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Friday, September 27
 

12:30pm

1:00pm

Drama, Drama, Drama - How to Make it Work For You, Not Against You
In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn why drama happens and what you can do to turn it into the most valuable tool in your professional toolbox.

Speakers
avatar for Fredonna Walker

Fredonna Walker

Training Specialist, William F. Laman Public Library System


1:00pm

Privacy in Libraries
Privacy in Libraries, led by Bryan Neil Jones, a Systems Librarian for Nashville Public Library and a member of the Library Freedom Project (https://libraryfreedomproject.org), provides training regarding the ethical, legal, and technical issues of privacy in libraries. Library Freedom Project is a partnership among librarians, technologists, attorneys, and privacy advocates which aims to address the problems of surveillance by making real the promise of intellectual freedom in libraries. By teaching librarians about surveillance threats, privacy rights and responsibilities, and digital tools to stop surveillance, LFP hopes to create a privacy-centric paradigm shift in libraries and the communities they serve.

Speakers
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Bryan Neil Jones

Systems Librarian, Nashville Public Library


3:00pm

4:00pm

ArLA Board Meeting
Friday September 27, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Embassy Suites Salon B

5:00pm

6:30pm

Dine-Arounds
Friday September 27, 2019 6:30pm - 9:30pm
TBA

8:00pm

The Public
Come enjoy a special showing of the highly anticipated 2018 release, The Public!

“An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless
people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.” -IMDb

Writer/Director: Emilio Estevez
Starring: Alec Baldwin, Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone,
Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, Michael K. Williams, Che “Rhymefest” Smith, Jacob Vargas


Friday September 27, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Embassy Suites Salon A 400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA
 
Saturday, September 28
 

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

(SELA) Social-Emotional Learning in Your Library
Presenting techniques, approaches, instruction, programming and collections to promote the practices of mindfulness in youth services spaces. Informing librarian practice, complements classroom efforts to work on social emotional learning, and serves as a guide to the increasing awareness of the affective needs of young people in library settings.

Speakers
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Wendy Stephens

School Library Program Chair and Assistant Professor, Jacksonville State University
Dr. Wendy Stephens is the Library Media Program chair at Jacksonville State University. A long-time high school librarian, she earned National Board Certification in Library Media and is a Google Certified Teacher.


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

From Public to Academic Libraries
Transitioning from public to academic libraries requires a paradigm shift not immediately evident when considering a job change. Three librarians who started their careers in public libraries, then successfully transitioned to academic libraries will discuss their individual experiences from Technical Services, Collection Development, and Management perspectives.

Speakers
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Rebecca Rose

Interim Assistant Dean of Libraries, Associate Professor, University of North Georgia
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Melissa Lockaby

Collection Management Librarian - Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia
Collection Management Librarian & Coordinator of Information Services/Assistant Professor, University of North Georgia - Dahlonega, GA
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Linh Uong

Catalog Metadata Librarian - Assistant Professor


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

It's Game Time

Gamification is the process of adding games or game-like elements to something to encourage participation. The games are used to introduce and reinforce student knowledge regarding library services and also the Information Literacy program. Using Family Feud, Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune and other interactive games provides an innovative way to allow students to become more involved with learning in a non-traditional way


Speakers
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Sonya Lockett

Coordinator of Public Services Associate Professor, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
People should talk to me about Circulation Services, Interlibrary Loan and Gamification.


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

Library Social Workers
Are you curious about why libraries are adding Social Workers to their staff? This session will help raise awareness of the work being done to help marginalized and underprivileged patrons by library Social Workers. In addition to working directly with patrons, Social Workers provide support and training to library staff on a variety of topics to improve their work with these patrons. Come join the discussion!

Speakers
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Rebecca Beadle

Community Resource Specialist


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

Professional Service: How to Engage in the Local and National Library Conversation
Participating in the local and national library conversation is crucial for professional development and growth; however, it can be difficult to determine a way in to the conversation. In this session, learn strategies from library professionals on how to become involved with the Arkansas Library Association, American Library Association, Amigos Library Services, and more.

