of their data through integration and visualization.



Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Schilpin

10:30am

Grab That Dough: Getting a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant
This presentation will provide an overview of historical and cultural grants available from the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) and describe the speaker's experience of successfully applying for a grant, conducting a grant project, and completing the final project report. MNHS administers a number of grants that are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. Non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations, state and local government units, federally-recognized tribes, and educational institutions may apply for funding to carry out a well-defined project intended to preserve and improve access to Minnesota cultural and historical resources. Grant options include oral history projects, interpretive programs and public education (including developing exhibitions and new websites), publications (including adding content to existing websites), collections care and management, digital conversion and reproduction, developing a disaster plan, and many more. Be like the Golden Girls, and Grab That Dough!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Howell

Monica Howell

Northwestern Health Sciences University



Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Whitney

10:30am

Librarianship In and Out of Prison: The Law Library Service to Prisoner's Program
This presentation explains the Law Library Service to Prisoners (LLSP) program, talks about some of the positives and negatives of working with inmates, and offers resources librarians can use to engage in their own community when working with the family and friends of the incarcerated. While LLSP does not directly work with families, many of the resources we use are available for public librarians. This presentation offers resources that start at the beginning of a criminal case. There are resources for both families and inmates during incarceration and most importantly as they reintegrate into the community.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Trombley

Susan Trombley

Outreach Librarian, Minnesota State Law Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Edelbrock

10:30am

Teenagers are humans and you can too!: An introduction to building relationships with the teens in your library
Do you want to foster a greater relationship with the teens in your library, but don't know where to start? Have you tried and feel like you've failed? Our presentation team is here to break down the intimidation factor in working with teens in your library. Using current research, best case practices and our combined years of experience; the presenters will offer session participants a fresh look at working with teens in the library and how to make sure teens feel welcome and supported in our libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Tasha Nins

Tasha Nins

Librarian & Createch Lead, Saint Paul Public Library


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Coborn

10:30am

Working Towards Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Is your library accessible to people of all abilities? Join Dakota County Library staff and learn how they are working towards inclusion of people with disabilities of all ages in the areas of customer service, programs, outreach and space design. Explore strategies for community assessment and evaluation, and learn how librarians implemented programs in partnership with community stakeholders to inform more effective and inclusive library services for all.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Grassi

Renee Grassi

Youth Services Manager, Dakota County Library
Renee Grassi from Dakota County Library is the 2019 Chair of MLA's Children and Young People's Section.



Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Swisshelm

10:30am

MALF: Evy Nordley Award for Best Projects by Friends Groups & Stand Up for Stand Out Friends
Meet the 3 finalists for the Evy Nordley Award for Best Project by a Friends Group. Learn about their exciting projects and get ideas to take back to your group. The top winner receives a plaque and a $1,000.00 cash award. The two runners-up will also receive monetary awards.

2018 Stand Up for Stand Out Friends Awards will be announced and recognized.

Speakers


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Mitchell

10:30am

Our Stories, Our Community: Preserving Local Stories through Oral Histories
Using a legacy grant, Rochester Public Library partnered with its local History Center to capture historical narratives from a variety of selected local citizens to preserve their stories for future generations. We will share resources for training, selecting participants, how we went about recording and making these histories available to the public.


Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Metzroth/Helgenson

11:35am

We, surveilled and afraid, in a world we never made
Librarians did not create Facebook, or Google, or data brokers, or web-based adtech, or the Internet of Privacy-Destroying Things. We and our patrons still have to live in the genuinely unsettling world where these companies and their surveillance technologies exist. What does that mean for our ethical commitment to patron privacy? How does it change how we protect our patrons? How do we resist pressures from inside as well as outside our profession to compromise patron privacy?

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:35am - 1:00pm
Glenn Carlson

1:00pm

ARLD Division meeting
Current Academic and Research Library Division (ARLD) members (along with anyone interested in learning more about our organization) are invited to the ARLD Division Meeting.

There will be a short business meeting followed by a dazzling (and informative) poster session. ARLD bingo (with prizes) will be making a return.

Poster sessions:
Mixed Methods Research Investigating Faculty Experiences with Grey Literature
Amy Riegelman, Shannon Farrell, Julie Kelly, Wanda Marsolek, and Kristen Cooper, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
As academic librarians, we are acutely aware of the challenges in locating grey literature. In our recent mixed-methods research we surveyed and conducted interviews to investigate how tenured and tenure-track faculty at the University of Minnesota experience grey literature in terms of finding, citing, and creating. The poster will share the preliminary results of our research and will help attendees understand 1) the multiple different types of resources that are considered grey literature as well as 2) other aspects of grey literature including why it is desirable in evidence synthesis as researchers attempt to address publication bias.

The CatDoc HackDoc : a cataloging documentation hackathon
Kristi Bergland, Kalan Knudson Davis, and Stacie Traill, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Cataloging and metadata management staff of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Crookston, Duluth, and Morris campuses came together for an intensive two-day retreat with the goal of revising, formatting, and linking as much cataloging documentation as we could. The idea for CatDoc HackDoc originated with the Islandora community’s “HackDoc” model, which we adapted and refined for the University of Minnesota Libraries’ cataloging documentation. CatDoc HackDoc participants organized themselves into several functional teams: two Content Teams, to create and revise cataloging documentation; an Accessibility Team, to format documentation for consistency and accessibility; an Organization Team, to organize documentation within shared Google Drive space; and a Sites Team, to create a staff website providing access to all cataloging documentation. At the end of two days, participants had revised, reformatted, organized, and linked over 100 documents and consumed more than 3 dozen donuts. The event was a success -- so much so that we plan to hold it annually. Our poster will feature the lessons learned, the obstacles overcome, and the Agile project management methodologies employed to make our cataloging documentation more accessible.

Adventures with ADDIE: Creating an Online Professional Development Program
Anne Beschnett, St. Catherine University and Trent Brager, University of St. Thomas
As part of the professional development offerings of the Minnesota Library Association's Instruction Round Table (IRT), the IRT co-chairs decided to build an online professional development program (mostly) from the ground up. IRT co-chairs developed, launched, facilitated, and evaluated the Creating Online Information Literacy Learning Objects: I’ll Get to It This Summer (COilLO) program over Summer 2018. COilLO was developed to introduce, or reintroduce, participants to the ADDIE instructional design process. The two and a half week online program, delivered through the Free for Teachers version of Canvas, offered participants the opportunity to set aside some time in their schedules to work on applying the ADDIE model to their own online learning object creation process. This poster will describe COilLO’s own very meta process of using the ADDIE model to create a program about the ADDIE model from analysis to evaluation, including the trials and tribulations of creating your own program from scratch.

Inclusive redesign of graduate data management curriculum
Janis Shearer, St. Catherine University
My practicum with the Research Data Services Team at the University of Minnesota Libraries included a project to revise lesson plans for graduate level research data management training in preparation for a 2-day boot camp. The term “data management” does not resonate with all graduate researchers and it was important that the learning objectives, content and assessment activities reflected that. This poster will discuss how I worked with the RDS Team to develop an inclusive boot camp for all disciplines, and why understanding the needs of researchers was essential to launching a valuable event.

The Reality of VR In The Library
Amanda Lewis and MaiSee Vang, Metropolitan State University
Virtual Reality (VR) is a buzzing new technology that is starting to gain momentum in library services. How is VR being used in libraries today? What types of VR headsets are out there and what would work best for your library? What are the costs and benefits of VR? How do you make one headset work at a gaming event with many participants? Our poster showcases the Metropolitan State University Library’s journey with implementing VR gaming into our library programing, while also giving you insights on whether or not a VR system will be a good fit for your library and your patrons.

Building a Culture of Innovation and Excellence at the MSU Mankato Library
Mark McCullough, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University Mankato
The Minnesota State University Mankato library is working to strengthen partnerships with various campus units, particularly those within the Center for Excellence & Innovation. The goals are to expand awareness of services and programs offered by these offices; to utilize the services; to enhance the knowledge and skills of library faculty related to teaching and research; to create new partnerships; and to support a culture of innovation among library faculty. I will describe some of the steps the library has taken as well as our successes and challenges. I will prepare a 5-10 minute overview of our efforts that can be repeated during the allotted time as needed. I will be prepared to answer questions from other academic librarians.


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
First American/Thielman

1:00pm

MALF Annual Meeting & Idea Popcorn (Division Meeting)
Thursday October 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Schilpin

1:00pm

MLTA Division Meeting
Thursday October 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mitchell

1:00pm

PLD Division meeting
Thursday October 11, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Bell/Alexander

1:50pm

Break: Desserts in Exhibit Hall
Thursday October 11, 2018 1:50pm - 2:15pm
Terry Haws C

2:15pm

Starting, Supporting and Sustaining a Homeless Advisory Group
In September 2017, staff at Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central formed the Advisory Group on Homelessness. The group, comprised of Minneapolis Central Library patrons who are currently or have recently been homeless, meets twice monthly to inform the Library on how to better meet the unique needs of these patrons. The group has been involved in transforming services at the library, including building a collection of resources; creating channels for communication between patrons, administration and security; and even increasing access to the Library on Sunday mornings. In this session, attendees will learn about the history of the group, its successes, its challenges and steps that they can take to support their own community of patrons experiencing homelessness.


