Thursday, Oct 22

Thursday Morning - Keynote

 

Futurizing: Our Networked World of the Future!

08:45 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

In this turbulent era of uncertainty, we need to be resilient as we engage in our digital future. Lynch shares his thoughts about where we are headed, what our challenges are, what we should be watching and preparing for, and how we can create new and exciting programs and services to our communities in the future.

Speaker:

, Executive Director, Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)

 

Thursday, Oct 22

Track A: Futurizing

Moderator:
Donna Scheeder, Consultant, Library Strategies International
 

A301. Scenario Planning

10:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Speaker:

, Digital strategist, writer, independent consultant, Independent Consultant

 

A302. Direction Planning & Visioning

11:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Visioning your library’s or organization’s future should be active, engaging and energizing. Strategic planning is not about word-smithing mission and vision statements. Setting your strategies and priorities, especially in a post-pandemic environment, demands collaborative, challenging exercises and conversations among staff and stakeholders. Be ready to sample planning techniques used in scores of libraries to align strategically with their communities, campuses and corporations.  Learn proven tools and approaches for creating practice, progressive plans that take ideas to results.

Speakers:

, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

, Curator of Curiosity, Dysart & Jones Associates

 

A303. Risk Management: Tools & Techniques

01:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Risk-taking is not at the top of list of strengths for libraries, but there are ways to assess risk and identify or develop mitigation strategies. This process includes risk management exercises, brainstorming what can go wrong both externally and internally, and prioritizing risks according to their risk ranking on a scale, as well as mitigation strategies. Our speaker discusses work done at IFLA as well as a nonprofit center in Washington, D.C. Among the benefits of looking at this topic are raising awareness of leadership and staff about what could possibly go wrong, what the impact might be, and whether or not there is a plan to deal with the possibility. Let’s be prepared!

Speaker:

, Consultant, Library Strategies International and Past President, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

 

A304. The Future of Libraries: Evolution or Extinction?

02:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Based on recent trends and activities, our world and our communities will never be the same. How will libraries evolve their programs, services, spaces, and expertise to be relevant, supported, and loved in those communities? Hear predictions from our panel of thought leaders, practitioners, and futurists as they present possible scenarios, extend current thinking, and make us thing about the possibilities and opportunities for the future of libraries.

 

Thursday, Oct 22

Track B: Operations & Systems

 

B301. Library Systems & Technology Industry Update

10:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

In this regular IL event, Breeding relates the latest events and trends in the library systems and technology industry. Breeding authors the annual “Library Systems Report,” published in American Libraries, which covers strategic technology products used by libraries and the vendors that develop and support them. Following the rounds of consolidation in recent years, technology products and strategies have evolved according to new priorities. Open source products are well-established and continue to have a major impact on the industry. Breeding shares the results of his report and looks forward to possible changes in the future.

Speaker:

, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides, USA

 

B302. Mobile Tech In & Out of Libraries

11:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mobile technology has been rapidly evolving since the first iPhone was introduced in 2007. In 13 short years, a mobile revolution has taken place. People have largely switched from using flip phones to smartphones and have started to use tablets instead of laptops. Mobile app use has replaced using traditional software on a computer, and even website use to a certain extent. Mobile apps connect to and interact with other real-world devices, like a smart watch or a home thermostat. The continuing growth of mobile technology is impacting libraries in many ways. Hear about current trends in mobile technology, the needs of customers using mobile devices inside and outside the library, the digital divide, and staff use of mobile technology.

Speaker:

, Digital Services Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Publisher, davidleeking.com

 

B303. Cloud Computing

01:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

With libraries transforming their campuses because of technology developments, they are migrating many of the library’s management activities, including cataloging, acquisitions, course reserves, booking of space, electronic resources, analytics for data in the system, authentication, and circulation, to systems that are accessed and facilitated using digital or cloud computing. Martin examines various cloud computing services, platforms, and resources used within library services and shares implementation experiences long with possible new services.

