NELA 2019 Annual Conference

20th to 22nd October, 2019

When

20th to 22nd October, 2019 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA 2019 Annual Conference

Where

Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
625 N Rd
Groton, CT 06340

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Sunday, 20th October 2019

Time Conf 1 Table Talks Conf 2 70 Conf 3 75 Conf 5 130 Conf 6 Vendor Demos Conf 7 120 Mystic A 95 Mystic D 95 Mystic B 95 Mystic E 95 Mystic F 95 Mystic Foyer
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12:00 pm         Conference Orientation
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Conference Orientation

First time at NELA’s annual conference? Then come to this casual roundtable Q&A to learn tips and tricks to best maximize your time. Membership Co-chairs Mike Zeller and Alison Zaya will be happy to field any question, no matter how basic or specific, about what to expect at this year’s conference as well as what opportunities attendees won’t want to miss. Time allowing they’ll also be happy to answer any general questions about the New England Library Association and ways it could benefit you, your career, and your home library.

By:
Michael Zeller, Alison Zaya
October 20, 2019, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: General
             
12:15 pm                      
12:30 pm               With a Little Help From My Friends: How the NNLM is Challenging the Stigma of Addiction one Connection at a Time
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With a Little Help From My Friends: How the NNLM is Challenging the Stigma of Addiction one Connection at a Time

By:
Susan Halpin
October 20, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: Keynote
 
12:45 pm                
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1:15 pm                
1:30 pm                       Snack Break
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Snack Break

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N/A
October 20, 2019, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Mystic Foyer Track: Food
1:45 pm                      
2:00 pm Let's Talk About Code: Challenging our Expectations Together through Coding Programs in Libraries
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Let's Talk About Code: Challenging our Expectations Together through Coding Programs in Libraries

Table talk attendees will leave the talk knowing:
- what is meant by “coding” and the many ways it fits into the field of librarianship (community engagement, digital literacy, public and academic libraries, archives, technical services)
- what other libraries are doing to help their communities become more digitally fluent through coding programs
- resources available (where to go to learn/co-learn how to code or to learn enough to support a coding program) Show-n-share:
- Attendees are encouraged bring along any curricula or kits that they have worked with to teach coding to their community or themselves. (I'll be bringing at least 1 Raspberry Pi!)

By:
Sharon Clapp
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Table Talk
Income Driven Repayment Plans & Public Service Loan Forgiveness
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Income Driven Repayment Plans & Public Service Loan Forgiveness

What Librarians need to know about Income Driven Repayment of Federal Student Loans and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (for patrons and for themselves!)

By:
Matt Amory, Pat Kelly
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: ALS
Librarian Networking: Building Career Connections Even If You're an Introvert
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Librarian Networking: Building Career Connections Even If You're an Introvert

As a group librarians have a tendency to be introverts, but that doesn't mean they can't be good at building connections and developing a professional network. Stop by to learn a variety of simple, practical skills to help you connect with the kinds of people who will best help grow your career. Whether you're dealing with anxiety in social situations or struggling to find a good mentor this session will have something for you. While this program will primarily focus on librarians at the start of their careers it will also provide some tips and suggestions for folks who are further along.

By:
Michael Zeller
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Career
Librarians for Survivors
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Librarians for Survivors

Domestic violence and sexual assault survivors are part of every library community, yet we often forget about their unique information needs and miss opportunities to provide adequate services for them. This information session will briefly discuss information seeking behaviors, unique needs, and potential solutions. Participants will be able to utilize the extended Q & A session to ask any and all questions related to domestic and sexual violence survivors and how libraries can provide services to them.

By:
Miranda Dube
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
  From Your Presentation: Building Community through a Common Read
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From Your Presentation: Building Community through a Common Read

The Fitchburg State Community Read is a collaborative effort between Fitchburg State University and area libraries, high schools and local organizations. Once a book is selected by the community, a year-long series of programs is developed to explore themes in the book. Programs include book and panel discussions, lectures, art exhibits, and film screenings. The Community Read program takes the solitary act of reading, and expands it into a communal experience. This presentation will provide an overview of the Community Read program and how through diverse and inter-generational programming, we create community among the university, high school and local communities.

By:
Connie M. Strittmatter
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Making for Everybody
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Making for Everybody

Makerspaces in libraries are proliferating. There are almost as many different models of “how to do it” as there are spaces. With all the different approaches it is easy to lose the fundamental charge to ensure that these wonderful public spaces serve all of our patrons from the kids to the seniors to people with disabilities and people who have had limited access to resources.
This talk will present some examples of best practices and creative uses and will also examine how Makerspace concepts might be incorporated into libraries not generally thought of as being potential makerspaces. It will also touch on a critical need to keep these spaces accessible to all.

By:
Mare Parker-OToole
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Assessing 21st Century Skills in a Digital Age: Skills-based Rubrics & Digital Badging
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Assessing 21st Century Skills in a Digital Age: Skills-based Rubrics & Digital Badging

Join the Providence Public Library and the Providence Afterschool Alliance in learning how one community and one rubric are changing a city’s approach towards assessing essential skills in credit-bearing expanded learning opportunities. Additionally, we will address how digital badges are connected to the rubric work as a tool for youth to gain ownership of and market their essential skills to colleges and employers. Participants will listen to a short presentation sharing the successes and challenges in Providence’s aforementioned work and participate in hands on activities to consider how this type of work can be applied in their local community.

By:
Kate Aubin, Mireille Sturmann, Emily George
October 20, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: Technology
       
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3:15 pm NELA PR Table Talk
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NELA PR Table Talk

By:
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October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Table Talk
Classics Never Go Out of Style: Staying Relevant as an Historic Library in the Digital Age
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Classics Never Go Out of Style: Staying Relevant as an Historic Library in the Digital Age

Pequot Library has been a library and cultural center since 1894 and, other than a Children’s wing, added in 1971, the library still occupies the same small building. Current trends that prioritize technology may seem like they leave small, old libraries behind. However, rather than being limited by an old building and a small staff, Pequot has emphasized the features that make the library unique, and developed programming that uses our existing assets. This panel will cover how we have adapted our nineteenth-century institution to a twenty-first-century context, with contributions from our Chief Librarian, Education Coordinator, and Special Collections Librarian.

