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Wednesday, April 5
 

8:00am

Library Information Technologies: Showcasing Our Achievements and Gazing into the Future
The College and University Libraries Section (CULS) & Library Technologies Roundtable will co-host a half-day pre-conference program that will focus on the use of rapidly changing information technologies in libraries. The pre-conference, sub-titled “Showcasing Our Achievements and Gazing into the Future”, aims to celebrate wonderful achievements, discuss how to tackle on-going challenges, and explore numerous opportunities in this area. Despite great successes realized by libraries in Tennessee, moving at the same pace as that of advancements in information technologies has never been easy for librarians, both in implementing new technologies as well as learning new skill sets to succeed in providing user-driven library services. We are planning to organize a half-day pre-conference, which could include a presentation(s) and a panel discussion, reflecting on key successes and failures, highlighting present-day challenges, and exploring various opportunities regarding library and IT.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Allen

Bonnie Allen

Dean, Middle Tennessee State University
Bonnie Allen has had a career full of changes, innovation and engagement a variety of library types and organizations. Bonnie holds a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Portland State University (Oregon). Her... Read More →
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Marshall Breeding

Creator & Editor, Library Technology Guides
Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and the libraries.orgonline directory of libraries on the Web. His monthly column Systems Librarian appears in Computers in Libraries; he is the Editor... Read More →
DH

David Hadjik

Tennessee Technological University
KW

Kebede Wordofa

Coordinator of Technology Resources / Systems Librarian, Austin Peay State University

Conveners

Wednesday April 5, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300-A

8:00am

Youth Services for All: The Whys and Hows of Serving All Children
Tennessee’s population is growing more diverse each year. With children and families from a greater range of backgrounds becoming our neighbors, we need to make sure our library collections and programs reflect that diversity. Offering ways our patrons can learn about each other’s differences and find ways to celebrate common ground are more necessary than ever. We will look at how to select representative books for our collections, create programs that open our doors to all, and ways to express the reasons we need to mindfully celebrate our increasing diversity.

Speakers
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Kate Greene Smith

Youth Services & Special Projects Coordinator, Tennessee State Library and Archives
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Cindy Welch

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences - UTK
Dr. Cindy Welch is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences, UT-Knoxville, where she administers the School Library Program. Her teaching area is primarily school librarianship, although she also teaches or has taught courses in youth (public) librarianship... Read More →


Wednesday April 5, 2017 8:00am - 12:00pm
Room 300-B

1:00pm

Professional Librarians Envisioning Summit
This is an exciting time to be a librarian! But, when you earned your degree, nobody said that the library environment would be so ripe with change. Let us help you catch up and keep up with a pre-conference that will address evaluating information with Laura Sheets, and move on to impact & outcome evaluations with Cecilie Maynor and Betty Jo Jarvis. We’ll finish the afternoon with an interactive workshop offered by Miguel Figueroa from the Center for the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association. Entitled “From Futuring to Innovation” the session is designed to help you identify trends found in the Center for the Future of Libraries – as well as your own community insights and evidence – and think through positive innovations for the future of libraries.

Speakers
BJ

Betty Jo Jarvis

Stones River Regional Library
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Lauri Thompson

Tennessee State Library & Archives


Wednesday April 5, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 300-B

1:00pm

Promoting Health Literacy through Easy-To-Read Materials
Learn to critique, rewrite and create materials that get your health and wellness information across quickly and clearly. We'll explore the topic of health literacy and review the disconnect between information providers and information seekers, the process of educating adults, the success of "plain language" initiatives and the importance of text, type, graphics, space and layout. In this class you will also learn about assessing literacy levels using examples, and will edit pieces so that at the conclusion you'll have new awareness, new skills, a new product and access to further resources. Clear health communication is the goal, regardless of medium. This class was developed by the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine and offers 3 MLA CE credits.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Beeler

Cynthia Beeler

Clinical Information Librarian, University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library

Conveners

Wednesday April 5, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 300-A

7:00pm

TLA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday April 5, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 300-A
 
Thursday, April 6
 

8:00am

East Tennessee Library Association Meeting/Networking
Conveners
avatar for Marissa Snead

Marissa Snead

Systems Business Coordinator and HR, Sevier County Public Library System


Thursday April 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 200-C

8:00am

Celebrate Libraries by collecting User Feedback!
A user satisfaction survey is usually the best place to start when collecting library user feedback. However, depending on your needs, you may choose a high tech option like Google Forms or a low tech option like a white marker board. Paul Meek Library at UT Martin conducted user satisfaction surveys using both high tech and low tech options in the spring of 2016, the results of which were surprisingly similar. In this presentation, we will discuss our experience conducting high tech and low tech surveys with an emphasis on the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you decide which option is best for your library.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Clemons

Adam Clemons

Head of User Services, Information Literacy Coordinator, and Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin
JN

Jim Nance

University of Tennessee at Martin
KW

Karen White

UT Martin


Thursday April 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 200-B

8:00am

Preservation to Open Access: Transforming a digital repository into a more dynamic tool for campus and community outreach
While digital repositories are not a new concept, they originated as online versions of physical collections. Use was limited by publication and document type options, and collections remained underutilized. Our universities seek more dynamic relationships with both on-campus and global communities. By partnering with local and campus organizations and researchers, the digital repository allows access to a variety of materials and provides leverage for growing open access and archival collections with the potential for world-wide outreach. Our session includes representatives from two institutions (one a large, urban, state institution, and the other a small, rural, private university) that are on a mission to achieve similar goals. Acknowledging that schools of different sizes encounter unique issues, we will explore advantages/disadvantages of staffing and funding, and provide advice regarding building partnerships, providing metadata, and navigating copyright concerns.

