NELA 2016 Annual Conference

16th to 18th October, 2016

When

16th to 18th October, 2016 07:00 am - 09:00 pm

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DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Ferncroft Rd, Danvers, MA 01923

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Sunday, 16th October 2016

Time Ballroom Foyer North Shore A B120 North Shore B B120 North Shore C B120 Boxford T35 Gloucester T120 Ipswich T65 Living Room B180 Manchester C24 Marblehead T120 Newburyport T120 Topsfield T40
9:00 am Registration                      
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11:00 am   Aspen Report: Navigating the Many Tools of Community Engagement
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Aspen Report: Navigating the Many Tools of Community Engagement

The importance of community engagement and making the case for the value of every library continue to be critical work for library leaders. Come listen to Maureen Sullivan, advisor to The Aspen Institute on this work, and Deb Hoadley, NELA President, as they discuss the best ways to utilize the various tools and guides from the Aspen Action Guide, Harwood’s Turning Outward and ALA’s Libraries Transform.

By:
Deb Hoadley, Maureen Sullivan
October 16, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Leadership Type: Leadership
SPECIAL INVITE ONLY - How to Start or Grow Your Individual Giving Program
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SPECIAL INVITE ONLY - How to Start or Grow Your Individual Giving Program

This session is for executive directors and development staff who want to raise significantly more money for their organizations by making the leap into individual/major gift fundraising, but haven’t had the courage or know-how to get started.

By:
Amy Eisenstein
October 16, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: Keynote
  An Aspiring Entrepreneur Walks into a Library...& Wants to Open a Pub
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An Aspiring Entrepreneur Walks into a Library...& Wants to Open a Pub

Join Amber DeAngelis of the Boston Public Library and Sonya Durney of the Portland Public Library as they break down this scenario. What questions should we ask the patron? How should we move forward conducting an industry analysis both local and national in scope? What is their potential market size? What competition might this entrepreneur face? How can they learn about the laws governing this field? How else can the library assist?

By:
Amber De Angelis, Sonya Durney
October 16, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens
    Don't Forget the T: Improving Library Service for Transgender Patrons
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Don't Forget the T: Improving Library Service for Transgender Patrons

From presidential directives to bathroom bills, transgender rights have increasingly become a topic of discussion on a national scale - particularly when it comes to bathrooms. Where do libraries stand when it comes to serving transgender patrons & how can we improve? Join us to learn some ways libraries can better serve their transgender patrons, share your experiences, and ask questions.

By:
Rob Lorino
October 16, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
Tech Savvy Booktalker
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Tech Savvy Booktalker

Booktalks are the process creating short “commercials” presented by librarians, teachers, or students in elementary through high school in libraries or anywhere possible to entice children to read a book. The traditional method of presenting booktalks involves face to face presentations telling children about the books. There are a variety of types of booktalks but plot summary is by far the most common. With our tech savvy population, booktalks are evolving beyond the traditional format and involving more innovative technology. In this presentation, Dr. Keane, author of The Tech Savvy Booktalker, will demonstrate a variety of formats including book trailers, pencasting and even the use of augmented reality. Become a tech savvy booktalker yourself.

By:
Nancy Keane
October 16, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL Type: NERTCL
Conference Orientation
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Conference Orientation

Learn the best ways to maximize your NELA Conference experience. Lots of tips & tricks!

By:
TBD
October 16, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: General Type: General
 
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12:45 pm Trends in Fundraising: Changing the Culture at Your Library so You Raise More Money
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Trends in Fundraising: Changing the Culture at Your Library so You Raise More Money

Do you have a culture of philanthropy at your library? If not, it's likely you're not raising nearly as much as you could. Don't miss Amy Eisenstein as she discusses the latest trends in fundraising and simple strategies you can use to raise more support for your library.

By:
Amy Eisenstein
October 16, 2016, 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Keynote Type: Talk
               
1:00 pm                
1:15 pm                
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1:45 pm             Break        
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2:30 pm The Importance of LGBT YA Fiction
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The Importance of LGBT YA Fiction

Well-written and quality LGBT YA books can be used as an invaluable resource for LGBT youth, offering constructive and reaffirming images while addressing sensitive and real-life issues, including homophobia, coming out, talking to parents and family, dealing with social aspects and peer pressure to fit in, and interacting with teachers and friends. They also provide emotional and mental support.

By:
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: NERTCL Type: NERTCL
Using Infographics for Big Impact
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Using Infographics for Big Impact

Visual content is more engaging, memorable, believable, and understandable than mere words. Learn how to translate your text and number-based reports to stakeholders into creative, colorful and effective infographics using Microsoft and web applications. This presentation includes an overview of different types of infographics, graphic design basics, and ways to implement in a library setting.

By:
Beth Gallaway
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Marketing and Communications
Top 20 Privacy Steps for all Libraries
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Top 20 Privacy Steps for all Libraries

Not every library has the capacity to become a TOR relay site, but all libraries can improve their privacy profiles in several ways. Learn the top 20 best practices for libraries of all types and sizes. Alison Macrina of the Library Freedom Project will give us an overview of why privacy protections are more important then ever, then gives us practical steps we can take today to strengthen privacy practices.

By:
Alison Macrina
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: IFC Type: IFC
New England Foundation for the Arts
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New England Foundation for the Arts

Enrich your library’s programming by attending a live demonstration of NEFA’s CreativeGround platform, a free online directory of artists, cultural nonprofits, and creative businesses throughout New England. Get inside tips on how to update your own library’s profile or set one up to quickly find potential collaborators from among 30,000 profiles on the site! www.creativeground.org

By:
Dee Schneidman
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo
Making Connections Across Town & Time
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Making Connections Across Town & Time

Jazmin will describe a program in a Boston neighborhood that brought together teens and seniors around a quilting project. Win will talk about breaking down misconceptions about Haiti and its history and how to share this eye-opening information with your patrons. Beef up your Black History Month and perhaps change your collection - maybe even your world view. Give Harriet and Sojourner a rest and showcase Black generals who freed half a million. If you think "Hamilton" the play is amazing - wait until you hear the real story of Haiti. It is a goldmine for both students and creatives. Learn how to share this with your patrons.