Speakers
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Jodie Borgerding

Continuing Education Services Manager, Amigos
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Lacy Wolfe

Information Literacy and Reference Services Librarian, Henderson State University


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

ADLC Meeting
Moderators
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Katie Walton

Collection Management, Arkansas State Library

Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

IPEDS: Tips? Tricks? Headaches? A Forum to Share Ideas
A panel of 3-4 (or more) universities’ librarians sharing how they gather data for IPEDS or other data specific survey. The librarians will share how they save time, but still give accurate information without the stress of data crunching at the last minute. Conversation will occur covering interpretation of IPEDS’ category descriptions, information kept and utilized, and how IPEDS information is obtained. Questions and audience discussion will be held at the end of the session.

Moderators
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Natalie Scrimshire

Henderson State University

Speakers
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Brian George

Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian, Henderson State University
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Linda Evans

University Archivist, Acquisitions and Preservation Librarian, Henderson State University


Saturday September 28, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Embassy Suites Atrium 400 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901, USA

9:30am

Don't Judge a "Book" by its Cover
Looking for initiatives to strengthen your community? The UCA Library recently hosted a Human Library event, allowing “readers” to select from a collection of “human books” representing stigmatized groups within the community. In addition to facilitating civil discussions, this program can improve outreach and library understanding of diverse service populations.

Speakers
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Hannah Hanshaw

Education and Outreach, University of Central Arkansas
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Joanna Ewing

Faculty Librarian, University of Central Arkansas
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Chrissy Karafit

Faculty Librarian, University of Central Arkansas
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Tamela Smith

Faculty Librarian, University of Central Arkansas


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Exploring Libguides for K-12 Literacy
This presentation will give valuable resources to enhance K-12 grades literacy skills in the classroom. By creating libguides to facilitates a practical solution for assisting with library instruction, teaching the research procedure, using databases, giving emphasis to age appropriate information literacy skills, and providing subject-specific resources for student success in class assignments.

Speakers
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Shenise McGhee

Associate Librarian, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Public Libraries and the Opioid Epidemic
Report on how pub libraries can respond in a positve, life saving manner to opioid abuse in Arkansas. Inform availability of free Narcan and the availability of training.

Speakers
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Kirk Lane

Arkansas Drug Director
JW

John Wells

Library Director, Garland County Library


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

(SELA) A Data Journey: Navigating a Smooth Transition from COUNTER4 to COUNTER5
Keeping statistics is of primary importance to academic libraries. A panel of three academic librarians will discuss the implications of the transition from COUNTER4 to COUNTER5 statistics. They will discuss how this development is impacting their libraries along with ways to optimize and improve management of statistics with this innovation.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Slavin

Laura Slavin

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Alabama of Huntsville
I'm the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I'm excited about the possibilities and am also very interested in hearing about how other librarians are meeting the challenges of this kind of work.

Speakers
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Brian George

Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian, Henderson State University
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Kristin Rogers

Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Mississippi Libraries
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Kathy Wheeler

Assistant University Librarian for Collections, University of South Alabama Libraries
Kathy Wheeler is the Assistant University Librarian for Collections for the University Libraries at the University of South Alabama, where she is responsible for developing, assessing, and managing collections. Before she took on her current role, she was the Head of Reference & Instruction... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

(SELA) Additional Duties As Assigned: Best Practices for Succeeding Outside Your Comfort Zone
Many library professionals today find themselves with job duties they weren’t originally hired to perform. This panel of diverse library professionals will share best practices and advice for succeeding in these situations. This program is sponsored by the SELA NMRT.

Moderators
PS

Preston Salisbury

Assistant Professor and Monographic Cataloger, Mississippi State University

Speakers
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Kate Engelbrecht

Librarian, Information Services, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
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Becky Bickford

Social Sciences Librarian, Research Services, Mississippi State University Libraries
BT

Bonnie Thornton

Coordinator of Electronic and Continuing Resources, Collection Management Services, Mississippi State University Libraries
LV

Lisa Vardaman

Education Reference Librarian, Public Services, Troy University Libraries
AS

Ashley S. Dees

Research and Instruction Librarian, Regional Depository Coordinator, J.D. Williams Library at University of Mississippi


Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Research and Strategies for Engaging Boys in Reading
Starting at a point of reading sports texts with boys can lead to new and often worthwhile discoveries. In this hands-on presentation, I will share research and history on boys and reading, a taxonomy of sports texts that can be used with middle grade children, and sports literacy activities in the school and public library settings.

