NELA 2017 Annual Conference

22nd to 24th October, 2017

When

22nd to 24th October, 2017 08:00 am - 09:00 pm

Website: NELA 2017 Annual Conference

Where

Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Rd
Burlington, VT 05403

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Sunday, 22nd October 2017

Time Diamond 1 Diamond 2 Emerald 1 Emerald 2 Emerald 3 Amphitheater Kingsland UVM Club Willsboro Carleton Boardroom Emerald Promenade Exhibit Hall Foyer Exhibit Hall
8:00 am                          
8:15 am                          
8:30 am                          
8:45 am                          
9:00 am                          
9:15 am                          
9:30 am                          
9:45 am                          
10:00 am PRIDE & Prejudice: Allyship for LGBTQ+ Youth in Libraries
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PRIDE & Prejudice: Allyship for LGBTQ+ Youth in Libraries

Outright Vermont is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to build healthy, safe, and supportive environments for queer, trans, and question youth up to age 22. In this workshop, we will come together for activities and conversations about how to make your library more affirming for all youth. We will: 1) Review terms, definitions, and concepts related to gender and sexual identity. 2) Learn tips and strategies for creating an inclusive library environment. 3) Increase empathy and awareness of current realities for LGBTQ+ youth.

By:
Melissa Goldon
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: NERTCL
Heard Any Good Audiobooks Lately?
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Heard Any Good Audiobooks Lately?

Is listening to an audiobook the same as reading a book? What qualities make a good audiobook? What audiences would respond best to audio rather than print? How resources can help you develop your audiobook collection? Learn answers to these questions, and more!

By:
Catherine Andronik
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: Adult and Teen
Small-budget Libraries: New Staff Models for Maximum Impact
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Small-budget Libraries: New Staff Models for Maximum Impact

What staff characteristics are most advantageous to small-budget libraries creating top-notch 21st libraries? Diversifying with employees who have contemporary skills and perspectives from beyond the library world can help small libraries prosper. Employees looking for good work/life balance, creative outlet and flexibility may result in a better website, technology advances, more creative program options, improved marketing materials and a more sophisticated social media presence. Participants will come away with examples of successful library work structures, and an increased sense of the benefits and potential challenges of diversifying library staff.

By:
Joy Worland, Meredith Jacoby, Margaret Woodruff
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Administration
Building a Shared Collection for the Northeast
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Building a Shared Collection for the Northeast

Hear how 47 academic institutions predominantly from here in New England have come together to establish the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), which focuses on protecting print collections in ways that reduce the costs of local collection management and storage and ensures the content remains accessible for the long-term. With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon and Davis Foundations, EAST has taken collaborative shared print to new levels by agreeing to a shared commitment of 6 million plus print monograph items among 40 academic institutions from Maine to Maryland.

By:
Matthew Revitt
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: ALS
Survival Guide for a New Head of Cataloging/Metadata
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Survival Guide for a New Head of Cataloging/Metadata

There is a first time for everyone. It is my first time to take a journey as a head of metadata and cataloging in an academic-library environment. In addition to RDA and Bibframe, I as well as newly-appointed librarians under similar circumstances have to deal with decision-making, transformation and learning. The program aims to create a head-of-cataloging/metadata survival guide. It focuses on the type of solo original-catalogers’ duties, authority control including NACO, migration, e.g., pre-migration database cleanup and post-migration database maintenance, hiring and training, workflow transformation and departmental reorganization.

By:
Kumiko Reichert
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: NETSL
Critical Media Literacy
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Critical Media Literacy

Drawing from theories of critical media literacy, this interactive workshop will examine the contentious 2016 United States’ presidential election and its aftermath, including current events topics on the state of the administration. Participants will explore the basics of critical media literacy as well as review the state of mainstream/corporate news and alternative/nontraditional news using concepts and understandings of critical media literacy. Participants will leave with a foundational understanding of critical media literacy that they will be able to apply to their own positions as media audiences as well as to their own professional development.

By:
Allison Butler
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Amphitheater Track: IFC
Conference Orientation
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Conference Orientation

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TBD
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Kingsland Track: General
Chapter Leaders
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Chapter Leaders

Come learn more about what the six New England state associations are doing. This is an informal discussion, with lots of time for questions and networking.

By:
Alex Lent, Alisia Revitt, Joy Worland, Kieran Ayton, Marilyn Borgendale, Glenn Grube
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: UVM Club Track: Leadership
  Connecting with your Cooperative: An OCLC Update
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Connecting with your Cooperative: An OCLC Update

Rob Favini, OCLC Member Relations Liaison, will give up-to-the-minute information about the OCLC cooperative. Come to hear high-level updates on OCLC products and services and learn about new research, governance and membership activities.

By:
Rob Favini
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
Public Library Outreach to Prison Libraries
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Public Library Outreach to Prison Libraries

Outreach to provide library services to incarcerated individuals remains an important and under discussed topic among public librarians. Come share what you know and learn from others about this issue.

By:
Lisabeth Timothy
October 22, 2017, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk
   
10:15 am      
10:30 am      
10:45 am      
11:00 am                          
11:15 am     The Mindful Librarian
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The Mindful Librarian

Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of mindfulness and how a mindfulness-based approach can improve the specific work we do as librarians. Two separate studies will be shared exploring the basic stressors and challenges faced by librarians, which in turn serve as the biggest hurdles in maintaining a mindful approach. Data will also be shared regarding the awareness and practice of librarians regarding mindfulness as it currently stands. Lastly, participants will receive multiple suggestions as to how to become more engaged in the topic moving forward.

By:
Richard J. Moniz, Jr., MA, MLIS, EdD
October 22, 2017, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Keynote
               
11:30 am                    
11:45 am                    
12:00 pm                    
12:15 pm                          
12:30 pm                         Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
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Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for the grand opening of the exhibits!

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October 22, 2017, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Track: Exhibitor Time
12:45 pm                        
1:00 pm                 Resume Review
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Resume Review

Schedule a time to review your resume.

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October 22, 2017, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Willsboro Track: Career
     
1:15 pm                      
1:30 pm                      
1:45 pm                        
2:00 pm Blossoming Opportunities: Making Organic Connections
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Blossoming Opportunities: Making Organic Connections

Looking for fresh ideas to meet the needs of your community? Come hear about some exciting organic partnerships: Community Gardening and Education Initiative, See Hear, Feel Film, a children’s visual literacy program, Books and Brew, Family Literacy Fun, Lunch Bunch, and an Art Walk. Maeleah Carlisle of the Forest Park/East Forest Park libraries in Springfield, Caitlin Kelley and Ellen Sulzycki of the Mason Square Library in Springfield, and Michelle Leonard of Faith Church in Springfield will share how these programs developed and why they were successful. Participants will learn how to identify community connections and meet the needs of their own neighborhood.

