Program Report for Texas Library Association Annual Conference 2015



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Don’t Forget to Pack Your Pajamas! **MAE place in Box. See email from 11/3

TLA is partnering with Pajama Program for our 2015 Conference Service Project. The goal of this organization is to provide new pajamas to children in need as part of a literacy effort. Pajama Program serves children of all ages throughout the nation and has four chapters in Texas. The Austin Area Chapter works with 37 shelters and will provide a book with each pair of pajamas we donate. Remember that kids in need come in all sizes from newborn to adult XL.

Join TLA as we Sync Up! with Pajama Program’s One Million Good Nights campaign to collect one million new pajamas and the resources needed to get them in the hands of children in need by December 31, 2015. Bring your donations to Registration Area in Exhibit Hall 5.

If you would like to know more about this organization, go to pajamaproject.org.
(Thom Barthelmess)

CPE#201: SBEC 3.5; TSLAC 3.5



Mock CaldeNOTT Masterclass (Ticketed; register online only)

8:30 am - 12:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Using the Caldecott Medal criteria as a framework, librarians will evaluate international picture books, explore their use in building reading skills, practice critical evaluation, and participate in the award process itself. Attendees will receive books to review prior to conference so that the group can select a winner of the day.

Thom Jeremy Barthelmess, Lecturer and Curator of the Butler Children's Literature Center at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University.

Children's Round Table.

CPE#214: SBEC 3.0; TSLAC 3.0

Makin' Music: Programming with DIY Instruments (Ticketed)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Build your own cigar box guitar and other instruments in this innovative Maker event you can debut at your library. Learn about music programming while experiencing the hands-on pleasure of crafting instruments and playing them. Supplies will be provided, and a librarian and a musician will be on hand to offer backup and lead as necessary.

Todd J. Humble, North Richland Hills Library and a musician.

Automation & Technology Round Table.


(Kim Lehman; Sandy Shrout)

CPE#251: SBEC 3.0; TSLAC 3.0



Storytelling 101 and Then Some! (Ticketed)

9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Energize your storytimes through this hands-on session that introduces multisensory elements to your programs with puppetry, improvisation, storytelling techniques, and musical enhancements.

Kim Lehman, storyteller, puppeteer, and musician; Vivian Rutherford, Youth Services, Waco-McLennan County Library; Sandy Shrout, Sandy and Friends; and Toni Simmons, Zula B. Wylie Public Library, Cedar Hill.

Storytelling Round Table.


CPE#203: SBEC 6.0; TSLAC 6.0

Resources for the Library Provided by the Texas General Land Office (Ticketed)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Expand your resources for developing strategy-based lesson plans and historical research. The General Land Office’s outreach coordinator reviews the agency’s diverse primary source documents. Learn about the agency’s archives and records collection, database of holdings, land grant activity case file, maps, and ways to use them in the library and classroom. (Lunch is not provided.)

Buck Cole, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office.

Archives, Genealogy & Local History Round Table.


CPE#205: SBEC 7.0; TSLAC 7.0

Research Projects from Idea to Publication (Ticketed)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Whether developing their own publications or assessing others’ work, librarians benefit from a strong grounding in the research process. This workshop introduces aspects of the research life-cycle, including idea generation, research question design, selection of appropriate methodologies, basic numerical analysis, and development of publications and presentations. (Lunch is not provided.)

Jesse Hamner, University of North Texas Libraries.

College & University Libraries Division and Professional Issues & Ethics Committee.


CPE#204: SBEC 7.0; TSLAC 7.0

Taking the Capitol by Storm: Libraries, Legislation, and Leadership (Ticketed)

9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

With the 84th Legislature in full swing, join colleagues and experts as you study key library issues and become an articulate and knowledgeable advocate with decision-makers. The first half of the preconference is an intensive training and skill-building workshop. The second half is an afternoon of actual visits with legislative offices coordinated through TLA. Participants will earn a badge of honor to wear throughout conference. (Lunch will be provided.)

Marty De Leon, policy consultant, Texas Library Association; Jennifer LaBoon, Library Media Services, Fort Worth ISD; Gloria Meraz, Texas Library Association; and Rebeca Sullivan, Riter C. Hulsey Public Library.

Legislative Committee.