By:
Jazmin Idakaar, Win Flint
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: Community Engagement Type: Community Engagement
Chapter Leaders Forum
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Chapter Leaders Forum

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

By:
Bryce Cundick, Karen Jensen, Kieran Ayton, Margaret Woodruff, Marilyn Borgendale, Nanci Milone-Hill
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Leadership Type: Leadership
  Library Delivery in the Northeast: What's Up, What's New?
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Library Delivery in the Northeast: What's Up, What's New?

This year, the Massachusetts Library System and the RI Office of Library and Information Services began a pilot project expanding library delivery between part of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Also, Green Mountain Library Consortium and the Vermont Department of Libraries launched a pilot delivery project in Vermont. What else is happening regarding delivery in the Northeast? Come find out!

By:
Chaichin Chen, Sue Kaler, Wendy Hysko
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
Grad Students + Libraries = Successful Partnerships
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Grad Students + Libraries = Successful Partnerships

Have you ever wanted to do a research or evaluation project and just not had the time or staff? Partner with your local library school and work with students to complete your project! Learn about the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies “unClassroom” experience for students to work with off campus clients to mutually beneficial results.

By:
Lauren Mandel, Debra Estrella, Alyssa Taft, Alicia Vaandering
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: Data and Metrics Type: Data and Metrics
Examining the K16 Information Literacy Gap
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Examining the K16 Information Literacy Gap

This session will explore the current state of IL education for rising college students, including how well IL instruction in high school aligns with the expectations and demands of college curricula. The researchers will share results from a study exploring what the expectations for information literacy abilities are at the college level, and what students are taught in high school. The study involved an initial survey to academic librarians asking which information literacy skills they believe to be most important for incoming college students, and which competencies they believe to be most lacking, as well as which information literacy competencies they would most like to see taught at the high school level. A parallel survey of high school librarians asked them which competencies they actually teach, which competencies they believe will be most important to their students’ college success, and at what level (high school or college) they believe the competencies should be taught. The session will will conclude with recommendations for increasing coordination in the K16 curricula in order to better bridge the skills gap.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Exploring high school and college instructors’ understanding of each other’s expectations for and approaches to IL for their students
2. Identifying approaches to improve the high school to college transition with regard to information literacy.

By:
Jessica Caron, Laura Saunders
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: ALS Type: ALS
The State of the Job Market
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The State of the Job Market

The presenters will begin with an overview of the LIS job market outlook based on the most recent Library Journal Employment Survey results and placement of recent graduates from the Simmons College School of Library and Information Science. They will follow this overview with a discussion of new position titles that are emerging that take advantage of the skills of LIS graduates.

By:
Eileen Abels, Em Claire Knowles
October 16, 2016, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Topsfield T40 Track: Career Center
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3:00 pm  
3:15 pm  
3:30 pm                      
3:45 pm Yoga Programs for Kids
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Yoga Programs for Kids

In this panel discussion three librarians will share their experiences running yoga programs for kids in the library. They'll share the steps they took to start these programs, how they structure them, and why they feel they are important for kids and families.

By:
Grace Larochelle, Letty Goerner, Nicole Giroux
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: NERTCL
Library Programming: Coming to Grips with Personal Mortality & Our International Future
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Library Programming: Coming to Grips with Personal Mortality & Our International Future

ISIS and Middle Eastern alliances. Climate Change. Cuba and the USA. The United Nations. These and other stimulating topics were passionately discussed and debated at Portsmouth Public Library’s international affairs discussion and lecture series this past year. Drawing audiences from 20 to 120, these programs tapped into a community need to better understand the world and left participants demanding more from their library. Come learn why you should offer a series too.

Medical professionals from Cooley Dickinson Health Care teamed up to sponsor community conversations based on the NYT best-selling book, Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, MD with 15 surrounding public libraries in Western MA . The goal of the initiative was to help community members prepare for the later stages of life, as well as better understand the aging process, death & dying, and advanced care planning.

By:
Jeffrey Zesiger, Lisa Downing, Steve Butzel
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens
Leading Tolerance: A How To Approach
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Leading Tolerance: A How To Approach

The concept of diversity is well known. But diversity, like the term prejudice, reflects ideas and beliefs, not actions. Tolerance implies action and behaviors. Much like discrimination is the manifestation of prejudice, tolerance is the manifestation of diversity. Leading tolerance is as important as displaying diversity, lets take the next step and learn to leaders of tolerance.

By:
Su Epstein
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: Diversity and Inclusion Type: Diversity and Inclusion
BiblioBoard - Engage Your Local Creative Community; Strategies & Tools for Success in the DIY Age
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BiblioBoard - Engage Your Local Creative Community; Strategies & Tools for Success in the DIY Age

Learn how to easily integrate work from local writers, artists, filmmakers, musicians, historians and others into your catalog and deliver them to patrons on a modern, mobile platform. As the digital makerspace and indie movements grow, learn how your library can excel as a local content provider.

By:
Roy Serrao
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo
Fanfiction & Copyright
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Fanfiction & Copyright

Fanfiction has been around for a long time, at least since the time of the publication of the original Sherlock Holms stories in the late 1800’s. Even after all this time, however, the circumstances under which the creation of fanfiction constitutes copyright infringement are not well defined. This talk will analyze the issue of fanfiction within the structure of U.S. Copyright law and will explore issues that are relevant to determine if a work of fanfiction does not run afoul of the copyright laws, either because it does not “copy” from an original in a way that would be illegal or because the copying would constitute “fair use” under the copyright act. Finally, the talk will also discuss the somewhat confused state of the case law in the United States on this issue.

By:
Richard Freije
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: IFC Type: IFC
State of the States
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State of the States

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

By:
Dianne Carty, James Ritter, Karen Mellor, Ken Wiggin, Martha Reid, Michael York, Timothy Cherubini
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Leadership Type: Leadership
  3D Print​​ing Roundtable​: Taming the 3D Printer Beast!
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3D Print​​ing Roundtable​: Taming the 3D Printer Beast!

Participants will learn how to manage their 3D printer(s) for optimal use and performance. They will also learn more about where to find reviews of 3D printers, how to maintain a 3D printer, follow best practices for 3D printer upkeep and supply ordering, including general tips & tricks to manage 3D printing operations and services.

