Cultivating Creativity
OLA CONFERENCE 2015 - #OrLib15


Friday, April 17th

Hilton Eugene & Conference Center

66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, Oregon 97401


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Cybercreeps, Data Miners and Peeping Uncle Sams - Teaching Patrons about Privacy Online
8:30 - 10:00am

Buzzy Nielsen, Hood River County Library District; Amy Honisett, Multnomah County Library; Garnetta Wilker, Portland Public Schools (retired); Roberta Richards, Portland Community College

How can we help our patrons stay safe and protect their personal information online? In this session, school, public and academic librarians will provide tips and resources for training library users about the basics of online privacy protection, including using public computers and wifi networks safely, savvy use of social media, tracking by Google and other free web services, and awareness about data mining, scams and cybercrime. Learn about handouts, tutorials, and workshop ideas to help your library users stay safe online and reduce the size of their digital footprints. 


Cultivating Creativity and Imagination in Children and Youth: Librarians’ Effective Use of First Principles of Instruction
8:30 - 10:00am

Mirah J. Dow, Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management

Join a conversation about cultivating creativity and imagination in children and youth by focusing instructional resources through a prism with polished edges reflecting first principles of instruction, the guided-inquiry method, and expectations embodied in today’s educational standards. Discover potential for "blind spots" in communication and collaboration.



Stark Raving OYAN: Book Raves and Graphic Raves Revealed
8:30 - 10:00am

Sonja Somerville, Salem Public Library
Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library
Aimee Meuchel, Tualatin Public Library

OYAN representatives will fuel readers advisory arsenals with a dazzling array of young adult fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel selections. Snappy book talks will be backed up by the distribution of the fresh-off-the-presses annual OYAN Book Rave list and the 2014 OYAN Graphic Rave, followed by more booktalks from a super-secret list of newer "Ravers Choice" recommendations.


Print Your Book
8:30 - 10:00am

Jessica Stinson, Eugene Public Library

Whether your patron has written a book they want to print and sell widely, or they want to print just a few copies of a family history or recipe collection, self-publishing is now easier and more affordable than ever. Learn how to teach a class that guides patrons in the process. Hear about what patrons want, key resources, and the advantage of connecting patrons to each other. Let the creativity flow!


Cannabis Resources for Librarians Serving Medical Patients and Others 
8:30 - 10:00am 

Max Macias, Public Librarian; Jake Boone, Apothecaria Medical Dispensary; Bethany Sherman, Oregon Growers Analytical 


The information needs of medical patients and consumers are underserved by libraries and are ill understood by librarians—we seek to alleviate that issue. The first part of the session is comprised of a presentation that seeks to be a primer on what cannabis is, the varieties of consumption, the plethora of cannabis products, and understanding the rudiments of cannabis use and some information resources.  The second part is question and answer session with a panel.

What's It All About?: Libraries, Hubs, and Early Literacy
8:30 - 10:00am

Stephanie Lind, Washington County Cooperative Library Services; Katie Anderson, State Library; Barratt Miller, Crook County Library; Brenda Comini, Central Oregon Early Learning Hub; Stephanie Lind, Washington County Cooperative Library Services; Rebecca Collette, Washington County Early Learning Hub

Have you been wondering how the Governor Kitzhaber’s education initiatives are affecting libraries? This session will provide an overview of statewide early learning changes. A panel of library and Hub staff will discuss and answer questions about Early Learning Hubs, how those are rolling-out at the local level and how they relate to libraries. Learn about the new connections being made and the creative approaches libraries are taking to work with others agencies in providing improved early learning services.


OLA: Cultivating Creative Members
8:30 - 10:00am

Connie Anderson-Cohoon, Southern Oregon University; Penny Hummel, Penny Hummel Consulting; Heather McNeil, Deschutes Public Library; Hannah Rempel, Oregon State University, Shirley Roberts, Eastern Oregon University and OLA Association Manager; Elvira Sanchez-Kisser, Woodburn Public Library


Are you looking for a creative way to make a difference in OLA? In a panel format past and present OLA leaders will define and describe what they really do. The OLA Association Manager will explain support provided. Official responsibilities, unstated expectations, and actual time commitments will be acknowledged. The ultimate questions: “Why be involved” and “How to cope with being involved” will be answered. Audience members will have a chance to learn more about OLA Round Tables via a “speed dating” format.


All Together Now! Evaluating Technical Services Collaborative Models
8:30 - 10:00am 

Janet Tapper, University of Western States; Noelle Stello, National College of Natural Medicine; Jean Peick, Washington County Cooperative Library System; Ann Miller, University of Oregon.

Libraries of all types are exploring collaborations in technical services. Join public, health sciences and academic librarians in a discussion of these models.

Best Practices for Music Cataloging Using RDA
8:30 - 10:00am

Ann Shaffer, University of Orego

Music cataloging using RDA involves numerous changes and challenges.  The music specialist community has developed guidelines to help ensure consistent practices and quality access to music materials. This session will highlight best practices for: the use of 33X fields for scores and sound recordings; performers vs. creators and the impact on access points (especially for popular music); musical compilations; and how to determine whether, in FRBR terms, a new release of a recording or a different edition of a score is a new work, expression, or manifestation.