Speakers

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

"How Can I Help You?" and Other Ways to Lose Patrons
In this presentation I draw on years of customer service experience to help librarians cultivate the best in customer service experience. I provide techniques for creating better communication, interactions, and experiences for patrons of all kinds. I also communicate how important it is to have a written customer service policy.

Speakers
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Phillip Carter

Director, Lamar County Library System


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

(SELA) Academic Libraries and their Communities: Two Approaches to Community Engagement
Three librarians will share Community Engagement projects initiated by their libraries. These projects include a health information literacy program, an annual International Festival, and a campus art exhibit that promotes scholarship with students from area high schools. Lessons learned, strategies, and suggestions for getting started are included in the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Slavin

Laura Slavin

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Alabama of Huntsville
I'm the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. I'm excited about the possibilities and am also very interested in hearing about how other librarians are meeting the challenges of this kind of work.
avatar for Rebecca Rose

Rebecca Rose

Interim Assistant Dean of Libraries, Associate Professor, University of North Georgia


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

(SELA) Putting the L, G, B, T, I and Q in Collection Development: Resources on Sexual Orientation, Intersex, and Gender Identity
Library staff must build inclusive collections to welcome and serve members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) community. This presentation will provide an overview of terminology and resources such as book reviews and awards. Attendees will be able to ask questions in a non-judgmental environment. The goal is to develop a toolkit to make sense of what seems, on the surface, to be alphabet soup.

Speakers
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John Siegel

Assistant Librarian - Coordinator of Information Literacy, Upstate University of South Carolina


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

If the Community Can't Come to You, What Can You Do?
In this session we will tell how to get started with Community Involvement, talk about scheduling, present ideas on possible contacts and how to get them to love your library and give their support. We will also give some concrete examples of what we are doing in our community. Discussion will follow.

Speakers
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Ronica Crutchfield

Children's Programming Coordinator, William F. Laman Public Library System
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Marilyn Willis

Outreach Coordinator, William F. Laman Public Library System


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

Active Learning Techniques for One-Shot Library Instruction: A Framework-Based Approach
Experience activities we use to teach information literacy skills and concepts to community college students. We’ll show how we transformed our one-shot library instruction program using the Framework for Information Literacy and active learning techniques and how you can, too. Bring your smartphone or tablet.

Speakers
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Nithin Lakshmana

eLearning Librarian, Northwest Arkansas Community College
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Shawna Thorup

Head of Reference and Instruction, Northwest Arkansas Community College
Information literacy and library instruction. The Framework for IL. Active learning. Student engagement. One-shots & one-shots assessment. Faculty collaboration. Reference. LibGuides. Community college. Thrillers. Stranger Things. Game of Thrones. Theatre. Teenagers. Kittens.


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

The Magic of Multisensory Approaches to Language!
This session will provide relevant information and creative activities utilizing multisensory approaches to teach language. Multisensory teaching that involves the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile pathways simultaneously enhances learning, especially for struggling readers. Teachers and children's services librarians will enjoy interacting with new games and strategies in the areas of phonology, phonics, word recognition, handwriting, and spelling.

Speakers
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Tammy Benson

Professor, University of Central Arkansas
All presenters teach reading at UCA and work with children and university students in tutoring experiences for struggling readers. These experiences provide many insights and strategies that can be replicated to improve reading in our state.


Saturday September 28, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:30am

1:30pm

Collaborating for Inclusive Academic Support
Come hear about our experiences in establishing an ongoing collaboration with Bailey Library, the Writing Center, and Academic Success at Hendrix College.