By:
Caitlin Kelley, Ellen Sulzycki, Maeleah Carlisle, Michelle Leonard
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Wellness
Promoting Student Success: Bringing a Computer Lab into the Library
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Promoting Student Success: Bringing a Computer Lab into the Library

As libraries of all types reevaluate their role in their community, it is necessary to consider how physical space can be maximized to best serve constituents. For academic libraries, the primary constituency is students, and adapting to meet their educational needs is of utmost importance for their success. This presentation will discuss how and why Northern Essex Community College integrated its walk in student computer lab into the library, and emphasize the ramifications, both expected and unforeseen, that developed as a result. Project funding, building processes, stakeholder relationships, collection weeding and shifting are all areas that will be covered.

By:
Mike Hearn
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: ALS
Project Management: An Essential Leadership Skill
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Project Management: An Essential Leadership Skill

Project management is an essential skill for all successful library leaders–people at all levels of management from directors to those taking on project management for the first time. Using the practical example of our RFID implementation project, Sue highlights the skills needed to successfully tackle complex projects. Leave this workshop renewed, reenergized, and inspired to implement the practical management tips and tricks in your library. Note: this is NOT a step by step RFID implementation workshop.

By:
Sue Priver
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: NETSL
Bullet Journaling for Librarians & Libraries
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Bullet Journaling for Librarians & Libraries

A bullet journal is a cross between a planner, to do list and a diary and has been described as an "analog solution for the digital age." Drop in at any time during this workshop to learn how to create your own and set up a program for your library patrons. During this time we will not only show you what a bullet journal is and can do for you, but we will provide supplies so you can start your own!

By:
Brandie Burrows, Lisa Story, Sara Marks, Vicki Oatis
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: Administration
Try It Out
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Try It Out

Get hands on experience with many different types of STEM tools, toys, resources, and program ideas. Featuring coding toys, robots, KEVA planks, low cost marble runs, and much, much, more! Items will be available for trying out during the whole time slot, and certain items will be featured with program idea presentations throughout.

By:
Chris Dorman, Paula Dugan, TBD, Ken Scheel
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: NERTCL
All Aboard Greenbush!: Bringing the Library to Commuters
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All Aboard Greenbush!: Bringing the Library to Commuters

Last spring, four public libraries on the South Shore of Massachusetts collaborated to reach out to commuter rail riders through a community reading project called All Aboard Greenbush!: One Train, One Book. Working with the support of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Agency (MBTA), librarians distributed books and signed people up for library cards at seven commuter stations and provided six weeks worth of programming including onboard book discussion groups, STEM programs, lectures, trivia nights, and a finale event with the author at South Station in Boston. Learn about this collaborative project that brought the library to commuters. We will also be sharing lessons that we learned during this project. All Aboard Greenbush was paid for with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

By:
Anna Byrne, Kristy Lockhart, Robert MacLean
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Adult and Teen
  State of the States
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State of the States

Join the conversation with the State Librarians of each of the six New England States. Find out what is happening at the local, regional and national level. There will be plenty of time to pose your questions.

By:
James Lonergan, Ken Wiggin, Scott Murphy, Timothy Cherubini, Michael York, James Ritter, Karen Mellor
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: UVM Club Track: General
  EBSCO
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EBSCO

In this session, EBSCO representatives will demonstrate, discuss, and answer questions related to the latest library technologies trending across the country and around the globe. Topics and resources discussed will include EBSCO Discovery Service, LinkedData for libraries, digital magazines on the Flipster platform, promoting readers’ advisory with NoveList, and much more. Attendees will also learn how their library can create a seamless user experience for patrons by creating a responsive website with Stacks and optimizing patron authentication with OpenAthens, some of the latest Software as a Service (SaaS) tools available through EBSCO.

By:
Max Linsky
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
Library Directors' Roundtable
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Library Directors' Roundtable

A roundtable discussion for directors, and other library administrators, to share their experiences, tips, successes, failures, and frustrations with their peers. Attendees will be introduced to and encouraged to sign up to be a member of the Library Directors Group (http://www.librarydirectors.org), a peer-learning and support group for library leaders.

By:
Alex Lent
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk
Open Door All Are Welcome
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Open Door All Are Welcome

An interactive presentation for all ages! Participants will be encouraged to add cultural images drawn by them or select an image to add to the door from magazines available at show.

By:
Theresa Monteith
October 22, 2017, 2:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Foyer Track: Diversity
 
2:15 pm      
2:30 pm      
2:45 pm      
3:00 pm                    
3:15 pm Measures that Matter: The Current State & Future of Public Library Data Collection
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Measures that Matter: The Current State & Future of Public Library Data Collection

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, and other library organizations are exploring the need and desire for a national plan that specifies how public library data should be collected, stored, used and disseminated. In this session, members of the project team will present preliminary outcomes from a September 2017 Data Summit that will lead to a proposed national plan of action. Attendees will be among the first to engage on the Summit outcomes, and influence next steps.

By:
Ken Wiggin, Timothy Cherubini
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Data and Metrics
Information Literacy & Web Design
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Information Literacy & Web Design

With good reason, libraries are paying increased attention to user experience research and usable web design. But where might perfectly intuitive design interfere with the full development of information literacy, or with media and digital literacies? This presentation explores how libraries can find the balance between increasing the usability of their own sites and teaching users to be savvy about the difference between design and information.

By:
Odile Harter
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: ALS
Move It!...and Breathe
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Move It!...and Breathe

Explore how and why movement is paramount to life and learning. You will actively move your body through a variety of activities from Brain Gym® to Kundalini Yoga, and more. In our fast-paced and technology-driven society, take some time to relax and recharge. Resources for more information provided. Attendees can add their own thoughts/ideas/activities to this session as well.

By:
Valerie DiLorenzo
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: NERTCL
Mindful School, Children’s & Solo Librarians
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Mindful School, Children’s & Solo Librarians

Interactive and informal session focused on specific problems and issues faced by school librarians, children’s librarians and solo librarians. Brainstorming solutions for integrating mindfulness and handling stressors.

