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2015 NLA/NSLA Conference Program
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NLA/NSLA 2015 Joint Conference / Program
This schedule is subject to change. Last updated: September 1, 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

Presenter: April Jorgensen; Lincoln Public Schools
Sponsored by NSLA

Learn about how Schoo Middle School spreads a love of reading, a sense of community and the idea of helping others through an annual all school reading program. Discussion will center on Schoo's experiences with funding, book selection, promotion, staff buy-in, resources, and community service.

Expanding the Walls of Your Library with VFTs

Presenter: Molly Aschoff; ESU 8
Sponsored by NSLA
Come learn how you can expand what you are doing in your library or classroom through video conferencing. Connect to Authors, experts, or theme based specialists. Bring a zoo, farm, or forensic expert into your classroom without the milage. The sky is the limit.

Conference Orientation and Speed-Networking Breakfast

Sponsored by NMRT
All first-time attendees, NMRT members, and otherwise friendly people are encouraged to attend! This program provides first-time attendees breakfast and a brief introduction to NLA and NMRT, as well as how to get the most out of conference attendance. The introduction will be followed by "speed networking" which gives attendees a chance to meet and chat before the conference kicks off.

The ACLU as an ally. Really?!!

Presenters: Danielle Conrad & Amy Miller; ACLU Nebraska
Sponsored by the Information Freedom Round Table

The ACLU is a traditional ally of libraries on intellectual freedom issues. In this presentation, you will learn about the ACLU in a manner that encourages thought and discussion in a personable way with a bit of humor to offset what can be very divisive, complicated situations.

A Community Driven Process to Create Change: Community Engagement @ OPL

Presented by Micki Dietrich; Omaha Public Library
Sponsored by PLTS

Community Engagement is the biggest buzzword in the library community today, but what does it mean and how is it different from outreach? Omaha Public Library staff will discuss our community engagement philosophy; how we arrived at the model we are currently using and how we plan on sustaining it into the future.

CHANGE: A Dirty Little Word

Presenter: Tina Walker; Mid-Plains Community College
Sponsored by C&U

Have you ever tried to implement change in your organization and have it fail miserably? Was it the implementation strategy, the staff, or just a really bad idea? This presentation will show you how you can successfully implement change through a thoroughly developed implementation plan, with tips on how to attain compliance. We will discuss promoting collaboration, change management, common mistakes, and converting people of opposition.

Guerrilla Storytime

Presenter: Rebecca McCorkindale; Gretna Public Library
Sponsored by SCYP
During the Guerrilla Storytime event youth service librarians gather together and crowdsource solutions to issues, or even simple storytime ideas. Questions may be put in a jar and pulled out and anyone in the audience can share what they do in a particular situation, or even favorite songs/rhymes.

New Directors' Resource

Presenters: Laura Johnson; Nebraska Library Commission, Sharon Osenga, Central Plains Library System, & Anneka Ramirez; Three Rivers Library System
Sponsored by PLTS

Many of Nebraska's new public library directors come to their positions with a need to learn much very fast. This new source of information for those folks is designed to get them up-to-speed on the essentials of their new job.


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!

Presenters: Mandy Peterson & Shanda Hall; Schuyler Community Schools
Sponsored by NSLA {AASL 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.4}

Tried and true school library promotions that cost little to no money from a middle school librarian and a high school librarian at Schuyler Community Schools. Designed to keep kids reading, exploring new genres, and come back for more!

Teaching Library History: Getting Involved in the Academic Community

Presenter: Ben Brick; Grace University
Sponsored by C&U

This presentation will provide an overview of an upper-level undergraduate course taught by the librarian. It will also review the lessons learned from the classroom perspective regarding student coursework and how they use information literacy skills.

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

Presenter: Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission
Sponsored by SCYP

Listen to brief book talks of new titles pertaining to the 2016 Summer Reading Program: "Get Ready, Get Set, Read" (children's slogan) and "Get in the Game" (teen slogan).

Innovating access to information with Libraries Without Borders

Presenters: Melinda Kozel; Kaneko UNO Library/University of Nebraska at Omaha & Marcia Dority Baker; Schmid Law Library, UNL
Libraries Without Borders is teaming up with organizations in Nebraska to help develop innovative methods to reach broader audiences. This session will recap a conference held prior and highlight next steps for communities around the state.