Speaker:

, Associate Librarian & Director of Library Technical Services, University of Arkansas

 

B304. From F2F to Virtual Library Operations

02:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The rapid emergence of COVID-19 as a health emergency resulted in many colleges and universities quickly transitioning to an environment in which services were provided offsite and online. This case study recounts the experiences of one library, which rapidly transitioned from face-to-face to virtual-only services in March 2020. During this time, with checkout, requesting, and returns of physical items suspended, the library worked quickly to maintain, as much as possible, articles and videos available in born-digital environments; migrate all assistance and bibliographic instruction to an online-only environment; identify processing tasks that could be performed offsite by circulation and technical services staff; and continue to comply with accessibility requirements. This session will include opportunities for others to compare experiences and share approaches.

Speaker:

, Coordinator, Access Services, Miami University

 

Thursday, Oct 22

Track C: Uncertainty, Change, & Resiliency

 

C301. Leading in a Time of Uncertainty

10:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

COVID-19 has been a game changer for many of us. It has brought to light the essential need for our libraries to have a disaster plan in place when our physical locations shut down and we are completely reliant on technology to interface and service our clients and peers. Managers are balancing the increased demands of technology-reliant end users, delegating work virtually, and keeping teams engaged and on-task with virtual projects. Ford discusses disaster planning drafting and considerations, leading virtual teams, and dealing with the psychological impacts that create barriers to productivity.

Speaker:

, Director, Library & Information Services, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

 

C302. Supporting Staff in Emergencies & Natural Disasters

11:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Libraries' information and community services take on heightened importance during emergencies and natural disasters. Following devastating flooding and hurricanes in South Carolina and Texas, a team from University of South Carolina's School of Library and Information Science and the South Carolina State Library has taken a more concentrated interest in providing emergency preparedness, communication (including crisis communication and social media), and health resources to help libraries and partner agencies better plan for various disasters. Hear how LIS programs and cooperative organizations and agencies can strengthen librarians' abilities to respond in times of crisis. Get the project team's findings and resources to help your community become better prepared for future emergency and weather events.

Speakers:

, Deputy Director, South Carolina State Library

, Inclusive Services Consultant, South Carolina State Library

 

C303. Resiliency & Rebuilding

01:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Just when leaders thought they had learned to manage any change, Covid19 hit. The tsunami of change swept in by a pandemic identified how critical it is for leaders to be resilient. Yes, they must be strategic and able to make things happen. But it is those leaders with resiliency and emotional intelligence who led the organizations for which they are responsible successfully through that massive disruption and into this new reality. Jones shares the results of interviews she’s conducted during the past 4 months with Directors and Deans who weathered the storm and are rebuilding and reframing services and operations in a digital-physical blended environment. How did they develop their resiliency? What can we learn from them? What are ways in which resiliency and emotional intelligence can become an enduring competency in all libraries?

Speaker:

, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

 

C304. Digital Advocacy Tools

02:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 2:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Speaker:

, Political Director, EveryLibrary

 

Thursday, Oct 22

Track D: Management Issues & Practices

Moderator:
Stephen Abram, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc.
 

D301. Aligning With Stakeholders

10:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Libraries have an opportunity to affect real change, make an impact in important areas in their communities, and use their position to be part of the solution. Having a substantial minority achievement gap in San Diego spurred the library to create programs to address that in their community. In addition to a now well-funded after-school homework program, the library has been working with UC San Diego on a major project called Library NExT that exposes youth to STEAM education and provides college-prep assistance and career certification programs for high school students. Hear how they align with stakeholders, build partnerships, and have a positive impact on their communities.

Speaker:

, Director, San Diego Public Library

 

D302. Inclusive Workplaces

11:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Speaker:

, Managing Partner, Dysart & Jones Associates

 

D303. Follow the Money!

01:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Using a take on the title of the book by Willy Sutton, a renowned bank robber, our speaker discusses where libraries should focus their attention to ensure they are adequately funded. A public librarian and library vendor, Abram’s insights provide some great ideas for supporting a successful future for libraries.