Speakers
BB

Brigitte Billeaudeaux

Special Collections Librarian/Archivist, University of Memphis
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Pam Dennis

Dean of the Library, Gardner-Webb University
Historical research - German, Jewish, local | | Online classes - Blackboard, infographics, LibGuides | | Reference chat | | Graduate research | | Music | | Knitting


Thursday April 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 200-A

8:00am

Space the Academic Library’s next frontier
By all indications, surveys, white boards, and focus groups, the University of Tennessee at Martin students want the library to offer more varied spaces for studying, creating (maker spaces), and collaborating as a group. Since there is no plan for a new library or major renovation, Paul Meek Library has to look towards space reclamation. We feel reclaiming space previously dedicated to traditional print collections, Reference, Government Documents, and main collection, to offer more varied workspaces is key to evolving our library’s offerings. The presentation will show how Paul Meek Library is dealing with the challenges of implementing a reclamation plan: determining the space to reclaim, developing collections to still offer the needed resources for our patrons, and finding the funds to implement the plan.

Speakers
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Samuel S. Richardson

Interim Library Director/Head of Special Collections and Archives, University of Tennessee Martin


Thursday April 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 300-C

8:00am

STE(A)M Bob: Gearing Up
This is a special edition of the Center for Children's & Young Adult (CCYAL) Best of the Best, focusing on the newest print materials to support STEM and STEAM programming. In addition to booktalks, there will also be suggestions for programming and curriculum connections.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Welch

Cindy Welch

Clinical Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences - UTK
Dr. Cindy Welch is a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Information Sciences, UT-Knoxville, where she administers the School Library Program. Her teaching area is primarily school librarianship, although she also teaches or has taught courses in youth (public) librarianship... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 300-B

8:00am

Updates on the eBook Marketplace
The cost and demand for e-books in libraries continues to grow, and usage shows that more demand is coming. As libraries struggle to find products and services that are within budget and respect user privacy, it’s clear that libraries need to take a leading role in developing access to digital content at every step in the life cycle, from creation to acquisition and delivery and display. SimplyE and Library E-content Access Project (LEAP) are national projects that adhere to ReadersFirst principles and hold great promise for the future. This session will introduce these two IMLS grant funded projects to Tennessee’s librarians.

Speakers
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Wendy Cornelisen

Assistant State Librarian, Georgia Public Library Service


Thursday April 6, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 300-A

9:00am

9:00am

Reference Roundtable Meeting/Networking
Conveners
avatar for Adam Clemons

Adam Clemons

Head of User Services, Information Literacy Coordinator, and Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin


Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 200-C

9:00am

Attracting Donations both Great and Small
Cultivating donors is an on-going process for Libraries everywhere. Part art and part science, donor cultivation requires consistent personal interaction and a solid strategy. Two seasoned veterans will guide you through planning, attracting and recognizing donations. Time will be allocated for questions and answers.

Speakers
avatar for Cathy Farley

Cathy Farley

Director, White County Public Library


Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 300-B

9:00am

Celebrate your library by updating your emergency plan
Celebrate your library by keeping it prepared! Join our panel on Safety and Emergency Preparedness in the Library. Panelists will include representatives from school, public, special and academic libraries from across Tennessee. Learn important tips for creating your own Emergency Preparedness Manual. Discuss potential emergency scenarios, institution guidelines, salvage priorities, and get some great local resources to keep your library prepared for any emergency situation.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlee Byrge

Kimberlee Byrge

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
avatar for Martha Earl

Martha Earl

Director, University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach


Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 300-C

9:00am

Let’s celebrate partnerships in the community
As a small library in a small community partnerships mean so much. We are all connected in one way or another and working together is good for everyone. Cultivating partnerships in the community is all about relationships and networking and don't be afraid to think outside the box - unusual partnerships may be the best. Be a good neighbor! We attend almost every activity we are invited to by any of our community businesses. Partnerships in the community give a voice to the library and its services and it's a forum for promoting what's best and new at the library. Cultivating partnerships can be nothing more than being an advocate and always being ready to talk about the great things going on at your library. You have to be a friend to make a friend! Let's celebrate libraries and the partnerships that help make us a great place in a great community.

Speakers
avatar for May Lingner

May Lingner

Library Director, Cheatham County Public Library
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Janet Walker

South Cheatham Public Library


Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 200-A

9:00am

Taking Your Public Library to the Next Level
As Tennessee libraries work to re-evaluate our community role, the time comes to speculate on the next level as it relates to maintaining their mission while finding and meeting real needs. In this presentation, three library directors from the Buffalo River Region discuss how they define their roles and how they anticipate their evolution in their respective communities. Let's discuss defining the next level in leadership and service and the direction public libraries may take in the future! Bring your thoughts, struggles, successes and questions to share and discuss with your colleagues! This program is intended pen-format for discussion and idea-sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Rael

Jillian Rael

Assistant Director, Stones River Regional Library
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Adam Southern

Maury County Library


Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 300-A

9:00am

UT iSchool Research Forum
This annual session highlights the UT iSchool's (School of Information Sciences) student research that is relevant to our state's practitioners. This session is an opportunity to meet our practitioner colleagues of the future.

Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 200-B

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Join us for the official ribbon-cutting on the Exhibits Hall at 11:00!