Engaging the Campus Community Through Our "War Efforts"

Presenters: Debra Sturges & Christine Carmichael; Reinert-Alimni Library, Creighton University
In an effort to revitalize the librar's place as a hub for intellectual pursuits, the Reinert-Alumni Library's marketing committee decided to make as many connections as possible throughout our campus using the commemoration of the WWI Centenary as a vehicle. Over four years (2014-2018), four library staff members are collaborating with entities and individuals across the campus community, and exploring the many different aspects of the war. We have developed a lecture series featuring faculty and student speakers, involved the History Club, designed a model of trench warfare, and engaged departments to develop several exhibits. We will relate some unexpected connections within our community and share what has worked and what hasn't. The Library is providing a centrally-located platform for learning. By doing so, we are stimulating conversations among members of our community and bringing together a diverse populace through mutual interest.

Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy

Presenters: Sabrina Riley; Union College & Judi Cook; Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society
Sponsored by S&I

Learn about the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society's unique relationship with Union College Library's Heritage Room. These two special collections have different missions, but have discovered mutual benefits in working together to reach members of the community.

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

Presenter: Marvel Maring; Omaha Public Library
In 2014, the Abrahams Branch of the Omaha Public Library launched a computer coding program for kids. With the help of local computer educators, we are teaching kids computer coding through 4-week & 2-week classes and an afterschool club. Learn how we developed the programs on a shoestring budget.

Saving the Village Public Library

Presenter: Eric Green; Western Library System
Discussion and Brainstorming Activity on how to support the smallest town libraries

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

Presenter: Linda Garcia-Perez
A Nebraska Humanities Council Presentation

examples of stories based on rights of passage.  An experienced storyteller, Garcia-Perez draws on her experiences as a young girl in Omaha’s Mexican-American barrio. Her stories convey a universal message of humor, wonder and tradition. 


NLA Luncheon and Business Meeting

NSLA Luncheon and Business Meeting


Show 'Em What You've Got: Exposing Finding Aids with ArchivesSpace

Presenter: Angela Kroeger; University of Nebraska at Omaha Criss Library, Archives
Sponsored by S&I

This session will cover the functionality of ArchivesSpace and the Criss Library's experiences in implementing it. Prior to 2014, the Criss Library had no finding aids online for Archives and Special Collections. Even offline, many collections had no finding aids available in print or otherwise. Last year, the Criss Library implemented ArchivesSpace, created collection-level finding aids for everything, and since then has been systematically enhancing those finding aids. These ArchivesSpace records are findable via the open web, bringing these collections into the public eye in a way previously impossible for us. If you're considering ArchivesSpace for your special collections and archival materials, come learn from our experience.

Best New Children's Books

Presenter: Sally Snyder; Nebraska Library Commission
Sponsored by Paras

Brief book talks of new titles that could be good additions for your library's collection. Titles for preschool through elementary school will be included.

Welcome the World to Your Library: Creating a Multilingual Library Introduction Video

Presenter: Kathryn Kelley & Katie Murtha; Lincoln City Libraries
Sponsored by PLTS

In 2013, Lincoln City Libraries was named an "American Dream Library" grant recipient by the ALA. Our grant-funded project, intended to add or expand literacy services for adult English language learners, included the creation of library use videos in English, Arabic, Karen, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese languages. We'll share the challenges and rewards of partnerships, scriptwriting, filming, translation and promoting our video to welcome and introduce new users to their libraries.

Ask or Tell? Using Facilitation Techniques to Improve Your Meetings

Presenter: Megan Klein-Hewett; Omaha Public Library
Sponsored by PLTS

Omaha Public Library facilitators will share tips and techniques on how to make your future meetings successful. The facilitators will share tips on organizing a well-run meeting, writing a purposeful agenda, and interaction techniques to create productive and dynamic meetings.

Programming Programming: A Practical Introduction to Coding Events in Libraries (part 1)

Presenters: Elizabeth Lorang, Jennifer Thoegersen & Karin Dalziel; UNL
Sponsored by ITART

Technical skills, including computer programming, are becoming more critical, and libraries offer a creative and educational environment ideal for exploring coding. In this session, participants will learn key reasons to host computer coding/programming events in their libraries and will gain experience with existing resources available for such events. The objectives are to break down perceived barriers and to increase attendees' knowledge of and confidence in coding and coding events. The ultimate goal is to encourage information professionals to host coding events in their libraries. If possible, attendees should bring a laptop or tablet, but a device is not required for participation. No prior coding experience is necessary.