Speakers
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Charnley Conway

Assistant Director of Academic Success
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Felipe Pruneda Senties

Director of the Writing Center
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Janice Weddle

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Hendrix College


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:30pm

Good Morning, How Are You?
Have you ever had an employee come to work with the worst attitude? Or that one employee that comes in that doesn't feel well and is sad? Have you stopped to ask them, how are you? Well, I do! As circulation supervisor, it is imperative that my staff is as upbeat and cheerful as possible so, we have 'Good Morning, How are you?' time, every morning, so that staff can vent to me and afterwards, try to have a good day. You'll be surprised at how much of a difference it makes in your staff, just to know that someone cares. In this session I will discuss how I go about asking about the staff's day and things I do to get the momentum flowing.

Speakers
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Wil'Lani A. Turner

Coordinator of Circulation/Assistant Cataloger, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:30pm

Plan It, Host It!: Successful Library Outreach Events Without a Budget
If you are thinking about planning a library event but are discouraged because of budget cuts, this session is for you! As library professionals, we must be willing to think ahead and plan outside of the box to continue to reach our different communities. This session will teach you how to have a successful event, create partnerships, and discuss obstacles that you may face and how to overcome them going forward.

Speakers
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Sherry Eskridge

Student Engagement and Outreach Librarian, Arkansas State University
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Erika James

Student Assistant Specialist, Arkansas State University


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:30pm

Tips for Improving your Facebook Reach
With insights gleaned from research on Facebook's latest algorithm, these practical tips aim to get your library's message seen.

Speakers
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Robin Campbell

Assistant Director of Communications, William F. Laman Public Library System


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:30pm

Travels for Teachers
This session shares information for teachers who want to travel for free or very cheaply while gaining new ideas and methods for their teaching.

Speakers
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Quanta Wyatt

Library Media Specialist


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:30pm

LDDs, Regional Consortia, and YOU!
A panel of representatives from Library Development District 3 (LDD3) will speak about exciting new collaborations spawned by a revival of Library Development Districts, a geographic designation of library groups set by the State Library decades ago. While initially designed for public libraries, today's "LDD3" includes libraries of all types from central Arkansas, recognizing the need for cross-training and collaboration between school, academic, special, and public libraries. LDD3 participants are communicating on a monthly basis to find ways to share money, resources, and library good will. Part of the session will be devoted to having library workers from other LDDs form groups to talk about future collaborations.

Moderators
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Britt Anne Murphy

Director of the Library, Hendrix College

Speakers
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Crystal Gates

Executive Director, William F. Laman Public Library System
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John McGraw

Director, Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library System


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:30pm

Open Educational Resources in Arkansas: Progress and Lessons Learned
Academic librarians from across Arkansas will share their library's efforts toward lowering the costs of educational materials for students. The panel discussion will focus on the progress toward and lessons learned in implementing an OER initiative, including how to educate campus stakeholders, promote adoption and creation of resources among faculty, and assess the program's effectiveness. Sponsored by the College and University Libraries Division.

Moderators
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Autumn Mortenson

Associate Professor, Reference Librarian, and Scholarly Commons Administrator, Ouachita Baptist University

Speakers
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Philip Shackelford

Library Director, South Arkansas Community College
Philip Shackelford is the Library Director at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, Arkansas. He recently completed participation in the American Library Association Class of 2019 Emerging Leaders and currently serves the Arkansas library community in a variety of capacities... Read More →
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Nithin Lakshmana

eLearning Librarian, Northwest Arkansas Community College
KC

Kristin Cooke

Library Director, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton
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Stephanie Pierce

Head of the Physics Library, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
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Relinda Ruth

Director of Educational Resources, University of Arkansas Cossatot Community College


Saturday September 28, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

2:30pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:00pm

3:30pm

(SELA) Put Your Self(ie) Out There: Using Social Media To Advocate for Your Library
Let the world see how invaluable a school library can be for the school, as well as the community, and that a library involves more than just checking out books. Join an AASL Social Media Superstar as we examine how to use social media, apps, and free website builders to your advantage to showcase your library, keep your students and parents informed, and advocate for community partnerships. It’s important to advocate for your library, but first you have to put your self(ie) out there.

