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MLA/DLA Annual Conference 2013 schedule

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Wednesday 8th May 2013

  • Focus on Genres: Creating and Sharpening an RA Training that Sticks

    by Leah Youse

    Do you want to create a readers’ advisory genre training but don’t know where to start? Do you want to teach your co-workers the difference between steampunk and space opera — but need to learn yourself? This hands-on training is for you! Save time and money by empowering staff to become genre and subgenre experts. Breathe new life into your readers’ advisory training with interactive lessons and a toolkit of resources. Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00pm.

    At 9:00am to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Crystal Ballroom Hall 2A, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Improv for Libraries

    by Baltimore Improv Grp

    Can you describe an improvisational game? And why would we want to bring them into the library? Join the Baltimore Improv Group for this hands on workshop to learn improvisational games that help improve staff morale, team building and listening skills. Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 9:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 2, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Media Cataloging with RDA

    by Tiffany Wilson

    Despite the writers’ best intentions, RDA is arguably most explicit in terms of print materials. Cataloging media with RDA requires a little more judgment and a new point of view. This program will highlight the portions of RDA most relevant to media catalogers, the significant difference between AACR2 and RDA, and the media-specific resources available to help out new and experienced catalogers. Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 9:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 3, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • The Widening Divide: Faculty Work Practice and the Library’s Role in Providing Access to Course Content

    by Anne Harlow

    Library statistics report on what is happening by the numbers, but they aren’t very good at revealing why library services are or aren’t being used—and what might be taking their place. Using a work-practice qualitative study methodology, three Temple librarians have been doing in-depth videotaped interviews with faculty about their acquisition, use, and sharing of course content. The process of coding interview transcripts and conducting post-interview sessions with other subject specialists reveals faculty behaviors that have major implications for library services. Initial findings suggest future directions for course reserves, liaison services, instructional technology support, and more. In this presentation, we will outline our progress and share some of these preliminary findings, opening a discussion about how we might radically rethink some of our core services. Through several hands-on activities, participants can begin to weigh the potential benefits and challenges of qualitative research for their institution, practice generating effective interview questions, and devise a mock plan for conducting a study on a topic most relevant to their institution. Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 9:00am to 1:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 1, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • From Transactions to Transformations: How Shifting our Mental Models Moves us Forward Faster

    by Gail Griffith

    “What would happen if we really believed that libraries change lives?” Some might call this a dangerous question, because it challenges some of what we say, hear and do in our libraries. In this workshop, we’ll identify our own mental models of libraries and challenge them, to build a shared vision of what the transformational – and transformed – library might look like.
    Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Crystal Ballroom Hall 2B, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • How to Train and Motivate Adults to Foster School Readiness

    by Dorothy Stoltz and Connie Wilson

    Libraries = literacy. One of our most important goals is to promote early literacy skills and school readiness in children. In recent years we’ve become familiar with the concept of Every Child Ready to Read and have worked toward integrating early literacy best practices into our programs and storytimes. But what about the parents, caregivers and daycare providers? Are you unsure how to present this important information to an audience that can also benefit from early literacy instruction? This workshop will help you explore how to partner with these caring adults in a workshop setting designed to inspire children to learn and to demonstrate how to accelerate the learning process.
    Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 4, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • How to Win a John Cotton Dana

    by Kathy Koster

    The John Cotton Dana is the ultimate award for library marketing. Every year hundreds of libraries apply for this prestigious award provided in conjunction with the H.W. Wilson Foundation, the American Library Association and EBSCO Publishing. Budget doesn’t matter, nor does the
    size of your library. What matters is your plan and process. Get the inside scoop on the JCD from a former winner and 4 year member of the JCD awards committee. Bring your marketing materials to MLA’s Swap and Shop in conjunction with this program. Lunch will be served before this session in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 1, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Maker Space

    by Matt Barinholtz and Michael Smith-Welch

    MAKER Faires, Maker meetups-- What is it all about? Find out at this workshop which will include hands on projects and demonstrations. The Maker movement includes all ages but is highly engaging to young adults. The Maker movement is a growing community of hobbyists and professionals dedicated to making their own functional devices, whether it be technological gadgets, open source hardware and software, fashion apparel, home decorating or nearly any other aspect of physical life.

    At 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 5, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Overcoming your Fear of Genealogists

    by Mary Mannix

    In today’s world of shrinking reference services genealogists are a patron base that is not diminishing in size. Family historians continue to frequent reference desks but they do need specialized assistance. Even libraries that do not have significant genealogy reference sources can guide family historians in their pursuits. Sadly, many librarians are afraid of the enthusiastic, talkative genealogist. There are many on-line sources and subscription databases that can help any librarian interact confidently with the dreaded genealogy researcher. This workshop will present an overview of basic genealogy methodology and give any information professional, no matter their background, the tools to speak knowledgeably with a genealogy patron. You don’t need to be afraid any longer. And, you may get the bug yourself. This preconference will be hands-on, bring a laptop if you can.
    Lunch will be served in the restaurant from 12:00 to 1:00.

