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iDiversity: Embracing Reality & Co-designing Our Information Future

Description: The new information landscape embraces diverse viewpoints, adapts to meet changing user needs, recognizes the underserved, and creates a vision of inclusive and accessible resources and services. So how can 21st Century librarians “do diversity” and keep up with practices and policies that best serve their communities? Explore a snapshot of factors for developing cultural competency.

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02/28/2013 - 8:38am
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Chromebooks for Checkout?

Description: This quick presentation will be about lessons learned in a 3 library system pilot using Chromebooks. Hands-on, practical, whatchaneedtoknow.

Presenter: Mandy Knapp

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  • All

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  • Social Media & Networks
  • Technology
  • Trends and Forecasting
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02/27/2013 - 8:45pm
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Colorful Librarians: Tattoos and Information Innovators

Description: With the rise of tattoos in popular culture and amongst adults ages 18-25, is it safe to say that there is a rise of tattooed people in the library world? With 58% of librarians in the United States being over 45 years old, one can project that those replacing retirees are bound to be a bit more “colorful”. What does this mean for administrative policies regarding visible tattoos for librarians? Do these individuals aid in promoting visual literacy and how do they provide innovative programming for their libraries?

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02/27/2013 - 8:24pm
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ASAP Reference: Chatting with HR, ITG and ASK

Description: Ever wanted a response ASAP from a colleague from another department but is taking too long? Made a mistake in "chatting" with the wrong colleague with the same name? Join us for this ignite session in which we explore those questions as well as the dynamics of Instant Reference via G-Chat at NYPL. ASK NYPL is the virtual reference service of The New York Public Library. Patrons may submit questions via phone, chat, email, and text 24/7.

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02/27/2013 - 10:02am
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Surviving a Building Project with Your Sense of Humor Intact

Description: Building projects large or small can be overwhelming. The key is to come out the other end having met your goals and emerge in one piece. Come hear reminders, tips and tricks on how to survive your project with your sense of humor intact. There will be everything from staying organized to staff and user communication, project management to movie making, new vocabulary to what to say to the sub-contractor when they tell you the cove base hasn't arrived for the tenth time all while remembering to breath.  It's all worth it right?  Yes!

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02/26/2013 - 2:40pm
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Creativity in Reference Service Provision: Beyond Answering Questions

Description: Reference interactions – in-person or virtual intermediation involving a librarian and an information seeker aimed at resolving an information need – are an established form of reference service provision in library practice. Recently, reference librarians in a variety of settings have started expanding reference work beyond answering questions.

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02/26/2013 - 8:53am
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Global Scholars and Access Challenges

Description: As manager of the Digital Centre at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan, Heidi Dowding witnessed firsthand the problems of access faced by scholars in developing nations.  From procurement issues to language barriers and paywalls, the challenges to accessing research are considerable.

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02/26/2013 - 8:44am
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20 Questions: Civic Engagement Programming Edition

Description: The Programming Librarian plays 20 Questions with librarians who have organized civic engagement events and programs in their library, and they give us all the dirt! Come be thrilled, chilled, amazed, and crazed by the answers to your burning questions about organizing a civic engagement event or program in your library.

Presenter: ALA Public and Cultural Programs Advisory Committee

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02/26/2013 - 8:33am
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Fresh Words - Resources and Ideas for Teen Writing Groups

Description: Would you like to start a teen writing club but don't know what to do at meetings? Do you have a club in a rut? Looking for a cheap one-time program to help teens create? 20 ideas to jump start your planning.

Presenter: Elizabeth Saxton

Types of libraries:

  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Public
  • School/Media Center

Subjects:

  • Literacy
  • Public Programs
  • Young Adult Services
  • Youth Services
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02/25/2013 - 9:27pm
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Visualizing Digital Collections: Creating User-Friendly Search and Browse Tools

Description: This presentation will discuss the creation of fun and informative data visualization tools for digital collections, drawing on the experiences of the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) Digital Archive (http://digitalarchive.org). Our new “browse” tool attempts to give users an easy and fun way to explore CWIHP’s collections with an interactive map, a graph displaying the number of items available by year, and the most common subject headings.