Reaping Community Rewards

Presenters: MeMe Smith; Schuyler Public Library & Juan Sandoval; Rural Enterprise Assistance Project
Sponsored by PLTS

How we partner to provide technology and small business training to our hispanic community. How we started working together and what we do to get the word out. Who qualifies for this training.

2015 Notable Books for Adults (part 1)

Presenter: Pat Leach; Lincoln City Libraries
Sponsored by PLTS

Pat Leach will present information, opinion, and evaluation of the books on this year's American Library Assocation Notable Books List.

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

Presenter: Joyce Melvin; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
Sponsored by NSLA

For several years, the University of Nebraska Lincoln Libraries have been providing scholarly instruction and access to resources for high school students in the High School Outreach program. This gives college bound students an introduction to academic research that is often not available in their local communities. With the increase in electronic resources, the program is exploring alternate ways to serve schools and students across the state.

Willa Cather in the Digital Age

Presenter: Andrew Jewell; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
A Nebraska Humanities Council Presentation

Using the Willa Cather Archive ( as an example, this presentation looks at how the digital medium is enabling new ways to explore and learn about the humanities. In addition to unprecedented access to materials, the online environment offers fresh ways of visualizing, publishing, and generally communicating and learning about the humanities.


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


2015 Notable Books for Adults (continued)


Bibliographic Futures: What Next for Our Metadata?

Presenter: Bill Walker; Amigos Library Services
Throughout the entire information universe, metadata is undergoing an extraordinary transformation. Libraries are transitioning from AACR2 to RDA and MARC21 will be replaced with ... what? This session will present a history of metadata in libraries, show how relationships are expressed through RDF (Resource Description Framework) and introduce the concepts behind BibFrame a new metadata schema proposed as a replacement for MARC21.

Best New Teen Books of 2015

Presenter: Sally Snyder; Nebraska Library Commission & Jill Annis, Elkhorn Ridge Middle School 
Sponsored by Paras
We will give brief book talks of new titles that could be good additions to your library's collection. Titles for middle and high school ages will be included.

Google Classroom in the Elementary Library

Presenter: Lynn Kleinmeyer; Lewis Central School District Titan Hill Intermediate
Learn how Google Classroom (and the Google Apps for Education) can be utilized in the library and by the librarian to support student learning throughout your elementary school!

One Graphic Novel, Many Librarians

Sponsored by Southeast Library System
Can you have a book group discussion with a graphic novel? Of course you can! Join us for our first One Graphic Novel, Many Librarians book group as we discuss Seconds by Bryan Lee O'Malley, author of the acclaimed Scott Pilgrim series. 

What's all the Hubbub with Free Speech?

Panelists: Dave Moshman, UNL Professor & Author; Wally Seiler, Alliance Library Board and City Council Member; Adam Prochaska, Lincoln attorney; and Matthew Hansen, Omaha World-Herald Columnist.
Sponsored by the Information Freedom Round Table

This is a panel discussion with members from the media, the legal profession, libraries, and local government. Inform yourself on the changing landscape of intellectual freedom from a variety of perspectives and pose your questions.

Making the Most of Social Media to Promote Your Library

Presenter: Ali Schwanke, Marketing Strategist and Consultant
Sponsored by PLTS

Ali Schwanke, Marketing Strategist and Consultant, will present information and advice about using social media to promote your library.

But I HATE to read!

Presenter: Terri Grief; American Association of School Librarians
We've all heard that line. This session will give you tips, tricks, and titles that will change that statement to, "Can you find me another book JUST like this one?"

Poetry From the Plains

Presenter: Twyla M. Hansen
A Nebraska Humanities Council Presentation

Twyla M. Hansen is Nebraska’s State Poet. Her newest book, DIRT SONGS: A PLAINS DUET (with Linda M. Hasselstrom), won the 2012 Nebraska Book Award and was Finalist for both the 2012 High Plains Book Award and WILLA Literary Award. She has five previous books of poetry, including POTATO SOUP, winner of the 2004 Nebraska Book Award.Hansen will read selections from her poetry and discuss how the landscape of the Great Plains has inspired, influenced and shaped her writing. Her poetry follows in the footsteps of earlier Plains writers, using a sense of place to make connections between the natural and human worlds, the land and all its inhabitants–the ordinary, extraordinary food for poetry and stories about the human experience on the Plains and beyond. This presentation encourages audience questions on subjects of interest to creative writers.


