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Wednesday, April 22
 

8:00am

Technology in Tennessee Libraries: Discussion of Standards and Practices
The intended outcome of this preconference is to create a set of common values and principles for library technologies which will help the TLA Libraries Technology Round and TLA provide the best service to libraries in the state. This will be an opportunity for people to voice opinions about the direction and focus of technologies in Tennessee Libraries going forward.

Speakers
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Cody Behles

Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Memphis
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Brian Rogers

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Slow learner

Sponsors

Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am
Southeast Ballroom C

8:00am

Communicating Change to the Entire Staff
Change is a constant in every workplace - and everyone needs to understand it, accept it and contribute to its success. Great leaders know that people are different and that, in order to have an effective team, messages need to come in all shapes and sizes. Understanding the differences people have involving change will give you the language, insight and tools needed to address the most challenging of tasks - getting everyone on board with change.


We will use latest on change management theory to understand how change works in an organization and then we will use the Change Style Indicator assessment to determine your change style. The Change Style Indicator is designed to measure an individual’s preferred style in approaching and addressing change. It provides leaders of all level with insights on personal preferences for managing through change and provides context for how those around them might perceive and respond to their preferred style.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about three unique styles for dealing with change
  • Discover their personal position on this continuum of change style preferences
  • Learn how a preferred style affects how others perceive an individual and how a style influences the perception of others
  • Determine the “traps” in their style that can limit a leader’s flexibility and ability to lead
  • Explore the advantages and strengths that each style offers in a team effort
  • Improve interpersonal communication and understanding
  • Avoid conflicts and reduce unproductive meeting time
  • Realize the value of all perspectives when resolving issues
  • Improve teamwork
  • Enable the group’s creativity and innovation
  • Increase collaboration and cooperation
  • Reach the “win/win” solution more quickly

Speakers
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Heather lambert

Continuing Education Coordinator, Tennessee State Library and Archives


Wednesday April 22, 2015 8:00am - 4:00pm
Southeast Ballroom A

1:00pm

Leadership Development Workshop
Leadership Institute leaders will provide lecture, discussion, training, ad mentoring for those seeking the next level of leadership in their careers or in Association work.

Speakers
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Susan Earl

The Brentwood Library
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Martha Earl

Assistant Director, University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Ruth Kinnersley

Library Director, Trevecca Nazarene University Waggoner Library
I have been a librarian for a while! Talk to me about: | | Leadership, Academic Libraries, Management
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Pat Van Zandt

East Tennessee State University

Sponsors

Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Southeast Ballroom C

1:00pm

Our Place: New Frontiers in Meeting Needs
The College and University Libraries Section (CULS) will host panel discussions on providing a place for everyone at the table regarding library spaces, collections, and interactions. How have advances in STEM, social sciences or humanities allowed for the creation of new opportunities to meet our collective needs?

Schedule

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Welcome

1:05 pm - 2:25 pm PANEL 1 -- see descriptions below

2:25 pm - 2:40 pm Break

2:40 pm - 3:55 pm PANEL 2 -- see descriptions below

3:55 pm - 4:00 pm Wrap-up

Panel Descriptions

PANEL 1

IT/Reference Collaboration:  Can Two Departments Share the Same Space?
Pam Dennis and Robert Rose, University of Memphis

    The University of Memphis Libraries RIS Desk and the IT Desk, both located in the University Libraries Learning Commons, combined their service points this semester to provide a more efficient and meaningful service to users on campus. The pilot program promotes a more cooperative desk that combines the technology skills of the existing IT Desk with the reference and scholarly expertise of Libraries faculty and staff while simultaneously solving staffing problems faced by both desks.

Library-Land Boldly Explores New Frontiers
Regina Lee, Tennessee Technological University

     Over the past year or so, several groups on campus have partnered with the library to establish cutting edge technological experiences for students and faculty.  The Volpe Library is providing its expertise in supporting learning outside of the classroom and is reconfiguring space to best serve students. 

     The presentation will provide a brief description of each endeavor, approximately 6 entities outside the library, and how the library benefits from these partnerships with other academic units on campus.  Tennessee Tech is one of very few universities, and the only one in the state, to have a VisCube in the HIVE (Hybrid Immersive Visualization Environment).

The Role of a Library Liaison in a Merged Division
Jennifer Ott and Wendy Trenthem, Rhodes College

     Several college campuses are merging or have merged library services and information technology in order to provide a cohesive unit for service and support. Since 1999, Rhodes College has had a merged Library and IT division, and now information professionals play many different roles (researcher, instructor, collection developer, IT support, and liaison).  At Rhodes, the Information Services Librarian position was created to service the needs of the academic departments and the campus as a whole. The liaison duties of this position involve collaboration with faculty, communication, and relationship building. Learn how this role has changed over the past fifteen years, and how it continues to evolve in a small liberal arts college.

 

PANEL 2

Change: Community Involvement brings Staff Empowerment | Linebaugh Public Library System Case Study
Carol Ghattas, Linebaugh Public Library

   Since coming to Linebaugh in 2011, Carol Ghattas has been constantly aware that things needed to change in order to better meet the needs of their community, but it was not until the entire system went through a new strategic planning process under the leadership of Sandra Nelson, that she found the empowerment she longed for to bring effective change.
    What made the difference for Linebaugh? The new strategic plan was based on recommendations from a group of community stakeholders, so Carol was able to tell staff: We're doing this, making these changes because this is what our community wants.