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02/25/2013 - 12:58pm
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A Co-Teaching Partnership: Promoting Transliteracy in a Blended Learning Classroom

Description: Learn how to create an interdisciplinary co-teaching model that incorporates digital media, student supports, and instructional technology for teaching transliteracy skills in a blended environment.

Presenters: Stefanie Metko, Mona Anne Niedbala, Adam Moore

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02/25/2013 - 12:58pm
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Cut out the Library Mumbo Jumbo and Light a Fire in the Belly of Students

Description: The library is the last place students want to be, and the librarian is viewed by the student as less interesting than the professor. Transcend the library mumbo jumbo and jargon, and reach students by using technology, enthusiasm, and a booming personality! Can the skills of captivating a bored student be taught? If equipped with the confidence and tools any librarian can engage students during a library instruction session. Transform students’ droopy eyes to the bright eyes of knowledge using a few simple tools that will be discussed.

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02/25/2013 - 12:58pm
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The Gift of Gratitude

Description: Anecdotes through the ages and research from a variety of sources suggest that practicing gratitude on a regular basis has many benefits—from improved health and relationships to increased revenue and work results. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive and has the ability to transform lives. In this Ignite Session, we will provide a dozen practical examples and lessons learned to inspire ideas that can encourage gratitude each and every day. According the William Arthur Ward, “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.

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02/25/2013 - 12:57pm
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Imperative Professional Networking

Description: This fast-paced session will illustrate the importance of building a professional network with emphasis on how to cope with the vast information landscape of the Internet, the value of human relationships in the Information Age, and a strategy for balancing tradition and innovation.

Presenter: Valerie Hill

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02/25/2013 - 12:57pm
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Librarians: Community Allies

Description: Librarians have the skills, knowledge, and abilities to promote social change in a variety of communities outside of their patron base. Many have taken it upon themselves to do just that by stepping away from their day job to provide pop-up library services by bicycle, radical community workshops, and engage others in more creative ways than ever before.

Presenter: Amanda Meeks

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02/25/2013 - 12:57pm
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Censorship: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Description: Censorship is often viewed differently through the eyes of the different groups. Parents want to protect their children, Teachers want to expose their students to new ways of thinking, community members want to ensure that their community values are upheld and librarians want to select books and other resources that reflect the diverse needs of all of their library patrons.

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02/25/2013 - 12:56pm
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Join the Community: Open Source is Nothing Without You

Description: The open source method for developing software works best when everyone contributes a little bit to the process. Do you benefit from open source?  Do you wish the open source you use was a little better?  Don't know why the community nature of open source is important? Hear what you can do to make the world a better place by nudging your favorite open source project along a path to perfection.

Presenter: Peter Murray

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02/25/2013 - 12:56pm
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What We Talk about When We Talk about Citation Management

Description: Students often see citing as a technical burden, to be wrestled with at the deadline. Software, while useful, can become a crutch, leaving users floundering when it falls short. The ‘why’ of citing seems to get lost in a haze of poorly formatted JSTOR exports, missing page numbers, and misaligned bibliographies.

How can citation management tools better respond to the manifold needs of the research process? How can we as librarians use these tools to encourage good, thoughtful citation practice as an aspect of scholarly communication?

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02/25/2013 - 12:55pm
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VimLoc - Canadian Visible Minority Network

Description: introduce the network, opportunities to work together with other visible minority groups in US and around the world.

Presenter: Guoying (Grace) Liu

Types of libraries:

  • All

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  • Diversity
  • Friends Groups
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02/25/2013 - 12:55pm
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Building Community One Book at at Time

Description:  Our community-wide read program, currently going into its sixth year, has affected our community in surprising ways. We’ll share lessons learned, goals achieved, and how we’ve custom-tailored our program to fit the needs of our changing population.

Presenter: Loretta Ellsworth

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  • High School
  • Public
  • Regional Library System

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02/25/2013 - 12:55pm
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You Can't Throw THAT Away!

Description: Let's talk about weeding in the Middle and High School Library. What input should departments have? What makes a classic? What do you do with the books that don't make the cut?

