Program Report for Texas Library Association Annual Conference 2015



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The Benefits of e-Books: An Overview

10:00 - 10:50 am

Engage readers with e-books. This session provides an overview of digital lending – its future and applicability for your library. Find out the considerations you must make when implementing a program and hear success stories.

Lori Arterburn, Monterey High School, Lubbock ISD; Cindy Beno, Collection & Cataloging Services, Austin Public Library; Beau Livengood, Library Partner Services, OverDrive; Davin Pate and Ellen Safley, Eugene McDermott Library, University of Texas at Dallas.

Exhibitors Round Table Round Table.
[Molly Idle]

CPE#520: SBEC 1.0



Motion Pictures and Picture Books

10:00 - 10:50 am

An author, illustrator, and animator compares motion pictures and picture books. From character development to editing and story arcs, these two media forms have much in common. This Caldecott honor recipient discusses how she creates picture books with cinematic qualities.

Molly Schaar Idle, Peachtree Publishers.

Children's Round Table.

CPE#522: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0



The Shared Print Landscape for Texas Academic Libraries

10:00 - 10:50 am

How do we ensure that printed works are available for future researchers? Speakers review a 2014 Texas Council of Academic Libraries survey on shared print collection and storage models. They will also discuss related academic library needs, review initiatives, and make recommendations.

Posie Aagaard, University of Texas at San Antonio; Beatrice Caraway, Trinity University; Dana Hendrix, A Frank Smith Jr Library, Southwestern University; and John Weaver, Brown Library, Abilene Christian University.

College & University Libraries Division, Acquisitions & Collection Development Round Table, and Texas Council of Academic Libraries.
[Jose Aguinaga]

CPE#523: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



Careers in Community College Libraries

10:00 - 11:20 am

The panel will discuss opportunities and challenges specific to careers in community colleges. Speakers represent community college libraries of diverse sizes and types, including a joint-use library and a 100% digital library.

José Aguiñaga, Library Media Center, Glendale Community College; Nichole Boone, Collin College - Spring Creek Campus; Monica R. Norem, CyFair Branch, Lone Star College; and Cheryl Crisp Stewart, Coastline Community College.

College & University Libraries Division and New Members Round Table.
[Margaret Johnson]

CPE#525: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



Emotional Intelligence on the Job

10:00 - 11:20 am

Working with the public demands well-developed social interaction skills. Emotional intelligence training offers guidance in examining our reactions and those of others to help us listen and respond with empathy and strength - no matter the situation.

Margaret A. Johnson, Ideal Training, Inc.

Public Libraries Division and Library Support Staff Round Table.
CPE#521: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5

Health Information for Everyone: MD, RN, PhD, or DDS Not Required!

10:00 - 11:20 am

Need quality consumer-health information websites on diseases, genetic conditions, environmental health, resources for older adults, drugs, and more? The speaker highlights free online resources from the National Library of Medicine which are available for individuals who are not healthcare providers or professionals. [A limited number of computers will be provided. It is suggested that you your own device]

Cheryl Rowan, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (Houston).

Conference Program Committee.

CPE#526: SBEC 1.5

Imagine Every Child, Every Day a Reader: Booktalks to Motivate Tweens and Teens

10:00 - 11:20 am

Discover what’s hot off the press with Teri Lesesne as she booktalks the latest and greatest books for tweens and teens. A slide presentation and an annotated bibliography will be provided.

Teri S. Lesesne and Karin Perry, Department of Library Science, Sam Houston State University.

Texas Association of School Librarians.

CPE#527: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



Syncing Summer Reading: It's Not Just for Summer

10:00 - 11:20 am

Discover unique and meaningful ways that libraries, city departments, and community organizations can collaborate and partner! Learn valuable techniques to help your library actively pursue community engagement through summer reading.

Aranda Bell, Zula B. Wylie Public Library; Jennie Evans and Reka Reynolds, Flower Mound Public Library; Cynthia A.Gray, Youth & Teen Services, Fort Worth Library.