By:
Mark Glisson
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
Reading in the Kitchen: Start a Cookbook Club at Your Library (with cooking demonstration and tasting)
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Reading in the Kitchen: Start a Cookbook Club at Your Library (with cooking demonstration and tasting)

Cookbook Clubs are fast becoming a popular new way to engage your community through books and food. Join three Rhode Island public librarians for tips on how to start a cookbook club at your library. Topics include registration, cookbook selection, organizing the tasting, and facilitation of the discussion, along with ideas for special cookbook author events. Following the discussion, Chef/Cooking Instructor Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast, will speak about her service to libraries and her popular program “Feasting from the Cookbook”. She will conclude with a cooking demonstration and tasting featuring a recipe from the popular cookbook author Ina Garten. With their passion for food, these four speakers will offer many ideas to get you and your patrons in the kitchen and visiting your 641.5's.

By:
Jessica D'Avanza, Liz Barbour, Nancy Nadeau
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens
Improvised Outreach: How We Channeled MacGyver & Opened A Mini-Branch at the Bus Station
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Improvised Outreach: How We Channeled MacGyver & Opened A Mini-Branch at the Bus Station

Hear how our team of library commandos fostered cooperation with multiple town departments and community partners, engaged local artists, and used creative thinking to transform the corner of a parking garage into a convenient library service for our community, and something of value to our town government. You’ll be inspired to use resources you already have to build something awesome at your library and make MacGyver proud!

By:
Adam Delaura, Sean Kegler
October 16, 2016, 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: Administration and Management
 
4:00 pm      
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4:30 pm      
5:00 pm               Attendee & Vendor Reception & Cocktail Hour        
5:15 pm                      
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5:45 pm                      
6:00 pm                      
6:30 pm   Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Away Presentation
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Annual Banquet & Emerson Greenaway Away Presentation

Novelist, journalist and celebrity ghost writer Holly Robinson is the author of several books, including The Gerbil farmer’s Daughter: A Memoir and the novels Beach Plum Island, Haven Lake, and Folly Cove (coming October 4, 2016)!. Her articles and essays appear frequently in The Huffington Post, More, Parents, Redbook and dozens of other newspapers and magazines. She and her husband have five children and a stubborn Pekingese. They divide their time between Massachusetts and Prince Edward Island, and are crazy enough to be fixing up old houses one shingle at a time in both places. - **Excerpt taken from http://authorhollyrobinson.com

By:
Holly Robinson
October 16, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Meal
               
6:45 pm                  
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Monday, 17th October 2016

Time Ballroom Foyer North Shore A B120 North Shore B B120 North Shore C B120 Boxford T35 Gloucester T120 Ipswich T65 Living Room B180 Manchester C24 Maple C18 Marblehead T120 Newburyport T120 Topsfield T40 Grand Ballroom Exhibit Hall Banquet Foyer Tradewinds Lounge Bar
7:00 am Registration                              
7:15 am                              
7:30 am                              
7:45 am                              
8:00 am             President's Breakfast                
8:15 am                            
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8:45 am                              
9:00 am Designing Data for Discovery: OCLC’s Linked Data Strategy
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Designing Data for Discovery: OCLC’s Linked Data Strategy

Linked data has become a hot topic grabbing a lot of attention in libraries. For some time teams at OCLC Research and product teams have been looking at how linked data concepts impact bibliographic metadata, authority files, discovery and the presentation of library data. This session will look at recent projects and research efforts to highlight examples of how OCLC is using linked data today.

By:
Rob Favini
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: NETSL Type: NETSL
Outcome Measurement Made Easy: A Free Toolkit for Public Libraries
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Outcome Measurement Made Easy: A Free Toolkit for Public Libraries

The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free online outcome measurement toolkit that provides libraries with patron-facing surveys, tools for collecting and analyzing data, and practical guidance on using the results to take action. PLA staff will discuss how libraries can easily measure outcomes for their programs and services and share how its participant libraries have used Project Outcome to better capture their community impact.

By:
Samantha Lopez, Clayton Cheever
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Administration and Management Type: Administration and Management
Getting Your Library Noticed: The Art of the Integrated Campaign
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Getting Your Library Noticed: The Art of the Integrated Campaign

Today, people can learn about your library in so many different ways: social media, traditional news outlets, brochures, flyers, and websites, just to name a few. Workshop participants will learn to develop a campaign that integrates these with a single cohesive message. We’ll discuss developing a campaign message, what makes a news-story, and specific ways to use social media to stand out.

By:
Celeste Bruno, Matthew Perry
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: Marketing and Communications Type: Marketing and Communications
Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium
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Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium

The MHEC helps you save time and money. The MHEC is a customer oriented non-profit and has become the “premier non-profit purchasing consortia” in New England because of the quality of our contracts, the discounts they offer members and the quality of the customer service we provide. At no cost to you, we perform all research, bidding and vetting practices on all of its 54 contracts in accordance with Massachusetts public bidding laws.

In this workshop MHEC staff will demonstrate:
How to become a member and use our website to your best advantage
How to use our contracts to purchase exactly what you need and want.
How to communicate with the MHEC
How to make sure the suppliers are giving you what you need through the best discounted values available in our contracts.

By:
Jacqueline Cashin
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo
Free & Open Source Software in Libraries
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Free & Open Source Software in Libraries

Come hear about the Lebanon Public Libraries experience using Free and Open Source Software in our library. Find out what Free and Open Source software is, why librarians should care about it and how your library can start to take advantage of it.

By:
Chuck McAndrew
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: ITS Type: ITS
Town-Wide Preservation Assessment & Collection Identification: Providing Greater Access to Historical Collections through the Digital Commonwealth & the D.P.L.A.
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Town-Wide Preservation Assessment & Collection Identification: Providing Greater Access to Historical Collections through the Digital Commonwealth & the D.P.L.A.