Everything in its Place: Google Maps for Libraries
Rachel Scott and Anna Neal, University of Memphis
Presentation available

     Google Maps are ubiquitous. Libraries and other institutions increasingly use this platform to generate interest in collections and engage users. This presentation describes successful implementations, illustrates how Google Maps can enrich library services, discusses the process of creating the Memphis Music Venues map, and concludes with a demonstration.

Sustain a Book: Recycling Books for Art & Function
Deborah Babb, Christian Brothers University

Inspired by Claremont College's re:book contest, we initiated a similar contest in spring 2014 called Sustain a Book. This contest, open to students, Faculty, and staff, invited participants to make something new (artistic, functional, or both) out of old, unwanted books and paper. This contest brought attention to the library and our sustainability efforts and encouraged creativity from our community.

 

 

Moderators
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Nancy Gibson

Distance Education Librarian, Austin Peay State University

Speakers
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Deborah Babb

Electronic Services Librarian, Christian Brothers University
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Pamela Dennis

University of Memphis
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Carol Ghattas

Branch Librarian, Linebaugh Public Library
After living 20 years in the Middle East, Carol returned to her hometown of Murfreesboro with her husband and two sons. She became Branch Librarian at Linebaugh Public Library in January 2011, which is the same library where her mother worked during Carol's youth. Carol is an author... Read More →
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Regina Lee

Tennessee Technological University
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Anna Neal

University of Memphis
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Jennifer Ott

Instructional Technologist, Rhodes College
Course management, information technology, CRM, teaching and instruction, project management, digital scholarship and projects, and professional development. Team building, goal setting.
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Robert Rose

University of Memphis
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Rachel Scott

Integrated Library Systems Librarian, University of Memphis
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Wendy Trenthem

Information Services Librarian, Rhodes College
All-purpose librarian who supports research, instructional technology, and supervises student workers. Liaison to modern languages, religious studies, art/art history, urban studies, and anthropology/sociology at Rhodes College.

Sponsors


Wednesday April 22, 2015 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Southeast Ballroom B

5:00pm

TLA NMRT Social
Mix, mingle, and enjoy free appetizers courtesy of NMRT.
TLA NMRT Facebook Group 



Wednesday April 22, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hilton Memphis - Lobby Bar

6:00pm

Library Technologies Roundtable Dine-Around
A networking dinner for library technology professionals and enthusiasts. Come have dinner and discuss issues concerning you about library technology. 

RSVP to Cody Behles (cbehles@memphis.edu) before April 22. 


Wednesday April 22, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Huey's Poplar 4872 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38117
 
Thursday, April 23
 

8:00am

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Thursday April 23, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Promenade 1

8:00am

A Smorgasbord of Free Financial Literacy Resources
Planning for a Money Smart Week or other financial literacy-related activities? Learn about freely- accessible government websites that provide children, parents, educators, young adults, adults, and seniors -- even non-native English speakers -- a wealth of information on financial topics such as saving, budgeting, credit, paying for college, investing, purchasing a home, and planning for retirement. Share ideas for promoting these sources to various audiences.

Speakers
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Bess Robinson

University of Memphis
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Perveen Rustomfram

University Libraries, University of Memphis

Sponsors


Thursday April 23, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

8:00am

Finding a Place for eReference
Embracing the eReference trend, The Brentwood Library acquired nearly 5,000 full-text eResources through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Doing so enabled patrons to access authoritative articles on a variety of subjects from the arts to science. Simultaneously reducing the print reference section allowed extra space to set up three eReference stations dedicated for patron research. Whether from home or from an eRef station, patrons can access reference. Procuring titles and providing access, however, is only half the battle. We have undertaken a number of marketing initiatives to broaden patron awareness and usage of these excellent resources. It is currently a work in progress, and only time will tell whether our efforts have been successful. We would like to share our experience, whether for good or for ill, and will provide a rundown of our process, marketing efforts, usage statistics and outcomes. Let us discuss our experience of finding a place for eReference.

Speakers
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Cassie Ellis

Reference Librarian, The Brentwood Library
Hello! I'm a UTK grad and love being a Reference Librarian at The Brentwood Library. I'm interested in building amazing collections for patrons, and working to make them known. My undergrad is in Dance Education and I still dance when I can with the Vanderbilt Dance Theater. I'm newly... Read More →
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Kelly Lee

Reference Librarian, The Brentwood Library
I am a big advocate of community outreach and enjoy teaching patrons. I'm a bit of an apple fanatic, but enjoy tinkering with all kinds of technology, and love to hear how they are used within the library. I was a nurse a very long time ago and am a relatively new librarian with... Read More →



Thursday April 23, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Directors Row 1

8:00am

Using Multiple Media Publicity for Rural Libraries
Learn about using multiple media outlets for publicity in a rural public library setting. We will provide tips, tricks, and audience participation.

Speakers
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Katherine Horn

Elma Ross Public Library
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Laura Winfrey

Somerville-Fayette County Library


Thursday April 23, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

9:00am

General Session
Keynote Speaker: Robert Gordon

Speakers
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Robert Gordon

Writer and Filmmaker
Grammy Award winning writer and filmmaker Robert Gordon has focused on the American south—its music, art, and politics—to create an insider’s portrait of his home that is both nuanced and ribald. | | His latest book, Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion sets... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2015 9:00am - 11:00am
Southeast Ballroom A, B, C

10:00am

Auto-Graphics ILL User Group

Come for coffee and refreshments - and get all your interlibrary loan questions answered.  Learn how to better navigate the new SHAREit interface; hear about new ILL features and functions; get a chance to talk directly to the vendor to suggest changes to the software. 