(Carol Pitts Diedrichs; Miguel Figueroa; Sara Lestrange; Maureen Sullivan*Use Old Photo)

CPE#200: SBEC 4.0; TSLAC 4.0



You Have your Degree, Now What? Planning a Rewarding Career (Ticketed; register online only)

9:30 am - 12:50 pm

In this interactive workshop, a panel of professionals offers observations on opportunities for different career paths and engages you in activities designed to help you prepare for your career. Leave with a personal career plan, guidelines for success, new ideas about paths to pursue, and an expanded professional network. [Lunch will be provided.]

Carol Pitts Diedrichs, Ohio State University; Miguel Figueroa, Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association; Sara Lestrange, Office of the Dean of Students, University of Texas at Austin; Gretchen McCord, Digital Information Law; and Maureen Sullivan, consultant and a past president of ALA.

Conference Program Committee.
***Youth Group Technology Strand **Place in Box or on separate page.

(Anna Adam, Lisa Johnson, Helen Mowers, Matthew Winner, Jennifer Wyatt)

CPE#207: SBEC 5.0; TSLAC 5.0



Tech Camp: Technology Conference within a Conference (Ticketed; register online only)

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

TLA’s acclaimed Tech Camp returns with new content to equip participants with skills and knowledge to maximize social media platforms, web applications, digital content, and tech tools that wow students, teachers, and administrators. Learn what’s hot, what will be hot, and how to master and promote these resources to build learning and collaboration at your school.
Camp Schedule:

9:30-10:00 – Arrival/Registration


10:00-10:45 – Welcome/Morning Keynote
A Culture of Innovation & Branding – Tech Chicks, http://techchicktips.net
Why is it important to create and sustain a culture of innovation and branding? Tech Chicks, Anna and Helen, not only share why this type of culture is crucial for the success of our patrons and 21st century libraries, but they will share tools to make this an attainable goal.
10:55-11:40 – Session 1 (Choose one: these repeat 4 times)
Why Video Games Matter – Matthew Winner
Kids play video games.  Matthew will explore the value of video games beyond their basic entertainment value. Understanding how and why video games engage our patrons is knowledge that can be directly transferred to their learning and motivation.  It’s time we embrace why video games matter!
Makerspaces – Aaron & Colleen Graves
Join SLJ Librarian of the Year finalist, Colleen, and her super librarian hubs, Aaron, to find out everything you ever need to know about makerspaces! 
Book Reviews for the 21st Century – Tech Chicks
Book reviews in the digital age take on a whole new meaning! Join the Tech Chicks to learn how apps, QR codes, and augmented reality can be used to share book information and encourage reading.
Survey Says! Tools for Stakeholder Response – Jen Wyatt
At the heart of library work is customer service, but how do you know what your customers need? Well, you ask them! Ditch your paper surveys and polls and replace them with digital tools that collect information in effective and efficient ways that are more useful than ever!
Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom – Lisa Johnson

How will you use graphic novels and comic creation apps in your iClassroom? Lisa will blend visible thinking strategies and augmented additives to redefine how you use comic creation apps and share examples. Bring your own iPad will for this session.


Coding – Leah Mann
Heard of “Hour of Code”? Wondering what it is?  Or how it’s done? Leah will help you understand the ins and outs of coding and how it works so you and your patrons will get the most out of it. Be in on the coding craze at this Tech Camp breakout session!
11:50-12:40 – Lunch/Vendors

12:35-1:20 – Session 2 (Descriptions Above)

1:25-2:15 – Session 3 (Descriptions Above)

2:20-3:00 – Session 4 (Descriptions Above)


3:05-4:00 – Afternoon Keynote/Close
Be the Hero! – Matthew Winner, http://www.busylibrarian.com
The landscape is changing for libraries. Technology is rapidly developing and the favorite tools are ever-adapting to meet the diverse needs of our patrons. How are library programs transforming in order to engage children, communicate in their interest language, and support them as they prepare to enter a global market unlike anything we can predict? It’s time to be the hero!
Anna Adam, Academic Services, Killeen ISD; Aaron Graves, Marcus 9th Grade Center, Lewisville ISD; Colleen Graves, Lamar Middle School, Lamar ISD; Lisa Johnson, Educational Technology, Eanes ISD; Leah Mann, Kiliian Middle School, Lewisville ISD; Helen Mowers, Academic Services, Killeen ISD; Matthew Winner, Howard County Public Schools; and Jennifer Shafer Wyatt, Bay City ISD.

Texas Association of School Librarians, Children's Round Table, and Young Adult Round Table.