By:
Lisa Moniz
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Keynote
Spectrum Scholar Meet-Up
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Spectrum Scholar Meet-Up

Moderated by Rubi Simon, come meet up with other Spectrum Scholars for an informal reunion. Not a scholar? That’s ok! All are welcome to attend, have an opportunity to network, and learn more about our program!

By:
Rubi Simon
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Kingsland Track: General
Mindful Librarian: Making it Personal
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Mindful Librarian: Making it Personal

More on being a Mindful Librarian with Keynote Speakers and co-authors RIchard & Lisa Moniz.

By:
Richard J. Moniz, Jr., MA, MLIS, EdD
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: UVM Club Track: Keynote
  Sisters in Crime: Using Author Speakers to Increase Library Traffic
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Sisters in Crime: Using Author Speakers to Increase Library Traffic

Libraries, schools and community groups have discovered the rewards of offering book lovers and aspiring authors programs from the Sisters in Crime New England Speakers Bureau.

By:
Connie Johnson Hambly, Leslie Wheeler, Jennifer Harris
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
Library Assessment Table Talk
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Library Assessment Table Talk

Find out how to go about answering the question, "Is this a good library?"

By:
Alex Lent
October 22, 2017, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk
 
3:30 pm    
3:45 pm    
4:00 pm    
4:15 pm                         Exclusive Exibitor Time & Afternoon Social
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Exclusive Exibitor Time & Afternoon Social

Join us in the Exhibit Hall to meet with the vendors and enjoy a snack break.

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October 22, 2017, 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Track: Exhibitor Time
4:30 pm                        
4:45 pm                        
5:00 pm                     Reception & Cocktail Hour
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Reception & Cocktail Hour

Come join us for drinks & appetizers before the Annual Banquet. Attendees and vendors alike are welcome! (Sponsored by the Vermont Library Association)

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October 22, 2017, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Meal
   
5:15 pm                        
5:30 pm                        
5:45 pm                        
6:00 pm                        
6:15 pm                        
6:30 pm     Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Award Presentation
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Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Award Presentation

Critically acclaimed novelist Chris Bohjalian’s works explore contemporary social issues and the ways in which they play themselves out in the lives of ordinary people. His writing covers such controversial topics as midwifery, gender reassignment surgery, animal rights, homelessness, domestic violence, human trafficking, and the personal, moral, and ethical dilemmas that arise from them. He is the author of 18 books, most of which have been New York Times bestsellers. His work has been translated into over 30 languages, and three of his books have become movies.

By:
Chris Bohjalian
October 22, 2017, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Meal
               
6:45 pm                    
7:00 pm                    
7:15 pm                    
7:30 pm                    
7:45 pm                    
8:00 pm                    
8:15 pm                    
8:30 pm                    
8:45 pm                    

Monday, 23rd October 2017

Time Diamond 1 Diamond 2 Emerald 1 Emerald 2 Emerald 3 Amphitheater Kingsland UVM Club Shelburne Valcour Willsboro Carleton Boardroom Emerald Promenade Exhibit Hall Foyer Exhibit Hall
8:00 am                             Exhibitor & Attendee Breakfast
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Exhibitor & Attendee Breakfast

All attendees and vendors welcome!

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October 23, 2017, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Exhibit Hall Track: Meal
8:15 am                            
8:30 am                            
8:45 am                              
9:00 am     Monday Morning Author Talk
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Monday Morning Author Talk

Garth Stein is the author of five novels, two children's picture books, and an award-winning play. The "Art of Racing in the Rain" remained on the New York Times bestseller list for four years, has been selected for dozens of Community Reads programs across the country, and has become a beloved contemporary classic. Garth lives in Seattle with his family.

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Garth Stein
October 23, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: General
                   
9:15 am                        
9:30 am                        
9:45 am                        
10:00 am                              
10:15 am CFPB Community Financial Education Program
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CFPB Community Financial Education Program

Over the last several years the CFPB has partnered with the Libraries across America. We have hosted 1 and 2 day trainings as well as attended several ALA, PLA and many State Conferences holding sessions and exhibiting. In an effort to expand the Bureau’s existing financial education initiatives and to learn about new strategies, the Bureau is proposing to hold a 2017 New England Library Association (NELA) Conference: where conference participants can exchange ideas about best practices in financial education and learn how libraries can partner with the Bureau’s Community Financial Education Project to become centers of financial education.

By:
Carmen Cruz
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: General
Outcome Measurement Made Easy: A Free Toolkit for Public Libraries
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Outcome Measurement Made Easy: A Free Toolkit for Public Libraries

Discover how measuring outcomes can help turn better data into better libraries with the Public Library Association's Project Outcome. This free online toolkit is designed to help libraries measure patron outcomes by providing standardized surveys, tools for collecting and analyzing data, and practical guidance on using the results to take action. Attendees will learn how libraries can easily measure the outcomes of their programs and services to demonstrate community impact and understand how hundreds of participating libraries have already used Project Outcome to make programmatic improvements, increase funding, and inform strategic planning and decision making.

By:
Samantha Lopez, Jenna Mayotte
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: Administration
Mental Health 101
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Mental Health 101

Many people in our communities struggle to manage their mental health. Learn how to recognize if someone is struggling, how to de-escalate a potential crisis to maintain a safe environment and how to connect people to help.

By:
Mariellen Woods, Neil Metzner, Psy.D., Tammy Boudah
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Wellness
Cooking Up Programs Teens & Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success
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Cooking Up Programs Teens & Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success

Join Programming Librarian Megan Emery Schadlich for an overview of her book Cooking Up Programs Teens & Tweens Will Love: Recipes for Success. We’ll review the contents and how to use this cookbook style programming guide then try out a few of the more than 30 programs detailed within. We’ll touch on user based design, STEAM, as well as your own innovative ideas!
Since the book’s 2015 release it’s received positive reviews as a “Recommended” purchase by Teacher Librarian magazine and School Library Journal calling it “An easy to digest compilation of ideas, designed to demystify programming for tweens and teens.”

By:
Megan Emery
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: NERTCL
Planning a Poetry Walk
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Planning a Poetry Walk

Poetry Walks promote literacy, learning, and encourage a deeper appreciation of the environment, especially when poems are site-specific and change monthly over a five-month summer season. Not only is this program easy to design, it can be inexpensively implemented by libraries. Penny Cunningham of Burnham Memorial Library in Colchester, Vermont and Lisa Liotta of the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation are now planning their fourth annual poetry walk. In this program, Penny and Lisa will explain their process of creative collaboration and show you how to select a walking trail; find and choose monthly poetry collections; display the poems; prepare and present a brochure; invite audience participation, engagement and reflection; and market for success.