Thursday April 6, 2017 9:00am - 5:30pm
Ballroom E & F

10:00am

Library Instruction Roundtable Meeting/Networking
Conveners
avatar for Anna Leta Moss

Anna Leta Moss

Systems Librarian, Lipscomb University


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 200-C

10:00am

Coffee and Conversation
Over the past two years, public libraries in the Holston River region have enjoyed a partnership with the Social Work department at East Tennessee State University. Social work interns have worked with the homeless and other underserved groups, providing social services in a library setting. Find out about successes and schemes that may work in your local public library.

Speakers
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Nancy Roark

Regional Director, TSLA/Holston River Regional Library


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 300-A

10:00am

Don’t Perish as You Publish: How to Avoid Being Prey to Predatory Publishers
What are predatory scholarly open-access journals (and conferences) and why should you care? A panel of librarians from across Tennessee will share their knowledge of and insights about these exploitative publishers/organizations, including resources for how to recognize and avoid being seduced by promotions that really are too good to be true.

Speakers
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Bess Robinson

University of Memphis
PR

Perveen Rustomfram

University of Memphis


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 200-B

10:00am

Looking for the picture in the frame: ACRL framework in practical library instruction
Formally adopted early last year, the ACRL Framework has been met with both revelation and resistance in academic libraries. But how is it being used where it is intended to be most useful - in the library instruction classroom? Ashley Roach-Freiman from the University of Memphis, Becca Decker from Roane State Community College, and Sylvia Page from Memphis College of Art will discuss how they apply the ACRL Framework to one-shot information literacy sessions both conceptually and practically. Presenters will be invited to share planning notes, worksheets, and curriculum tips, as well as best practices learned as they’ve assimilated the framework and grown more comfortable with realizing the core ideas and learning outcomes in their lesson planning.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Roach-Freiman

Ashley Roach-Freiman

Instruction Librarian, Christian Brothers University
I'm an instruction librarian. I'm interested in student engagement and collaboration - both in the classroom and the office. Total feminist, totally a poet. Ask me about perfume.


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 300-C

10:00am

Making Story Time Accessible
Learn how to make your story time inclusive for all, regardless of disabilities or other challenges. You’ll leave this session with simple, inexpensive ideas for making your program memorable for all children in your community. You’ll also get a backstage pass to the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped virtual story time, where the young at heart join together to celebrate reading and creativity in unique ways.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Lankford

Erin Lankford

Reader Advisor, TN Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Conveners

Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 300-B

10:00am

Redefining Cataloging
Fifty years after the introduction of MARC, bibliographic description still has the feel of typing a catalog card, but BibFRAME promises to change the nature of cataloging. The program will explore the shifts in philosophy that may be required of front-line catalogers, and ask if we can separate the spirit of cataloging from the tools we use to catalog.

Speakers
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Julie Huskey

Head of Cataloging, Tennessee State University
I enjoy reference and government documents, but cataloging is my home. I’m interested in where cataloging is going, how it can best serve patrons, and how it interacts with the systems aspect of librarianship. | My conference luggage usually has my hiking boots and/or running... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Room 200-A

11:00am

11:30am

School Libraries Section Meetup #1


Thursday April 6, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Balter Beerworks 100 S. Broadway Knoxville, Tn 37902

11:45am

Intellectual Freedom Luncheon
This event requires a ticket. If you did not purchase one when you registered for the conference, you may purchase one on-site at the Registration Desk.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Macrina

Alison Macrina

Alison Macrina is a librarian, internet activist, the founder and director of the Library Freedom Project, and a core contributor to The Tor Project. Alison is passionate about connecting surveillance issues to larger global struggles for justice, demystifying privacy and security... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 11:45am - 1:00pm
Room 200-D & E

1:10pm

1:10pm

Building a Core Genealogy Methodology Collection
A renewed interest in genealogy should lead libraries to provide a strong collection focusing on genealogy methodology to support the self-educational needs of new and experienced researchers. Learn about the best resources and how to keep informed of new ones from a professional genealogist and librarian.

Speakers
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Lori Thornton

Technical Services Librarian, Carson-Newman University
Librarian and professional genealogist. Author of forthcoming book, Research in Mississippi, which a a part of National Genealogical Society's Research in the States series. Member of Association of Professional Genealogists and its North Carolina Chapter. Member of National Genealogical... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 200-A

1:10pm

Discover the new Adult trend and capture 18-24 readers’ attention
Learn more about this transitional genre that bridges the gap between YA and Adult fiction. Featuring college students in contemporary venues, these novels deal with the distinctive space that older teens navigate while separating from safe things they know and understand like home and parents and venturing into the daunting autonomy of making life choices. NA genre marries serious issues like bullying, peer pressure, and picking a career with soap-opera plotlines and pacing. Find out who the hottest authors are and gather strategies for targeting the NA audience. Attendees learn sources for collection development and easy to implement tactics for appealing to readers with one foot in YA and the other in NA.


