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Suggestion The Millennial 3Rs: Reading, Research and Responding

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:26 pm

Description: Learn how one library was able to purchase 35 Kindles , add wifi access and an audio/visual production station with the Federal Library Services and Technology Act Grant (LSTA).

Patrons under 30 do not know what is like to not have technology at their fingertips. Desk and laptops are expensive to purchase and usually require a team of trained professionals to keep them working and free of viruses. Kindles can be managed by a librarian through Whispercast, a free multi Kindle deployment system from Amazon.

Presenter: Mary Gish

Description: Learn how one library was able to purchase 35 Kindles , add wifi access and an audio/visual production station with the Federal Library Services and Technology Act Grant (LSTA).

Patrons under 30 do not know what is like to not have technology at their fingertips. Desk and laptops are expensive to purchase and usually require a team of trained professionals to keep them working and free of viruses. Kindles can be managed by a librarian through Whispercast, a free multi Kindle deployment system from Amazon.

Presenter: Mary Gish

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Student
  • School / Media Center
  • Public
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Elementary School
  • Community College

Subjects:

  • Community Engagement
  • Youth Services
  • Funding

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Suggestion Advocacy in Action: Engage your local community to build passionate support for the library

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:23 pm

Description: What can advocacy efforts actually achieve? Prepare to be amazed. Join us on a tour de force of US public library accomplishments. Learn key takeaways gleaned from local advocacy efforts at 3,000 public libraries from across the US over the past six years. Discover newly revised curriculum from Turning the Page and digital resources from Geek the Library. Get data to help strengthen the case for a deeper commitment to advocacy at your library.

Description: What can advocacy efforts actually achieve? Prepare to be amazed. Join us on a tour de force of US public library accomplishments. Learn key takeaways gleaned from local advocacy efforts at 3,000 public libraries from across the US over the past six years. Discover newly revised curriculum from Turning the Page and digital resources from Geek the Library. Get data to help strengthen the case for a deeper commitment to advocacy at your library. Come away inspired by the best of the best: stories and examples of bold community transformations, powered by libraries small and large.

Presenter

  • Mary Hirsh
  • Jenny Powell

Types of libraries:

  • Public
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Regional System

Subjects:

  • Advocacy
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Marketing
  • Funding
  • Community Engagement

Additional comments: This proposal is a cooperative effort by PLA and Geek the Library/OCLC. We would love to have the opportunity to share local public library advocacy results, data, and stories through a high-energy ignite! presentation. Thank you for your consideration.

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Suggestion Building a Community-Curated Archives: The Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:22 pm

Description: Melissa Eleftherion Carr will discuss the creation and development of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange: a community-curated digital archive she built for poets to convene, correspond, and collaborate via chapbooks, the known currency of the poetry community. The model for the chapbook exchange was catalyzed by the need to invigorate poetry collections in public libraries, and has become a resource for accessing small-press and out-of-print poetry chapbooks.

Presenter: Melissa Eleftherion Carr

Description: Melissa Eleftherion Carr will discuss the creation and development of the Poetry Center Chapbook Exchange: a community-curated digital archive she built for poets to convene, correspond, and collaborate via chapbooks, the known currency of the poetry community. The model for the chapbook exchange was catalyzed by the need to invigorate poetry collections in public libraries, and has become a resource for accessing small-press and out-of-print poetry chapbooks.

Presenter: Melissa Eleftherion Carr

Types of libraries: Academic

Subjects: Archives

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Suggestion Chronicling America: promoting digitized historic American newspapers

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:22 pm

Description: What's the point of a multi-million dollar project with cutting edge technology if users are not aware of it?

Efforts on local, regional, national, international-level, and in digital realm to promote Chronicling America, a free online database of digitized US newspapers 1836-1922.

Presenter: Erenst Anip

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

Description: What's the point of a multi-million dollar project with cutting edge technology if users are not aware of it?

Efforts on local, regional, national, international-level, and in digital realm to promote Chronicling America, a free online database of digitized US newspapers 1836-1922.

Presenter: Erenst Anip

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

  • Archives
  • Social Media & Networks
  • Marketing
  • Genealogy
  • Digitization

Additional comments: Chronicling America is a federally funded project through the National Digital Newspaper Program. State participants are responsible for outreach and promotion. This presentation is coming from state participant's perspective.

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Suggestion Diversity's Action Plan

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:22 pm

Description: Can the decades-old problem of the lack of diversity in children's book publishing be solved? Jason Low, publisher of LEE & LOW BOOKS (an independent press that specializes in diversity, founded in 1991), addresses the realities of publishing diverse books and offers actionable steps that publishers and librarians can take to move the needle.

Presenter: Jason Low

Types of libraries:

Description: Can the decades-old problem of the lack of diversity in children's book publishing be solved? Jason Low, publisher of LEE & LOW BOOKS (an independent press that specializes in diversity, founded in 1991), addresses the realities of publishing diverse books and offers actionable steps that publishers and librarians can take to move the needle.

Presenter: Jason Low

Types of libraries:

  • Elementary School
  • Urban
  • Student
  • School / Media Center
  • Public
  • Prison Library
  • Nonprofit
  • Native
  • Middle School
  • Library School
  • High School

Subjects:

  • Children's Literature
  • Youth Services
  • Social Change
  • Diversity
  • Children's Services

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Suggestion Student Work in the Public Sphere: Bringing the Classroom into the Learning Commons

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:21 pm

Description: The Learning Commons’ mission is to support student success by providing a space that encourages active, collaborative learning but in truth students prefer to use the Learning Commons for quiet study and to keep collaborative learning in the classroom. How can we encourage students to take full advantage of the dynamic and creative nature of spaces like the Learning Commons?

