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Wednesday, April 6
 

8:00am

Every Child Ready to Read 2
The Every Child Ready to Read@ your library program provides youth librarians, early childhood specialists, preschool teachers, childcare providers, and most especially, caregivers, the research-based practices that can help young children (ages zero - five years old) develop the skills they need to be successful when learning to read. Now in its 2nd edition, this program integrates the six pre-literacy skills from the 1st edition (Print Awareness, Print Motivation, Letter Knowledge, Vocabulary, Narrative Skills, and Phonological Awareness) with the five behaviors (Singing, Talking, Reading, Writing, and Playing) and emphasizes them as activities in which children should engage every day. As our communities become more diverse, we are pleased that ECRR2 is now offered in Spanish, with other languages being added soon. We will also talk about presenting this program to our Spanish-speaking customers. Our goal is to do all of this while making it fun for everyone involved!!!

Speakers
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Alei Burns

Branch Manager and Early Literacy Specialist, Chattanooga Public Library
A born-and-bred New Yorker who has found her forever home in Chattanooga, Alei Burns came to the Volunteer State after cutting her teeth in Dallas. There she managed Bookmarks, the only youth-service library in a shopping center, in the nation, among other branches. | Now in Chattanooga for almost four years, Ms. Burns started her journey as the Head of Children’s for the Downtown Library. After one year, Ms. Burns was sent to the South... Read More →
PR

Patricia Rua-Bashir

Children\'s Services Supervisor, Southeast Branch of NPL
I’m a Children’s Librarian and I have been working with libraries since 2003. Currently I work at the Southeast Branch of the Nashville Public Library in Antioch, TN. My official title is Librarian 2 which essentially means I'm the Children's Services Supervisor. I joined the Nashville Public Library two years ago as the children's librarian for the Main Library. I transferred to the Southeast Branch in January where I had the opportunity... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 8:00am - 11:00am
Salon 3

8:00am

Information Literacy Framework
Presentation materials

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Come share your successes and disasters in implementing the new Information Literacy Framework with others in a round table discussion. In the second half of the pre-conference, we’ll hear about where we are a year later in implementing the Framework nationally. What’s worked, what hasn’t worked, and where do we go from here?

During the second half of the workshop, we’ll hear from Kelly and Kenya about their experiences in implementing the Framework at UT Knoxville and where they visualize it will evolve in the future.

Kelly Tilton has an MFA and an MS in information sciences from the University of Tennessee, where she now works as an information literacy instruction librarian. She works alongside a team of other general education librarians, and focuses specifically on information literacy in English composition courses. After working two years with an assessment librarian, she became interested in assessment in addition to user instruction, which led to her close study of the ACRL Framework for Literacy in Higher Education, and she continues to integrate the framework into her teaching and assessment practices. 

 

Kenya Flash is one of two Diversity Resident librarians at University of Tennessee. She has a long-standing focus on instruction, which has been facilitated by a rotation in that department and through previous experience as an adjunct librarian at Wilkes University. Kenya holds a bachelor's degree in government and law from Lafayette College, a master's in political science from East Stroudsburg University, and a master's in library and information sciences from Drexel University. In November 2015, she was appointed the subject librarian for Sociology and Political Science. The framework presents very interesting possibilities for her in both roles at UT, as she will have the ability to utilize it with throughout various parts of the curriculum.


Speakers
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Kenya Flash

Kenya Flash is one of two Diversity Resident librarians at University of Tennessee. She has a long-standing focus on instruction, which has been facilitated by a rotation in that department and through previous experience as an adjunct librarian at Wilkes University. Kenya holds a bachelor's degree in government and law from Lafayette College, a master's in political science from East Stroudsburg University, and a master's in library and... Read More →
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Kelly Tilton

Kelly Tilton has an MFA and an MS in information sciences from the University of Tennessee, where she now works as an information literacy instruction librarian. She works alongside a team of other general education librarians, and focuses specifically on information literacy in English composition courses. After working two years with an assessment librarian, she became interested in assessment in addition to user instruction, which led to her... Read More →

Sponsors

Wednesday April 6, 2016 8:00am - 11:00am
Salon 1

9:30am

Registration Desk Open
Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:30am - 3:30pm
Lower Level Hallway

1:00pm

Leadership Institute
Explore the current and future opportunities and ideas for leadership development available through TLA.

Speakers
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Martha Earl

Assistant Director, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Sharon Holderman

Coordinator of Public Services, Tennessee Technological University
I am the Coordinator of Public Services, which includes circulation, reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, tutoring, collection management, and marketing. I am the MyLibrarian for the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology as well as various administrative departments. My areas of interest include financial literacy, library management, copyright, and career services.
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Susan Jennings

Chattanooga State Community College
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Ruth Kinnersley

Library Director, Trevecca Nazarene University
I have been a librarian for a while! Talk to me about: | Volunteering in TLA, Leadership, Academic Libraries, management

Sponsors

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 1

1:00pm

Presentation Academy
Have you ever wanted to give a great presentation? Are you a seasoned presenter wanting to try something new? The Virginia Library Association’s Presentation Academy will take you through how to come up with and save ideas, find the right idea for the right conference, and how to write a great conference proposal.