Thursday April 6, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 300-C

1:10pm

Space Utilization Survey
With a keen understanding of the evolution of students' needs and space utilization, the library has undertaken a space utilization survey that will monitor how students are actually using the physical space of the building. The library staff is analyzing the use of study rooms, tables, and the traditional single person study carrels on the 2nd floor. Another benefit of the study is that it gives an idea of utilization by the hour and day of week, as well as correlating it to certain campus events and the campus calendar. This data is also being correlated to the gate count at the main entrance of the library, which will illustrate foot traffic with the utilization of study areas on the 2nd floor. Long term goal is to reconfigure study spaces that correlate to the actual preferences of the students.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Clemons

Adam Clemons

Head of User Services, Information Literacy Coordinator, and Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin
JN

Jim Nance

University of Tennessee at Martin
KW

Karen White

UT Martin


Thursday April 6, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 200-B

1:10pm

STEAM Petting Zoo
Come and play with hands-on tools for STEAM education. There are so many options! What should you buy or use for your library or STEM programming? It can be hard to commit money to something you've never even used in real life. There will be a very brief presentation about STEM options for youth across the budget spectrum, and then time to play with tools such as MakeyMakeys, Ozobots, Circuit Scribes, PicoBoards, Scratch, 3Doodler Pens, Cubelets, Lego Robotics (WeDo and Mindstorm EV3s) and Code.org.

Speakers
avatar for Ari Baker

Ari Baker

Learning Commons Coordinator, Blount County Public Library


Thursday April 6, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 300-B

1:10pm

They didn’t teach me that in library school
Lessons learned by a relatively new Public Library administrator, who has made the transition from Academic to Public, that she wishes to share with new library professionals who may not have yet tip-toed into the world outside of academia.

Speakers
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Heather Duby

Acting Director, Sullivan County Public Library
I am a strong proponent of access to information and intellectual freedom as libraries have long been bastions of both. I am interested in learning from other professionals in small and rural libraries. I earned my MIS in 2012 as a grateful recipient of an ITRL scholarship and I put... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 300-A

2:10pm

2:10pm

Adult Space: collections for adult patrons and their impact on library staff
Electronic media and physical space reclamation go hand in hand. Do you break out in a sweat when you see a patron approaching the desk with an E-reader? Do patrons only talk to the hip, techie-looking library staff? Do you have an inner debate with yourself when you are asked to buy a print copy of a book when you already have copies in eBook and eAudio? Our collections have been shifting from Print to Electronic in recent years, and while this has relieved some of our physical space limitations, it has also created challenges for library patrons and staff. With space pushing us to explore alternate formats, we’ll discuss what steps we are taking to ensure positive experiences with all formats on both sides of the reference desk.

Speakers
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Katie Creecy

Public Services Manager, The John P Holt Brentwood Library
Hello! I am a native Nashvillian and have been with the John P. Holt Brentwood library for 6 years.
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Cara Huwieler

Collections Consultant, ProQuest


Thursday April 6, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 300-A

2:10pm

Break Out of the Mold: Creating a Breakout Program in your Library
With the growing popularity of escape and breakout rooms, libraries can leverage these games and bring people into the library by letting them breakout of it! Not only are breakouts fun, they also promote collaboration and team-building, develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, enhance communication skills, and more. This presentation will look at all aspects of creating your own breakout program, from building a breakout kit, creating and implementing breakout games, marketing and promoting your program, and connecting with the growing community of Breakout EDU, an open source effort to bring the popularity of breakout and escape rooms into education. At the end, team up with other attendees and test your skills with a mini-breakout game! While this presentation will look at breakout programs through the lens of a school library, they can easily be adapted for use in any library programs or in staff training.

You can access the slides for this presentation at bit.ly/tnlabreakout
 

Speakers
avatar for Kate Lewallen

Kate Lewallen

Webb School of Knoxville


Thursday April 6, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 200-B

2:10pm

Celebrate Training Opportunities for Library Staff
UT Martin provides university-wide training opportunities for its employees, however most of this training is not library specific. Therefore, the Paul Meek Library Training Committee was formed to develop library specific training opportunities for library staff. We will discuss easy ways to develop beneficial library specific training for your staff.

Speakers
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Georgia Baskett

University of Tennessee at Martin
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Adam Clemons

Head of User Services, Information Literacy Coordinator, and Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin


Thursday April 6, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 200-A

2:10pm

Fingerplays on the fly
Why incorporate fingerplays into your preschool story time programs? They help capture attention, engage children in the learning process, promote a child’s imagination, increase language, vocabulary, and listening skills, help develop fine motor skills, and besides, they’re fun and free! You don’t need staff or space to use them, they can be done inside, outside, anywhere and anytime you need a quick transition or time stretcher. We’ll show you lots of our favorites, both old standbys and new ones too (or new to us!) and would love for you to share some of your favorites with us.

Speakers
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Cynthia Green

Pigeon Forge Public Library
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Marcia Nelson

Pigeon Forge Public Library


Thursday April 6, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 300-B

2:10pm

Instant, Easy, Free Cloud Computing With Google and Microsoft 365
Getting into the cloud is easier than you think, and its advantages are immediate. Would you like a backup of all your files you can access from anywhere? How about keeping all your files in sync and editing and sharing them with a group, from wherever you all are? We will discuss the advantages of the Google and Microsoft cloud suites, and why both are better than Dropbox or other standalone storage services. If you and your patrons are interested in a synchronized mailbox and calendar with free access to documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentation software and more, we’ll show you how to get started, increase your productivity and streamline your life.

Speakers
WD

Wendy Doucette

East Tennessee State University


Thursday April 6, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 300-C

3:15pm

General Session
Speakers
avatar for Clyde Edgerton

Clyde Edgerton

Clyde Edgerton, raised in the community of Bethesda, near Durham, NC, has published ten novels, a book of advice (Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers) and a memoir (Solo, My Adventures in the Air). The Night Train, his tenth novel, was published by Little, Brown in 2011 and received... Read More →


Thursday April 6, 2017 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Lecture Hall

5:30pm

UT School of Information Sciences Alumni & Friends Reception
Join us in the Rotunda Room, located on the 3rd floor at the Cumberland Ave./Henley Street corner of the building (southeast) for a casual social reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. SIS Alumni and friends are welcome to come! Non-alumni can stop by the UT SIS exhibit booth to pick up an invitation for admittance to the reception. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday April 6, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rotunda Room

6:00pm

6:00pm

TLA NMRT Social
The TLA New Members Roundtable Social on Thursday night is on Thursday April 6th at 6:00 pm in the Windows on the Park Lounge in the Holiday Inn Downtown Knoxville. Light hor d'oeuvres will be served.