    At 12:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 3, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • NOT Just Fun and Fieldtrips: How a Staff Association Can Serve Your Library Association

    by Kendal Hopkins and Eileen Kuhl

    There are only a few counties in Maryland whose library employees have created associations for workplace and community organizing. Staff Association groups help the different constituencies of a library system come together to support their neighborhoods, to plan social events outside the work day, and to facilitate communication between all staff and the library administration. Learn the basics of how to start a Staff Association in your county library at this informal roundtable discussion.

    At 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Conference 2, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • The Networked Library

    by Lee Rainie

    Lee Rainie is the founder and director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. He is a co-author of Up for Grabs: The Future of the Internet, the first of a multi-volume book series based on Project surveys that is being published by Cambria Press.

    Prior to the Pew Internet Project, he was managing editor of U.S. News & World Report and a political reporter for the New York Daily News. He will discuss the Project’s research about the changing world of reading and the changing role of libraries in their communities.

    At 4:30pm to 6:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Crystal Ballroom, Clarion Resort Hotel

    Coverage slide deck

  • All Conference Reception

    At 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday 8th May

    In Crystal Ballroom, Clarion Resort Hotel

Thursday 9th May 2013

  • Grand Opening, Vendor Exhibit Area

    At 8:00am to 9:00am, Thursday 9th May

    In Grand Ballroom, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • MLLI Breakfast

    At 8:00am to 9:00am, Thursday 9th May

    In Ocean City Library

  • Poster Sessions

    At 8:00am to 5:00pm, Thursday 9th May

    In 1st Floor Lobby, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Silent Auction Open

    At 8:00am to 5:30pm, Thursday 9th May

    In 1st Floor Lobby, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Guide to the Conference – Tips and Tricks for First Time Attendees

    by Lynn Wheeler, Carrie Willson-Plymire, Heidi Gillis and Natalie Burclaff

    If you’re a first time conference attendee, or want to learn more about the conference and our library association, come to this casual get together. You’ll get to hear about conference tips and library association opportunities from division leaders, interest groups and committee chairs. Mingle and meet other first-timers along with experienced attendees. Hope to see you there!

    At 8:30am to 9:00am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 1, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Beyond Fifty Shades—the Whole Crayon Box: Erotica in Public Libraries

    by Mary Hastler, Monica McAbee and Kate Dunneback

    The publicity surrounding Fifty Shades of Grey brought new attention to the topic, but public libraries have always faced complex questions about erotica and sexual content in their collections. What are the boundaries of the categories and labels we use? How do we gauge community standards and the changing views of our customers? How do we balance intellectual freedom and customers’ objections? How can we provide good reader’s advisory service to customers who specifically look for – or wish to avoid – erotic content? Hear from a library director, a selection librarian, and a reader’s advisory librarian about these and other questions, and ask ones of your own during the discussion.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 4, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Bridging the Gap beTween Children’s and YA Services

    by Caroline Barlow and Rachel Wright

    Tweens in your library—do you know what they want? There are currently 20 million tweens in the U.S., a unique demographic with a range of social needs and desires. They’re in your library RIGHT NOW, and this frequently underserved population can benefit from all the services your library has to offer. Join Rachel Wright and Caroline Barlow as they teach you how to navigate this particular world. You’ll identify who, exactly, this group of underserved library users is and how to respond to their needs. You will listen to, share, and generate ideas for collection development, programming, and outreach designed to bridge the gap for this distinctive group of patrons. In the end, you’ll leave with the tools you need to develop practical services for this growing population.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Crystal Ballroom Hall 2A, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Creating a Forever Environment on a Shoe-String Budget

    by Mary Mannix

    Even libraries that do not administer archives or maintain special collections have materials that they want to see last for as long as possible. Unfortunately, many basic processing practices can do irreversible damage to holdings speeding their unfortunate demise. In this session learn of some basic changes that can be made to processing to alleviate long-term damage and also develop a broader understanding of cost-free preservation measures.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 1, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Emergency Preparedness

    by Johnny Hatton

    Emergency Preparedness is a subject that we see in the news every time a disaster strikes. The role played by libraries increases and libraries have been designated as an essential resource in times of disasters. Are you ready? Do you understand the difference between local, state and federal emergency management? Do you know the difference between a watch and a warning? Are you prepared with a disaster preparedness kit on hand in your library? This workshop will answer your questions, allowing you to be better prepared when a disaster occurs.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Ste. 318, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Perched on Your Shoulder: A Librarian's Role in Guarding Patron Privacy

