Program Report for Texas Library Association Annual Conference 2015



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Working in Sync with Boards, Part II: Strategies for Cooperation

2:00 - 3:50 pm

Discover how to avoid the pitfalls common to administration and board relationship (Part II of II). Using the latest trends and hypothetical situations presented by the audience, participants will uncover the best strategies for getting boards and management back in sync.

Mary Beth Harrington, 501c³– Taking Nonprofits to the Third Level.

Library Friends, Trustees, and Advocates Round Table, Public Libraries Division, and Small Community Libraries Round Table.

CPE#498b: SBEC 0.5; TSLAC 0.5



Developing Students Into Professionals: Needs Assessment of Library and Information Science Graduate Students and Employers (Contributed Papers Session III B)

2:30 - 2:50 pm

Note: Contributed paper entries are a special type of TLA event at which individuals present papers they have authored.

Marla Ross, graduate student, University of North Texas.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#498c: SBEC 0.5; TSLAC 0.5

More Than Just a Job: Student Employee Success in Academic Libraries (Contributed Papers Session III C)

3:00 - 3:20 pm

Note: Contributed paper entries are a special type of TLA event at which individuals present papers they have authored.

Holly Dolan, student, University of North Texas.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#492: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Balancing Books & e-Content: Innovations in Acquisitions

3:00 - 3:50 pm

While demand for e-content is increasing, demand for print materials is not shrinking. Juggling acquisitions dollars between print and electronic resources is a challenge. Find out how to assess needs and make decisions for your institution in this complex environment.

Laurel Crawford, Collection Development, University of North Texas Libraries; Theresa Faris, Round Rock Public Library; Karen N Hendrick, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University; Katherine Landry, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University; Nidia Rodriguez, United High School, United ISD; Robin Stout, Library Media Services, Lewisville ISD; and Lisa Youngblood, Harker Heights Public Library.

Acquisitions & Collection Development Round Table and College & University Libraries Division.
CPE#467: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Community College Accreditation: The Role of the Library and Librarian

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Accreditation as an assessment and certification process has shifted from gathering input-based metrics to examining outcomes-focused measures. Expectations for libraries vary widely by program and accrediting body. This session examines programmatic accreditation for community colleges and how librarians can play an active role in the process.

Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee Libraries.

Conference Program Committee.


[Nancy Goebel]

CPE#484: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Considerations for Implementing a Personal Librarian Program

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Personal Librarian programs are being implemented in North American college and university libraries as a way to engage students in a more meaningful way. Students are partnered with a specific librarian whom student can contact for all research requirements.  The purpose is to decrease library anxiety, increase student engagement with library services and collections, and foster student success.

Nancy Goebel, Augustana Campus Library, University of Alberta.

Conference Program Committee.

[Christopher Harris]

CPE#495: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0



Play to Learn: Board Games in the Library

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Curriculum-aligned board games allow a library to provide an additional format to support student learning. Using game play examples, participants will identify successful elements that promote learning through play.

Christopher Harris, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#461: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Programming with the Tejas Star Books

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Members of the Tejas Star Books Reading List Task Force will share ideas to integrate the list’s books into library and classroom programming. Learn more about this list, the diverse materials it celebrates, and programs you can implement to promote reading. [A Business meeting follows the program.]

Tejas Star Book Reading List Task Force, Children's Round Table, and Conference Program Committee.


[Paige Britt; Spencer Quinn; Sarah Weeks]

CPE#475: SBEC 1.0



Writers Who Hit the Middle Grade Sweet Spot

3:00 - 3:50 pm

Capture the interest of middle grade readers with mystery, adventure, and heart. A panel of authors reveals their secrets and shares insights about their latest books.

Paige Britt, Spencer Quinn and Sarah Weeks, Scholastic Inc.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#498d: SBEC 0.5

Fragmented Identities: Skippyjon Jones and Chimichangas (Contributed Papers Session III D)

3:30 - 3:50 pm

Note: Contributed paper entries are a special type of TLA event at which individuals present papers they have authored.

Amanda Hernandez, graduate student, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Conference Program Committee.
[Cokie Roberts]

CPE#499: SBEC 0.5



General Session II with Cokie Roberts

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Renowned journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has covered many of the most impactful news stories. One of today’s most accomplished news figures, Roberts shares her insights on the media, world events, and works. This best-selling author discusses her latest work, Capital Dames. [A book signing will follow the event.]

Cokie Roberts, ABC News & NPR.

Conference Program Committee and Conference Local Arrangements Committee.

