September 14, 2016


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  • Building Better Communities, One Library at a Time

    Wednesday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 3h Agave I & II Amy Ledin, Janet “Jaime” Ball

    Free preconference presented by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records
    Join us for a fast-paced look at transformative programs funded in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) money. Project managers from libraries across Arizona, as well as Arizona State Library staff, will make brief presentations on projects addressing a range of topics: digital literacy, early learning, preservation, cultural programs, and much, much more. Each attendee will receive a booklet with information on each project for further reference.

  • Get Your Hands Dirty!: A Technology Sandbox for Library Services

    Wednesday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 3h Agave III Anthony Sanchez, Jennifer Nichols, Kendra Davey, Leila Duncan

    Do you have a passion or curiosity for technology, but never the time, funding, or energy to immerse yourself? Come play with augmented and virtual reality, 3D modeling/scanning/printing, motion capture, green screens and sound booths. Participants will leave with new ideas for how technology can be introduced into low-stakes environments with amateurs or luddites, young or old.

  • Don’t Just Read, Tell! Storytelling for Librarians

    Wednesday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 3h Joshua II Elizabeth Matson

    Storytelling, whether for story time, in the classroom, in family or after-school programs, or even for teens and adults, is an engaging and interactive art form that helps listeners engage with language and story in a way that enhances enjoyment and meaning.

  • YA Summit Pre-Party: A Peek at What’s to Come

    Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3h Joel D Valdez Main Library Lauren Regenhardt, Rob Wilson

    Free preconference presented by Pima County Public Library.

  • Libraries Transform: Ideas and Inspiration to Create Impactful Programming that Transforms a Community

    Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3h Agave III Andrea Castaneda, Maria Mucino

    Libraries are in the midst of a revitalization, fueled by swift advances in technology and changes in the communities we serve. No longer just places for books and reference help, we offer free services that transform lives. We support digital literacy and lifelong learning, contribute to education, employment, civic engagement, and personal empowerment. For some communities, the library is the sole source of access to advanced technologies and programming that empowers the individuals to progress.

  • Cross-Cultural Competency for Library Staff

    Wednesday, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 3h Joshua II Dale Savage

    In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of cross-cultural competency: Understanding cultural differences, how culture shock may affect immigrants, different communication styles (including cultural differences in body language), tips for cross-linguistic communication, and understanding the role of values in cultural difference. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of their own core values.

  • Arizona History Museum Tour

    Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm 1h Arizona History Museum Arizona Historical Society

    This free tour will include a look behind-the-scenes at the Arizona Historical Society in Tucson.

  • Poetry Center Tour

    Wednesday, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 1h Poetry Center University of Arizona

    This free tour will allow a close look at the University of Arizona Poetry Center, one of the largest open-stacks special collections of poetry in the US.

  • Signals for the Libraries of the Future

    Thursday, 8:15 am - 9:45 am 1h 30' Presidio III IV and V Miguel Figueroa

    The future of libraries is all around us – in signals from our communities, the technology and education sectors, and changes in our economy and demographics. We can all start to envision the future of libraries by leveraging our curiosity, our direct connection to patrons, and our inherent and acquired diversities.

  • AzLA Business Meeting/ Legislative Update

    Thursday, 9:15 am - 9:45 am 30' Presidio III IV and V Arizona Library Association
  • An Hour with Alan Gratz

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h White Dove Alan Gratz

    Join Alan Gratz, the author of the middle grade and young adult novels Prisoner B-3087, Code of Honor, The League of Seven, and Projekt 1065, for an interactive presentation where YOU get to decide which direction the speech goes!

  • Canva-sations: How We Found a Low-Cost, Collaborative Solution for Marketing

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Presidio I Beth Malapanes, Marsha Ballard, Mercedes Miramontes

    We share how a group of librarians from 10 colleges collaborated to create a marketing plan and calendar, an image repository, and designed eye-catching marketing materials for print and web without spending any money.

  • 30 Seconds to Your Best Elevator Speech & Answers to Tough Library Questions

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Coronado I Christine Tuttle, Paula Wilson

    Libraries have transformed, yet many people still hold on to the old perception or childhood memories of how libraries once were. In addition, most people do not understand how libraries fit into this new networked world. It's time we told our story with our own words!

  • Because Libraries Can Only “Transform” When the Staff Is Transformed First!