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 3

5:00pm

NMRT Social
Mix and mingle with other new members all while enjoying appetizers courtesy of NMRT.



Wednesday April 6, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fireside Lounge, MeadowView Hotel
 
Thursday, April 7
 

7:30am

Registration Desk Open
Thursday April 7, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Lower Level Hallway

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

School Section Business Meeting
Sponsors

Thursday April 7, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 6

8:00am

8:00am

A Happy Marriage: How the Ancestry.com Partnership Benefits Your Patrons
Did you know that your patrons can access some of the most important records held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives--for free--via a partnership with Ancestry.com? In this session, TSLA's senior reference librarian will provide a detailed explanation of these records and how to easily navigate them.

Speakers
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Trenton Hanner

Tennessee State Library and Archives


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 9

8:00am

How's your website? Launching a web usability study
Do you wonder how easy or difficult it is for patrons to use your library website? One university library's web team sought to find out about their website's effectiveness with users. Learn about launching and managing a website usability study including testing software, study development, and IRB considerations.

Speakers
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April Crockett

Tennessee Technological University


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 7

8:00am

NMRT Business Meeting
Help shape the future of NMRT. Those interested in filling leadership positions in the coming year are especially encourage to attend.


Thursday April 7, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon A

9:00am

General Session
Featuring Keynote Speaker Sharyn McCrumb

Awards Presented: Dr. Edwin Gleaves Scholarship, TENNSCO Scholarship,TLA Library Support Staff Award, TN History Book Award, TLA Honor Award,TLA Conference Interns, James E. Ward Instruction Award

Speakers
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Sharyn McCrumb

Sharyn McCrumb is an award-winning Southern writer, best known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, set in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains, including the New York Times Best Sellers The Ballad of Tom Dooley, She Walks These Hills, and The Rosewood Casket. A forthcoming novel, Prayers the Devil Answers, will be published by Atria (Simon & Schuster) in May, 2016. Her 2013 novel, King's Mountain, the story of the 1780... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Meadowview Ballroom

11:00am

Free Time in Exhibits
Thursday April 7, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cattails Ballroom ABC

11:00am

Exhibits Open
Thursday April 7, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Cattails Ballroom ABC

11:00am

TLA Used Book Sale and Silent Auction
The Scholarship Committee has something for you!

Check out the themed basket silent auction and "Book Sale on the Side" in the exhibit area. When the exhibits are open for busness, we are there waiting for you to come by and make a bid or buy a book.

Bring your used books to the conference. All books are welcome. A collection box will be available at registration.

All proceeds benefit next year's Gleaves Scholarship and Conference Intern Program. 


Thursday April 7, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Exhibit Hall

11:30am

UTK School of Information Sciences Reception
Stop by and say hello, greet old friends, and pick up a grab and go refreshment.

Exhibitors
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University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences

University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences
The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences is educating the next generation of information professionals for a dynamic world. Explore your future career with our diverse team of faculty whose research is addressing cutting-edge information problems. The masters degree may be completed on-campus or from a distance. An interdisciplinary doctoral degree in communication and information is also offered.


Thursday April 7, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Boone-Cherokee Room

11:45am

Children/Young Adult Luncheon
This year’s CYA luncheon (Thursday, April 7) speaker will be MexicanAmerican author, poet, and advocate for the Hispanic community, Pat Mora. Many of her books are bilingual, presenting topics affecting Mexican-American families and culture. Pat is a literacy advocate excited about sharing what she calls “bookjoy.” Pat founded El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) also known as Día, which promotes creatively linking all children and families to books and establishing the annual April Children’s Day/Book Day celebrations across the country. April 2016 will be Día’s 20th Anniversary.

Awards Presented: Daniel Taylor Memorial Award, Louise Meredith School Library Media Award 

Speakers
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Pat Mora

Pat Mora’s most recent collection of poetry is Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems about Love, written in the voices of teens. Among her awards are Honorary Doctorates from North Carolina State University and SUNY Buffalo, Honorary Membership in the American Library Association, Life-Time Membership in USBBY, a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship to write in Umbria, Italy, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was a... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 7, 2016 11:45am - 1:00pm
Cattails Ballroom ABC

1:10pm

1:10pm

20 Years and Counting
How to keep story times fun and interesting both for the kids and for yourself even after 20 years of (not) doing the same thing. Where to find new ideas, how to challenge yourself, how to make it fresh and entertaining without investing a lot of time and or money. Simple ideas that have worked (to our surprise) at our library and may work for you also. While I plan to share some nuggets of what I've learned after 20 years, I also very much want those attending to share their success stories (or frustrations) as we learn best from each other. I would love for lots of people to share a really great story time experience that worked out great, and was fun for everyone.

Speakers
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Linda Ackerman

Portland Public Library of Sumner County


Thursday April 7, 2016 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon 9

1:10pm

Can you imagine what goes on in special libraries?
For those who don't work in special libraries, they can be a bit of a mystery. This panel discussion will bring together librarians from a variety of special libraries to provide their unique perspectives. Learn how the panelists came to work in special libraries, what an average day is like, and the variety of work involved in special libraries. Bring your questions!