Jennifer Cowan-Henderson, Resource Sharing Administrator for the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will host the Auto-Graphics’ Library Automation Team.  Mary Clark, Auto-Graphics Product Manager for SHAREit and Albert Flores, Auto-Graphics VP of Sales will be on hand to answer your questions and hear your comments about SHAREit.


Speakers
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Mary Clark

Product Manager for SHAREit, Auto-Graphics
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Jennifer Cowan-Henderson

Director of Planning and Development, Tennessee State Library and Archives
I'm the project manager for the statewide catalog and ILL as well as the head of Planning and Development. I also am project manager or grant monitor for most grants to public libraries that come through the state. I also serve as the State E-rate Coordinator for Public Libraries... Read More →
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Albert Flores

VP of Sales, Auto-Graphics


Thursday April 23, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Director's Row 4

11:00am

Free Time in Exhibits
The list of exhibitors is available here (on desktop) or under Directory > Exhibitors (on mobile).

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom A, B

11:00am

Exhibits Open
Join us at 11:00 for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the Exhibits for 2015! The Exhibits will then be open all day until 5:00. The list of exhibitors is available here (on desktop) or under Directory > Exhibitors (on mobile).

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom A, B

11:45am

Intellectual Freedom Luncheon
Speakers
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Kristin Pekoll

Assistant Director for the Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association
I started my career as a young adult librarian in a small town in Wisconsin. In 2009, I went through a multiple book challenge of YA LGBTQ titles. My passion for fighting censorship was only flamed by this experience. I served as Wisconsin Intellectual Freedom Roundtable Chair. In... Read More →

Sponsors

Thursday April 23, 2015 11:45am - 1:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom C

1:10pm

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Promenade 1

1:10pm

A Conversation with Dr. Timothy Smith
Dr. Timothy Smith will be discussing his book Shiloh: Conquer or Perish, which was selected as the winner of the 2016 Tennessee History Book Award.


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Southeast Ballroom B

1:10pm

Explore Memphis--Summer Reading 2.0
Presentation and handout available at http://tinyurl.com/m8p4qbe
Tired of the same old summer reading? Maybe it’s time for an upgrade! In 2014, the Memphis Public Library & Information Center, along with the City of Memphis, unveiled its new Summer Program: Explore Memphis. With great community partners and an online badging system that gamified Summer Reading sign-ups to appeal to teenagers and young adults, customers of all ages had an amazing summer full of reading, STEAM programs, and free community events. This program will discuss the successes and hurdles that two Youth Services Librarians faced in developing this summer reading program redesign and will offer practical advice on how to incorporate these changes into future Summer Reading programs. Advice will be provided on how to market this to reluctant staff members, form valuable community partnerships and incorporate new technology into existing programs for those interested in making positive changes to their summer reading programs.

Speakers
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Beth Dailey Kenneth

Memphis Public Library & Information Center
I'm a Teen Librarian that loves to read! I'm on the Volunteer State Book Award Committee for grades 6-12. I supervise over 50 volunteers each summer. | | Weird Fact: Being from the Appalachians of East TN, I often end up with fries at the drive in when I ordered Sprite... Read More →
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Jason Sharp

Memphis Public Library & Information Center


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

1:10pm

Ringmasters of the EndNote circus: Orchestrating citation management software literacy efforts from the R&I perspective
Librarians are often called to provide instruction and support for topics or services that might appear to be outside of our bailiwick. Just such a conundrum arose recently when the UTC campus adopted the citation management tool, EndNote. The UTC Library, recognized as the best place on campus to receive citation-related information and assistance, became the de facto provider of EndNote training and information. In this presentation, learn how you can integrate any citation management tool into your information literacy sessions, adapt lesson plans, partner with faculty, develop tools for on-campus and distance students, and provide assistance beyond the 8-to-5 Monday-to-Friday timeframe for any citation management software, and jump through flaming hoops (just kidding). We will explore our successes and challenges, and will share tools and lesson plans that can be remixed or reused to provide support and instruction for any software. Ladies and gentlemen, step right up!

Speakers
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Chapel Cowden

Health & Science Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
Sci-librarian, dreamer, lover of tea.
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Beverly Kutz

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

1:10pm

Sharing Recipes From Our Table: Disability Awareness at 2 University Libraries
Two academic libraries share their approach to creating a place at the table for library users with disabilities. These two libraries are working to strengthen the relationship between the Libraries and Disability Services. Library staff can properly assist students and others with disabilities by learning how to identify problems, collaborate with Disability Services, and utilize library services to accommodate specific needs. Developing programs geared towards different audiences can include: outreach at various campus events; orientation for new students to services in the library; disability awareness training for library staff; and investing in accessibility equipment. Let us share recipes from two different libraries that may inspire you to make your table more welcoming to all.

Speakers
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Michelle Brannen

Media Literacy Librarian & Interim Head of Scholars' Collaborative, The University of Tennessee
Hi, I am the Media Literacy Librarian and the Interim Head of the Scholars' Collaborative at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Libraries. In this position, I head The Studio, a media production lab, am the subject liaison for both Journalism and Electronic Media and Studio Art... Read More →
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Dorcas Davis

University of Memphis
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Thura Mack

Coordinator for Community Learning Services and Diversity Programs, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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Steven Milewski

Social Work & Digital Media Technologies Librarian, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Works at UT Libraries as the Social Work and Digital Media Technologies Librarian and Library Liaison to the Office of Disability Services



Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Southeast Ballroom C

1:10pm

The Long Night Against Procrastination: A catalyst for campus wide participation in student success
We all procrastinate occasionally, but research shows that 80% of students procrastinate on 80% of their assignments. How can libraries help? In December 2014, the Tennessee Wesleyan College Library and Trevecca Nazarene University’s Waggoner Library collaborated with departments across campus to kick off finals week with a Long Night Against Procrastination. This presentation will discuss the successes and lessons learned from hosting a Long Night Against Procrastination. This event could be replicated in all kinds of libraries.