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Presidio II Lisa Lewis

    This presentation will show how to develop and put into action a “Staff Development Day”.

  • Diversity and Collection Development: Some Thoughts on the Past, the Present, and the Future

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Joshua II Bob Diaz

    The program will provide an overview of efforts to address the collections needs of previously marginalized populations, and will also examine the available literature that describe efforts to diversity library collections.

  • Preservation, Transformation, Advocacy: How the NEH Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions Can Work for You

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Agave Ballroom Sarah Kortemeier, Wendy Burk

    How do small repositories afford the time, staff, and equipment to create and implement a comprehensive preservation plan? Are you ready to transform your stewardship and become an even stronger advocate for the important cultural materials in your care?

  • Adult Literacy: Transforming Lives with One on One Tutoring, ESL Conversational Groups, and Citizenship Preparation

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Oro Valley Ted Johnson

    This session will cover the nuts and bolts of how to operate a volunteer group dedicated to improving basic literacy and English as a Second Language through a series of recorded interviews from tutors, Board members, trainers, and students.

  • The Power of Performance: Project Outcome

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Catalina Aimee Fifarek, Emily Plagman, Jana White

    This session will provide an overview of the tools and share lessons learned from libraries using Project Outcome, an innovative and easy-to-use online platform for public libraries to measure the outcomes of their programs and services.

  • Librarians Transformed: Roads Less Traveled

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Santa Rita Christina Wyles, Samantha Gardner, Valorie Rice

    While many of our current roles would be considered library services (e. g., assisting others, literature searches, program development, education), our employment paths would be considered paths less taken. We offer examples of information services in a larger social and spatial context, as we continue to adapt to changing technologies (e. g., digital, e-learning, consulting, CDS, translational science, data management), we will pursue the transformation while delivering library services.

  • Grand Canyon Reader: Teen Edition

    Thursday, 9:45 am - 10:45 am 1h Rincon Patricia Jimenez

    Remember Grand Canyon Reader Awards from grade school? Well, this isn’t your third-grader’s list!

  • Resume Review Clinic

    Thursday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 2h Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Arizona Library Association

    You don't have to be on the hunt to hone your resume! Advanced registration is recommended.

  • Arizona Legislative History: Free and Online for All

    Thursday, 10:45 am - 11:15 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Peter Grant

    The State Library of Arizona’s Legislative History Digitization project has successfully digitized the Arizona Session laws, the Journals of the House, and the Journals of the Senate. Learn about the significance of these materials as well as the challenges encountered in making these unique legal materials freely available online, including partnerships, copyright, the question of destructive scanning, and HUGE file sizes!

  • Because Today’s Libraries Have No Walls: White House ConnectED Library Challenge

    Thursday, 10:45 am - 11:15 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Michelle Simon

    This program will highlight how Pima County Public Library has worked with local school districts to bring library services to students where they school!

  • Instant Recess® Fun for Kids: Get Moving at the Library

    Thursday, 10:45 am - 11:15 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Annie Wicks, Mary Sanchez

    Do you want to encourage health, fitness, and a sense of well-being among kids in your library? During this poster session, we will discuss how we started the program and got kids excited about aerobics, dancing, and kid proven “recess” activities, such as Hula Hooping, potato sack races, “snow” ball fights, jump roping, and more.

  • The Expectant Librarian: Notes from a Case Study of Pregnancy & Librarianship

    Thursday, 10:45 am - 11:15 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Serene Rock

    Attendees from all library backgrounds, regardless of their parental state, will learn how personal changes can influence one’s professional practice.

  • Soft Skills and Safe Spaces: Youth Programming Between the Lines

    Thursday, 10:45 am - 11:15 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Jusdina Nolin-Brown, Pamela Park

    When we look at the goals of teen programs, there are concrete outcomes we can enumerate, such as film-making, game design skills, writing, and robotics. There are also not so apparent skills that teens acquire in these programs, such as critical thinking, collaborating, and planning; these are the soft skills that employers value, and the library can be the platform to develop them.

  • Information Services Interest Group Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h Coronado I Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of the Information Services Interest Group.

  • Teacher Librarian Division Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h Presidio I Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of the Teacher Librarian Division (TLD), featuring a presentation by AASL Immediate Past President Leslie Preddy.