By:
Jamie Cumby, Christine Catallo, Jean Kaul
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: Admin and Management
Examining Core Skills in LIS Programs from Faculty, Student, & Employer Perspectives
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Examining Core Skills in LIS Programs from Faculty, Student, & Employer Perspectives

This panel, including an LIS faculty member, LIS student, and public library director (Simmons SLIS ’09 graduate), will share results of a series of surveys, in which over 2400 respondents ranked 53 skills on a scale of “core” to “specialized.” The panelists will examine the survey results in light of competency statements offered by professional associations, and trends observed in job postings. The student will discuss how the competencies align with their program experiences, and the library director will share observations about how well interns and new graduates are prepared to take on professional roles, and how best to position themselves in job applications.

By:
Laura Saunders, Peter Struzziero, Nevada Trepanowski
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Career
Intentional Diversity Practices for Radically Inclusive Libraries
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Intentional Diversity Practices for Radically Inclusive Libraries

This session will introduce participants to best practices for balancing equity in library programs. The goal of the session is to engage participants in a meaningful, reflective discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative for creating a sense of equality for all patrons. Attendees will learn how to engage communities through embedded diversity practices and understand the role of librarians as an ally for marginalized groups.

By:
Andrea Jamison
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
T-Mobile Vendor Demo
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T-Mobile Vendor Demo

T-Mobile has played a major role in communities throughout the Country with our Hotspot and Tablet Lending Programs.
Our program is for only Government entities and provides 4G/LTE High Speed Unlimited Data.

Our low cost plans have helped libraries be able to afford the program and offer card holders connectivity to the internet.
Please join our ½ hour session to find out more.

By:
Joanne Pritts
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
Chapter Leaders' Forum
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Chapter Leaders' Forum

By:
TBD
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: General
Library Inventory: a value-added approach to Collections Management
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Library Inventory: a value-added approach to Collections Management

Library inventory projects- the benefits for users, and your institution. Kresge Physical Sciences Library has just completed a 3 year inventory of it's physical collection. Come learn the benefits and some of the discoveries we encountered in this multi- phase endeavor.

By:
Lisa Ladd, Karen MacPhee
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Admin and Management
Connecting the Dots: Understanding Reading Levels & How to Use Them to Find "just right" Books
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Connecting the Dots: Understanding Reading Levels & How to Use Them to Find "just right" Books

If you've ever worked in the children's room and heard, "my child is a Level M" or "where are all the 4th grade books?", then this is the session for you! After the presentation, you will be able to define the three components of "text complexity" (i.e. what makes a book hard or not) and will be able to find "just right" books for kids, no matter what level system their school uses. Our goal is to give you the tools and vocabulary you need to better communicate with families, and to provide stronger readers' advisory for kids.

By:
Christi Farrar, Tressa Santillo
October 20, 2019, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: NERTCL
       
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4:00 pm        
4:15 pm                        
4:30 pm The Library Book Discussion Group
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The Library Book Discussion Group

By:
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October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Table Talk
We Are Legion: Hosting Fandom/Pop Culture Events in your Library
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We Are Legion: Hosting Fandom/Pop Culture Events in your Library

With the rise of superheroes, Pokemon, anime, comic cons, and other fandoms popping up, libraries can bring new experiences to their patrons in unique and cost-effective ways. From Princess tea parties to full-blown comic conventions, from quick afternoon pop-up crafts to DIY costume workshops, from exploring the science of superheroes in hands-on workshops to making tasty themed treats, libraries and librarians are in the sweet spot of being able to offer quality, high-interest programs for patrons of all ages.

By:
Molly Virello
October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: NERTCL
Mindfulness Practice Through Theatre Techniques & Movement
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Mindfulness Practice Through Theatre Techniques & Movement

Mindfulness is something we all aspire to, and theatre is a wonderful method to help us get there. Actors rely on mindfulness to help them to connect with their character and with others in a scene. Through simple acting exercises and theatre techniques, we will practice letting outside influences and worries fall away as we work to connect with ourselves and each other on a deeper, more immediate level. We will work and play in the moment, and participants will leave with some concrete tools they can apply, outside of the workshop, to help them practice mindfulness in their daily lives.

By:
Meredith L Charles
October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Career
Building Your Library’s Audience on Social Media
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Building Your Library’s Audience on Social Media

Getting started or reinvesting in your social media can be difficult in an ever expanding landscape. This session will provide practical tips on building, strengthening and engaging your audience across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Medium and smaller libraries will benefit from advice shared.

By:
Andrea Puglisi
October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: PR and Marketing
Tech Logic Vendor Demo
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Tech Logic Vendor Demo

By:
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October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
State of the States
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State of the States

By:
TBD
October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: General
Reaching Veterans At Your Library
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Reaching Veterans At Your Library

The Russell Library Veterans' Writing Group has been meeting and writing stories of their incredible experiences for almost seven years. They are being published by En Route Publishing in 2019.
This workshop will include ways to reach Veterans at your library, including grant funding sources, and the learning experiences of the facilitators about holding a weekly writing group. We will have members of the group who are Veterans from all the branches of service, telling their stories, and answering questions about their time in service.

By:
Jerry Augustine, Harvey Goldstein, Christy Billings
October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Shining a Spotlight on Student Scholarship: The benefits of awarding an annual Library Research Prize
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Shining a Spotlight on Student Scholarship: The benefits of awarding an annual Library Research Prize

Awarding an annual Library Research Prize (LRP) creates visibility for how the library supports student scholarship on campus. Faculty and administration buy-in is critical. Because of this support, these stakeholders are given the opportunity to see the direct impact library resources have on student research as well as the library’s role in shaping an information literate campus community. Submissions for an annual LRP become useful artifacts that can assist with assessing student learning outcomes. They can also provide powerful quotes that can be used for annual reports and other marketing campaigns. Presenters will also give a brief timeline/planning overview.