Speakers
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Meredith Goins

Section Manager, Research Services, ORAU
Each day I have the opportunity to connect scientists, lab personnel and medical professionals with current research in their fields. Nothing could be finer! | I blend my education and 20+ years of experience in public relations and information science to create a system to the madness - helping to drive information to the intended audience while offering superb customer service.
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Michael Lindsay

Serials/E Resources Librarian, Preston Medical Library
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Chuck Sherrill

Tennessee State Library and Archives


Thursday April 7, 2016 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon 3

1:10pm

Daring to Dream: 'Managing Up' and Demonstrating Value through Monthly Metrics
Benchmarking is a structured process improvement tool that can be used internally to measure specific metrics over time. Learn the process of developing continuous quality assessment tools, such as surveys and the selection of metrics. Customer service and quality assessment surveys will be discussed; 65 metrics will be revealed. The methods used to communicate with leadership will be described including utilizing a scorecard and meeting with leadership. Explore how data can be presented and reported to wow administrators and influence funding

Speakers
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Martha Earl

Assistant Director, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Sandy Oelschlegel

University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine


Thursday April 7, 2016 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon 6

1:10pm

Imagine More Money!
Imaginative ways to raise money for those special programs that are fun and easy!

Speakers
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Doylene Farley

Monterey Branch Library
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Cynthia Julian-Simmons

Library Director, Millard Oakley Public Library
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Karen Tittle

May Justus Memorial Library


Thursday April 7, 2016 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon 4

1:10pm

President's Program
A kitchen table discussion on the ways and benefits one can become involved in professional service within the library profession and associations. Suitable for all.

Speakers
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Susan Jennings

Chattanooga State Community College
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Julie Beth Todaro

Dr. Julie Todaro has over 40 years of experience in academic, public, school and special libraries as a library manager, workshop presenter and consultant. She was the past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries (2007-2008) and past president of the Texas Library Association (2000-2001). She was awarded the 2012 Texas Library Association Lifetime Achievement Award; the Texas Library Association 1996... Read More →


Thursday April 7, 2016 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon 1

1:10pm

To Purchase or Not to Purchase? ILLiad Saves the Day!
This presentation will showcase our new method for receiving purchase requests from faculty, staff, and students. ILLiad software is typically used for Interlibrary Loan activities only, but a special addon [produced by the IDS Project at SUNY] can be added and used for acquisitions and collection development activities. The presentation will include the process and results of this new service.

Speakers
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Alison Lampley

East Tennessee State University


Thursday April 7, 2016 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Salon 7

2:10pm

2:10pm

2:10pm

2:10pm

2:10pm

2:10pm

2:10pm

THeSLA Business Meeting
Sponsors

Thursday April 7, 2016 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Watauga

2:10pm

3:10pm

3:10pm

Find a Subject-Matter Expert and Use Them!
Librarians come in contact with a plethora of individuals, resources, and facilities of specialized scholarship and should never pass up the opportunities of the teaching library. So as a subject expert, I find people and let them use my expertise. As the Medical Librarian at the VA Medical Center San Diego, I implemented the Medical Library Lunch & Learn Lecture series for hospital staff to learn about the high-impact, patient-centered, and evidence-based research in areas of medicine and medical sub-specialties performed by VA clinicians with faculty appointments at the University of California, San Diego. As the Electronic Resources Librarian at the United States Air Force Academy, I collaborated with history, political science, law and behavioral science faculty; the local Colorado Springs Diversity Forum; Pikes Peak Library and Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to create exhibits that extended the dialogue outside of the classroom and into the library.

Speakers
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Janice Young

Librarian


Thursday April 7, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Salon 1

3:10pm

Framing Information Literacy: Student Respnses to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
Reports the results and implications of a study conducted to collect undergraduate student impressions of the language and concepts of the ACRL frames both prior to and after a semester-long research methods class.

Speakers
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Rachel Scott

ILS Librarian, University of Memphis


Thursday April 7, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Salon 3

3:10pm

Savor and Spice! Using Pura Belpre(tm) Awards to Celebrate Hispanic Literature for Youth
Let your imagination run wild with Hispanic stories! Librarians can support the Hispanic English Language Learner by utilizing Pura Belpre'™Award books and linked activities for story time and other programs. Visit this session to discover how these winning titles enhance multicultural collections as well as contribute to literary strategies. The hands-on activities presented are guaranteed to captivate the imaginations of the Hispanic English Language Learner and promote the Latino cultural experience for all children. Helpful handouts included.

Speakers
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Deborah Parrott

East Tennessee State University


Thursday April 7, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Salon 9

3:10pm

TEL: Year in Review

Familiar with TEL but need a Refresher? Are you new to the field and want to learn more? Over the past year, TEL databases have seen major updates to interfaces and improved functionality. This session will highlight all of those changes and give you a preview of what's coming. Get helpful tips for linking TEL and learn about options for TEL vendor training, support, and promotional materials.


Exhibitors
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Erin Loree

Tennessee Electronic Library
As the TEL Administrator, Erin Loree provides support for libraries throughout the state and has a background working to improve the user experience in an academic setting. Erin holds an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Rhode Island as well as a BS from Michigan State University.