  • Public Libraries Division Strategy Session

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h Presidio II Arizona Library Association, Joyce Abbott

    Public Library Staff, voice your concerns and make your needs known! Brainstorm what you want PLD to accomplish for the year in this open forum.

  • An OCLC Update: Simplifying Maintenance of Your Physical and Electronic Resources (TSIG Meeting)

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h White Dove Arizona Library Association, David Whitehair

    Built by the library community for the library community, WorldCat supports and helps streamline electronic and print resource management. Using WorldCat’s comprehensiveness coupled with OCLC’s next generation of cataloging and metadata tools, libraries experience improved discovery and increased staff capacity.

  • eResources Special Interest Group Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h Joshua II Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of the eResources Special Interest Group.

  • Horner Committee & International Interest Group (IIG) Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h Agave Ballroom Arizona Library Association, Masako Iwashita, Sarah Kortemeier

    Meeting of the Horner Committee and IIG with presentations by ​​Ms. Masako Iwashita and Sarah Kortemeier​.

  • Services to Diverse Populations Interest Group Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm 1h Oro Valley Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of the Services to Diverse Populations Interest Group.

  • Arizona Librarians for Young Adult Services Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 11:45 am 30' Santa Rita Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of Arizona Librarians for Young Adult Services (ALYAS). Topic: YA Summit

  • Mountain Plains Library Association Meeting

    Thursday, 11:15 am - 11:45 am 30' Rincon Arizona Library Association

    Meeting for members of the Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA).

  • Native American Library Interest Group Meeting

    Thursday, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm 30' Santa Rita Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of the Native American Library Interest Group (NALIG).

  • College and University Libraries Division Meeting

    Thursday, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm 30' Santa Rita Arizona Library Association

    Meeting of the College and University Libraries Division (CULD).

  • History, Progress and Loss: How Libraries Transform Our World

    Thursday, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm 1h 30' Presidio III IV and V Rachel Caine

    New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Rachel Caine discusses the enormous (and radical) idea of how libraries began, developed, and changed the world … and how what we now take for granted continues to be an irreplaceable ideal for the world. She’ll also talk about how the history of libraries factored into her critically acclaimed series The Great Library, and the continued value of printed works and curation in a world full of data.

  • Young Adult Authors Panel

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h White Dove Amy Nichols, Aprilynne Pike, Donna Boyce, Rachel Caine

    Get to know Young Adult authors Rachel Caine, Amy Nichols, and Aprilynne Pike in this lively panel discussion, moderated by author liaison Donna Boyce.

  • Maximizing Success: Community Analysis for Transforming Your Library

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Coronado I Denise Keller, Jenny McCullogh Cosgrove, Michael Lahti, Steven Wind

    Are you looking for ways to transform your library? If so, then join our panel presentation and learn how we helped our libraries enhance programs, collections, and services by acquiring in-depth knowledge about behaviors and usage patterns.

  • Finding Your Voice: Vocal Workshop for Using Your Voice More Effectively

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Presidio I Rosanne Couston

    Dry mouth? Shaky voice? Knocking knees? Most of us have experienced these uncomfortable sensations when asked to speak in front of people. Librarian and actor Rosanne Couston will present and demonstrate how to prepare and use your voice for those speaking occasions.

  • Enhancing Your Professional Presence

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Presidio II Dale Savage, Rene Tanner

    This session will focus on science-based tips to help participants enhance their professional presence and present their best, most authentic self in stressful or high-impact situations such as job interviews and professional networking, based on social psychologist Amy Cuddy’s recent book, Presence.

  • So NOT Your Typical Library Display

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Joshua II Amy Osteen, Bethany Ronnberg, Rossan Santos

    Join Scottsdale Public Library staff and gain new skills utilizing retail visual merchandising principles and materials to create eye-catching displays.

  • All Your Games Are Belong to Us: Building Tabletop Game Collections in Academic Libraries

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Agave Ballroom Michelle Ashley Gohr

    An increasing amount of research has shown that games both strengthen and teach important skills to people of all ages such as critical thinking, creativity, and teamwork; but while public libraries have widely embraced integrating video and board games into their collections, many academic libraries are still hesitant when faced with budget shortages, preservation issues, and more.

  • Transforming Your Perspective: The Beauty of Generalists in Library Technology

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Oro Valley Daniel Messer

    Discover how to foster generalization, and why you absolutely should.