By:
Penny Cunningham, Lisa Liotta
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: NERTCL
So, You’d Like a New Library?
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So, You’d Like a New Library?

Learn the full process that the Tiverton (RI) Library Staff, Board of Directors, and Architect used to build a new 24,000 sf public library, from concept to completion. Presenters will discuss the challenges of a capital campaign and winning a controversial bond referendum; how they involved the library staff in the design process; effective tools for engaging the public to solicit their *real* desires and concerns; and how the opening of the new facility has changed operations for the library staff. This “soup-to-nuts” session will outline the steps needed to realize a new facility, from the initial need realization to the grand opening and beyond.

By:
Douglas Kallfelz, Ann Grealish-Rust, Leon Hoyer
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Facilities and Space Design
RIPL Recap: Using Data for Good
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RIPL Recap: Using Data for Good

Learn how participants adapted Research Institute for Public Library (RIPL) teachings to make their smaller Vermont libraries and library associations more data-driven. Also, pick up some tips and tricks for making your own library more savvy in tracking and measuring impact and making data-based decisions.

By:
Margaret Woodruff, Sarah Costa, Starr Latronica, Stephanie Zurinski
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Kingsland Track: Community Engagement
No Tech Expert Needed: Integrating Maker Activities into your Reference Area
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No Tech Expert Needed: Integrating Maker Activities into your Reference Area

Maker activities such as VHS conversion, slide and photo scanning, Photoshop work, and 3D printing can be seamlessly integrated into an existing Reference Department without massive upheaval or huge expenditure. A willing staff, good training and support from an active Friends group can accomplish a gradual transformation from a strictly print resource area to an active production center. Sharing my experiences from two different libraries I will provide practical advice, training tools, and a step-by-step approach that can be replicated. You don't need to be a tech expert to do this.

By:
Ellen Snoeyenbos
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: UVM Club Track: ITS
Triple-Threat Librarians: Leaders, Entrepreneurs & Technologists
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Triple-Threat Librarians: Leaders, Entrepreneurs & Technologists

The editors of the LITA Leadership Guide The Librarian as Entrepreneur, Leader and Technologist will share some of the case studies presented in the book. This session will show how experienced colleagues in academic have successfully created positive changes for themselves, their patrons and their libraries as leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists in the changing libraries of the 21st century.

By:
Sharon Clapp
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Shelburne Track: ALS
    Thorndike Press: Senior Programing Outside of the Library
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Thorndike Press: Senior Programing Outside of the Library

Learn proven programming for seniors that takes place outside of your library building. You will be provided with a step by step guide to programs for seniors and funding resources available. Also an update on what’s new in large print.

By:
Lisa Joyce, Vicki Gordon, Judy Gagnon
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
Do Something About the Archives, Please: Make your High School Archive a Success on a Shoestring Budget
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Do Something About the Archives, Please: Make your High School Archive a Success on a Shoestring Budget

In the fall of 2015 our newly formed library team at St. Johnsbury Academy resurrected a neglected archive using limited resources. We customized a work plan based on best practices that allows us to organize, process materials, and create finding aids to provide maximum accessibility for library staff while encouraging patron use. We prioritized staff time and existing resources in order to position the archives as an opportunity for information literacy and outreach. Learn how we used our archive to hook teens into recognizing the importance of our school history by critically examining the documents and artifacts that create a tactile link to our shared past.

By:
Caitlin Wallingford, Nikki Krysak
October 23, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk
   
10:30 am        
10:45 am        
11:00 am        
11:15 am                           Stop Motion Video & MSL Research
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Stop Motion Video & MSL Research

All NELA conference attendees are invited to participate in a University of Rhode Island research project, conducted by Dr. Mary Moen, Principal Investigator. The purpose of the research is to get ideas about the competencies library staff in New England need today and how best to deliver learning opportunities. This research project is open to any librarian and/or library staff member between the ages of 18 and 80. The potential benefit of this research is the development and delivery of relevant continuous professional learning for career advancement and to increase individual knowledge and skills as libraries transform. This research has been approved by the University of Rhode Island Institutional Review Board and will take approximately 30 minutes.

By:
Mary Moen
October 23, 2017, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Foyer Track: Administration
Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break
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Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break

Join us in our Exhibit Hall to meet with the vendors and enjoy a morning snack and coffee break.

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October 23, 2017, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Track: Exhibitor Time
11:30 am                          
11:45 am                          
12:00 pm                          
12:15 pm NERTCL Luncheon
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NERTCL Luncheon

Adam Gidwitz was a teacher for eight years. Now, he writes full time, which means he writes a couple of hours a day, and lies on his couch staring at the ceiling the rest of the time. He is the bestselling author of the children's books, A Tale Dark and Grimm and its companions; The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi; and most recently, The Inquisitor's Tale, which has been awarded a 2017 Newbery Honor.

By:
Adam Gidwitz
October 23, 2017, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Meal
General Luncheon
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General Luncheon

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Knitting Circle, and Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, among other works of fiction. She is the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting and has won numerous awards, including two Pushcart Prizes and the Paul Bowles Prize for Short Fiction. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

By:
Ann Hood
October 23, 2017, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Meal
                   
12:30 pm                    
12:45 pm                    
1:00 pm                    
1:15 pm                    
1:30 pm                              
1:45 pm                              
2:00 pm Frankendesk: Building 1 Service Desk from 3
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Frankendesk: Building 1 Service Desk from 3

During the 2013-2014 academic year, staff at the Emerson College Iwasaki Library began to explore new service-desk models. This exploration became the catalyst to a 4-plus year goal of merging the library’s 3 existing service desks to 1 super desk (affectionately referred to as "Frankendesk"). This lofty goal, once conceptualized, required rapid and collaborative planning and implementation, but also necessitated thoughtful assessment, reflection, and willingness to change in order to be successful. After the Service Desk’s first year in action, the processes of assessment, reflection, and change are ongoing, but library staff are proud of its beautiful monster.

By:
Julie Petzold
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: ALS
WebJunction, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together
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WebJunction, Wikipedia + Libraries: Better Together

This session provides an overview of WebJunction and Wikipedia + Libraries, a project of OCLC Research and WebJunction. Attendees will learn how this new project facilitates human-to-human connections among Wikipedians and librarians, and exposes librarians to the inner-workings of Wikipedia so that they can work hands-on with the resource and adeptly guide their patrons' use of it.