Speakers
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Amanda Jones

Teacher-Librarian, Live Oak Middle School
Amanda Jones is a teacher-librarian at Live Oak Middle School in Watson, LA. She is the current Parliamentarian for the LA Association of School Librarians and is a member of LLA/LASL, ISTE, SELA, ILA, and ALA/AASL. Amanda is the winner of the James O Modissette Award for top middle... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:30pm

Creating and Implementing a Comprehensive Academic Library Assessment Plan
Tulsa Community College Library created an assessment plan for all library services. Trends indicate that assessment is important for accreditation and proving value. Do we contribute to the college’s strategic plans? Do services impact student success? Our plan includes methods from traditional reporting to statistical analysis demonstrating impact upon student success.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Holzmann

Bob Holzmann

Systems & Digital Technologies Librarian, Tulsa Community College Library


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:30pm

Go Gig or Go Home
What can a library with limited resources do to support library users engaged in the gig economy? Many might be surprised at what libraries already do that is vital to this new workforce. For those who wish to go the extra mile, however, we will present some low-cost options to support users in the areas of writing, crafting, small or start-up business ownership, visual arts, and performance arts.

Speakers
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Latina Sheard

Manager - CALS Williams Library, Central Arkansas Library System
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Jennifer Chilcoat

Deputy Director, Arkansas State Library


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:30pm

Great New Books for Storytime!
Participants will learn about the best new books from 2019 to use as part of storytime. Each participant will also receive a swag bag with galleys and publisher material.

Speakers
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Rita King

Children’s and Teen Services Manager at Baker & Taylor, Baker & Taylor
After receiving her MLIS from Wayne State University in 2003, Rita began her career as a youth librarian at Kent District Library in Michigan before becoming a Branch Manager at Muskegon Area District Library.  Rita currently works as the Baker & Taylor Children’s and Teen Services... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:30pm

Libraries of Things
It's not just books--we circulate tools, musical instruments, toys, puzzles, telescopes, and more. Learn best practices and varied approaches for funding, developing, and circulating non-traditional library collections.

Speakers
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Rachel Tanner

Tool Librarian and Makerspace Programmer, Central Arkansas Library System
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Joe Hudak

Branch Services Coordinator, Central Arkansas Library System


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:30pm

Plan an ACT Test Prep Night
Traveler no longer contains Learning Express which the schools used for free ACT test prep for their students. Rachel will provide a list of alternative websites, books, and apps that could make a great impact on the senior class of the school in your area if you want to plan a test prep event for parents or students.

Speakers
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Rachel Shankles

LIBM Practicum Coordinator & Adjunct faculty, UCA
Rachel has written three books in her semi-retirement after 42 years in secondary education. She is a Life Member of AAIM and has served as President twice. In past years she served as the ARASL chair twice. Currently, she is Practicum Coordinator and adjunct faculty at UCA and ARASL... Read More →



Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:30pm

Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan
You are probably familiar with your library's strategic plan and use it as a guide to help you achieve goals for your organization. But, what about your own personal goals? Do you feel like you are achieving your goals? This session will help you create your own personal mission and vision statement and define your values. It will also get you started to identify the goals that are most important to you and come up with an action plan to achieve them. Bring a pen! Be prepared to do some personal reflection. Be prepared to get a swift kick in the right direction to achieve those goals, already!!

Speakers
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Gwyneth Jelinek

Circulation Manager, Fayetteville Public Library


Saturday September 28, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

4:30pm

Booktalking: Books for Everyone
Participants will hear booktalks about some of the best book published in the past few years. Participants will receive a bibliography of the books presented.

Speakers
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Jeff Whittingham

Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Jeff Whittingham is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to UCA, he taught middle grades for thirteen years. His scholarly interest include writing instruction, children's literature, and educational technology.


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

4:30pm

Earning Your MLS in Arkansas
Are you interested in obtaining a master’s in library science (MLS) through face-to-face classes, without leaving Arkansas? Emporia State University (ESU) in Emporia, KS is considering starting an Arkansas cohort in 2020, and is assessing the interest of Arkansans who wish to pursue an MLS while remaining in Arkansas. Attend this session to learn more about the program and its schedule, ask questions, and share your interest with Emporia State faculty.