Thursday April 7, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Salon 7

3:10pm

Tennessee Disability Pathfinder: Your Navigator on the Path to Community Services
Tennessee Disability Pathfinder, a program of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, serves as a statewide clearinghouse of disability-related resources and phone helpline for all languages. It includes several components of its program to assist individuals in finding available services. This session will educate participants about Pathfinder's phone helpline, online database, community calendar, resources library, and multicultural program, as well as, encourage collaboration to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Speakers

Thursday April 7, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Salon 6

3:10pm

Unique Checkouts: Expanding Our Library Collection
We will discuss some of our new items that we have available at our respective libraries for checkout. Some of these items include: hot spots, kindles, chrome books, ipads, Osmo, and playaway views and lauchpads. We will talk about which of these items are available for office site use, which are for in-house use, and the policies in place regarding these devices.

Speakers
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Debra Elledge

Portland Public Library of Sumner County
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Elizabeth Kozlowski

Director, White House Library
I have been the library director here in White House for 2 and a half years. I am currently working on a new building project that should be completed this summer.


Thursday April 7, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Salon 4

4:10pm

4:10pm

50 Years of Civil Rights through the Lens of Juvenile Literature
Dare to imagine: Civil Rights as shown through the lens of Children’s Literature. For the past 15 years, the University of Tennessee at Martin has held a Civil Rights Conference. This past year, the opportunity presented itself for the library, as an academic institution, to give a presentation at the conference. Our topic was 50 years of Juvenile Literature with an emphasis on African American civil rights and we prepared for the presentation by creating a bibliography of works we felt best exemplified our topic. We will share with you our process in selecting materials for inclusion in the presentation. Additionally, we will review the unique collection development strategies we implemented to evaluate and expand an important part of our collection.

Speakers
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Heidi Busch

Electronic Resources Librarian, Paul Meek Library - UTM
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Sara Rachels

University of Tennessee at Martin


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 4

4:10pm

Dare to Imagine a Library of Community Partnerships
We will present some recent projects involving community partners and how we picture an increasing role for libraries in the building of social capital through such endeavors. Projects we would highlight are: Partnering with the region’s largest employer (Mountain States Health Alliance) to host a job fair called “Project: Employment Hope” specifically for disadvantaged persons; Partnering with East Tennessee State University’s Department of Social Work to have a graduate student social worker intern at libraries in the region; Working with ETSU and city planners to create a Pollinator Pathway;and increasing green spaces in downtown Johnson City and creating more ecologically-friendly landscaping on the library’s grounds We also plan to include the evolution of Johnson City Public Library’s work with community agencies, and allow time for attendees to brainstorm ideas for new community partners in their own areas.

Speakers
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Lisa Krekelberg

Adult Services Librarian, Johnson City Public Library


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 7

4:10pm

Establishing Little Free Libraries in Your Community
Want your Library to be part of the Little Free Library movement but not sure how to get started? This presentation will show you how a mid-sized public library placed twelve Little Free Libraries in its service area and helped start a community-wide literacy movement.

Speakers
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Cathy Farley

White County Public Libary


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 9

4:10pm

Insights of Rural Librarians on Making an Impact in their Appalachian Communities
Rural librarians recently graduated from the IMLS-funded Information Technology Rural Librarian Master’s Scholarship Program (Part I and Part II) in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee will discuss the challenges, opportunities, outcomes, and impact they are making in their Appalachian workplace and rural communities.

Speakers
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Bharat Mehra

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 1

4:10pm

Introduction to & Updates on the Digital Public Library of America Tennessee Service Hub
In February of this 2015, the Digital Library of Tennessee (DLTN) was accepted to be the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Service Hub for the state of Tennessee. Guided by a committee put together by Tenn-Share and with technical support from the University of Tennessee Knoxville, the DLTN works to get Tennessee content into the DPLA, thus increasing the visibility of the institutions and local collections from our state. This presentation will introduce you to the DPLA, the DLTN, and the work currently underway with the Phase 1 ingest project, involving eight institutions and about 150,000 digital items from across the state. The presenters will also explain the DLTN organizational and technical infrastructures as well as highlight challenges (and solutions) for getting this project off the ground.

Speakers
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Carolyn Runyon

Director of Special Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 3

4:10pm

UT's iSchool Student Research Forum
This annual session highlights the UT iSchool's (School of Information Sciences) student research that is relevant to our state's practitioners. This session is an opportunity to meet our practitioner colleagues of the future.

Speakers
Sponsors

Thursday April 7, 2016 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Salon 6

5:00pm

School Libraries Section Informal Gathering
Come mix and mingle with your fellow school librarians in TLA. Follow us on Twitter at @TNLASchoolLib to find out the latest.

Sponsors

Thursday April 7, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Fireside Lounge, MeadowView Hotel

6:00pm

UT SIS Alumni Society Gathering
Bring a drink and join the UT SIS Alumni Society for networking and conversations with other University of Tennessee SIS graduates!

Speakers
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Amy Dye-Reeves

Jefferson County Schools


Thursday April 7, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Salon 9

7:00pm

All-Conference Reception
Join us for the reception in the MeadowView Ballroom for some delicious treats along with a DJ playing all our favorite songs.  Don’t forget about the photo booth where you can let your imaginations run wild!