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Weidner

2:15pm

Thinking Critically about Library Management
Why are libraries managed the way they are? This session will introduce principles from "Critical Management Studies" in order to take a metaphorical step back and reexamine the "taken-for-granteds" in library management and workplaces. What historical and social trends influenced our current ways of operating? How does the language we use affect the way we work? For library managers, critical interrogation of workplace norms and practices can help move the needle on complex problems. Library workers are also included and welcomed more fully as partners in strategy and planning. After introducing participants to theories for thinking critically about our workplaces, I will share several activities through which all library staff can engage with these ideas, such as Critical Action Learning, Critical Reflective Practice, and Learning Communities. Participants will have time to practice one of these techniques in small groups, tackling representative library cases or real-life examples from their own libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Danya Leebaw

Danya Leebaw

Director, Social Sciences & Professional Programs, University of Minnesota Libraries


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Schilpin

2:15pm

Under the Radar: The Other Youth Book Awards Worth Watching
The Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz are long-standing youth book awards followed closely by youth literature enthusiasts. But what about the "other" awards that warrant attention: the Walter, AILA, Jane Addams, Morris, APALA, and others? Presenters will discuss lesser-known awards that recognize and promote diversity, social justice, and new voices in youth publishing. They will also share advice for those interested in serving on media award committees. Participants will be encouraged to share their favorite "under the radar" awards and best books lists for children and teens.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hammond

Heidi Hammond

Associate Professor, St. Catherine University MLIS Program
After serving as a school librarian for 23 years, Heidi Hammond now coordinates the school library media specialist portion of the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. She has served on several book award committees: the Randolph Caldecott Award for ALSC, the Margaret A. Edwards... Read More →
avatar for Gail Nordstrom

Gail Nordstrom

Public Library Consultant, Viking Library System
Gail Nordstrom is the Public Library Consultant for Viking Library System, based in Fergus Falls. She is passionate about great books for children and teens and has served on the Newbery, Caldecott, and Sibert Award Committees, administered by the Association for Library Service to... Read More →
avatar for Heather Palmer

Heather Palmer

Media Specialist, Edina Public Schools
I am a Media Specialist and the Chair of the Jane Addams Children's Book Award Committee. I am passionate about service-learning, peace education and technology.



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Fandel/Marsch

2:15pm

Connecting to Existing Academic Networks to Extend Library Services: A Data Management Case Study
Many academic libraries rely on a network of departmental liaisons to promote services to faculty, staff, and students. We are constantly rebuilding one-on-one relationships within departments as people move to other institutions, disengage, or retire. In this presentation, we will discuss how a recent project highlighted the value of targeting existing academic networks to sustainably integrate library services into research and learning. We worked with researchers in a research center on campus to come up with a workflow to prepare and share their data. The center was required by its funder to come up with a pilot project to improve data management in the field of chemistry, which does not have a strong data sharing culture. We collaborated with students, faculty, and publishers to find and implement a feasible plan. We will discuss the relationships that made this project sustainable and implications for other academic library outreach efforts.

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Edelbrock/Clarke

2:15pm

Meeting Patrons Where They Are: Legal Partnerships at the St. Paul Public Library
In March 2017, the State Law Library and St. Paul Public Library started a partnership to bring law library services to where our patrons are. Several times a month, law librarians hold legal reference "office hours" at five branches of the St. Paul Public Library. Since March 2017, law librarians have assisted over 500 patrons with their legal information needs. In this session, we will provide an overview of the history and implementation of this partnership. We will take a look at some of the challenges we have encountered. We will also look at the benefits of this program to each of our libraries and our patrons. Finally, we will conclude with ideas for additional partnerships that have developed as a result of our legal information program.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Larsen

Sarah Larsen

Outreach Librarian, Minnesota State Law Library



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Coborn

2:15pm

Crafts for the Un-Crafty: Everyone has fun with upcycling and a hot glue gun.
Why should kids have all the fun making crafts and being creative? Crafts for the Un-Crafty allows participants to make crafty things out of upcycled and leftover materials. Always fun, often with a hot glue-gun, and no artistic talent needed. Come discover how to prepare and host one of these events, plus try your hand at creating a craft for the un-crafty.



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Mitchell

2:15pm

Robot Petting Zoo
Come explore how your library can be on the leading frontier of robotics at this user-friendly robot petting zoo. We will have several robot varieties available for you to play with, including Ozobots, Makey Makey, Dash & Dot, Code & Go Robot Mouse, VEX IQ and EDR, and Sphero. These robots provide opportunities for programmers of all age and ability levels to learn more about computer science and robotics. From the preschooler friendly Code and Go Mouse that is coded using the mouse itself, to Ozobots, which are programmed using colored markers, to the more advanced VEX robotics used for robotic competitions, you'll be able to get a feel for which robots would be the best addition to your library makerspace and programming. We will highlight the available resources designed to work with these robots to engage in myriad programming and coding activities. From simple play and exploration, to guided challenges, to open-ended creative design, we will show you how robotics can fit into your library.

Handouts: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14CC7tmwPcDktdjKJH0a6qNpU6UACxaBd1IE4u40ihFg/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Carlson

Jonathan Carlson

Science Librarian, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University


Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Metzroth/Helgenson

2:15pm

40 in 50 Book Blast
Join the Reader's Advisory Round Table as we bring you reviews of 40 books in 50 minutes! Topics include diverse mysteries, steampunk fiction, memoirs, and "Can I Get a Do Over."

Speakers
avatar for Paul Lai

Paul Lai

Librarian, Ramsey County Library
Doggos.



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
First American/Thielman

2:15pm

MCF-Shakopee's Chautauqua: How a corrections librarian builds community using a 19th century model of engagement
Drawing from Minnesota's vibrant community of professors, lecturers, writers, and librarians, the MCF-Shakopee Library has hosted an annual Chautauqua in the Minnesota Department of Corrections since 2015. Why? Because Chautauqua's original principles remain relevant today, particularly in our prison community. Dating back to the 19th century, the Chautauqua movement spread across the country each summer, bringing the talents and ideas of speakers, performers, and musicians to communities that might otherwise remain isolated from changing ideas and provocative visitors. As President Theodore Roosevelt said, Chautauqua is "the most American thing in America." Hear about how the singular event came to be, how it's grown & progressed, the people involved, how it's transformed our community inside & out, and what's in store for the future.

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Swisshelm

2:15pm

Advocates' Action Plan in a Flash: Know the Details
State library funding affects all libraries, patrons, and staff in some way. Members of the LegWork Committee will present lightning rounds on the legislative process to help you advocate at the local, state, & national levels, regardless of your job title or position or your type of library. Understand your opportunities for action, the current issues, and how to obtain the latest news. Gain ideas applicable for advocacy at every level with specific, effective advocacy action steps you can take in even just a few minutes. Inspired to do more? Learn how your time and talent can contribute to the LegWork Committee's advocacy efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Hokanson

Ann Hokanson

Executive Director, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
I'm interested in library infrastructure and state-wide systems, library funding, and emerging information technologies.
avatar for Sara Ring

Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex/University of Minnesota
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex. She also serves on the MLA LegWork Committee (Legislative Activities Committee) and leads the virtual legislative week activities each year.
avatar for Ann Walker Smalley

Ann Walker Smalley

Director, Metronet
Library advocacy!



Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Whitney

2:15pm

Rescuing Audio, Video, and Digital Data on a Budget
Are your patrons asking you what to do about their perishable 20th-century audio, video, and digital memories? Are you wondering what to do about your library's stash of unique materials? VHS, camcorder tapes, cassettes, floppy disks -- find answers your library can afford and support.

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Bell/Alexander

3:05pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Thursday October 11, 2018 3:05pm - 3:35pm
Terry Haws C

3:35pm

Journey to the National Medal
Two Minnesota libraries will share how they changed internally over the last several years to take risks and develop solutions to community problems and in turn, became winners of the National Medal from the Institute for Museum and Library Service (IMLS). Using both an academic library lens and a public library lens, the directors of each organization will share their best practices, successes, and even stumbling blocks that helped shape their organizations. Learn how they captured the impact they made to develop award-winning applications for the National Medal designation.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Betcher

Audrey Betcher

Director, Rochester Public Library
avatar for Wendy Pradt Lougee

Wendy Pradt Lougee

University Librarian and Dean of Libraries and McKnight Presidential Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Wendy Pradt Lougee is University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, and McKnight Presidential Professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. The University Libraries has been recognized with the 2017 National Medal for Museums and Libraries (IMLS) and the 2009 Excellence in Academic... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Metzroth/Helgenson

3:35pm

12 DIY Adult Programs
Are you looking for free adult programming ideas at your library? Come see how Viking lucets, 3D printing, Waltzing Matilda, string, pillows, and origami created a year of innovative, heartfelt adult programs at the Dakota County Library's Wescott Branch. Leave with ideas on how to collaborate, connect, create, and play with adult programming at your library.