Presenter: Elise Thrash

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  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • School/Media Center
  • Students

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02/25/2013 - 12:54pm
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Experimental Music at the Library

Description: What happens when you bring sound artists, circuit benders and other experimental musicians into a public library and invite them to make lots of noise? Starting last August I decided to find out with a monthly performance series called Experimental Music at the Library. In this brief talk I'll fill you in on what happened, what I learned, and how a ridiculous idea evolved into a wildly successful series. I'll also provide tips on developing your own experimental music program (and why you totally should).

Presenter: Steve Kemple

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02/25/2013 - 12:54pm
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Information Literacy Instruction: How to Build It So They will Come – and Succeed!

Description: Instruction librarians face an age-old question: how can we guide students to experience success in their research? This Ignite Session presents a proven method of information literacy instruction in which research assignments are built by a team of professor and librarian in order to provide a successful research experience. This “Three’s a Charm” method draws upon the expertise of both professor and librarian in equal measure. In a unique and intentional twist, three-fourths of the “building” time is spent BEFORE STUDENTS ARRIVE ON CAMPUS.

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02/25/2013 - 12:54pm
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Community Surveys & Libraries

Description: Learn how ReferenceUSA is helping Libraries with their community outreach surveys and marketing efforts.

Presenter: Steve Laird, Jill Buccheri

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Association
  • Consortium
  • Corporate
  • Federal
  • Government
  • Library School
  • Public
  • Research
  • Special
  • State Library
  • Undergraduate

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02/25/2013 - 12:53pm
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Consumer Basics, Plain & Simple

Description: Do your patrons have a variety of backgrounds, cultures, literacy levels and learning styles? Hear about an innovative collaboration between the nation's consumer protection agency and the Center for Applied Linguistics to create materials for people with challenges reading English. The FTC developed these resources in a direct, easy-to-use style that presents information in a varied and manageable way: site, one-pager tip sheets, videos and audio read-alongs.

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02/25/2013 - 12:53pm
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Seinen and Josei: Manga Grows Up

Description: You may have heard of shonen and shojo, categories of manga that indicate series intended for young boys and girls. What about manga for men and women? Learn about the series and trends that define these manga genres, including titles whose adult appeal may surprise you.

Presenter: Thomas Maluck

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  • Public
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02/25/2013 - 12:53pm
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Common Core Subjects Thesaurus Development

Description: Tagging with Common Core concepts! Learn about efforts to develop and maintain a Common Core thesaurus that would enable educators to identify Common Core resources using accepted terms and descriptions. Help to create a Common Core Community of Practice!

Presenter: Tom Adamich

Types of libraries:

  • Academic
  • Consortium
  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Public
  • School/Media Center
  • State Library

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02/25/2013 - 12:52pm
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"Yes, And" - Bringing Enthusiastic Collaboration to Your Library

Description: If you want to do collaboration right, you have to do more than just show up. Productive collaboration requires enthusiasm, engagement, and a willingness to improvise. Learn more about how the rules of improve can help you cultivate an open mind and develop a collaborative culture in your workplace, and discover new approaches to promoting and sustaining beneficial partnerships.

Presenter: Elizabeth DeCoster

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02/25/2013 - 12:52pm
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Online PD: Teaching the Teacher

Description: Get acquainted with latest tools for online professional development sessions:screencasting, podcasting, Skype and WebEx. Learn how to teach the teacher in the digital age.

Presenter: Shanna Miles

Types of libraries:

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • School/Media Center

Subjects:

  • Career Advice
  • Electronic Resources
  • Technology
  • Trainng
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02/25/2013 - 12:51pm
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Book Snacks: Teen Humor Edition

Description: 15 books in 140 characters or less, plus tweet-savvy book display ideas. It's called "Book Snacks," i.e. bite-size booktalks for teens on the go. Make summer reading a breeze and meet teens where they live, all in 5 minutes or less.

