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2015 NLA/NSLA Conference Program At a Glance
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NLA/NSLA 2015 Joint Conference / Program at a Glance
This schedule is subject to change.  Last updated: August 30, 2015 


Preconference Sessions (Wednesday, Oct 14)

Learn to be a MarcEdit Ninja: Automating Technical Services ($35 TSRT/MPLA Member, $50 general)

Love among the Libraries ($25)

Augmented Reality in the LibrARy (free)

Reaching Teens Through Graphic novels ($40)

Day 1 (Thursday, Oct 15)


One Book, One School, One Community - Experiences with all-school reads (NSLA)

Expanding the Walls of Your Library with VFTs (NSLA)

Conference Orientation and Speed-Networking Breakfast (NMRT)

The ACLU as an ally. Really?!! (Information Freedom Round Table)

A Community Driven Process to Create Change: Community Engagement @ OPL (PLTS)

CHANGE: A Dirty Little Word (C&U)

Guerrilla Storytime (SCYP)

New Directors' Resource (PLTS)


Keynote: Get Involved! Terry Grief, American Association of School Librarians Past President


Exhibitor Break


Lamborghini Libraries on a Bicycle Budget: School Library Promotion that Works! (NSLA)

Teaching Library History: Getting Involved in the Academic Community (C&U)

Get Ready, Get Set, Read! New Books for the 2016 Summer Reading Program (SCYP)

Innovating access to information with Libraries Without Borders (C&U)

Engaging the Campus Community Through Our "War Efforts"

Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy (S&I)

Coding Corner: How to teach coding to kids at your library

Saving the Village Public Library

“Keeping the Oral Tradition Alive: Abuelita (Grandmother) Stories I Heard When I Was a Girl”


NLA Luncheon and Business Meeting

NSLA Luncheon and Business Meeting


Show 'Em What You've Got: Exposing Finding Aids with ArchivesSpace (S&I)

Best New Children's Books (Paras)

Welcome the World to Your Library: Creating a Multilingual Library Introduciton Video (PLTS)

Ask or Tell? Using Facilitation Techniques to Improve Your Meetings (PLTS)

Programming Programming: A Practical Introduction to Coding Events in Libraries (ITART)

Reaping Community Rewards (PLTS)

2015 Notable Books for Adults (PLTS)

Getting High School Students Hooked on Scholarly Research: Providing an Academic Introduction for Nebraska High School Students (NSLA)

Willa Cather in the Digital Age


Bibliographic Futures: What Next for Our Metadata?

Best New Teen Books of 2015 (Paras)

Google Classroom in the Elementary Library

One Graphic Novel, Many Librarians

What's all the Hubbub with Free Speech? (Information Freedom Round Table)

Making the Most of Social Media to Promote Your Library (PLTS)

But I HATE to read!

Poetry From the Plains


Frankentoys: The Ultimate Teen Maker Space (PLTS)

Help! I'm a Volunteer Coordinator! (Paras)

Scientastic Fun (SCYP)

A day in the Life of a Special Librarian (S&I)

One Book, Many Librarians

From Dream to Reality - Getting a Construction Project Off the Ground, Running, and Serving the Public! (PLTS)

Great Reads for Teens

Off the Deep End! Diving Into Inquiry (NSLA)


Wind Down: Yoga with Amy

Day 2 (Friday, Oct 16)


Golden Sower Awards Presentation (SCYP)

Using online tools to enhance collaboration (NMRT)

Stretching the Book Budget with Binding

"Kicking Up Our Heals" (PLTS)

Intelibrary Loan Requests for Gray literature, Archival and Foreign Library Material

Yes, And! Game Play for Building Community (PLTS)

Every step of the way...immersing yourself in student research (NSLA)

Quilting Your Legacy

The Morning Blend: Yoga with Amy


Getting More $$ From Your Book Sale or Is This Old Book Valuable? (PLTS)

The Central Nebraska Digital Co-Op (PLTS)

Transform Your School Library into a Learning Commons (NSLA)

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress (NSLA)

The Song of the Lark: A Century in the Heart of Nebraska Libraries (S&I)

Strategic Planning Done Right: Getting to the Heart of Your Community (PLTS)

Working Well With People with Addiction or Mental Health Issues (PLTS)

Creating a Blended Learning Space in Your Library (NSLA)


Exhibitor Break

Golden Sower Author Autographing Session (SCYP)


Keynote: Sari Feldman, American Library Association President


PLTS Business Meeting and Luncheon

C&U Section Business Meeting and Luncheon

Paraprofessional Section Business Meeting and Luncheon

Special & Institutional Section Luncheon/Business Meeting

Mad Hatter Lucheon (SCYP)


Sooo...I'm the Elementary Librarian! Now what? :) (NSLA)

NSLA Ignite Session (NSLA)

Life After MARC: Cataloging Tools of the Future (TSRT)

What is this New Adult Fiction: A new category of literature or stepped up YA novels? (SCYP)

Storytelling: A personal touch in a digital world

Activate! Engaging Literacy with Sensory Experiences


NMRT Business Meeting

TSRT Business Meeting

Intellectual Freedom Round Table

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