By:
Rob Favini
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: General
The Healing Library: Lending Healing Experiences to Families
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The Healing Library: Lending Healing Experiences to Families

Join Kirsten Cappy of Curious City & Megan Emery of the Chattanooga Public Library for an overview on how your library can use The Healing Library for free. These free, lendable kits were designed for families undergoing periods of trauma due to the death of a pet, a loved one developing Alzheimer's, or the death of a loved one. Each kit comes with discussion guides, activities, acts of kindness, community helpers, and more. This session will go over the basics of the kits as well as how to develop your own kit based on the needs of your community.

By:
Kirsten Cappy, Megan Emery
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Wellness
Keeping It All Together
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Keeping It All Together

Join Rita Meade and Sashi Kaufman as they share how they manage full time jobs, writing books, families, social media, and more!

By:
Rita Meade, Sashi Kaufman
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: NERTCL
Privacy in 2017
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Privacy in 2017

What has changed and what you need to know. Jessamyn West outlines the changing face of personal and institutional privacy in the wake of many recent technological changes and outlines good, better, and best practices from a pragmatic standpoint. Realistically, what can we do for ourselves and our patrons to promote the privacy values our profession espouses?

By:
Jessamyn West
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: ITS
User-centered Design on a Shoestring
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User-centered Design on a Shoestring

Library services are changing faster than ever before. Does your space help or hinder these changes? How can you help your staff shake off the status quo and discover new ways of designing services and spaces? Hear from four librarians who have on-the-ground experience with creating forward-looking library spaces. We’ll share tools and recommendations to create user and staff-focused design, and help staff become fully engaged with customers.

By:
Bridget Quinn-Carey, Lauren Stara, Maxine Bleiweis, Rosemary Waltos
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Facilities and Space Design
  Listening to Citizens: Launching a City-wide Oral History Project
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Listening to Citizens: Launching a City-wide Oral History Project

Oral histories provide unique opportunities to understand historical events and life in the past. Often libraries lack the funding and support to develop, record, and promote an oral history of their own...but collaboration can make it possible! We want to encourage libraries to collaborate with their community to start their own oral history projects! Since December 2015, the Newton Free Library has worked with several city departments to develop Newton Talks, an oral history project for the city of Newton - all without a budget! The project has forged community partnerships and successfully applied for grant funding. Team members will discuss the day-to-day of the project, inter-department collaborations, and helpful free tools. We will also present the challenges we've faced and the lessons we've learned so far!

By:
Catherine Wilson, Kim Hewitt
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: UVM Club Track: Adult and Teen
      OverDrive: Community Outreach: Best Practices to Reach & Engage New Users
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OverDrive: Community Outreach: Best Practices to Reach & Engage New Users

Learn best practices for marketing and outreach from our network libraries to raise awareness and usage of your OverDrive service.

By:
Kristin Preyss
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
The Libraries Buy Local Initiative
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The Libraries Buy Local Initiative

Libraries have embraced their role as community and economic development hubs, and we love to collect anecdotes that show our role in launching and boosting everything local. But where does our money go? The Libraries Buy Local Initiative teaches administrators and support staff how to use their library’s purchasing power to make a local impact. Sarah Cornell and Steve Butzel developed the Libraries Buy Local Initiative to share a process for analyzing spending, setting goals, and carrying out changes without adversely affecting workflows or morale. They invite colleagues to test the process and spread the word about one more way that libraries build community.

By:
Sarah Cornell, Steve Butzel
October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk
   
2:15 pm            
2:30 pm            
2:45 pm            
3:00 pm                     Resume Review
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Resume Review

Schedule a time to review your resume.

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N/A
October 23, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Willsboro Track: Career
    Poster Session
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Poster Session

TBD

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TBD
October 23, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Foyer Track: General
Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Afternoon Social
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Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Afternoon Social

Join us in the Exhibit Hall to meet with the vendors and enjoy a snack break.

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N/A
October 23, 2017, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Track: Exhibitor Time
3:15 pm                        
3:30 pm                        
3:45 pm                        
4:00 pm                          
4:15 pm                              
4:30 pm Be a Great Boss
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Be a Great Boss

Whether you’ve been recently promoted or you have many years of experience, one thing is certain – managing people isn’t easy. But, it can be fun, rewarding, and successful. Anyone can be the boss but, to be a great one, there are a few key tips to keep in mind.

By:
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, MLS, CPLA, CDF
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Leadership
It's Time For Libraries To Level Up!
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It's Time For Libraries To Level Up!

Are you ready to take you library to the next level? Video games are increasingly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry and libraries can't afford to ignore them anymore. This talk aims to explain why video game collections are important and walk you through how to start or expand video game collections at your library. We’ll discuss the state of games in libraries today and dispel myths about video games and gamers. We’ll then go over making the case for a video game collection at your library, collection development, circulation policies, promoting the collection, and incorporating the collection into library programs.

By:
Rob Lorino
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: Adult and Teen
Community Partnerships 101
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Community Partnerships 101

Cheshire Public Library, CT and Wilmington Memorial Library, MA have developed a number of successful partnerships and programs that strengthen community engagement. These two libraries will share program ideas that others can easily develop including a town wide yard sale, a town wide scavenger hunt, preschool art show, summer activities fair, a preschool fair, welcome reception for new residents and more.

By:
Barbara Raab, Lucas Franklin, Ramona Burkey, Tina Stewart
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Community Engagement
J/YA BookBuzz
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J/YA BookBuzz

Keep up with all the new books coming your way by hearing directly from the publishers about the books they are most excited to share for 2017 and 2018! Learn from reps directly from Scholastic, Chronicle, Penguin Random House, Rosen Publishing, Cavendish Square, Lerner Publishing, Greenhaven, and Harlequin Teen for their upcoming J/YA titles.

By:
TBD
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: Adult and Teen
Free Speech & Hate Speech: Can They Co-exist?
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Free Speech & Hate Speech: Can They Co-exist?

Free speech versus hate speech, one is a constitutionally protected form of expression, the other, an exercise in bigotry and hatred, posing as freedom. That distinction is critical because the conflicts that have erupted recently have left many wondering if there really is a difference. I'll discuss the differences and the consequences of free speech versus hate speech.

By:
Traci Griffith
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: IFC
Beyond Public & Academic Libraries
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Beyond Public & Academic Libraries

Three librarians who work at special libraries will discuss what they do, how they got to where they are, and how it may be different from working at a public or academic library.