CPE#249: SBEC 3.0; TSLAC 3.0

Digital Storytelling: Sync Technology with Literacy (Ticketed)**BYOD Icon

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Explore free Web 2.0 apps that students and teachers can use to create digital presentations and stories. These fun tech tools let you personalize lessons and engage students in purposeful reading and writing activities that support literacy development. [Bring your own device.]

Sofia D'arcy and Janice Newsum, Library Services, Houston ISD.

Black Caucus Round Table.
(Jaena Alabi; Michele Villagran) Richard Blanco; Deborah Lilton; Annie Pho; Pambanisha Whaley

CPE#254: SBEC 4.0; TSLAC 4.0



The Diversity Summit: Integrating Diversity at Personal, Organizational, and Professional Levels (Ticketed)

1:00 - 5:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

The Diversity Summit examines the imperative of cultural competency. The session provides a friendly forum to focus on concepts and skills for better understanding cultural differences, biases, prejudices, strengths, and the search for role models.

Jaena Alabi, Reference Services; Auburn University Libraries; Richard Blanco, HarperCollins Publishers; Deborah Lilton, Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University; Michele A. Lucero Villagran, LAC Group; Annie Pho, Research Services and Resource, University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries; and Pambanisha Whaley, Auburn University Libraries.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee.


CPE#255: SBEC 4.0; TSLAC 4.0

Navigating the Open Access Sea (Ticketed)

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Floundering in the depths of open access waters? Discover how to find, select, and manage the best resources for your library. Learn to integrate them successfully into your collections and create policies to manage these tools effectively.

Coby Condrey, University of North Texas Libraries; Yu Lilly Li, Office of Scholarly Communication, Texas A&M University; and Ashley Zmau, Central Library, University of Texas at Arlington.

Reference & Information Services Round Table and Electronic Resources & Serials Management Round Table.
(Craig Gibson; Trudi Jacobson)

CPE#256: SBEC 4.0; TSLAC 4.0



Reframing Information Literacy (Ticketed)

1:00 - 5:00 pm

Rethink information literacy with badges, active learning, and an unconference. Learn about a new badging initiative for the frames that compose the ACRL Information Literacy Framework and try drafting a quest for a badge. Then learn to incorporate the new framework with active learning one-shots and more during the unconference.

Lela Evans, Library, El Centro College; Craig Gibson, Thompson Library, Ohio State University; Trudi Jacobson, University at Albany, SUNY; and Jane Stimpson, South Campus, San Jacinto College.

Library Instruction Round Table.
(Jonathan Auxier; Jen Bryant; Nancy Cavanaugh; Sheila Turnage) Frank Cammuso; Duncan Tonatiuh; Peggy Eddleman; Lois Ehlert; Arun Gandhi; Bethany Hegedus; Evan Turk

CPE#EF283: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0



Speed Dating the Texas Bluebonnet Award List Books (Ticketed)

4:00 - 6:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Talk TBA with colleagues and list authors as you network in this active forum of all things Bluebonnet. Participants will rotate among tables learning new ideas, program resources, tips for integrating technology with TBA programming, best practices, and strategies for promoting the 2015-16 TBA books for grades 3-6.

Jonathan Auxier, Frank Cammuso, Duncan Tonatiuh, Abrams Books for Young Readers; Jen Bryant, Eerdman's Books for Young Readers; Nancy J. Cavanaugh, Sourcebooks, Inc.; Lois Ehlert, Arun Gandhi, Bethany Hegedus, and Evan Turk, Simon & Schuster; Peggy Eddleman and Sheila Turnage, Penguin Books for Young Readers.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee.

MONDAY, APRIL 13 – PROGRAMS & EVENTS

All Sessions are open to all attendees, unless noted otherwise.


Texas Library Association Executive Board Meeting #1

3:30 - 6:00 pm

TUESDAY APRIL 14 – PROGRAMS & EVENTS

All Sessions are open to all attendees, unless noted otherwise.
Badge Pick-up (preregistered 7:30 am)

Registration 10 am – 7 pm

Sync Up Station 10 am - 7 pm

TLA Store 10 am – 5 pm

Internet Room 1 pm – 5 pm

Placement Center 1 pm – 5 pm


ADD CPE Credit Explanation from last year’s text.
Sync Up Station:  Your Destination for Imagination, Collaboration, and Innovation**Place in Box

10:00 - 7:00 pm

What is the Sync Up Station? It’s a dedicated space where TLA members can come together to share, learn, create, meet, and so much more. You can gather at the Station’s tables and chairs to have a quick meeting, hold an impromptu session, continue a conversation with a speaker, or just recharge your batteries. Sign up for a time slot if you want to plan ahead or just show up. The area is big enough for several groups to meet at once. Check out the topics each day to see what interests you. Find the Sync Up Station near Registration, right outside of Exhibits.

