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NLA/NSLA 2017: Preconferences


October 11, 2017


Registration for the full conference is not required in order to attend any preconference.


Project Management Skills for Better Library Service

In the ever-changing library profession, it’s important to stay on task, on time and on budget with any new projects, products or processes your library takes on. In this workshop, librarian Emily Clasper, a nationally recognized project management expert, will give a hands-on approach to project planning basics that will appeal to a variety of different library staff. No prior experience is necessary as attendees will work through some of the principles of project management and how they relate library projects.Sponsored by TSRT.


Implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Early Childhood Programming

Are you ready to maximize learning opportunities for young children in your community? Come discover the power of intentional activities that are grounded in developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood. We will be hosting a four hour preconference focusing on why Developmentally Appropriate Practices are important and how we can effectively implement them into our story times and programs. The session will be hosted by University of Nebraska Omaha Library Science Program, LaVista Public Library and Sump Memorial Library.

The Ethics of Access: Engaging Critically with Digitization Goals and Challenging Content

Description: This pre-conference workshop will take up a range of ethical issues surrounding the digitization and accessibility of archival content. The workshop will start with a discussion of the presenters' recent essay, "The Case of the Awgwan: Considering Ethics of Digitization and Access for Archives," which explores ethical issues related to the potential digitization of a campus humor magazine of the early twentieth century, one which depended and traded upon negative and destructive depictions of women and people of color as a key part of its "humor." Using this article as a jumping off point, the workshop will then take up a range of other potential ethical questions related to the digitization of archival and other historical materials. Sponsored by IF.

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