By:
Lisa Thornell, Barbara Ghilardi
October 20, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: ALS
       
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5:45 pm                       Reception & Cocktail Hour
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Reception & Cocktail Hour

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October 20, 2019, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Hall: Mystic Foyer Track: Food
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6:45 pm                        
7:00 pm             Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Award Ceremony
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Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Award Ceremony

By:
The Imperial Sovereign Court of all Connecticut
October 20, 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Food
       
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Monday, 21st October 2019

Time Conf 1 Table Talks Conf 2 70 Conf 3 75 Conf 5 130 Conf 6 Vendor Demos Conf 7 120 Mystic A 95 Mystic D 95 Mystic B 95 Mystic E 95 Mystic F 95 Mystic C 95 Tent Marriott Ballroom Marriott Foyer Ballroom
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9:00 am From Librarian to Technology Specialist: Transitions, Partnerships, & Hurdles
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From Librarian to Technology Specialist: Transitions, Partnerships, & Hurdles

Join us for a discussion of how librarians across all fields are officially or unofficially tranisitioning to a role of technology specialist or expert in their spaces. We will discuss the positive impacts of joining the technology field as librarians, as well some of the challenges. We will close with a brainstorm to help each other integrate technology into our institutions in a meaniningful way.

By:
Carrie Kelly
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Table Talk
Feeling Potluck-y?
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Feeling Potluck-y?

How do you get people to come to library programs? Food! Starting a cookbook club is a way to bring in new folks to the library, as well as library "power users." Cookbook clubs are a great way to build community, either in the library or off-site in partnership with local businesses or organizations. Hear from three different library cookbook clubs at the Robbins Library (Arlington, MA), Winchester Public Library (MA), and the Somerville Public Library (MA) in partnership with Remnant Brewing Co. and learn how to start and run your own cookbook club. Learn from our mistakes and successes, and start bringing people together over delicious food!

By:
Jenny Arch, Lilly Sundell- Thomas, Theresa Maturevich
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: Adult Services
Making Better Decisions in Library & Life
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Making Better Decisions in Library & Life

Presentation of how major space-design and layout decisions at Assumption College were made in just 2 hours. Libraries are used to internal collaboration, yet we mistakenly make important decisions based on our own preferences and expectations, and not our USERS needs. We are often stuck in a vote-by-committee timeline, and an attitude of group-think, that stifles innovation or change. If we can’t make up our mind(s) on what to do, or decide, we are missing both the opportunity and the point. Attendees will get new and concrete ideas for how to make good decisions quickly and thoughtfully.

By:
Barrie Mooney
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Admin and Management
Balanced Librarian: Leading With Your Core
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Balanced Librarian: Leading With Your Core

In our libraries today, we are asked to balance innovation with tradition. Both are important and it all comes down to our core values and principles of librarianship. Learn how to balance service with library principles.

By:
Deb Hoadley
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
World Book Vendor Demo
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World Book Vendor Demo

World Book online delivers a progressive sequence of core databases supported by supplemental tools, such as language translation, graphic organizers, and unique Webquests. Moving from Early World of Learning to World Book Advanced, World Book aligns end users with their appropriate learning levels. Editorial excellence, unparalleled quality and disguised learning for all ages.

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
Welcoming Library: Pop-Up Conversation on Immigration
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Welcoming Library: Pop-Up Conversation on Immigration

How are libraries across ME, NH and MA creating an environment of Welcoming and Belonging for the New Arrival and New American community? These states are circulating the Welcoming Library, a pop-up community conversation on immigration. That conversation is driven by a traveling collection of acclaimed picture books featuring New Arrival and New American families. Readers of all ages “meet” these families on the page and explore the commonalities of all families with embedded discussion questions. The collection — with its pop-up display unit — packs into totes and travels between schools, libraries, and groups within the states. Explore impact and implementation.

By:
Kate Cutko, Kirsten Cappy, Deborah Dutcher
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
The Amazing Castle @ The Avon Library: An Unforgettable Amazing Journey
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The Amazing Castle @ The Avon Library: An Unforgettable Amazing Journey

How did the Avon Library organize and install a 1500 square foot children’s museum exhibit on the floor of its children’s library? Last year, The Amazing Castle TM, came to New England for the first time. The Avon Library’s children’s staff hosted the castle for 4 months, transforming their children’s space into a medieval playground. Experience the magic and hear the behind the scene details of this extraordinary once in a lifetime library adventure.

By:
Kari Ann St. Jean
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: NERTCL
Oh God, We're All Technology Librarians Now
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Oh God, We're All Technology Librarians Now

What's "the future of reference?" Whether it's renaming the department, ditching the encyclopedias, or combining service desks, many librarians are wondering how to answer this. In Brookline, part of our approach for redefining reference has been building an increased understanding of technology and empowering staff members to take on troubleshooting themselves. The Library's tech staff is freed up to tackle larger issues, other team members benefit from quicker solutions to problems, and patrons benefit from the skills and patience developed among all staff. This talk will provide feedback and tips for developing tech chops in the reference department and beyond.

By:
Callan Bignoli
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: Technology
How Your Library's Brand Can Lift Up Your Advocacy
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How Your Library's Brand Can Lift Up Your Advocacy

What's the connection between your library's brand and advocacy? Learn how to create a values-based brand using emotional branding methods and how to turn that work into solid advocacy for your library.

By:
Libby Post
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: Advocacy
Beyond Sound it Out: Understanding the Mechanics of Literacy Acquisition to Support Reader's Advisory
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Beyond Sound it Out: Understanding the Mechanics of Literacy Acquisition to Support Reader's Advisory

Understanding the reading process will broaden youth services librarians’ knowledge base for targeted readers' advisory and enable them to confidently advise parents on the most effective reading strategies that foster the development of lifelong readers.

By:
Rhonda Cunha
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: NERTCL
Realizing Your Leadership Potential: The NELLS Experience & Beyond
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Realizing Your Leadership Potential: The NELLS Experience & Beyond

NELLS Leader and NELA member Maureen Sullivan will lead this interactive program with a set of tips for everyone to use in building their capacity. These tips assume that everyone has the potential to be an effective leader and that libraries today need leaders at all levels to be successful. She will be joined by a panel of NELLS alumni who will tell their stories of how the NELLS program has contributed to their career success.