Programming for Adults Round Table.
[Tammy Tang]

CPE#528: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



Tammy Tang’s Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools **BYOD Icon **Young Adult Technology strand

10:00 - 11:20 am

With so many new technology gadgets, apps, and websites, it is nearly impossible to keep up. In this fast-paced session, Tammy Worcester Tang will share her favorite newly-discovered tips, tricks, and tools for teachers, librarians, and students. [Bring your own device.]

Tammy Worcester Tang, ESSDACK.

Texas Association of School Librarians.
[Bobby Ellis; Matthew Foxhall]

CPE#529: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5



TRS Retirement Made Easy

10:00 - 11:20 am

Join financial planners as they illustrate the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) of Texas benefit options available to a hypothetical couple. Pros and cons of each option will be discussed. The speakers will cover recent legislative changes affecting TRS members and explain retirement programs available.

Bobby Ellis and Matthew R. Foxhall, AXA Financial Group.

Retired Librarians (ALIVE) Interest Group and Conference Program Committee.
[Michele Cook; Jennifer Niven; John Sanford; Justine Larbalestier; Sarah Maas; Gena Showalter] Colleen Gleason

CPE#530: SBEC 1.5



YA 4 Every1

10:00 - 11:20 am

What is it about young adult literature that is so popular that even adults are reading it? Learn more about the hot trends in YA crossover from some of today's top adult authors who are now writing for young adults, as well as from YA authors whose books are being read by adults.

Michele Cook, Jennifer Niven and John Sandford, Random House Children's Books; Colleen Gleason, Chronicle Books; Justine Larbalestier, Soho Teen; Sarah J. Maas, Bloomsbury Children’s Books; and Gena Showalter, Harlequin.

Young Adult Round Table.
CPE#537: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0

Advanced Fundraising for Library Friends and Foundations

10:00 - 11:50 am

As your library grows, the institutions financial needs grow beyond book and bake sales. A panel of fundraising experts will show you the path to finding new kinds of revenue. {A business meeting follows the program.]

Ellen Moutos Lee, Regional Foundation Library, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, University of Texas at Austin; Jennifer Peters, Library Development & Networking Division, Texas State Library & Archives Commission; and Tim Staley, Austin Public Library Friends Foundation.


Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas.

CPE#531: SBEC 2.0



Book Buzz: The New Books are Coming

10:00 - 11:50 am

Representatives from several publishing houses will talk about forthcoming titles. See what new books are coming down the road!

Public Libraries Division.

[Chris Grabenstein; Judy Schachner]

CPE#535: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0



Laughing through the Ages: From Picture Books to Books for the Middle Grades **Business meeting Icon

10:00 - 11:50 am

Join picture book author/illustrator Judy Schachner of Skippyjon Jones fame and stand-up comedian-turned-New-York-Times-bestselling author Chris Grabenstein as they discuss how humor and the power of the imagination capture readers of all ages. [A business meeting precedes the program.] [A book signing to follow the program.]

Chris Grabenstein, Penguin Random House, and Judy Schachner, xx.

Texas Association of School Librarians.
[Nancy Flood; Cynthia Smith; Elsa Marston] Janice Kowemy

CPE#541: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0



Let's Hear Their Stories: American Indians, Arabs, and Arab-Americans

10:00 - 11:50 am

Representing American Indians and Arabs/Arab-Americans in library collections is an important component of diversity. The panel of authors and library science specialists surveys the availability of children’s and YA books about these groups and will point out ways librarians can evaluate books for accuracy, fairness, and freedom from stereotype.

Nancy Bo Flood, Boyds Mills/Highlights; Janice L. Kowemy (Laguna Pueblo), Laguna Public Library; Elsa Marston, Wisdom Tales Press; and Loriene Roy (White Earth Anishinabe), School of Information, University of Texas at Austin at Austin; and Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Candlewick Press;

Conference Program Committee.
[Mark Cueva] Jason Sabo

CPE#532: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0



Libraries United: We All Prepare Texans for Work

10:00 - 11:50 am

Hear perspectives from the academic, public, and school communities on workforce/job readiness in libraries of all types. An open discussion will follow. [A business meeting follows the program.]