Speakers
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Kathie Buckman

SLIM's Central KS MLS Director, Emporia State University


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

4:30pm

Picture Books and Problem-Solving: The Coding Connection
Can picture books teach coding concepts? Absolutely! In this session, we will take a look at multiple picture books that provide a segue into coding. Participants will explore hands-on unplugged coding for beginners (students AND teachers). Sequencing, stacks and queues, conditionals and events are just a few coding concepts that can be introduced through picture books. After introducing young coders to basic coding concepts, extend their coding knowledge with codeSpark Academy and The Foos!

Speakers
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Ashley Cooksey

School Librarian, West Magnet Public School
Ashley J. Cooksey is an Instructional Technology Coach and teacher-librarian in Batesville, Arkansas. She is the current past-president of the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media (AAIM) and a member of ISTE, ArLA, and ALA/AASL. Ashley is a third year blogger for AASL’s Knowledge... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

4:30pm

Virtual Recruiting and Engagement: An ALA Emerging Leader Project
Philip Shackelford participated in the 2019 class of Emerging Leaders through the American Library Association and, as part of a team sponsored by ACRL, was tasked with developing an early member outreach and engagement toolkit for ACRL’s Instruction Section, which has moved to an entirely virtual environment and phased out all in-person orientations, outreach, professional development. In this presentation he will report on this project as well as the Emerging Leader program as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Philip Shackelford

Philip Shackelford

Library Director, South Arkansas Community College
Philip Shackelford is the Library Director at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, Arkansas. He recently completed participation in the American Library Association Class of 2019 Emerging Leaders and currently serves the Arkansas library community in a variety of capacities... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

4:30pm

4:30pm

BEAM Me Up: Source Evaluation and Synthesis in One-Shot Library Instruction
When writing papers, students can often find the sources they want to use, but have no idea how to analyze and synthesize information in a meaningful way. The BEAM method asks students to categorize their sources according to use. This session will lead the "class" in a demonstration of how to use BEAM in a one-shot. While this session was created for a college-level composition course, it is useful for any context requiring research and source synthesis.

Project Cora Open Access Slides and Lesson Plan: http://bit.ly/BEAM_me_up

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Roach-Freiman

Ashley Roach-Freiman

Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Memphis
I'm a poet and librarian and I love perfume.


Saturday September 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

4:30pm

Igniting a Passion for Learning - Digital Breakout Style
Getting learners motivated to use their critical thinking and collaboration skills can sometimes be daunting. Why not try incorporating technology to allow students to find the answers and breakout out of various online "rooms"? Using Breakout EDU to show examples of created digital breakouts as well as ideas for creating your own digital breakouts will be shared in this hands-on workshop geared for school libraries and teen services.

Speakers
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Erin Shaw

Assistant Professor, University of Central Arkansas
Dr. Erin Shaw has served as a visiting lecturer in the Department of Leadership Studies at the University of Central Arkansas. She has just accepted an Assistant Professor position as program coordinator for two UCA graduate programs: 1) the MS Library Media and Information Technologies... Read More →



Saturday September 28, 2019 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

5:30pm

6:30pm

8:00pm

 
Sunday, September 29
 

7:30am

8:00am

8:30am

(SELA) Reference Training Refresh: Sherpas for the Mountains of Information
Library staff are no longer the exclusive gatekeepers of knowledge. Rather, we are tour guides through the evolving world of information, helping customers to find appropriate information and navigate new technologies. Explore Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s revamped reference training for library staff and how the Library system prepares all public service staff to be information tour guides pivoting reference services to personalized customer service interactions rather than traditional resource reliance.

Speakers
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Kate Engelbrecht

Librarian, Information Services, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

Engaging Emerging Adults - Programming for 20-Somethings
Though libraries have years of experience providing events for children and their parents, interactive programs that appeal to patrons in their twenties and thirties can be a challenge. However, we can avoid this gap in service by providing engaging events that cater to the interests and schedules of this age group.