Thursday April 7, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Meadowview Ballroom
 
Friday, April 8
 

7:30am

Registration Desk Open
Friday April 8, 2016 7:30am - 1:30pm
Lower Level Hallway

8:00am

8:00am

Build It and They Will Come: Engaging Faculty to Build a Better Library Experience for All
With the unique position of a new library director and a spotlight on Beaman Library, we seized the opportunity to engage and collaborate with faculty to enhance the library’s resources and services. We used a new citation management tool, EndNote, to open the door to actively converse with our faculty about their research needs and current library services. Regular EndNote classes for our faculty led to a broader discussion of library services for faculty and students, which culminated in the Beaman Library Faculty User Group. This group meets 1-2 times a month to discuss library needs, new resources and services, and tips on using the library. Faculty response has been overwhelmingly positive and led to the devlopment of a faculty summer course on using the library in research and teaching activities.

Speakers
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Kayce Gill

Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Lipscomb University
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Anna Leta Moss

Systems and Instruction Librarian, Lipscomb University


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 4

8:00am

DIA IN A DAY: The quick and easy, down-and-dirty of DIA (Diversity in Action)
Encouraging culturally diverse communities through programming is part of a librarian’s job in the 21st century. Celebrating our communities through culturally diverse programs provides children the opportunity to understand others and to get to know people from all over the world, regardless of their religion, skin color or language. We will feature fun, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate DIA. Author Shindana Feagins and illustrator Syreeta Blakely will co-present introducing “We have such in common”, a multicultural picture book that focuses on our common traits instead of our differences. Join us for an entertaining presentation, full of ideas that will make your DIA program a total success!

Speakers
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Misty Bach

Spring Hill Public Library
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Judith Reynolds

Library Director, Meigs -Decatur Public Library
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Patricia Rua-Bashir

Children\'s Services Supervisor, Southeast Branch of NPL
I’m a Children’s Librarian and I have been working with libraries since 2003. Currently I work at the Southeast Branch of the Nashville Public Library in Antioch, TN. My official title is Librarian 2 which essentially means I'm the Children's Services Supervisor. I joined the Nashville Public Library two years ago as the children's librarian for the Main Library. I transferred to the Southeast Branch in January where I had the opportunity... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 9

8:00am

Digital Outreach: Telling your patrons' stories through podcasting
First-generation college students enter college as some of the most academically underprepared students. From academic to social hurdles, first-gen students often feel isolated from their peers. In an effort to provide inspiration to these students, the library at Nashville State Community College created a digital storytelling project, NSCC Voices (http://nscc.libguides.com/voices). In this session, we'll discuss how other libraries can start their own digital storytelling projects for a variety of purposes. Topics covered will include: inspiration for the project, hurdles we’ve faced, as well as a quick overview of how to create a podcast.

Speakers
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Emily Bush

Coordinator of Library Instruction, Nashville State Community College
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Colette Strassburg

Interlibrary Loan, Nashville State Community College


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 7

8:00am

Leading at All Levels
Leadership does not have a one-size fits all definition. It is instead demonstrated by actions and is present in all facets of an organization’s life, regardless of a librarian’s position title or location on an organizational chart. The goal of this session is to strengthen leadership awareness and skills. A diverse panel of peers will share in leadership experiences and learnings, good and bad.

Participants

David Hajdik, panelist
Associate Professor
Engineering Librarian, Volpe Library
Faculty Head, Men’s Learning Village "The CAVE" @ Browning/Evins Hall
Tennessee Technological University
Email: DHajdik@tntech.edu
Topic: Leading a Learning Village / Community

Susan Jennings, panelist
Dean of Library Services
Chattanooga State Technical Community College
Email: Susan.Jennings@ChattanoogaState.EDU
Topic: 10 things I never expected in becoming a Library Dean

Mary Ellen Sloane, panelist
User Services Librarian for Basic and Applied Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University, since 2005
Email: maryellen.sloane@mtsu.edu
Topic: Leading Groups

Dr. Cindy C. Welch, panelist
Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences
Associate Director, Center for Children's & Young Adult Literature
The University of Tennessee
Email: cwelch11@utk.edu
Topic: Developing professional identity in professional organizations

Theresa Liedtka, moderator
Dean, UTC Library
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Email: theresa-liedtka@utc.edu

Moderators
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Theresa Liedtka

Dean, Lupton Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Speakers
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David Hajdik

Tennessee Technological University
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Susan Jennings

Chattanooga State Community College
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Mary Ellen Sloane

User Services Librarian for Basic and Applied Sciences, Middle Tennessee State University
Mary Ellen Sloane is the Science Librarian and an Associate Professor at Middle Tennessee State University. Her research interests include scholarly communication, information literacy, library technology, and user experience.
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Cindy L Welch

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Graduate Education

Sponsors

Friday April 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 6

8:00am

Technical Services an Integral Part of Libraries Today
A panel highlighting the vital role of Technical Services in 21st century libraries with discussion of new cataloging methods for digital materials, as well as traditional print materials. We’ll also decipher some of the acronyms that make up the TechSpeak of Technical Services: BIBFRAME, RIMMF, RDA and more. Join us to learn how decisions made by Tech Services workers will continue to affect accessibility of library materials.