Conference Program Committee.
TLA TRIlogy: Come Bike, Swim, and Run Your Books Off **Place in box???

Sign up for one, two, or all three health events: Cycling for Libraries Austin Style, Tuesday, April 14; Barton Springs Swim, Wednesday, April 15; and the Hetherington XXVIII Fun Run/Walk, Thursday, April 16. There will be recognition for participating in all three. Brag to your friends that you biked, swam, and ran your books off at TLA! (See daily schedule for more information.)


Cycling for Libraries Austin Style: The First Volume of the TLA TRIlogy (Ticketed)

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Meet at 7:30 am at the corner of Trinity and 4th Street (look for the “health events” sign)

This moderate-paced 20-mile roundtrip adventure (beginning and ending at the convention center) will be an excellent way of networking with other librarians and participants while cycling and visiting Austin libraries including the George Washington Carver Branch Library and the Regional Foundation Library. Lunch and snacks will be provided. We will also be cycling Austin's new Southern Walnut Creek Trail. Bring your own bike or rentals will be available. All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt. Participation in all three TRIlogy events is not required. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Conference Local Arrangements Committee.

Intellectual Freedom Committee Meeting

9:00 - 9:50 am

Public Relations & Marketing Committee Meeting

9:00 - 9:50 am

Retired Members Interest Group (ALIVE) Business Meeting

9:00 - 9:50 am
Texas State Library & Archives Commission Meeting

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Committee Meeting

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
CPE#202a: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0

Experiences in Open Source ILS Migration (Net Fair)

12:00 - 1:50 pm

Texas librarians who have adopted open source Integrated Library System in their libraries will share success stories and warn of pitfalls to avoid. The panel will review practices and strategies to help ensure an effective transition to an open source system.

Cecilia Barham, North Richland Hills Public Library.

Automation & Technology Round Table.



mae: BOX

Banned in a Flash!

Anywhere; Anytime

Intellectual freedom is a core value for our profession. Join colleagues in spontaneous celebrations of this passion for uncensored reading. TLA members will read from selected banned books, and attendees will be invited to participate in flash reads throughout conference!

Intellectual Freedom Committee.
(Robert Dawson)

CPE#248: SBEC 1.0



[The Public Library: A Photographic Essay]

1:00 – 1:50 pm

Come hear the story behind the beautiful photographs of public libraries. Photographer Robert Dawson discusses his vision and work Public Library: An American Commons.

Robert Dawson, Princeton Architectural Press distributed by Chronicle Books.

Conference Program Committee.


CPE#252: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Using Google Analytics to Assess Website Use

1:00 - 1:50 pm

Assessment. Statistics. Usage. Google Analytics. Learn the basics of setting up and using a Google Analytics (GA) account, a popular tool for evaluating website usage. Learn how to interpret and analyze results that inform web design decisions.

Ian Barba, Texas Tech University Libraries.

Conference Program Committee.


CPE#299: SBEC 3.0; TSLAC 3.0

Basic Book Repair and Mending (Hands on Lab 1) (Ticketed; register online only)

1:00 - 3:50 pm

We still have books - lots of them! And many need some tender loving care to keep them on the shelves. Learn techniques you can implement at your library for repairing damaged books. Each attendee will receive a repair kit. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Debra Preston, Allen Public Library.

Conference Program Committee.


Exhibitors Round Table Golf Outing (Ticketed)

10:00 - 5:00 pm

Location??

Scope Note? [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Exhibitors Round Table.
(Martha Brockenbrough; Michael Buckley; Alethea Kontis; Melissa Marr; Marie Lu)

CPE#263: SBEC 1.0



After Harry Potter: The Future of YA Fantasy

2:00 - 2:50 pm

How has young adult fantasy evolved over time, and where is it going? Several YA authors discuss these questions, preview new selections, and offer author programming resources.

Martha Brockenbrough, Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic Inc.; Michael Buckley and Alethea Kontis, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Marie Lu, Penguin Random House; and Melissa Marr, HarperCollins Children's Books.