Speakers
JB

Judy Bivens

Trevecca Nazarene University
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Ruth Kinnersley

Library Director, Trevecca Nazarene University Waggoner Library
I have been a librarian for a while! Talk to me about: | | Leadership, Academic Libraries, Management
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Kate Lewallen

Access Services Librarian, Tennessee Wesleyan College
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Prilla Speer

Trevecca Nazarene University


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Southeast Ballroom A

1:10pm

Things They Don't Teach You in School: What I Learned as a First-Year Electronic Resources Librarian
Although there is certainly a great deal of information that an aspiring electronic resources librarian can learn from books, articles, listservs, webinars, and product-specific trainings, the presenter discovered that there were still a few areas where she had to rely upon the trial and error method or independent discovery (and of course, asking LOTS of questions). The presenter is a former Instruction and Reference Librarian who made the transition to Electronic Resources in 2013. She will share tips and challenges in dealing with topics that include: purchasing and licensing, subscription agents, pricing models, access methods, transitioning journals from print+online to online only, working with vendors, initiating trials and setting up access, discoverability, perpetual access, and working with public services.

Speakers
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Stephanie Adams

Tennessee Tech University


Thursday April 23, 2015 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Directors Row 1

2:10pm

2:10pm

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Promenade 1

2:10pm

On the Right Track from Your Public Library to Your Local Schools: A Collaborative Partnership
The director of the town's public library and the supervisor of the town's school libraries will share how together they have formed a partnership to provide the students and families of Collierville with books, resources, and educational programs. The presentation will focus on three unique aspects of the partnership: a new courier service that delivers requested books from the public library into the hands of teachers and students at the local schools; a professional development plan that includes learning from members of town library staff and the school librarians; and collaborative programming and resources that involve engagement of students and families of all K-12 schools.

Speakers
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Deanna Britton

Lucius E. and Elsie C. Burch, Jr. Library
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Andre Crafford

Collierville Schools


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Directors Row 1

2:10pm

One Library's Summer Reading Outreach Program
Do you have populations in your community that aren’t utilizing your library? So did we at Gatlinburg’s Anna Porter Public Library (APPL) and we decided to do something about it! Two years ago, two trustees created and established APPL’s Summer Reading Outreach program where we took our books to local kids without spending a dime. This session will describe the development, implementation, evolution and lasting effects of APPL’s Summer Reading Outreach program.

Speakers
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Kerri Buckner

Anna Porter Public Library
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Cassie Norvell

Anna Porter Public Library
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Kenton Temple

Anna Porter Public Library


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

2:10pm

Southern Librarianship and Race during the Early Twentieth Century
In recent years, library historians have turned their attention to the ways in which segregated library facilities, and collections, services, and programming within them, played a role in the formation of racial consciousness among library patrons both white and African-American. This panel presentation will present recent research into the histories of segregated public libraries in Memphis and New Orleans, as well as segregated Carnegie libraries throughout the South.

Speakers
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Matthew Griffis

University of Southern Mississippi
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Shane Hand

University of Southern Mississippi
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Steven Knowlton

Collection Development Librarian, University of Memphis
I'm very interested in innovative metrics to help us learn more about what patrons really want from a library and how they use the library


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Southeast Ballroom A

2:10pm

Special Formats Cataloging With RDA: Where Every Format Has a Place
Cataloging has been in transition since the implementation of RDA, the cataloging code created to replace AACR2. One argument used in favor of RDA was that it would more easily accommodate new formats of materials. Larger libraries often have catalogers who specialize in the cataloging of special format materials such as serials, music, electronic resources, and media materials. Smaller libraries, such as ours, usually do not have that luxury. We will demonstrate our methods of cataloging various special format materials with RDA.

Speakers
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Georgia Baskett

University of Tennessee at Martin
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Heidi Busch

Electronic Resouces Librarian, University of Tennessee at Martin
Electronic Books, Databases, Reading for fun and knowledge!

Sponsors


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Southeast Ballroom B

2:10pm

Tennessee Libraries into the Future: A Kitchen Table Conversation
What do you believe is the future of the library profession in Tennessee? What do you aspire for libraries to become? And how can associations really help us reach our goals? ALA's Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative is seeking your input on innovative ways to transform existing practices to support fulfillment of our shared aspirations. Join us for a candid conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Fuson

Courtney Fuson

Electronic and Educational Resources Librarian, Belmont University
librarian. knitter, sewer, runner, crafter, baker, reader & occasional blogger. mostly Mama for now.
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Courtney Young

American Library Association


Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Southeast Ballroom C

2:10pm

What to Do with a Library Degree: Finding Your Place at the Table
Among the advantages of a library/information sciences degree is versatility. UT SIS alumni share career stories, discuss careers in the field, and take questions. If you are looking to make a new career in libraries or make a change, this session will be one you do not want to miss.

Speakers
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Amy Dye-Reeves

Jefferson County Schools
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Michael Lindsay

Serials/E Resources Librarian, Preston Medical Library UT

Sponsors

Thursday April 23, 2015 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

3:10pm

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Promenade 1

3:10pm

Digital Collections on the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee
Panelists will give an overview of the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee as well as provide information on digitized collections in public and academic libraries across the state.