  • Innovation and the Internet of Things: What to Embrace and What Will Take Our Jobs

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Catalina Chris Guerra

    Join Chris Guerra, Project Specialist for the Arizona State Library, Archives, & Public Records, as he presents the technology that will likely shape your life in the years to come. From driver-less vehicles to virtual reality, come learn what these upcoming technologies are, what they will likely change, and how you can help your community prepare for their arrival.

  • Paths to Leadership Are Not Always Straight

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Santa Rita Cindy Kolaczynski, Karen Williams

    If you have ever considered a top leadership position in public or academic libraries, it’s never too soon to begin planning for that next step. Join Arizona library leaders in a lively panel discussion of pathways, perils, and possibilities to becoming a transformative library director.

  • Serving the Underserved from Many Angles: A Multi-Faceted, Multi-Pronged Approach to Reaching Those Who Need Us Most

    Thursday, 2:05 pm - 3:05 pm 1h Rincon Mary Givins, Tara Foxx-Lupo

    Presenters will describe services provided by Pima County Public Library aimed at serving and fostering lasting impact with underserved groups. Strategies for engaging and retaining key partner groups, creating internal buy-in and preparedness amongst staff and leadership, creating and managing internal teams, setting team specific mission and vision in line with organizational focus and evaluating and innovating based on program success and sustainability.

  • From Futuring to Innovation

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Presidio III IV and V Miguel Figueroa

    Building on the work of ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries, this session will connect thinking about the future to the process of innovation.

  • How to Hijack the Internet and Get Kids to Read Again!

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h White Dove Carew Papritz

    Still battling against video games, cell phones, the Internet, and all things electronic to get kids to pick up a book? Discover how award-winning author, Carew Papritz, gets “I- kids” excited about reading in this Internet age.

  • Forming and Sustaining a Successful LGBT Services Committee at Your Library: Pima County Does It – You Can, Too!

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Presidio I Kaitlyn Sparks, Wayne Wheeler

    Formed in 1997, the PCPL LGBT Services Committee has been instrumental in advocating for LGBTQA residents and library staff in Pima County. Kaitlyn Sparks and Wayne Wheeler (current PCPL LGBT Services Committee Co-Chairs) will discuss the history and successes of the PCPL LGBT Services Committee.

  • Going Digital: The Services and Collections of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Presidio II Brianna Furcron, Erin Pawlus, Peter Grant

    Learn about the latest, free collections and services offered by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records. This panel presentation will include coverage of the latest services and digital collections offered by the State Library of Arizona, Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) and the Arizona Talking Book Library.

  • Anime, Gaming, and Cosplay – Oh My! Using Library Comic Conventions to Bring Teens to the Library

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Joshua II Elisia Simmons, Phyllis Saunders

    Making your library relevant to teens can be a huge task. After six years of creating comic conventions (cons) just for teens 12-18, our team can show you all of the tricks. From finding fun presenters (for free) to the importance of badges, to getting all of the food donated, we will share the good, the bad, and that story about the crossbow. This program is for anyone who is thinking about bringing a comic con to their location.

  • The Path to U.S. Citizenship Can Start at Libraries

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Agave Ballroom Juan Moran

    We know that more than 55% of recent immigrants use the public library at least once a week. Public libraries are often considered a welcoming place for immigrants to find the information and encouragement they need to begin their path towards U.S. citizenship.

  • Academic Blitz Session

    #purposefulposting: How User Research Can Help You Engage with Your Audience

    I Am from China, I Am from Russia, and I Am from Uganda: Arizona State University Libraries Connects with International Health Students

    Transforming the Health Sciences Library Desk: Expanding Services in a Multi-Branch Library

  • Public Blitz Session

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Catalina Jessica Pryde, Judy Finney, Kearsten LaBrozzi, Monica Lane, Ray Ceo Jr.

    Cultivating and Transforming Book Discussion Groups at Your Library

    Because Databases Don't Have to Be Boring: Getting People to Your Online Resources through Creative Nonfiction

    Low Budget Teen Space: How We Expanded and Revitalized Our Space with Teen Input, Teamwork, and Elbow Grease

  • Strangers in a Strange Land: Helping Seniors Go from Tech No to Tech Yes

    Thursday, 3:25 pm - 4:25 pm 1h Santa Rita Heather Severson, Vicki Lazaro

    Bring your own conundrums and success stories for an interactive discussion of best practices for immersing seniors and others in the rich world of the job search, career development, social media, online education, personal connection, entertainment, and all the other opportunities provided by the Internet. Participants will leave the session with a rich list of resources and strategies to help with the essential task of finding relevant uses for digital devices and apps to best engage individuals in purposeful use of digital technology.