Thursday April 6, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Windows on the Park Lounge

7:00pm

All-Conference Reception

Let’s CELEBRATE TENNESSEE LIBRARIES! by dressing up as our literary heroes at the All Conference Reception!

Maybe Sherlock Holmes can tell Nancy Drew how to NOT get trapped in a closet. Boo Radley and Miss Havisham can chat about being loners in today’s social media driven society. Holden Caulfield and The Mad Hatter can compare haberdasheries.  The possibilities are only limited by our imaginations!

Have fun guessing which book characters are in attendance. Prizes will be awarded to the top three costumes and a photographer will be available to capture those historic moments.

Costumes are not required, just more fun!


This event requires a ticket. If you did not purchase one when you registered for the conference, you may purchase one on-site at the Registration Desk.

Thursday April 6, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Concourse/Plaza Terrace
 
Friday, April 7
 

8:00am

Disability Etiquette 101
Serving disabled patrons can be intimidating. We all want to be helpful, but most of us have never been taught the do’s and don’ts. This session will prepare you to confidently assist people with disabilities in person and online. You’ll learn what words to use, what types of assistance to offer, and how to respond to service animals in the library. You’ll also leave with free resources for improving the accessibility of your website.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Sochor

Maria Sochor

Director, TN Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
Services of the Tennessee Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped

Conveners

Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 200-C

8:00am

Embrace the chaos: creating a fun and engaging baby story time
My presentation will cover methods of producing an engaging storytime for infants and toddlers, covering the five tenants of Every Child Ready to Read. It will include examples of activities, ways to turn books into bounces and playtime, interactive songs, and other ways to hold the attention of our youngest patrons and get them on the path to being lifelong readers.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Tarwater

Chelsea Tarwater

Youth Services Specialist, Blount County Public Library


Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 300-B

8:00am

Open Access on campus: Bringing non-profits to the libraries
Low attendance at Open Access Week events caused academic librarians to ask: What can we do to further open access without asking faculty and students to attend events during such a busy time of the semester? Instead of reaching out to faculty directly, librarians at the University of Tennessee Libraries are reaching out beyond the campus community. Health sciences, social sciences, and scholarly communication librarians offer a workshop to East Tennessee nonprofit organizations to assist them in finding and accessing scholarly research. After the workshops, participants are invited to be interviewed on camera about why public access to research matters, giving the Libraries’ important personal stories for Open Access advocacy. After hearing these stories, do faculty ask librarians more questions about how to publish openly? What else can we do to increase the desire to share research publicly? Join us for anecdotes, brainstorming, and conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Allen

Melanie Allen

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries
RC

Rachel Caldwell

University of Tennessee Libraries
AW

Alan Wallace

University Of Tennessee - Knoxville


Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 300-C

8:00am

Ready Set Go: What Academic and High School libraries are doing to help prepare students for college
According to a recent article in the Commercial Appeal, college readiness is a huge issue in Tennessee with only about 17% of students considered college ready. Academic and high school librarians from across the state will join forces to discuss the role libraries can play to support these students. 

Panelists:

Erika Long, Bearden, High School, Knoxville

Thura R. Mack , University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Adam Clemons & Karen White, University of Tennessee, Martin

Erin Loree, Tennessee Electronic Library (TeL)

Speakers
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Adam Clemons

Head of User Services, Information Literacy Coordinator, and Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin
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Maia Hajj

Research and Instructional Services Librarian, University of Memphis
I am a Research and Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Memphis with a background in school librarianship. I'm very interested in finding ways to actively engage students in the classroom and in their learning.
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Karen White

UT Martin


Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 300-A

8:00am

Wading through the Flood – a library, a flood and a recovery
In January 2016, a sprinkler burst on the first floor of our brand new library sending 4000 gallons of water streaming over book collections, onto the floor, and into floor electrical outlets onto the entire circulating collection of 400,000 items on the ground floor below. This session provides an overview of the disaster from the event itself through the recovery phases. Attendees will gain practical knowledge related to all aspects of emergency response from initial triage and collections tracking to managing temporary workers, communicating to constituents, managing budget, and working with internal and external stakeholders (ie..facilities, contractors, campus administration, state agencies, and insurance adjusters). Time for questions will be provided.

Speakers
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Katie Gohn

Head of Collections, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 200-B

8:00am

Writing an effective technology plan, part 1
Using the skills and suggestions from this workshop, librarians, trustees, and friends will have a better understanding of a tech plan. This workshop empowers them with ideas and takeaways that help them write a realistic, effective, efficient technology plan. These plans, once refined and edited should be able to stand alone as documents and speak for themselves on the necessities of that location. Our goal is to help the libraries have a better understanding and have something to take away from the presentation to make their technology plan the best it can be.