By:
Joy McNally Brandow, Mary S. Searles, Whitni Watkins
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Community Engagement
YA Smackdown
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YA Smackdown

Do you work with teens? Could you use some new program ideas? Or do you have something that worked really well that you’d love to share? Come to this informal sharing time modeled after the Guerrilla Storytime format.

By:
Kara Reiman
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Kingsland Track: NERTCL
Health Happens Here
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Health Happens Here

This presentation will share inspiring examples of library spaces, programs, pedagogical approaches and professional development opportunities that awaken, renew and connect us with our patrons, our colleagues, and ourselves. This group will be discussing wellness initiatives in academic and public libraries as well as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Learn about innovative health literacy access, engaging community partners, dedicated meditation spaces and mindfulness-based practices, and attempts to reduce inequities in access to health information. Professional development resources and opportunities for your own well being and resilience will also be addressed, so we may serve our communities more effectively.

By:
Brandie Burrows, Ellen Sulzycki, Madeleine Charney, Susan Halpin
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: UVM Club Track: Wellness
New England Emerging Leaders
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New England Emerging Leaders

Attendees will learn ways to become involved in the profession at the national level through ALA committees, divisions, roundtables, and leadership development programs. The presenters are all alumni of the ALA Emerging Leaders program.

By:
Amy Wisehart, Shannon DeSantis, Tori Ogawa
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Shelburne Track: Leadership
Meet the Information Technology Section
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Meet the Information Technology Section

Join us for a chance to meet the members of the ITS section.

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N/A
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Valcour Track: ITS
Diversity Roundtable
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Diversity Roundtable

Join us for a conversation on issues related to diversity and inclusion that affect librarians (during all career stages), patrons, library services and library policies. We also hope to touch on how NELA can strengthen its commitment to diversity.

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TBD
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Willsboro Track: Diversity
Niche Academy: How to run a local "Hour of Code" event, without knowing how to code
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Niche Academy: How to run a local "Hour of Code" event, without knowing how to code

Participants will come away with everything they need to run a local "Hour of Code" program, no prior technical expertise required. The "Hour of Code" program builds the educational brand of the library and highlights the power of a modern library to curate information in locally relevant ways.

By:
Jared Oates
October 23, 2017, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
     
4:45 pm      
5:00 pm      
5:15 pm      
5:30 pm                              
5:45 pm NELA Games
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NELA Games

Don’t miss out on our always popular NELA Games! Let your inner competitor out to play as the states go up against each other and the vendors. Shhh, the details are a surprise, but show up ready for some fun!

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N/A
October 23, 2017, 5:45 pm to 6:45 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Break
                           
6:00 pm                            
6:15 pm                            
6:30 pm                            
6:45 pm                              
7:00 pm                           Monday Night Dine Around
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Monday Night Dine Around

More details to come!

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N/A
October 23, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: Exhibit Hall Foyer Track: Meal
 
7:15 pm                            
7:30 pm                            
7:45 pm                            
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Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Time Diamond 1 Diamond 2 Emerald 1 Emerald 2 Emerald 3 Amphitheater Kingsland UVM Club Shelburne Willsboro Carleton Boardroom Emerald Promenade
8:00 am                        
8:15 am                        
8:30 am                        
8:45 am                        
9:00 am From Mindfulness to Meditation: Contemplative Practices in Public Spaces
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From Mindfulness to Meditation: Contemplative Practices in Public Spaces

How did a 6 week course on Mindfulness in January of 2015 lead to a twice weekly program with a variety of Meditation practices for 20-30 attendees each week? Recommended for programming staff looking to balance emerging technology programs with contemplative offerings as well as anyone who is looking for techniques to quiet the mind for their current contemplative practice. Participants will also experience of one of these practices, Singing Meditation, as a way to focus the mind. No experience required just an open mind and open heart. Attendees will walk away inspired to start a contemplative offering using local resources.

By:
Cathy Okhuysen
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Wellness
Beauty & the Beak: How Science, Technology, & a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle
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Beauty & the Beak: How Science, Technology, & a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle

Winter the dolphin’s prosthetic tail made a huge splash among young readers. Now Beauty the bald eagle’s prosthetic beak lets young readers soar, with a new, nonfiction book about the wild eagle that was shot, rescued, and received a pioneering, 3D-printed prosthetic beak. Award-winning children’s author Deborah Lee Rose, www.deborahleerose.com, recounts the remarkable scientific collaboration that produced Beauty’s new beak, and her literary collaboration with raptor biologist Janie Veltkamp that produced Beauty and the Beak (now a Junior Library Guild selection).

By:
Deborah Lee Rose
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: NERTCL
Controlled Vocabulary & the Controversal Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens"
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Controlled Vocabulary & the Controversal Library of Congress Subject Heading "Illegal Aliens"

This panel session hosts Dartmouth College Librarians John DeSantis and Jill Baron, featured in the 2016 Library Journal article Library of Congress Drops Illegal Alien Subject Heading, Provokes Backlash Legislation, who will speak on this process, experience, and bring us up to date on ongoing issue. Erin Stalberg of Mount Holyoke College and ALA Council representative will speak on participation from the library community and ALA groups. Participants can expect an overview of this topic, updates on the issue of changing subject headings to reflect current practices, and what library professionals can do going forward in support of this work.

By:
Erin Stalberg, John DeSantis
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: NETSL
Handling the Interview & Negotiation Process without Losing Your Head
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Handling the Interview & Negotiation Process without Losing Your Head

When we don’t negotiate, what do we lose? There’s a systemic reluctance to negotiate for a higher salary or benefits package especially as a woman in tech, but this is not confined to just women. If we do not negotiate and we undersell ourselves, we allow that wage gap to remain. Salary negotiation is intimidating and difficult to navigate if you don’t have the right tools and knowledge to do so. You need to know how to assess your value, identify target salaries, ask the right way, respond to red flags, and evaluate a total benefits package. This talk will present what we’ve learned and share tools and tactics that helped us along the way.

By:
Callan Bignoli, Whitni Watkins
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: Career
Unscripted Customer Service
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Unscripted Customer Service

You may have noticed that in our unscripted lives, things happen that you just can't prepare for. We're doing improv all the time - every day! At this interactive presentation, you will learn and practice (if you wish...no pressure!) the rules of improv which will help you deal with those unexpected (and expected) issues that pop up in your libraries.

By:
Christine Porter
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: Marketing
Core & More: Foundational Competencies, Qualifications, & Specializations in LIS
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Core & More: Foundational Competencies, Qualifications, & Specializations in LIS

How can LIS programs structure programs to meet employer demands? Based on survey results of over 1100 LIS faculty, employers, and practitioners, this program will identify core competencies common across LIS positions as well as specialized areas of knowledge. Presenters will encourage a dialogue about how LIS programs and employers can work together to prepare successful professionals.