Speakers


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Fandel/Marsch

3:35pm

Community Responsive Information Literacy
In this interactive session, participants can expect to learn how to increase student engagement through several community responsive initiatives, including: zine collection development and programming, launch of "Critical Connections" communications, development of an Open Education Resource textbook, and contemplative pedagogy in the information literacy classroom. Brief overviews will be provided, and participants will learn strategies to create inclusive content, facilitate difficult conversations, and promote an atmosphere of belonging. Audience members will be invited to discuss and share examples from their libraries.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Sippel

Jenny Sippel

Librarian/Instructor, Minneapolis College Library
Jennifer (Jenny) Sippel is a Faculty (Lead Outreach) Librarian & Instructor at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. She regularly presents on the topic of Mindfulness, uses Contemplative Pedagogy in her classroom, and took a sabbatical during Spring 2016 to deepen her understanding... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
First American/Thielman

3:35pm

Getting Middle Schoolers "Future Ready"
You will be taken through the planning process of doing a Future Ready With Your Library Grant. Starting with putting a community committee together; to getting to know your community; to helping middle schoolers find their interests. We will show you ways to make the program fun to get great participation numbers. Outcomes and other resources will also be shared.

Speakers


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Coborn

3:35pm

Project Management as Bridge: Building Connections between Library Strategic Goals and Direction and Project Work
Project management skills build bridges between a library administration's strategic goals and direction for projects with the project team's efforts. With or without organizational level project management support, a staff member can use these skills to develop and move project proposals from idea to completion more successfully. Hands-on learning in this session will include: scoping a project through the development of a charter; clearly assigning team member roles to help create shared expectations; developing methods to track project status; breaking down work into reasonable tasks; organizing meetings to foster forward movement; and developing effective communication techniques to build connections between project staff and administration. We will also cover general standards that allow librarians to incorporate their own project management into their organization as a whole. At the end, attendees will have a start to managing projects of their own, and skills to create more opportunities to build their own bridges.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Clark

Kirsten Clark

Director, Access & Information Services, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
avatar for Kate McCready

Kate McCready

Director of Content Services, University of Minnesota Libraries
Kate McCready is the Director of the Content Services department which is comprised of Interlibrary Loan and the Open Scholarship and Publishing Services [OSPS] unit within the University Libraries. OSPS provides Copyright Permissions Services, and Publishing Services. Kate is responsible... Read More →



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Weidner

3:35pm

Because Every Voice Matters: Update on Minnesota Library Advocacy
Join the MLA Legislative Chair, the incoming MLA Legislative Chair, & the MLA Lobbyist for an analysis of all things legislative. After a review of the 2018 session, it will be time for a look into the crystal ball for 2019 to anticipate what will happen for libraries. With a recap of the MLA LegWork Committee activities you will understand more about MLA's library advocacy & be ready to get involved. We will wrap up with the reveal of our exciting plans for our 2019 Legislative Day/Virtual Legislative Week!

Speakers
avatar for Ann Hokanson

Ann Hokanson

Executive Director, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
I'm interested in library infrastructure and state-wide systems, library funding, and emerging information technologies.
avatar for Ann Walker Smalley

Ann Walker Smalley

Director, Metronet
Library advocacy!


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Bell/Alexander

3:35pm

Librarianship and Parenthood: A Balancing Act
The obstacles to libraries becoming "programmed to lead" may seem daunting, but some librarians have additional challenges and responsibilities that can make library work even more difficult: Families. With a focus on information, networking and support, this session will identify potential implications of combining librarianship and parenthood. The speakers will explore the concept of the "baby penalty," career mobility, gender dynamics, self-identity and the ideal of a more inclusive workplace. In addition to a panel presentation, the session will include time for small-group discussion; come prepared to share with, and listen to, your peers. This session will be a safe place for parents to speak openly, honestly and respectfully about their experiences and the everyday realities of balancing professional and personal responsibilities.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hoehn

Jamie Hoehn

Adult Services Librarian, Dakota County Library- Wentworth



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Swisshelm

3:35pm

Open Book: Creating a PressBook Anthology of Creative Works by Minnesota Library Workers
Two academic librarians from the Minnesota State system will describe their process of curating, organizing, and publishing an anthology of works created by Minnesota library workers using PressBooks and the Minnesota Library Publishing Platform. This session will show our colleagues how easy it is, and will inspire other librarians to dive into open publishing.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Wexelbaum

Rachel Wexelbaum

Collection Management Librarian / Assoc Prof, St Cloud State University
Rachel Wexelbaum is Collection Management Librarian at St Cloud State University. She is one of the founding members of the Wikimedia Minnesota User Group and organizer of Wiki Loves Pride edit-a-thons. She has been an active Wikipedian since 2014 and is the Twitter administrator... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Edelbrock/Clarke

3:35pm

Revising, Reversing, Rebuilding your LibGuides
The Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth has utilized LibGuides as a content management and teaching tool since 2009. This product proved to be a favorite tool of librarians and staffers alike. Over time, an extensive collection of subject, project, event, and miscellaneous guides proliferated. With the migration to LibGuides 2.0 and a recent move to Drupal, the Library Web Team saw an opportunity to implement gradual, necessary, and useful changes that would benefit students, faculty, and librarians. As a result of extensive UX testing, we converted to a new navigation system, added CSS, developed best practices, and offered training and support to library staff. We’ll explore the preparations, conversations, and processes that slimmed and standardized our guides.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Brisk

Adam Brisk

Online Learning & Outreach Librarian, UMD's Kathryn A. Martin Library


Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Schilpin

3:35pm

What to do with a cataloging backlog
In February 2016, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative (TdS) had a backlog of approximately 4,000 items for the nine-county system. TdS set a goal of eliminating the backlog within six months. After doing research, TdS decided to take care of the backlog in house by utilizing the Cataloging Department. By August 2016, the backlog was gone without outsourcing or adding additional hours to the cataloging department. The steps taken by the cataloging department to reduce and eliminate the backlog include: communication ; setting priorities, & trusting your catalogers. Since August 2016, the Cataloging Department staff has been reduced, but the libraries still receive their materials in a timely manner by following the same principles started in 2016.

Speakers
CK

Casie (KC) Reiner

Technical Services Librarian, Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative



Thursday October 11, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Whitney

4:40pm

5:45pm

Awards Happy Hour
Thursday October 11, 2018 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Kelly Inn Pool Atrium

7:00pm

ARLD Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

The ARLD group will be gathering at the Pickled Loon after the Awards Happy Hour on Thursday. Space is limited, please add this event to your personalized schedule if you plan to join.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Carlson

Jonathan Carlson

Science Librarian, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University


Thursday October 11, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pickled Loon 715 W Saint Germain St Saint Cloud, Minnesota

7:00pm

PLD Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

The PLD group will be gathering at 7 West after the Awards Happy Hour on Thursday. Space is limited, please add this event to your personalized schedule if you plan to join.
Group Contact: Jill Smith jsmith@ci.bayport.mn.us 

Thursday October 11, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
7 West 28 5th Ave S, St Cloud, MN 56301

7:30pm

CYP Happy Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

The CYP group will be gathering at White Horse. Space is limited, please add this event to your personalized schedule and RSVP to Julia at jcarlis@gmail.com if you plan to join. http://www.whitehorsemn.com/

Speakers
avatar for Julia Carlis

Julia Carlis

Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library
Talk to me about knitting, theatre, pie crust or Sid Meier's Civilization VI.


Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm
White Horse 809 W. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, MN 56301
 
Friday, October 12
 

7:00am

8:00am

I Did It!!: The Tip-Meister Dishes on Effective Processes to Get to the Finish
Do you constantly feel behind on tasks, projects, initiatives, planning and, let's face it, ALL.THE.THINGS? Join a reformed procrastinator who listened to her mentors, got smarter and learned a ton, thus putting her on the zen path of accomplishment. We'll explore the concepts of task and project management, wise decision-making, creating buy-in with stakeholders, people-wrangling and task-conquering. All the secrets will be revealed and, with your input, more will be discovered. Leave the session feeling powerful in leaping obstacles and walls with a new-found power in finishing your to-do's and avoiding to-don'ts!

