2015 Conference Sessions

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Preconference Sessions

Feast Your Eyes and Ears on New Literature for Teens
Angie Bendetti and Jerene Battisti

Community Building for Libraries
Shirley Biladieu and Jennifer Fenton

Jump Start Storytime with New Songs, Rhymes, and Skills
Heather McNeil

Conference Sessions

Breakout 1

Library Lights Out: A Creative Partnership to Increase Library Outreach to Students
Justin Otto, Qing Meade: Eastern Washington University

Memoir Writing Workshop at Local Libraries: An Exciting New Trend
Joan Tornow, Charley Kepthorne; Association of Personal Historians

Physical Literacy in the Library
Jenny Cofell, Barb Longair, Lisa Weeks; Lethridge Public Library

Refresh Your Library: A Case Study of the Port Townsend Public Library Remodel Project
James Cary, Cardinal Architecture; Marisa Mangum, Keith Daarrock; Port Townsend Public Library

Removing the Boundaries: A Discussion of Open Access publishing with the editors of PQ
Jan Zauha, Leila Sterman; Montana State University

Yacolt Library Express: An Unstaffed Library that Works!
Sam Wallin, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

Membership Luncheon with Gregory Nokes, author of Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory

Breakout 2

Bringing Families Together with the Power of Story
Paula Burton, King County Library Systems; Ellen Terry, Humanities Washington

In There: Serving the Incarcerated in Victoria BC
Carl Cavanagh, Greater Victoria Public Library

Ka-Boom! Hands-On STEAM Ideas for Afterschool Programs
Nick Madsen, Community Library Network

Service Design: Towards a Holistic Assessment of the Library
Joe Marquez, Annie Downy; Reed College Library

Translating Failure into Success
Elizabeth Ramsey, Deana Brown; Boise State University

Breakout 3

Academic Libraries and Student Retention
Kellian Clink, Minnesota State Library

Library Leadership via Starbucks
Mary DeWalt, Ada County Library; Megan Walker, Starbucks Coffee

Boundary Changes in the Pacific Northwest: Genealogy & History in the Future
Diane Huckabay, Kittitas County Genealogical Society; Ken Matney, Pacific Northwest Mountain Men Rendezvous

Building a Supercharged Community
Diane Hutchins, Washington State Library; Liz Morris, OCLC; Mary Neuman, Asotin County Library; Mari Nowitz, Timberland Regional Library

“Read a little, talk a little” the power of reading short stories aloud to adults and teens and discuss them in the library and through outreach
Brigitte Mucci, Maggie Novario, Beth Wood, Kathryn Kohl: Fort Vancouver Regional Library

How Cultural Intelligence (CQ) Makes a Difference: Are You Culturally Competent
Michele Villagran: University of North Texas

3D Printing: Establish a Legitimate Service
Nick Madsen, Community Library Network

Pushing the Boundaries of the Institutional Repository: Developing Collaborative Relationships to Address Institutional Needs Students
Justin Otto; Rose Slinger Krause – Eastern Washington University

Merging Catalogs: Navigating Shifting Boundaries
Rebecca Moorman; University of Alaska Anchorage

Breakfast with Keynote Speaker, author Jim Lynch

Breakout 1

Embracing Change When It’s Happening to You: What can libraries do to thrive in an increasingly complex and fast-changing world?
Jennifer Fenton, Washington State Library; Leslie Boyter, Essential Explorations

Get a Grant!
Maura Walsh, Washington State Library

Get Yourself Overseas
Bob Jonas, Franconian International School

Practical Aspects of Successful Exterior Settings
Lowell Cordas, Retired Horticulturist

Reading the Region 2014- 2015: Book Award Programs and the Latest Award-Winning Titles from Around the Region
Jan Zauha, Montana State University

Boldly Forward: Discovering Clinical Studies
Emily Glenn, National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Luncheon with Roland Smith author of more than 40 children books.