  • General Blitz Session

    "You Can't Handle the Truth!": Answering Legal Reference Questions in a Complicated Legal World

    Transforming Interlibrary Loan Requests into Information Literacy Instruction Opportunities

    Transforming Your Perspective: The Beauty of Generalists in Library Technology

  • School of Information Reception

    Thursday, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 2h Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) University of Arizona School of Information
  • Libraries Transform, But How?

    Friday, 8:15 am - 9:15 am 1h Presidio III IV and V Jessica Jupitus, Lori Easterwood

    Failure is inevitable and every decision made is a guess at being successful. Libraries are a space where that kind of failure can lead to discovery – for the public, for the staff, for anyone. Lori and Jessica will talk about being open to transformation – even the awkward parts.

  • Storytelling Matters: Reach Out with Digital Advocacy Stories

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Coronado I Judi Moreillon

    Is your school or small public library budget short on funds for an advocacy campaign? Digital advocacy storytelling is a low-cost, high impact way to reach out into your community to share your library’s exciting resources and services.

  • Graphic Novel Power Hour Strikes Again!

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Presidio I Patricia Jimenez

    Why put quality ahead of quantity when you can have both? This 60 minute conference program is packed full of 2016’s latest and greatest in graphic novels.

  • …Because the College Library Is a Community Learning Space!

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Presidio II Li (LiLi) Kang, Paula Crossman

    Lead your college’s social change agenda by making your library a community learning space.

  • Libraries as Business Centers and Networking Sites: Linking Today’s Innovative People with Today’s Growing Towns and Cities

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Joshua II Andrew Zollman, Janene Van Leeuwen, John Pringle, Veronica Shorr

    Libraries are the forerunners of change, and as populations grow, needs shift and so does the programming they provide in order to stay relevant. This program explores alternate services used to engage a broader audience for library staff members involved in community outreach for business, non-profit, and adult programming.

  • How to Find Primary Source Material in Arizona Archives: A Panel Presentation

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Agave Ballroom Dennis Preisler, Jill McCleary, Maurita Baldock, Ryan Ehrfurth

    This is a panel discussion on new web based tools that will help librarians and library patrons to find and access archival collections in Arizona. Three web based portals will be discussed: The Arizona State Knowledge Center Catalog, Arizona Archives Online, and the Arizona Memory Project. These web portals provide free public access to descriptions of archival collections found at archival repositories around the state.

  • Keep Calm and Android On

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Oro Valley Kimberly Belair

    Find out how the Mesa Express Library successfully pulled off Android training classes in a small, rented, one-room branch located in a mostly forgotten mall.

  • ONEBOOKAZ Author Panel: Authors and Audience Engagement

    Learn how you can create your own ONEBOOK or community-read program that brings people together to celebrate literature and foster a sense of community. If you ever plan on having an author visit your library for any kind of program, this panel presentation will provide you tips and tricks on how to prepare for and run the event!

  • Libraries Transform: What Changes Will We Empower?

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Santa Rita Holly Henley, Janet “Jaime” Ball

    How do you think libraries will transform individuals and communities in the future? And how will libraries need to transform to meet the needs of their individual and collective users? Librarians, library staff, board members, and volunteers from all types of libraries are encouraged to join State Library staff in a lively discussion on the future of libraries. Ideas shared will help inform Arizona’s 2018 – 2022 Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) plan.

  • Arizona LGBTQ Archives

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h Rincon Jamie A. Lee, Marshall Shore, Nancy Godoy-Powell

    In Arizona, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) histories are under-documented in archives and libraries. As a result, local librarians and archivists are actively engaging communities, preserving LGBTQ histories, and making archival collections accessible to the public.

  • Because Invisibility Is Not an Option: What’s Working (and What Isn’t) on Social Media

    Friday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am 1h White Dove Cherise Mead, Jessica Pryde, Lisa Bunker

    Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram change on a weekly basis, it seems. How can libraries cope? Is it still worth the time? Should you consider a move to a new platform?