By:
Dr. Valerie Karno, Laura Saunders
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Amphitheater Track: ALS
  Strategic Planning That Doesn’t Hurt a Bit
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Strategic Planning That Doesn’t Hurt a Bit

All too often, people approach strategic planning as though it was a root canal, but that’s usually because they’re not doing it right. If you focus on people and not just process, you can create a plan that is both motivating and successful!

By:
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, MLS, CPLA, CDF
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: UVM Club Track: Administration
    Capira Technologies, LLC
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Capira Technologies, LLC

TBD

By:
Michael Berse
October 24, 2017, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
 
9:15 am        
9:30 am        
9:45 am        
10:00 am                        
10:15 am Local Children's Author/Illustrator Panel
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Local Children's Author/Illustrator Panel

Join us as we speak to a few amazing local author and illustrators about their work in the children's literature field and current trends in the children's literature world. Elizabeth Bluemle, Jason Chin, Sarah Dillard Deirdre Gill, Leda Schubert and Tanya Stone will be here at NELA to answer our questions and sign books! Bring your copies or purchase them at NELA.

By:
Deirdre Gill, Elizabeth Bluemle, Jason Chin, Leda Schubert, Sarah Dillard, Tanya Lee Stone
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: Adult and Teen
Bridging the Divides: Academic-Public Collaboration & Information Literacy as Healing in the Fake News Era
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Bridging the Divides: Academic-Public Collaboration & Information Literacy as Healing in the Fake News Era

Information literacy training, while a mainstay of our profession, is often emphasized more strongly in school and academic libraries than in public ones. But public librarians need to offer this service as well, now more than ever, and we can build upon the established methods and expertise of our academic colleagues to do so. This session will use a recent “Science of Fake News” program as a model to help participants learn how public librarians can foster fruitful collaborations with academic institutions, how we can assess our communities' information literacy needs, and how to effectively deploy information literacy tools and resources at a variety of levels.

By:
Barbara Shatara, Jillian Hinchliffe
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: Adult and Teen
Accessing Your Patron's Needs Using an Ethnographic Study
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Accessing Your Patron's Needs Using an Ethnographic Study

Learn how to create, administer, and access data for your own ethnographic study of your patrons to best meet their needs.

By:
Christine Richardson
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: NETSL
Evaluating Emerging Technology
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Evaluating Emerging Technology

With new gadgets appearing every day, how can library directors and administrators see through the hype and focus on what might actually have an impact on library service? Using recent examples, Koerber demonstrates an evaluation model to determine if a new technology has immediate use in a library setting, a future role to plan for, or a relevance to patrons that will drive other strategic needs (such as staff training).

By:
Jennifer Koerber
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: ITS
#PulseOrlandoSyllabus: Creating Safe Space as an Ally
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#PulseOrlandoSyllabus: Creating Safe Space as an Ally

This talk will address the idea of 'safe space' and what it means to be in 'ally'. What is at stake when we commit to being an ally in the LGBTQIAA community? How do we move forward with social change in the professional context of librarianship, staying true to the whole of our communities, to ourselves, and to our careers? How can we commit to inclusive practices that center marginalized voices, while engaging our communities with limited resources? This talk frames the creation of the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus, a reading list in response to the shooting in the Pulse Night Club in June 2016, as a specific example of stepping up as an ally, a commitment to intersectional and inclusive community values, and a mode of digital activism. From how it began, evolved, who was involved and why, the #PulseOrlandoSyllabus project began as a community response to tragedy, created in grief and for healing. The project has grown to become a framework for larger conversations addressing symbolic violence and erasure in society, and in our library collections. This talk addresses how to move forward from an identity-based standpoint as an ally, and into an engaged community-based professional practice and activism.

By:
Lydia Willoughby
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: Diversity
Securing Funding for your Library
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Securing Funding for your Library

Library funding is dependent on the will of the local voters and/or local politicians. Understanding how to navigate political spheres of influence, garner support, and win campaigns are the keys to sustainable library funding. In this presentation, Libby Post (President and Strategist in Chief of Communications Services), and Patrick "PC" Sweeney (Political Director of EveryLibrary), will discuss lessons learned on the campaign trail. By sharing their perspectives and stories from local library election wins and losses, attendees will learn what to do (and not do) throughout the buildup to a local library funding initiative and walk away with a greater understanding of the politics of library funding.

By:
Libby Post, Patrick Sweeney
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Administration
Confessions of a Romance Addict
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Confessions of a Romance Addict

Nanci Hill, Director of the M.G. Parker Memorial Library in Dracut, Massachusetts and confessed romance book addict, will share her favorite reads in a variety of sub-genres. Participants will leave with ideas from promoting romance books and authors, a list of display themes, and ideas on how to increase your library's romance circulation.

By:
Nanci Hill
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Kingsland Track: Adult and Teen
Renew, Recharge & Self Compassion
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Renew, Recharge & Self Compassion

Come join us for this interactive and experiential discussion around renewal, recharging and the power of self-compassion. Thru the use of positive social psychology and brain science, we will identify ways to build a renewal routine that has a lasting, positive impact. You will leave feeling uplifted and recharged.

By:
Shelly Masson
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: UVM Club Track: Wellness
"Good Naked": An Expressive Writing Workshop
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"Good Naked": An Expressive Writing Workshop

Join author and writing teacher Joni B. Cole as she leads participants in this expressive writing workshop that allows library professionals to tap into their own creativity and meaningful material. In this lively, interactive workshop you'll write from a “prompt" and then be invited to share aloud what you wrote. Expect to be surprised and inspired by what flows from your mind to the page! This workshop also offers participants a more spontaneous, organic forum for conversing about a range of ideas and issues relevant to books, working in the stacks, and how stories may be our best hope for changing the world. Make sure to bring something to write with! (Notepad, laptop, iPad, etc)

By:
Joni B. Cole
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Shelburne Track: Wellness
  KEVA planks Education: Pump up Your Children's Programs and Makerspace with Super Easy Interactive Challenges
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KEVA planks Education: Pump up Your Children's Programs and Makerspace with Super Easy Interactive Challenges

Yes, there is life beyond Legos. This session uses KEVA Planks. Learn the magic of simple open-ended challenges. In this 100% hands-on session, you will be doing the challenges today that you can lead tomorrow. Books come alive as children build parts of the story or invent their own story. Learn how to jumpstart a Makerspace and provide programming that people return to week after week. Discover program secrets from children's museums. Play with purpose for all ages. Wooden KEVA planks are used for the activities.