For the past sixteen years the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has offered Digitizing Historical Resources L.S.T.A. grants to public libraries. However, with the creation of the Boston Public Library’s Library for the Commonwealth free digitization program for Massachusetts’ organizations, this grant program became redundant. At the same time, a significant number of smaller institutions across the Commonwealth need some assistance in identifying and preparing appropriate collections for digitization. In 2015, the MBLC began offering L.S.T.A. funding to conduct a town-wide preservation assessment of collections, irrespective of the type of institution, as a first step towards eventually digitizing appropriate collections. The aim is to educate collections’ custodians as to the preservation needs of their collections while identifying potential candidates for digitization. Greater access will then be provided by having those collections arranged and described, digitized, and uploaded to the Digital Commonwealth, which serves as a service hub and gateway to the Digital Public Library of America (D.P.L.A.). Speakers will address the origins of the program and the outcomes from the first year of the project, as well as an introduction to the D.P.L.A. as:
• A stable source of digitized content from multiple hubs like Digital Commonwealth
• A source of great curated content sets
• A source of free e-books through Hathi Trust and FirstBook (for qualifying municipalities)
• A clearinghouse for rights statements for images etc.

By:
Eva Grizzard, Matt Amory, Maureen Ambrosino, Ruth Urell
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Collections
  Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic
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Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic

This session will educate attendees on the size and scope of the opioid crisis, while examining District Attorney Marian Ryan’s multi-pronged policy approach to the problem.

By:
Marian Ryan
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
  Coding for Kids and Teens
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Coding for Kids and Teens

In this program we will discuss a variety of ways to incorporate computer science into your library programs for kids and teens. We'll hear from libraries that have run programming associated with Girls Who Code, Hour of Code, ect. We'll include in our discussion offline and pair programming activities that all libraries, regardless of their technology resources, can run.

Attendees will leave this program with practical ideas for computer science programming to run in their library.

By:
Samantha Lucius
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL Type: NERTCL
Don't Just Turn it Off & Back On Again: How library IT Workers Can Use Reference Skills on the Job
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Don't Just Turn it Off & Back On Again: How library IT Workers Can Use Reference Skills on the Job

The "reference interview" is a technique familiar to most librarians, used to help an information provider understand and answer a person’s information question. Panelists will highlight key components of the traditional reference interview – such as active listening and communication skills, approachability, and opportunities for instruction – and discuss employing them in an IT environment in order to better troubleshoot and support library systems and their users.

By:
Callan Bignoli, Emily Ferrier, Whitni Watkins, Robyn York
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: Technology Type: Technology
Networking for Librarians
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Networking for Librarians

Networking Mindset

Meeting new people and learning how to network effectively can be hard work, and exhausting. Networking is a big part of conferences, as well as our day-to-day work at our libraries. Learn how to manage expectations and shift your mindset about networking. Hear some tips and share some of your own on how to best survive and get the most out of networking.

By:
Deb Hoadley
October 17, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Topsfield T40 Track: Career Center
     
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10:00 am                              
10:15 am                         Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall    
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11:30 am Monday Author Luncheon
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Monday Author Luncheon

Brunonia Barry is the New York Times & international best selling author of The Lace Reader, The Map of True Places, and The Fifth Petal (coming January 2017)! She lives in and writes about Salem, MA. - Excerpt taken from http://www.brunoniabarry.com

By:
Brunonia Barry
October 17, 2016, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Meal
      NERTCL Luncheon
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NERTCL Luncheon

In a McDonald's culture where everything has to be fast, and pre-packaged, and glitzy, and well-marketed, what role does the writer for young readers play? When even the notion of sitting quietly with a book somewhere and reading seems archaic, how does the writer for young readers find a way to speak to young readers who are ready to plug in? And yet, story remains imperative.

By:
Gary Schmidt
October 17, 2016, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
Hall: Living Room B180 Track: Meal
               
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1:00 pm       Act!vated Story Theatre
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Act!vated Story Theatre

Learn interactive Sign Language games to use in your story time program and see folktales performed live. Professional children’s theatre featuring two folktales, peppered with physical comedy, music, ASL, witty dialogue, zany props and audience participation; specifically chosen to promote the SRP theme. Presented by Act!vated Story Theatre.

By:
Kimberly Goza, Dennis Goza
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo Type: Vendor Demo
Keeping Up with Social Media
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Keeping Up with Social Media

Learn why and how libraries have started using newer social media platforms, like Instagram and SnapChat, and what they do to attract followers. Q & A after the presentations.

By:
Andrea Puglisi, Louise LeClaire, Megan Coffey, Corinne Coveney
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: Marketing and Communications Type: Marketing and Communications
Library Lockdown: An Introduction to Intruder Response Protocols in Libraries
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Library Lockdown: An Introduction to Intruder Response Protocols in Libraries

Many libraries have plans and protocols in place to address floods, fires, and other natural emergencies, but few have plans and protocols in place to address the issue of violent intruders.

This presentation will cover: 1) the many forms an intruder response plan can take, 2) intruder response resources available in the New England region, 3) staff training opportunities, 4) easy steps any library can take to increase safety, and 5) the experiences of the Millis Public Library in establishing its plan.

Attendees will come away with the tools necessary to create their plans.

By:
Alex Lent, Sgt. Chris Soffayer
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Administration and Management Type: Administration and Management
  Open Source Systems Discussion Group
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Open Source Systems Discussion Group

Libraries throughout New England are prospering under open-source library systems. In this session, library staff working with open source systems are invited to participate in open discussion on the challenges and rewards of working with open source. What are the best methods for getting support for your open-source project? What are the best ways to work with open source communities?

By:
Kathy Lussier, Scott Kehoe
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
Meet the Information Technology Section
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Meet the Information Technology Section

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

By:
TBD
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Maple C18 Track: ITS
YA Slam
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YA Slam

Join us for the teen version of "Guerilla Storytime"! We’ll have a variety of topics and questions (such as social media tips, working with volunteers, dealing with disruptive behavior, fresh program ideas, and more)! Anyone and everyone can participate if they have ideas, activities, success stories (and #fails) they want to share! Get re-energized at this "unconference" session.

By:
Allison Babin
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL Type: Teen Service
Wikipedia, Libraries, & The Future of Information
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Wikipedia, Libraries, & The Future of Information

Wikipedia needs librarians! Academic librarians can help build and improve Wikipedia. Come hear from three Wikipedia editors all connected to libraries. Learn more about how the Wikipedia Library is helping editors get access to sources from vendors like Project Muse, JSTOR, Gale Products, EBSCO Products, and more. They work to increase librarian participation; improving the quality of entries and sources used. Learn more about how archivists and universities are digitizing special collections and adding them to Wikipedia. This increases discoverability of collections and student interaction with those sources. Learn more about ways to use Wikipedia to develop events and programming that increase information literacy and critical thinking skills.