Mark Cueva, Mayor's Office of Education, City of Houston; Leticia Leija, Sekula Memorial Library; Barbara Lerner, Texas Woman's University; Jason Sabo, Frontera Stragedy; and Julie Todaro, Austin Community College.

Workforce-Library Partnerships Task Force.
CPE#533: SBEC 1.5; TSLAC 1.5 **BUSINESS MEETINGI

Linked Data: An Emerging Trend

10:00 - 11:50 am

Linked Data is an emerging technology in cataloging and metadata projects. This program will help attendees better understand Linked Data, how it is used in cultural heritage projects, and how to add it to cataloging and metadata workflows. [A business meeting follows the program.]

Mark Phillips, Digital Libraries Division; and Hannah Tarver, Digital Projects Unit, University of North Texas Libraries; Danielle Cunniff Plumer, consultant; and Amber Seely, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Houston Public Library.

Cataloging & Metadata Round Table.
CPE#534: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0

Special Collections for Students: Helping Your Scholars Get the Most out of Archives

10:00 - 11:50 am

Special collections can help young scholars connect with local history. Speakers will show you how to build your collections and help middle, high school, and undergraduate students place their work within a broader historical context.

Caroline Castillo, English Language Arts and Reading, Alexander Hamilton Middle School, Houston ISD; Amie Oliver, The Texas Collection, Baylor University; and Mikaela Selley, HMRC, Houston Public Library.

Archives, Genealogy & Local History Round Table.

[Carlton Sears]

CPE#536: SBEC 2.0; TSLAC 2.0

Turning Outward to Lead Change in Your Community

10:00 - 11:50 am

This session will introduce you to the Harwood Institute's "Turn Quiz." This tool enables librarians to assess the focus of their efforts as they seek to better engage communities on the issues that matter most to them.

Carlton Sears, Harwood Institute for Public innovation.

Conference Program Committee.
CPE#538: SBEC 1.0; TSLAC 1.0

The Choice” - Push the Button for TexQuest Collaboration in Secondary Schools

11:00 - 11:50 am

Have fun with the TexQuest team as they "audition" ideas for promoting online resources before a panel of secondary school "judges." Will innovative approaches make them “turn their chairs?” Take away imaginative marketing ideas for engaging teachers on your campus.

Len Bryan, Library Development and Networking Division, Texas State Library & Archives Commission; Lorraine Mettham, Library Services, Amarillo ISD; Melissa Rippy, Libraries and Instruction Materials, Pasadena ISD; Marty Rossi and Ann Vyoral, ESC, Region 20.

Conference Program Committee.



Leadership Development Committee Meeting

11:00 - 11:50 am
Reference & Information Services Round Table Executive Board Meeting

12:00 - 12:50 pm
Young Adult Round Table Executive Board Meeting

12:00 - 12:50 pm
Workforce Library Partnerships Task Force Meeting

12:00 - 1:00 pm
[Jerry Pinkney]

CPE#550: SBEC 1.0



Closing Author Session with Jerry Pinkney (Ticketed)

12:00 - 1:20 pm

Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street
Caldecott-winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney ([The Lion & the Mouse]) is among the most renowned figures in children’s literature today. Join him for a colorful and moving exploration of his work, inspiration, and depiction of the incredible visual universe for children. [Tickets must be purchased by Friday, April 3 through preregistration.] [Menu]

Jerry Pinkney, Little Brown Books for Young Readers.

Conference Program Committee.

Children's Round Table Executive Board Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm

Navigator ILL User Group Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Scholarship & Research Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Administrator of the Year Award Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Legislative/Advocacy Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Membership Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL MVP Award Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Nominations Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Operating Procedures Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Resolutions Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Scholarship Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
TASL Shirley Igo PTA Award Committee Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Texas Association of School Librarians Executive Board Meeting

1:00 - 1:50 pm

CPE#558: SBEC 0.5



General Session III with???

1:30 - 2:10 pm

SCOPE Note??

Speaker??



Conference Program Committee.
Texas Library Association Council II

2:20 - 3:20 pm or
Council, the governing body of TLA, convenes 15 minutes after the adjournment of General Session III. All conferees are invited.
Texas Library Association Executive Board Meeting #2

3:30 - 5:30 pm

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