Capturing Learning in the Library Commons: A Whiteboard Photo-Ethnographic Study 
11:00am - 12:30pm

Uta Hussong-Christian, Oregon State University; Rick Stoddart, University of Idaho

Libraries are increasingly called upon to provide evidence of their contributions to, or impact on, student learning. Whiteboards, which fill many learning spaces, furnish evidence via student-generated visualizations. Librarians at Oregon State University undertook an exploratory, term-long, photo-ethnographic study to determine the types of visualization activities in which students engage to help them learn. Results show differences in visualization activities across discipline groups and suggest the need to design study spaces to accommodate those needs. This study serves as a model for those seeking to identify and convey ways in which learning spaces support and contribute to student learning.

Creative Marketing Basics for Children's Services
11:00am - 12:30pm

Brandon Buerkle, Freelance Graphic Designer; Amanda Lamb, Newberg Public Library


What makes a good program flyer? Need to write a catchy press release to the local newspaper?Trying to generate interest on Facebook? Want to share creative marketing ideas from your library? Learn design and marketing basics from a graphic designer and a former public relations writer. Come ready to share about creative ways you market your children's programs and hear from your colleagues! 

Privacy Technology -- Tools for Protecting Your Patrons and Yourself on Public and Personal Computers
11:00am - 12:30pm

Susan Mecklem, Davis Wright Tremaine law firm;  Buzzy Nielsen, Hood River County Library District; Linda Rudawitz, Warner Pacific College

Data miners, cybercriminals and government spies are helping themselves to private information, so tech-savvy library staff need tools to fight back! This session will provide a practical toolkit to address a range of privacy challenges, including settings for public computers and wifi networks, mobile phone and social media settings, cloud computing, encryption, data breaches, and more. Bring your questions and your own tips to share.

Next Generation Science Standards: The Next Big Thing
11:00am - 12:30pm

Jennifer Maurer, Oregon State Library; Jamie Rumage, Oregon Department of Education


Oregon was one of 26 states that contributed to the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and the Oregon State Board of Education adopted the new standards in March 2014. Schools have until the 2018-19 school year until students will be tested on the NGSS. What changes will these new science standards bring? Where do the NGSS intersect with the Common Core? How can your library support students and educators in this transition? Learn the answers to these questions and more!

Oregon Readers Choice Award: The Year's Winners and Next Year's Nominees
11:00am - 12:30pm

Nina Kramer, Multnomah County Library; Karren Timmerman, Pacific University; Jessica R. Marie, Salem Public Library 

Through booktalks, book trailers, and more, this sessions will introduce the 2015 Oregon Readers Choice Award winners as well as the nominees for the 2016 list. Presenters will also offer tips on a variety of ways that the books and the ORCA program can be promoted in libraries and schools. 

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for Librarians and Educators Working with Children and Teens
11:00am - 12:30pm
Studio A

Carolyn Martin, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region

This session will be about the various resources provided by the National Library of Medicine so that school librarians or anyone working with children and teens can inform their staff as well as students and their families where to find good information regarding their health. Attendees will also learn about the National Library of Medicine’s many resources to assist teachers and educators by providing supplemental education information and lesson plans covering such topics as forensics, environmental health, and genetics.


Developing Digital Literacy: A Flexible Model Designed to Meet Learners' Needs
11:00am - 12:30pm

Kimberly Pendell, Portland State University; Andrew Pizzolato, Portland State University


Public libraries provide digital literacy programming to support the needs of individuals in their communities. However, structuring a program that serves learners with varying skills, goals, and interests is challenging. This presentation will share research findings on digital literacy acquisition in a self-paced, tutor-facilitated learning model implemented in public libraries and community centers around the country. Administrators and coordinators demonstrated the flexibility of the program by adapting it to a variety of settings. The use of a structured online learning platform with in-person help has proven to be a creative, sustainable approach that was responsive to learners' needs.


Readers Advisory for Comics 
11:00am - 12:30pm

Laural Winter and Kate Schwab, Multnomah County Library 

You know they're out there. Some of your patrons are finding them on their own, but when others come to you asking for comics, you aren't always sure what to give them beyond Maus, Persepolis, and Watchmen. In Readers' Advisory for Comics we'll discuss appeal factors for comics, top genres and creators, and resources for finding read alikes. You'll leave with lists for all ages and an understanding of why comics are for everyone.


How Many Librarians Does It Take? ... Reinventing a Branch Collection
11:00am - 12:30pm

Karen Muller; Hillary Ostlund; Erin Sharwell; Laura Mikowski; Chris King; and Kate Ayres, Hillsboro Public Library


In 2013, Hillsboro Public embarked on multiple major construction projects. The Main Library expanded, the Shute Park branch closed for renovations, and the branch collection was integrated into the Main Library. Shute Park reopened in 2014 with a new building, a new collection, and a new vision. Technical Services and Collection Development staff will talk about many different aspects of the project, from planning and purchasing the collection to cataloging, processing, and pushing heavy bookcarts. Learn from our mistakes and let us tell you ingenious tips and tricks that will make your next move successful!