Young Adult Round Table.


(Jerome Burg)

***Youth Group Technology Strand.

CPE#265: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Map Your Story with Google Earth Lit Trips and Tour Builder

2:00 - 2:50 pm

Show your readers how to journey with stories in new ways, traveling alongside literary characters on the surface of Google Earth. Learn how students in the library and classroom can render their reading experiences onto a dynamic world view with Google Lit Trips. Then learn how even kindergartners can put their own stories on the map with Tour Builder.

Jerome Burg, GLT Global ED (Google Lit Trips).

Children's Round Table.


District Planning Committee Meeting

2:00 - 2:50 pm
CPE#271: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5

The Art of Appreciation: Improving Interactions with Coworkers, Students, and Patrons

2:00 - 3:20 pm

Learn the primary language of appreciation, as based on Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages. Explore why your efforts to recognize and appreciate others may be falling short, and learn simple techniques to improve your relationships. The speaker shares strategies to help you make coworkers feel valued and appreciated in ways that are meaningful to them.

Elizabeth Friend, Wester Middle School, Frisco ISD.

Texas Association of School Librarians.


**Youth Technology Strand

CPE#268: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



Elementary School Librarians Syncing Up with New Technology

2:00 - 3:20 pm

It’s time to update that technology skills portfolio. Join colleagues as they share the newest technology applications and show you how to find and master them for use in your library. The program will include Comic Life, Kahoot, Pic Collage, Popplet, Powtoon, S’more, Sock Puppet, Toondoo, and Wonderopolis.


Dalina Cavazos, William & Alan Arnold Elementary, Dina Y. Garcia, Arnoldo Cantu Sr. Elementary; Amy Marquez, Marcia R. Garza Elementary; and Laura Quiroz-Torres, Carmen Anaya Elementary, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD.

Conference Program Committee.


CPE#267: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5

In Sync with Your Community: Customizing Adult Programs & Services to Meet Changing Needs

2:00 - 3:20 pm

Bicycle circulation, Little Free Libraries, small business support, and homeless outreach are examples of unique and creative adult programming. Hear from representatives of four Texas libraries who have established programs and services to meet emerging interests and needs.

Jasmine Africawala, Literacy Programs, Dallas Public Library; Milagros Andrada-Tanega and Jim Johnson, Freeman Branch Library, Harris County Public Library; Melissa Ann Baker, Central Library Administration, Montgomery County Library; and Eric Lashley, Georgetown Public Library.

Public Libraries Division.


(Martha Kyrillidou)

CPE#269: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



MINES for Libraries: Measuring the Impact of Networked Electronic Services

2:00 - 3:20 pm

Some of the most active library users are the people we never see. By accessing library resources and services electronically, a large and growing number of distance users test traditional methods of assessment and use statistics. MINES for Libraries, part of the Association of Research Libraries’ New Measures Program, is a set of tools to aid libraries in assessing these off-site users.

Martha Kyrillidou, Statistics and Service Quality, Association of Research Libraries.

Conference Program Committee.


CPE#270: SBEC 1.5

Speed-Mentoring for New Attendees and Members

2:00 - 3:20 pm

Both mentors and mentees will participate in this interactive and fast-paced event. Participants meet one-on-one during five-minute intervals to discuss tips for navigating the TLA conference, getting involved, and planning career and professional advancement. Don't forget your business cards; this could be the beginning of a wonderful relationship.

New Members Round Table.
Library Friends, Trustees, & Advocates Round Table Business Meeting

2:00 - 3:20 pm
(Lee Byrd; Cynthia Smith; Don Tate; Marina Tristan) ?Jeanne Devlin?

CPE#275: SBEC 2.0



A Colorful Canon: Building Diversity in Children's Literature

2:00 - 3:50 pm

Small presses offer a powerful response to the call for diverse children’s literature. Learn how small publishing houses and authors are contributing to an important conversation about books that help children see themselves in the books they read.

Lee Byrd, Cinco Puntos Press; Jeanne Devlin, The Roadrunner Press; Cynthia Leitich Smith, Candlewick Press; Don Tate, The Brown Bookshelf; Marina Tristan, Arte Público Press.

Children's Round Table.