    by June Brittingham, Ellen Dunn, Herb Malveaux and T Peter Ramsey

    Librarians from three types of libraries share their perspectives, challenges and triumphs in their daily walk through the maze of privacy, confidentiality and information access issues. This program addresses use of computers in the library, email and chatting, circulations and patron records. There will be time for questions, discussion and a recap of current regulations and policies and how these may affect our role as librarians in the future.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 6, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Planning Social Media: Tweets, Posts and Pins with a Purpose

    by Natalie Burclaff and Catherine Johnson

    Did your library create a Facebook or Twitter account without carefully considering the purpose and goals of your involvement? If so, you’re certainly not alone. To achieve success using social media, you not only need to be active; you must also have a clear understanding of why you’re using social networks and what you’re trying to accomplish. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to draft a social media purpose statement and goals for their library. The group will also explore strategies for measuring the impact of social media on the organization.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 2, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Radical Customer Service

    by Sydney McCoy

    What is Radical Customer Service? Hopefully, the new norm in libraries. This session will present what libraries around the country are doing to implement new models of service. Can our customers be a part of leading this change? As library professionals, are we prepared to let go of our traditional ideas? Be prepared to brainstorm and share ideas with colleagues from around Maryland and Delaware.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Crystal Ballroom Hall 2B, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Sensitivity Workshop

    by Fay Jacobs and Steve Elkins

    Learn how to meet the needs of your LGBTQ community members through this hands-on sensitivity training workshop. Participants will walk away with specific resources to help them understand their LGBTQ patrons and how to best meet their needs through a variety of library services including programming, collection development, both online and library reference services.

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 3, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Telling Your Own Stories: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Personal Memories

    by Janet Lloyd and Donna Sebly

    Catherine Bateson says it must be told with the zigs and the zags. Donald Davis says you need bait to do it. What are they talking about? Telling your own story. Come join us for tips on how you can learn to tell the zigs and the zags and what bait you will need. Why? Because sharing your stories is a great way to bring a group together, be they colleagues, friends or family.

    At 9:00am to 11:30am, Thursday 9th May

    In Ste. 317, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • When a Form is Not a Form: Deciphering Maryland Legal “Forms”

    by Catherine McGuire and Mary Jo Lazun

    A patron walks up to the information desk and asks, “Can you please give me the form to file a motion to have my court case reconsidered?” or… “My ex-wife got a new job with more money. What form do I file to get my alimony changed?” or even… “My neighbor is driving me nuts with his loud music. Someone told me I can complain for quiet enjoyment, but what form should I use to do that?” Do you get these kinds of questions? Are you confused about what to tell your patrons and what information to give them? Because legal filings in Maryland often do not have a specific form that you can easily hand out, you may need more information on just what sources to offer to your patrons. And while the Maryland courts specify format in the Maryland Rules, constructing the actual filing is up to the party in the case. So just what is the best way to serve your library patrons in need? Come to our session and get some answers!

    At 9:00am to 10:15am, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 5, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • Collaborative Blogging

    by Erica (Karmes) Jesonis and Jessica Keyes

    Blogging has been a powerful PR vehicle for Cecil County Public Library and Enoch Pratt Free Library. One of the keys to this success has been the involvement of staff members from across each library system. Blog editors Erica Jesonis and Jessica Keyes will share how collaborative blogging has been an empowering tool for building advocacy, recognizing staff talent, and a timely and easy way to interact with the public.

    At 10:45am to 12:00pm, Thursday 9th May

  • DLDS Update

    by Irene Padilla, Nini Beegan, Renee Croft, Paula (Armandt) Isett, Liz Sundermann-Zinger, Susan Paznekas, Dennis Nangle and DLDS

    The Division of Library Development and Services is a division of the Maryland State Department of Education. This workshop will highlight the DLDS activities that support, promote, train and market Maryland Public Libraries.

    At 10:45am to 12:00pm, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 1, Clarion Resort Hotel

  • From Conception to Delivery: Designing a Children’s/Teen Library

    by Maureen Rozanski

    How do you design a library for today’s children and teens? What is the creative process and how do you engage key stakeholders in order to ensure that the final design will meet the needs of the users as well as be flexible for the future? In this session, we will discuss the design process, the importance of key stakeholders, their roles and share a real life success story! BSA+A is a full service architecture and interior design firm with over 33 years of experience designing library and media centers.

    At 10:45am to 12:00pm, Thursday 9th May

    In Conference 4, Clarion Resort Hotel

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