By:
Maureen Sullivan
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic F 95 Track: Leadership
Conceptualizing, Developing & Launching a Web Space for Data Services
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Conceptualizing, Developing & Launching a Web Space for Data Services

This presentation will describe the process of designing a web space for the recently started data services program at Yale’s Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, which serves the needs of Yale’s Medical School. Acting both as a directory and portal, the website helps users locate information on how to find datasets, manage their datasets, create data management plans, find data tools and software, understand data policies, find support communities and more. The presentation will also explore some of the challenges faced with aggregating content from various websites and repositories, creating feeds for displaying cross-campus workshops, and pointing to non-library resources.

By:
Sawyer Newman, Dana Haugh
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic C 95 Track: Technology
     
9:15 am      
9:30 am      
9:45 am      
10:00 am                              
10:15 am                           Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
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Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall

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October 21, 2019, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Marriott Ballroom Track: Vendor Time
 
10:30 am                            
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11:00 am                            
11:15 am Career Counseling for MLS Students
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Career Counseling for MLS Students

Are you a current MLS student or recent graduate from an MLS program wondering what steps you need to take to ensure you have a vibrant, successful career? Then come to this casual roundtable to get your questions answered by some of NELA’s Executive Board Members. The transition from graduate school to the professional world can sometimes be a stressful one, but the advice from our experienced, knowledgeable board members can hopefully make it a little less so. Non-students with career questions are welcome as well.

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Career
Move Over Google: Using GitHub as a Document Repository
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Move Over Google: Using GitHub as a Document Repository

GitHub isn’t just for (geeky) developers and programmers. It’s also for anyone who is interested in creating and storing documents (or other files), collaboration, and especially version control, which includes tracking edits to text documents, viewing differences between versions, and restoring/retrieving old versions. In this session, we’ll explore the fundamentals of GitHub’s powerful, open-source framework with a focus on how to use it to manage your library’s documents, such as library policies and procedures, publicity materials and similar documentation.

By:
Mark Glisson
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: ITS
So You Think You Want to be a Library Director?
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So You Think You Want to be a Library Director?

Calling all future library directors! The gap between a supervisory/management role to library director is vast. Hear from public library directors at various stages in their careers on how they have dealt with library boards, municipal government, facilities issues, staff management, budget management, and more. They’ll talk about how to assess the culture or board when applying for a job, and ways to develop a leadership style. Our panelists will share stories, actionable ideas and tips to help attendees make the next career leap.

By:
Elaine Braithwaite, Heather Backman, Maura Deedy, Rubi Simon
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Career
Inside/Outside: Bringing the Archives to the People
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Inside/Outside: Bringing the Archives to the People

This presentation focuses on challenging the idea of the Archives solely as an institution that aims to bring people in by exploring ways to expand access including going into communities and making it easier to come to the building to interact with primary source materials. We will discuss the process of reaching out to the community and assessing how to best support their programs and needs through State Archives staff, materials, and resources, and creating partnership events which encouraged engagement without endangering records. Finally, we'll share some of our successes and failures, and will conclude the session with a discussion on expanding engagement.

By:
Kaitlynne Morris, Ashley Selima
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Assabet Interactive Vendor Demo
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Assabet Interactive Vendor Demo

Get both patron and staff views in this tour of Assabet Interactive's new software for library websites—an event calendar with registration, meeting and study room booking, and museum pass software. All modules integrate easily with any platform, and include sophisticated reservation handling and reporting tools.

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
Create, Curate, & Connect on Social Media
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Create, Curate, & Connect on Social Media

A library's online presence is an extension of its physical space. This presentation will provide tips for content creation and curation to help library staff connect with customers online. Attention will be given to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

By:
Susan Larson
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: PR and Marketing
    Become a National Geographic Certified Educator
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Become a National Geographic Certified Educator

What does it take to transform kids into explorers? Become a Nat Geo Certified Educator to find out. This certification is a free professional development program that supports educators to become innovative leaders who teach students about the world, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. Complete Phase 1 of the process today, diving into our Learning Framework, which covers the attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas needed to develop an explorer’s mindset. Participants can choose to complete Phases 2 & 3 online, integrating relevant resources into their lessons. Certified educators receive special access to National Geographic resources.

By:
Anastasia Cronin
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: NERTCL
Planning for the Unexpected
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Planning for the Unexpected

In the event of an emergency in your library, do you have up-to-date policies and communication strategies in place? This program will review policies and procedures regarding communication, security, and record keeping that were instituted or refined in the aftermath of a crime that took place inside the Winchester Public Library and review how to assess your own library's needs.

By:
Theresa Maturevich
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: Admin and Management
What's Play Got to Do With It: Every Child Ready to Read in Action
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What's Play Got to Do With It: Every Child Ready to Read in Action

Come play with us! In the six years that we've been focusing on purposeful play in one of our toddler/preschool programs, we've learned a lot about young children, their caregivers, and the importance of imaginative play. We'll show you simple, budget-friendly, and reproducible ways to bring a story to life with art projects, gross motor activities, sensory play, and more! You'll leave with a template that you can adapt to your own needs, and you'll get to explore some of our "greatest hits" activities.

By:
Andrea Grant, Deborah Morrissey, Sara Dempster
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Mystic F 95 Track: NERTCL
Tutoring Research & Writing: A Tutors Perspective on Providing Integrated Research & Writing Services
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Tutoring Research & Writing: A Tutors Perspective on Providing Integrated Research & Writing Services

At this panel you’ll hear from two undergraduate student tutors who provide peer-to-peer Research & Writing Tutoring sessions and workshops in classes and from an Information Literacy Librarian who co-leads the program with the director of the Center for Writing. Tutors will share their perspective on providing integrated research and writing tutoring sessions and workshops, and give insight into what really occurs between peers in a tutoring session. An Information Literacy Librarian will provide her perspective on the benefits and challenges of voluntarily integrating research and writing services, including the training provided to students, staffing, data collection.