Speaker:

, Principal, Lighthouse Consulting, Inc. and & Executive Director, Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL)

 

D304. AIMing High: Incentivizing Faculty to Get the Job Done

02:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Building on last year’s Internet Librarian presentation by Christa Werle and Rebecca Jones, Price and Harden demonstrate “outcome-driven innovation” using a “Jobs-to-Be-Done” (JTBD) worksheet to close the loop on their textbook affordability initiative. From inspiration to funding, these Texas librarians were able to get the job done—reducing student textbook costs—by placing the faculty, rather than the student, as the “customer” at the center of the JTBD model. They revised the focus of their grant proposal to incentivize faculty to “innovate in the classroom,” not just simply “reduce student textbook costs.” Leading an ad hoc committee, Price and Harden named and launched the faculty-centered AIM (Affordable Instructional Materials) initiative by creating the proposal and marketing materials as well as a faculty OER tutorial. With the proposal now funded by the provost and vice provost, AIM is part of the university’s strategic plan and falls under the broader umbrella of “Grants for Innovation in the Classroom.” Join our speakers as they share their JTBD worksheet as well as the challenges, decisions, and outcomes of this multiyear project.

Speakers:

, Professor/Head of Public Services, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

, Professor, OER Guru, and Head of Electronic Services, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

 

Thursday, Oct 22

Track E: Makerspaces

 

E301. Makerspace Fair: No Space Solution!

10:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Space is at a premium in the branch, but the demand for makerspace activity is high. The solution twofold: incorporate a different makerspace station each week as part of the homework center activity, and hold a monthly theme makerspace fair (promoted via social media, email blasts, school contacts, and good old-fashioned fliers) that focuses on technology, arts and craft, or a balance between the two. These successful makerspace fairs bring in families and individuals of all ages as well as a mix of established patrons and first-time visitors to the library. Despite space limitations, any library can have a successful and active makerspace program!

Speaker:

, Branch Manager, Carmel Valley Branch Library, Monterey County Free Libraries and Member of ASRL

 

E302. From iPad to iMake: Makerspace for iPads

11:15 AM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maker culture is growing and taking over social media. We see a reflection of that in our libraries. There is an abundance of innovation labs and makerspaces becoming commonplace in libraries. But for libraries who want to enter into this maker culture, where do they begin? It can start with an iPad. Our avid maker demonstrates and provides the tools necessary to start or grow a makerspace for a library of any size. She illustrates how to build a makerspace-styled program around an iPad and an app. Originally designed for teens, both the program and these ideas can be adapted for all ages and all styles of libraries. In addition, the accompanying applicable tools and machines that can be utilized with iPad designs are explained and provided.

Speaker:

, Teen Services Librarian, Fresno County Public Library

 

E303. Makerspace Community Support

01:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This session looks at the many ways libraries used their makerspaces and resources to support the recent health crisis. Many have stepped up to help manufacture 3D printed PPE. It is amazing what the 3D printing/maker community has done during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear what worked, what didn’t, and what was learned for future crisis situations.

 

E304. Makerspace: Coding Across Curriculum

02:15 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Revolutionize your makerspace through coding! Kids spend, on average, 6–9 hours a day consuming digital media. Help your students go from consuming technology to creating it! In this session, you learn how to use easily accessible tools to teach kids coding across the curriculum to create, invent, and problem-solve. Makerspaces can make coding accessible to all students, even when traditional computer science classes are not available. Inspire your students to become innovators and digital designers!

Speakers:

, Librarian, School District of Clayton

, Computer Literacy Specialist, Wydown Middle School

Thursday, Oct 22

Thursday Afternoon - Closing Keynote

 

Libraries’ Biggest Challenges & Solutions for the Future

03:45 PM2020-10-222020-10-22

Thursday, October 22: 3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Connecting with our communities, looking ahead, taking advantage of partnerships, understanding demographics. As Internet librarians and information professionals, what are our biggest challenges and opportunities for the future? Our panel members from different communities share their thoughts and ideas and hopefully spark some insights for experimenting and trying something new in your community.

Speakers:

, Director, San Diego Public Library

, Librarian, Innovation Lab Manager, St. Petersburg College

, Section Head, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress and President-Elect, ALA