(Elizabeth Pratt)

CPE#264: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0



Hiring Smart: The Legal Aspects of Employee Selection

2:00 - 3:50 pm

Hiring is one of a manager’s toughest tasks. An employment specialist attorney addresses changes in background screening regulations, the use of social media for recruitment and evaluation, and third party services. Other topics include the role of written job descriptions and the interview process - what to ask, not ask, and how to do so legally.

Elizabeth B. Pratt, Elizabeth Pratt, PLLC.

Supervision, Management, & Administration Round Table and College & University Libraries Division.


CPE#246a: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0

Manage Citations with Zotero (Hands on Lab 2) (Ticketed; register online only)

2:00 – 3:50 pm

Collect, manage, and share citations with a click of the mouse using Zotero. Learn how to set up Zotero, and make the most of this research tool. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Cindy Fisher, University of Texas at Austin.

Conference Program Committee.




CPE#274: SBEC 1.5 ***Business Meeting icon

You Are Not An Imposter

2:00 - 3:50 pm

Despite the recent attention to “impostor syndrome,” many amazing professionals still hide in fear of being discovered as frauds. Why do so many librarians and information professionals still chalk their achievements up to everything but their own talent? The speaker examines what makes this mindset so powerful and how to break free from its grip. [A business meeting follows the program.]

Nicholas Means, WellMatch.

Digital Libraries Round Table.


CPE#276: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5

Essential Skills and Qualifications of Cataloger/Metadata Librarians in the Digital Era

2:30 - 3:50 pm

Learn from colleagues what cataloger/metadata librarians need for success in today’s evolving digital landscape, from current professional trends to the skills most sought by employers.

Jee-Hyun Davis, Cataloging and Metadata Services, University of Texas at Austin Libraries; Jeannette Ho, Cataloging, Texas A&M University Libraries; Nerissa Lindsey, Killam Library, Texas A&M International University; Amy Rushing, Special Collections, University of Texas at San Antonio; and Anping Wu, University of Houston.

Cataloging & Metadata Round Table.


CPE#297: SBEC 1.0

Austin’s Library of the Future

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Austin’s new library opens in 2016. Austin Public Library representatives reveal everything – funding strategies, design goals, architectural planning, technological innovations, and new service and program opportunities.

Brenda Branch; Joe Faulk; John Gillum; and Toni Lambert, Austin Public Library.

Conference Program Committee.


CPE#278: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Maverick Con: Stay in Front of the Graphic Novel Wave

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Put the POW in a powerful graphic novel program! Maverick Committee members cover tips for keeping your collection current and running a great graphic novel program. Establish and promote a manga/anime program or comic con club in your library.

Bethni King, Georgetown Public Library; Erik Knapp, Davis Library, Plano Public Library System; and Candace Neal, Carroll High School, Carroll ISD.

Young Adult Round Table.


CPE#277: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0 **BYOD Consistent Text.

Rev Up a “30 Apps in 30 Minutes” Program @ Your Library

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Launch your own apps training at your library! Start small and build a program that engages your users with fun and cool technology applications. The speakers will help you find and use the right tools. [Bring your own device.]

Thomas Finley and Adam J. Lamprecht, Adult Services, Frisco Public Library.

Conference Program Committee.



Introduction to TLA Finances

3:30 - 4:20 pm

Officers are invited to learn about TLA budgeting and financial policies and practices that impact units and committees.

Glenda Genchur, Texas Library Association.
CPE#280: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Communicating with School Faculty: Be the Solution

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Discover successful communication strategies for providing effective outreach to your over-stressed and time-crunched colleagues. This session addresses different communication styles, highlights proven approaches, and details collaborative projects that support instructional success.

Carmen Escamilla, Alexander High School, United ISD.

Conference Program Committee.


(Courtney Young)

Forum on ALA Strategic Initiatives

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Join the American Library Association (ALA) president at this interactive session and discuss ALA’s strategic directions, including the initiatives in these three priority areas:  advocacy, professional and leadership development, and information policy.  Add your ideas to help shape the vision, goals, objectives, strategies, and tactics for each initiative. 

Courtney Young, Pennsylvania State University, Greater Allegheny Campus, and American Library Association President.

Conference Program Committee.

[Jessica Yurkofsky]

CPE#279: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Harvard Library Test Kitchen

4:00 - 4:50 pm

The Library Test Kitchen focuses on innovation and public engagement in libraries. Add spice to your library’s activities for cooking up substantive conversations with the broader community. The speaker will articulate innovative library design activities that merge technology with the traditional and create libraries that mirror the community they inhabit.