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Sara Stuart

Manager of Adult Services, Craighead County Public Library in Jonesboro


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

Lessons from Retail: Customer Service Assessment in Libraries
The retail industry has employed “secret shoppers” since the 1940's as a technique to assess customer service. Similarly, since the 1970's both academic and public libraries have used "secret patrons” to ask questions and record observations. This presentation discusses techniques and considerations when conducting secret shopping assessments in libraries.

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JB Hill

Ottenheimer Library Director, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

Surviving Ransomware
Ransomware attacks are more common than you might think. Opening the library to find some or all of your PCs non-functional with a ransom note displayed on the desktop is a very real possibility. The good news is you can survive and recover, just like we did. What do you do after you discover the attack? What decisions will you have to make? And what can you do to protect your library? (And don't worry, this won't get too technical!)

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Nathan James

Deputy Executive Director for Technology and Collection Innovation, Central Arkansas Library System


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

(SELA) Up a Creek Without a Paddle?: Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Streaming Media
Are you spending more and more money on providing streaming media for your patrons? Is the Patron Driven Acquisition model depleting your budget? Panelists from academic and public libraries will share their experiences with Alexander Street Press, Digital Campus, Films on Demand, Hoopla, Kanopy, and other streaming media services. A Question and answer session will be open to participants.

Moderators
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Camille McCutcheon

Coordinator of Collection Management and Administrative Services, Upstate University of South Carolina

Speakers
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Kristin Rogers

Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Mississippi Libraries
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John McGraw

Director, Faulkner-Van Buren Regional Library System
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Crystal Gates

Executive Director, William F. Laman Public Library System


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

8:30am

Boredom Busters!
Nip boredom in the bud on a budget! Engage your school age and tweens with nearly passive programming at little to no cost by using materials you already have.

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K. Sloane Simmons

Youth Services Supervisor, Craighead County Public Library in Jonesboro


Sunday September 29, 2019 8:30am - 9:20am
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

(SELA) No Money, Don’t Worry: Finding & Curating Free Open Educational Resources
Learn how to save money while also collecting quality content for your library, school, or district. As more districts are facing budgetary concerns, educators are looking toward open educational resources to support their classrooms. Attendees will walk away with quality, vetted sites to enhance learning and come away with the understanding of how to find, select, and curate these free digital resources.

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Amanda Jones

Teacher-Librarian, Live Oak Middle School
Amanda Jones is a teacher-librarian at Live Oak Middle School in Watson, LA. She is the current Parliamentarian for the LA Association of School Librarians and is a member of LLA/LASL, ISTE, SELA, ILA, and ALA/AASL. Amanda is the winner of the James O Modissette Award for top middle... Read More →


Sunday September 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Making Connections to Unseen Collections
Can two library staffers from different departments and shifts connect and collaborate against all odds? Susie (social media strategist) and Ken (special collections library technician) from Henderson State share how they work together to create quick, engaging videos that help make lasting personal connections whilst promoting the usually unseen special collections in their library.

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Ken Angell

Library Technician, Henderson State University
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Susie Kirk

Library Social Media Strategist, Henderson State University


Sunday September 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Move That Collection!
How the Traveling Books program provides resources for teachers to engage preschoolers in positive interactions with literacy so they are better prepared to begin reading in schools. This program provides Early Learning Centers/daycares with bins of 20 books and literacy tips every two weeks.

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Nichole Dennis

Education Specialist, Craighead County Public Library in Jonesboro
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Rebekah Harmon

Youth Services Supervisor, Craighead County Public Library in Jonesboro


Sunday September 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

(SELA) Making Space for Students: Deselection and Renovation Projects in Academic Libraries
Do you need to weed your library collections to make space for renovations? Panelists will discuss deselection methodology and criteria and share their experiences in weeding. Join us to learn practical advice and hear updates on long-term deselection and renovation projects from libraries in Alabama, Mississippi, and South Carolina. A question and answer session will be open to participants.