By:
Alex Stinson, Sara Marks, Greta Kuriger Suiter
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: ALS
Deskless Reference
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Deskless Reference

Why do we have “reference” desks when most patrons look up their own information? Hear about a new approach to traditional reference that places the librarian alongside the patron. Hear about challenges librarians have overcome to make this new approach successful. Guaranteed to be lively and controversial!

By:
Maxine Bleiweis
October 17, 2016, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Hall: Topsfield T40 Track: Reference
     
1:15 pm              
1:30 pm              
1:45 pm              
2:00 pm                 Networking Mixer
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Networking Mixer

This event will give attendees the opportunity to network in a smaller, casual setting. It is an opportunity to learn more about your colleagues, NELA, and opportunities around New England.

By:
N/A
October 17, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Maple C18 Track: Career Center
      Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Afternoon Social Poster Display Session
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Poster Display Session

By:
N/A
October 17, 2016, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hall: Banquet Foyer Track: General
 
2:15 pm                        
2:30 pm                        
2:45 pm                        
3:00 pm Providing Informed Referrals for Immigrant Populations
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Providing Informed Referrals for Immigrant Populations

Through funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Queens Library is providing its community libraries and external partners (and the wider library system as a whole) with informational, educational materials and training resources on immigration, citizenship and other immigrant-related information and services. Through this effort, Queens Library has begun educating librarians on immigrant services and importance of digital literacy, particularly for immigrant populations.

The Librarian Digital & Integration Gateway Project serves to enhance public services through informational and in-depth training on serving New Americans in the library system. This presentation will provide insight on the ongoing development and its outcomes, and how other libraries can foster integration in other library systems nationally.

By:
Mark Jamison
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Diversity and Inclusion Type: Diversity and Inclusion
Preserving Your Library's Story
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Preserving Your Library's Story

What better way to capture the history of your library than both a short video documentary and a book of essays written by the makers of that history? Find out what the North Kingstown Free Library learned while undertaking this project and how you can apply the lessons learned to your own project. Tips about everything from financing to presentation will be shared. Bring your questions!

By:
Elizabeth Donovan, Susan Straub
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Marketing and Communications Type: Marketing and Communications
Ignite Session
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Ignite Session

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

By:
TBD
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: General
SoloTogether
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SoloTogether

Home of New England’s living history performers, where you may meet anyone from Gallileo to Christa McAuliffe. We are performing artists and history enthusiasts who bring politics, arts, and sciences from bygone days to life. Mike Francis as Galileo in The Starry Messenger; Jessa ​Piaia as Isabella Stewart Gardner in A Thoroughly Modern Woman in 1910; and Judith Kalaora as Deborah Sampson in A Revolution of Her Own!

By:
Judith Kalaora, Mike Francis, Jessa ​Piaia
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo Type: Vendor Demo
Makerspace in Academic Libraries
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Makerspace in Academic Libraries

The library field is in a continual state of remaking itself. One of the newer services becoming widely adopted is that of offering Makerspaces. Academic libraries are more recent adopters to the Makerspace scene. While many of the tools not unfamiliar in science and technology colleges --what do you do with a 3D printer in a liberal arts College and why? Examples of best practices and resources.

By:
Mare Parker-O'Toole
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: ALS
Community Use in Libraries: Overcoming Obstacles to Safely Sharing Space
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Community Use in Libraries: Overcoming Obstacles to Safely Sharing Space

Libraries are a crucial community hub. This presentation will focus on how libraries can successfully share their space with the community for a variety of purposes, such as physical recreation. Presenters will provide an overview of common obstacles to community use and special considerations for sharing space, including space design, financial implications, and liability.

By:
Sarah Downer
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Community Engagement Type: Community Engagement
  Taking the Reading Out of the Summer Reading Program: Challenging Conventional Library Programming
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Taking the Reading Out of the Summer Reading Program: Challenging Conventional Library Programming

It's the library's age-old question: What are you doing for summer reading? Come hear how one library changed up their summer program, collaborated with other community organizations, and inspired a city full of kids to read even more. Then, inspired by Guerilla Storytime programs, bring ideas and questions to discuss how your library can change up the summer reading program to make it more dynamic and appealing for your population! Door prizes will be given to all attendees!

By:
Lisa Story, Vicki Oatis
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
  Lessons In Censorship: Librarians As Guardians of Free Expression
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Lessons In Censorship: Librarians As Guardians of Free Expression

Controversial student speech is often censored by parents and well meaning administrators both on and off campus. Librarians, as advocates of kids' intellectual freedom, often confront censorship efforts. Law professor and author Catherine J. Ross will discuss: the law governing student speech rights in public schools; common censorship patterns; and the special role librarians can play.

By:
Catherine Ross
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL
Fair Use: Past, Present, & Future of a Critical Legal Right
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Fair Use: Past, Present, & Future of a Critical Legal Right

Through interactive examples, participation questions, and a short talk, this session aims to cover the modern interpretation of fair use for libraries. The session will emphasize practical copyright risk and fair use. Participants will come away with a functional and modern understanding of fair use, to be harnessed immediately in their workplace. There have been several successful legal efforts in libraries and educational institutions to embrace and understand fair use, especially transformative fair use, as a right. The naturally transformative nature of education and library/archives work creates an environment where librarians can and should employ fair use analysis, based on caselaw and statutes, to determine the potential authenticity of their work, whether reproduction, digitization, or an array of multi-media programming and exhibits. Additionally, a librarian's "good faith" efforts determining the fair use right can, in some cases, relieve a library from any copyright statutory damages under the copyright act. This session aims to explore the past, present and future of fair use, and reveals that the very nature of fair use represents the future foundation of 21st century education and scholarship.

By:
Kyle Courtney
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: NETSL Type: NETSL
Public Speaking Skills for the Library Professional
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Public Speaking Skills for the Library Professional

Advocacy is part of your job. How do you progress from gun-shy to gung-ho, speaking out when it matters most? The answer: learn by doing. In this session, guided by an award-winning public speaker and seasoned enter-trainer, session attendees will have the chance to build ability, skill and confidence in presenting to an audience of peers - an audience of your biggest fans!