Presenter: Kimberly Ventrella

Types of libraries:

  • Public

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  • Social Media & Networks
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Young Adult Services
  • Youth Services
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02/25/2013 - 12:51pm
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Revealing La Révolution: Identifying, Analyzing, & Digitizing French pamphlets at the University of Maryland

Description: Procedures for cross-disciplinary projects that blend digital humanities projects and library processing are an emerging issue. The University of Maryland Libraries, working in cooperation with the Department of French and Italian and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, seeks to present an Ignite session on “Revealing La Révolution,” an effort to digitize and analyze a subset of its approximately 12,000 French pamphlets, which reveal valuable information about society during the upheaval of the Revolution.

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02/25/2013 - 12:51pm
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Uncommon Outreach – Finding Common Ground

Description: Ever feel like you don’t have a grasp on what your library’s patrons are really interested in? Never sure if people will show up or participate in your activities? Learn from one college’s successes – and failures – in brainstorming and implementing new methods of outreach within their community.  Come prepared to steal some ideas!

Presenter: Elizabeth DeCoster

Types of libraries:

  • All

Subjects:

  • Outreach Services
  • Partnerships
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02/25/2013 - 12:51pm
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Teen PTSD and the Urban Library

Description: Did you know that you're more likely to die from gun violence in Chicago than the Gaza Strip? Learn and discuss strategies for the high school librarian who wants to build a safe space. Topics include how to introduce meditation, build a quiet room, and more.

Presenter: Shanna Miles

Types of libraries:

  • High School
  • School/Media Center
  • Urban

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  • Urban Libraries
  • Young Adult Services
  • Youth Services
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02/25/2013 - 12:50pm
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Pushing the Envelope: Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll in Your High School Library

Description: Analysts have been calling for the head of print media for decades and yet YA Literature has never been more popular, but it ain't all lollipop roses and walks through the 100 Acre Wood. This session will introduce and provide justification for controversial books dealing with sex, homosexuality, teen pregnancy and other issues.

Presenter: Shanna Miles

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  • High School
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02/25/2013 - 12:50pm
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Struggle Porn and the "Magical Negro"

Description: Are your shelves overflowing with novels and picture books about the Holocaust, and Slavery and Civil Rights? Is "Abilene" in "The Help" a superstar character in your book promotion? What if I told you that even good stereotypes can be bad? Learn how to identify "benign" stereotypes and avoid them in your school library.

Presenter: Shanna Miles

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  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • School/Media Center

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02/25/2013 - 12:49pm
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Strike When the Iron is Hot

Description: I spend a lot of time wondering why and what if.  Sometimes over-contemplation leads to missed opportunities.  By the time I’m ready to act, the world has moved on.   So now I’m wondering how:  how can I transform myself into a twenty-first century librarian of action?

Presenter: Emily Okada

Types of libraries:

  • All

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  • Career Advice
  • Leadership
  • Librarianship
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02/25/2013 - 12:49pm
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Diverse and Untenured: Challenges and strategies for success in the library academy

Description: Many studies in higher education have been conducted which examine issues surrounding the recruitment and retention of faculty of color, especially those seeking tenure. These studies have found that faculty of color often face hidden obstacles on their path to tenure. However, these studies have excluded academic librarians of color who find themselves on the tenure track. How can we ensure librarians of color successfully earn tenure?

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02/25/2013 - 12:48pm
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Supercharged Digital Library Initiatives! Practical Project Management Tips & Tricks

Description: Wondering how to get more out of your library's web projects? Learn practical project management tips and tricks, including how to identify, engage, and manage your stakeholders, basic project planning, and inspiring your team in this quick information-packed session. 

Presenter: Doug Sisko

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02/25/2013 - 12:48pm
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Repository Design: Best Practices for the Design and Construction of Long Term Strorage Facilities

Description: Many university library systems are relocating materials from on-campus libraries to remote, high-density storage facilities. This is often done to free up valuable space on campus for other uses, and also provides ideal conditions for long-term preservation of valuable resources.   

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02/25/2013 - 12:48pm
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Picturebooks: 10 Techniques 2 Ways

Description: If a picture is worth 1,000 words, slides will speak volumes about the different ways that picturebook illustration can use elements of design. We’ll look at 10 design techniques with 2 examples of each that speak to the variety of expression possible in the outstanding visual art that hides away in the picturebooks that pack our shelves.