Frankentoys: The Ultimate Teen Maker Space

Presenters: Jodene Glaesemann, Vicki Clarke, & Jessica Hatfield; Lincoln City Libraries
Sponsored by PLTS

Learn how old donated toys can challenge teens to re-imagine and re-engineer as they create new toys using their imagination, needle and thread, hot glue guns, saws and some adult help. We'll explain how we collected toys and worked with our TAB volunteers to run the program. We asked teens the teens to think about their new creatures and name them. We'll talk about how the teens learned the library wasn't just about books. Its about making, learning new skills, being creative, and having fun.

Help! I'm a Volunteer Coordinator!

Presenter: Cherese McKnight; Omaha Public Library
Sponsored by Paras

The task of coordinating volunteers is often thrust upon an unsuspecting librarian with little guidance or training. This can cause what could be a beneficial program to crumble. The presentation will give volunteer coordinators practical ideas of how to run an engaging and effective volunteer program at their library.

Scientastic Fun

Presenter: Marjorie Shaw; La Vista Public Library
Sponsored by SCYP

Exploratory science for 2-6 year olds

A day in the Life of a Special Librarian

Sponsored by S&I
A panel of diverse special librarians will discuss their jobs and daily routines

One Book, Many Librarians

Sponsored by Southeast Library System
Join us for our traditional book Thursday afternoon book discussion! This year's title for the group to read is ​The Swan Gondola​ by Nebraska author Timothy Schaffert; a romantic tale set during the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition held in Omaha in 1898.

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

Presenter: Jessica Chamberlain; Norfolk Public Library, Christy Walsh; Kearney Public Library & Gayle Roberts; Blair Public Library
Sponsored by PLTS

Are you ready to make your dreams a reality? Do you want to remove some drama from the experience? The join panelists from the public libraries in the fabulous communities of Kearney, Blair and Norfolk as they explore how their renovation, expansion, and new construction plans grew from the "Dream" stage to the "This is Really Happening" stage. Each community is unique, but there are some essentials common to each of these successful projects. So get inspired about your plans for your own library, and gather some great tips to make your dream become reality.

Great Reads for Teens

Presenter: Terri Grief; American Association of School Librarians
Come hear 100 book talks in a rapid fire session. Terri reads 100 books a year and loves to share them with fellow book lovers!

Off the Deep End! Diving Into Inquiry

Presenters: Courtney Pentland & Laura Pietsch; Omaha Public School
Sponsored by NSLA

What are you waiting for? We know you have a lesson that just needs that extra something! Particpants will dip their toes into the inquiry pool before they move to the deep end to deepen their lesson using the inquiry framework. This is a hands-on session and attendees need to come with a lesson that they wish to deepen through inquiry.


Wind Down: Yoga with Amy

Presenter: Amy Mather
After a long day of sitting and listening, join Amy Mather for a session of stretching and breathing exercises designed to help to help you feel less stressed and more relaxed. Move, stretch, strengthen, and simply let go.


Day 2 (Friday, Oct 16)


Golden Sower Awards Presentation

Sponsored by SCYP
Presentation of the 2015 Nebraska Children’s Choice awards to authors and illustrators of outstanding books written for children and young adults. Attending the conference to receive their awards are Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of The False Prince (Intermediate), and Alan Gratz, author of Prisoner B-3087 (Young Adult). Unable to attend are Aaron Reynolds, author, and Peter Brown, illustrator, of Creepy Carrots! (Primary).

Using online tools to enhance collaboration

Presenters: Terri Rickel & Julie Kirk; University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries & Holli Duggan; Concorida Univeristy
Sponsored by NMRT

Designing effective training and collaboration opportunities for individuals who are located in different locations can be challenging. In this session, we will demonstrate several tools and strategies for enhancing virtual training/collaboration projects. We'll begin with free apps that can be used to create collaborative projects. Next, we'll cover Microsoft Lync as we discover ways to conference, train, record, and provide support to others who are in need of instruction. Lastly, we tap into other resources to make online instruction/collaboration flow more easily such as Adobe Connect and Camtasia.