By:
Marnie Anair, Emma Brown, Elizabeth Dolinger
October 21, 2019, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Mystic C 95 Track: ALS
     
11:30 am          
11:45 am          
12:00 pm          
12:15 pm                              
12:30 pm             NERTCL Lunch
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NERTCL Lunch

By:
Chris Grabenstein
October 21, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Food
        General Lunch
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General Lunch

By:
Bassey Ikpi
October 21, 2019, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Tent Track: Food
   
12:45 pm                        
1:00 pm                        
1:15 pm                        
1:30 pm                        
1:45 pm                              
2:00 pm The Library Book Discussion Group
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The Library Book Discussion Group

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Table Talk
Understanding Cybersecurity & Privacy For Librarians
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Understanding Cybersecurity & Privacy For Librarians

We all know we should use good passwords, keep software updated, and follow other basic precautions while online; however, understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical to help us convince ourselves and others that the extra work is indeed worth it. This session will cover securing you & your library's data, network, website, and computers. We'll talk about some security myths, passwords, tracking, malware, and will cover a range of tools and techniques.

By:
Blake Carver
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: ITS
How Libraries Can Help Community Members Avoid Scams
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How Libraries Can Help Community Members Avoid Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has found that seniors are increasingly victims of imposter scams, including tech support scams, Social Security imposters, romance scams, grandparent scams, and charity scams. When seniors are victims, they generally lose more money to scammers than younger people. Attendees will learn ways to recognize and avoid these scams, as well as how to avoid and recover from identity theft. We will highlight the FTC's Pass-it-On campaign that urges smart seniors to share their knowledge and warn their friends, neighbors, and relatives about these scams.

By:
Robin Eichen
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Adult Services
Health Literacy & the Opioid Crisis
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Health Literacy & the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis is an established reality facing public libraries, but lack of concrete information and cultural context often leads to anxiety and avoidance in daily professional conversation. This panel presentation will provide attendees with tools, knowledge, and vocabulary about opiate use to help us serve our communities without fear or judgment.

By:
Rebecca Starr, Marie Elizabeth, Ann Price
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Sisters in Crime Vendor Demo
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Sisters in Crime Vendor Demo

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
Replaced by a Robot: AI & the Future of Libraries
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Replaced by a Robot: AI & the Future of Libraries

Can Alexa replace the Reference Desk? Could an app explain how to find reliable sources of information? Could a robot evaluate essays? The rise of AI in eliminating tedious, repetitive and large volume tasks has been hailed as a move forward as it frees humans to do more complex tasks. However, the more complex tasks, previously considered beyond the capabilities of machines, are now routinely accomplished by AI through "deep learning". Innovations in AI will have an impact on the library, and could change our human-centered profession forever.

By:
Joanna Burkhardt
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: Admin and Management
    Starting from the Ground Up: How to Promote Civic Engagement & Informed Teen Voters
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Starting from the Ground Up: How to Promote Civic Engagement & Informed Teen Voters

Are you watching the clock tick down to the next election and wondering what you can do as a librarian to get your teen community engaged? This presentation will break down the basics of how best to approach and inform the next generation on voter registration and civic engagement, while also addressing the charged partisan politics and misinformation that will only continue to influence public opinion. This presentation is an extension of YALSA's 22x20 Taskforce initiatives.

By:
Charlie Gluck
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: NERTCL
Getting the Most Bang for Your Library's Buck
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Getting the Most Bang for Your Library's Buck

We all have less money, but lots of things we need or want to buy. And once you find a good price, there seem to be so many hoops to jump through to get it approved. Come learn tips and tools to help busy librarians from all types of libraries negotiate better, find the best prices easily and increase the likelihood and speed of getting their purchases approved. Jacqueline Cashin, Procurement Consultant and Jennifer Keohane, Executive Director of the Connecticut Library Consortium Consortia will share negotiation strategies, how to understand & navigate your library's procurement rules, how to find collaborative contracts.

By:
Jennifer Keohane, Jacqueline Cashin
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: Admin and Management
Resume Review/Career Counseling Round Table
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Resume Review/Career Counseling Round Table

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

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Mystic F 95 Track: Career
Pechakucha in the Library or How to Engage your Community in a Fun Way
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Pechakucha in the Library or How to Engage your Community in a Fun Way

Have you ever wanted to organize a lightning-round of community sharing? Listen to veteran Pechakucha organizer Bill Derry and Pechakucha participant Maxine Bleiweis as they take you through the good, the bad, and the beautiful ways to bring this Japanese-style presentation to your library. These two public library leaders will help you sort out how to begin and reap the results. And they may even share their 6 minute 40 second presentations with you.

By:
Maxine Bleiweis, Bill Derry
October 21, 2019, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Mystic C 95 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
     
2:15 pm          
2:30 pm          
2:45 pm          
3:00 pm                           Afternoon Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Social
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Afternoon Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Social

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Marriott Ballroom Track: Vendor Time
Poster Display Session
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Poster Display Session

By:
Jana Stevenson, Kate Kazlauskas, Jennifer Arns
October 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Marriott Foyer Ballroom Track: General
3:15 pm                          
3:30 pm                          
3:45 pm New Directors Table Talk
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New Directors Table Talk

Many new library directors attain that role without receiving much, if any, formal management training. One way to set ourselves up to succeed is by building strong networks of others who are in the same situation and who have "been there, done that"! This Table Talk will be an opportunity to discuss how to handle the many challenges we face as new directors. This is primarily a forum for people in their first 1-3 years as a library director, but more experienced directors who would like to share their advice and people considering becoming library directors are also welcome.

By:
Heather Backman
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Conf 1 Table Talks Track: Table Talk
Take Apart Computers
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Take Apart Computers

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: ITS
Paralibrarian Certification Reciprocity Between NH & MA
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Paralibrarian Certification Reciprocity Between NH & MA

Does your state offer a Certification for paralibrarians/library support staff? If not, why not? Curious to learn how NH and MA are working together to support and promote professional development and recognition of Paralibrarian in their states? Join us as representatives from the NH and MA Paralibrarian Sections share details of their Certification and the recent Reciprocity Agreement they have formed between the two states for certified Paralibrarians.