Speakers
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Gina Hunter

State of TN
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Caleb Wray

Library Information Systems Specialist, Hatchie River Regional Library
I have worked for the past two years as an Information Systems Specialist for the Hatchie River Regional Library. Prior to joining the regional staff, I spent almost eleven years working in various roles at the Humboldt Public Library including Technician, Adult Services, Cataloging... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Room 200-A

9:00am

9:00am

"Community-Embedded" Librarians-In-Training to Develop Contextually-Situated Collections

This presentation discusses the role of fifty-two “community-embedded” librarians-in-training to develop contextually-situated collections in a course taught four times in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. The instructor will identify course objectives, assignments, strategies, and student feedback regarding learning outcomes, course value, and suggestions for course improvement.

 

 

Speakers
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Abbey Elder

Open Access & Scholarly Communication Librarian, Iowa State University
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Bharat Mehra

Associate Professor, UTK School of Information Sciences
Dr. Mehra's research examines diversity and intercultural communication, social justice in library and information science (LIS), critical and cross-cultural studies, and community informatics or the use of information and communication technologies to empower minority and underserved... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 200-B

9:00am

Building Partnerships between School and Public libraries: Success and Challenges
A non-routine goal inspired the Brentwood Library to connect with public school libraries in our service population. A committee was formed and a brainstorming session focused on the following initiatives: -teacher/school library card registrations -joint planning of a Williamson Loves Library event -technology additions to supplement school resources -setting up a courier system -book donations -resource sharing with parents and teachers -hosting a late night exam week event The details, challenges and successes of this initiative will be presented. What started as a non-routine goal for one year is now a standing committee at the library as we continue to expand our relationship with the public schools.

Speakers
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Katie Creecy

Public Services Manager, The John P Holt Brentwood Library
Hello! I am a native Nashvillian and have been with the John P. Holt Brentwood library for 6 years.
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Kelly Lee

Reference Librarian, The Brentwood Library
I am a big advocate of community outreach and enjoy teaching patrons. I'm a bit of an apple fanatic, but enjoy tinkering with all kinds of technology, and love to hear how they are used within the library. I was a nurse a very long time ago and am a relatively new librarian with... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 300-A

9:00am

Drag it out dust it off
In October 2016 Tennessee lawmakers announced a review of the curriculum standards for history in K-12 education. The proposed changes would remove key pieces of state history pertaining to civil rights, women, the labor movement, and the Native American origins of the state’s name. In the wake of these suggested removals, Tennessee libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions are in a unique position to help promote our history to educators, students, and the general public. Through promotion of collections and services, Tennessee libraries help fill in gaps that are created by curriculum standards and celebrate our valuable history at the same time. This session will cover ways that libraries and archives of all sizes can promote the collections that they care for through the use of online tools, services, and social media. History no longer has to live behind locked doors. Drag it out, dust it off, and use it to celebrate the history that has made Tennessee great.

Speakers
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Brigitte Billeaudeaux

Special Collections Librarian/Archivist, University of Memphis


Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 300-B

9:00am

Writing an effective technology plan, part 2
Using the skills and suggestions from this workshop, librarians, trustees, and friends will have a better understanding of a tech plan. This workshop empowers them with ideas and takeaways that help them write a realistic, effective, efficient technology plan. These plans, once refined and edited should be able to stand alone as documents and speak for themselves on the necessities of that location. Our goal is to help the libraries have a better understanding and have something to take away from the presentation to make their technology plan the best it can be.

Speakers
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Gina Hunter

State of TN
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Caleb Wray

Library Information Systems Specialist, Hatchie River Regional Library
I have worked for the past two years as an Information Systems Specialist for the Hatchie River Regional Library. Prior to joining the regional staff, I spent almost eleven years working in various roles at the Humboldt Public Library including Technician, Adult Services, Cataloging... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 200-A

9:00am

Your Library and the Government: Pay Attention, It Matters.
Threats to federal funding for library programs and new provisions in state law will affect the library landscape. State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill will discuss how funds from the Institute of Museum and Library services are used to help Tennessee libraries of all types. Additionally, he will talk about changes to the state’s public library laws made just last month and how they may affect your local library.

Speakers
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Chuck Sherrill

Tennessee State Library and Archives


Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Room 300-C

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 1:30pm
Ballroom E & F

9:00am

UT School of Information Sciences Open House & Guided Tour

All TLA attendees invited! Take a guided tour of the School of Information Sciences and learn about the unique labs SIS and faculty utilize in their research, see the technology and support offered to UT SIS students near and far.

SIS is located in 451 Communications Building. From the Knoxville Convention Center, hop on a Knoxville Orange Line Trolley (free) outside the building (Sunsphere side). Exit the Trolley when you arrive at the UT campus Torchbearer statue at the front of Circle Park. We are in the curved building behind the statue on the top floor in suite 451. The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you are driving and parking: the address is 1345 Circle Park Drove. Stop at the parking kiosk to obtain a free 45 minute parking pass for Circle Park. All other lots require a paid parking pass. Contact us at (865) 974-2148 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you!


Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
School of Information Sciences, UT Campus 451 Communications Building in Circle Park

10:00am

Free Time in Exhibits
Friday April 7, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Ballroom E & F

11:00am

11:00am

A Day in the life of the TSLA
Have you ever wondered what goes on at the Tennessee State Library and Archives on a daily basis? What projects and questions do the librarians tackle? What's happening on all those floors that are closed to the public? In this session, Senior Reference Librarian Trent Hanner will take you on a floor-by-floor virtual tour of the Volunteer State's official repository of state history. Trent will help you understand how 80 librarians, archivists, and other staffers work to preserve and make accessible the legacy of our great state. You'll also learn about services available for you and your patrons. Join us as we celebrate and explore this dynamic institution!