Stretching the Book Budget with Binding

Presenter: Margaret Emons & Terri Raburn; Nebraska Wesleyan University
Most academic libraries purchase only hard bound books which are more expensive, but last longer than soft bound books. We save money and receive a better product by purchasing soft bound books and sending them to the local bindery for binding.

"Kicking Up Our Heals"

Presenters: MeMe Smith; Schuyler Public Library & Kim Parsons
Sponsored by PLTS

New fundraising ideas including "Dancing Like the Stars"and tamale fest. What we did - challenges and successes. How we included our hipanic and anglo populations.

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

Presenter: Brian O'Grady, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

Yes, And! Game Play for Building Community (part 1)

Presenter: Micki Dietrich; Omaha Public Library
Sponsored by PLTS

Omaha Public Library facilitators will show you how playing games can help you build community inside and out of your library. We'll show you easy games that you can use in your meetings to build trust, spur creativity, and just get moving. (These games are also great to use in kids and teen programming!)

Every step of the way...immersing yourself in student research

Presenter: Beth Eilers; Omaha Central High School
Sponsored by NSLA {AASL 1.1.1, 1.1.8, 1.4.1, 1.4.3, 2.1.2, *2.1.4}

Using EasyBib as a research management tool from beginning to end.

Quilting Your Legacy (part 1)

Presenter: Janie York
A Nebraska Humanities Council Presentation
This program begins with stories about the men and women who helped shape Nebraska’s early quilt history and continues with a discussion of quilting as both a form of artistic expression and storytelling medium in our own culture. This program also demonstrates quilting as a method of recording family history. If you have a quilt and quilting story you would like to share, the presenter will allow time for up to six stories from the audience. Stories are limited to no more than four minutes and those sharing must contact Ms. York in advance to request a slot for sharing. Email Ms. York at

The Morning Blend: Yoga with Amy
Presenter: Amy Mather
This morning sequence is designed to wake up the body and target all of the places that might need a little extra space and life breathed into them after a night of sleep.


Golden Sower Awards Presentation (continued)

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

Quilting Your Legacy (continued)

Getting More $$ From Your Book Sale or Is This Old Book Valuable? (Part 1)

Presenters: Cecelia Lawrence; North Platte Public Library & Michael Sauers; Do Space
Sponsored by PLTS

It's easy to make a little money by selling the library's discards and donations. Just fifty-cents for a paperback and one dollar for hardcover and soon you'll be able to buy a new bestseller or two for the collection. But what does it take to make some more serious money for your library. The best way is to start identifying those gems and start selling them for what they're worth. Cecelia Lawrence, Director of the North Platte Public Library, and Michael Sauers, Director of Technology for the Do Space in Omaha have more than 40 years between them as book collectors and sellers and they will show and discuss how libraries can generate additional funds for their book sales through finding rare and valuable books in their donations, even their withdrawn items. They will help you understand the world and terminology of the rare book world and explore the impact of scarcity, author, edition, condition, age, aesthetics, and association on these older books. Once you have this information, they will then show you how to best utilize online resources to determine a value for the book in hand, discuss several online locations for selling your books, and finally, suggest ways to ethically dispose of those extra books you just can't seem to get rid of.

The Central Nebraska Digital Co-Op

Presenter: Jake Rundle; Hastings Public Library
Sponsored by PLTS

An overview of the Recorded Books/Zinio Co-op and information about joining the group.

Transform Your School Library into a Learning Commons

Presenter: Judy Henning; Kearney Public Schools
Sponsored by NSLA

Progressive schools are transforming the traditional school library/media center by making this area more functional for student-centered learning. Instead of just housing information, the new learning commons is a place where students can create knowledge, be creative, collaborate, and inquire. All this takes place in a technology rich environment that facilitates 21st Century learning or Learning4Life. This session will examine how school librarians can remake their library into a learning commons.

Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Presenter: Kim Gangwish; Bellevue West High School
Sponsored by NSLA

The Library of Congress website has many resources to help teach primary sources. The website can be daunting though. This program will give a brief overview of the website and hints to the best resources to be found through the Library of Congress.