Breakout 2

AR-360 – The New Face of Accelerated Reader
Jennifer Burchard, Renaissance Learning

Learn Outside/Lead Inside: Utilizing External Leadership Opportunities to Strengthen Your Abilities in the Library and Presence in the Community
Pam North, Oregon Library Association

Leveling the Table: 3D printing in a small library
Adam Jackman, Terri Tortorici May; Pierce County Library

Nonfiction Rocks!
Laurie Ann Thompson, Mary Cronk Farrell, Elizabeth Rusch; Authors

School/Public Library Branch in a Community Centre setting: Challenges and Successes.
Tatiana Tilly, Red Deer Public Library


Trends in Online Learning – is your library on track for the future of online learning?
Sara Robertson Seely, Portland Community College; Eric Forte, OCLC

Breakout 2

Connecting young readers with the writers who love them: How SCBWI can help bring authors and illustrators into your library programming.
Kris Dinnison, Kelly Milner Halls, Maureen McQueery, Mark Cronk Farrell: Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators

Graphically Speaking (Graphic Novels, Comics, and your Library)
Heather Dickerson, Lewis & Clark Library

A Tale of Virtual Reference in Two States
Nono Burling, Washington State Library; Lee-Ann Flandreau, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District

Too Much Information!! Managing Digital Overload
Crystal Schimpf, Kixal, LLC

Whole Person’s Reader’s Advisory
Duncan Smith, Novelist/EBSCO

Why Don’t We Make It On the Road?
Justin Prescott, Meridian Public Library


2017 Conference Sessions

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Preconference Sessions

Super Librarians Present Super Fabulous Programs for Kids and Teens
Presenter: Karen Yother, Youth Services Coordinator, Community Library Network

Communicating Within the Culture of Poverty
Presenter: Amy Yardley, Yardley Training and Consulting

Conference Sessions

Breakout Session A

A1 Core Voices: Infusing Indigenous perspectives in library collections
Presenters: Ginny Norris Blackson Head of Collection Development, Central Washington
University, James E. Brooks Library

A2 Developing dynamic leadership for your library
Presenter: Gavin J. Woltjer, director Billings (MT) Public Library

A3 Librarians and faculty in the sandbox
Presenter: Page Brannon, Associate Professor, Head Instruction and Research
Services, University of Alaska Anchorage

A4 She Works Hard for the Money: Grants and community collaboration to diversify library funding Presenters: Vanessa Strange, Librarian, Spokane County Library District; Ellen Peters, Community Engagement Manager, Spokane Public Library; and Rae-Lynn Barden, Administrative Services Coordinator Spokane Public Library

Breakout Session B

B1 Putting the FUN in Fundamentals
Presenters: Ken Nesbitt, former Children’s Poet Laureate and Kelly Milner Halls, award-winning “weird” nonfiction author

B2 Social Justice in the library
Presenters: Leah Griffin, Librarian University Prep and Jennifer Wooten, Teen Services, King County Library System

B3 History in the Making: 3D Scanning and 3D Printing Library Archival Collections
Presenters: Annie Gaines, Kristin Henrich, Erin Passehl-Stoddart, and Ashlyn Velte, University of Idaho The University of Idaho Library opened the Making, Innovating, and Learning Laboratory (the MILL)

B4 Access, Inclusion, and Disaster Planning via TV Whitespace Technology
Presenters: Kristen R. Rebmann and Don Means San Jose State University

Breakout Session C

C1 Re-imagining Every Child Ready to Read for the digital age
Presenters: Walter Zicha Jr., acquisitions and collection management and Patricia Lesku, digital and children’s services, North Vancouver City Library

C2 It’s not bragging if it’s true!
Presenters: Patrick Bodily, Idaho Commission for Libraries Library Consultant/State

C3 AAPI month ‘May’ just bring people together: Promoting cultural awareness through cultural events and campus partnerships
Presenters: Qing Meade & Pui-Yan Lam, Diversity and Inclusion Librarian & Associate Dean of College of Social Sciences, Eastern Washington University

C4 Developing a Tech Talk week for a small rural library
Presenter: Molly Kumar, Librarian, Ada Community Library, Victory Branch