By:
Ed Alexander
October 17, 2016, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Topsfield T40 Track: Career Center
     
3:15 pm          
3:30 pm          
3:45 pm          
4:00 pm                              
4:15 pm   Reader's Advisory Panel: Christian Fiction, LibraryReads & Book Spoilers
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Reader's Advisory Panel: Christian Fiction, LibraryReads & Book Spoilers

This panel will strengthen your collection development and broaden your RA skills. Explore the Christian Fiction genre, understanding the trends, appeal factors, and common misconceptions. Learn about the LibraryReads program, where librarians nominate new releases for the monthly Top 10 List. Increase your RA expertise by utilizing the website "Spoilers, Sweetie", spoilers for award winning books. Leave the session armed with new resources to enhance your RA toolbox.

By:
Christine Sharbrough, Jessica Bacon, Katrina Ealy, Alene Moroni
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Adults and Teens
Our Stories Unite Us: Oral History Development & Support
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Our Stories Unite Us: Oral History Development & Support

In the fall of 2014 Providence Community Library applied for StoryCorps @ Your Library, a grant which pitted Providence Public Library against over 300 libraries throughout the country. Following a swift up-hill battle PCL library was selected along with 9 other libraries, including Ferguson, MO. Since then Providence Community Library has worked to collect 80 interviews from our community and are now looking at ways to support other libraries and organizations in oral history collection. Join us as we discuss our journey in oral history collection, audio equipment loan opportunities, training, and brainstorming ideas for creating projects and partnerships - big and small, at your own libraries.

By:
Leah Lubman, Sarah Gluck
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: Community Engagement Type: Community Engagement
Patron, Can You Spare a Dime? Or the Fundamentals of Capital Fundraising
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Patron, Can You Spare a Dime? Or the Fundamentals of Capital Fundraising

As public library directors in Connecticut urban and suburban settings respectively, Alice Knapp and Maxine Bleiweis had to learn to shed any discomfort in fundraising. They are here to prove it can be energizing, affirming and successful. Focusing on both the broad picture and the finer details, you will hear how they raised millions of dollars and what they learned (positive and sometimes not so!) as they managed capital campaigns and maneuvered the challenges of endowments.

By:
Alice Knapp, Maxine Bleiweis
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: Administration and Management Type: Administration and Management
EBSCO Information Services
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EBSCO Information Services

In this session, EBSCO representatives will demonstrate, discuss, and answer questions related to the latest library technologies trending across the country and around the globe. Topics and resources discussed will include EBSCO Discovery Service, LinkedData for libraries, digital magazines on the Flipster platform, promoting readers’ advisory with NoveList, and much more.

By:
Matt Antonucci
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo Type: Vendor Demo
Library Simplified & Connecticut State Library eGO
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Library Simplified & Connecticut State Library eGO

The Connecticut State Library is moving forward with its plan for a statewide E-Book platform in partnership with the New York Public Library and others. Electronic Resources Coordinator Eric Hansen will furnish an update on all progress to date and how it will affect content and services of the State Library. He will demonstrate the service from the SimplyE app and will describe the current state of the LEAP project for a library marketplace, where partner libraries will be able to purchase eBooks from vendors and publishers at reduced cost. He will discuss possible implications of the service and the marketplace for libraries and their eBook operations.

By:
Eric Hansen
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: Technology Type: Technology
Paralibrarian Certification: What MA & NH Have Done & What is the Future?
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Paralibrarian Certification: What MA & NH Have Done & What is the Future?

Massachusetts is celebrating 10 years of their Paralibrarian Recognition of Achievement and New Hampshire is heading into their 3 rd year! Find out how the paralibrarians/library support staff have benefited both professionally and monetarily! Find out how this can benefit your library patrons and library staff.

By:
Gerry Deyermond, Heather Rainier, Lori Salotto
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Paralibrarianship
  Library Director Roundtable
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Library Director Roundtable

This will be an informal round table for directors to share their experiences, successes, failures, and frustrations with their peers. New library directors will be encouraged to sign up for a new director email group. LibraryDirectors.org, a new website with useful resources for library administrators, will be promoted.

By:
Alex Lent, Peter Struzziero, Zach Newell
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
Meet the Academic Librarians Section
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Meet the Academic Librarians Section

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

By:
TBD
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Maple C18 Track: ALS
Early Literacy Programming for Families with Fragile Babies
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Early Literacy Programming for Families with Fragile Babies

More and more children’s librarians are bringing early literacy programming out of the library and into the community. Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) Goslings is a program developed via a collaboration between Mother Goose on the Loose LLC, a children’s museum, a medical center and medical school, a community college, a bank, and a foundation. The Goslings program takes place in the family lounge of a NICU, where developmentally-sound early literacy practices are introduced to parents and caregivers with the intent of giving them the confidence and skills to help fragile babies develop with love and with language. The early literacy practices, talk, sing, read, and play, are taught to parents and practiced using props and activities, accompanied by information showing how to interpret the signals that NICU infants make. Although the underlying mission is to build literacy skills, family members learn new ways to connect with their infant, strengthening parent/child bonding and empowering parents to take an active role in assisting with their child’s development.

By:
Betsy Diamant-Cohen
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL
Getting & Keeping a Catalog Clean
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Getting & Keeping a Catalog Clean

Your library catalog is only as good as the records that are in it. When records are incorrect or dated, searches won't work well, and all users will be frustrated. Like Spring cleaning for the house, regular cleaning the catalog will result in a much better environment of people to have success. This presentation will focus on specific areas to examine to maximize your cleaning efforts.

By:
Sarah Theimer
October 17, 2016, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: NETSL Type: NETSL
       
4:30 pm            
4:45 pm            
5:00 pm            
5:15 pm                               Meet the New England Roundtable of Teen & Children's Librarians Section
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Meet the New England Roundtable of Teen & Children's Librarians Section

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

By:
TBD
October 17, 2016, 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm
Hall: Tradewinds Lounge Bar Track: NERTCL
5:30 pm               NELA Games              
5:45 pm                            
6:00 pm                            
6:15 pm                            
6:45 pm Monday Night Dinner Options
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Monday Night Dinner Options

Attendees will have the option to use the hotel shuttle or drive themselves to nearby restaurant options on Route 1. Or, there will be options available at the hotel restaurant, more details to come!