Moderators
Speakers
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Valarie Adams

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Margaret Brown

Williamson County Public Library
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Beth Purtee

Waggoner Library, Trevecca Nazarene University


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 3

8:00am

The Library Tour, Reimagined: Creating an Active Learning Exercise to Familiarize Students with the Library
Students complain about taking library tours. Librarians complain about giving library tours. Librarians at MTSU’s Walker Library dared to dream of an alternative to the standard library tour. This session will describe the Library’s project to create a self-guided, QR-code and video-based walking tour of the library from concept to implementation. The re-imagined tour has an accompanying worksheet that can be used as an in-class exercise, a graded homework assignment, or as an optional extra credit activity.

Speakers
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James Brummett

Social Media Coordinator at James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
I have a recent graduate of MTSU with a degree in Mass Communication and New Media. Some of the skills I bring to the Walker Library are graphic design, photography, videography, among many others. I hope to bring awareness to the many parts of the Walker Library in any way that can help support the students of MTSU.
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Jason Vance

Associate Professor & Information Literacy Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University
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Kristen West

Associate Professor & Instruction Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University


Friday April 8, 2016 8:00am - 8:50am
Salon 1

9:00am

9:00am

Differentiated Instruction and Resource Gathering for Graphic Novels
This presentation forces on the teaching and gathering of resources to create programs and lessons with graphic novels. This program is interactive and allows participants to discuss their ideas with other conference participants.

Speakers
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Amy Dye-Reeves

Jefferson County Schools


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 9

9:00am

Have a Mentor, be a Mentor
Mentoring advice from Dr. Edward A. Scott, Director of the McDermott Library, United States Air Force Academy as told by his mentee. Words of wisdom, satirical insights and jovial sarcasm from a seasoned professional with over forty-nine years of librarianship experience, who transformed a new librarian’s career from ordinary into extraordinary.

Speakers
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Janice Young

Librarian


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 3

9:00am

Helping Students Navigate the Library Stacks: Using Icons to Represent LoC Subject Areas
Students have difficulty navigating the physical and online library. At PSCC, a group of librarians, students, and faculty teamed up to design icons for the major Library of Congress subject headings to provide a visual context for the difficult-to-use classification system. The icons are placed on signage in the physical library and online to help guide students to specific subject areas and create specific continuity opportunities between the physical and virtual library spaces. PSCC librarians will discuss the project, including research for planning the project, student involvement, the design of new stack signs, using the Library of Congress icons online, and the ongoing research on the effectiveness of the new shelving signs with wayfinding and browsing.

Speakers
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Miranda Kispert

Virginia College Library
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Jennifer Mezick

Acquisitions Librarian, Pellissippi State Community College
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Laurel Winters

Scripps Networks Interactive


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 7

9:00am

Imagine New Practices
Hear a panel of experienced library personnel from across the state present daring new practices implemented in order to provide reference and information to their users. Glean from their experience for your own library. What has worked? What has not? Just imagine!

Speakers
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Gail Perkins Barton

Interlibrary Loan Librarian, University of Memphis
I truly enjoy the world of libraries...ALL TYPES! After being an educator for years in TN and AL, I was employed at Samford University, near Birmingham, AL for 10 years. I was the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator while also working weekends and some nights at the Birmingham Public Library/Springville Road Regional. In 2014, I came to the University of Memphis as Interlibrary Loan Librarian and have recently been named Interim Head of the Collection... Read More →


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 1

9:00am

Librarians @ Lunchtime - Worshops for the Imagination
Librarians @ Lunchtime is a workshop series that delivers topics based on a selected theme each semester. This theme changes each semester to create new and imaginative topics for workshop attendees. Learn how to create and run a workshop series that is fun and informative


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 6

9:00am

Patron Driven Collection Development: Inviting patrons to build their public library collection
At the Chattanooga Public Library, we have embarked upon patron driven collection development. Through the use of our Patron Request form, we invite our patrons to help build their public library collection. Since the program's inception, we have received more than 11,000 requests to date. Who makes these requests, what types of materials are being requested, do these items circulate and what do patron requests tell us about our customers? Learn about the triumphs and challenges of patron requests and how they help us be a more responsive library to our patrons.

Speakers
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Mary Jane Spehar

Chattanooga Public Library


Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 9:50am
Salon 4

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Friday April 8, 2016 9:00am - 2:00pm
Cattails Ballroom ABC

10:00am

Free Time in Exhbits
Friday April 8, 2016 10:00am - 10:50am
Cattails Ballroom ABC

11:00am

11:00am

Tips & Tricks for the Library Resume
Learn to write a great library resume/CV like what to include, what to delete, common mistakes, proper language, and how employers interpret resumes. This session will be half presentation, half panel, and will help improve your resume for your next job search and your LinkedIn profile!

Speakers
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Martha Earl

Assistant Director, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Meredith Goins

Section Manager, Research Services, ORAU
Each day I have the opportunity to connect scientists, lab personnel and medical professionals with current research in their fields. Nothing could be finer! | I blend my education and 20+ years of experience in public relations and information science to create a system to the madness - helping to drive information to the intended audience while offering superb customer service.
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Sharon Holderman

Coordinator of Public Services, Tennessee Technological University
I am the Coordinator of Public Services, which includes circulation, reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, tutoring, collection management, and marketing. I am the MyLibrarian for the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology as well as various administrative departments. My areas of interest include financial literacy, library management, copyright, and career services.
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Amy Kimani

Bristol Public Library


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon 3

11:00am

Design and Build a Youth Services Librarian
Take a break from educating yourself and participate in a dialog with the Coordinator of Youth Services at the School of Information Sciences, UTK. If you were designing the future children's or YA librarian or school librarian, what skills, competences, attributes would you want to see? This brainstorming session is an interactive conversation about how to educate the next generation of youth services librarians in schools and public libraries.