Speakers
avatar for Marge Loch-Wouters

Marge Loch-Wouters

Youth Services Consultant; Educator, Loch-Works Consulting
Recently retired after a 40-year career as a full-time public library youth services librarian/manager, I currently work as a youth library consultant as well as an adjunct lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate iSchool and Continuing Education Department. I remain active... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Swisshelm

8:00am

Out-of-the-Box Book Clubs
Book clubs for children and teens can be tricky! The traditional all-read-the-same-book-and-discuss model doesn't always fly. During this session, you will hear from librarians from around the state who conduct nontraditional book clubs"”read aloud, theme-based, read together and more. They'll share what makes their programs successful as well as other hits and misses in the book club business. Plus, come with your own experiences and ideas to share during the "open mic" time!

Speakers
AH

Andrea Hermanson

Librarian, Washington County Library
avatar for Amy Oelkers

Amy Oelkers

Teen Librarian, Washington County Library
Amy Oelkers is the Teen Librarian at the Oakdale Library in Washington County. Her experience in planning programming for libraries, bookstores, and book festivals feeds her passion for working with kids and teens. She’s an audiophile currently serving on YALSA’s Amazing Audiobooks... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Metzroth/Helgenson

8:00am

Connect and Collaborate!: Getting to Know MN Regional Library Systems
Become a more informed library advocate: learn the fundamentals of Minnesota library systems and structures. Develop a deeper understanding of how Minnesota libraries are funded, organized, and governed. Decipher library jargon like "Minimum Level of Support" and "Maintenance of Effort." Discuss the similarities and differences between federated and consolidated regional public library systems. Learn how federal, state, and local library support translates into local library services. Understand how Minnesota law ensures access to library services for all.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Pundsack

Karen Pundsack

Executive Director, Great River Regional Library
St. Cloud State University and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee SOIS alumna. Cult of Done member. Mother of teens.
avatar for Mollie Stanford

Mollie Stanford

Regional Librarian, Arrowhead Library System (MN)
Mollie Stanford is the Regional Librarian — Youth Services & Training at Arrowhead Library System, headquartered in Mountain Iron, MN. Passionate about breaking down barriers and providing access to services, Mollie works with public, school, academic and special library staff... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Whitney

8:00am

Engaging Our Community
Libraries hold high ideals that cannot be achieved alone. To realize our goals, those who attend this session will be encouraged to first consider readily available resources that may have been previously overlooked. Take a look at some leadership principles from a slightly different view and discover how collaboration, personal contact and momentum can help you achieve more than you may have thought possible!

Speakers
avatar for Donna Larson

Donna Larson

Branch Librarian, East Central Regional Library
I love to brainstorm and share ideas and resources to help smaller, rural libraries be known as indispensable leaders in their communities.
avatar for Jody Wacker

Jody Wacker

Director, Meinders Community Library
As the director of a combined school/public library, I strive to help all my patrons reach their potential. In doing so, we have worked hard at making the library a community hub that welcomes every individual and invests in the future through programming and collaboration.



Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Edelbrock

8:00am

Harness the Power of Geek: Connect the Library and Nerd Communities by Hosting Your Own Library Comic Convention
In 2018, comic book conventions are big business and tabletop games are staging a comeback. How can libraries harness this enthusiasm? This session will take attendees through the steps to create their own library comic-con: creating a dedicated staff team, finding youth and adult volunteers, getting free games and giveaways, and attracting presenters, vendors, and artists. We will discuss how to use Basecamp and Google Docs and Forms to streamline project management.

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Coborn

8:00am

Hello City: Presenting Library Services to Local Governments
All library leaders are charged with presenting the library's mission, objectives and performance measures to their funding agencies - be it county, district or consortium. These larger administrative units often encompass numerous cities and townships. And while we present ourselves strongly to our larger parent organizations, we may be missing opportunities by not presenting to smaller, local city / township governments that fall within our service area. By providing regular updates to the staff and elected officials of these smaller communities, libraries are: "¢ Opening new communication channels for reaching potential customers "¢ Aligning service delivery for maximum congruency / relevancy to local stakeholders' priorities "¢ Demonstrating the value and utility of library services to an even larger audience This session will provide recommendations for establishing contact with local governments "“ as well as suggestions, tips and direction for creating effective presentations to share with these key local stakeholders.

Speakers
CL

Chad Lubbers

Assistant Director, Dakota County Library
Chad Lubbers is the Assistant Director at the Dakota County Library. Since 1990 he has worked at 7 public library systems in Ohio, Indiana and Minnesota and has supervised public, business and academic libraries.


Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Fandel/Marsch

8:00am

Whole Person Librarianship: Structured Empathy on the Front Lines
Library staff on the front lines of public service provide much more than materials and information. They're often called on to manage challenging behavior, are the first responders to patrons in crisis, and serve as impromptu counselors when patrons need to talk. The soft skills needed to navigate these interactions are often learned on the fly, but as the demand for them becomes greater, libraries have been partnering with social workers for help. Social workers and library staff members have distinct roles in the library and in the community, but there are things we can each learn from the other to better serve our patrons. Whole Person Librarianship applies concepts from social work, such as person-in-environment and cultural humility and reflective practice, to give library staff new tools for patron interactions. Participants will gain ideas for their daily work and will leave this session with new lenses for viewing their daily work.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Zettervall

Sara Zettervall

Whole Person Librarianship



Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Bell/Alexander

8:00am

MDL: A Smorgasbord of Services and Projects
Join the Minnesota Digital Library's Metadata Librarian and Outreach Coordinator for a sampling of the current projects, services, and digital resources offered by the Minnesota Digital Library. Minnesota Digital Library is a leading force in digital project development in the upper Midwest. MDL served as one of the original six services hubs to the Digital Public Library of America; and continues to provide innovative leadership related to both our projects and metadata efforts. MDL serves as an emerging leader in the development of the Rights Statements Standardization project and is consistently recognized for our metadata standards work. The MDL staff members will provide an overview of the Minnesota Reflections Primary Source Set project, recent efforts with geospatial metadata, Minnesota Reflections' new discovery layer, the MDL Rights Statements Standardization Project, and the new equipment loan program Scan for Keeps. The overview will be combined with an analysis of how our work will change and grow in the near future, using the findings of recent analysis work such as the 2018 Minnesota Reflections Gap Analysis and our conversations with contributors on future planning. There will be time for live demonstrations of some of our projects and resources, as well as information on how the library community can get involved in the work we do. We also plan time for questions.

Speakers
avatar for Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann

Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library
Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary... Read More →
avatar for Molly Huber

Molly Huber

Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library / Minitex
Molly Huber joined the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) in 2014, having previously worked at the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She holds a B.A from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A from the University of South Carolina. As MDL’s Outreach... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Schilpin

8:00am

Money Can't Buy Me Reference: Imagining New Possibilities for Reference and Adult Services
If money were no object, how would you transform reference and adult services at your library? What new programs and services have you been dreaming about but just can't get enough traction to make real? In this session, we will engage in a group discussion about the fantastic new programs and services we would implement if only we had endless budgets, endless time, and endless energy. By imagining these possibilities together, we will explore trends in adult services across library types, identify common themes, exchange best practices for overcoming shared obstacles, and leave with new ideas. This session is sponsored by RASS.

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Mitchell

8:00am

Show me the data: How a simple observational study of furniture use is guiding thinking in a large research library
In Fall 2017, a small space planning group at Walter Library broke through data paralysis and vague notions of potential uses for the data to initiate a sustainable data collection project for tracking how people use the library's spaces. Armed with a phone, Google Form, and a hand clicker we recorded occupancy by room and furniture-type, numbers of groups, and other observations. Not only has the data from the first two semesters guided discussions of the larger vision for the library and decisions regarding furniture layout; the path from anecdote to data-supported evidence has caused us to re-examine assumptions about space use. Furthermore, the creative ways patrons modify our spaces have encouraged a design thinking approach to furniture placement and overall vision for the library.

Speakers
avatar for Hayley Coble

Hayley Coble

Library Assistant, University of Minnesota


Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Weidner

8:00am

Stop Supervising in Circles: Five questions to get direction in challenging situations
Do you find yourself drained of time and energy, rehashing the same employee problems over and over? Do you have a staff person who just won't "do their job"? Perhaps you think you know the reasons your staff are "˜challenging' for you and your department, but are you actually making assumptions that hinder both your and your employee's ability to make progress? In this presentation we'll talk about the importance of critical thinking for supervisors. You'll learn five questions to ask - yourself, your staff, your organization - to clarify the causes of challenging staff situations, get direction, and stop spinning in circles.