Presenter: Erin Reilly-Sanders

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02/25/2013 - 12:47pm
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Spaces and Places for Books: Cape Town, South Africa

Description: Spaces and places for books range from libraries to bookstores, schools, and community organizations but all of these locations can show how a variety of attitudes toward reading are represented in the physical and social structures for children’s books. This presentation will touch on a whirlwind of ideas present at the very beginning of processing observations from a research trip to Cape Town, South Africa in May 2013.

Presenter: Erin Reilly-Sanders

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02/25/2013 - 12:47pm
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Fair Use – Do Students Know their Coursework Is an Exception to the Rule?

Description: Fair use and the TEACH Act protect many uses of print and visual media in the physical and virtual classroom from claims of copyright infringement, but what about outside the classroom or after graduation? Are students aware that accepted practices in educational settings are actually exceptions to copyright law?

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02/25/2013 - 12:46pm
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Mismanaging Future Managers: Are Library Schools Failing to Adequately Prepare Administrators?

Description: Over 1,000 academic, public, school and special librarians responded to a survey about the management education they received during their MLS programs. The aim of the survey was to determine their perceptions of the management curriculum offered in library schools. The survey results reveal a fascinating disconnect between the education librarians wanted while they were students and the education they wish they had received now that they are practitioners.

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02/25/2013 - 12:46pm
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Librarians Dealing with Disabilities

Description: In March of 2012, almost 40% of the 40,000 librarians responding to a survey were age 55 or older; almost 10% were 65 or older. As we age, the likelihood of working with patrons and colleagues with disabilities increases each year. Libraries are responding to an aging population of patrons with increased technology and new facilities designed to be more accessible.

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02/25/2013 - 12:46pm
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Minecrafting of Information Literate Minds

Description: Covers game creation programming in public libraries for teens, and presents an evaluation tool that aligns program goals with Information Literacy Standards. Based on observations at the Hedberg Public Library in Janesville, WI and research on information literacy and game creation. 

Presenter: Caitlin Schaffer

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02/25/2013 - 12:43pm
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Creating Geospatial Data Services – Needs and Challenges

Description: As part of the data services in libraries, geospatial data service has some unique characteristics comparing to data in other disciplines. For example, most of geospatial data could be visualized on an on-line map, which gives data providers additional options for data sharing. In this presentation, several topics about geospatial data services will be discussed. These topics include:

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02/25/2013 - 12:42pm
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Building a Bridge to Literacy for African American Male Youth: How the Library Community Has Answered the Call

Description: National data shows that a persistent literacy achievement gap exists for African-American male children and adolescents. Last June, with funding from a 2011 grant awarded by IMLS, the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the School of Library and Information Science at North Carolina Central University hosted the summit Building a Bridge to Literacy for African-American Male Youth: A Call to Action for the Library Community.

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02/25/2013 - 12:42pm
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IGNITE: Libraries & Librarians in Times of Trial & Tragedy

Description: Libraries and librarians can be sources of information, stories, support, solace, and community for children experiencing times of trial and tragedy, whether on a personal level or in relation to local or national events. What are the roles, responsibilities, limits, and challenges for librarians in supporting these needs?

Presenter: Rebecca Morris

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02/25/2013 - 12:41pm
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Librarians, what to do after everything seems to be online and patrons are info literate?

Description: Librarians face new challenges after library patrons decide critically on the use of several information sources and everything seems to be online. What is the next step? Several answers come from different perspectives, in this session we will discuss the case of a university in Mexico which has experienced the increasement of online information services and almost all their undergraduate students have gone through information literacy courses.

Presenter: Ricardo Villegas-Tovar

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02/25/2013 - 12:41pm
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Freedom from Analysis Paralysis: Embracing Statistics To Make a Real Difference

Description: Tired of dealing with multiple systems, spreadsheets, formatting, merging, purging – and all the other laborious tasks involved in dealing with usage statistics? This session will take participants on the path to freedom with use cases, best practices and step-by-step action plans. Illustrative charts, sample reports and useful handouts will ignite an eResource Usage Statistics project – without any analysis paralysis.

Presenter: Ashley Bass

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02/25/2013 - 12:40pm

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