Speakers
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Glenda Alvin

Assistant Director of Administrative Collection Management, Tennessee State University
I am Associate Professor at the Brown-Daniel Library, an HBCU in Nashville, TN. My responsibilities include databases, books, serials, cataloging, document delivery and preservation. I also manage the link resolver and the electronic resource management system. My column in Against... Read More →
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Sylverna Ford

Dean of Univ Libraries, University Libraries, University of Memphis
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Deborah Lilton

Vanderbilt University


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

3:10pm

Gather ‘Round the Table
How do you create a culture of inclusion where people of all races, ages, and economic levels feel welcome at the same table in a library? Come hear one library’s story of transformation from chaos to harmony.

Speakers
avatar for Dinah Harris

Dinah Harris

Director, Jackson-Madison County Library
Customer Service | Team building


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Southeast Ballroom B

3:10pm

ILS Tennessee User Group Meeting
We’ve been looking forward to seeing you at TLA 2015 for months, and now it’s almost here. We’re particularly excited to share VERSO 4, the latest iteration of our integrated library system, with you. We’d love for you join us for refreshments and Q&A. Jennifer Cowan-Henderson, Resource Sharing Administrator for the Tennessee State Library and Archives, will introduce the Auto-Graphics’ Library Automation Team and will make the parting remarks for our User Group Meeting. Sandy Piver, our VERSO Representative, will host a Q&A session with the help of Albert Flores, VP of Sales.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cowan-Henderson

Jennifer Cowan-Henderson

Director of Planning and Development, Tennessee State Library and Archives
I'm the project manager for the statewide catalog and ILL as well as the head of Planning and Development. I also am project manager or grant monitor for most grants to public libraries that come through the state. I also serve as the State E-rate Coordinator for Public Libraries... Read More →
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Albert Flores

VP of Sales, Auto-Graphics
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Sandy Piver

VERSO Representative, Auto-Graphics


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Director's Row 4

3:10pm

No low-hanging fruit on this STEM! The tricky business of collaborating with STEM education programs
Everyone wants a piece of the STEM action! But how to go about getting it? Join this session and explore ideas for shaping the role of an academic library in STEM programs through faculty collaboration, instruction, assignments, online course integration, and individualized research assistance. Learn about potential future directions for Library/STEM program collaboration and how you might further deepen or begin a relationship with your STEM program.

Speakers
avatar for Chapel Cowden

Chapel Cowden

Health & Science Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
Sci-librarian, dreamer, lover of tea.


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Southeast Ballroom C

3:10pm

Reaching out, drawing in
Three patron outreach concepts have been utilized at Christian Brothers to reach and inform a larger portion of the academic library constituency: The Library Inside Out Fest; the Roving Librarian; and the Faculty Information Literacy Assignment Review. These activities will be explored, as well as those used by Beaman Library, which, with the advent of new leadership, has capitalized on the change to make a huge reach outward.

Speakers
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Benjamin F. Head

Christian Brothers University
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Elizabeth Heffington

Lipscomb University


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Southeast Ballroom A

3:10pm

Summer Research Programs: Untapped Instructional Opportunities for Academic Librarians?
This will be a presentation summarizing my experience coordinating and leading a two-month-long Summer Research Program (SRP) in the Department of Family Medicine at UTHSC. Among other themes, the presentation will cover: the concept of the "Summer Research Program," and the differences between it and the more classic research programs/projects; the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) approach adopted/adapted for this SRP (PBL was originally developed in medical learning environments, and is now being used in many academic programs. Librarians will be encouraged to reflect on whether or not adopting a PBL approach might help give a better and more flexible structure to an SRP); the manner in which academic librarians can become an integral part of (e.g. embedded in) Summer Research Programs on their campuses proactively; and potential challenges facing librarians who may want to coordinate/lead an SRP.

Speakers
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Sharon Tabachnick

UTHSC Family Medicine


Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

3:10pm

Get Hired!
This panel discussion features managers from public, academic, special, and school libraries who are here to give insights into the hiring process so you can be ready when searching for your next job. Come with your questions about job applications, resumes, interviewing or anything else you've wanted to ask a hiring manager.

Moderators
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Richard Groves

Nolensville Public Library

Sponsors

Thursday April 23, 2015 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Directors Row 1

4:10pm

4:10pm

Children's and Young Adult Roundtable Meeting

We will elect a ViceChair/Chair Elect and a Secretary for 2015-2016. So, please pass on any nominations you have for these positions.

We will also discuss presenting a Dia de los Ninos statewide program.

And we will have over 300 FREE YA books to GIVE AWAY (thanks mostly to Memphis Public)

 



Thursday April 23, 2015 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Promenade 2

4:10pm

4:10pm

4:10pm

4:10pm

4:10pm

4:10pm

5:30pm

UT SIS Alumni Gathering
Speakers
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Michael Lindsay

Serials/E Resources Librarian, Preston Medical Library UT


Thursday April 23, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hilton Memphis - Lobby Bar

6:30pm

All-Conference Reception
The National Civil Rights Museum chronicles five centuries of history—from the beginning of resistance during slavery to the seminal events of the late 20th century that inspired people around the world to stand up for equality. Having recently undergone a multimillion-dollar renovation, this state-of-the-art facility is a must-see experience for any visitor to Memphis. A tour of the museum, with new short films, interactive displays, and exhibits, is included in your all-conference reception registration. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served, and a cash bar and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.

Thursday April 23, 2015 6:30pm - 9:30pm
National Civil Rights Museum 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, TN 38103
 
Friday, April 24
 

8:00am

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Promenade 1

8:00am

Annual University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences Student Research Forum
In this annual event, UT School of Information Sciences (SIS) students selected by the SIS faculty present their state-of-the art research on various aspects of library and information science.