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Canter

Brandi Canter

Lead Patron Services Supervisor, Great River Regional Library
I have been with Great River Regional Library for 17 years, first as a branch manager in a small, rural town, and now a regional supervisor with oversight of multiple libraries and staff. I received my MLIS from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. I am a former Peace Corps Volunteer... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
First American

8:50am

Break in Exhibit Hall
Friday October 12, 2018 8:50am - 9:15am
Terry Haws C

9:15am

The role of libraries in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self Healing Communities
This presentation, based on the "Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences: Building Self Healing Communities" Curriculum Framework, is intended to create awareness and understanding about Adverse Childhood Experience (ACEs) and demonstrate how communities, specifically libraries, can help people build resiliency to Adverse Childhood Experiences as well as help reduce the number of ACEs children experience going forward. Libraries play a key role in helping to build resiliency through connections to others, the community, and resources. Libraries can also serve an essential role in facilitating the dissemination accurate information helping to build informed communities and supportive networks. Reworking the narrative can help reframe questions to be productive and not offending. Learn about local resources and organic partnerships that libraries can partner with to help build communities that foster resiliency.

Speakers
avatar for Gail Hedstrom

Gail Hedstrom

Library Director, Thorson Memorial Library
Gail Hedstrom: Director of Thorson Memorial Public Library in Elbow Lake, MN since 1995. I am a member of the Grant County Family Services Collaborator, and trained Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) presenter. My background is in communication and I have a strong interest in... Read More →
avatar for Deb Hengel

Deb Hengel

Administrator, Grant County Child & Youth Council & ECI
I am the Administrator for the Grant County Child & Youth Council and ECI. I have worked for this Family Services Collaborative and Early Childhood Initiative for over 25 years. These are inter-agency, multi-disciplinary groups that meet on a regular basis to promote collaboration... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Bell/Alexander

9:15am

Use Your Words: Tips on Being an Articulate Advocate in Your Work and Community
Have you ever said, "She/he/they just don't get what I do!"? or wondered why peers or members of the public disregard you or are not understanding your plans, services or initiatives? Our ability to express ourselves about our work can have a positive effect in preventing common misunderstandings "“ and frustrations. The power to use words well helps you become a strong and articulate advocate. We'll explore some easy strategies to become more effective advocates not only within our work environment but also in our professional communities of practice and with our public in the communities we serve. By creating a stronger network of advocacy and understanding, we can more easily accomplish the important work we do in our libraries. Hands-on practice included!

Speakers
avatar for Marge Loch-Wouters

Marge Loch-Wouters

Youth Services Consultant; Educator, Loch-Works Consulting
Recently retired after a 40-year career as a full-time public library youth services librarian/manager, I currently work as a youth library consultant as well as an adjunct lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate iSchool and Continuing Education Department. I remain active... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Mitchell

9:15am

Champagne Library Technology on a Beer Budget: Tech Tools for Small Libraries
Libraries with small budgets and big dreams can have all their technology needs met if you know where to look. We will look at some well-known and not-so-well-known tools that help save time, help with outreach, and make your work easier. Best of all is that they are all free. Bring your own favorite tools and we can share them together with the group.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Fandel/Marsch

9:15am

Librarians and Instructional Technologist Moving Forward Together
Historically the CSB/SJU Media Department was a division of the libraries. However, in early 2018 the administration decided to move the department under IT Services as a result of a consultant's recommendation which came out of program review for the department. This change has helped the libraries and Instructional Technology (formally media services) form a more focused partnership. Miranda Novak is the Assistant Director for the newly-formed Instructional Technology group and Sarah Gewirtz is the Information Literacy Librarian working together to ensure that the library partnership and values continues as this department transitions to its new organizational structure. During our presentation we will discuss how the librarians and instructional technologists are working together; how we are incorporating information literacy into technology classes; how we redesigned the classes to incorporate more hands-on learning; discuss the beginnings of our assessment plan; and, explain how this new structure has impacted everyone involved.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Whitney

9:15am

Library Cards for Every Student: Customizing a Program for Your Community
More and more public libraries are working with school and local government officials to get public library cards into the hands of every K-12 student. Because each school, library, and community is different, a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work as well as one built around an understanding of local conditions. This session will focus on key components of successful programs including building constructive relationships among public libraries, schools, and local government officials; developing appropriate data sharing practices and agreements; determining which resources students can get with their cards; working out critical technical details; and rolling out the program. Learn best practices from people who have implemented successful programs throughout the state. Participants will leave the presentation ready to ask good questions and find answers that work best for their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Boese

Amy Boese

Teen Services Coordinator, Ramsey County Library
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Emily Kissane

Library Development Specialist, State Library Services – Minnesota Department of Education
Emily Kissane is Library Development Specialist with MDE. She works with state aid programs, the Library Construction Grant, digital literacy initiatives, and partnerships with state agencies and organizations.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Swisshelm

9:15am

Making the most of MLA: Mentorship, MILE, and Leadership in Action
Hey you! Are you ready to lead? Join us to learn about the Minnesota Library Association's Institute for Leadership Excellence (MILE). During this breakout session MILE 2017 alumni will share their experiences and demonstrate MILE leadership & teamwork exercises. A panel of MILE alumni and their mentors will provide a Q and A session. Attendees will learn about the MILE program and how to apply for the MILE 2019 conference. In addition to speakers and a panel MILE alumni will be in the audience to support the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Carlson

Jonathan Carlson

Science Librarian, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University
avatar for Kristen Cooper

Kristen Cooper

Plant Sciences Librarian, University of MN Libraries
avatar for Sarah Ethier

Sarah Ethier

Scott County Library
avatar for Emily Soltis

Emily Soltis

Technical Services Librarian, Austin Public Library


Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Coborn

9:15am

Family Science with NASA
The NASA Family Science program invites school-aged children and their families to come discover the wide variety of science and engineering in our everyday lives. Engaging whole families in activities forges important connections between adults, children, and learning that continue beyond your program. Anoka County piloted activities developed by the Astrophysics Education Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Learn about research, Anoka County's experience, how the program can be replicated, and engage in hands-on family science activities.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Hendren

Stacey Hendren

Area Library Manager, Anoka County Library
Stacey R. Hendren is the manager of the Northtown Library in Anoka County, MN and serves on the adult services and social media teams. Hendren has presented at conferences and trainings on library management, reference, and youth services. Hendren was Chair of the Public Libraries... Read More →
avatar for Becky Walpole

Becky Walpole

Branch Manager, Anoka County Library
Becky Walpole is the branch manager of the Crooked Lake Library in Anoka County, MN, serves on the Public Services and Social Media teams, and recently served on the Workforce Analysis and Hiring taskforces. Walpole is passionate about quality programming for patrons of all ages... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Weidner

9:15am

Geek Squad by Default: Dealing with patron technology questions as front-line staff
Phones and drones? Chromebooks and ebooks? VR goggles or things you've never seen? The price of consumer electronics has fallen for years, and your patrons are bringing a variety of BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) devices they need help on. This session focuses on being able to confidently encounter unknown tech, perform basic troubleshooting, and establish patron boundaries

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Metzroth/Helgenson

9:15am

Visual Merchandising in Marketing your Library: What is it? How can you use it at your library?
"Marketing" is one of the most common answers to: what do you wish you learned in library school? Marketing is a lot more than creating a flyer in MS Word or Publisher. This presentation will begin with defining marketing within the broader library context. It will then focus on library placement and promotion through visual merchandising. Do you want your books to fly off the shelf? Do you wish you could create displays and use marketing tactics to improve self-service in the library? Visual merchandising is likely the answer you are looking for. Visual merchandising is the practice of using floor plans and displays for maximizing your patrons finding what they are looking for. We will also include examples of how visual merchandising is executed in retail and in the private sector. Ultimately, we will explore how librarians can use visual merchandising practices within the library to improve material discover-ability and increase circulation.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Edelbrock

9:15am

A Bookless Library? - David Lewis' Reimagining the Academic Library as a Map for the Future
Should libraries retire their print collections? Will Google eventually replace reference services entirely? During the past year the CLIC consortium (made up of six academic libraries in the Twin Cities) used David Lewis' book Reimagining the Academic Library as a common text for discussing the future of academic libraries. Lewis' book lays out the forces shaping librarianship today and makes a number of fairly radical recommendations to libraries considering their futures. During the first half of this session, we'll summarize the themes and ideas Lewis sees as key to the survival of academic libraries, and how CLIC libraries are currently acting on some of them. For the second half we want to hear from you - what forces are shaping the future of your library and how are you responding? We have learned a lot from each other, and we are excited to continue the conversations with MLA attendees.



Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
Schilpin

9:15am

Getting to Measures that Matter
Data is key to public library decision making and story telling. Yet the data collected does not always tell the story that needs to be told ... or is incomplete. The national Measures that Matter project used a stakeholder driven process to identify key areas to improve the collection, dissemination and use of public library data. This session will bring you up to date on the project's findings, recommendations and next steps.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:15am - 10:05am
First American

10:05am

Break in Exhibit Hall
Friday October 12, 2018 10:05am - 10:30am
Terry Haws C

10:30am

Libraries in Laundromats: Making Information and Services Accessible for Low-Income Families
What does the library do and why visit? What do computers do and why should I learn how to use them? While library programs are widely available, enrolling low-income individuals in these opportunities can be tricky. Some individuals lack exposure to library services while others believe these programs are inconvenient, too demanding, or irrelevant to their everyday concerns, e.g. paying rent, feeding a family. State Library Services (MN Department of Education) and Libraries Without Borders partnered to explore new ways to meet low-income families where they are and bring them the information and services they seek. We initiated Wash & Learn Minnesota to provide tailored educational programming inside laundromats while customers waited for their clothes to wash and dry. In this session, we will discuss strategies for outreach and share best practices on forming public-private partnerships (laundromat-library), curating content for informal spaces, integrating technology into outreach, and tracking impact.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Echelman

Adam Echelman

Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders
As Executive Director, Adam leads new partnerships and strategies to promote access to information for the United States, including partnerships with libraries, small businesses, private foundations, and public agencies. Prior to this role, Adam launched the Legal Literacy Initiative... Read More →
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Jen Nelson

State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education
Jennifer R. Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in libraries, working in a number of different capacities at the Minneapolis Public and Hennepin County libraries. She takes an innovative approach to helping libraries serve their communities that resonates with changing environments... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Mitchell

10:30am

Smash that Wall! A dialogue with two disabled library workers
Join two disabled library workers in a discussion of how to make libraries accessible for both professionals and patrons. Learn how disability accommodations for workers can affect your library, how to reduce stigma in the workplace, and how universal access can make your library a more welcoming place to disabled people on both sides of the service desk. Possibilities for several mental and physical disabilities will be covered, including autism, mental illness, use of mobility devices, and assistive technology. Join us for a lively discussion and learn how you can take the lead to combat ableism and smash that wall! Sponsored/presented by DORT.

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Whitney

Katherine Whitney

Tech Services Aide, Great River Regional Library (St. Cloud)


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Fandel/Marsch

10:30am

What’s New in State Library Services?
State Library Services is always looking for ways to better serve libraries in Minnesota. Join us for a conversation about some of our recent and upcoming initiatives and let us know what your needs are.

Speakers
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Jen Nelson

State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education
Jennifer R. Nelson has more than 30 years of experience in libraries, working in a number of different capacities at the Minneapolis Public and Hennepin County libraries. She takes an innovative approach to helping libraries serve their communities that resonates with changing environments... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Swisshelm

10:30am

Collaboration: The Cornerstone of the "New Special Library"
Seven years ago both Kathy and Janice presented a session at MLA about the role of the special Library as an "information commons" within a landscape arboretum and an art museum. Over the past few years, collaboration has become one of the most defining features for the way that these Libraries work. As cultural heritage institutions assess what culture means for today's audiences, so the Libraries in these settings must also have an understanding of the broader cultural environment. And for special libraries, this means that collaboration, outreach and creativity must become prime components of the Librarian's toolkit in working with others in order to advance the mission, vision and strategic vision of the institution as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Allen

Kathy Allen

Librarian, Andersen Horticultural Library
Librarian, Andersen Horticultural LibraryKathy Allen began her professional career with library consulting in the Washington, DC, area, followed by an eight-year period as Agricultural Librarian in Malawi, Africa. On returning to the U.S., she served for a dozen years as Plant Sciences... Read More →
avatar for Janice Lea Lurie

Janice Lea Lurie

Head Librarian, Minneapolis Institute of Art
I began my 28 year art museum library career at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY as an Assistant Librarian/Archivist and then was later promoted to Head Librarian. For the past 17 years I have been working as a Head Librarian at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Schilpin

10:30am

MN American Indian Children's Literature: Evaluating Resources and Building Networks
Come and learn about a new partnership between the MN Department of Education's Office of Indian Education, State Library Services, children's literature experts, MLIS students, and tribal communities. This project--the MN American Indian Children's Literature Collection--is a curated collection of outstanding children's books by and about Native people with emphasis on tribes from Minnesota. Librarians and educators can enhance their local collections and curriculum using the resource list this partnership created. During this session, you will receive resource recommendations across content areas and reading levels, gain practical insight in how to evaluate representation of American Indians in children's literature, and learn how this project came together.


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Bell/Alexander

10:30am

Meeting Users Where They Are: Teaching Information Literacy Online
In the digital age, libraries need to reach their users where they are. Increasingly, that means providing online parallels to what has been traditionally offered by libraries face-to-face. The current co-chairs of the MLA's Instruction Round Table sought to develop a community of practice around this issue to develop structure and support for delivering instruction online. Participants will gain hands-on experience developing a plan to turn face-to-face instruction into the online environment. Session participants will walk away with a clear concept of how to improve their approach to online information literacy instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Beschnett

Anne Beschnett

Research and Instruction Librarian, St.Catherine University Library
avatar for Trent Brager

Trent Brager

Education and Social Sciences Librarian, University of St. Thomas



Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Metzroth/Helgenson

10:30am

Leadership is On The Air! Training Through Podcasting!
Leadership is for everyone. It's for you! And we are here to help you with building your skills!! In this session, we will discuss the basics of using a podcast as a tool for training leadership skills and competencies. We will talk about the strategy we used to identify the competencies we are sharing in the podcast. We will talk, briefly, about setting up a podcast of your own if you want to do some training for your patrons, or staff, or other population. You will leave this session with ideas on leadership development and on learning by podcasting. Together we will enjoy discussing leadership!


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
First American

10:30am

Going Far Together: Working in Teams
"If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." The wisdom from this old African proverb still resonates today. Library staff often work in teams, whether inside a single institution or across our professional consortia and associations. Research in working together has uncovered some startling new insights in what it takes to effectively lead a team and to serve as a team member. This program highlight new thinking in team dynamics and offers specific tips you can start using today.

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Horton

Valerie Horton

Director, Minitex
Valerie Horton is the Director of Minitex, a three-state library network. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Colorado Library Consortium, Library Director for Colorado Mesa University, Head of Systems at NMSU, and a Systems Librarian at Brown University. She received an ALA... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Edelbrock

10:30am

Become a Data Therapist: Developing a Data Culture in Your Library
We will share how Saint Paul Public Library has utilized data tools, activities, and workshops to build a data literate culture in our library and community. We partnered with the MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media to bring a series of "Data Therapy" workshops to Saint Paul, based on the work of researchers Rahul Bhargava (MIT) and Catherine D'ignazio (Emerson). During this session, we will practice MIT's Databasic.io tools for using data to ask good questions, find stories, and share them with stakeholders.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Feist

Amanda Feist

Librarian for the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center, Saint Paul Public Library
I manage the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center at downtown Saint Paul's George Latimer Central Library, which means I am responsible for this library's services to jobseekers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals in an urban area. I also manage our Innovation Lab, a makerspace... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Coborn

10:30am

Keep 'em Reading!: Summer Reading Programs around the State
Minnesota youth services librarians have recognized the value of dynamic summer library programs for many years. In greater Minnesota, librarians began what is now known as the Cooperative Summer Learning Program while "Library Kids" were featured in Twin Cities libraries. In the early 2000s, Minnesota developed its unique "At Your Library" campaigns. Now, a variety of programs are offered around the state, from iREAD to CSLP to summer branding. Explore the current landscape of summer library programs in Minnesota. Share what successes you have found customizing themes to best reach your community.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Schutt

Heidi Schutt

Library Director, Muir Library
avatar for Mollie Stanford

Mollie Stanford

Regional Librarian, Arrowhead Library System (MN)
Mollie Stanford is the Regional Librarian — Youth Services & Training at Arrowhead Library System, headquartered in Mountain Iron, MN. Passionate about breaking down barriers and providing access to services, Mollie works with public, school, academic and special library staff... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:20am
Weidner

11:20am

Break in Exhibit Hall
Friday October 12, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am
Terry Haws C

11:35am

Librarian Evolution: Libraries Thrive When We Change
Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” It has never been a better time to be a librarian, if we recognize and act on our power to help the people in our communities make their lives better through learning and literacy. To do that our identity, our education and our work must change. Join Gina Millsap, CEO of the Library Journal/Gale 2016 Library of the Year, as she shares how librarians will evolve and lead their libraries to become essential assets in their communities.

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 11:35am - 1:00pm
Glenn Carlson

1:00pm

CANCELLED - DORT Roundtable
Unfortunately, the DORT meeting will have to be cancelled as the facilitator is unavailable.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thank you! 

Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Edelbrock/Clarke

1:00pm

CYP Subunit meeting
Speakers
avatar for Julia Carlis

Julia Carlis

Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library
Talk to me about knitting, theatre, pie crust or Sid Meier's Civilization VI.



Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
First American/Thielman

1:00pm

GODORT Roundtable
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Metzroth/Helgenson

1:00pm

IFC Roundtable
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fandel/Marsh

1:00pm

IRT Roundtable
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Mitchell

1:00pm

MILE Subunit meeting
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Whitney

1:00pm

RART Roundtable
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Schilpin

1:00pm

RASS Subunit meeting
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Swisshelm

1:00pm

SRLRT Roundtable
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Coborn

1:00pm

TSS Subunit meeting
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Weidner

1:50pm

Break: Desserts in Exhibit Hall
Friday October 12, 2018 1:50pm - 2:15pm
Terry Haws C

2:15pm

Data Driven Storytelling (Part 1 of 2)
Practical applications for using data to tell your library's unique story abound: describing community need, demonstrating impact, tracking results, and harnessing learning-driven evaluation for program improvement and subsequent course corrections. In addition, today's funders increasingly require a data-driven case for support that demonstrates programmatic impact and proves that your library's interventions lead to lasting change. This workshop will introduce data and evaluation methodologies that can be used to manage program activities and highlight the link between your programs and their success. The Rochester Public Library will present a whole-program based logic model for business planning and evaluation and show how it is being used to drive bottom line success for their organization.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Betcher

Audrey Betcher

Director, Rochester Public Library
avatar for Nicole MartinRogers

Nicole MartinRogers

senior research manager, Wilder
Nicole has been with Wilder Research since 2001. She provides research and evaluation services to a wide range of programs and organizations. She designs and consults on program evaluations and population-based survey research projects, specializing in culturally-based methods as... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Whitney

2:15pm

Stop Sex-Trafficking
Come and respond to the ever-growing issue of sex-trafficking and sexual exploitation. Learn how to be a circle of protection and be empowered with the tools to respond wherever you are whether as librarians or every day citizens. Presentation will cover: a local and global scope of trafficking, the profile of a victim, signs of trafficking, common lures, internet and social media connection, cultural and grooming influences, intervention introduction, prevention methods and ways to join the fight. A resource guide will be made available for further research purposes and a visual reminder of presentation tips. Be a safe space for the youth around you and stop sex-trafficking!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Shore

Emily Shore

Anti-trafficking Author/Speaker, Women At Risk, Int/Clean Teen Publishing
Emily Shore is a mother of two girls, a Women At Risk, International Prevention speaker, and MN author partnered with Clean Teen Publishing for her up and coming anti-trafficking dystopia, The Aviary. She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Metro State University and has worked alongside... Read More →


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Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
First American/Thielman

2:15pm

Together in the Wilderness: A Teen Services Sharing Session
Working with teens in the library can be messy, uncomfortable, or unpredictable. Lean into the mess! In this session, we'll advocate for a wholehearted approach to teen services, based on courage, compassion, and vulnerability. Come together with your fellow teen librarians to get peer help with the challenges you face, and share your own successes and strategies in this facilitated discussion. Leave with some new professional connections, a new approach to teen services, and concrete ideas to take back to your library.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Carlis

Julia Carlis

Youth Programming and Outreach Librarian, Dakota County Library
Talk to me about knitting, theatre, pie crust or Sid Meier's Civilization VI.


Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Weidner

2:15pm

Don't just guess. Ask!: Using community engagement to guide collection and program development
In an effort to revamp their nonfiction collection and programs for adults, Riverview Library endeavored to use authentic community engagement techniques to discover the needs and interests of the West Side community. From community lead listening sessions, to sharing surveys, to data interpretation, to asking participants to respond to their findings, Riverview staff engaged the community throughout the entire process. In this session, Riverview staff will discuss what authentic community engagement is and what they learned throughout this process, including their successes, failures, plans for next time, and the joy and gratitude they felt participating in this work.

Speakers
avatar for Kali Freeman

Kali Freeman

Librarian, Saint Paul Public Library
avatar for Phasoua

Phasoua

Library Associate, Saint Paul Public Library



Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Coborn

2:15pm

Physical labor is not the only labor that can be hard: Emotional labor in librarianship
In this session, attendees will be introduced to the term emotional labor, learn about its benefits and challenges, understand the history of the concept, understand the gender dimensions of emotional labor, and develop strategies to manage emotional labor in the workplace. Part lecture and part group discussion, the speakers plan for an active session where attendees will be able to learn from one another as well as practice new skills.


Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Mitchell

2:15pm

Embarking on an OER & OA Adventure
The University of Minnesota Duluth's Kathryn A. Martin Library has sparked conversations about Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) on campus through workshops, a panel, and faculty partnerships over the past three years. However, conversations were stalled due to staffing changes in the library. Starting in 2017, library staff recommitted to OER & OA. Now, we have a plan to move forward. Learn how UMD librarians plan to tackle these initiatives by creating an 18 month timeline including additional workshops, panels, and creating a librarian toolbox (e.g. updated libguides, elevator speeches, and more). These strategies will make OER & OA feasible and sustainable options for faculty, staff and students.

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Grebinoski

Jodi Grebinoski

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Kathryn A. Martin Library


Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Fandel/Marsch

2:15pm

Making Virtual Reality a Reality in Your Library
Recent articles in Library Journal and American Libraries have featured the emergence of Virtual Reality (VR) technology. In the near future, this emerging technology will challenge librarians to think about its use as an information resource, as well as another programming tool. This session will present a hands-on demonstration of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. A brief presentation will focus on using the technology in the community, both in programming as well as engaging your community in recognizing the library as a leading resource in cutting edge technology. Information regarding costs and technical requirements will also be available. Come experience what all the VR fuss is about, and get a chance to step into a virtual world and discuss the ways in which your library can use this new technology to be a leader in your community.

Speakers
avatar for James Hill

James Hill

Director, Zumbrota Public Library



Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Schilpin

2:15pm

Building Buy-in for Marketing at Your Library
Marketing is essential to a library’s success, but many libraries have a love-hate relationship with it. How do you build the organizational knowledge of what marketing is and isn’t? How can you convince your colleagues of its value? How can you build teams that work together to produce kick-ass communication and promotion that result in great customer experiences? Have you fought the battle of the answer-to-everything flyer? Have you struggled to get all staff to understand that marketing is everyone’s job? On Friday, October 12 Gina Millsap, CEO of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, the 2016 Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year, will share how the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library is creating a marketing culture and how you can do it too.

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Bell/Alexander

2:15pm

Learnin' & Earnin': Mapping and Meeting the Needs of a Future Workforce
The Teen Tech Squad (TTS) employs 34 teens across 7 library branches. Supported by library staff mentors, TTS members become equipped to research, design and facilitate STEAM activities for library youth, and in the process develop critical social-emotional and 21st Century skills that elevate their abilities to express themselves creatively, pursue their own path of lifelong learning, and contribute innovative solutions to the challenges they see. Using a logic model as a roadmap for intentional program design and continuous improvement, mentors have mapped their staff practices to the outcomes we want to see for the youth, and by doing so have broken down the program into critical elements towards setting teen employees up for success that can be adapted across different libraries and communities. The session flow will include a presentation, Q & A time, and facilitated discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Wylie

Morgan Wylie

Teen Librarian, Hennepin County Library
MORGAN WYLIE studied computer science and art at Cornell College and completed her MLIS and MAS at the University of British Columbia. She has over 12 years' experience in supporting youth education at non-profit arts, cultural, and library organizations. She currently runs teen tech... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Edelbrock

2:15pm

Let's Get Digital: Preserving Analog Memories at the Public Library
This is a joint presentation on the following topics.

Having audio/video trapped in extinct formats (VHS, Betamax, 8mm film, reel-to-reel tape, etc,.) is almost the same as not having it at all. Rochester Public Library purchased some old and new equipment that allows patrons to digitize their video, film, audio and images in a self-serve Digital Conversion Lab so that future generations (and the current one) can enjoy them today. See what it takes to set up a conversion lab and hear about the challenges we faced at each stage of the process.

New Ulm Public Library (NUPL) was one of seven public library partners nationwide selected to receive training, mentoring and financial support to create digitization stations and educational public programs for personal digital archiving. This Memory Lab Network, sponsored by the Washington, D.C., Public Library in partnership with the Public Library Association and the Library of Congress, is a grant project that continues through April 2019. The presenters will discuss how NUPL is implementing the project, including purchasing equipment, establishing standards and documenting best practices to create a do-it-yourself workstation where the public can convert analog tapes as well as photographs, slides and negatives to digital format. In addition, they will discuss their development of public programs that focus on organizing personal documents and born digital content. The goal is to generate excitement and empower library professionals to connect with community members and organizations around personal digital archiving.