Speakers
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Cindy L Welch

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Graduate Education


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon 9

11:00am

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources
Abstract Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use in service to the health information needs of those living in rural communities. Objectives Increase knowledge of the unique nature of rural communities, including their attributes and challenges Identify health information needs specific to rural communities Become familiar with resources to address health information needs of rural citizens Identify potential community partners in rural communities.


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon 4

11:00am

Inventory: Yes, You Can! Today!
Have you given up on inventory because it seems too complicated and expensive? Using materials already owned by most libraries (a laptop, Microsoft Excel software and a barcode scanner) and existing staff, we will demonstrate how simple and fast it is to inventory your collection. We will provide experience-based, practical recommendations regarding optimal times for performing inventory, how much to inventory at one time, and suggestions for inventorying in public and academic libraries.

Speakers
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Wendy Doucette

East Tennessee State University


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon 6

11:00am

Realize Your Dreams with Reliable Statistics from Uncle Sam
The federal government is a rich source of statistics for researchers, business people, and policy makers. Discover tips and tricks for finding free sources of statistics on topics such as education, labor, and crime.

Speakers
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Bess Robinson

University of Memphis
PR

Perveen Rustomfram

University of Memphis


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon 1

11:00am

Trending Topics in Public Libraries: A Panel Discussion
Wondering what's new in Tennessee's Public Libraries or want to know more about what's coming? Have you heard about this TV Whitespace program? Did you know that the way we collect and report data to the state may be changing in the future? Do you think you're library is too small for a makerspace? Join moderator Jillian Rael, Chair of the Public Library Section for this informative panel discussion. Topics include May Linger discussing her library's experience with the new TV Whitespace program and what it is doing for her community. Cecilie Maynor shares new information out of TSLA including outcomes-based planning and it's relationship to data collection, community needs, differentiating between outcomes and output, the TN Roadmap for libraries, and more. Becca Baker will share information on the continuing evolution of library makerspaces. This promises to be an informative session filled with idea-sharing, discussion, and conversation. Join us and bring your questions!

Moderators
Speakers
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Becca Baker

Youth Services Manager, Blount County Public Library
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May Lingner

Cheatham County Public Library
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Cecilie Maynor

Red River Regional Library


Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 11:50am
Salon 7

12:00pm

Trustee and Friends of Libraries Section Luncheon
Susan J. Schmidt, President-elect of the ALA United for Libraries (http://www.ala.org/united/) will be the Trustees/Friends luncheon (Friday, April 8) speaker and will conduct an afternoon session on fundraising and foundations. Susan is a former Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) president and long-time board member. Susan has been an active participant in and speaker at ALA’s Advocacy Institute since its inception and helps to coordinate United for Libraries’ popular Nuts & Bolts program for Friends, Trustees, and Foundations which is held at both ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference each year.

Awards Presented: Friend of the Year Award 

Speakers
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Susan J. Schmidt

Susan J. Schmidt is a former Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) president and long-time board member. Schmidt is a media assistant at the Montgomery County Public Schools, served as president of the Friends of the Little Falls chapter of the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County from 1992-2012, and is a governor’s appointed member of the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries since 1998. She also served as president of the Friends... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 8, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Cattails Ballroom ABC

1:40pm

'I can do *what* at the library?': Meeting Community Needs Through Alternative Library Resources
From farm equipment and heirloom seeds to electronic resources and WiFi hotspots, public libraries are being called upon to offer more and more resources to their patrons that fall outside the "normal" items like books and audiobooks. This program will detail some of those alternative resources and how to reach previously un-reached patrons.

Speakers
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Heather Duby

Assistant Director, Sullivan County Public Library
I am a strong proponent of access to information and intellectual freedom as libraries have long been bastions of both. I am interested in learning from other professionals in small and rural libraries. I earned my MIS in 2012 as a grateful recipient of an ITRL scholarship and I put what I learned during my graduate studies to work every day!


Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon 6

1:40pm

Fundraising for Library Programs
Just imagine…having all the funds needed to run the library. This session will discuss ideas for fundraising to support your library’s budget beyond book and bake sales and whether developing a Foundation is right for you. There will be time for questions and answers

Speakers
avatar for Susan J. Schmidt

Susan J. Schmidt

Susan J. Schmidt is a former Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA) president and long-time board member. Schmidt is a media assistant at the Montgomery County Public Schools, served as president of the Friends of the Little Falls chapter of the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County from 1992-2012, and is a governor’s appointed member of the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries since 1998. She also served as president of the Friends... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Holston

1:40pm

Homeschoolers @ the Library! (at YOUR Library)
The Halls Branch of the Knox County Public Library has successfully implemented a monthly program series geared specifically for Homeschool families. This presentation will discuss how and why we created the program, the steps we took to implement it and the partnerships we have developed to make this series successful with very little staff time and effort. If you have a growing homeschool population in your area, you might benefit from this presentation.