Moderators
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Suzie Allard

University of Tennessee, School of Information Sciences

Sponsors

Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Directors Row 1

8:00am

Creating a Welcome Workplace: My Plate, My Place, My Library
The library customer has a healthy appetite that goes beyond books when it comes to information needs. This presentation will highlight the main ingredients of external customers and how to serve them effectively. We will also examine how the library can provide the same type of hospitality to its internal customers. All presenters will provide examples from their respective academic and public library experiences.

Speakers
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Shelia Gaines

Univeristy Libraries University of Memphis
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Carolyn Head

Southwest TN Community College
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Stacey Smith

Memphis Public Library


Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Southeast Ballroom A

8:00am

Design with All in Mind
Presentation Slides

LibGuides can be a useful tool for creating course specific and library-wide websites. But how do we design our LibGuides so that they are useful for every learner? How we display and format text, utilize hyperlinks, and display pictures can all impact learners’ access to and understanding of information on a LibGuide. This session will demonstrate how instructional design and usability practices can be incorporated into the standard LibGuides format to best reach every learner. 

Speakers
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Kate Lewallen

Access Services Librarian, Tennessee Wesleyan College


Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Southeast Ballroom C

8:00am

Everyone and Everything Has A Place: Increasing Connections to Collections
We strive to increase access to collections and connect with audiences. Digitization of collections can help improve workflows, make materials more accessible and create engaging relationships with users. The LYRASIS Digitization Collaborative was designed to assist with digitization needs. The program enables institutions to gain the benefits of a coordinated effort without having to invest in their own infrastructure. A range of materials have been digitized including books, newspapers, archival materials, manuscripts, photographs, maps, microfilm, audio/video & film. Andrea Fowlerwill discuss how Trevecca Nazarene University increased access to its collections. DebbieLee Landi will discuss recent forays of University of the South into audio and video digitization including initial planning, getting partners involved, and considerations with oral history focusing on interviews of those who lived through World War II.

Speakers
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Laurie Gemmill Arp

Director, Collections Services and Community Supported Software, LYRASIS
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Andrea Fowler

Trevecca Nazarene University
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DebbieLee Landi

University of the South


Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

8:00am

TSLA Grant Opportunities
Did you know that there are grants available for things like construction or buying things like computers or archival supplies? Come listen to the opportunities that abound in the grants program provided by the Office of the Secretary of State through the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

Speakers
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Myers Brown

Tennessee State Library and Archives
avatar for Jennifer Cowan-Henderson

Jennifer Cowan-Henderson

Director of Planning and Development, Tennessee State Library and Archives
I'm the project manager for the statewide catalog and ILL as well as the head of Planning and Development. I also am project manager or grant monitor for most grants to public libraries that come through the state. I also serve as the State E-rate Coordinator for Public Libraries... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Southeast Ballroom B

8:00am

When your plate is too full: Collection development timesavers for librarians on the run
Discover timesaving tips and techniques for tracking series, updates, and bestsellers, including EDI, shelf-ready options, and sources for reviews, “best of”• lists, and replenishment lists. Collection development has never been easier! This information will be presented from the point of view of practicing librarians, not as a vendor’s sales pitch.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Hebert

Holly Hebert

Lecturer, MLS Program, Middle Tennessee State University
avatar for Cara Huwieler

Cara Huwieler

Collections Consultant, ProQuest


Friday April 24, 2015 8:00am - 8:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

9:00am

Free Time in Exhibits
The list of exhibitors is available here (on desktop) or under Directory > Exhibitors (on mobile).

Friday April 24, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom A, B

9:00am

Exhibits Open
Get there early -- exhibits will close at 2:00 today. The list of exhibitors is available here (on desktop) or under Directory > Exhibitors (on mobile).

Friday April 24, 2015 9:00am - 2:00pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom A, B

10:00am

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Promenade 1

10:00am

Baby and Me and Momma Makes Three
Learn about providing library services to our youngest patrons through programming that teaches and connects parents with early literacy skills. Lapsit programming brings together parents and babies with music, rhymes, books, finger plays and early literacy skill instruction. Come learn how you may implement this at your library.

Speakers
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Jean Nichols

Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library


Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Southeast Ballroom C

10:00am

Connecting the Community: Innovating Internet Lending Programs in Public Libraries
Learn about the success of Spring Hill’s Wi-Fi hotspot lending program which is allowing its patrons unlimited high-speed internet access at home or anywhere in the nation with a simple visit to the library.

Speakers
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Alan Couch

Spring Hill Public Library
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T-Mobile

Account Manager, T-Mobile
Digital learning solutions


Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

10:00am

Digital Marketing Strategies for Libraries
The library's shift from physical to digital marketing presents it with a unique opportunity to re-categorize itself in the minds of its users. However, we have seen that effective digital marketing requires a different approach than traditional marketing.

Speakers
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Chuck Hodgin

Belmont University


Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Directors Row 1

10:00am

Engaging One-Shots
Do you wish the college students in your one-shot instruction classes were more engaged in learning? Don't know what to do with that student sleeping in the back row? Learn tips and strategies adapted from K-12 teaching methods to improve lesson structure and behavior management, resulting in better learning outcomes and student success.

Speakers
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DeAnne Luck

Austin Peay State University



Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Southeast Ballroom B

10:00am

New Ways of Brainstorming
Brainstorming is more than just tossing out ideas. In order to have a successful brainstorming session you need to identify the problem/goal, assemble the right team, create the right atmosphere, and have a facilitator that can lead and listen. Learn about new techniques of brainstorming and walk through a couple of example sessions to see how you can take these techniques back to your team.