Speakers
avatar for Leasa Sieve

Leasa Sieve

Reference Librarian, New Ulm Public Library
Over the past 13 years I have worked at New Ulm Public Library in a variety of positions, and am currently New Ulm's Reference Librarian. I have been involved with the Memory Lab project since the beginning. I am very excited for New Ulm Public Library to offer digital preservation... Read More →
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Kris Wiley

Director, Roseburg Public Library
I was at New Ulm Public Library for nine years, first as assistant director and for the past four years as director, where I led the team that started the Memory Lab project for patrons to digitize their analog memories. I left that great job in June for another great opportunity... Read More →



Friday October 12, 2018 2:15pm - 3:05pm
Swisshelm

3:05pm

Break in Exhibit Hall
Friday October 12, 2018 3:05pm - 3:35pm
Terry Haws C

3:35pm

Data Driven Storytelling (Part 2 of 2)
Practical applications for using data to tell your library's unique story abound: describing community need, demonstrating impact, tracking results, and harnessing learning-driven evaluation for program improvement and subsequent course corrections. In addition, today's funders increasingly require a data-driven case for support that demonstrates programmatic impact and proves that your library's interventions lead to lasting change. This workshop will introduce data and evaluation methodologies that can be used to manage program activities and highlight the link between your programs and their success. The Rochester Public Library will present a whole-program based logic model for business planning and evaluation and show how it is being used to drive bottom line success for their organization.

Speakers
avatar for Audrey Betcher

Audrey Betcher

Director, Rochester Public Library
avatar for Nicole MartinRogers

Nicole MartinRogers

senior research manager, Wilder
Nicole has been with Wilder Research since 2001. She provides research and evaluation services to a wide range of programs and organizations. She designs and consults on program evaluations and population-based survey research projects, specializing in culturally-based methods as... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Whitney

3:35pm

Leading the Way on Rights
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) recently launched rightsstatements.org, a global approach to describing standardized rights information that can be applied to all types of digital collections to clarify their copyright status. The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) is one of the leaders nationally in adopting these new statements and facilitating their application to our digital collection, Minnesota Reflections. The session will offer an overview of the twelve DPLA rights statements, provide examples of applying rights statements to content, and explain the difference between rightsstatements.org and Creative Commons licensing. We'll wrap up by sharing some lessons learned from a collaborative pilot project undertaken by a team of MDL/University of Minnesota staff and five of our contributors to implement rightstatements.org in Minnesota Reflections.

Speakers
avatar for Greta Bahnemann

Greta Bahnemann

Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library
Greta Bahnemann is the Metadata Librarian for the Minnesota Digital Library, a position she has held since 2010. At the Minnesota Digital Library, Greta is responsible for implementing current metadata standards and best practices for the Minnesota Digital Library’s primary... Read More →
avatar for Molly Huber

Molly Huber

Outreach Coordinator, Minnesota Digital Library / Minitex
Molly Huber joined the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) in 2014, having previously worked at the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. She holds a B.A from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A from the University of South Carolina. As MDL’s Outreach... Read More →
avatar for Sara Ring

Sara Ring

Continuing Education Librarian, Minitex/University of Minnesota
Sara Ring is Continuing Education Librarian at Minitex. She also serves on the MLA LegWork Committee (Legislative Activities Committee) and leads the virtual legislative week activities each year.



Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Coborn

3:35pm

Resume Building - Cultivating inexperienced staff in the workplace
Many new employees and student staff are entering the workforce for the first time. Leading new staff in the library provides you with the opportunity to shape their skill-set. Training new people to perform the duties of the job are of paramount importance. Do you have any have any plans to develop their skills and prepare them for future opportunities, maybe even leading them to library careers? Hear some ideas about developing new staff with practical aptitudes and stronger skill sets. Come and share some thoughts of your own.

Speakers
NB

Nick Banitt

Resource Sharing Manager, Minitex
AC

Alyssa Chermak

Library Assistant II, Minitex
avatar for Jade Erickson

Jade Erickson

Access Services Librarian, St. Catherine University



Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Weidner

3:35pm

Counting Pieces-Circulating Board games in the Library
We would like to present a session on the Anoka County Library's board game collection. Our collection is unique in that we circulate these items outside our library. Our goals for the program are: Describe how this collection was proposed and sheparded through the library board Discuss the community's reaction and incredible success we've had with this collection Provide practical examples about what works and what issues we've encountered when circulating board games. We hope that after the session participants are able to identify if circulating board games is worth pursuing in their library. We also want to challenge participants to think beyond even board games and realize there many different types of materials that can be in a library's collection.

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Hedlund

Olivia Hedlund

Branch Librarian, Anoka County Library
I'm a new Branch Librarian in Anoka County Library. I'm presenting "Counting the Pieces: Circulating Board Games in the Library" on Friday!



Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Metzroth/Helgenson

3:35pm

Engaging Our Communities Through Usability Testing
Usability testing can not only help you improve your library website, it can also be an opportunity to engage with and build empathy for your users. Members of the Hennepin County Library website team will highlight how they embrace website usability testing as an ongoing conversation with the public and staff. They will share tips they have learned about making the process meaningful, ongoing, and inclusive. If you would like an introduction to usability testing or would like to expand usability testing at your library, the lens of community engagement will give you a richer understanding of how to make the most of this tool.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Hirt

Tony Hirt

Librarian, Hennepin County Library
avatar for Amy Luedtke

Amy Luedtke

Acting Coordinating Librarian, Hennepin County Library
Amy has been a public librarian with HCL for almost twenty years and has been a children's librarian, a teen librarian, and a branch manager. Amy loves being able to combine her experiences of serving youth and families with the field of web user experience. Amy received her MLS from... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Rosso

Stephanie Rosso

Principal Web Developer, Hennepin County Library



Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Edelbrock

3:35pm

Providing Customized Reading Services - Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library
Come and hear about services available from the Minnesota Braille and Talking Library including how patrons receive customized materials based on their reading interests. Session will include information on the download service, Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD), and the library's new online catalog.



Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Schilpin

3:35pm

An Inside Look at the Library Construction Grant
Are you thinking about renovating your library or even building a new space? Learn about the Library Construction Grant, a program funded in the state legislature's bonding bill and administered by State Library Services. The session will include an overview of the program"”from navigating the competitive grant application process to negotiating the grant agreement and tracking all the program requirements, including B3 sustainability guidelines. A recent grantee will offer tips for successful community engagement during project planning and effective collaboration throughout the process.

Speakers
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Emily Kissane

Library Development Specialist, State Library Services – Minnesota Department of Education
Emily Kissane is Library Development Specialist with MDE. She works with state aid programs, the Library Construction Grant, digital literacy initiatives, and partnerships with state agencies and organizations.


Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Mitchell

3:35pm

MN Writes MN Reads: Tips for Connecting with Writers
MN Writes MN Reads is a suite of tools that connects local writers with local readers (and potentially with readers across the country). These tools available free to all Minnesota residents thanks to a collaboration between Minnesota libraries. Attend this session for a refresher on MN Writes MN Reads, ideas for how to introduce these tools to writers, and some examples of how these tools are being used. Winners of the MN Writes MN Reads author contest will be highlighted in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hawkins

Sarah Hawkins

Resource Librarian, East Central Regional Library
avatar for Andrea McKennan

Andrea McKennan

Project Manager, Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)
McKennan is a Project Manager at the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), where she oversees projects related to arts programming, jobs and small business initiatives, and world language acquisitions. She manages MELSA’s MN Writes MN Reads project. Prior to MELSA, Andrea... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Fandel/Marsch

3:35pm

Mission Possible: Working towards a stronger staff culture
The University of St. Thomas Libraries have a strong and highly competent staff, but like many libraries, we've had a reduction in staff numbers and a high amount of turn over in the past decade. Additionally, many on staff have seen their job responsibilities and competencies shift. The libraries have restructured and three of the Associate Directors on the leadership team were hired in the past 5 years. With all this change, how do we ensure that all staff members feel respected, valued, and heard? How do we help staff make a transition to new teams and new job descriptions? How can we build a culture in our library that values adaptability and risk-taking, and encourages open communication and transparency in decision-making? At the same time that we were grappling with these questions, the University of St. Thomas Human Resources department was looking to broaden their services on campus to do more organizational development work. The Library management team and Human Resources department have collaborated to develop a program of intentional professional and organizational development activities, named "Mission Possible: Libraries." The goal of this program is to of strengthen our staff and our culture. At this session, we'll talk about our goals, processes, and activities that were developed for the program as well as talk about how staff responded, what worked, what didn't, and how we plan to continue to build a strong staff culture.


Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
Bell/Alexander

3:35pm

Successfully Navigate Change and Improve Librarianship Through Self-Care
Librarianship has changed drastically over the last decade, which has changed the daily job routines of librarians and staff, which can cause a great deal of stress. Technology enhancements, budget cuts, and diversification of patron service needs can negatively impact one's self worth, as staff question if they have the skills necessary to be successful. This type of ongoing stress can lead to a decline in overall job effectiveness and productivity. A proper self-care regimen can help ward off stress, improve one's health, and assist in navigating ongoing changes in librarianship.

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 3:35pm - 4:25pm
First American