The Song of the Lark: A Century in the Heart of Nebraska Libraries

Presenter: Erin Willis; Lincoln City Libraries
Sponsored by S&I

We are celebrating this year the100th Anniversary of the publication of Willa Cather's The Song of the Lark. In 1915, Cather was beginning her ascent to literary fame and critical success, and she sought to control the way her books were discovered, read and interpreted.  This program will consider the paradox between Cather's rejection of institutional influence in the readership of her books, and the role of public libraries in securing her place in the American literary canon.  The Song of the Lark will serve as a case study in the relationship between a book and its public reception over time. It will also highlight the role of public libraries in establishing, promoting and perpetuating this literary classic.

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

Presenters: Richard Miller; Nebraska Library Commission; Denise Harders; Central Plains Library System; & Scott Childers; Southeast Library System
Sponsored by PLTS

The public library Accreditation process now requires completion of a strategic plan. Done well, the plan will help identify your community's real needs and wants. Come learn more about how to do this well.

Working Well With People with Addiction or Mental Health Issues

Presenter: Staff from Centerpointe Addiction and Mental Health Treatment
Sponsored by PLTS

Staff from Centerpointe in Lincoln will offer information and advice in how to work with members of the community who have addiction or mental health issues.

Creating a Blended Learning Space in Your Library

Presenters: Beth Kabes; ESU 7
Sponsored by NSLA

As Blended Learning environments become more commonplace in school classrooms, school librarians are taking on the look as well. What strategies and methods can be utilized to create that personalized learning space? Learning about how Nebraska's Blended Learning Initiative can be part of your library.


Exhibitor Break

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

Golden Sower Author Autographing Session

Sponsored by 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? :)

Presenter: Kristen Evans; Boone Central Schools
Sponsored by NSLA

As a first year ELEMENTARY teacher and librarian, I wanted Library time to be valued and an important part of the day. Library time should entail more than just checking in and out books. Come see the exciting library adventures I have planned for students at Boone Central Schools.

NSLA Ignite Session

Sponsored by NSLA
Hold on for this fast paced session that will have up to 8 presenters. Each presenter will have only 5 minutes and 20 slides to present on any topic they choose. Topics may be inspiring or informational in nature.

Life After MARC: Cataloging Tools of the Future

Presenter: Emily Nimsakont; Schmid Law Library, UNL
Sponsored by TSRT

Are you curious about the brave new world of post-MARC cataloging? Are you wondering what this BIBFRAME, Linked Data mumbo-jumbo you keep hearing about is, anyway? Attend this session to see demonstrations of a variety of tools to see how they each do their best to answer the question of what cataloging without MARC will be like, and what they can do in terms of transforming our catalogs' legacy MARC data. Tools covered will include: RDA in Many Metadata Formats (RIMMF), BIBFRAME Editors (from the Library of Congress and Zepheira), OpenRefine, and Karma.

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

Presenter: Ann Matzke; Wilson Public Library
Sponsored by SCYP

In the last few years we've witnessed a boom in Young Adult literature both in the marketing of books and its readership. YA literature includes many first such as: first crush, first kiss, first love, first moral dilemma. The birth of New Adult literature takes it one step further. As the YA readers age out publishers are seeing New Adult as the next, new step. But what does New Adult literature mean for editors, publishing companies and librarians? A few years ago, editors at St. Martin's Press held a contest. The results helped them to coin the term New Adult Fiction. What were they thinking when they came up with the term? And who did they think the readership would be? How did Indie authors impact the market? And where do you place these works of fiction in your collection? In this conference presentation we will: define New Adult Fiction and explore its history, identify books and publishers, and analyze its fast-paced success. At the end of the session, participants will: understand the significance of New Adult Fiction, identify motivated readers, and consider innovative ways to promote and integrate New Adult Fiction into their collections.

Storytelling: A personal touch in a digital world

Presenter: Diane Cox; Omaha Public Schools
Beginning storytelling techniques to make storytime in your library more enjoyable without stressing you, the storyteller

Activate! Engaging Literacy with Sensory Experiences (part 1)

Presenter: Zachary Stier; ZLS Consulting, LLC
Join this interactive presentation to learn reading techniques with books, music, puppets, and more to enhance sensory experiences for your child. Participants will receive a resource list of books and activities to use at home


Activate! Engaging Literacy with Sensory Experiences (continued)

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