Breakout Session D

D1 Libraries Connecting Readers with young adult and middle-grade authors
Presenters: Amy L. Sonnichsen (Red Butterfly), Maureen McQuerry (The Peculiars), Stephen Wallenfels (The Pods), and Mary Cronk Farrell (Fannie Never Flinched)

D2 Raising your non-fiction Lazarus from the dead Presenters: Walter Zicha Jr., acquisitions and collection management and Patricia Lesku, digital and children’s services, North Vancouver City Library

D3 Cleaning it up: how migrating to a new library system exposes “dirty” catalog data
Presenter: Amy Foster, Head of Resource Description and Metadata Services, Montana State University

D4 Learn from the things that stuck
Presenters: Deana Brown, Assistant Professor/LibrarianBoise State University; Rasheil Stanger, Librarian, Valley of the Tetons Library; and Nick Madsen, Youth Services Specialist, Community Library Network at Hayden

Breakout Session E

E1 Why music in the library?
Presenter: Cherie Millsap, Youth Services Specialist, Community Library Network

E2 Untitled Leadership for the Unauthorized Revolution
Presenter: Erin Downey, Boise School District Consulting Librarian

E3 Supporting Parenting Students at the Academic Library
Presenter: Kelsey Keyes, Assistant Professor/Librarian, Albertsons Library, Boise State University

E4 Reimagine in a Repair Café in Your Library Presenter: Tatiana Tilly, Red Deer Public Library, Manager – Dawe Branch

Breakout Session F

F1 Putting the ‘A’ in STEAM
Presenter: Morgan Chevalley, Community Library Network

F2 Look, Listen, Touch: Connecting with Your Community Through Art
Presenter: Brian Hulsey, South Whatcom Manager

F3 Reimagining Library Services through Service Blueprinting
Presenters: Jacqueline Frank, Learning & Research Services and Taylor Schultz, Commons Assistant Montana State University

F4 Virtual reality at the library
Presenter William Nation, public services manager; Eliza Kkrumpe, Information Services Librarian, and Kate Radford, Assistant Supervisor, Information Services Boise Public Library

Breakout Session G

G1 Summer Reading – using open source and collaborating with your neighbors
Presenter: Sally Chilson, Learning & Literacy Coordinator, Spokane Public Library

G2 Reading the Region 2016-2017
Presenter: Jan Zauha, Montana State University Outreach, Instruction, and Research Librarian

G3 Creating brave spaces to address diversity issues Presenter: Samantha Hines, Associate Dean of Instructional Resources and Library Director, Peninsula College

G4 Renew and Reimagine your spaces with library space assessment
Presenters: Bruce Godfrey, U of I Library; John Hartung, Director Community Library Network; Rick Stoddart, U of I Library; Lyn Drewien M.L.I.S., Hailey Public Library

Breakout Session H

H1 Beauty and the Beak
Presenter: Janie Veltkamp

H2 Don’t Panic! Managing library anxiety with a library survival guide
Presenter: Chris Springer, Librarian Grays Harbor College

H3 Being in the Middle of a Food Fight: Information Literacy and the Paradox of Studying Literature Presenters: Toby Widdicombe and Page Brannon

H4 Pathways to Leadership
Presenters: Bette Ammon, Coeur d’Alene Public Library, Erin Downey, Boise School District, & Rick Stoddart, University of Idaho Library


Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals: PNLA Annual Conference

In the theater, “breaking the fourth wall” refers to the practice of ignoring the invisible wall between actors and their audience. This August we will explore what it looks like when libraries and librarians break the fourth wall. Among our different library and community types, there are myriad creative ways to go beyond our four walls and traditional roles to meet the needs of our patrons. We are accepting proposals for presentations around this theme for our annual conference in August. We are looking for presentations from all corners of the library world – academic, public, school, special… and anything in between!

Call for Proposals – application

The deadline for submissions is March 2, 2018. Completed forms should be emailed to Carmen Clark:  cclark@bozeman.net