By:
Karen Horn, Lori Salotto, Heather Rainier
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: Career
How to Plan a Drag Queen Story Hour at your Library
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How to Plan a Drag Queen Story Hour at your Library

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Capira Vendor Demo
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Capira Vendor Demo

By:
TBD
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
In Her Presence at Portland Public Library: Family Literacy & English Language Learning
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In Her Presence at Portland Public Library: Family Literacy & English Language Learning

In Her Presence, an organization that assists immigrant women in learning English, partnered with Portland Public Library to expand their program and offer resources for Family Literacy. Thanks to a generous grant from United Way of Greater Portland, the library was able to offer space for childcare during the women’s classes, library staff presentations for adult learners and families, translated materials, and instruction on library resources for all ages. Learn about partnership development across organizations and cultures, lessons learned, and get ideas for creating your own programs to support immigrant families in your community.

By:
Jerri Blatt, Abusana Micky Bondo, Claudette Ndayininahaze
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Sparkin' a Love of Literacy : 1st & 2nd Grade Reading & Writing Programs
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Sparkin' a Love of Literacy : 1st & 2nd Grade Reading & Writing Programs

ENERGY! CURIOSITY! These are characteristics of many early elementary children. Let's use them to ignite a love for reading and writing. Book Bunch explores books from different genres with discussions, audiovisual presentations, and various related activities. Write Stuff encourages second graders to write. They learn the difference between fiction and non- fiction writing while doing word prompts; writing exercises; and other activities, both in-library and take-home. At the end of the five week session, each child will have written a ten page book that includes "about the author", illustrations, glossaries, speech bubbles, and more.

By:
Sandra Leifeld, Lisa Norcross
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: NERTCL
EXCITE Transformation for Libraries in Action
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EXCITE Transformation for Libraries in Action

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is an intensive team-based experiential learning program that teaches collaboration and innovation skills and results in programs and services that respond to demonstrated needs.
In this showcase, panelists from two public libraries and an academic library will describe how they solicited community feedback to develop the programs, how they adapted and improved the programs after launching them based on participant input, and how their participation in the EXCITE project impacted their organizational culture.

By:
Karen Jensen, Julie Holden, Mary Piorun
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: Admin and Management
Put(t)ing the Fun In Fundraising
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Put(t)ing the Fun In Fundraising

Hall Memorial Library in small-town Ellington, CT just completed our 4th annual Library Mini-Golf fundraiser for the Friends of the Library. We have grown from an 18 hole event in 2016 that attracted 250 participants and raised $6,000, to a 26 hole extravaganza in 2019 with over 450 golfers, profits totaling almost $11,000, and businesses knocking at our doors offering sponsorships. Reference Librarian/Programming Coordinator Francie Berger will share the story of how we started and what we've learned over the years, as well as advise anyone considering doing this fun-filled event at their library.

By:
Francie Berger
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: PR and Marketing
Revitalizing Reference & Instruction
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Revitalizing Reference & Instruction

Reference is a vital service at the library. How can we stay excited about what we do and innovate in how we help our patrons? One answer is professional development. We’ll present some ways to find and create professional development opportunities, including connecting with other libraries, collaborating with other types of institutions, and trying some novel approaches. We’ll also discuss how these activities have a positive impact on reference services, instruction, collection development, and staff morale.

By:
Rachel Leff, Christie Mitchell
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: Adult Services
Community Webs: Helping Public Libraries Collect Local History in the Digital Age
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Community Webs: Helping Public Libraries Collect Local History in the Digital Age

In 2017, the Internet Archive (archive.org) with funding from the Institute for Museum & Library Services (IMLS) solicited public libraries across the United States to participate in a Community Webs program to learn how to use its Archive-It web archiving tool. Much like the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, Archive-It allows institutions to collect data from specified web and social media sites for permanent storage within their own institutional page. Three New England representatives from the program (Lowell, MA; West Hartford, CT; and Westborough, MA) will discuss what Archive-It is and how it works, its impact on the collecting abilities of their institutions.

By:
Agatha Monahan, Anthony Vaver, Bridget Cooley
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Mystic F 95 Track: Technology
The Accidental Facilities Manager
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The Accidental Facilities Manager

Facility management is not something that's taught in most library schools, but many library directors becomes a facilities manager by default. We will offer a primer on building systems and issues, to help directors understand the issues and where to go for help.

By:
Lauren Stara, Andrea Bunker
October 21, 2019, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Mystic C 95 Track: Admin and Management
     
4:00 pm      
4:15 pm      
4:30 pm      
4:45 pm                              
5:00 pm             NELA Games
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NELA Games

Shhh, it's a secret!

By:
N/A
October 21, 2019, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: General
             
5:15 pm                          
5:30 pm                          
5:45 pm                          
6:00 pm                              
6:15 pm                              
6:30 pm                              
6:45 pm                              
7:00 pm                              
7:15 pm                              
7:30 pm                              
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8:00 pm                              
8:15 pm                              
8:30 pm                              
8:45 pm                              

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Time Conf 2 70 Conf 3 75 Conf 5 130 Conf 6 Vendor Demos Conf 7 120 Mystic A 95 Mystic D 95 Mystic B 95 Mystic E 95 Mystic C 95 Tent Marriott Ballroom Marriott Foyer Ballroom
8:00 am                          
8:15 am                          
8:30 am                          
8:45 am                          
9:00 am The Library Book Discussion Group
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The Library Book Discussion Group

By:
TBD
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: Table Talk
Azure & You: How Libraries Can Take Advantage of Microsoft's Non-Profit Offerings
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Azure & You: How Libraries Can Take Advantage of Microsoft's Non-Profit Offerings

Anne Stanton is a former Microsoft Employee and currently works as a technology consultant. She will introduce us to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Non-Profit offerings.

By:
Anne Stanton
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: ITS
Beyond An Apple A Day: Consumer Health Information at Your Library
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Beyond An Apple A Day: Consumer Health Information at Your Library

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e- patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and evidence-based e-patient resources for wellness programming. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted through the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). MLA membership not required for free CEU's.

By:
Catherine Martin
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Credo Reference Vendor Demo
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Credo Reference Vendor Demo

- Credo Online Reference Service enhances the research experience and drives usage of all trusted library resources.
- Learning Tools provide engaging, standards-aligned instructional materials to support your library’s efforts to teach foundational skills like information literacy and critical thinking.

