Wednesday, April 25 - Friday, April 27, 2012
Riverhouse Convention Center
3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR 977701
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Programs - Thursday, April 26, 2012

7:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration-Riverhouse Convention Center Lobby
8:30 - 10:00 am Opening General Session & Keynote Address: Robert Killen
10:00 - 11:00 am Break & Grand Opening of Exhibits - No Conflict Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Session 1
Hosting and Facilitating Divisive Conversations The most important conversations we can have as communities are often the most difficult. Entrenched positions, bad blood, lack of understanding, lack of a desire to understand can all play a major role in keeping a conversation from becoming productive. How do we create a space where differing views are shared with enthusiasm and met with interest? How do we keep those conversations productive?

Join keynote speaker, Robert Killen, as he continues his discussion of dialogue with a workshop on Hosting and Facilitating Divisive Conversations. As Director of the City Club of Central Oregon, Robert has hosted nearly 100 community conversations. In 2011 the City Club received an award from the City of Bend for their weekly "Table Talk" community dialogues, which Killen established and directly facilitated.
All Together Now: Participation Storytelling and How To Do It Well One of the best ways to ensure success with telling or reading stories is to involve the audience. Singing, chanting, and body movement can all be used to enhance the story, and make sure it works its way into the heart and memory of the listener. This session will focus on how to invite participation, without losing control, as well as recommendations for the best books to adapt.
Strategic Planning on a Shoestring Learn how to move smoothly through the strategic planning process while earning the benefits of connecting to your stakeholders, establishing a blueprint for future resource allocation and activity, and without breaking the bank. A toolkit with templates and ideas will be provided.
Boomers: At the Heart of Your Library Adults ages 50+ are often overlooked and underserved by public libraries. Invite Boomers back into your library with interactive programming and volunteer options to meet their skills and desires. Create authentic partnerships, expand your publicity and find new ways to connect with your community. The presenters, participants in a year-long fellowship focused on Transforming Life After 50, will share their experiences and how it has changed their library.
Going Mobile: Does Your Library Need an App? A number of libraries in Oregon have developed mobile apps for the library catalog, for tours, or for finding items on the shelves. Is it time for your library to have a mobile app? How should you decide? Do you need a programmer? What 3rd party vendors are out there? What will it cost? What are the opportunities for collaborations among libraries in developing these kinds of apps? In this session, we'll address these and other questions, showcase some existing mobile apps for libraries, compare mobile apps with mobile sites, and spark some discussion about the feasibility and desirability of mobile apps in libraries.
Metadata for Digital Preservation Are you and your library thinking about the long-term metadata needs of your digital objects? Capturing metadata for digital objects involves not just the description of the content but the characteristics of the container (digital file format). This session will provide an overview of the preservation metadata landscape, including standards and emerging trends. Participants will have the opportunity to practice defining and labeling metadata that address the preservation side of the digital object life-cycle.
Implementing RDA, Managing the Transition RDA (Resource Description and Access) will likely be implemented in the U.S. in early 2013. This session will present information about the U.S. national libraries' decision to implement and about proposed practices for managing the transition in bibliographic and authority records. Topics include "hybrid" bibliographic records, guidelines for editing AACR2 and RDA records in WorldCat, and an update on PCC plans for identifying and coding RDA Acceptable headings in the authority file.
Developing New Services in Difficult Times: A Case Study Despite the ongoing economic crunch, Salem Public Library set and met a goal of improving service to young adults. On March 18, a dedicated teen area opened, designed by and for teens to provide a safe, out of school space for homework and recreation. The success of the Teen Scene has been driven by extensive private funding for the renovation and reallocation of resources for operations. Staff and supporters from Salem Public Library will discuss why and how, and highlight the impact of the project.
Show Me the Money! Grantwriting Perspectives for Librarians Join University of Oregon librarians Karen Estlund (Head, Digital Library Services) and John Russell (Librarian for History, African Studies, and Medieval Studies and Oregon's LSTA Grant Review Committee) as they discuss why obtaining grants for doing research or other special projects in library environments can be beneficial to your organization as well as an overview of the process of grant-writing, challenges, and do's and don'ts.
12:30 - 2:00 pm All Conference Lunch
2:00 - 3:00 pm Session 2
2-Minute Reviews of Oregon Authors What session has the perfect combo of fun presenters, fascinating material, and helpful information for collection development? The ever popular 2-Minute reviews will cover both fiction and non-fiction written by Oregon Authors in 2011 early 2012.
The Oregon Readers Choice Awards: This Year's Winners and Next Year's Nominees The winners of the 2012 ORCA will be announced as will the books nominated for the 2013 ORCA list. You will also hear great booktalks about the 2013 titles.
Can We Really Do It All? The Challenges We Face as Librarians Who Teach In 2009 and 2010 OSU librarians gathered dozens of stories from librarians who teach. In this presentation we will hear some of these stories, discuss what they mean for our practice, and see if there is wisdom to be gained from people who might not call themselves teachers.