Speakers
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Lindsey Patrick

Nashville Public Library


Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Southeast Ballroom A

10:00am

YOUR Place at the Table: The Vital Role of Front-Line Staff in Standards Implementation
With the introduction of the new Tennessee Standards for Non-Metropolitan Public Libraries this year, a lot of emphasis has been placed on the demands put upon the work of library directors and trustees by the Standards. With this presentation, I would like to discuss how the Standards, and the new technological expectations contained within those standards, will relate to the front-line and non-administrative staff. The program will focus mostly on the technology expectations and how programs like TEL and R.E.A.D.S. play an important role for libraries of all levels in the implementation of the new Standards.

Speakers
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Amy Kimani

Assistant Director, Holston River Regional Library


Friday April 24, 2015 10:00am - 10:50am
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

11:00am

Trustees and Friends Luncheon
Speakers
avatar for Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa

Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association
Miguel Figueroa works at the American Library Association's new Center for the Future of Libraries, a project to help identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. Miguel has held previous positions as Director of Member Programs at the American Theological Library... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 24, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom C

12:40pm

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Promenade 1

12:40pm

Beyond Appetizers: Using Digital Resources to Enhance Reference Research
With additional digital resources available, research employing primary sources is as close as the nearest electronic device. Search Google Scholar, Google Books, digital archives, and electronic newspapers and journals more effectively and efficiently. Sample the possibilities at this banquet table, where the menu is as varied as it is delectable.

Speakers
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Pamela Dennis

University of Memphis



Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Southeast Ballroom C

12:40pm

Designing and Flipping Library Instruction for English Composition at a Community College
This presentation will recount the experience of two librarians as they designed a flipped library instruction module for English composition students to finish at home prior to in-library, guided research instruction sessions. We will discuss the process by which we designed the flipped instruction to address specific ACRL information literacy standards, and then built teaching materials using a wide range of educational webtools. We will discuss the challenges we met in implementing flipped instruction for Composition students, including gaining faculty buy-in and cooperation and scheduling guided research sessions for almost 1,000 students on four campuses. Time will be given at the end of the presentation for a discussion of lessons learned and future plans for the instruction program.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lewis

Julie Lewis

Emerging Technologies/Reference Librarian, Walters State Community College
I most enjoy designing instruction and curriculum for information literacy and integrating technology when it's helpful. I spend most of my time teaching research skills to classes and doing one-on-one research consultations.
avatar for Audrey Shoemaker

Audrey Shoemaker

Reference and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Walters State Community College
I love helping students learn to navigate the information landscape, both in school and outside of it. My favorite part of my job is teaching in a classroom full of interested students and using humor to keep them engaged.


Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Southeast Ballroom A

12:40pm

From Chinet™ to Fine China: Integrating Interlibrary Loan and Collection Development in the 21st Century Academic Library

This presentation offers many possibilities about ways the service of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can assist in identifying materials needed in academic as well as public libraries. A brief overview of ILL is presented with options for identifying and securing items for the collection. Considerations from very informal to a highly structured system to use with ILLiad are discussed. Patron Driven Acquisitions, Buy Instead of Borrow, and the Getting It System Toolkit (GIST),which can be used through ILLiad, are just a few of the topics covered. Questions and answers will conclude the presentation.


Speakers
avatar for Gail Perkins Barton

Gail Perkins Barton

Interlibrary Loan Librarian, University of Memphis
Gail Perkins Barton is a former educator who has directed activities of Interlibrary Loan for 11 years. She was employed at Samford University near Birmingham, AL and while there, completed the MLIS at the University of AL. Gail is now the Interlibrary Loan Librarian and Collection... Read More →


Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

12:40pm

Good News about Old News: Newspaper Research in the Digital Age
Librarians who work with historical collections are presented with a variety of free and for-pay newspaper databases. This lecture will explore the major databases and discuss the research value and strengths and weaknesses of each.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Sherrill

Chuck Sherrill

Tennessee State Library and Archives


Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

12:40pm

Serving birth up to adult English Language Learners
English Learners are those people for whom English is not their first language. Public, school and academic libraries serve these people from birth to adulthood. This presentation will provide an overview of best practices for all and continue a professional discussion on how to better serve this growing population. The Media Center of Tusculum Elementary School in Nashville serves a diverse group of students with 20 home languages represented; the majority of students are English language learners.

Speakers
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Courtney Haley

Metro Nashville Public Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Directors Row 1

12:40pm

So You Think You Have a Plan: Disaster Planning, Disaster Effects and Emotional Aftermath
Disaster planning typically is left for later thought and review during libraries’ policy and procedure-making efforts. It may seem to be an unlikely event or an overwhelming task. However, when we engage in current media, we should realize that disasters are more probable than not. To be proactive, we must document NOW what we have, know in advance what to do, and have a current list of those to contact. Through it all, we must prepare for the physical and mental stress and the emotional aftermath in surviving a disaster.

Speakers
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Janet Walker

South Cheatham Public Library
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Laura Winfrey

Somerville-Fayette County Library


Friday April 24, 2015 12:40pm - 1:30pm
Southeast Ballroom B

1:40pm

Career Services
Resume reviews and career assistance


Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Promenade 1

1:40pm

A Little A La Carte and Pass the Spice!
Sometimes we do not want the main entrée, sometimes we want à la carte. Small independent colleges are more like à la carte items because they specialize in jam-packed programs that prepare students for a career. Librarians at these colleges assist their students in library and research skills plus anything else. Two colleges in the Memphis area are adding spice to the menu by sharing their tasks and libraries.