  • The Coming LibGuides Tsunami

    Friday, 10:30 am - 11:00 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Jeff Murdock, Karen Grondin

    Over time, many libraries have created/developed a large quantity of LibGuides and other web content. Do you feel overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of your Library’s online content?

  • The Literati Book Club: The Secret Is in the Crazy, or How to Keep Them Coming Back for More

    Friday, 10:30 am - 11:00 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Deanna Davis

    Discussion will center on myths, legends, and conspiracy theories regarding the secret society known as the Literati. What is it? Why, where, when, and how do they gather? Find out exactly what they do when they meet in seclusion in the darkest corners of the earth.

  • OUTCareer: Making Job Help Programs More LGBTQ+ Inclusive

    Friday, 10:30 am - 11:00 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Samantha Gardner

    Public librarians, is your job help program connecting with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and other patrons on the rainbow spectrum? LGBTQ+ people need more than resume advice.

  • What Is a Patent? What Is a Trademark? What Can I Tell My Entrepreneurs and Makerspace Users?

    Friday, 10:30 am - 11:00 am 30' Exhibit Hall (Turquoise Ballroom) Peter Grant

    Is an entrepreneur struggling to come up with a logo? Did someone invent something new and unique in your Makerspace? This session will cover the basics of patents and trademarks so you can better help your patrons understand what they need and how to go about getting it.

  • AzLA Service & Author Awards

    Friday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 2h Presidio III IV and V Arizona Library Association
  • Transforming Your Library: What’s .gov Got To Do With It?

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Coronado I Andy Bourgeois, Dan Stanton

    The Depository Library Managers from the State Library of Arizona and the Arizona State University Libraries invite you to an overview of government information resources and services available to you and your patrons on the open web and from our libraries.

  • Mentoring for Professional Development

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Presidio I Donna Throckmorton, Joyce Abbott

    AzLA’s own professional mentoring program is partnering with the Arizona State Library’s Early Literacy mentoring to answer your questions. Mentors and Mentees will share their lessons learned, share insights, and answer questions for those interested in getting paired in 2017!

  • Treasures Within? Zines at ASU Libraries

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Presidio II Rachel Leket-Mor

    Rachel Leket-Mor will describe a project aimed at identifying zines that found their way into the collections at ASU Libraries but were never defined or collected as such. She will report on the project since its inception when it was awarded the librarians’ research fund (2015), detail the criteria and methodology developed in the discovery process, introduce the “Zines at ASU” library guide, and conclude with an account of the first Phoenix ZineFest, organized by Wasted Ink Zine Distro.

  • Extreme Library Makeover – Making Space for Student Creation and Collaboratio Consumption n, Not Just

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Joshua II Fran Stoler, Jennifer Flores, Jessica Ross, Kate Street

    Attendees will learn the process of renovating a library from beginning to end. Anyone who is interested in transforming an old or outdated library into a space that is attractive to all students/patrons are welcome. Even if you do not have the money to do a complete remodel, you will leave with plenty of ideas for enhancing your libraries.

  • In the Mood: Using Icebreakers to Set the Tone for Your Next Meeting

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Agave Ballroom Kate DeMeester

    Many people consider icebreaker activities as a fun digression before the business of a meeting begins. However, with a bit of strategic thinking, a facilitator can use these activities to help put meeting participants in the right frame of mind to do their best work.

  • Because the Future Needs Coders

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Oro Valley Chris Guerra, Jenn Lopez, Kelly Smith, Robin Salthouse, Tara Carpenter

    Join the Maricopa County Library District in a panel discussion to learn about how to bring coding to your library. Hear about the code club programs for youth and adults that have created community, job skills, games, brain health, and fun. Topics will include equipment, software, cost, time commitment, and expertise.

  • Your Library + Arizona Humanities = A Perfect Partnership

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Catalina Cheryl L. Yeatts, Ellie Hutchison

    Are you searching for quality programs on a limited budget? If so, look no further than Arizona Humanities. During this presentation, you will discover the benefits of collaborating with Arizona Humanities to provide programs that will spark lively conversations in your community.

  • Transforming Children’s Services Through Technology: Because You CAN Do It!

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Santa Rita Hannah Stewart

    Technology doesn’t have to be intimidating. Come learn how to integrate user friendly technology into your library programs for children 5 and up. Beginners and experts are welcome.