Book Cart Drill Team

5:30 – 6:30 pm

It’s back! Come see your creative and talented colleagues show off their skills with a choreographed routine with book carts. Yes, book carts! Book carts are good for more than just books! Cheer your favorite team to victory in the Book Cart Drill Team Texas Championship. Team preregistration is required. Visit the TLA website for details and an entry form.

Conference Local Arrangements Committee.

Programming for Adults Round Table Business Meeting

6:00 - 7:00 pm


Black Caucus Round Table Silver Anniversary Reception: Meet the Presidents

6:00 - 8:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

The Black Caucus Round Table celebrates 25 years with the Texas Library Association. Meet former TLA presidents who are BCRT members, renew past acquaintances, and revisit various programs, authors, and displays from past TLA conferences.

Yvonne Chandler, School of Library & information Sciences; and Herman Lavon Totten, College of Information, University of North Texas; and Gleniece A. Robinson, Fort Worth Library.

Black Caucus Round Table.


Networking with New Members

6:00 - 8:00 pm



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Start creating your network of friends and colleagues with other TLA New Members at our Dutch-treat event. Join us for a fun, casual evening of making connections, broadening your future opportunities in the profession, and finding new friends. All conference attendees are welcome.

New Members Round Table.
Night Out With Reference and Information Services

6:00 - 8:00 pm



Micheladas Café Y Cantina, 333 E. 2nd Street

Hang out with members of the Reference & Information Services Round Table! Enjoy a night of good food, drinks, and company. Open to current RISRT members and anyone interested in learning more about TLA’s most exciting group. If you don’t know what to ask, we’re the group to help you!

Reference & Information Services Round Table.
Small Community Libraries Round Table Dessert Social

6:00 - 8:00 pm



Marriott Austin Downtown / Convention Center, 300 E. 4th Street

The annual Small Community Libraries Round Table’s traditional dessert social features the presentation of the Small Community Librarian of the Year Award, the presentation of the Biblionix Stipend winners, and a lavish raffle. The raffle helps pay for the dessert social. All conference attendees are welcome to participate.

Small Community Libraries Round Table.
Texas Media Awards Presentation

6:00 - 8:00 pm



Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

The Texas Media Awards promote excellence in student media production and its importance in life-long learning. The awards recognize outstanding entries in nine media categories including book trailers, photography, multimedia, videography, animation, graphic design, Web design, and music composition. Students from all over Texas receive awards and showcase their work.

Texas Media Awards Committee.
[Steve Berry; CJ Box; Sarah Bird; M.P. Cooley; Joseph Finder]

CPE#EF459: SBEC 1.5



Evening with the Authors (Ticketed)

6:30 - 8:30 pm



Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd

Mystery abounds – but the revelation will be delicious! Join four thriller writers for an intriguing evening that will leave you guessing - and eager – for the all of the night’s literary and culinary tastes. Authors Steve Berry (The Lincoln Myth and the Cotton Malone series), CJ Box (Open Season and the Joe Pickett Series), Joseph Finder (Vanished and Killer Instinct ), and Martha Cooley (Ice Shear and Flame Out) provide the clues and readings for a fun-filled evening. [Tickets may be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.] [MENU]


Steve Berry, Macmillan-Adult; CJ Box, Sarah Bird, and Joseph Finder, Penguin Random House; M.P. Cooley, HarperCollins Publishers.

Conference Program Committee.

LIBRARY SCHOOL DINNERS and RECEPTIONS [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]Transportation will not be provided.
University of North Texas College of Information Alumni Reception (Ticketed)

6:00 - 8:00 pm



Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto
Texas Woman's University Library School Reception (Ticketed)

6:30 - 8:00 pm



Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, 700 San Jacinto at 8th Street
Sam Houston State University Library Science Alumni (Ticketed, register online only)

6:30 – 9:00 pm



Painting with a Twist – North, 8820 Burnet Road, #507

University of Houston - Clear Lake Library School Student and Alumni Dinner (Ticketed)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Iron Cactus Mexican Grill, 606 Trinity Street
University of Texas at Austin School of Information Alumni and Friends Reception (Ticketed)

6:30 - 8:30 pm

University of Texas School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe Street
CPE#EF463: SBEC 2.0

Storytelling Concert

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

Here is your opportunity to hear great stories told by seasoned tellers and a special guest librarian.

Storytelling Round Table.
Intergalactic Dance Club Party (Ticketed)

9:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Madison, 307 W. 5th St

It's the Intergalactic Dance Club Party (a.k.a., the group devoted to music, friends, dancing, and frivolty)! Come join the crowd and show that librarians know how to partee! [Tickets may be purchased by Friday, April 3 through the preregistration or purchased at the door.]



Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard

Intergalactic Dance Club Round Table, New Members Round Table, Retired Librarians (ALIVE) Interest Group.


Schedule of Events - Friday, April 17
All sessions are open to all attendees.
Registration 7 am – 11 am

Sync Up Station 9 - 11:00 am


Internet Room 8 am – Noon

Placement Center 8 am – Noon

TLA Store 8 am - Noon

Exhibits 9 am – Noon

Bag Check 9 am – 1:30 pm
ADD CPE Credit Explanation from last year’s text.

Sync Up Station: Your Destination for Imagination, Collaboration, and Innovation**Place in Box

7:00 - 11:00 am

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.


Prepare and Share: Program Planning for TLA 2016

7:00 - 7:50 am

Prepare for the 2016 TLA Conference in Austin by getting critical information on deadlines, procedures, and marketing opportunities. Share your program ideas and find potential partners who can share labor and expenses. All officers with program planning responsibilities are urged to attend.

Conference Program Committee.
Body Resistance to a Beat

7:00 - 8:00 am

Work out to a fabulous and funky beat with certified personal trainer Roz Mays Davis. Roz incorporates stretching, weight training and boxing while moving to the latest R&B tunes. Roz specializes is helping the average person to get fit while having fun! Join us to de-stress and energize before your trip home. 

Roz Mays Davis, PFTA-CPT, NASM-CPT.

Conference Local Arrangements Committee


CPE#508a: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

LIBGuides (Hands on Lab 12) (Ticketed; register online only)

8:00 - 8:50 am

LibGuides allow librarians to curate knowledge and share information with their users by creating online Guides for any topic, course, subject, process...or any other information that they want to organize and share! Learn how to determine what type of Guide best suits the information you want to communicate, how to create content, embed media, and publish the Guide. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Brittney Johnson, Munday Library, St. Edwards University.

Conference Program Committee.

College & University Libraries Division Executive Board Meeting

8:00 - 8:50 am
Public Libraries Division Executive Board Meeting

8:00 – 8:50 am
Special Libraries Division Business Meeting

8:00 - 8:50 am
CPE#504: SBEC: 1.0 **BUSINESS MEETING icon

Vendors on Collection Development

8:00 - 9:20 am

Publishers and library vendors offer their perspectives on everything from industry trends to suggestions for using and promoting reading materials. Take part in an open discussion with vendors and learn about recently published books, e-resources, and reference works. [A business meeting follows the program.]

Acquisitions & Collection Development Round Table.


[Chris Van Allsburg]

CPE#505: SBEC 0.75



Let's Get Surreal! Children's Round Table Author Session with Chris Van Allsburg (Ticketed)

8:00 - 9:50 am

Caldecott Medal winner Chris Van Allsburg will discuss his inspiration and artistic process for writing and illustrating some of his most popular picture books, including his most recent book, The Misadventures of Sweetie Pie. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Chris Van Allsburg, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Children's Round Table.
[Rich Dietz]

CPE#524: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0



10 Things Your Website Needs in 2015

9:00 - 9:50 am

Your library website is the critical channel for telling your users about your mission, your services, and your needs. Learn how to evaluate your Web presence, identify best practices, and implement the 10 crucial things that your website should include.

Rich Dietz, Nonprofit R+D.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#515: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Digital Citizenship: Sync Up Safely

9:00 - 9:50 am

Teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens. Hear how several school districts approach digital citizenship while leveraging information literacy skills, collaborating with other campus leaders, and educating stakeholders. This session gives you innovative tools to teach these important life skills.

Jennifer LaBoon, Library Media Services, Fort Worth ISD; Bethany Brant, Polser Elementary School, and Robin Stout, Library Media Services, Lewisville ISD.

Texas Association of School Librarians.
CPE#517: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

EPUB3 & e-Books: What Do We Need to Know?

9:00 - 9:50 am

EPUB is becoming the most widely-used standard for distributing e-books. Version 3 incorporates style and layout enhancements, global language support, rich media interactivity, and accessibility features. Discover what it is and why it matters to librarians.

Christine Peterson, Amigos Library Services.

Conference Program Committee.
Domingo Martinez [Philipp Meyer; Benjamin Saenz; Sergio Troncoso]

CPE#539: SBEC 1.0



From El Paso to Brownsville: Border Authors

9:00 - 9:50 am

Where cultures meet, nations collide, and diversity colors life: these topics and more are the province of border authors. Join a panel for an insightful and artistic look at this rich slice of Texas life and literary wares.