By:
TBD
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: The Marriage of Literature with Youth-Created Media
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The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival: The Marriage of Literature with Youth-Created Media

The 90-second Newbery Film Festival is a great way for libraries to engage young patrons (elementary through high school) in reading a Newbery Award or Honor book and putting together a goofy, humor-laced video synopsis of the book. Founder, James Kennedy, emphasizes that the best videos are spoofs of the book - not book reviews or scene by scene descriptions. Find out how we participated and got a silly film put together. The regional Festival is held in the late Spring at the Boston Public Library. https://90secondnewbery.com/

By:
Ellen Snoeyenbos
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: NERTCL
Principled Negotiation: Tips for Librarians
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Principled Negotiation: Tips for Librarians

This presentation will describe the fundamentals of principled negotiation based on interests and relationships. Blending concepts with real-world stories that illustrate these concepts, the speaker will walk audiences through mental models and techniques vital to maximizing value on investment while sustaining positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, administrators, and other constituents. Audience members will come away primed with simple, easy-to-remember methods that they can apply to their next negotiation. Anyone who negotiates - and we all do - will find this talk engaging and useful.

By:
Michael Rodriguez
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Advocacy
How to Grow a Unique Summer Reading Theme Rooted in your Community
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How to Grow a Unique Summer Reading Theme Rooted in your Community

In summer 2019, Simsbury Public Library broke from CSPL and created it's own unique theme. The theme "A Community of Readers" focuses on the two most important parts of the summer program: reading/life-long learning and community engagement, putting the library at the heart of it all. Library staff worked with local artists to create original artwork for the promotional materials. They also partnered with the community to create meaningful keepsakes to help incentive the program. We all know our communities are unique, so why plan around a generic theme? Participants in this session will learn how to create a grassroots summer reading theme that resonates.

By:
Stephanie Prato
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: NERTCL
Audiobooks Build the Power of Listening Awareness
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Audiobooks Build the Power of Listening Awareness

Learn about the significant role audiobooks and expert narration play in growing cultural awareness, empathy, and literacy for all ages. Best practices in audiobook selection and research about listening will be shared by experts in the audiobook and library professional development fields. The Audio Publishers Association's literacy initiative, Sound Learning, will be discussed.

By:
Michele Cobb, Francisca Goldsmith
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
Making the Most of the Space You Have
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Making the Most of the Space You Have

Do you have underused or poorly configured spaces in your library? Are your services evolving, but your building is stuck in the past? This session will help librarians assess their physical space and offer ideas and tips to alter existing space for better functionality in the 21st century.

By:
Lauren Stara
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: Admin and Management
Census 2020: What Does it Mean for Libraries?
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Census 2020: What Does it Mean for Libraries?

Census 2020 is coming! The decennial survey will be conducted online for the first time--so patrons are sure to need library assistance. Learn about the process, questions, and the security of census responses, to best serve your communities. New England's states stand to lose House seats and Electoral votes without a complete and accurate census count. Learn how you can ensure a complete count!

By:
Kate Byroade, Jeffrey T. Behler, Ana Maria Garcia
October 22, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Mystic C 95 Track: Admin and Management
     
9:15 am      
9:30 am      
9:45 am      
10:00 am                       Morning Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break
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Morning Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break

By:
N/A
October 22, 2019, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Marriott Ballroom Track: Vendor Time
 
10:15 am                        
10:30 am                        
10:45 am                        
11:00 am Creating Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Communities of Practice In a Library Environment
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Creating Diverse, Equitable, & Inclusive Communities of Practice In a Library Environment

This Table Talk highlights steps taken and initiatives implemented to invigorate library diversity, equity, and inclusion in a small library. Information will be provided on efforts to diversify staff, increase cultural humility, and combat racism and identity-based prejudice of all kinds.

By:
Tiffeni Fontno
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: Table Talk
Personal Archiving
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Personal Archiving

By:
TBD
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Conf 3 75 Track: ITS
Beyond An Apple A Day: Consumer Health Information at Your Library
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Beyond An Apple A Day: Consumer Health Information at Your Library

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e- patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and evidence-based e-patient resources for wellness programming. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted through the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). MLA membership not required for free CEU's.

By:
Catherine Martin
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Conf 5 130 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
TLC Vendor Demo: Keeping Up with STEM: So Many Products, So Little Time
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TLC Vendor Demo: Keeping Up with STEM: So Many Products, So Little Time

Cut through the noise and get to the solutions. Find out why partnering with TLC SmartTECH to design or enhance makerspaces and STEM initiatives not only saves time and money; it gives libraries an edge for challenging times and expectations.

By:
Melissa Powell
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Conf 6 Vendor Demos Track: Vendor Demo
Redoing, Re-Deweying, & Relabeling: Reclassifying Adult Non-fiction at the Public Library of Brookline
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Redoing, Re-Deweying, & Relabeling: Reclassifying Adult Non-fiction at the Public Library of Brookline

Two catalogers. One Library Assistant. A massive reclassification project. In 2019, the Public Library of Brookline began reclassifying the entire non-fiction collection at the main branch of the library. This panel will feature the three primary players discussing the project, from planning to assessment and future planning.

By:
Hayley Robertson, Jenny Rae Bailey, Tiffany Wilson
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: Admin and Management
    Access to Justice, Public Libraries, & Writing Effective Service Policies
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Access to Justice, Public Libraries, & Writing Effective Service Policies

Many of our patrons have legal issues but cannot afford a lawyer. Some come to a local public library to try and figure out how to protect themselves, their jobs, their homes, and their families. However, local public libraries are not staffed with those knowledgeable about legal services and are not resourced to be attorney-alternates. This session will speak about the challenges of helping adult patrons with unmet legal needs and will recommend strategies for managing patron expectations when it comes to legal reference assistance. Attendees will leave this session with example policies to put in place with respect to limits of service for patrons without lawyers.

By:
Nicole Dyszlewski, Jessica Almeida, Michael VanderHeijden
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: Adult Services
Food in the Library
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Food in the Library

Everybody eats! Let’s gather to talk about food in the library. There are so many innovative ideas and resources around food that can help us engage with our communities. Let’s share our thoughts on things like teaching through food, book clubs related to food (such as cookbook and food-focused book clubs, "Books and Bagels"-type programs, and more), programming ideas, creative instruction ideas,
collection development, seed libraries, and so much more.