Speakers
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Willetta Grady

National College
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Patrick O'Daniel

L'Ecole Culinaire



Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Directors Row 1

1:40pm

A Place at the Table for the Health Consumer: the UT Medical Center Health Information Center
For health consumers, information can be feast or famine in a fast food wilderness. At UT Medical Center’s Health Information Center, Preston Medical Library staff offer a soothing space and nutritious information at point of need, including a consumer health book collection. Services range from TEL to comfort dogs.

Speakers
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Martha Earl

Assistant Director, University of Tennessee Preston Medical Library
Library leadership, reference, instruction, EBM, consumer health, outreach
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Kelsey Leonard

University of Tennessee

Sponsors

Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Southeast Ballroom B

1:40pm

Badging: Strategies for Success
Learn how to create a successful badging program! Some of the pitfalls of getting such a program off the ground will be highlighted. Discussion will center around when and when not to implement a badging program, as well as some of the tools for doing so.

Speakers
avatar for Cody Behles

Cody Behles

Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Memphis
avatar for Rachel Scott

Rachel Scott

Integrated Library Systems Librarian, University of Memphis

Sponsors


Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

1:40pm

Revitalizing Reading Incentive Programs
This program focuses on maintaining and revitalizing your reading incentive programs for a short or long duration. A section of the program will be devoted to brainstorming new and exciting ways that will be sure to keep your students interested in reading for years!

Speakers
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Amy Dye-Reeves

Jefferson County Schools


Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Southeast Ballroom A

1:40pm

So You Won a Grant, Now What?
This presentation will provide useful information for developing programs and finding grants to fund them. But, more importantly, we will discuss the chaos that ensues after winning grants: navigating the implementation, tracking information for reporting, spreading the word about your program, and plans for continuing the work once the award program is over. Large grants, particularly those with federal money involved, can be overwhelming, and this presentation will share some important lessons learned.

Speakers
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Jillian Rael

Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library


Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

1:40pm

Williamson Public Library's Publishing Adventure
Come and hear how the Williamson County Public Library published two books and created their own Academy Park Press Imprint. Your library can begin their own publishing adventure for a little money and we will tell you how.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown

Catalog Librarian, Williamson County Public Library
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Dolores Greenwald

Williamson County Public Library

Sponsors

Friday April 24, 2015 1:40pm - 2:30pm
Southeast Ballroom C

2:40pm

Career Services
Feedback and advice on resumes, cover letters, interviewing, applying, job searching, etc.  Whether you want to overhaul your resume, apply for a job, or ask a question or two about networking to advance your career, come on by!  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Sharon Holderman (sholderman@tntech.edu) or drop in during any session.


Friday April 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Promenade 1

2:40pm

Digging into Data: Mining Statistical Gold from the Reference Desk
In the past year, both the UTC Library and the Austin Peay State University Library made significant changes to improve their data collection and analysis at the reference desks. Attend this presentation to learn what changes were made, how they were implemented, and how they have provided new opportunities for understanding and improving reference desk interactions. Included in this presentation will be an overview of the methods used to track quantitative and qualitative statistics at the reference desk, including the READ scale and Qualtrics survey software.

Speakers
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Christopher Bowron

Austin Peay State University
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Virginia Cairns

Instruction Librarian, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
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Chantelle Swaren

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Nicole Tekulve

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga



Friday April 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom E

2:40pm

Everyone Has a Place at the Table. Now What?
You know how you feel after a really good meeting...ignited, excited, empowered...part of something larger than yourself?! Meetings can inspire community, spark ideas, and advance progress toward establishing and achieving goals. Meetings can also be enervating--a frustrating waste of time for everyone involved. Panelists from will share ideas for how to prepare for and facilitate good meetings--in-person and online.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Knowlton

Steven Knowlton

Collection Development Librarian, University of Memphis
I'm very interested in innovative metrics to help us learn more about what patrons really want from a library and how they use the library
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Bess Robinson

University of Memphis
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Perveen Rustomfram

University Libraries, University of Memphis



Friday April 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Directors Row 1

2:40pm

How is the Table Shifting?
This session expands on the talk given at the Trustees/Friends luncheon on findings and work of the Center for the Future of Libraries (along with other bodies, such as Pew and the Aspen Institute.) There will be signficant time for questions and answers.

Speakers
avatar for Miguel Figueroa

Miguel Figueroa

Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries, American Library Association
Miguel Figueroa works at the American Library Association's new Center for the Future of Libraries, a project to help identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. Miguel has held previous positions as Director of Member Programs at the American Theological Library... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday April 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Tennessee Grand Ballroom D

2:40pm

Let's Get Cooking! Integrating the Cooking Experience with the Tennessee State Standards
The Tennessee State Standards are now a part of the education process, and as librarians we have the opportunity to come alongside our schools and support them with out-of-the-box ideas that will stimulate children to learn, grow, and thrive. Cooking offers a fun, creative environment where the child uses hands-on experiences to learn. Through cooking we can integrate math, language arts, instructional learning, non-fiction elements, social learning, cultural diversity, nutrition, and multi-sensory education. When we cook we use all five senses, become fully engaged in the learning process, and retain more of the teaching. Teachers are asked to do more with less and we have an opportunity to bring what we have at our library "to the table."

Speakers
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Janet Walker

South Cheatham Public Library


Friday April 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Southeast Ballroom B

2:40pm

Unlocking memories with primary sources
The Memphis Journal Writing Project utilizes archival primary source material as inspiration for the exploration of memory and thought. Integrating historical source material, creative writing techniques, and sample readings, a unique environment emerges where participants can write their own histories while learning more about archival collections and our shared history.

Speakers
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Sarah Frierson

Memphis Public Library & Information Center


Friday April 24, 2015 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Southeast Ballroom C