  • …Because You Want to Work in the Library World

    Friday, 1:25 pm - 2:25 pm 1h Rincon Alicia Snarr, Dana Shreve, Kimberly Belair, Lena Beecher

    Have you ever left a job interview and said to yourself, “Well that was AWFUL…” or “I wasn’t expecting those questions to be asked”? Competition for library jobs is intense. Move from “Good answer” to “Wow!” and nail your next job interview.

  • Southwest Books of the Year: Why Regional Literature Matters

    The reading public looks to its libraries for guidance in the selection and appreciation of regional literature. “Southwest Books of the Year,” Pima County Public Library’s annual literary review highlighting the year’s best titles in Southwest literature, makes a significant contribution to meeting the profession’s need for a comprehensive, critical, and unbiased guide to Southwest writing.

  • Beyond the Bookshelf: The Power of Early Literacy in Empowering Families and Transforming Communities

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Presidio I Natalia Hoffman, Thania Mayorga-Shull

    Four out of five children in Arizona do not have access to preschool or quality child care. Discover how Make Way for Books helps children gain access to books and empowers parents with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to help their children read and succeed. Learn about our family literacy programs, including Raising a Reader and Cover to Cover, and how Make Way for Books connects families with their local public library.

  • Librarians Transform: Who Do You Think You Are?

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Presidio II Jessica Jupitus, Lori Easterwood

    From page to apprentice librarian to youth services librarian to programming to supervisor to manager – You can get around in the library! Find out how to add value to your job and bring your heart to work.

  • Who’s That Ted Guy Anyway? How a TEDx Event Can Engage Your Community and Bring New Users into Your Library

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h White Dove Cynde Cerf, Edward Liebler, Jean Reynolds, Phyllis Saunders

    Learn from Chandler Public Library about their experience with the TEDxLibrary license: What the application and programming entails, the easy stuff, the challenges, and the results.

  • 101 Ideas for Success – Connecting Teens and Adults to Pathways for Success!

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Joshua II Kelly Wilson, Ken Zambos, Kendra Davey

    In this interactive session, you will learn innovative ideas for supporting your community through the entire continuum of success, from first time job seekers to work re-entry candidates.

  • Picking Up S.T.E.A.M.

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Agave Ballroom Molly Sadler

    Are your Dewey Decimal books dusty? Is your non-fiction non-moving? Foster a desire in your patrons to explore your non-fiction collection with Picking Up S.T.E.A.M. Youth Services professionals will learn how to seek out the bizarre and unusual topics in their collection and create a simple presentation to amaze and astound their audience.

  • Leadership & Staff Development Blitz Session

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Oro Valley Becky Brendel, Bob Diaz, Dale Savage, Dana Shreve, Denise Gullikson, Patricia Jimenez

    Beyond the Conference: Year-Long Learning with the Professional Development Committee

    Planning Exhibits and Events to Bring in a Wider Audience: The University of Arizona Library Experience

    How to Herd Cats: Library Manager’s Starter Kit

  • General Blitz Session

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Catalina Chris Seggerman, Cindy Reyes, Jennifer Shaffer Merry

    Connecting with Our Community

    Stress, Finals, Standardized Testing, and Passive Programming

    Who Do You Think Genealogy Researchers Are? A Primer for Reference Librarians

  • General Blitz Session

    Librarians Transform: 10 Good Reasons to Not Become a Librarian

    Transforming Tech Programming: Ideas, Hacks, and Best Practices

    Let’s See What Happens: Adventures in 3D Printing for a Children’s and Teen’s Program

  • Citizen Science: Libraries Transform Scientific Research

    Friday, 2:50 pm - 3:50 pm 1h Santa Rita Dan Stanton, Jenny Mueller-Alexander, Rene Tanner

    There are Citizen Science activities for every subject, hobby, passion, and interest, making it a useful tie-in to any library programming. This panel, which quickly put together an ad-hoc Citizen Science Day promotion, will share information on existing programs, tie-ins to STEM and STEAM, local individuals and groups willing to speak at events, and other ideas for promotion.

  • Conference Closing Panel

    Friday, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm 1h Presidio III IV and V Arizona Library Association

    Join AzLA Officers and Conference Committee leaders as they wrap up this year’s conference.

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