By:
Rachel Leff
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: Table Talk
Practical Strategies for Beginning a School Outreach Program
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Practical Strategies for Beginning a School Outreach Program

Attendees will leave this session with strategies for setting up a school outreach program. Learn how to form connections that will bring enriching educational opportunities to those who need it most. The strength of public library programming lies in its ability to support learning experiences. Gain the opportunity for real conversations that will lead to meaningful results.

By:
Linda Pilla, Tanya Moesel
October 22, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Mystic C 95 Track: Community and Inclusion and Diversity
     
11:15 am          
11:30 am          
11:45 am          
12:00 pm                          
12:15 pm           Baker & Taylor YA Book Buzz
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Baker & Taylor YA Book Buzz

During Tuesday’s lunch, join us for a Book Buzz of upcoming children and young adult titles. Baker & Taylor's Bobbie Bensur, will be joined by author, Rory Power, who will speak about her newly released, "Wilder Girls." Then come back to the vendor hall after lunch for a chance to pick up some swag at the Baker & Taylor table! Rory's book will be for sale in the exhibit hall, and she will be doing a signing at Baker & Taylor's table!

By:
Bobbie Bensur, Rory Power
October 22, 2019, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Food
      Harper Collins Adult Literature Book Buzz
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Harper Collins Adult Literature Book Buzz

During Tuesday’s lunch, join us for a Book Buzz of upcoming adult literature. Then come back to the vendor hall after lunch for a chance to pick up some swag at the HarperCollins booth!

By:
Chris Connolly, Virginia Stanley, Lainey Mays
October 22, 2019, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Tent Track: Food
   
12:30 pm                    
12:45 pm                    
1:00 pm                    
1:15 pm                    
1:30 pm                       Afternoon Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Social
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Afternoon Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Social

By:
N/A
October 22, 2019, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Marriott Ballroom Track: Vendor Time
Innovations' Showcase
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Innovations' Showcase

By:
TBD
October 22, 2019, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Hall: Marriott Foyer Ballroom Track: General
1:45 pm                      
2:00 pm                      
2:15 pm Open Directors Table Talk
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Open Directors Table Talk

As a library director, there's always more to do than there is time to do it in. How do you manage the workload? Bring your own thoughts and examples of challenges you encounter to this session; we'll discuss time management, stress reduction, and other related topics of interest to attendees.

By:
Heather Backman
October 22, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Conf 2 70 Track: Table Talk
      Pics Or It Didn't Happen: How to Make Instagram Work For Your Library
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Pics Or It Didn't Happen: How to Make Instagram Work For Your Library

In the age of Instagram, it has become increasingly more important to not only provide patrons with fun and engaging programs, but also with #instaworthy ones. Jennifer Bartlett and Ashley Donecker from the Manchester CT Public Library, will discuss from both an adult and youth services point of view how this can be implemented in libraries by creating Instagrammable moments throughout their programs, so that best photos (i.e. marketing materials!) end up on the 'gram.

By:
Ashley Donecker, Jenn Bartlett
October 22, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Conf 7 120 Track: PR and Marketing
The Magic of Therapy Dogs: How They Help Stop Burnout & Enhance Customer Service.
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The Magic of Therapy Dogs: How They Help Stop Burnout & Enhance Customer Service.

You may have taken other classes to address the serious challenge of experiencing burnout, and how that affects customer service in your library. You know what it's like to "run on empty." You know how it feels when the needs of your patrons are overwhelming. But you probably haven't had a dog help you recover. In this creative session, meet Rudy, Jean Baur's therapy dog, and explore diverse ways to experience the comfort and healing these dogs bring to their work. Your library may already have a therapy dog for children's reading programs, but don't forget about the staff and how time with a dog can reduce stress and re-energize you. Jean Baur, "dog" author and experienced therapy dog handler, will explore creative ways you can incorporate therapy dogs into your workday as you provide excellent customer service at your library.

By:
Jean Baur
October 22, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Mystic A 95 Track: Admin and Management
Ignite!
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Ignite!

By:
TBD
October 22, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Mystic D 95 Track: General
Hanging Out & Messing Around: Lessons from Connected Learning in Teen Services
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Hanging Out & Messing Around: Lessons from Connected Learning in Teen Services

Explore the 6 principles of Connected Learning as it relates to educational and career opportunities for teens and examine how the CL framework is being used for out-of-school time learning in public libraries throughout Rhode Island. Learn how you are already implementing elements of CL, and come away with new, attainable ideas for teen programming and services.

By:
Danielle Margarida, Rebecca Ott
October 22, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Mystic B 95 Track: NERTCL
Volumes Written in Four Letters: Talking with library patrons about personal genetics
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Volumes Written in Four Letters: Talking with library patrons about personal genetics

With plummeting costs, rapid medical advances, and advertising on television suggesting you can find your roots via genetic testing – personal genetics is a rapidly emerging subject with many dimensions to consider. As patrons increasingly seek resources about ancestry and genealogy at libraries, our table talk will be a discussion about the role that libraries can play in creating spaces for communities to access information and discuss the benefits and ethical implications of this quickly developing field. This session will be led by the Personal Genetics Education Project of Harvard Medical School (pgEd), known for the freely-available educational resources

By:
Robin Renee Bowman M.Ed., Mare Parker-OToole
October 22, 2019, 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm
Hall: Mystic E 95 Track: Table Talk
       
2:30 pm              
2:45 pm              
3:00 pm              
3:15 pm                          
3:30 pm                          
3:45 pm                          
4:00 pm                          
4:15 pm                          
4:30 pm                          
4:45 pm                          
5:00 pm                          
5:15 pm                          
5:30 pm                          
5:45 pm                          
6:00 pm                          
6:15 pm                          
6:30 pm                          
6:45 pm                          
7:00 pm                          
7:15 pm                          
7:30 pm                          
7:45 pm                          
8:00 pm                          
8:15 pm                          
8:30 pm                          
8:45 pm                          

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 General Career Admin and Management Table Talk
 ITS Vendor Demo Leadership Community and Inclusion and Diversity
 Vendor Time NERTCL Adult Services Food
 PR and Marketing Technology Keynote ALS
 Advocacy