Jessica Yurkofsky, Meta Lab, Harvard University.

Conference Program Committee.


[Laura Turner]

CPE#281: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Library User on the Go: Keeping Pace with Mobile Technology

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Libraries can use mobile technology to improve user access and satisfaction. The speaker reviews features important for mobile access to collections and details requirements for reference, instructional, and circulation activities. Ways to communicate with vendors to improve user access will also be discussed.

Laura Turner, Copley Library, University of San Diego.

Electronic Resources & Serials Management Round Table.


[Seann Dikkers] **Youth Technology Strand

CPE#282: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Minecraft in Schools

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Minecraft and other digital games are being used in classrooms and libraries to hook students to supplement curriculum, relay content. Discover ways to use Minecraft in your library.

Seann Dikkers, Patton College of Education, Ohio University.

Conference Program Committee.


[Melissa Marr]

***Youth Group Technology Strand.



CPE#283: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Radical RA: Using Social Media for Reader's Advisory and Collection Development

4:00 - 4:50 pm

No time to read hundreds of blogs, reviews, and Twitter chats to keep up with the latest and greatest in YA? This discussion covers a comprehensive list of resources and strategies to cut your time, improve your collection, and step-up your RA game.

Naomi Bates, Northwest High School, Northwest ISD; Jennifer Bigheart, Westbank Community Libraries; Karen Jensen, Teen Librarian Toolbox; Kelly Jensen, Book Riot; and Melissa Marr, HarperCollins Children's Books.

Young Adult Round Table.


[Marion Hill; Fran Stewart]

CPE#284: SBEC 1.0

Stacks Full of Murder

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Four mystery authors will talk about the origins of their librarian sleuths, contributions made by human or animal sidekicks, and how their series differ from others with librarian detectives. Murder, mayhem, and merriment may ensue.

Marion Moore Hill, (Scrappy Librarian series); Dean James, (Cat in the Stacks series); and Fran Stewart, (Biscuit McKee series). 

Public Libraries Division.


CPE#202b: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Texas Top Technology Trends (Net Fair)

4:00 - 4:50 pm

This TLA tradition is a review of the technology trends in Texas libraries and their adoption rates. Emerging technologies and their implications for library service considerations will be integrated including some topics presented in 3D.

Todd J. Humble, North Richland Hills Library.

Automation & Technology Round Table.


[Gilbert Tuhabonye]

CPE#285: SBEC 1.0

[This Voice in My Heart: A Runner's Memoir of Genocide, Faith, and Forgiveness]

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Gilbert Tuhabonye recounts his odyssey from surviving a Burundi massacre to becoming a world-class runner. This autobiography offers an inspirational and sobering eyewitness account.

Gilbert Tuhabonye, The Lenihan Group LLC, Gilbert's Gazelles LLC & Gazelle Foundation.

Black Caucus Round Table, Reference & Information Services Round Table, and College & University Libraries Division.


CPE#286: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Truth Be Told: Front Line Stories on Dealing with the Public

4:00 - 4:50 pm

Assuring successful interactions with the public is an art. Hear and share examples from librarians and library support staff. Gain insights and tips on dealing with challenging situations, customers, and behaviors. Vote for the top three stories showcasing library staff skills.

Library Support Staff Round Table.
College & University Libraries Division Membership Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Committee Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
Media & Related Technologies Round Table Business Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
Small Community Libraries Round Table Business Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
Texas Media Awards Committee Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
YART Lone Star Reading Committee Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
YART Maverick Graphic Novel Reading Committee Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
YART Spirit of Texas Reading Committee Meeting - Middle School

4:00 - 4:50 pm
YART Spirit of Texas Reading Committee Meeting -- High School

4:00 - 4:50 pm
YART Tayshas Reading Committee Meeting

4:00 - 4:50 pm
CPE#246b: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5

Creating Educational Computer Games @ Your Library (Hands on Lab 3) (Ticketed; register online only)

4:00 – 5:20 pm

Gaming and simulation are central to instruction and key to engaging learners. This program covers how to create educational computer games at your library to enhance teaching and learning. This session will empower librarians to facilitate students’ activities on the research, design and development of computer games for instruction. In addition, librarians will consider their teaching partners and new ways to collaborate with them. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]


Julie Marie Frye and Andrey V. Koptelev, Curriculum and Instruction, Sam Houston State University.

Conference Program Committee.


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4:30 - 6:00 pm
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