By:
Ken Scheel
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Vendor Demo
Starting & Running a Social Media Team
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Starting & Running a Social Media Team

Learn the ins and outs and proposing, forming, and running a social media team at your library, along with tips and tricks to make running your social media streams as painless as possible.

By:
Ashley Chassé, Sara Levine
October 24, 2017, 10:15 am to 11:15 am
Hall: Emerald Promenade Track: Table Talk
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11:00 am  
11:15 am                        
11:30 am                        
11:45 am     Lunch & Renew Yourself Program
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Lunch & Renew Yourself Program

You’ve heard the expression, “Life doesn’t have a dress rehearsal?” Well, the same goes for careers. If you want to grow, if you want to make more of a contribution, if you just want to be happier in life, then it’s up to you to re-visit, reconsider and renew yourself and your future.

By:
Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, MLS, CPLA, CDF
October 24, 2017, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Meal
             
12:00 pm                  
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12:30 pm                  
12:45 pm                  
1:00 pm                   Resume Review
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Resume Review

Schedule a time to review your resume.

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October 24, 2017, 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: Willsboro Track: Career
   
1:15 pm                      
1:30 pm Hands on = Brains on!
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Hands on = Brains on!

Twenty-first Century learners require more engagement than students have ever before. We know that a hands-on approach to learning fosters collaboration and inquiry, and aids retention. This session will cover ways to assess patron learning while increasing patron engagement using participatory learning tools such as Kahoot, BreakoutEDU, Virtual Reality viewers, Goosechase, and more.

By:
Nancy Keane, Rebecca Sofferman
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Diamond 1 Track: NERTCL
Never Neutral? Approaching Library Neutrality from Physical, Social & Cognitive Perspectives
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Never Neutral? Approaching Library Neutrality from Physical, Social & Cognitive Perspectives

Should libraries be "neutral" in their approach to information provision and services, or do they have a social responsibility to identify mis- and dis-information, and racist, homophobic and other materials that perpetuate oppression? Most arguments about library neutral approach the debate from an "all or nothing" standpoint. This presentation will consider library neutrality and the cases for or against it, from the perspectives of physical, social, and intellectual/cognitive aspect, ultimately making a case that these are different issues that require different philosophical approaches.

By:
Laura Saunders
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Diamond 2 Track: Diversity
"I need a good laugh:" How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Program in Your Library
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"I need a good laugh:" How to Give a Laughter-as-Therapy Program in Your Library

Laughter may be our best medicine! A balanced Constructive/Destructive humor style is vital for effective stress management and conflict resolution. Program Objectives include recognizing Constructive and Destructive humor, defining eustress, learning components of Laughter Yoga sessions, and examining the science behind uses of humor/laughter in managing stress. Course content (e,g,. Laughter Yoga, 'active listening,' 'active viewing,' Humor Journaling, and the pain of Destructive humor) will be discussed. The course curriculum will be available to all who wish to start a humor-as-therapy program. A humor therapy resources/organizations handout will be provided.

By:
Bill Mongelli
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 1 Track: Wellness
Ignite Session
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Ignite Session

Back by popular demand, Ignite Sessions serve up successful and inspiring stories of what we all do every day. Each presenter has 5 minutes to wow you!

By:
Bonnie Lord, Caitlin Loving, Callan Bignoli, Cathy Okhuysen, Emily Weiss, Joy Worland, Laura Gledhill, Lucas Franklin, Rebecca Cochran, Marita Klements, Cindi Robinson, Susanna Kahn, Katherine Montgomery
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 2 Track: General
Using Volunteers for Networks of Change for Libraries
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Using Volunteers for Networks of Change for Libraries

The volunteer networks for change presentation will be based on our best practices and what we do with campaigns and libraries to build political capacity and power. You can see more about this from the Network for Change Report (http://netchange.co/report) and the book, “How Organizations Build Activists,” (https://www.amazon.com/How-Organizations-Develop-Activists-Associations/dp/0199336776)

By:
Patrick Sweeney
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Emerald 3 Track: Leadership
Preparing for U.S. Citizenship: How Libraries, Service Organizations & Educators Can Support Permanent Residents on their Path to Citizenship
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Preparing for U.S. Citizenship: How Libraries, Service Organizations & Educators Can Support Permanent Residents on their Path to Citizenship

Adult Educators, ESOL teachers and skilled volunteers play a critical role in helping immigrants prepare for U.S. citizenship. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program and the Fletcher Free Library of Burlington VT will discuss their role in providing permanent residents with the education and information needed to become a citizen, including passing the citizenship test, and finding best resources to achieve this. Participants will leave with an understanding of the services they can provide to their immigrant communities and specific ways to get involved in supporting immigrants on their path to U.S. citizenship.

By:
Barbara Shatara, Ted Albers, Ashraf Alamatouri
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Amphitheater Track: Adult and Teen
  Something Wicked This Way Comes of Age: Teens & Horror Fiction
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Something Wicked This Way Comes of Age: Teens & Horror Fiction

From Stephen King's "Carrie" to "Stranger Things" - what's the connection between young people and horror? Why will even a reading-averse teenager make an exception for Alexander Gordon Smith's "Escape from Furnace"? And is there a heart beneath all the blood and guts in "The Walking Dead"? Even the most squeamish librarian will learn how to hook young readers up with the creepy or grotesque fiction that warms their weird little hearts in this presentation that examines the correlation between the metaphors of horror fiction and the strange state that is adolescence.

By:
Paula Willey
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: UVM Club Track: Adult and Teen
    Library Campaign Planning Basics
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Library Campaign Planning Basics

Your library has to go to the voters. You may need to navigate the Town Hall process as well. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the nuts and bolts of running campaigns, what libraries can do, what Friends groups can do and how you can be prepared for your library’s voter initiative. Come and learn what it means to run a library campaign from one of the leaders in the field—from planning to message development to voter contact to Get Out the Vote!

By:
Libby Post
October 24, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Carleton Boardroom Track: Administration
 
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Legend

 NERTCL Leadership Administration ITS
 Vendor Demo Adult and Teen ALS NETSL
 General Keynote Exhibitor Time Wellness
 Data and Metrics Meal IFC Facilities and Space Design
 Community Engagement Break Career Marketing
 Diversity Table Talk