Description: The Learning Commons’ mission is to support student success by providing a space that encourages active, collaborative learning but in truth students prefer to use the Learning Commons for quiet study and to keep collaborative learning in the classroom. How can we encourage students to take full advantage of the dynamic and creative nature of spaces like the Learning Commons? Learn about some of the ways the Learning Commons is collaborating with faculty to give student’s work life beyond the classroom and to create a dynamic and creative space where collaborative learning can take place.

Presenter: Brittney Thomas

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Undergraduate

Subjects:

  • Instruction
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Learning Commons

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Suggestion Merlin the Librarian: A Magical Game to Motivate Staff

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:21 pm

Description: Hear ye! Pepperdine University Libraries used the magic of spreadsheet functions to create Merlin the Librarian, an online game that uses incentives and rewards to motivate library workers asynchronously and remotely. From training day forward, workers complete Adventures (library work tasks) to earn Tomes (experience points), leveling up through ranks such as Sparrow, Owl, Apprentice, and Sorcerer in their personalized Folios of Great Deeds.  Over time, they earn virtual badges for each rank, receive real rewards, and compete in the Hall of Legends.

Description: Hear ye! Pepperdine University Libraries used the magic of spreadsheet functions to create Merlin the Librarian, an online game that uses incentives and rewards to motivate library workers asynchronously and remotely. From training day forward, workers complete Adventures (library work tasks) to earn Tomes (experience points), leveling up through ranks such as Sparrow, Owl, Apprentice, and Sorcerer in their personalized Folios of Great Deeds.  Over time, they earn virtual badges for each rank, receive real rewards, and compete in the Hall of Legends. Merlin the Librarian is adaptable to a variety of professional situations, but most importantly, it’s fun.

Presenter: Paul Stenis

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

  • Games and Gaming
  • Training
  • Support Staff
  • Public Services
  • Personnel and Staffing

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Suggestion 3-D in the UAE

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:20 pm

Description: This session highlights the development of 3-D printing at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both the men's and women's campuses at Sharjah HCT established 3-D printing labs in their libraries this year. The session demonstrates selection, implementation, and results.

Presenter: Jane Barnwell

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

Description: This session highlights the development of 3-D printing at the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT)in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Both the men's and women's campuses at Sharjah HCT established 3-D printing labs in their libraries this year. The session demonstrates selection, implementation, and results.

Presenter: Jane Barnwell

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Transforming Libraries
  • Technology
  • Multicultural Services
  • International Issues

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Suggestion Not Another Sad Gay Love Story: LGBTQ+ Romances for your Library

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:20 pm

Description:#weneeddiversebooks includes romance novels. There are too many cases of LGBTQ romances ending in tragedy throughout media, but that isn’t the case any longer. Niche publishers are stepping up and publishing excellent romances for a wide range of queer identities including: transgender and genderqueer people, fluid identities that don’t fit in any one label, and asexuality. Let’s get these titles onto the shelves and into the hands of the patrons who need and want them.

Description:#weneeddiversebooks includes romance novels. There are too many cases of LGBTQ romances ending in tragedy throughout media, but that isn’t the case any longer. Niche publishers are stepping up and publishing excellent romances for a wide range of queer identities including: transgender and genderqueer people, fluid identities that don’t fit in any one label, and asexuality. Let’s get these titles onto the shelves and into the hands of the patrons who need and want them.

I’ll provide lighting book talks, author reviews, and publisher summaries to give you some familiarity with the genre’s and sub-genres within the LGBTQ+ romance field.

Presenter: Amy Call

Types of libraries: Public

Subjects:

  • Adult Services
  • Readers' Advisory
  • Diversity
  • Collection Development

Additional comments: It is important to recognize that there is a library patron population out there who wants and needs these kinds of novels. Representation is important, and it's no less important in a love story than it is in a work of literary fiction.

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Suggestion 23 Mobile Things @ NEFLIN – Exploring Mobile Apps for Library Services

by Alee Navarro (staff) on Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 04:20 pm

Description: All library staff need to stay up-to-date with mobile technologies to remain relevant.  The Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) adapted the international program and implemented a 23 Mobile Things locally for member libraries in 24 counties throughout northeast Florida from January 12 – June 19, 2015. 

Join us for a discussion of the program’s triumphs and fails along with suggestions for adapting and replicating the program.  Sample materials, images, and content created by 23 Mobile Things participants will be highlighted. 

Description: All library staff need to stay up-to-date with mobile technologies to remain relevant.  The Northeast Florida Library Information Network (NEFLIN) adapted the international program and implemented a 23 Mobile Things locally for member libraries in 24 counties throughout northeast Florida from January 12 – June 19, 2015. 

Join us for a discussion of the program’s triumphs and fails along with suggestions for adapting and replicating the program.  Sample materials, images, and content created by 23 Mobile Things participants will be highlighted. 

Presenters

  • Jennifer O'Neill
  • Diana Silveira
  • Heather Sostrom

Types of libraries: All

Subjects:

  • Adult Services
  • Youth Services
  • Young Adult Services
  • Trends and Forecasting
  • Training
  • Technology
  • Social Media & Networks
  • Public Services
  • Professional Development
  • Popular Culture
  • Networking
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Continuing Education

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