By:
N/A
October 17, 2016, 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm
Hall: Ballroom Foyer Track: Meal
             
7:00 pm              
7:15 pm              
7:30 pm              
7:45 pm              
8:00 pm              

Tuesday, 18th October 2016

Time Ballroom Foyer North Shore A B120 North Shore B B120 North Shore C B120 Boxford T35 Gloucester T120 Ipswich T65 Manchester C24 Marblehead T120 Newburyport T120 Topsfield T40 Grand Ballroom Exhibit Hall
7:00 am Registration                      
7:15 am                      
7:30 am                      
7:45 am                      
8:00 am                     Exhibitor & Attendee Breakfast
8:15 am                    
8:30 am                    
8:45 am                      
9:00 am Do(n’t) Panic! Escape Rooms at the Library
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Do(n’t) Panic! Escape Rooms at the Library

Escape or Locked Room games are popping up everywhere. This phenomenon presents an interesting opportunity for libraries, which have long been creating and implementing live action games to surprise their communities with something unexpected, reach out to new users and revitalize their image. Learn about this new global trend and find out ways to stage an Escape Room with the resources you have.

By:
Marissa Bucci
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens
Adventures in 3D Printing at a Public Library and Our 3D Printer Diary
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Adventures in 3D Printing at a Public Library and Our 3D Printer Diary

Adventures in 3D Printing at a Public Library
Our program will describe our experiences implementing a 3D printer and making it available for use by patrons at the Shrewsbury & Merrimack Public Libraries. We will discuss the various challenges we encountered, how we went about overcoming those challenges, and the various services and programs we have used the printer for. Attendees will learn tips and techniques for implementing 3D printing for patrons of their own library.

Our 3D Printer Diary:
For those who are looking for information about how to integrate a 3D Printer into their library services, hear from Director Yvette Couser, Adult Services and eResources Librarian Alex Estabrook and Rob Burnham, CEO of TKI - Turn Key Innovations, about how we raised funds and community support to purchase and install our locally made 3D printer in January 2016.

By:
Alex Estabrook, Mike Zeller, Robert Burnham, Walker Evans, Yvette Couser
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: North Shore B B120 Track: ITS Type: ITS
Better Graphic Design for Libraries
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Better Graphic Design for Libraries

Every time you create a sign, a handout, or an instructional brochure, you make a design decision. Do these decisions reflect your library's mission and enhance your relationship with patrons? Good design is possible regardless of your skill level or resources. Learn more in this humorous session, complete with design "fails" and time for discussion. We will cover:

WHY: The importance of good design in communicating with your users.
WHAT: A primer in the fundamental rules of good design.
HOW: No time? No color printer? No design software? No problem. Also, discover new sources of inspiration!

After the session, attendees will have a better understanding of the basic principles of good design, as well as a list of tools and practices to make it easier to pursue good design within their library's limitations.

By:
Laura Horwood-Benton
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: North Shore C B120 Track: Marketing and Communications
TLC--The Library Corporation
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TLC--The Library Corporation

TBD

By:
Jim Winterbottom
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo
EveryLibrary: Political Advocacy in Libraries
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EveryLibrary: Political Advocacy in Libraries

In this session, we will discuss moving from advocating for libraries to creating activists for libraries in order to build the public and political support that we need to survive. Through his experience as the Political Director of EveryLibrary, he will explore strategies and tactics used by some of the best community organizers and Political Action Committees and adapting them to librarianship.

By:
Patrick Sweeney
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: Advocacy
Enhancing Library Spaces Through Feng Shui
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Enhancing Library Spaces Through Feng Shui

Learn how to apply simple and practical principles of feng shui to enhance your library … whether to make reading areas more comfortable or attractive, to create more productive offices, or even to attract budget money! This presentation will include changes some library staffs have made to enrich experiences.

By:
Margaret Donahue
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Administration and Management Type: Administration and Management
Diversity Table Talk
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Diversity Table Talk

What does diversity mean for libraries? Whether it is the working environment, how we hire, how we manage or how our boards are built, we need to think about inclusion from every aspect. Even understanding how micro-aggressions can affect our library culture are important to learn about. Join us for a discussion.

By:
Georgianna Melendez
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk
Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving Youth
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Media Mentorship in Libraries Serving Youth

This session will discuss effective practices in media mentorship, such as: becoming a better media mentor, engaging parents on the topic of media, incorporating media conversation starters into existing programs & services and examining media mentor resources available to all. Through discussion and sharing, participants will explore ways to support families at their own library!

By:
Darrell Robertson
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL
Personal Digital Archiving: Saving the Past for the Future
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Personal Digital Archiving: Saving the Past for the Future

Eudora Welty said that life doesn't hold still; a good snapshot stops a moment from running away. But unless photographs are properly identified, organized, stored and shared, those captured moments can disappear. Thanks to digital cameras and smartphones, most people are taking more photographs than ever before, and sharing them via e-mail and social media, but how many of those photos will survive for future generations? And what about all the photographs, letters, diaries, documents, sound and video recordings on paper, cassette tape and other formats? Digitization makes it easier to duplicate, store and share copies, but presents technical and organizational challenges.

There are lots of people out there who really want to get a handle on all this, but don't know where to begin. Learn the basics of Personal Digital Archiving and ways that librarians can provide information, support and encouragement to our patrons, helping them organize their collections, plan for preservation and succession, and consider possible contribution of selected material to the library for inclusion in digital local history collections.

Help your users move beyond procrastination and guilt so they can preserve and share those important captured moments!

By:
Elizabeth B. Thomsen
October 18, 2016, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: Technology Type: Technology
   
9:15 am    
9:30 am    
9:45 am    
10:00 am                     Exclusive Exhibitor Time & Coffee Break
10:15 am                    
10:30 am                    
10:45 am                    
11:00 am       Library Ideas
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Library Ideas

Library Ideas, LLC -A global digital new media company offering turn-key solutions to libraries. Our product suite includes Freegal Music, with over 10 million songs for download & stream from 28,000+ labels; Freading eBooks with over 53,000 titles; Rocket Languages with instruction in 14 languages, and GoChip Wand- a Movie & TV Hot Spot with major studio current content.