Speakers

Friday April 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 200-A

11:00am

Interview tips and tricks from both sides of the desk
Worried what your interviewer is going to spring on you? Perplexed as how to weed the wheat from the chaff among your applicants? Wondering how you can employ technology to strengthen your chances of getting the job you want or the librarian with the skills to take your team to the next level?

Speakers
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Martha Earl

Director, University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Susan Earl

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library
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Meredith Goins

Group Manager, Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Ask me about Special Libraries, Leaning In, TLA's Career Services Committee | Come see me at the TLA Career Services booth 602 in the exhibit hall to have your resume reviewed, or practice your interviewing skills!


Friday April 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 200-B

11:00am

Invitation to Managing Social Media
Does your library have a social media presence, but you struggle with finding the time to post new content, engage patrons and analyze feedback? Learn about simple strategies to minimize your time output and maximize your usefulness.

Speakers
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Jessica McCroskey

Tennessee State Library and Archives
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Whitney Nelson

Assistant Director, Holson River Regional Library
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Nancy Roark

Regional Director, TSLA/Holston River Regional Library


Friday April 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 300-A

11:00am

Summer Learning: Why Libraries=Education & How We Can Combat Summer Slide
Children who don't participate in learning activities over the summer lose up to 2 months of education, which by the end of 6th grade, puts them 2 years behind their peers who do participate in summer learning activities. Many children in low income situations have no access to paid summer activities - which is where the public library comes in! By expanding your Summer Reading program to become a Summer Learning Adventure, your library can have a long term positive impact on your community.

Speakers
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Kate Greene Smith

Youth Services & Special Projects Coordinator, Tennessee State Library and Archives


Friday April 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 300-B

11:00am

“Amazing Magic searches” in OCLC WorldCat Discovery: an Update to Kornegay, Buchanan & Morgan 2005
In their classic article, "Amazing, Magic Searches!" (Library Journal, Nov. 1st 2005, pp. 44-46) Kornegay, Buchanan, & Morgan show how subdivisions (phrases authorized by LC to be tacked on to subject headings) can be used to advantage in keyword searching in online library catalogs. Their first example: college sports and economic aspects. I work at a library which has replaced its free-standing online library catalog with OCLC Discovery Service -- a window into WorldCat which lets you limit your searches to materials in your library. Volunteer State librarians will be pleased to discover that if one reruns KB&M's sample searches in OCLC Discovery, limited to materials held in your library, the magic still works 12 years later, in the newer environment. The Library of Congress hasn't changed a single one of the subdivisions in the magic searches. Presence or absence of _and_ no longer matters unless in quotation marks. Singular vs. plural, important 12 years ago, no longer matter.

Speakers
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Frank Newton

Catalog Librarian, Gardner-Webb University
Frank Newton is the Catalog Librarian at Dover Library, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, N.C.  He earned an M.A. in linguistics at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1989 and his M.S. in Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1990.  He worked in the former North Carolina Foreign Language... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Room 300-C

12:00pm

School Libraries Section Meetup #3


Friday April 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Market House Cafe 36 Market Square Knoxville, TN 37902

12:00pm

Trustees and Friends Luncheon
This event requires a ticket. If you did not purchase one when you registered for the conference, you may purchase one on-site at the Registration Desk.

Speakers
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David Baker

Giving Design, lead by David Baker, JD, has provided comprehensive fund development services to public libraries as well as library friends and foundations for the past 15 years. David has consulted with libraries in California, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, Georgia, Utah, Arkansas... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Room 200-D & E

1:40pm

Children’s/Young Adult Roundtable Meeting/Networking
Conveners
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Missy Dillingham

Library Services Manager, John P. Holt Brentwood Library


Friday April 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 200-C

1:40pm

Archiving the Archives
What do you do when your archives have been a closet for castaways for years? What do you do when the administration asks the library to do a complete overhaul of the archives, without hiring an archivist? This is a story about how the Cumberland University Library did just that!

Speakers
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Amber McKee

Cumberland University
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Ashli Wells

Cumberland University - Vise Library


Friday April 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 200-A

1:40pm

Exploring America’s Communities with American FactFinder
Writing a paper? Setting up a business? Moving? Check out the American FactFinder! This incredible resource helps researchers discover characteristics such as demographics, business and industry, education, income, and poverty about communities from census tracts, cities, and counties. Tables may be downloaded and manipulated for use in reports, presentations, and decision-making.

Speakers
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Bess Robinson

University of Memphis
PR

Perveen Rustomfram

University of Memphis


Friday April 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 300-B

1:40pm

Growing a regional studies center
To connect our past and present and to celebrate the history and culture of the region, Blount County Public Library has initiated a Southern Appalachian Studies program. This growing project includes a speaker series, a creative-nonfiction writing course, collection development and a rotating display. The writing program, Foothills Voices, brings together diverse amateur writers to craft narratives about the people of the region, which will be collected into a published anthology. The speaker series has brought historians, naturalists, crafters and reenactors to the library to present their specialties. Author events and a book club are being planned. Three librarians who have helped to initiate the Southern Appalachian Studies program will describe the steps toward achieving the program’s goals and will show how the program meaningfully connects our wider community with the culture and history of our region, hopefully inspiring similar ventures at other libraries.

Speakers
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Brennan LeQuire

Reference Librarian, Blount County Public Library
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Linda Marcus

Blount County Public Library
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Jennifer Spirko

Youth Services Manager, Blount County Public Library


Friday April 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 300-A

1:40pm

I would be a leader if I had more time
Drowning in email, overwhelmed by constant interruptions, having trouble prioritizing, multitasking not enough? Come join a panel of busy librarians for tips and tricks of time management.