Speakers

Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon 9

1:40pm

Patrons Speak Out About Ebooks: Results of the BISG-ALA Study
Join the discussion of the reading behavior & format choices of public library patrons. The results of a survey conducted by the Book Industry Study Group (BISG) in partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) will be presented. There will be time for audience particularization and discussion.

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Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon 4

1:40pm

Research Linking and Access in University News Releases
This presentation shares research analyzing a random sample of nearly 2,000 university press releases citing peer-reviewed research by its faculty. The analysis reveals the prevalence of linking to research articles and the access status of those articles. Access has implications for universities wishing to publicize their research beyond campus boundaries, and for potential library-public relations collaborations to archive open access versions of featured peer-reviewed research articles.

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Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon 1

1:40pm

Successful Student Library Boards: Academic Library Partners and Advocates
Student advisory groups in academic libraries are common, but operate with varying degrees of success. The Charles C. Sherrod Library at East Tennessee State University has had a very engaged and active Student Advisory Council since 2012. The presentation will discuss managing a student advisory council, including recruiting students; setting goals for the council and expectations for its members; getting student and administrative support; meeting schedule, times, locations, and agendas; communication; and other topics related to advisory board success. The presenter will draw upon her experience with student advisory boards at three different academic institutions.

Speakers
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Patricia Van Zandt

East Tennessee State University


Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon 7

1:40pm

Wikipedia and Your Library

Solve the labyrinth of Wikipedia and learn to integrate it into programs at your school or library.


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Bryan Jones

Nashville Public Library


Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Salon 3

2:40pm

Get Ready To Learn with WCTE PBS
Find out how the Putnam County Library partnered with their local PBS station, WCTE Upper Cumberland PBS, to create a mini ipad lab for the kids section of the library loaded with free math and literacy apps from PBSkids. The TN PBS stations across the state have access to these free materials and resources for family engagement, early learners, transmedia, and PBS on line and on air content for creating lifelong learners.

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Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Salon 9

2:40pm

How We Measure Up: a look at the public library landscape in Tennessee
In 2015, 98% of libraries in the Tennessee Regional Library System participated in an extensive survey of library services and resources. Based on the Tennessee Standards for Non-Metropolitan Public Libraries, this surevey examined staffing, budgeting, technology, community outreach and other aspects of library success. This program will reveal the findings of the survey, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and explore the potential for change in our public libraries.

Speakers
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Cecilie Maynor

Red River Regional Library
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Chuck Sherrill

Tennessee State Library and Archives


Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Holston

2:40pm

Looking for Employees Who Don’t Just Like to Read
Our library employees were recently offered a retirement incentive that led to 4 seasoned employees leaving within 6 mos. of each other. We also have several part-time employees that often move on to further education, full time jobs, or staying home with families. This presentation will go over some of the experiences we have had at our library, and with some of my personal experiences, so that hopefully new librarians will know what a public library is looking for in employees so that they can be better prepared for the job market. It may also give some tips to others who are hiring at their own libraries.

Speakers
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Hannah Powell

Kingsport Public Library


Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Salon 6

2:40pm

Making your space a Makerspace!
Any space can be a makerspace. Chances are, your library is already involved in making, which is why making in libraries is such a natural fit. From technology to textiles and everything in between, making has taken the library world by storm. As cool 3D printers are, the Maker movement is about so much more that. This session will explore how some libraries have integrated making into their programming, space, and mission to better serve their patrons, build community, share and create knowledge, and make awesome stuff.

Speakers
avatar for Becca Baker

Becca Baker

Youth Services Manager, Blount County Public Library


Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Salon 4

2:40pm

Money Smart Week and Beyond: Financial Literacy Programs at Your Library
While ALA’s Money Smart Week is right around the corner (23-30 April 2016), libraries are the perfect places for all ages to learn about making informed financial decisions all year long! Librarians from across Tennessee will share ideas for programs that teach the essential life skills of personal finance.

Speakers
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Bess Robinson

University of Memphis
PR

Perveen Rustomfram

University of Memphis


Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Salon 7

2:40pm

RDA for the Rest of Us : RDA Implementation for Smaller Academic and Public Libraries
In 2013 the Library of Congress and other large academic libraries finally implemented the new descriptive cataloging standard RDA (Resource Description and Access.) I have attended some great programs by people at those institutions about RDA. But I often leave feeling more intimidated than inspired. What about those of us in smaller academic and public libraries? We don’t all have the financial or personnel resources to do ILS customization or extensive training. Since I am the only professional cataloger at my library, RDA implementation was up to me alone and it’s still a work in progress. I will discuss how I prepared myself, my staff, and my public service colleagues at Elon University’s Belk Library for RDA. I will talk about not only the successes, but also the ongoing challenges we face. I hope that this session will be a forum for colleagues to ask questions and share ideas that we all can use to update our cataloging practices and benefit our customers.

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Shannon Tennant

Elon University


Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Salon 3

2:40pm

Tag and Release: Using Google Tag Manager
Google Analytics is a great tool to provide insight about how users interact with your site, but sometimes you require more data to see exactly what is happening. That's where Google Tag Manager comes in. This presentation will help you get up to speed on utilizing this powerful tool.

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Friday April 8, 2016 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Salon 1