Domingo Martinez, xx; Philipp Meyer, HarperCollins Publishers; Benjamin Alire Saenz, Cinco Puntos Press and University of Texas at El Paso; and Sergio Troncoso, Yale Writers' Conference.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#506: SBEC 1.0

Historical Fiction Often Begins in Libraries

9:00 - 9:50 am

An author shares how archivists and librarians at the Rosenberg Library helped shape her historical fiction. She reveals how original letters, diaries, photographs, and discussions with information professionals influenced her narratives.

Ann Weisgarber, Macmillan-Adult.

Archives, Genealogy & Local History Round Table.
CPE#511: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

How to Talk to IT Professionals

9:00 - 9:50 am

Librarians and IT professionals must communicate effectively to provide efficient service to library customers. Improve your understanding of how IT professionals think in order to enhance your working relationship and help relieve the stress of coordinating with IT.

Tine Walczyk, Trainers-R-Us.

Small Community Libraries Round Table.
[Carson Block]

CPE#507: SBEC 1.0



Libraries and South-by-Southwest

9:00 - 9:50 am

Library programs and services have a lot to offer SXSW Interactive and EDU audiences. A wide-ranging group of libraries and organizations, including TLA, are showing that libraries are movers and shakers in the digital age. Learn about our growing presence in this high tech and education industry event. Find out how you can get involved.

Carson Block, Carson Block Consulting, Inc.

Conference Program Committee.
[Jeff Smith]

CPE#513: SBEC 1.0



Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Program Featuring Jeff Smith

9:00 - 9:50 am

The Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Committee presents programming ideas for this year's list. This program will feature Jeff Smith, best known as creator of the comic book series BONE and winner of numerous awards and honors including 10 Eisner Awards and 11 Harvey Awards. "Little Mavs," a new graphic novel list for younger kids, will be introduced.

Jeff Smith, Graphix, Scholastic Inc.

Young Adult Round Table.
CPE#514: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Sharing the [Wonder] with One Book, One Community: Kindness Theme Unites Community

9:00 - 9:50 am

Round Rock ISD librarians showcase their recent One Book, One Community literacy initiative. Attendees will receive detailed instructions to replicate this program, including ideas for collaborative projects involving teachers, student writing, community activities, author visits, and promotional strategies.

Kate DiPronio, Cedar Valley Middle School; Laura Glaser Falli and Amelia Lewis, McNeil High School; Kristen Fournier, Forest North Elementary School; Emily Gardner, Caldwell Heights Elementary School; Linda Kay, Ridgeview Middle School; and Ami Uselman, Teravista Elementary School, Round Rock ISD.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#544: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Suma: A Mobile Space and Service Assessment Toolkit

9:00 - 9:50 am

Welcome to Suma, an open-source mobile web-based assessment toolkit. This application allows librarians to easily collect and analyze large amounts of observational data. Learn how to implement this tool and see examples of its use.

Jason Casden, Digital Library Initiatives, North Carolina State University Libraries.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#516: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Taking Care of Business: Attract and Serve Your Local Business Community

9:00 - 9:50 am

Presenters share strategies for attracting businesses and entrepreneurs to the library and cultivating these stakeholders as library supporters. Attendees will learn about different resources of interest to businesses and how serving this group promotes a thriving community.

Dianne Connery, Pottsboro Area Public Library; Marc Marchand, CPM, Burleson Public Library; and Kerry Montz, North Branch, Denton Public Library.

Programming for Adults Round Table.
CPE#518: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

Telling History in 50 Objects or Less: Developing Exhibits in Omeka

9:00 - 9:50 am

The history of our times is told through the objects we hold. Texas State University students participated in the Digital Public Library of America's Digital Curation Program. They will review their experiences and the exhibits they developed using the open source Omeka system.

Danielle Cunniff Plumer, consultant.

Special Libraries Division and Archives, Genealogy & Local History Round Table.
CPE#508b: SBEC 3.0; TSLAC 3.0

Exploring 3D Printing @ Your Library (Hands on Lab 13) (Ticketed; register online only)

9:00 – 11:50 am

Learn about 3D printing and modeling technology, and discover tips for establishing a successful service in your library. Includes hands-on practice using 3D modeling software, preparing your own 3D print job, and starting it on a demo printer. We’ll print as many as possible during the extensive Q&A. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.]

Denise Beaubien Bennett and Sara Gonzalez, Marston Science Library, University of Florida.

Conference Program Committee.

CPE#543: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0



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