Reader's Advisory in Academic Libraries: A Creative Way to Contribute to Student Success
2:00 - 3:30pm

Elizabeth Brookbank, Western Oregon University

Narrative-length, self-directed reading facilitates critical thinking and information literacy skills-building, fosters creativity, increases empathy, and – for students – has been linked to greater overall academic achievement. Given this, readers’ advisory activities, while not generally within the purview of academic libraries, are a novel (no pun intended!) and creative way to contribute to student success. This session will examine the place of recreational reading and readers’ advisory in academic libraries. It will also discuss real-life experiences conducting readers’ advisory with college students, and tips for creatively and effectively promoting recreation collections and encouraging a culture of reading in your campus community.


Think Like a Scholar: Using the ACRL Framework to Shape Collaborative, Discipline-based Information Literacy Instruction 
2:00 - 3:30pm

Annie Downey, Ryan Clement, and Erin Conor, Reed College Library 

Collaborating with faculty on teaching information literacy (IL) is arguably one of the most difficult aspects of academic librarian work. In this session, we will present how we have used the concepts in ACRL’s draft Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to guide conversations with faculty about teaching research competencies at Reed College. The Framework and its presentation of threshold concepts is particularly useful for developing discipline-specific teaching strategies and approaches when working with core and gateway courses. The session will include the content we developed in collaboration with faculty for courses in music, anthropology, history, and psychology.


Levels, Genres, and Picture Book Topics: Making Your Children's Collection Reader-Friendly
2:00 - 3:30pm

Steven Engelfried, and Shannon Belford, Wilsonville Public Library


“Do you have any princess stories?” “Where are the “Eyewitness” books?” “What’s the right book for my 1st grader?”  Traditional shelving practices don’t always make it easy for patrons to find exactly what they’re looking for…unless we shift towards a “reader-first” approach to collection arrangement. The Wilsonville Public Library now features Picture Books arranged by topics, genre shelves for Children’s Fiction, Early Readers in four distinct levels, and a Non-Fiction Series section. Learn how these and other collection adjustments have changed how young patrons, their grown-ups, and the library staff that help them find the books they really want.  


The World at Your Doorstep (or Reference Desk): Global Inspiration for Your Library
2:00 - 3:30pm

Christy Davis, Klamath County Library District; Kim Olsen, Clark College; Lori Robare, University of Oregon Libraries; Richard Sapon-White, Oregon State University Libraries

The OLA International Relations Round Table invites OLA attendees to a panel presentation of librarians and others who have travelled abroad recently or worked with international library visitors locally. Learn about library service and culture in other countries. What opportunities and challenges do our libraries have in common and how are they different? Gain practical ideas for serving patrons from other countries and be inspired to seek out libraries during your own travels, ask questions, and connect.

Creative Partners, Creative Relationships: Making Friends in Unexpected Places 
2:00 - 3:30pm

Nate Pedersen, Deschutes Public Library; Sara Thompson, Oregon State University – Cascades; Ted Smith, Newport City Library; Abigail Elder, Beaverton City Library

Learn how to build community partnerships, cultivate powerful relationships, and expand your library's impact.   


Creativity in Technology: Current and Future Trends
2:00 - 3:30pm

Darci Hanning, Oregon State Library; Esther Moberg, Seaside Public Library 

Presentation on current and future technology trends in Oregon libraries and beyond with a look to future potential practices and current best practices. We will have specific examples from Oregon academic and public libraries, and plan to have some "idea boards" of future tech that may impact libraries in near future. The session will wrap up with an opportunity for attendees to share their favorite app and/or tech.


Two Minute Reviews of Works by Oregon Authors
2:00 - 3:30pm

Bill Baars and Carissa Barrett, Lake Oswego Public Library; Katie Anderson, Oregon State Library; Stephanie Chase, Hillsboro Public Library 

Ever popular 2-Minute Reviews will cover both fiction and non-fiction written by Oregon Authors in 2014 and early 2015. 

Hungry Kids in Oregon Public Libraries
2:00 - 3:30pm

Donald Allgeier, Kylie Park, and Carol Parten, Multnomah County Library; Marcella Miller, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon; Cami Nielsen, Klamath Falls Public Library

This program will examine how libraries have addressed on-going hunger issues as they arose and eventually through community partnerships. We will talk about why hunger is an issue for us in meeting our strategic goals, how and where we have addressed hunger in our library systems, and the lessons we learned from this work and our partnerships. This program will have opportunities for you to hear from a panel of people who work in libraries that have used free lunch programs to address hunger and to work in small groups with library colleagues to brainstorm ways to address hunger in your own community.


Discovery Layers in Action
2:00 - 3:30pm

Wylie Ackerman, Deschutes Public Library; Stefanie Buck, Oregon State University; Emily Cable, Salem Public Library; Steph Miller, Multnomah County Library 

Panelists discuss experiences, benefits and pitfalls of presenting library resources using a discovery layer versus the traditional library catalog.  Platforms discussed include BiblioCommons (with Innovative Interfaces), Enterprise (SirsiDynix), Summon (Serials Solutions), and Primo (ExLibris). Q&A to follow.



















































































































































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