Programming for eBooks: Classes, Clinics, Petting Zoos and other Tools to Help Your Patrons Succeed in the World of Digital Media Looking for ways to provide more efficient and effective eBook training and support? Learn about different programs Oregon libraries are offering to help their patrons utilize their eBook collections, including help choosing a device, instruction on how to check out and download eBooks, and troubleshooting and technical support. Whether you are in a public or academic setting, you will gain ideas appropriate for your patrons' needs, including options for group or one-on-one support, through formal classes, group workshops, and drop-in events.
Stacks of Gold: Preservation for Libraries with High Circulation Materials Preservation is quite possibly the most misunderstood word in the library lexicon, especially when used in the context of high circulation library materials. What it can do for libraries- save money, raise staff competency and job satisfaction- is immeasurable. This program will help define the two main types of preservation, with the goal of helping libraries with high circulation create policies, procedures, and training for staff and administration that rely on a little knowledge and a lot of common sense.
Oregon's Economy: A Regional Economist's View With the state of the Oregon economy on everyone's minds, where can you locate up-to-date, reliable information on Oregon business and employment trends, and the tools that can assist you and your patrons to understand them? Regional Economist Carolyn Eagan will present a program on the economy of the state overall and of Central Oregon in particular and answer your questions about Oregons economic outlook.
Craftastic Programs for Teens Do you have teens hanging out at your library? What can you do with all that teen energy? Craft! This hands-on program will show you fun, easy, inexpensive crafts that teens will want to do. Attendees get to watch demonstrations of how these crafts are put together and then try their hand at making these crafts.
Embedded Librarians Embedded librarians? Like, where you ride around with the troops all day and offer them reader's advisory? Well, no. Actually it's the idea of sending librarians out into the community to do more than the usual tabling; to offer our professional information-finding skills and reference services off-site, to partner with other departments and neighboring library systems and, okay, maybe to provide a little reader's advisory to boot. Find out how easy it is to offer this value-added service to your community and remind them of just how relevant we still are.
Will RDA Kill MARC? This presentation examines the limitations of the MARC format in the 21st century information age and looks at the challenges for developing and implementing a new format. It discusses practical problems with the current MARC21 format and characteristics that will be necessary in a new format.
3:00 - 4:00 pm Break & Showcases - No Conflict Time
4:00 - 5:30 pm Session 3
At the Heart of OLA: Member Participation 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 participation will assist OLA to identify and mentor new leaders, advance them through the organization, and keep them involved over time.
A Sense of Service A panel discussion based on the OLA's Vision 2020 assumes that libraries will maintain a sense of service and a commitment to provide many services to many people in many ways. The panelists will share their personal experiences in how they maintain their sense of service!
Keeping Public Libraries Public Learn how to advocate for your jurisdiction; determine what options would be best for the future of libraries in their neighborhood; use social networking to heighten the importance and relevance of public libraries; discover how to interact with your elected officials before they make a decision about your library. Resources provided to assist in the decision making process. Current updates on privatization of public libraries will be shared.
Library2Go: Where We Are, Where Were Going, and Useful Information to Help Patrons This session will tell you the most important things to know about Library2Go to help your patrons become successful users. Ample time will be given to answer questions. Plus, spend time playing with a variety of eReaders, including Kindles and other devices.
Library Technology: Introducing a New OLA Round Table A new Round Table has been approved by the OLA board! LibTech RT creates a community within OLA for members interested in technology use in libraries. We will be resurrecting a state-wide conversation forum for discussing technology use and learning. We intend to create accessible training opportunities for libraries, from basic tech to specialized, and facilitate inter-library collaborations to research the use of new technology in libraries of all kinds. Anyone interested in library technology is welcome to join. Founding members and co-chairs Margaret Hazel (Eugene Public Library) and Margaret Mellinger (Oregon State University) introduce this new group and share how you can participate.
OYAN Book Rave 2012: The Year's Best Teen Lit Wondering what's new in teen literature this year 'cause you haven't had time to read? Let OYAN help! Teen services librarians book talk the best teen lit of the past year. Learn the titles which should be part of your collection. These books will make connections with teen readers on a personal level, pull your heartstrings, or are just a lot of fun. Copies of the list will be available.
Early Literacy Outreach Using Volunteers Story time has been a staple of the children's library as long as there have been children's services. But what about the children who can't come to story time at the library? With limited professional staffing, outreach to child care sites usually can't be done. Using the expertise of library staff to train volunteers in specific tasks can expand the potential for library outreach and sharing the importance of early literacy.
Making Free Cheaper: Streamlining Library Gift Processing Gifts of books and serials to libraries can provide welcome additions to the collection. They can also provide challenges for a library to select and process them in an efficient and timely manner. Here's how one library reviewed and streamlined their gift processing.
From Data Chaos to Data Curation: New Roles for Academic Libraries Data curation is a relatively new area for academic librarians, and can seem complex and confusing. But isnt that what we do best: bring order to chaos? Data curation rests on well-established practices of our profession: collection development, the reference interview, and cataloging/metadata. This session will provide an overview of this increasingly important topic, offer practical advice, and a give you a chance to flex your own data curation muscles. Data librarians at U of O, OSU, and OHSU will share their experiences and visions for their libraries.
5:00 - 6:00 pm Business Meetings
5:30 - 6:30 pm Alumni Receptions
5:30 - 7:00 pm All Conference Reception
7:00 - 9:00 pm All Conference Banquet: Stephen Abram