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NLA/NSLA 2016: Program at a Glance
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NLA/NSLA 2016 Joint Conference / Preliminary Program


This schedule is subject to change. Last updated: Oct 3, 2016


Preconference Sessions (Wednesday, October 19)

Creativity and Collaboration – Unleashed ($10) (C&U, PLTS, S&I, Regional Library Systems, Do Space)

Community Engagement & Conversation ($35) (PLTS)

Storytelling Tips & Techniques (Free)

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services (Free)

Ch-ch-ch-changes:  transforming changes in your library (Free) (C&U)


Day 1 (Thursday, October 20)


8:00 AM

Keynote: Jamie LaRue: Shut Up and Smile at the Camera: Do Youth Have Any Rights at All?


9:00 AM

Exhibitor Break

Conference Orientation, Business Meeting and Speed-Networking Breakfast (NMRT)


10:00 AM

Reader of the Week

Cultivating a Culture of Connected Readers

NSLA Ignite Session - Round 2 (NSLA)

More than potlucks: Reviving social engagement for a thriving library workplace

Diving into Makerspaces in an Elementary Library

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

The First Line of Defense: Responding to Intellectual Freedom Challenges (Part 1) (IF)


11:00 AM

Tween & Teen BUILD Collective (SCYP)

Let’s Get Personal: What Librarians Should Know About Precision Medicine

Reader's Advisory Beyond Lists (Paras)

Transform Your Library in a Virtual World (NSLA)

Tech It Up...An Adventure For Your Library! (NSLA)

Hello BIBFRAME 2.0: Changes from 1.0 and Possible Directions for the Future (TSRT)

AASL & ELA Standards Transformed with eduBuncee

The First Line of Defense: Responding to Intellectual Freedom Challenges (Part 2) (IF)


12:00 PM

NSLA Luncheon

NLA Luncheon


1:30 PM

Transforming our library into a board game space

Organizing My Paperless Day for Low or No Cost

306.7: A Sexuality Book Talk for Librarians

Looking at Cultural Differences in Motivating Students to Seek Information: U.S., Uganda, and India

What is OER? Outstanding, Extraordinary Raw materials? (NSLA)

Down & Dirty Weeding (NMRT)

How To Improve Your Meetings with Five Simple Principles (PLTS, Paras)

Library Culture: Building a Framework for a Better Workplace


2:30 PM

Energizing Instruction and Students with Cooperative Hands-On Activities

These acquisitions are rigged! Staying ahead of the fiction publishing game and picking sure-fire winners (NSLA)

Using Educational Apps to Promote Digital Literacy (NSLA)

Best New Children's Books of 2016 (Paras)

Uncensored--A Puppet Show (IF)

Lights, camera, action: Video creation tools to promote literacy

Transforming School Libraries through Collaboration:  Elementary (NSLA)

Library Lockdown (PLTS)

Libraries! Leadership! & Lock-Ins??? (SCYP)


3:30 PM

Teen Tech Toy Box (SCYP)

 (ML)^2 Math, Middle Level, Library (SCYP)

This Ain't Your Grandma's Library: Redefining Your School Library's Role

Best New Teen Books of 2016 (Paras)

A Change is Good (NSLA)

Welcoming Spaces

Transforming School Libraries through Collaboration:  Secondary (NSLA)

LMNOP: The evolution of engagement (PLTS)

Reading The Little House on the Prairie in The Big Library World: Evaluating Old Favorites in a New Society (SCYP)


Day 2 (Friday, October 21)


8:00 AM

Guerrilla Storytime (SCYP)

Successful School Library Programming

The Librarians from UNCL: The Evolution of a University Library Consortium. (C&U)

Transforming Outreach: More Than Meets the Eye (C&U)

Golden Sower Awards Presentation (Part 1) (SCYP)

Census Overview: Basics, American Community Survey and Estimates (S&I)

The Ugly Butterfly: Learning to Manage Our eBook Collections (TSRT)

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: What Makes a Picture Book Distinguished? (Part 1)

Transforming the Digital Library: Web Design, Content, and Usability (C&U)

Nebraska 150 Books (S&I)


9:00 AM

Microscope Kits (PLTS)

Working With a Captive Audience: Job Skills and Resume Building with Incarcerated Populations

Connecting Jobs to Careers: Linking libraries, service providers, and employer (PLTS)

Let's Talk Book Talks

Golden Sower Awards Presentation (Part 2) (SCYP)

Data Presentation, Visualization and Tricks of the Trade (S&I)

ICON:  A computer symbol?  A religious image? No – it’s a library consortium – come find out about us! (S&I)

Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books: What Makes a Picture Book Distinguished? (Part 2)

Zen and the art of EZproxy maintenance (TSRT)

Maria Rodaway: Prairie Pioneer (Nebraska Humanities Council)


10:00 AM

Exhibitor Break

Golden Sower Author Autographing Session (SCYP)


11:00 AM

A literacy outreach program with incarcerated teens (SCYP)

Golden Sowers Going Google! (NSLA, SCYP, ITART)

Igniting Innovation and Creativity in Our Makerspaces With Digital Tools and Apps (NSLA)

Pioneer Consortium Innovation with Bibliovation (TSRT)

Writing New Prairie Kitchen: (PLTS)

What Is a "Rare” Book, Anyway? (S&I, C&U)

Changing Lives - One Child at a Time: Struggling Reader? Dyslexia? (PLTS)

Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library’s Digital Collections (TSRT)


12:00 PM

PLTS Business Meeting and Luncheon (PLTS)

Mad Hatter Luncheon (SCYP)

Paras Luncheon (Paras)

S&I Luncheon (S&I)

C&U Business Meeting (C&U)


1:30 PM

Keynote: Shannon McClintock Miller: Be The Change You Want To See!


2:30 PM

Story Time in the library...made more alive with Storytelling

Begin With Books: An Early Literacy Partnership (SCYP)

Notable Books! (Part 1) (PLTS)

Wearable Technology Programs at Your Library (S&I)

Non-profit status for library friends and foundations (PLTS)

From Collections to Commons: How we turned stacks to student spaces at UNL (C&U)

Digital Tools to Connect, Create and Collaborate (NSLA)

Exhibitor-Sponsored Session – iSchool at University of Missouri


3:30 PM

A box with locks and reading docs totally rocks! (NSLA, SCYP)

Notable Books! (Part 2) (PLTS)

Feelings are messy: How to build emotional intelligence

What? Bed Bugs in the Library? (PLTS)

Build a Better World: New Books for the 2017 Summer Reading Program (SCYP)

Technical Service Round Table Business Meeting (TSRT)

Intellectual Freedom Annual Business Meeting (IF)

Exhibitor-Sponsored Session – Clark Enersen Partners



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