Moderators
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Camille McCutcheon

Coordinator of Collection Management and Administrative Services, Upstate University of South Carolina

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Ashley S. Dees

Research and Instruction Librarian, Regional Depository Coordinator, J.D. Williams Library at University of Mississippi
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Tim Dodge

History and Political Science Librarian, Ralph Brown Draughon Library at Auburn University


Sunday September 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Through the Looking Glass: The Future of Academic Libraries
Academic libraries must be ready and willing to make changes in response to new pedagogies, educational approaches, and institutional changes. How can academic libraries respond to these challenges with dwindling budgets and smaller staff sizes? This panel discussion will consider the challenges and trends of academic libraries of tomorrow.

Moderators
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Lacy Wolfe

Information Literacy and Reference Services Librarian, Henderson State University

Speakers
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Janice Weddle

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Hendrix College
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Philip Shackelford

Library Director, South Arkansas Community College
Philip Shackelford is the Library Director at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, Arkansas. He recently completed participation in the American Library Association Class of 2019 Emerging Leaders and currently serves the Arkansas library community in a variety of capacities... Read More →
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Amber Wilson

Head of Education and Outreach, University of Central Arkansas


Sunday September 29, 2019 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

10:30am

(SELA) Library Offline: Providing Library Services During a Renovation
How do you meet the needs of library users without a permanent, brick-and-mortar library? This project focused on practical strategies for providing continued library services in a community when a location is closed. These include mobile book units, stand-alone return boxes, embedded libraries, small storefront locations and larger temporary locations.

Speakers
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Kate Engelbrecht

Librarian, Information Services, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

Imagine: One App to Rule Them All
Imagine a time when patrons need only a single app to retrieve your library’s digital materials across all content providers. A national project is close to this dream. Find out about the SimplyE app, what implemented libraries are saying about it, and how you can participate.

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Christine Peterson

Engagement and Emerging Technologies Coordinator, Amigos Library Service
As part of a team at Amigos Library Services, I manage the SImplyE implementation project. Talk to me if you are interested in either hosting SimplyE for yourselves or having us host the app for your patrons.


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

The Art of Library War: Deploying Your Staff in the Circulation Battlefield
Using teachings from Sun Tzu's The Art of War, this session will take a practical approach to teaching staff to be supervising commanders and training student workers to be elite soldiers in the never-ending war that is circulation. Discussion points will include what we call The Five Major Facets of Circulation, creating a battle plan, branches of student workers, deployment of student workers, and special operations. With the help of Sun Tzu and our session, we will learn how to win any battle that happens within the circulation battlefield.

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Chelsea Young

Operations Assistant, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
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Shawn Manis

Operations Coordinator, University of Arkansas at Little Rock


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

(SELA) Beyond the Desk: Advice, Ideas, and Experience in Student Engagement for Academic Libraries
Academic librarians face a growing impetus for student engagement – helping and supporting students by providing assistance and resources that promote academic success. But that’s not all. Join us for a glimpse beyond the traditional scope of reference and instruction for a look at how academic librarians around the state are engaging students in fun, innovative, and impactful ways.

Moderators
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Philip Shackelford

Library Director, South Arkansas Community College
Philip Shackelford is the Library Director at South Arkansas Community College in El Dorado, Arkansas. He recently completed participation in the American Library Association Class of 2019 Emerging Leaders and currently serves the Arkansas library community in a variety of capacities... Read More →

Speakers
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Janice Weddle

Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Hendrix College
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Autumn Mortenson

Associate Professor, Reference Librarian, and Scholarly Commons Administrator, Ouachita Baptist University
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Susie Kirk

Library Social Media Strategist, Henderson State University
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Brittany Rodgers

Systems Librarian, Northwest Arkansas Community College
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Amber Wilson

Head of Education and Outreach, University of Central Arkansas
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Camille Beary

Assistant Director, Lyon College
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Lisa Fuller

Student Success Librarian, Harding University


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 102 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:30am

How to Do an Elevator Speech
You never know when opportunity can present itself to talk about your Library. Find out the tips and tricks to make your elevator speech smooth and polished. There will be a session and a fun exercise to think of ways to talk up your Library to anyone.

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Tammie Evans

Marketing Director, Springdale Public Library


Sunday September 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am
Room 203 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

12:00pm

2:00pm

2:30pm

3:00pm