Speakers
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Martha Earl

Director, University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Susan Earl

The John P. Holt Brentwood Library
DG

Dolores Greenwald

Williamson County Public Library
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Ruth Kinnersley

Library Director, Trevecca Nazarene University Waggoner Library
I have been a librarian for a while! Talk to me about: | | Leadership, Academic Libraries, Management


Friday April 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 200-B

1:40pm

Navigating Strong Currents: an overview of revised standards
This presentation will provide an overview of present state of the effects of information literacy and distance learning revised standards on distance learning and how TBR and formerly TBR libraries are navigating the FOCUS Act. 2016 brought about many changes for Distance Education Librarians both nationally and in the state of Tennessee. The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education was adopted in January followed by the withdrawal in June of the widely implemented Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. ACRL also approved in late June a revision to their Standards for Distance Learning Library Services. The FOCUS Act which took effect on July 1st separates the six public four-year universities from the Tennessee Board of Regents leaving many questions about the future of the TBR’s TN eCampus.

Speakers
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Sharon Parente

James E. Walker Library/MTSU


Friday April 7, 2017 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Room 300-C

2:40pm

Leadership Roundtable Meeting/Networking
Conveners
DG

Dolores Greenwald

Williamson County Public Library


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 200-C

2:40pm

Open minded: moving to an Open source ILS
Is an open source integrated library system right for your library? Find out how this software is working out at some libraries which have made the switch. Speakers share lessons learned, the migration process, and change management for staff and patrons as well as current trends in the open source community. This program addresses the pros and cons of open source software through real-life scenarios.


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 200-B

2:40pm

Restoring the forum: Redesigning Tennessee’s State Publications Depository Program for the New Century
State government publications depository programs maintaining good practices serve as an invaluable tool for their citizens, reducing barriers to government information and promoting a climate of transparency and engagement. Tennessee’s depository program requires reform to adapt it to modern information needs. Academic, public, and select special libraries need to initiate a dialogue with the aim of creating a draft proposal to the General Assembly for an improved program. The dialogue needs to address three core areas: Digital Publications: Their role in the depository program and in its archival responsibilities. Physical Collections: New collection priorities defining required materials and the exploration of new consortial collecting areas among the state depository system. Information/Service Centers: A better defined relationship between the depositories and public libraries with the expressed purpose of further improving access and providing additional education.

Speakers
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Sara Green

Senior Library Associate II, University of Tennessee
Acquisitions & Continuing Resources Specialist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I am a member of the UT Libraries' Acquisitions and Continuing Resources department and graduated from the School of Information science at UT in 2007.
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David Ownby

Acquisitions & Continuing Resources Specialist, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
I am a member of the UT Libraries' Acquisitions and Continuing Resources department (ACR) and a graduate student with the UT School of Information Science (SIS). I specialize in physical preservation, digitization, digital curation, and government information sources.


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 300-C

2:40pm

Supporting Addiction Recovery
This program discusses the training partnership between Blount County Public Library and Blount County Recovery Court. Blount County Recovery Court provides intensive substance abuse treatment with frequent supervisory contact from the court, treatment provider, and probation for adult non-violent offenders in an effort to break the cycle of crime and addiction.

Speakers
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K.C. Williams

Director, Blount County Public Library


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 300-A

2:40pm

TENN-Share at 25: a Quarter Century of Helping Tennessee Libraries
Tenn-Share was founded in 1992 with a mission to help Tennessee libraries deliver efficient, effective library services through group purchasing power and innovative sharing projects. Tenn-Share is responsible for serving all library types, including public, school, academic, and special. This presentation will describe and discuss Tenn-Share’s services and commitments to its member libraries, and will explore the connections between Tenn-Share and other Tennessee library organizations, e.g., TLA, TASL, FOTL, and the State Library & Archives. Tenn-Share’s organizational and governance structure will also be described, including the roles of the Executive Director, standing committees, and the Board of Directors as an active, hands-on, governing body.

Speakers
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Matt Kirby

Regional Director, Falling Water River Regional Library
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Joe Weber

Austin Peay State University


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 200-A

2:40pm

UT Breakout Gamification and Active Learning in the Academic Library
Inspired by the “escape room” concept and “Breakout Edu” librarians at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville have designed an active learning library instruction experience. In the UT Libraries’ Breakout game, teams of students follow clues and solve puzzles throughout the libraries’ physical and virtual spaces to “breakout” of the library before the clock runs out. UTK librarians will discuss the learning outcomes, design process, implementation of the game, and, of course, the challenges faced using this new method for library instruction. This session will include examples of the materials used during the instruction as well as ideas of how to design an escape game for your library. We will also share our experience of how we scaled this game to fit one of UTK’s smaller branch libraries as well as diverse user groups. Academic, public, and school librarians are all welcome!

Speakers
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Stephanie Miranda

Student, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Ingrid Ruffin

Student Success Librarian for First Year Studies, UTK
An active duty and reserve, U.S. Air Force veteran, Ingrid received her M.A. in English and M.L.I.S. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ingrid is currently the Student Success Librarian of First Year Programs at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Her professional... Read More →
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Caroline Zeglen

Assistant Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
I'm an assistant librarian at Pendergrass Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine Library at the UT Libraries. Outreach is the name of the game! I love learning about library instruction, events, promotions (especially if it involves collaborating). We do anything & everything to engage... Read More →


Friday April 7, 2017 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Room 300-B