By:
Kyle Wiseman
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Boxford T35 Track: Vendor Demo
Trust & Opportunities: Transforming Libraries, Transforming Communities
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Trust & Opportunities: Transforming Libraries, Transforming Communities

We can help conquer our communities' challenges, with the right tools. Hartford Public Library and Springfield City Library brought residents & city leaders together to tackle daunting issues using the Harwood Institute’s Turning Outward community engagement model. Go home with interactive exercises & real-world examples of how to change the view of libraries and their role in the community.

By:
Jean Canosa Albano
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: Community Engagement Type: Community Engagement
Developing Your Own Readers' Advisory Roundtable
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Developing Your Own Readers' Advisory Roundtable

Representatives from each of 3 MA Readers Advisory Roundtables come together to speak about how we've put together a Readers' Advisory Roundtable for librarians in our area; i.e. how is it set up, what kind of format is it, how do you choose books, helpful tips and FAQ's. These types of Roundtables are an invaluable resource to pool librarian knowledge within an area/consortium/network/state.

By:
Molly Moss, Nanci Milone-Hill, Laura Bernheim
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens
User Experience Table Talk
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User Experience Table Talk

What is user experience (UX), and how can it impact library services? Join us to share your experience or questions about UX principles.

By:
Callan Bignoli, Dave Bartos, Lauren Stara, Mark Watkins, Pete Coco
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: ITS Type: Table Talk
Adult 101: Life Skills Programs for Teens
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Adult 101: Life Skills Programs for Teens

Are your teens prepared for adulting? From etiquette to nutrition, personal finance to time management, the library can support teens in navigating their impending adulthood. Biz Tanner, Teen Services Coordinator at the County of Los Angeles Public Library will discuss her library’s grant funded project to fill the knowledge gap--and you'll leave with a life skills program for your library.

By:
Elizabeth Tanner
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL Type: Teen Service
DIY Story Slams
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DIY Story Slams

A primer on the value and attraction of live personal narrative and oral storytelling. Followed by a nuts and bolts tutorial on story slams or story sharing for communities of all ages and stages of life. Participants will learn how to organize a story event to suit their goals; as a fund-raiser, teen program and/or fabulous community builder.

By:
Kathy Morris, Norah Dooley
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: Adults and Teens
Advocacy News & Updates from ALA
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Advocacy News & Updates from ALA

Marci Merola, Director of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA), will present an overview of the organization’s new advocacy plan and public awareness campaign, Libraries Transform. Merola will offer updates on ESSA legislation and nationwide trainings, as well a sneak preview of Advocacy Bootcamp, a new training series developed by OLA and the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, plus Q&A.

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Marci Merola
October 18, 2016, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Topsfield T40 Track: Advocacy
 
11:15 am        
11:30 am        
11:45 am        
12:15 pm   Tuesday Author Luncheon
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Tuesday Author Luncheon

The Sparrow Sisters is Ellen Herrick’s first novel. Ellen was a publishing executive in New York until moving to London. She returned twenty years later and now divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and a small Cape Cod town very much like The Sparrow Sisters’Granite Point. - Excerpt taken from http://ellenherrick.com

By:
Ellen Herrick
October 18, 2016, 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm
Hall: North Shore A B120 Track: Meal
               
12:30 pm                  
12:45 pm                  
1:00 pm                  
1:15 pm                  
1:45 pm           Ignite Session
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Ignite Session

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

By:
TBD
October 18, 2016, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Gloucester T120 Track: General
Krosslink: Connecting Entrepreneurs & Libraries
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Krosslink: Connecting Entrepreneurs & Libraries

Krosslink.org is a volunteer-driven community program, in collaboration with public libraries, created to help develop, nurture, and foster entrepreneurship by connecting aspiring entrepreneurs to local business leaders, mentors and civic leaders who can help them achieve their goals. The result is a vibrant eco-system where individuals looking to build a business can find resources and activities to kick start their plans such as networking events with other businesses.

By:
Donna Martel, Francisco Torres, Priya Rathnam, Raafat Zaini, Venkat Kolluri, Pete Allen
October 18, 2016, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Ipswich T65 Track: Adults and Teens Type: Adults and Teens
Building Bridges: Teens, Libraries, & the Soft Skills Gap
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Building Bridges: Teens, Libraries, & the Soft Skills Gap

Join Biz Tanner, Teen Services Coordinator for the County of Los Angeles Public Library, in a lively round table discussion on the role of libraries in bridging the soft skills gap among teens, creating understanding between generations, and focusing our intention when planning teen programs.

By:
Elizabeth Tanner
October 18, 2016, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Manchester C24 Track: Table Talk Type: NERTCL
Guerilla Storytime
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Guerilla Storytime

Need to spice up storytime? Feeling like you use the same songs all the time? Wondering how to deal with a certain storytime issue? Or do you have favorite activity you want to share with fellow librarians? Come on down to Guarilla Storytime! This informal program allows for sharing around certain questions or just listening and getting new ideas!

By:
Clare Dombrowski
October 18, 2016, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Marblehead T120 Track: NERTCL
Robotics & Coding at the Library
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Robotics & Coding at the Library

Newton Free Library (MA) was awarded a 2015 LSTA grant from the IMLS and MBLC for an innovative project called “Code Newton” to teach computer coding through robotics for kids, teens and adults. Learn about our experience with the technology and running programs for all ages. Presentation includes a hands-on opportunity to explore our related robotics and circuitry equipment.

By:
Jill Graboski
October 18, 2016, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Newburyport T120 Track: ITS Type: ITS
   
2:00 pm              
2:15 pm              
2:30 pm              

Legend

 Meal Table Talk NERTCL Adults and Teens
 ITS ALS General Advocacy
 Exhibitor Time Technology Marketing and Communications Paralibrarianship
 Vendor Demo NETSL Community Engagement Career Center
 Diversity and Inclusion Administration and Management Break IFC
 Leadership Data and Metrics Registration Reference
 Keynote Collections